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Todd Akin takes back his apology for his ‘legitimate rape’ comments. See the Huffington Post.

An American judge advocates corrective rape for lesbians. See Pink News.

The abrupt closing of Crumbs Bake Shop prompts the potential sexism embedded in cupcake discourse. See Slate.

Buzzfeed illuminates the 17 times that cartoon characters have encouraged you to be a feminist.

New period panties break some of the taboos around menstruation. See Art in Fact.

The buffer zones protecting health facilities in New York remain in tact. See My Champlain Valley.

According to the Feminist Majority Foundation, Georgia has become the 25th state to ban insurance coverage of abortions.

While being a prostitute is legal in Sweden, paying one is not. See Buzzfeed.

Buzzfeed shows 14 women who say why they do not need need feminism.

Total Sorority Move responds to the women against feminism listed above.

A student at Hobart and William Smith Colleges reveals that she was sexually assaulted three weeks into her freshman year and how her school handled her sexual assault complaint. See the New York Times.

A teenage girl convinces her high school to abandon its abstinence-only education class. See Think Progress.

The Washington Post describes how Syrian refugee women are facing harassment.

Everyday Sexism composed a list of 10 ways men can combat sexist entitlement in public.

As abortion clinics close in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, women are forced to travel to access such services. See Aljazeera America.

A child dismantles Fox News’ panic over gender-neutral bathrooms. See Media Matters for America.

Thought Catalog lists 50 out-dated, ridiculous ways to be a woman.

A study proves that women CEOs are good for businesses. See the Huffington Post.

A mother exposes Lands’ End in a letter for suggesting that only boys wear science shirts. See the Huffington Post.

The Church of England has finally agreed that women can become bishops next year. See the Guardian.

Cosmopolitan analyzes why pro-choice groups are going on the offensive.

Vanessa Williams confesses to Oprah that she was molested by an older girl when she was 10 years old. See Jezebel.

Jill Abramson advises young women to be authentic. See the Huffington Post.

Apple refuses to engrave the words ‘clit’ or ‘vagina’ on its products even though it is willing to engrave ‘dick’ and ‘penis.’ See Care2.

A village leader in India ordered the rape of a 14-year-old. See NPR.

Research finds that there are 170,000 FGM victims in the UK, a number that has doubled since 2004. See Desert Flower Foundation.

An assistant professor at the University of Illinois explores the incidence of sexual harassment and assault in STEM. See Fast Company.

A judge overturns the gay marriage ban in Florida Keys. See the Huffington Post.

According to the Guardian, sexual violence against older women is often ignored or unreported.

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