Today’s Lady News: Michele Bachmann Jokes About Ex-Gay Therapy

  • Rep. Michele Bachmann made an insensitive quip about the so-called “ex-gay therapy” her husband does on “The Tonight Show” on Friday, joking that she thought it was “a mid-life crisis line — ‘Pray away the grey.'” Har har har. [Think Progress]
  • Remember that piece in Psychology Today last year about a “study” that “proved” black women are unattractive? The London School of Economics has decided to place its author, Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa, on teaching probation for one year for making the school look bad. [Racialicious]
  • Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell ends today: lesbian and gay troops will no longer be forced to hide their sexuality while serving in the military! [Washington Blade]

  • Can a TV show be feminist if there aren’t any feminist characters on it? Good question. [Meta Pancakes]
  • Meet Aevin Dugas, owner of the world’s largest Afro. [Black Snob]
  • Kara Kennedy, a TV producer and the daughter of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, died on Friday at age 51. [New York Times]


  • Women marched through Jakarta in miniskirts and leggings yesterday after an Indonesian politician said Friday that women should avoid wearing tight clothes so they don’t get raped. Glad to know that victim-blaming is not just a Canadian thing. [Yahoo]
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the IMF who was accused of sexually assaulting a maid in a NYC hotel, gave his first TV interview since the events and said Nafissatou Diallo “lied about everything.” Strauss-Kahn insisted there was no “aggression or constraint” in his interactions with Diallo and that he is not guilty of rape but of “moral fault.” [Guardian UK]

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