Hey, girl. Ryan Gosling likes libraries, too.
This is why we fight: Afghan woman jailed for adultery will be released from her 12 year sentence if she marries her rapist. Yifat Susskind, the Executive Director of MADRE, has written a wonderful response to Gulnaz’s case.
More good news: the FBI is finally updating its definition of rape.
It’s time to reauthorize VAWA (the Violence Against Women Act).VAWA provides funding for the investigation and prosecution of domestic violence cases, and support for shelters, rape crisis centers, and support for domestic violence survivors. Unfortunately, not enough: the reauthorization calls for a $144 million reduction in funding for five years; in that same period, domestic violence will cost our society about $30 billion.
I know you’re shocked: USC study finds women are underrepresented and over-sexualized in Hollywood movies.
There’s a rally against these cuts at the State House Hall of Flags Wednesday Dec. 14th at noon.
Things that Make Me Happy
We Bought a Z00 twitter feed! Sample tweets:
- Ben Affleck just called to tell me he bought an aquarium. Hahaha. Idiot.
- No, but we have a muskrat that holds a boombox over his head. “
@paulardoin: @WEBOUGHTAZ00 Do you have a Manic Pixie Dream Hippo?”
- Zoos should not be SOMETHING BORROWED. Zoos should be BOUGHT.
#KateHudson #AlmostFamous #Zoos
- And on that note, Kate Hudson is not invited into our zoo. No matter what the damn orangutans tell you.