Today’s Lady News: Italy’s Prime Minister Calls Michelle Obama “Sun-Tanned”

  • Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi made a stupid joke about Barack and Michelle Obama’s dark skin, calling it a suntan. According to the AP, he told a crowd in Milan he was bringing well wishes from the United States from “what’s his name? Some, tanned guy. Ah, Barack Obama!” He then continued, “You won’t believe it, but the two of them went to the beach, because the wife is also tanned.” [Essence]

  • Some school districts in Texas, home to the third highest teen pregnancy rate in the U.S., are abandoning abstinence-only education because they’ve (finally!) realized not teaching teens anything about sex doesn’t stop them from getting knocked up or spreading diseases. [Think Progress]
  • A college in Washington, D.C. has kept an alt-weekly off its campus since last May, after the publication ran an article criticizing how administrators had apparently banned sex on campus. Catholic University has not allowed Washington City Paper at the school since journalist Amanda Hess published “Screw U: Inside the Secret Sex Life Of Catholic University” on May 7th. [The Sexist]