Radical, feminist, nuns? Certainly not what I had in high school. These super sisters will be setting off on bus tour to promote and support Obama's Affordable Care Act and its no co-pay contraception mandate. [Ms. Blog]
ABC Family's Bunheads (because clearly, we need more shows made by white people about white people, right? RIGHT?) received some criticism from Shonda Rhimes for its lack of diversity. What else is new? Here's what's wrong and how/why we could do better. [XO Jane]
Speaking of Yellowface, has anyone seen that new terrible video by Coldplay, featuring Rihanna? Nothing like hypersexualized ambiguously "Asian" bodies. And y'all thought Nicki Minaj and R. Kelly were as bad as it could get. Nope! Rihanna and Chris Martin take the cake. [YouTube]
War on drugs, or war on women? Gender-based violence in on the rise in Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala. Increased militarization certainly isn't helping the matter. [Feministing]
Sexual libertines don't understand the nature and purpose of sex? Because they don't understand religious liberty??? Chill out, Helene Alvare. We want our contraceptives, and we don't want to pay for them, so back off! [Salon]
According to this report from the 4th Estate, women are significantly underrepresented in 2012 election coverage in major media outlets, even when it comes to women's issues. Sigh. At least the bad news is presented using good infographics? [4th Estate]
Five Wives Vodka has been banned in Idaho for its offensive label. What do you think? [Buzzfeed]
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Argentina's senate unanimously approved a groundbreaking gender identity law that allows people to change their listed gender at the civil registry and access medical care like hormonal treatment or surgery as part of their public healthcare.