Today’s Lady News: Samantha Bee On Tuesday’s “Ladies’ Night” Election

6/9/10 in :60 Seconds

  • Samantha Bee, have we told you lately that we love you? [The Daily Show]
  • On Tuesday night, a Queens, New York, sex offender beat his girlfriend, Tiffany Pettiford, to death with a baseball bat while his other girlfriend (?) and two children watched. Isaiah Smith, who was convicted in 1990 of raping a 10-year-old girl, allegedly suspected his girlfriend was cheating on him because she had left for several days. Pardon me, but why was someone who raped a child let out of prison in the first place? [New York Daily News]
  • The International Ski Federation has voted to create a women’s World Cup circuit beginning with the 2011-12 season with the goal of bringing women’s ski jumping to the Olympics in 2014. [Vancouver Sun]

  • The State Department has changed regulations so that transgender women who have not had the “bottom part” of the surgery done yet can still change their gender on their passport. [Qweerty]
  • What caused that BP oil spill in the Gulf? Abortion! [Jezebel]
  • Former Playboy bunnies at Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Clubs talk about life with a fluffy white tail. [NPR]


  • Prince Charles, of all people, has spoken out in favor of more “family planning services” for women in the developing world. [Telegraph UK]
  • Italy has raised its retirement age for women from 61 to 65, beginning in 2012. [Financial Times]
  • London taxi cabs, Underground subways, and bus stops have new advertisements as part of a campaign to promote a more positive image of the Muslim religion. Ad slogans from the Exploring Islam Foundation read, “I believe in women’s rights. So did Muhammad” and “The rights of women are sacred.” [Times of London]
  • A Saudi Arabian court sentenced a man to four months in prison and 90 lashes for kissing a woman in a mall. [AP]