From sexual health, mental wellness, relationships, and everything in between, these are some of the news highlights that have happened this week:

Sexualized women are viewed as objects. Literally.

Ohio: Franciscan University drops the campus’ entire student health insurance plan over the birth control mandate. (Maybe the students can retaliate by dropping the school.)

The House nixes protections to LGBT victims from the Violence Against Women Act, and President Obama threatens to veto it.

Poverty and inequality causes teens to have babies, not the other way around. 

The new TV hit Scandal, starring Kerry Washington, has gained a huge following. Why did it take so long to get the green light from the ABC network?

California: Are you in the Bay area? Passionate about transformative justice (or would like to learn more about it)? Want to work to end child sexual abuse? The Bay Area Transformative Justice Collaborative is looking for new members!

Janet Mock launches the Girls Like Us Campaign to empower transgender women of color. 

“Pro-Family” conservative states aren’t doing squat to make life easier for families.

Republican National Convention chairman Reince Priebus says, “End LGBT Discrimination!” GOP replies, “Huh?”

Which states are the best  for working moms? (Hint: Only 2 states received an A rating.)

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