Today’s Lady News: Duke Greeks Hosted Slutty Halloween Parties

  • Two Greek societies at Duke University sent Halloween party invitations to students that some say are inappropriate. Fraternity Sigma Nu implored women to dress as “a slutty nurse, a slutty doctor, a slutty schoolgirl, or just a total slut,” while Alpha Delta Pi’s email read, “Dear bitches, I mean witches.” (Note: Alpha Delta Pi is a sorority, but the Daily News article describes it as a “the off-campus fraternity Alpha Delta Pi.”) I don’t know, but I don’t find this that offensive. It’s just Halloween, people. [New York Daily News]
  • Clark Atlanta University will open The Domestic Violence Prevention Leadership Academy at its school of social work, partially with funding from Verizon, to train students to research the issue. [Atlanta Journal Constitution]
  • TIME spoke with Dr. Warren Hern, the last remaining abortion provider who publicly admits to doing late-term abortions. “I have been committed to this work since I started in 1973. I will continue doing it,” Hern said. “The people who disagree should leave me alone. It is the clear policy of the American anti-abortion movement to kill every doctor who does abortions. It is not a secret.” [TIME]

  • Remember that “Black Marriage Negotiations” video that went viral which mocked black women? TheRoot.com spoke with its creator, Darroll Lawson. [TheRoot.com]
  • Here’s the most duh newspaper article title of the year: “Sexism Remains A Problem For Women Seeking Office.” Why, you don’t say! [Washington Post]
  • One columnist argues Republican Ken Buck didn’t win Colorado’s Senate seat because of his extreme anti-abortion views that ending a pregnancy should always be always be illegal, even in the case of rape and incest. [U.S. News & World Report]
  • Democratic Senator Patty Murray has won her fourth term in Congress after her opponent conceded yesterday. [Seattle Post Intelligencer]
  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi announced she will run as House Minority Leader. Pelosi made history two years ago as the first-ever female Speaker of the House. [Los Angeles Times]
  • Montana and New Jersey need to be smacked around a little bit for their idiotic behavior with family planning funding. [Feminist.org]
  • Feminist icon Gloria Steinem says we need to “eroticize equality.” Find out what the heck that means by clicking the link. [Big Think]
  • Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden were on “Ellen”! Damn it, that stupid having-a-job thing always ruins my TV-watching. [Jack And Jill Politics]
  • Meet the women behind “For Colored Girls,” the Tyler Perry adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s book. [TheRoot.com]
  • A white male won the Washington Post‘s Next Great American Pundit Contest for the second year in a row. Nothing against white guys, but don’t a lot of ‘em write op-ed columns already? Frank Rich, Charles Krauthammer, Ross Douthat, etc. It would be awesome to have more diversity on op-ed pages, which is why it’s a bummer that Nancy Goldstein, a lesbian woman, didn’t win this year. [Washington Post]
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