Today’s Lady News: Is Katie Couric Leaving Her History-Making Gig?

  • Rumor has it that Katie Couric is leaving her gig at the “CBS Evening News” — where she became the first-ever woman to anchor a nighttime news show — for a daytime talk show. [PopEater]
  • Jennifer Royle, a sports talk radio host, has filed an $800,000 defamation lawsuit against a rival host claiming he said she had inappropriate relationships with male athletes, looked like a stripper, and was unqualified for her job. [WEEI]
  • Committees in both Idaho and Alabama have advanced bills to ban abortion after 20 weeks, based on the anti-abortion activists’ claims that fetuses feel pain after that point. [KHQ, News Times]
  • Nothing warms the cockles of my heart more than when a legislator suggests women lie about rape or incest so they can get an abortion. Um, maybe if abortion were available everywhere, on demand, you wouldn’t have this problem, sir! [The Stir]

  • An all-female Air Force team made history when it flew a combat mission from Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan. [AF.mil]
  • The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Yale University for having an allegedly hostile environment towards women. [Bloomberg]
  • Virginia’s governor Robert McDonnell wants to add additional restrictions on abortion coverage in the state under President Obama’s health care reform. [Washington Post]
  • The New York Times profiles Rep. Michele Bachmann, a Tea Partier from Minnesota who is allegedly considering a presidential run. [New York Times]
  • Women’s rights groups are trying to ban Snoop Dogg from performing at UNC because of his sexist lyrics. [Fox News]
  • Where can men get advice on picking up women that doesn’t come from douchey pickup artists? (From personal experience I know that not all pickup artists are douchey … but a lot of them are.) [The Good Men Project]
  • A lesbian mother explains how she has to legally adopt her own son. [Salon]
  • “Hanna” director Joe Wright totally dissed the fake feminism/girl power BS in “Sucker Punch” (not that that’s hard to do). [Oh No They Didn’t!]
  • Ellen McCormack, an anti-abortion presidential candidate for the Democratic presidential primary in 1976 and 1980, died a week ago Sunday. McCormack was the first-ever female candidate to require Secret Service protection and eventually captured 22 delegates (although Jimmy Carter won out as the Democrat’s nominee). [KansasCity.com]

INTERNATIONAL

  • India is combatting the problems caused by sex-selective abortion, which results in some families favoring baby boys over baby girls. [CNN]
  • Watch as Pakistani actress Veena Malik stands up to sexism. [Feministing]
  • A UK minister blames feminism for there not being enough jobs for men. Damn ladies, taking jobs away from the men who deserve them more! [Guardian UK]
  • Sarah Brown, the wife of former UK prime minister Gordon Brown, spoke at the Camden School For Girls and said girls and boys alike must embrace feminism for there to ever be any progress. [Camden New Journal]

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