• The National Advocates for Pregnant Women is filing the first federal lawsuit challenging fetal endangerment laws on behalf of Alicia Beltran, a pregnant Wisconsin woman who was court-ordered into 78-day stay at a drug treatment center to protect her fetus from an addiction she had already ended. [Feministing]
• A new study finds that the two HPV vaccines currently available don't cover the strains of HPV most prevalent among black women. Merck, the creators of Gardasil, are in the final stages of developing a new vaccine that will cover those additional strains. [NBC]
• This is the first year that the LGBT film festival in China was not disrupted by the police. The Advocate asks if this symbolizes progress for China, where TV shows and movies with LGBT themes are censored. [The Advocate]
• Simone Jhingoor thought she was going on the Today show to talk about her work with the Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation, which works on family- and child-friendly development projects in the Bronx. Joke's on you, sister—no one wants to hear from you unless you're accepting a surprise marriage proposal! [Slate]
• Jaclyn Friedman runs down the disturbing list of how the Men's Rights movement is relying on an increasingly violent set of tactics to make the case that feminists are the enemy. [The American Prospect]
• Many horror fans will argue that their fave movies are just good scary fun, but Holly Derr makes a persuasive case that such films have a long history of reflecting the social and political climate in which they were made. [Ms.]
• Three 6 year old girls in California started their own skateboarding group: Pink Helmet Posse. The girls write on their website, "We know it can be intimidating, but we're here to show you that skateboarding is not just for boys." Awesome! [Huffington Post]
• The "pink-washing" of breast cancer awareness campaigns simultaneously masks the real experiences of breast cancer survivors and contributes to social expectations that women minimize their own pain in favor of continuing to care for those around them. [Feministing Community]
• Street harassment doesn't always stop after a few catcalls—sometimes it escalates to physical and sexual violence. Here are three ideas about how to stop harassers and call out behavior that expresses entitlement to women's bodies. [Ms.]
• Unfortunately, we still haven't found a suitable solution to the "revenge porn" trend. Women often have no recourse when photos of them appear online, and criminalization doesn't seem like it will offer an answer either. [Mashable]
• More and more young people in Japan are choosing not to date, marry, or have children. Many see this as a cause for alarm, but the people interviewed in this Guardian article sound pretty happy. Is tech-driven modern culture depriving us of relationships, or destigmatizing singledom? [The Guardian]
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Here's all the feminist news on our radar this morning.
• First, the NSA spied on American citizens. Then it spied on French citizens. Then it spied on the Mexican government. How much more ridiculous can this get? [Al Jazeera]
• When "Think Pink" is really more like "Think Profit": The NFL makes a ton of money off selling breast cancer awareness promotional pink merchandise this month, giving only a small slice of profits to the American Cancer Society. [Philly.com]
Happy Friday! It's time for another special edition of our daily roundup, this time of news that is both unsurprising and deeply, thoroughly depressing. Get ready to be simultaneously weary and outaged!
• In related news, Slate's Emily Yoffe really thought she was dropping a truth bomb when she penned this article telling college women not to drink. Women are more likely to experience rape when alcohol is involved? Wow, Emily, you don't say. Hey, here's what else is involved when women are raped: rapists. [Slate, Feministing]
• Overt sexism at a comic con? You don't say! (Added reminder: If you're a nerd who's throughly over this bullshit, you probably already know that this weekend is Geek Girl Con, but I'm going to mention it anyway because it's one of the few cons where entitlement to female bodies isn't billed as a selling point.)