Today’s Lady News: Cindy McCain Says Our Government Treats Gays Like “Second Class Citizens”

  • Cindy McCain joined this NOH8 campaign video alongside Slash, Dr. Drew, Kat Von D, and other celebs to speak out against bullying of gay youths. Most importantly, Cindy McCain says bullies are only taking their cues from the government! Yes, Cindy McCain actually said, “Our government treats the LGBT community like second-class citizens.” What the hell is she still doing with Senator John McCain if this is how she feels? That’s going to be one awkward dinner table conversation tonight. [YouTube]
  • Sapphire has sold a sequel to Push (which became “Precious”) to Penguin called The Kid. [Jezebel]
  • Here are 50 shows in 50 states supporting the Girls Rock Camp Alliance! [Seattlest]

  • Meet the new GOP women elected to Congress in 2010. [Slate]
  • Anorexics are at a shockingly high risk for unplanned pregnancy, despite the fact they miss their periods, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. [Salon.com Broadsheet]
  • Meet Jean Quan, the first Asian-American and the first woman to become Oakland, California’s mayor. [ColorLines]
  • Jenn Sterger, the woman who may have received unwanted sexually explicit texts and voice mails from married football player Brett Favre, has met with the National Football League and provided them with “substantial materials in our possession,” said her manager. [CNN]

INTERNATIONAL

  • Tanzania’s parliament elected its first female speaker, Anne Makinda. [Reuters]
  • A Canadian aboriginal woman said she will file a lawsuit against Canada at the United Nations for discriminating against women when it comes to who can call herself an “Indian.” [Vancouver Sun]
  • Human Rights Watch has urged Syria to transfer women out of men’s prisons. [UPI]
  • The U.K.’s Daily Mail, a tabloid, could be sued for publishing photographs of an allegedly 10-year-old Romanian girl who gave birth in Spain last week. [Guanabee]
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