Today’s Lady News: ESPN Dude Fired For Calling Colleague “Sweet Baby” To Sue

  • Ron Franklin, the ESPN announcer who was fired for calling his female co-worker, Jeannine Edwards, “sweet baby” and an “a**hole,” is suing his former employer. He has a right to be sexist, damn it! [New York Daily News]
  • The #1 movie I wanna see out of Sundance? “Miss Representation,” a documentary about how women are represented by the media. [L.A. Times]

  • Why do homeless women have it worse than homeless men? [CNN]
  • Dagmar Wilson, the founder of activist group, Women Strike For Peace, passed away at 94. [Washington Post]
  • Louise Raggio, a trailblazing Dallas lawyer, has passed away at 91. Raggio came from humble beginnings in Texas but eventually became an advocate for human rights. She helped abolish establish the Marital Property Act of 1967, which required a husband’s signature on his wife’s legal documents. Raggio was also a mentor to former White House counsel, Harriet Miers. [DallasNews.com]

INTERNATIONAL

  • A British MP is whining about the “obnoxious bigotry” of feminists and complaining men get a raw deal. [Mirror UK]
  • What’s it like to be a female journalist in Afghanistan? [Pulitzer Center]

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