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Today’s Lady News: The Regrets Of A Stay-At-Home Mom

  • These are the regrets of a stay-at-home mom who “opted out” of the workforce, got divorced, and is now broke. For anyone who would eventually like to stay at home and raise some babies, this is a must-read. [Salon.com]
  • Beth Ditto of The Gossip is writing a memoir! Yay! [Vogue IT]
  • A Kentucky Senate committee OK’d a bill that would require a woman to view an ultrasound of her fetus before having an abortion. They call it “informed consent”; I call it somewhat cruel, depending on the circumstances. [Courier-Journal.com]
  • Sorta-feminist Naomi Wolf now has a (fake) Twitter account. [Twitter]

  • A Nebraska lawmaker has introduced a bill that would further limit how a woman pays for an abortion under the new health care reform laws. [Omaha.com]
  • Lawmakers held a press conference today about the totally-uncontroversial-but-nevertheless-vilified Equal Rights Amendment. I don’t mean to be snotty, but good luck with that. [Ms. Magazine]
  • Anti-abortion Iowa legislators are encircling safe and legal abortions, too. Ugh. [WHOtv]
  • The micro-loan organization Kiva.org is partnering with Lifetime Television, Dermalogica skincare, and others to focus specifically on female entrepreneurs. [IndyMedia]
  • Any web-comics fans out there? Check out this interview with Nicole Hollander, who draws “Sylvia” and this other interview with Dorothy Gambrell, who draws “Cat and Girl.” [The Grio]
  • Planned Parenthood has a new blog called The Bikini, which looks really boring despite the fun name. [The Bikini]
  • Nicki Minaj is the first female rapper with an album (Pink Friday) to go platinum in eight years. Lil’ Kim was the last one. [Feministing]

INTERNATIONAL

  • A 19-year-old in Zambia died from a botched abortion three days ago. It’s unclear whether it was done in unsafe/illegal circumstances, but it’s incredibly sad nevertheless. [Lusaka Times]
  • A Winnipeg church is upset about posters which appeared around town reading “God raped Mary.” Insensitive to both Christians and rape victims. [Toronto Sun]
  • Children who were conceived via rape after Haiti’s devastating earthquake last year are now being born. [MSNBC]
  • Meet Germany’s most famous female lawyer, Susanne Baer, who will soon be sitting as a judge. [Deutsche Welle]
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