Today’s Lady News: Transgender Teen Not Allowed To Run For Homecoming Queen

Jessica Wakeman | October 21, 2010 - 8:30 pm

  • Team Andy! Transgender teen Andy Moreno was denied the opportunity to run for homecoming queen by North Dallas High School because the principal said she was actually a “gay male” and disqualified Andy’s queenly run because it “wasn’t based on tradition.” Booooo. [Towleroad]
  • The Pixar movie studio has been accused of sexism after it fired its first female director in history, Brenda Chapman, from “Brave,” a film she wrote, and replaced her with a male director. Chapman had been the first woman to direct an animated film for DreamWorks in 1998 when she worked on “The Prince of Egypt.” []
  • The White House released a report on “Jobs and Economic Security for America’s Women.” []

  • The Navy has picked four submarines that will carry the first women ever allowed to serve on them, two in Georgia and two in Washington. Currently, 24 female officers are training for submarine service. [New York Times]
  • A new ad targeting Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle began airing that goes after her extreme anti-abortion positions. A teenager is on camera and the narrator’s voice says, “If she was raped and got pregnant, Angle would force her to have the baby.” Angle is challenging longtime senator Harry Reid. [CNN]
  • Tomorrow night, a Des Moines, Iowa, feminist group called Geez Louise is hosting an Anti-Pageant with speakers discussing healthy body image. Oh, how I wish I were in Des Moines! [Des Moines Register]
  • Two Muslim women in Washington were victims of a hate crime this weekend when a woman pulled up to them at a gas station, yelled at them to go back to their “country,” and repeatedly called them suicide bombers. The assailant also kicked one of the victims and slammed a car door on the other. Terrible. [Seattle Times]
  • Women give to charity more frequently than men do, regardless of their income level, according to a new study out of Indiana University. [Forbes]
  • Sorry I didn’t see this sooner: M.I.A. wore a niqab veil on the red carpet of Spike TV’s “Scream 2010″ Awards. What do we all think of that? [Muslimah Media Watch]
  • Oh, look a video game for girls about shopping! We’ve never seen that before. [Venture Beat]
  • An interview with Aiesha Turman, the documentary filmmaker behind “The Black Girl Project.” [Racialicious]
  • Sometimes you just gotta celebrate your “Scramiversary” — the day you break up with someone because that’s the best choice for you. Happy one-year Scramiversary to The Frisky’s pal (and contributer!) Chloe Angyal. [Feministing]