Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

Lubbock Avalanche-JournalRaise your hand if you’re as disappointed as I am that you’re having to move your government shutdown cocktail party back one week.

  • Lubbock hosted a “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” event over the weekend where men wore high heels to show support for rape victims and protest sexual assault.
  • Under the new budget, Texas would pay more of its money to volunteer, unlicensed crisis pregnancy counselors than to nurse practitioners.
  • A Pflugerville man was caught on camera masturbating at McDonald’s.
  • Houston will be among the first to receive DOJ grants to address thousands of languishing, untested rape kits.
  • Grits for Breakfast on why a federal sex offender registry isn’t right for Texas.
  • Apparently Texan women are on the verge of being forced to wear burquas and we need a law telling our court system not to make us do it because women have to do it in other countries and our courts might start using foreign “religious or cultural” law as the basis for their decision-making. I don’t even know.

About andrea grimes

Andrea is a journalist living in Austin, TX. She has a master's degree in anthropology and did her thesis work on gender and stand-up comedy. Seriously. Also, she has a bunch of cats. Three of them. Is three a bunch? Discuss.
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3 Responses to Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

  1. Incensed says:

    Yes, Shariah law humiliates and controls women, and we don’t need any help or competition on that front, we’ve got that down pat.

  2. rpoling says:

    Glad I found you. Miss you. Where’s the CATS category? 🙂

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