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Today’s Lady News: Chris Brown Tweets About Fat “Hoes”

  • Boyfriend-of-the-year Chris Brown has been tweeting for the #fatstrippernames hash tag on Twitter and coming up with creative ways to use the word “hoe,” like “double stuffed orehoe” and “Dorithoe.” He does have PR people, right? [The Gloss]
  • The Senate Crime and Drugs sub-committee announced it will investigate whether police departments nationwide are doing justice to sexual assault victims by thoroughly investigating reports. The committee was prompted by an exposé by the Baltimore Sun newspaper which found Baltimore cops have been mishandling rape reports. [Baltimore Sun]
  • An Indiana hospital whose emergency room denied treatment to transgender patient Erin Vaughn, and mocked her as a “he-she,” has changed its policy so all employees must undergo training on gender identity. [SheWired.com]

  • Johnson & Johnson will donate $200 million in funds and medicine to a five-year program called “Every Mother, Every Child,” will which help treat intestinal worms in children, provide information about prenatal care via text message, and educate mothers in developing countries. [AP]
  • Black actress Regina King blasts the 62nd Emmys for not being racially diverse — so much so that she was mis-identified as “True Blood”‘s Rutina Wesley. [Huffington Post]
  • The scarcity of doctors who are willing to perform abortions and administer the RU-486 abortion pill has led the Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia, Missouri, to stop offering abortions. [Columbia Daily Tribune]
  • A 26-year-old North Carolina man has been charged with explaining how to make explosives in order to bomb abortion clinics. Agents were tipped off to Justin Carl Moose’s page by Planned Parenthood officials. They began monitoring his private messages and learned he was collaborating on a clinic bombing. Justin, who calls himself a “terrorist” and a “freedom fighter” on his Facebook page, also had a domestic violence restraining order placed against him by a woman in 2006. [Charlotte Observer]
  • “Birth rape”: it’s a term to describe violent and non-consensual things that doctors and nurses do to a woman who is in labor. [Salon.com Broadsheet]
  • Good question: Are Venus Williams’ “risque and revealing” outfits fair game for criticism? [Feministing]

INTERNATIONAL

  • U.S. law enforcement say life is nice and easy for sexual predators in Puerto Rico because the laws there are not as strict. Currently, 10 unregistered sex offenders — rapists, men who possessed child pornography — are being investigated. [Yahoo]
  • Slut-shaming the opponent’s daughter? It’s a campaign tactic in Egypt. Presidential candidate Mohamed ElBaradei said his opponents hacked his daughter Laila’s Facebook account and passed around photos of her in a bikini. [France24]
  • Flight attendants for Philippine Airlines have announced an intention to strike over “outdated sexist policies,” such as refusing to employ a stewardess beyond 40-45 years of age. Flight attendants also aren’t allowed to take maternity leave. [GulfNews.com]
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