Today’s Lady News: Four Women Directors Compete For Cannes’ Top Prize

  • A record number of female filmmakers — four! — are competing for the top filmmaking prize at the Cannes Film Festival. [Washington Post]
  • What do we think of this “gender neutral” beer commercial for Copenhagen, a Danish beer? [Tres Sugar]
  • This five-year-old child prodigy speaks seven languages and plays six instruments. Reading about Mabou Loiseau of Queens, New York, is guaranteed to make you feel like a slacker. [The Grio]
  • Selling breast milkl: it’s a big industry. [Wired]

  • ER visits by drug-related, suicidal women over age 50 have doubled from 2005 to 2009. That’s shocking! What is going on? [MSNBC]
  • First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address at Spelman College, a historically black women’s college. [Essence]
  • What are the (unspoken) rules for depicting abortion on film? [Feministing]

INTERNATIONAL

  • Are French women more tolerant of their mate’s infidelity? Ten women bloggers debate. [New York Times]
  • Radioactive substances have been found in the breast milk of five Japanese women, presumably a result of the Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown. [Fox News]
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