Today’s Lady News: Breastfeeding Billboard Pisses Off Peeps In Ohio

  • For some reason, people in Ohio are offended by a billboard that says “Breast Milk Satisfies” and shows a cute baby with milk — you know, breast milk! — dribbling out of his mouth. [Cleveland Leader]
  • Another day, another sketchy “plastic surgery” incident: cops in Venezuela arrested two beauticians who pretended to be doctors and gave women boob jobs and butt implants out of an apartment in Maracay. [Fox News]
  • A 22-year-old college student has filed a civil lawsuit against Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Eric Foster, accusing him of sexual assault, false imprisonment, and other charges. The student, who is a hotel receptionist, claims Foster assaulted her when she delivered dental products to his room. [AP]

  • Oklahoma’s State Senate has passed five bills restricting abortion, including one which requires a woman seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound and listen to a doctor describe the fetus. [KTUL]
  • Dorothy Height, 98, a former president of the National Council of Negro Women who stood onstage with Martin Luther King, Jr. during his “I Have A Dream” speech, passed away this morning. Throughout the ’40s and ’50s, she lobbied both Eleanor Roosevelt and President Eisenhower on desegregation, but she was also an advocate for women’s rights who was invited to the White House when President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act. In 1994, Height received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Clinton. [Washington Post]
  • New figures from the Census Bureau say that women not only still surpass men in receiving bachelor’s degrees, but they’ve surpassed men in attaining advantaged degrees, like the master’s and the doctorate. [AP]
  • The Wisconsin Women’s Council released data today showing women in Wisconsin earn 81 cents for every dollar earned by a Wisconsin man. This wage gap works out so that women in Wisconsin earn about $7,200 less than men annually. [WKOW]
  • Vice President Joe Biden announced today the Obama administration will be closing a loophole in Title IX, a governmental policy that mandates equality for women in sports programs at schools that receive federal aid. [CNN]
  • A study recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found women who consume a lot of processed meats, like hot dogs and salami, are at a higher risk for ovarian cancer. On the flip side, though, women who eat a lot of fish are less at risk. [Reuters]
  • The Sergeant of the Police Special Victim’s Unit in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, has been accused of sexual assault by a 23-year-old EMT volunteer colleague. The victim claims Marren was drunk when he offered her a ride back to the squad house after a social event with colleagues and pushed her into a bathroom, where he forced her to perform oral sex on him. (Thank you to commenter BigBusiness for clarifying this should have read “oral sex on him,” not her.) She also claims he grabbed her cell phone away from her and allegedly told her, “I hope you are OK because I have a really good lawyer.” Marren is being held on a $100,000 bail and faces a dozen charges, including sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault. [NBC Philadelphia]
  • Kimberly Sherwood of New Berlin, Wisconsin, was in the right place at the right time when her baby decided he was coming out now: Sherwood’s husband pulled the car over at a nearby wedding and emergency room nurse Annette Soborowicz just happened to be the mother of the bride. Wearing her peach dress and high heels, Soborowicz helped deliver Lincoln Sherwood right then and there. [Los Angeles Times]

INTERNATIONAL

  • A 10-year-old girl in Mexico City, who is pregnant after being raped by her stepfather, has galvanized the country’s abortion debate. The girl lives in the state of Quintana Roo (where Cancun is also located), which allows abortion in cases of rape during the first 90 days of a pregnancy. But abortion rights opponents said the girl’s family was mis-informed about the girl’s rights and it is too late for her to terminate the pregnancy there. [CNN]
  • The University of Calgary in Canada has threatened to expel students in an anti-abortion group for refusing to remove a display with photos that depict abortion as similar to the Holocaust and the genocide in Rwanda. Eight students in Campus Pro-Life have been warned the display violates the school’s non-academic misconduct policy. [CBC.ca]
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