Forty-two years ago this month, we celebrated a victory for equality and personal autonomy. The prohibition on legal abortion technically ended with the Roe v. Wade decision in the 1973 that Americans have the right to terminate a pregnancy before the point of viability no matter where they live or what their life circumstances.
• A horrifying new study shows that a lot of men don't think rape is rape. From the study: "Almost a third of the men (31.7 percent) said that in a consequence-free situation, they'd force a woman to have sexual intercourse, while 13.6 percent said they would rape a woman." [New York Mag]
• In the wake of the attack on Charlie Hebdo’s offices in Paris, the National Front, France’s far-right political party, is seizing the opportunity to drive home its xenophobic message “The French Come First.” [Slate]