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Today’s Lady News: 6th Person Arrested In Gang Rape & Obama Lifts HIV+ Immigration Ban

  • A sixth person has been arrested in the the gang rape of 15-year-old girl in California . Police say the rape occurred during a homecoming dance, allegedly while as many as 20 people watched. [ABC News]
  • A judge upheld a restraining order on a new law which would’ve required details about Oklahoma women who’ve had an abortion to be posted online. Anti-choicers had hoped the law would go into effect on November 1. [Tulsa World]
  • Great post by Sadie at Jezebel about “Secret Keeper Girls,” a Christian organization for tween girls which, among other things cares about promoting modesty and purity in fashion. Sadie agrees that less-slutty clothes for young girls would make conservatives and feminists happy, but wishes Secret Keeper Girls wasn’t so gung-ho about sexual purity. [Jezebel]
  • President Obama announced he will lift a ban on travel and immigration to the U.S. by HIV-positive individuals. [CBS News]
  • Did you even know there was an Asian Boobs app on the iPhone? Ick. But the e-card web site, Someecards, which we thought was cool, has been tweeting about which app is more popular with class comments like, “Let’s keep pushing these boobs around!” Double ick. [TechCrunch]
  • Police have finally arrested Faleh Amalkei, an Iraqi immigrant who ran over his 20-year-old daughter with a car, allegedly because she had become “too Westernized.” The daughter is still in the hospital in a life-threatening condition. [ABC News]
  • Rabia Sarwar, a devoutly Muslim woman in New York, killed her husband allegedly because she was “emotionally abused” when he introduced her to alcohol, pork and miniskirts and felt forced to violate her religious beliefs. Her husband said, “There was no gun to her head to do these things.” [CBS News]
  • It took 55 years but police say they have identified the body of 18-year-old “Jane Roe,” who was found nude and battered outside Boulder, Colorado. She was Dorothy Gay Howard of Phoenix, who had been reported missing in 1954. RIP, Dorothy. [L.A. Times]
  • Today is Equal Pay Day in the UK, a day marked to represent the fact British women earn 17 percent less than British men. The wage gap is similarly unequal in the U.S., as well: according to a 2007 study by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, a woman earns only 80 percent as much as a man one year after college. [Fawcett Society]
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