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Today’s Lady News: Safe Makeup Bill Introduced In House

  • Ingredients in makeup, hair care products, and toiletries would be scrutinized more intensively by the government, if a bill introduced yesterday by Illinois Representative Jan Schakowsky is passed. The bill would require more oversight by the Food and Drug Administration. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Police in Washington County, Oregon, are searching for a suspect who grabbed a woman’s butt while riding a bike near the Nike World Campus in Beaverton. This is the fourth time a female jogger or walker has reported a butt-grabbing in the area. [Oregon Live]

  • Baltimore’s Police Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld III is under criticism for suggesting that his police department had not followed up on hundreds of rape reports because following up on “bad guys with guns” was more important. [Baltimore Sun]
  • A recent poll of California residents by Field Poll found that seven out of 10 support legal abortion and agree with the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision. [Orange County Register]
  • A deaf woman claims she was sexually assaulted in the garage of a Miami’s Martin Luther King Metrorail station last night around 2 a.m. [NBC Miami]
  • The University of South Florida will offer its first women’s clinic for ladies who are interested in the game. Hopefully, they’re not just interested in the lingerie football league? [Tampa Bay Online]
  • The Women’s Professional Soccer league loses lots of money, apparently. It’s trying to avoid the same fate as the Women’s United Soccer Association, which folded in 2003 after only playing three seasons. [USA Today]

INTERNATIONAL

  • A group in England is hoping to raise nearly $400K to establish a memorial for Mary Wollstonecraft, who wrote the seminal women’s rights text A Vindication of the Rights of Woman in 1792. Wollstonecraft is also the mother of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. [Hackney Gazette UK]
  • A staffer for India’s women’s field hockey team has been fired following sexual harassment allegations. [Wall Street Journal]
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