Today’s Lady News: Three Canadians Convicted Of So-Called “Honor Killings”

  • Three Afghan-Canadians have been convicted of murdering three teenaged girls and their dad’s first wife in so-called “honor killings.” Two of the daughters were reportedly killed because they wanted boyfriends against their fathers’ wishes; the father also said his daughters dressed in Western clothes. The eldest daughter at one point left home to live in a shelter because of abuse at home, which is reportedly when their father, brother and mother decided to kill the four women. What a terribly sad story. I am heartened, at least, to see the killers punished. [BBC]
  • GOP presidential wannabe Mitt Romney has trashed President Obama’s recent decision requiring religiously affiliated employers to offer birth control coverage in their health plans — despite the fact he made a similar decision himself as governor of Massachusetts. [Huffington Post]
  • Linda McMahon of the World Wrestling Federation is seeking to run for the Senate in Connecticut again in 2012. [Wall Street Journal]
  • New York City public schools are required to teach sex education beginning this semester. What exactly will they be learning? [New York Times]
  • GOP presidential nominee Newt Gingrich may have a “woman voter problem. [Christian Science Monitor]
  • Longtime Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown has donated $30 million in a joint donation to Columbia and Stanford to established a media-tech institute which locations on both coasts. [New York Observer]
  • What Zooey Deschanel’s show “New Girl” says about the recession-era man. [GOOD]


  • A Russian female punk band called Pussy Riot was arrested in Moscow on Friday for performing a song that was anti-President Vladmir Putin. [Telegraph UK]
  • Ukraine’s topless FEMEN protesters were detained in Davos, Switzerland, after baring all outside a World Economic Forum event. [Global Post]
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