Amnesty International: Iranian Women Are Being Made Into “Baby-Making Machines”

Wendy Stokesby:


  • Amnesty International is saying that an Iranian bill restricting the availability of contraception and abortions in order to boost the country’s population is effectively going to turn Iranian women into “baby-making machines.” [RawStory]
  • Read a new essay from Toni Morrison about how to learn from failure. [National Endowment for the Arts]
  • This tea-related analogy for consent is making the rounds on social media and is extremely apt. [Rockstar Dinosaur Pirate Princess]
  • Read this horrifying comic-form story about one woman’s encounter with her college rapist, over thirty years later. [Fusion]
  • Gloria Steinem is seeking UN approval to walk the demilitarized zone between North Korea and South Korea as a demonstration for peace. [The Guardian]
  • Mayor Alfredo Garcia, of Colombian town Anzoategui, is apologizing for hiring male strippers to celebrate International Women’s Day. [BBC]
  • Here’s an instructive explainer about how to talk to kids about art. [TIME]
  • This new Tumblr, Female Pressure, showcases female electronic artists at work. [Flavorwire]

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Original by Rebecca Vipond Brink

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