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Today’s Lady News: Majority Of Americans Support Birth Control With No Extra Cost

  • Sixty-six percent of Americans say they support the government’s decision to require health insurers to make birth control available without co-pays, according to a new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation. [Think Progress, Kaiser Family Foundation]
  • Dick Cheney’s new memoir includes an incident in which he describes Condoleezza Rice as “tearfully” admitting a mistake. Some say it was sexist for Cheney to describe Rice’s behavior like that because he was perhaps casting judgment on her for crying at work. What do y’all think? [Clutch Magazine]

  • A University of Buffalo study finds women are getting more “hypersexualized” on the cover of Rolling Stone. Over 1,000 cover images of both men and women were analyzed and while a small comparatively small percentage of men were hypersexualized from the 1960s to the 2000s, the hypersexualization of women jumped dramatically. [Em & Lo]
  • An 18-year-old man from Georgia has been accused of forcing four women into prostitution. Eighteen-years-old, you guys. [Tennessean]
  • Sitting at your desk all day will kill you. Sorry, Frisky staffers. [Kansas City]
  • Meet Jane Haubrich, an adorable five-year-old weathercaster. [Feministing]
  • Fifty reasons black women are beautiful. [Essence]

INTERNATIONAL

  • Feministing blogger Chloe Angyal, a native Australian, explains the quaint Aussie invention called “men’s sheds.” [Feministing]

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