Today’s Lady News: Gloria Allred Would Be “Impressed” With His Dick Size, Donald Trump Crows

  • When pressed about transgender beauty queen Jenna Talackova, who was first disqualified from Miss Universe and then re-qualified following an uproar, pageant co-owner Donald Trump bragged that Jenna’s lawyer Gloria Allred would be “very impressed” with his anatomy, if he were forced to prove his gender. EW. [New York Daily News]
  • Shaima Alawadi, a 32-year-old Iraqi-American, was murdered last month in an attack that police, and the country at large, thought was an anti-Muslim hate crime. But new documents obtained suggest family violence  — of some sort — in the California woman’s death. Alawadi was supposedly planning to divorce her husband and move out of state when she was killed. Her 17-year-old daughter was also “distraught” over a forced, arranged marriage to a cousin. Police haven’t implicated anyone in particular in the murder, but are supposedly less certain the death was a simple hate crime. [UTS San Diego]
  • and Hacker School have announced 10 grants of $5,000 each to women in technology who’d like to attend the 2012 summer session of Hacker School in Brooklyn, New York. []
  • Why the literary landscape continues to disadvantage women. [The New Republic]
  • On why the Twitter handle Fat Betty Francis is problematic. [Betty Confidential]
  • Meet our favorite new Tumblr: Texts From Hillary Clinton! [Texts From Hillary
  • Lawmakers in Chile blocked a bill that would have allowed life-saving abortions for women who might die if they carry their pregnancies to term. They also blocked another bill that would have allowed abortion in the case of rape. [Fox News]
  • An 11-year-old girl from an indigenous group in Colombia called the Wayuu gave birth to a child last week. [Huffington Post]
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