Today’s Lady News: Michele Bachmann, Anti-Gay Pol, Is Using Katy Perry’s “Firework” Anthem

  • Rep. Michele Bachmann, who is staunchly anti-gay, is using Katy Perry’s song, “Firework,” an anthem to tolerance and acceptance, on her campaign trail. Katy, get on this, quick! [Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Six Planned Parenthood clinics will close in Minnesota after cuts to federal Title X funding. Here’s how Indiana Planned Parenthood responded to recent budget cuts to its clinics. [UPI]
  • The new flick “Horrible Bosses” seems to have confused the terms “sex criminal” with “maneater.” [Feministing]
  • How to be a feminist boyfriend. (Or husband. Or girlfriend. Or wife.) [Sexy Feminist]

  • Who are the winners and losers in Walmart’s sexual discrimination lawsuit victory? [The Week]
  • Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband will write a memoir about her experience getting shot in the head by a mentally ill constituent last January. [ Daily Intel]
  • Two-thirds of Americans would vote for a gay or lesbian for president, according to a new Gallup poll. [Think Progress]
  • An adult woman explains why she has chosen abstinence as her method of birth control. [Essence]
  • Christiane Amanpour of ABC will receive the 2011 Walter Cronkite Award Excellence in Journalism from Arizona State University. [MediaBistro]
  • Comedienne Tig Notaro on her new show “Tig Has Friends,” which LOGO changed the name of after the pilot episode aired. It’s now called “Tig Has Vague Acquaintances.” [The Hairpin]
  • Botox had better watch out for Dysport, the latest “botulinum toxin product.” [Jezebel]
  • I totally want to check out “Five Friends,” a new documentary about the importance of male friendship. [Good Men Project]


  • Bollocks! British Vogue cannot tell its Asian models apart. [Jezebel]
  • Supplying the morning-after pill for free in Wales in the UK has apparently had little impact curbing teen pregnancy. Even if that’s true, I still think it should be free for everyone. [BBC]
  • Thirty things people need to stop believing about “Third World” women. [The F Bomb]
  • The first-ever lesbian wedding was held recently in Nepal. Gay marriage is not legal in the country, but the ceremony to wed two Americans in matrimony was nevertheless held by a Hindu priest. [BBC]
  • Yingluck Shinawatra is campaigning to be Thailand’s first-ever female prime minister. Her billionaire brother, who lives in exile, was deposed as prime minister five years ago. [Yahoo]

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