Today’s Lady News: GA Lawmaker Compares Women To Cows & Pigs

  • A Republican state representative compared women to livestock earlier this week, while he spoke in favor of criminalizing abortion after 20 weeks. Speaking to the restriction on abortion even when the fetus isn’t expected to live, Terry England said, “I’ve had the experience of delivering calves, dead and alive — delivering pigs, dead and alive. It breaks our hearts to see those animals not make it.” Yes, your reproductive health care was just compared to that of a barnyard animal.  [Raw Story]
  • Job growth has been stronger for men than women during most of 2010 and 2011. But interestingly, the last few months have been stronger in job growth for women. Well, we do earn more advanced degrees, so … [New York Times]
  • I co-sign everything Emily McCombs at xoJane has to say about kinky sex and feminism. (And humbly submit my own writings on the subject here and here. [xoJane]
  • Katha Pollit of The Nation checks in on Bei Bei Shuai, a woman in Indiana who has been charged with attempted feticide and murder for attempting suicide while she was pregnant. Shaui was eight months pregnant when her boyfriend told her he was married and had another family, which he was returning to. Shaui tried to kill herself by eating rat poison, but was saved; her baby was delivered and died 12 days later. [The Nation]
  • The HIV rate among black women in some U.S. cities now rivals that of some countries in Africa. [Madame Noire]
  • What do we think of the gay bar in Chicago — presumably targeted towards men— that has banned women after 11 p.m.? [Queerty]
  • Fourteen-year-old Willow Turfano makes us feel inadequate: she saved up $12,000 and purchased a foreclosed home in Florida. [NPR]
  • Last night’s episode of “Parks and Recreation” was apparently all about feminism? [Think Progress]
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