Today’s Lady News: Man Arrested For Abortion Clinic Firebombing Over New Year’s

  • An Alabama man has been arrested for allegedly firebombing an abortion clinic in Pensacola, Florida, on January 1. Bobby Joe Rogers was homeless yet seen at the almost daily anti-abortion protests outside the clinic. [Washington Post]
  • Today’s end-of-year jobs report showed 200,000 new jobs created in December — but therein contained jobs gained for men and lost for women. Shocker of shocks, white men have gained the most jobs over the past year. Don’t pop the champagne just yet, Obama. []
  • Eve Arnold, a pioneering photojournalist who was one of the first women to join the Magnum Photography Agency, died Wednesday at 99. [Los Angeles Times]
  • How to help a friend through an abortion. [Jezebel]
  • Feministing co-founder Jessica Valenti on why The Washington Post’s new women-write-about-politics blog, She The People, is bad for women. []
  • Fun fact: as a senator, Rick Santorum uttered the word “abortion” over 1,000 times during 11 years in office, which accounted for 12 percent of all Senate mentions of the word. [Think Progress]
  • I never realized how many advertisements depict women as food to be eaten. [Sociological Images]
  • The women of Egypt express their frustration at the failures of the Arab Spring revolution. [BBC]
  • Jamaica’s first female prime minister, Portia Simpson Miller, was sworn into office for the second time yesterday. She briefly had the position in 2007. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Meet Sister Lynda Dearlove, who runs Women at the Well, a “safe house” for sex workers in London’s King’s Cross neighborhood. [Guardian UK]
  • Happy 600th birthday, Joan of Arc! [France 24]
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