• How a gender pay gap bake sale led to death and rape threats in Australia. [The Guardian]
• Congratulations, San Francisco! The city is the first in the United States to approve six weeks of fully paid leave for new parents—mothers and fathers, including same-sex couples, who either bear or adopt a child. [The New York Times]
• Truly terrible—yesterday, a judge tossed out an emergency injunction filed by Kesha to be freed from her contract with Sony and Dr. Luke. The judge denied her argument that she was the victim of a hate crime by saying, “Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime.” [Jezebel]
• Anti-abortion activist David Daleiden’s apartment was searched by California Department of Justice investigators this week, which could indicate that criminal charges against him are in the works. [Salon]
• This is a great read—Melissa Harris-Perry interviewed Anita Hill. [Essence]
• The stars have aligned and a new supergroup has formed! Jenny Lewis has formed a new band with Au Revoir Simone's Erika Forster and the Like's Tennessee Thomas. [Rolling Stone]
• A new video from San Antonio shows a school district police officer body-slamming a 12-year-old girl. [CBS]
Here's what we published yesterday at Bitch!
• On the complicated dynamics of disability and desire.
• The Women's Beat League is forgoing the who's-who of the music scene and reshaping DJ culture to be more inclusive.