Here’s all the news on our radar today.
• Facebook has announced that it will take steps to curb gun trafficking on its site by deleting posts that offer to buy or sell guns without a background check and will block minors from viewing gun listings. Anyone else totally shocked that you could even buy a firearm on Facebook or Instagram in the first place? [Mother Jones]
• Imara Jones outlines four actions President Obama can take to make the My Brother’s Keeper initiative work right now. [Colorlines]
• Technology is a literal pain in the neck. And the only cure for repetitive stress injury (AKA too much screen time) is the answer no one wants to hear—unplug. [Huffington Post]
• Having a period just got a safer in India. After a decade of work, inventor Arunachalam Muruganantham created a machine that makes sanitary pads at an affordable cost. This is a big deal, given the statistic that 70 percent of all reproductive diseases in India are caused by poor menstrual hygiene. [Slate]
• International Women’s Day is this weekend. Four gender-equality advocates debate whether the official day is actually useful. [Guardian]
• Pope Francis is gearing up for his one year anniversary as Pope. This week, a group of Italians made Pope Francis his own fan magazine called “Il Mio Papa.” He also recently said the church should explore the idea of offering civil unions—though he still maintains that marriage is “between a man and a woman.” [NPR, Advocate]
• Artist Nickolay Lamm has created a new doll meant to rival Barbie that’s based on the average measurements of a 19-year-old American girl. It’s a little weird that he named the new doll after himself: Lammily. [Mashable]
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