Good morning! Here’s what we’re reading today:
• Iran is about to appoint its second-ever female ambassador, Marzieh Afkham. She’ll be the first female ambassador since the 1979 Islamic revolution. [The Guardian]
• The upcoming Wonder Woman film no longer has its director. Michelle MaClaren cited she left because of “creative differences.” [Jezebel]
• A coalition of GOP women introduced a watered-down version of the Paycheck Fairness Act which doesn’t exactly acknowledge that the wage gap exists. Instead, it states that “there is a concern among American women that gender-based pay discrimination still exists.” [Salon]
• Oregon legislators are considering a bill that would expand the statute of limitations for rape cases. The statute could extend to 12 or 20 years—or it could be eliminated all together. [Oregonian]
• After lots of online backlash, Netflix announced an audio description feature to be added to their service. They are appropriately rolling out the feature on Daredevil first. [The Mary Sue]
• Patti Smith announced a new memoir, M Train, to be released October 6 from Knopf. Her last book, Just Kids, won the National Book Award. [Pitchfork]
• And finally, check out this short documentary about women’s experiences getting their period for the first time.
Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments.