This Week: Republicans defining rape, Gay activist slain, & more

The House GOP’s Plan to Redefine Rape
Mother Jones: “Rape is only really rape if it involves force. So says the new House Republican majority as it now moves to change abortion law.”

Ugandan gay activist slain after photo published
Associated Press: “A prominent Ugandan gay rights activist whose picture was published by an anti-gay newspaper next to the words “Hang Them” was bludgeoned to death.”

Mad Women
New York Times: “Halfway through ‘A Strange Stirring,’ the social historian Stephanie Coontz — parsing the reception of ‘The Feminine Mystique,’ Betty Friedan’s 1963 examination of middle-class female repression and despair — confesses to feeling some ambivalence over Friedan’s project, and hence her own.”

Why Did They Seek Abortions There? How Abortion Bans Threaten Women’s Lives
RH Reality Check: “Stories highlighted through Gosnell’s grand jury report and the coverage of his West Philadelphia office of horrors should be a clarion call to all of us that poor women deserve better.”

Planned Parenthood: FBI Investigation Underway Over Potential Sex Ring Hoax
TPM: “The organization says they believe they’ve identified the man who made the visits and, they say, believe he’s connected to Live Action — a group that uses James O’Keefe-esque hidden camera “stings” in an attempt to dismantle Planned Parenthood.”

For Women, Sundance is Sunnier Than Hollywood
New York Times: “Somewhere in the 600 or so miles between this mountain town, host to the Sundance Film Festival, and the movie factories of Hollywood, female filmmakers seem to vanish.”

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