Today’s Lady News: “The Daily Show” Schools Michele Bachmann On The HPV Vaccine

  • Kristen Schaal was on “The Daily Show” last night as Senior Women’s Issues Correspondent addressing Rep. Michele Bachmann’s latest WTF claim that she met a woman whose child became mentally retarded from the HPV vaccine. Which, as you may have heard, the medical community says is total BS. Wear headphones and there’s imagery that’s NSFW at the end, so make sure your boss isn’t a-lurkin’! [The Daily Show]
  • Virginia may lose all 22 clinics that provide abortion. What does that mean? People who can afford to will travel up to places like New York where abortion is much more accessible. And everyone who can’t afford it? If you have an unintended pregnancy, then it sucks to be you. [New York Times]
  • Journalist Lea Goldman at Marie Claire examines the “pinkification” of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), when tons of products become pink and we’re told a portion goes to breast cancer research. But how much money do researchers actually receive — and how much of this is just opportunistic hucksterism? [Marie Claire]

  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is a more popular public figure than the president. Well, isn’t that something. [Bloomberg]
  • Meet the five scientists honored with a L’Oreal USA fellowship for Women In Science. Congratulations, ladies! [MakeEpicMedia]
  • Cosmopolitan magazine hired “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski to pen a monthly column called “Getting What You Want” about getting ahead in the workplace. [New York Observer]
  • Black and transgender? Then life is hard, according to a new report from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. [Think Progress]
  • Ruth Simmons, the first African-American to serve as president of an Ivy League school, has announced she will step down from Brown University at the end of this year. [Washington Post]
  • One woman explains how having an abortion helped to her become a better mom. [Mommyish]

INTERNATIONAL

  • Helle Thorning-Schmidt has won the Danish election for prime minister. She’ll be Denmark’s first female PM. [BBC]
  • An Indian production company has lifted a ban on an actress who was accused of having an affair with an actor. The ban was set down earlier this week when the alleged affair came to light. [The Daily Beast]

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