Today’s Lady News: “Women Aren’t Discriminated Against Anymore,” Says Romney Advisor

  • An advisor of Mitt Romney’s 2012 GOP presidential campaign, Robert Bork gave an interview with Newsweek where he criticized the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. “Women are a majority of the population now—a majority in university classrooms and a majority in all kinds of contexts,” Bork said. “It seems to me silly to say, ‘Gee, they’re discriminated against and we need to do something about it.’ They aren’t discriminated against anymore.” Oh my. Do people actually think this way? [The Daily Beast]
  • Check out Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s comments to female judges at the Association of Women Judges event in New Jersey this weekend. []
  • What black women owe Anita Hill. [Essence]
  • A 14-year-old girl’s name became a Twitter “trending topic” after an alleged sex tape of her performing oral sex on a classmate — filmed without her knowledge — went viral. [Clutch Magazine]
  • A Kansas woman named Bertie McConnell was pleasantly surprised on her 90th birthday when she received a certificate of membership to the sorority Zeta Tau Alpha. McConnell participated in rush for the sorority at a Topeka college in 1941, but had to drop rush when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Her daughter worked with the college’s Zeta chapter to score her mom a long-overdue invite. Cute! [Huffington Post]
  • A commenter compiled five “unspoken rules for women.” [Jezebel]
  • Readers in the Boston area may want to check out a forum being held in Wayland, Massachusetts, tomorrow (October 18) about teen dating violence and how to protect yourselves and each other. Wayland is the town where the body of 18-year-old Lauren Astley was found after she had been murdered by her ex-boyfriend.  []
  • Paula Ettelbrick, an LGBT rights activist and professor of sexual and law at NYU Law, died this month at age 56. Ettelbrick was the former director of Lamda Legal and the former executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. []
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