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Today’s Lady News: Ohio Bill Would Require Men Seeking Viagra To Get Sex Therapist OK

  • Men looking for a prescription for Viagra would first need to get a sex therapist’s permission, a cardiac stress test, and confirmation that “the patient’s symptoms are not solely attributable to one or more psychological conditions” under a new bill introduced by State Senator Nina Turner (D-Cleveland). The bill is meant to underscore the inequality in the anti-abortion bills that require women to get medically unnecessary ultrasounds and other procedures. [Business Week]
  • Tracie McMillan, the journalist and author who was attacked yesterday by Rush Limbaugh on his radio show during his rant about “overeducated young single white women,” talks back. [The Atlantic Wire
  • Speaking of Rush, let’s stop insulting people by comparing them to sex workers and sluts. [The Gloss]
  • Sue Simmons from New York City’s WNBC/Channel 4 news will not have her contract renewed after 32 years. Her male counterpart Chuck Scarborough’s contract has been renewed for three more years. [New York Post]
  • How NPR became a hotbed for female journalists. [The Daily Beast]
  • Democratic women running for office are using Rush Limbaugh’s recent “slut” slurs to their advantage during fundraising. [CBS News
INTERNATIONAL
  • Iranian women living in exile are posing nude in protest of their home country’s oppressive regime. [Think Progress]
  • A 17-year-old boy in Zimbabwe has been sentenced to caning for taking a photo of a woman on his cell phone camera, posting it on Facebook, and calling her a prostitute in the caption. The woman saw the picture online and called police, who charged him with “criminal insult.” [The Daily News]
Contact the author of this post at Jessica@TheFrisky.com. Follow me on Twitter at @JessicaWakeman.
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