Today’s Lady News: Single Lesbians Maybe Earn The Most Money

  • Census data suggested single lesbians earn more money than heterosexual women or previously-married lesbians. [ABC News]
  • This is cool and inspiring — a yoga instructor who still teaches and demonstrates postures, despite having two broken legs. [BlissTree]
  • A woman named Anne Hays has posted an open letter to The New Yorker on her Facebook page, criticizing the beloved magazine for featuring only a couple female writers in their last two issues. She also sent the letter to their offices, with the last two issues of the magazine enclosed. [Facebook]

  • Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Obama, talks gender equality. [Huffington Post]
  • Tomorrow, Victoria Kolakowski will be sworn in as a superior court judge in Alameda County, CA, becoming the first out trans person to become a judge in the U.S. [Inside Bay Area]
  • When is it okay to have a VPAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)? CNN’s health expert answers. [CNN]

INTERNATIONAL

  • Afghan women discuss the abuses they’ve suffered in front of cameras — but only while wearing a face-distorting mask. [CNN]
  • A new law proposed in Ireland to combat sex trafficking would prosecute the men who visit prostitutes, not the sex workers themselves. [Irish Central]
  • Jung Yoon-hong, one of the last Korean “comfort women,” who worked as a sex slave for the Japanese military during World War II, died in December at age 90. She was made a sex slave after her husband died during the war. In the later years of her life, she lived in housing specially provided by the government for former comfort women. [JoonGang Daily]
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