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Today’s Lady News: Ask An Abortion Provider

  • “Dolores P.”, a woman training to be a nurse practitioner, shares with fellow ladyblog The Hairpin why she wants to become an abortion provider, especially during this particularly weird political climate. [The Hairpin]
  • Harding University in Arkansas has stopped a queer ‘zine on campus, The State of the Gay, from appearing online because of what they call “questionable content.” [Jezebel]
  • Why does the wage gap persist despite women’s educational advances? [Ms. Magazine]

  • Wisconsin’s governor plans to cut funding for family planning and repeal a law that requires health insurance companies to cover birth control. I hope you enjoy having your taxes raised to pay for all the unwanted children people can’t care for, Wisconsinites! [Wisconsin State Journal]
  • God bless this mother who gave birth in a strip club parking lot. [The Grio]
  • Rachel Maddow, noted lesbian, progressive and all-around awesome lady, is now MSNBC’s biggest star following Keith Olbermann’s departure. [After Ellen]
  • The actress/comedienne Lily Tomlin opens up about being gay in Hollywood. [Feministing]
  • The depression that some women feel following a miscarriage can last for years, even after delivering a healthy baby, according to the British Journal of Psychiatry. [BBC]
  • What possesses women to marry Charlie Sheen, especially given his history of violence towards women? [Forbes]

INTERNATIONAL

  • More women than ever before are in senior positions at top Canadian companies. [Toronto Sun]
  • The United Nations has urged reparations to be paid for rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo. [The Grio]
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