Happy (late) Feminist Friday! I hope that everybody had a great week! As always I have compiled the biggest news of the week for you guys! If I missed anything just let me know in the comments!
In good news…
1. ‘An Egyptian court sentenced a doctor to prison Monday for the female genital mutilation of a 13-year-old girl, resulting in her death. It is the first such conviction that the country’s judiciary has handed down.’
2. ExxonMobil has re-written its Equal Employment Opportunity policy to finally include protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity after years of resisting full workplace equality. Yay!!
3. An Egyptian court of appeals upheld the acquittal of 26 Egyptian men who were accused of ‘debauchery’. Under Sisi’s regime there has been a crackdown on the LGBTQ community so this is a very happy occurrence.
4. Congressman Tim Ryan (from my home state of Ohio WOOT WOOT) has changed is stance on abortion. Over the past few years he has been seen moving away from the ‘Pro life’ movement, but it wasn’t until this week that he officially announced his switch is policies.
5. Marissa Alexander has been released from jail to spend the rest of her sentence on house arrest. Although this is good news, it is still ridiculous for her to be charged and convicted in the first place.
6. Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg have been found guilty of all charges relating to the gang rape of a fellow Vanderbilt student in the summer of 2013. THANK GOD! Here’s to hoping that the other two boys who have yet to go to trial get convicted as well.
In bad news…
1. Dr Carl Djerassi died this week at the age of 91. He was one of the men instrumental in creating the pill.
2. Stacey Dash continues to speak on Fox News…. How I wish she really was Dionne. ):
3. The Feminist Majority Foundation has found that the number of threats against abortion providers has roughly doubled since 2010. While incidents of severe violence have slightly decreased, doctors at abortion clinics nationwide reported more intimidation and stalking in 2014.