In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today!

Even First Lady Michelle Obama is skeptical about intervening in Syria.

[Content Note: Sexual violence; death penalty] Four men have been convicted in the fatal gang rape of a woman on a bus in New Delhi, a case that made international headlines and led to protests in India. "The men, convicted on all the counts against them, including rape and murder, now face the possibility of hanging. The sentences are expected to be handed down Wednesday." I am not a supporter of the death penalty; I will instead hope that they are remanded for the rest of their lives to a safe facility where they are never able to hurt anyone else ever again.

[CN: Guns; domestic violence] George Zimmerman will not be charged with making threats against his estranged wife, because of course he won't.

[CN: Gendered violence; death] Prominent female Indian writer Sushmita Banerjee, who wrote a memoir about "her life as the wife of an Afghan man in Kabul while the Taliban ruled," has been murdered by the Taliban outside her home.

[CN: Misogyny; homophobia; rape culture] Zoe Chevat's review of why Riddick is misogynist garbage is amazing.

Do you want to read about the new van Gogh painting that has been found? Y/N? If yes, click here.

[CN: Misogyny] Techcrunch weakly apologizes for allowing misogynistic presentations, including one about an app called "Titstare" that allows users to "stare at tits," at the Techcrunch Disrupt hackathon.

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