Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Says Being A Lesbian Is A “Choice”

Today's Lady News
  • A lesbian confronted Rick Santorum at a forum in San Diego last week and asked him how he would treat her if she was his daughter. And not at all unsurprisingly, Santorum told the woman, Kristina Lapinski, that her being gay is her “choice.” [Think Progress
  • Has Gloria Cain been enabling her husband Herman Cain’s alleged sexual harassment of women throughout his career? (And, anyway, is that even a fair question to ask?)  [Madame Noire]
  • Has the antagonistic view of beauty pageants by most feminists lessened in intensity since the ’70s? [BBC]
  • Some good news: Massachusetts’ state senate passed a Transgender Equal Rights Bill today to add “gender identity” to the state’s anti-employment discrimination laws and the Democratic governor has agreed to sign it. [Queerty
  • Blogger Alyssa Rosenberg argues that Naya Rivera deserves an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of the closested lesbian Santana on “Glee.” (Also, if you haven’t watched this Adele mashup, you need to stop what you’re doing and watch it now. I bow down at the altar of Amber Riley’s voice.) [Think Progress]
  • Forget about Tinkerbell — it’s Wendy from “Peter Pan” who needs the big ups! [Gurl.com
  • Pat Passlof, an abstract expressionist painter, died Sunday at age 83. She was as involved in New York City’s abstract expressionist scene, but was not given the attention of colleagues like Willem de Kooning. [New York Times]

INTERNATIONAL

  • How cuts to the British budget will impact women. [Guardian UK]
  • Meet the badass old ladies who do knitting for Denmark’s fashion designers. [Guardian UK]
Contact the author of this post at Jessica@TheFrisky.com. Follow me on Twitter at @JessicaWakeman.
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