Today’s Lady News: Get Your Ha-Has With Tonight’s “Women Of SNL” Special

  • Don’t forget: Tonight is “Saturday Night Live”‘s “Women Of SNL” special, airing on NBC from 9-11 p.m. Expect original material from favorites like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Molly Shannon, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. [NBC]
  • A panel of experts is reviewing the kind of preventive care for women should be covered by under the new health care laws and it’s possible birth control pills will be included. (Thanks to reader becboo84 for the link!) [AP]
  • A man in Washington State was sentenced to five years probation for threatening the family of a doctor who performs late-term abortions. [Washington Post]

  • Tomorrow, the Navajo Nation also heads to the polls and may just elect its first female president, Eunice Manson. [NPR]
  • Check out this great article by Rebecca Traister (author of Big Girls Don’t Cry) dispelling five myths about female political candidates. [Washington Post]
  • Speaking of female candidates, are some of them hoping to win by selling themselves as “maternal”? And will this strategy work? [NY Times]
  • Gloria Feldt, author of No Excuses, on why fed-up women should head to the polls tomorrow. [The Daily Beast]
  • Another theory on why Zach Galifianakis was allegedly so opposed to Mel Gibson making a cameo in “The Hangover 2″: his girlfriend, Quinn Lundberg, founded a group called Growing Voices, which, among other things, works with victims of domestic violence. [Jezebel]