Today’s Lady News: Happy Women’s Equality Day!

  • Happy Women’s Equality Day, ladies! [National Women’s History Project]
  • Anna Holmes, founder of, on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s gender problems. [Washington Post]
  • Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, 40, of Austria has become the first woman to reach all 14 summits of the Himalayas without using bottled oxygen. You go girl! [BBC]

  • What happened to the 11-year-old girl who was gang-raped in Cleveland, Texas. [Jezebel]
  • A feminist mom confronts princess birthday parties. [Fem2pt0]
  • Why are there barely any black female action heroes? (Zoe Saldana in “Colombiana” being a notable exception.) [Clutch Magazine]
  • Esther Gordy Williams, who helped build Motown Records, died on Wednesday at age 91. [Rolling Stone]
  • Nora Bredes, who fought against a nuclear power plant being built on Long Island in the 1980s, died at age 60. [New York Times]


  • Iran’s reaction to “Circumstance,” a new flick about two 16-year-old lesbians, was “a little hostile.” [Huffington Post]

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