Today’s Lady News: “In The Bedroom, Inequality Beats Equality”

  • “Men are aroused by being dominant and by submissive women, women are aroused by being submissive and by dominant men,” writes Ogi Ogas, Ph.D. in Psychology Today. “In the bedroom, inequality beats equality.” Those broad sweeping statements are fighting words, PT! Speaking strictly for myself, I agree with Ogi. But I wonder if other folks find this blanket statement about bedroom dynamics to ring true. Read the blog post and let me know in the comments. [Psychology Today]
  • Indiana lawmakers are toiling away at anti-abortion legislation which would require women to be told in writing that abortion could increase their chances of infertility and breast cancer, despite the fact that is medically false. Here, read the National Cancer Institute article about how the abortion/breast cancer link does not exist. And lawmakers are trying to legislate that scare tactic? SERIOUSLY, people?! []
  • A transgender woman named Brittany Novotny was elected president of Young Democrats of Oklahoma this weekend. Last year, Brittany challenged a homophobic politician for a seat in the state’s House of Representatives. Although Brittany didn’t win the election, she did win almost 35 percent of the vote. [Advocate]
  • Anyone else think far too much of “Saturday Night Live” this weekend was about Helen Mirren’s hot body? [TV Squad]

  • Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones hosted the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards last night in Los Angeles and gave a big middle finger to “don’t ask, don’t tell.” [PopEater]
  • How cool is this?! The majority of breast cancer surgeries performed at Indiana University Simon Cancer Center are done by three female doctors all under the age of 40. Drs. Monet Bowling, Kandice Ludwig and Erika Rager say many patients getting mastectomies often seek out female doctors. []
  • Meet the female DJs in the Bay Area who are shattering the stereotype that DJing is a dude profession. [San Francisco Gate]
  • A study by the American Astronomical Society’s Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy found that the astronomy department at the University of California Santa Cruz (Amelia’s alma mater!) has the most tenured female faculty of any astronomy doctorate program in the country. Women comprise almost one-fourth of the UCSC’s tenured faculty, which the school attributes to trying to make the department “female-friendly.” Sadly, though, they did not expound on what that means. [I took one astronomy class at UCSC. It was taught by a man and it’s the only class I almost failed. True story! — Editor] [Santa Cruz Sentinel]
  • Members of the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol at Mt. Hood Skibowl in Oregon held a women-only rescue day on Sunday. The ski patrollers have to memorize the slopes on 900 acres worth of ski area! [Oregon Live]
  • The University of Connecticut has its own gay-straight alliance for campus athletes. The Connecticut LGBT Athlete Safe Space (or CLASS) has been around since 2006. Cool! [Out Sports]
  • In other UCONN news, the school’s Maya Moore was the first draft pick of the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx today. [The Grio]
  • Dozens of men joined the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event at the University of Alaska at Anchorage and walked a mile in high heels to raise awareness about sexual assault prevention. Cute! (Thanks to commenter LR52185 for the link!) [WRAL]
  • How women rule the Internet (sort of). [TechCrunch]
  • Almena Lomax, who started a black newspaper called The Los Angeles Tribune, has passed away at age 95. Almena started the paper back in 1946 with a $100 loan. [The Root]


  • Check out this group of women called Las Patronas, who hand out free food and water to train-traveling immigrants who are trying to make their way through Central and South America to the U.S. for work. [Guanabee]
  • After four cab drivers in Perth, Australia, were charged with sexual assault or making threats against passengers in the span of one week, Aussie women are asking for cabbies to be better screened. [Yahoo AU]
  • Police in Sydney, Australia, have nabbed a peeping Tom who was watching women through the windows of their homes. [Sydney Morning Herald]

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