Today’s Lady News: Saudi Women Flout The Driving Ban

  • Today is the day Saudi Arabian women are holding a mass protest by breaking the law and driving. Our thoughts are with them! [Christian Science Monitor, The Daily Beast]
  • Brazil is considering a quota for Sao Paulo Fashion Week which requires that 20 percent of its models be black. If only American fashion shows would do the same thing. [Daily Mail UK]
  • A boarding school in Kenya offers fathers a traditional dowry to secure their girls an education. [CNN]

  • Anti-abortion billboards targeting Latinas have been forced to come down. [Feministing]
  • Newt Gingrich is demanding an apology from NBC News after it quoted unnamed aides who said his wife, Callista Gingrich, is the reason his aides all quit his campaign in a mass exodus last week. [Yahoo]
  • With summer heat comes lots more sexual harassment. Doesn’t it, ladies? [Essence]
  • Meet Amanda Hocking, vampire romance novelist, self-publishing star and one of the best-selling e-authors on Amazon. [New York Times]
  • A Dallas Cowboy cheerleader might be selling herself for sex parties on Craigslist, which I suspect is against a lot of NFL rules. [Deadspin]
  • Why women are better investors. [The Week]
  • Halle Berry speaks out on breaking the cycle of domestic violence. [Essence]


  • The UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution today which condemns discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. [Gender Across Borders]
  • Australia has already integrated women into its submarines. U.S. women in the Navy should be following soon behind. [The Mary Sue]