Today’s Lady News: Sarah Palin Tweets To Obama “No Pussyfooting” On Osama Bin Laden Pic

  • Sarah Palin weighed in on the Osama bin Laden death photo debate on Twitter — because we all care what the former governor of Alaska thinks about it!!! — to tell President Obama, “Show photo as warning to others seeking America’s destruction. No pussy-footing around, no politicking, no drama; it’s part of the mission.” Translation: This was probably the only way Sarah could use the word “pussy” in reference to Obama in a tweet and not get in trouble. [BuzzFeed]
  • An Iowa bill that will ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy — which is when anti-abortion activists say a fetus can feel pain — was basically dead inside a state legislature committee, but a group of politicians used a loophole to send it to the Iowa Senate. The bill may be up for a vote as soon as next week. [Des Moines Register]
  • Twenty years after she was raped at a college party, Liz Seccuro received an apology letter from her rapist. [Guardian UK]

  • The Justice Department under the Obama administration has taken a harder line against anti-abortion activists, who break the law by trying to block clinic access, than the Bush administration did. At least six anti-abortion activists have been targeted. [AP]
  • Blogger Tami Winfrey Harris on Racialicious takes “Glee” to task for generally ignoring race and ethnicity on the show. [Racialicious]
  • Endometriosis is often misdiagnosed in black women, according to a new study by Howard University Hospital. (The Frisky’s Annika Harris wrote a Girl Talk essay about her experiences with endometriosis back in 2008!) [The Grio]
  • The World Badminton Federation — yes, such a thing exists — created a new rule that requires female players to wear skirts while playing, which has pissed people off. [AP]
  • We talk a ton about sexism in videogames on The Frisky, so I highly recommend you check out both these posts on the girl geek blog, The Mary Sue, about that very subject! [The Mary Sue, The Mary Sue]
  • “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski explains why she blames herself for not being paid what she is worth — i.e., why she was getting paid 14x less than Joe Scarborough. Do we agree with her assessment of the situation? [MSNBC]
  • MTV has renewed “Teen Mom” for a fourth season — which is kinda depressing when you consider that means there is a steady stream of teenaged mothers to count on. [TV By The Numbers]

INTERNATIONAL

  • A Ugandan gay rights activist Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera has received the Martin Ennals Rights Award for showing courage after her co-worker was outed as gay and subsequently killed. She is the founder of Ugandan gay rights organization Freedom and Roam Uganda. Homosexual acts are illegal in Uganda. [BBC]
  • Meet the Muslim women who are combatting stereotypes against female practitioners of Islam by speaking for themselves, loud and clear. [Guardian UK]
  • The BBC admits that there are not enough women hosts on science programs (think: similar to PBS) on its network. [Guardian UK]
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