Today’s Lady News: On Being Over 50 And Pregnant

  • New York magazine has a controversial piece about whether it’s unethical — morally, biologically, etc. — to be 50+ and pregnant, which is now possible thanks to science. Rather than wrap my head around that conundrum, I’m going to marvel at what it must be like for this kid to have a big brother who’s 35 years older. [New York]
  • The first African woman to win a Nobel Prize has died at age 71. Wangari Maathai, an environmentalist and feminist, paid women to plant trees to fight erosion and create firewood. [New York Times]
  • Amber Rose says people hate on her all the time because she’s a woman. There’s probably a lot of truth to that. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Celebs who want you to know they are not feminists. [The Gloss]
  • Meet Samantha (“Sam”), the lesbian cast member on the new “Real World: San Diego.” [After Ellen]
  • Spoiler alert: a character on “Grey’s Anatomy” had an abortion. [Feministing]
  • A church in Toledo, Ohio has erected a billboard which says “Being Gay is NOT a gift from God.” But getting these people a copy editor would be! Since when is “gay” capitalized? [Queerty]
  • A female law clerk in Montana has filed a lawsuit against a judge who slapped her ass with a legal file. [Jezebel]
  • How to explain homosexuality to your kid. [Madam Noire]

INTERNATIONAL

  • A video of a gang rape in Nigeria was posted on the Internet. Police say a victim has not come forward, but comments on the post lead them to question two men about the attack. [The Root]

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