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TIME released a list of 41 women of 2014 and the influence they have had on politics, culture, sports, activism and business.

A writer describes the overall reluctance to use the word rape and label perpetrators as rapists. See the Guardian.

In an op-ed for the Huffington Post, an author explains why she does not tell stories about her own sexual assault.

As sexual assault remains prevalent on college campuses, college administrations focus more on creating safe spaces and maintaining their images. See Buzzfeed.

Brown University decided to allow a rapist who choked his victim back on campus. See the Huffington Post.

According to the Huffington Post, reporting college sexual assaults to the police may not result in more convictions.

Futures without Violence provides a guide as to how to prevent sexual assault on campus.

Gurbaksh “G” Chahal has worked out a plea deal after brutal assaulting his girlfriend, Juliet Kakish, that reduces 45 felony counts based on 117 alleged acts of violence to two misdemeanor charges with probation and a $500 fine. See the Good Men Project.

Jezebel questions how America would respond to two-woman presidential ticket.

Jon Stewart underscores the flaws in questioning whether Hillary Clinton will run for president due to her upcoming role as a grandmother. See the Daily Show.

Justice Gorla Rohini was sworn in as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court and is the first woman Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court. See the Indian Express.

The Guardian analyzes why toymakers continue to market gender stereotypes.

Buzzfeed released a video portraying the absurdity of childhood gender roles in adult life.

Coolsculpting, a new surgery that has been developed in California, can freeze unwanted fat and give patients artificial thigh gaps. See Hello Giggles.

After Rio Grande Valley’s biggest outdoor market was raided last summer over suspicion that it was selling birth control, Texan women have experienced how limited their options really are. See msnbc.

American Civil Liberties Union listed 6 moments of progress for reproductive rights over the past month.

YWCA explains the impact of racism on the lives of women.

Even though fewer black women use drugs than white women, black women are more likely to be blamed for their pregnancy outcomes. See RH Reality Check.

The University of Alabama’s sororities still resist integration. See Buzzfeed.

A woman shares the 5 most surprising things about her abortion. See Liberal America.

Chile is starting to consider legalizing abortions in certain circumstances. See the Guardian.

Georgia governor signed a bill into a law that will ban insurance coverage of abortions. See RH Reality Check.

In Michigan, a woman must purchase an additional insurance policy if she wants to receive reimbursement for an abortion. See the Huffington Post.

Florida legislature approved a bill that would further restrict future abortions. See RH Reality Check.

2 justices of the Alabama Supreme Court argued for jailing women who terminate pregnancies. See RH Reality Check.

The only abortion clinic in Mississippi is facing shutdown. See msnbc.

Spain’s LGBT elderly community is expecting its first retirement home. See the Huffington Post.

In a BYU survey used to better understand students’ views on ‘marriage and same-sex attraction,’ students were only given the option to identify as heterosexual. See Think Progress.

NationSwell explains how the 77-cent figure does not paint a complete picture of the wage gap.

Feministing focuses on the importance of the gender gap in children’s allowances.

PolicyMic outlines 17 lies that we need to stop teaching girls about sex.

A writer for the New York Times describes how the media has a woman problem.

The Salon responded to the NYT’s piece about the media’s ‘woman problem’ and argued the need to ban the phrase entirely.

A leaked phone directory revealed that none of Amazon’s top female employees report directly to the CEO. See Think Progress.

Only 4 out of 21 speakers at the Facebook conference are women. See the Huffington Post.

Codebabes is a new website that offers coding lessons taught by barely clothed women. See PolicyMic.

A writer for ELLE believes that the new app Kitestring could have prevented her friend’s rape.

Self-defense and empowerment classes designed to provide girls with tools to prevent rape reduced the number of sexual assaults in Kenya. See Reuters.

After being scrutinized for his sexist comments in the Yahoo Kids’ Q&A, Andrew Garfield insists that he was born a feminist. See Cosmopolitan.

Sophia Bush expresses that men have to fight for female empowerment too. See the Huffington Post.

In a study, professors were more likely to respond to white men than women or students of other races. See the Scientific American.

The Los Angeles Times exposes the mistreatment of professional cheerleaders.

The New York Times connects the behavior gap between kindergarten boys and girls to economic realities.

Two weeks after the mass abduction of 200 Nigerian girls, the US media remains silent. See the Salon.

Nigerian women march to demand that the government finds the kidnapped school girls. See Think Progress.

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