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Federal Judges Weigh Gay Marriage Cases From Four States
NPR
August 7, 2014

The outcome of the hearing could put more pressure on the Supreme Court to make a decision on states' same-sex marriage bans.

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You Can Thank World War I for Your Bra
jezebel
August 6, 2014

Turns out World War I was responsible for more than Spanish flu and modernist novels read by college freshmen: The conflict also helped American women kick the corset and embrace the bra.

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Watch now! The trailer for "L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin"
AfterEllen.com
August 6, 2014

The documentary airs on Showtime this Friday night.

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Actress Laverne Cox to support Phoenix transgender woman fighting conviction
azfamily.com Phoenix
August 6, 2014

A student and activist convicted under Phoenix's "manifesting" prostitution ordinance plans to file an appeal, and she is getting support from an Emmy-nominated actress, as well as the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona.

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How This Lesbian Couple Is Choosing Their Family Name Is Literally Game-Changing
huffingtonpost.com
August 6, 2014

Couples everywhere are finding new and creative ways to name their families. Until recently -- and even now -- in many cultures it's considered traditional for women to give up their last name and take on their partner's when they marry, but then-...

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Whipping Girl: two articles (plus thoughts on autogynephilia as the transgender equivalent of slut-shaming)
juliaserano.blogspot.com
August 5, 2014

Some of you may be aware of an article entitled "What Is a Woman? The dispute between radical feminism and transgenderism." I do not have the time to write a formal response, but since I am one of the few trans voices included in the article, I feel compelled to make a few points ...

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The New Yorker’s Skewed History of Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminism Ignores Actual Trans Women
Autostraddle
August 5, 2014

Michelle Goldberg’s latest piece for The New Yorker, which investigates the conflict between trans-exclusionary radical feminists and the transgender population. Sadly, what she presents is a disturbingly one-sided view of the situation that relies on heavily anecdotal evidence ...

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First Look: Amy Adams And Christoph Waltz In Tim Burton's
The Playlist
August 4, 2014

Tim Burton's "Big Eyes," is the story of art enthusiasts Margaret and Walter Keane. However, when their relationship dissolved, Margaret took Walter to court, claiming he took credit for the paintings she actually created ...

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The real reason French women have stopped sunbathing topless | Fashion
theguardian.com
August 4, 2014

According to French Elle, women have stopped sunbathing topless in France. Morwenna Ferrier asks two French women why they do, and don't, and finds out it has very little to do with health scares

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Why do these lionesses in Botswana have manes? (Science Alert)
sciencealert.com.
August 4, 2014

A population of lions in Botswana appear to be carrying a genetic disorder which causes them to grow manes... In fact, while they are treated as females within their own prides, outside their family group they are thought of as males...

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