Today’s Lady News: Male Politician “Meows” At Female Colleague In Flagrant Act Of Immaturity

  • This is the kind of BS that women in politics have to put up with: David Bushby, a male politician in Australia, was told not to interrupt by female politician Penny Wong, and he responded by meowing at her. [Telegraph UK, YouTube]
  • How to write about Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann without invoking a “catfight.” [Poytner]
  • Meghan McCain, a conservative columnist for The Daily Beast, is penning a book with comedian Michael Ian Black called Stupid For America. [Paste Magazine]

  • California’s state Senate advanced a bill that would protect employers for canceling health insurance for women on maternity leave for up to four months. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • Meet Lakeesha Harris and Janean Watkins of Chicago, the first gay couple in Illinois to get a civil union. Mazel tov! [Queerty]
  • A female soldier asks, why join the military? [BlogHer]
  • Sarah Silverman has gotten a deal to write scripts for Imagine Television, which works with Twentieth Century Fox. New TV show, please? [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Catwoman is a playable character in the new “Batman: Arkham City” video game. Alas, the trailer leaves something to be desired. [The Mary Sue]
  • Clarice Taylor, the actress who played Bill Cosby’s mother on “The Cosby Show,” died Monday at age 93. In the 1960s, Taylor was a member of the Negro Ensemble Company, which helped bring black actors into the arts. In 1986, she earned an Emmy nomination for her role as Anna Huxtable. [People]


  • A Saudi woman has accused her driver of rape. Because it is illegal for women to drive in Saudi Arabia, women are forced to hire drivers or hail cabs. Saudi activists have recently been threatening to flaunt the no-driving law in a June 17 protest. [AFP]