1. This video (at the link) by the comedian John Oliver on the online harassment of women is worth watching.
2. Some very good news about the increased health insurance coverage of Americans since the introduction of the Affordable Care Act:
3. And another bit of good news about reproductive rights:
Judge Jerry Smith is a deeply conservative judge. He once voted to allow a man to be executed despite the fact that the man’s lawyer slept through much of his trial. He’s a reliable vote against abortion rights. And he once described feminists as a “gaggle of outcasts, misfits and rejects.”
So when Judge Smith writes an opinion protecting women’s access to birth control, even when their employer objects to contraception on religious grounds, that’s a very big deal.
Read Ian's full story at the link.