Today’s Lady News: High School Finds List “Ranking” 50 Girls

  • A list ranking 50 female students and their body parts at Oak Park River Forest High School in Oak Park, Illinois, has been intercepted by administrators. The list also refers to the girls with racial slurs. [WGNTV]
  • A Kentucky court has ruled that minors from other states can ask KY judges for permission to have an abortion without notifying or asking for consent from their parents. []
  • The first-ever gay/lesbian/bisexual/trans museum has opened in San Francisco’s Castro district, as part of the city’s GLBT Historical Society. [Nerve]

  • Feministing’s Chloe Angyal has penned an open letter to Naomi Wolf after the latter’s radical statement that sexual assault victims should be publicly named. [Feministing]
  • We could all use a little advice on aging gracefully. [Already Pretty]


  • Nasrin Sotoudeh, a human rights lawyer in Iran, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for her work. She is also forbidden from practicing law or from leaving Iran for the next 20 years. []
  • The Russian Orthodox Church has proposed a nationwide dress code after accusing women of dressing for “a striptease.” They’re also dissatisfied with men wearing T-shirts and shorts. [BBC]
  • Almost 200,000 women are in polygamist marriages in Turkey, even though polygamy is illegal there. Geez, I guess they really like “Sister Wives”? [AFP]