Today’s Lady News: CBS News’ Lara Logan Beaten, Sexually Assaulted In Egypt

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2011 - 7:40 pm
  • CBS correspondent Lara Logan was beaten and sexually assaulted in Egypt’s Tahrir Square on February 11 after she, her “60 Minutes” team, and their security were attacked. Logan was reportedly rescued by a group of women and 20 Egyptian soldiers. Logan returned to the United States the next morning and is currently in the hospital recovering. We have her in our thoughts and wish her a full recovery. [CBS News]
  • Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will be tried on charges of sex with a 17-year-old prostitute, a judge ruled yesterday. Thousands of Italians protested across the country on Sunday against Berlusconi’s alleged diddlings, while he maintains the accusations are “groundless.” Apparently he’ll stand trial before three female judges, too! [CNN, Guanabee]
  • Veterans who were sexually assaulted by other servicemembers filed a lawsuit against the U.S. military (specifically U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his predecessor, Donald Rumsfeld) today with accusations it is too lax about pursuing sexual assaults. In a statement, a Pentagon spokesperson acknowledged the military had “work to do.” [BBC]

  • North Dakota’s House of Representatives passed a bill stating life begins at conception, which would criminalize all abortions if made into law. [KFYR]
  • Morehead State University college basketball player Kenneth Faried opened up to ESPN about his lesbian mama. Aww! [AfterEllen]
  • A Florida woman claims a Palm Beach police officer told her to show him her breasts and he wouldn’t give her a ticket. [Orlando Sentinel]
  • Donald Trump: not in favor of gay marriage. I could care less about his opinions on the subject, but I keep hearing people say he might run for president, so it’s worth knowing. [Queerty]
  • Carol Moseley Braun, an ex-ambassador and former contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, has compared Rahm Emanuel’s campaign ad persona to Adolf Hitler. She should know that doesn’t work out well for anybody. [Black Voices]
  • Uber-conservative anti-women’s rights activist Phyllis Schafly says Sarah Palin is not a feminist. But her reason for saying so might surprise you. [Fox News]
  • Are teen boys the new face of feminism? [The Stir]
  • Cartoonist Alison Bechdel — author of the amazing graphic novel Fun Home — talks about why her comic strip, “Dykes To Watch Out For,” is not so necessary anymore. [Wags Revue via AfterEllen]