Today’s Lady News: Dominique Strauss-Kahn Pleaded “Not Guilty” In Sexual Assault

  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former chief of the International Monetary Fund, pleaded not guilty to the accusation that he sexually assaulted a maid in a New York City hotel room. [New York Daily News]
  • Demi Moore will host a CNN special report on sex trafficking. [New York Times]
  • Victims of sterilization in North Carolina, targeted by eugenics boards because they were poor blacks, are speaking out about their stories. [WRAL]

  • First Lady Michelle Obama will encourage more women to go into diplomacy when German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits the White House tomorrow. [USA Today]
  • A federal judge will decide on July 1 whether Indianapolis is allowed to prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid funds. [Reuters]
  • “Real Housewife” Alexis Bellino extolled her more “traditional” marriage, rather than a “liberal marriage,” on her Bravo blog this week: “I run my household with the structure that Jim is the final decision maker in our home.” Thoughts? [Jezebel]
  • Comedian Wanda Sykes opened up about homophobia and racism on “Piers Morgan Tonight.” [After Ellen]


  • An advisory council in Saudi Arabia said women should be allowed to vote and run for office. Um, yeah. [Reuters]
  • The Iranian women’s soccer team has been banned from wearing headscarves during the 2012 Olympics, FIFA, the International Football (Soccer) Association, has ruled. [Washington Post]