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June 21, 2017

Birth control apps are helping women circumvent the war on reproductive rights

Women can now download an app to help take autonomy over their own bodies.

Poland makes emergency contraception a prescription-only drug — even for rape survivors

There's a relatively small time frame in which emergency contraception is effective. Requiring prescriptions may mean many Polish women will go without.
May 30, 2017

This mother fears for her daughter following Trump’s proposed Medicaid cuts

Bill Cosby publicists insist speaking tour has nothing to do with sexual assault

Ebonee Benson and Andrew Wyatt accused the media of twisting Wyatt's words, when really there is a video record of his announcement.

Third Vanderbilt football player, Brandon Banks, convicted in rape case

A jury found Brandon Banks guilty on one count of aggravated rape and one count of sexual battery, sending him to a probable 15 years in prison.
June 23, 2017

What does consent look like on a show like 'Bachelor in Paradise'?

Warner Bros. has cleared the allegations involving Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson, leaving many questions about consent on the show in its wake.

Bill Cosby juror didn't believe Andrea Constand because Constand wore "bare midriff" to Cosby's home

This juror's response to Constand's testimony is victim blaming 101.

In North Carolina, women can't withdraw consent after giving it

The state's consent law says that once someone gives consent, they can't revoke it.

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman was catcalled on stage and it didn't go well

Hall of fame hockey player Marcel Dionne yelled "Look at those legs!" while onstage with Raisman at the 2017 NHL Awards.

How the Senate's draft health care plan could affect reproductive services

It is very close to the House's version of the bill, and would block federal funding for Planned Parenthood for a year.
June 22, 2017

Jury in Bill Cosby case voted 10-2 in favor of conviction, according to juror report

2 jurors prevented the unanimous vote prosecutors needed to convict Bill Cosby of criminal charges, according to an account given to ABC News.

Florida higher-ed official says "women's genetics" cause the wage gap, apologizes

Ed Morton, a Florida university system board member, suggested women's genetics could be preventing them from negotiating higher pay.

Australian Sen. Larissa Waters gives speech to Parliament while breastfeeding like it's NBD

When you have to address the resurgence of black lung within the coal mining industry, but your daughter is also hungry...

Girl Scouts to offer badges in cybersecurity, hacking

Because girls need cyber skills, too.

Danielle Brooks wants to redefine roles for "someone who is bigger than a size 6"

After wrapping up a Broadway debut and season five of 'Orange is the New Black,' the actress has high hopes for what's to come.
June 21, 2017

Bill Cosby's lawyers are so confident about his retrial that they might even have him testify

"We never ruled it out. He's a very charismatic and articulate person."

If you care about reproductive rights, pay attention to what is happening in Iowa

What's happening in Iowa has already happened in Texas, and could soon happen nationwide.

Women in Canada have no legal recourse against pickup artists filming them

While women could bring a civil suit against someone who films them without permission, it's unlikely they'd win.

Gal Gadot was paid only $300,000 for 'Wonder Woman'

Gadot's paycheck is shockingly low as compared to many other male superhero leads.

Anti-Planned Parenthood filmmaker may be jailed for new secret footage

David Daleiden, the man behind the Planned Parenthood sting videos, is back at it — and so are his lawyers.