Friday News Bites: Teenage Brains! Supersized Saturn! Lady Ghostbusters!

Happy Friday, everyone! In addition to all the sciencin’ and entertainment news, we have some politics-related stories to cover, so let’s get started:

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This Week in Misogyny Isn’t a Grave Threat to Fraternities

Happy Friday, ladyblogland! This week we’ll talk about two new campaigns to bring feminism to the masses, a truly absurd amount of terribleness, and a math lesson from John Oliver. (As usual, trigger warnings for just about everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Isn’t a Grave Threat to Fraternities

Friday News Bites: #Ferguson Updates, #ALSIceBucketChallenge + More

Goodness, it’s been quite the week for social justice, to understate it. Just when we thought the protesters vs. police  in Ferguson, Missouri, had finally calmed somewhat, law enforcement overreacted again. This and more, after the jump:

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This Week in Misogyny (With a Side of Transmisogyny)

I took last week off from recapping the misogynistic crap in the news because, for once, I couldn’t find that much to report on! But then this week happened, and it’s like the world decided to make up for lost time. I should have known. Read More This Week in Misogyny (With a Side of Transmisogyny)

This Week in Misogyny 2: Abortion Boogaloo

It’s been an abortion-palooza across America! Let’s take this one shitty state at a time. (Trigger warning for discussions of abortion, rape, and incest.) Read More This Week in Misogyny 2: Abortion Boogaloo

An Open Letter to Rick Perry from the Daughter of A Teen Mom

After Texas Senator Wendy Davis’s legendary filibuster to prevent the passage of a restrictive anti-choice bill, Governor Rick Perry announced his decision to call another special session to vote on the issue again. In his press conference announcing it, he took the opportunity to bring up Davis’s own background: Read More An Open Letter to Rick Perry from the Daughter of A Teen Mom

Yeehaw! Planned Parenthood is Suing the State of Texas

Cool, right? Here’s reason #(insert unrealistically large, made-up number here) why Planned Parenthood is awesome. They are suing the state of Texas. Yes, one of my favorite organizations is suing my home state. Things are about to get dirty here, and I’ve got a front row seat. Time to get out the popcorn and the picket signs! Read More Yeehaw! Planned Parenthood is Suing the State of Texas

Texas Women Need Your Help!

Texas women need your help. Starting March 14th, 2012, more than 130,000 Texas women will be out of luck when it comes to receiving reproductive health services. The many women who count on the Texas Medicaid Women’s Health Program (TMWHP) to obtain well-woman exams and family planning will no longer have reasonable access to these services. Read More Texas Women Need Your Help!