A San Mateo Muslim woman is suing Abercrombie & Fitch for allegedly being fired after refusing to remove her headscarf. A supervisor at the company’s Hillsdale Shopping Center allegedly told her “that her headscarf, though worn based on a religious mandate, was not in compliance with the company’s ‘look policy.'” (San Mateo Patch)

Daly City’s only female firefighter is suing the city for retaliation she says she faced after complaining about the “grotesque” bathroom facilities at her firehouse, which allegedly included unflushed urine in unlocked bathrooms. The fire captain, who has worked at the station since 1986, claims she was unfairly singled out for a variety of dubious transgressions after she filed the complaints. She seeks unspecified damages and a jury trial. (Contra Costa Times)

Would you like to go to pop-up store celebrating the female orgasm tonight? Orgasms are not guaranteed, but chocolate tastings and art are! (Examiner.com)

An SF Chronicle reporter finds that an Olivia lesbian-only cruise is “a glimpse of what life would be like if women ruled the world – or at least a 936-foot, 11-story Holland America ship – a floating sanctuary where no one cares if gals waltz together in the ballroom, kiss each other in the casino, or change the pronouns in the lyrics at karaoke.” (SF Chronicle)

Women don’t hold board seats or rank among the top five highest paid executives at 29 companies listed on the S&B 500. Why? (SF Business Times)

Bay Area researchers are studying “triple negative breast cancer,” an aggressive form of the disease that has a high mortality rate among younger women, Latinas, and African Americans. (ABC LOCAL)


Check out the latest states that are trying to defund Planned Parenthood in RH Reality CHeck’s PP news roundup. Here’s a hint: PP’s CEO hails from one of them. (RH Reality Check)

An interesting blog post debunks claims that abortion providers are in it for the money. Abortions cost around $250 after Roe was passed, but today the average cost is about $400. “If inflation were taken into account, the cost should be more like $1,000,” writes Pat Richards. (Abortion.Ws)


The Ohio House passed a bill that would be the strictest abortion law in the United States if enacted into law. It would ban abortions after “the first detectable fetal heartbeat,” which can occur as early as six weeks into pregnancy. (10 TV)

North Carolina Governor Beverly Purdue struck down two new abortion restrictions passed by the legislature. One required women to obtain ultrasounds before abortions, and the other mandated that women wait at least 24 hours before terminating a pregnancy. Don’t get too excited, though; last time Perdue vetoed a reproductive rights law (which would have defunded Planned Parenthood), it was overridden by the legislature soon after. (RH Reality Check)

The New Hampshire House overrode Governor John Lynch’s veto of a parental notification law for teen girls seeking abortions. (RH Reality Check)

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed an abortion ultrasound bill and a parental supervision bill into law. Hopefully the state will follow New Hampshire’s example (kind of) and veto them? (North Escambria)

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