Today’s Lady News: School For Teen Moms Closes In Detroit

  • A school for teenaged mothers and pregnant teen girls, Catherine Ferguson Academy, closed in Detroit due to budget cuts. [The Grio]
  • “People are going to say, ‘I gotta make a choice and go with the intelligent woman who’s every bit as attractive.’” — Depressing quote from an article about Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin’s rumored presidential campaigns. [Politico]
  • In other Palin news, the UK’s Margaret Thatcher is really not interested in meeting her. [The Sun UK]
  • The EU has warned Germany, Austria and the Netherlands that they have to better integrate women into their workforces. [Daily Mail UK]

  • Connecticut’s state Senate advanced a transgender anti-discrimination bill. [Jurist.org]
  • North Carolina’s state Senate is expected to vote today on requiring a 24-hour waiting period and counseling for women seeking an abortion. (Thanks to commenter LR52185 for the link!) [WRAL]
  • Months after CBS reporter Lara Logan was sexually assaulted while reporting in Egypt, the Committee to Protect Journalists has released a report on journalists and sexual assault. [Feministing]
  • Jane Pratt and Zooey Deschanel both launched lady-centric web sites. But are they any good? [The Daily Beast]
  • Twenty-five women who are driving New York City’s tech scene. [Beta Beat]
  • Novelist Diana Abu-Jaber responds to V.S. Naipaul’s recent comments that women are crap writers. Talking to NPR is so classy. I would have just pants-ed the guy. [NPR]

INTERNATIONAL

  • The International Criminal Court is investigating claims that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi ordered the rapes of hundreds of women. [BBC]
  • Ethiopian girls are fighting back against forced marriages as child brides. [BBC]
  • Albertina Sisulu, the “mother” of South Africa’s apartheid movement, died last week at age 92. [New York Times, Black Voices]
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