After threats against her life, Anita Sarkeesian canceled an upcoming talk at Utah State University. Gamergate trolls are celebrating on Twitter while simultaneously dismissing the threats as nothing. Does this read like nothing to you?
➜ Time for U.S. to Support Abortion for Rape Victims in Other Countries
A 40-year-old law named for the arch-conservative senator who authored it, Jesse Helms of North Carolina, prohibits U.S. funding from supporting abortion “as a method of family planning” in foreign countries. But every administration since has interpreted it even more strictly, refusing to allow U.S. funds to pay for abortions even in the case of incest, rape, and life endangerment. Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action, is urging the Obama administration to end that ban — now.
Catcalling is not sweet or empowering. It’s harassment, with potentially deadly consequences.