Today’s Lady News: Texas Preschool Won’t Admit Girl With Lesbian Parents

  • Olivia Harrison has two mommies. Therefore, St. Vincent’s Cathedral School in Bedford, Texas, will not admit the 4-year-old girl to its preschool. Apparently, the school was fine during the application process but got upset when both mothers showed up for a parents’ night. Discrimination: exactly what kids should be learning in preschool. [CNN]
  • Meet the man who is trying to make Ford — one of the biggest modeling agencies in the world — a little more diverse. []
  • When a gay couple marries, who takes whose last name? [AP]

  • Remember that cover line of Cosmopolitan magazine, “Untamed Va-jay-jays”? Even the creator of “Grey’s Anatomy,” Shonda Rhimes, who popularized the word, says it’s too much. []
  • Meet the latest lady-stereotype on television: Mrs. Uptight. Betty Draper, you’re being paged! [Jezebel]


  • Runner Caster Semenya is finally allowed to compete as a woman after a controversy last year surrounding her status as an “intersex” person. But that doesn’t mean the 19-year-old is free from rude comments made by her competitors. [BBC]
  • Pro-capital punishment activists want Switzerland to re-introduce the death penalty after 70 years for murderers who commit sexual abuse. [Daily Mail]
  • The U.K.’s Parliament has only four percent more women in it than it did in 1997. [The Guardian]
  • Um, is it really an “accomplishment” for Haiti to have sent a beauty queen to the Miss Universe pageant? [The Gloss]