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The Huffington Post explains why the New York Times fired its executive editor, Jill Abramson.

The New Yorker analyzes why Jill Abramson was fired.

Ms. Magazine Blog underscores how the firing of Jill Abramson proves that power fears women.

The Huffington Post refers to Jill Abramson’s ouster as a reminder that leaning in is not enough to maintain female leadership.

According to the Slate, Jill Abramson was a role model for young women at the New York Times.

Bitch Magazine lists 5 reasons why Jill Abramson’s firing matters.

Prompted by Jill Abramson’s abrupt firing, PolicyMic extrapolated from her experience and created 5 charts that show the reality of female leadership.

Zosie Mamet of HBO’s Girls describes the rigid definition of success placed on women. See the Huffington Post.

In a message sent to the White House, over 30 leaders of faith-based groups across the US urged Obama to ensure safe access to abortions throughout the world as a US foreign policy. See the Huffington Post.

Women seeking abortions in Texas must now drive over 3 hours to the nearest abortion clinic and cross border patrol checkpoints. See Women’s E News.

The New Hampshire house approved a bill that would create a 25-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics. See RH Reality Check.

The Louisiana State Legislature passed a bill that could force three of the state’s five abortion clinics to close, requiring that doctors performing abortions must have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. See the New York Times.

The Huffington Post illustrates how long you have to wait in each state for an abortion.

Wendy Davis was greeted in Los Angeles by life-sized posters depicting her as an “Abortion Barbie.” See the Huffington Post.

A writer for RH Reality Check insists that poor women are not having babies for money.

A pregnant Sudanese woman was sentenced to death after she refused to renounce her Christian faith. See Fox News and ABC news.

The New York Times tries to determine what pregnant women want.

The refusal to criminalize marital rape in India is a reminder of how women do not truly have rights over their own bodies. See PolicyMic.

Rape is being used as a tool of ethnic violence in South Sudan. See Women Under Siege Project.

Columbia University graduates wear red tape to stand in solidarity with rape survivors. See Jezebel.

Soraya Chemaly, a writer for the Huffington Post, lists 50 true facts about rape.

Buzzfeed defines and introduces the major elements of rape culture.

Pamela Anderson confesses that she is a survivor of rape and sexual abuse. See Salon and Jezebel.

Zerlina Maxwell exposes the lies that American women constantly confront in society. See PolicyMic.

A writer for Outside describes how street harassment can ruin a nice jog and offers solutions for how to overcome this obstacle.

Seth Rogen describes the flaws in the portrayal of marriages in movies. See the Huffington Post.

Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Solange broke their post-elevator attack silence by reinforcing their family bond. See the NY Daily News.

Only 9 American films have passed the Bechdel Test so far in 2014. See Jezebel.

PolicyMic and Buzzfeed introduced Feminist Frank, a meme that proves that men who you least suspect can be feminists too.

Even though the United States officially banned female genital mutilation in 1996, it has lagged in implementing the law and keeping accurate records. See the Huffington Post.

An Egyptian doctor will stand trial on charges of female genital mutilation. See the Guardian.

According to The Bangladesh Today, 66% of girls get married before the age of 18 in Bangladesh.

Teenage Syrian girls are sold into forced marriages to save their families. See Buzzfeed.

A study shows that female politicians with feminine faces may have a better chance of winning elections. See the Huffington Post.

Michelle Obama attended the Topeka Public Schools Senior Recognition Program and spoke on the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. See msnbc.

Famous authors explain what feminism is. See the Huffington Post.

In France, boys wear skirts to school to fight sexism. See Buzzfeed.

The Atlantic discusses whether paid menstrual leave should be implemented.

The Senate confirms the first Native-American women as federal judge. See Huffington Post.

Even if the Nigerian school girls are freed by Boko Haram, their struggle will not be over. See Human Rights Watch.

According to the LA Times, Nigerian women should be regarded as heroines with respect to their willingness to demand the world’s attention.

Think Progress explores how the world stopped caring about the kidnapped Nigerian Girls.

A federal judge rules that Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. See Think Progress.

The Wire released photos from Oregon’s first same-sex marriages.

Costa Rica displays the Gay Pride Flag at the Presidential Palace. See Huffington Post.

A federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled that the state’s law banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. See Think Progress.

Hooters says the rape joke on its Facebook page was the result of a hack. See the Huffington Post and Jezebel.

Buzzfeed reveals 15 sexist advertisements from the 1970s.

Rebecca Solnit, the author behind ‘mansplaining,’ describes the origins of her famous term. See the Salon.

Rebecca Solnit also writes about how feminism has started a war of gender roles. See the Nation.

In Georgia, you can carry a gun, but you need a prescription for a vibrator. See Alternet.

Care2 explores the backwards logic of US maternity leave.

The Huffington Post explains how soccer is empowering women in South Africa.

Think Progress shows that a woman with perfect grades is worth, income-wise, a man with a 2.0 GPA.

A few Thai women defy conservative Buddhism to reinstate ancient order together. See the Diplomat.

The same-sex education program in Florida has created very different learning environments for boys and girls. See Jezebel.

Airbrushed iconic paintings highlight the flaws in today’s female beauty standards. See PolicyMic.

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