Links We Love

Malala Yousafzai celebrates her 18th birthday by opening a school for Syrian refugees. See NBC.

A federal appeals court strikes down nuns’ efforts to avoid the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. See The Atlantic.

The Huffington Post provides an important perspective on society’s obsession with celebrity male feminists.

Alternet highlights why Serena Williams is so important for black womanhood.

Caitlyn Jenner talks privilege, acceptance, and violence against trans individuals in her ESPY speech. See Vox.

Transgender Americans will finally be able to serve openly in the military. See Think Progress.

The Pacific Standard provides a humorous briefing on this week’s latest in the patriarchy.

NPR features Robin Thede, late night comedy head writer.

Ruby Rose discusses her exploration of gender identity, and her ultimate decision not to transition. See the Huffington Post.

The results are in: Americans need publicly funded birth control. See the New York Times.

IBM is launching a program to allow their working mom’s to ship home breast milk from business trips, cost-free. See CNN.

A suffragist’s descendant is fighting to correct the gender imbalance among Central Park’s statues. See Women in the World.

Five Thirty Eight shares new research challenging the notion that most rapists are serial offenders.

Thursday’s Google Doodle celebrates Ida B. Wells’ 153rd birthday. See TIME.

In order to really address sexual assault, educators need to start the conversation early. See the New York Times.

Lena Dunham is starting a feminist e-newsletter, coming this Fall. See Good.

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