Today’s Lady News: Brett Favre’s Accuser Says The NFL Is Sexist

  • Brett Favre will be fined $50,000 — but not suspended — by the National Football League for not cooperating with an investigation into his shady behavior. In response to Favre’s punishment, his alleged victim, former New York Jets employee Jenn Sterger, is trashing the NHL for being sexist and claiming she provided insufficient evidence. “Today’s decision is an affront to all females and shows once again that, despite tough talk, the NFL remains the good old boys’ league,” Sterger said through a lawyer. I couldn’t agree more, frankly. [TMZ.com]
  • Did you miss MTV’s abortion special, “No Easy Decision,” last night with teen mom Markai Durham from “16 & Pregnant”? You can watch the whole show here. [MTV]

  • Lesbian country singer Chely Wright helped unveil a new LGBT youth home on “The Nate Berkus Show.” Awww! [AfterEllen.com]
  • Why is it harder to get a tubal ligation than an abortion? Good question. [The Stir]
  • Robin Rothrock, the founder and owner of Hope Medical Clinic in Shreveport, Louisiana, passed away on Monday. [KSLA]

INTERNATIONAL

  • A 25-year-old hotel employee in the United Arab Emirates has been sentenced to six months in jail for having an abortion after she was impregnated by a hotel guest. She was charged with having an abortion and having sex outside of marriage. The woman, MB, has also been deported to her home country of South Africa. [The National]
  • A Canadian politician, Sen. Celine Hervieux-Payette, who is also a former Montreal executive, wants Parliament to force companies to put more women in the boardroom. [Toronto Sun]
  • The head of the Royal College of Midwives said doctors are making women needlessly afraid of home births. [Guardian UK]
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