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Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Suspends Campaign, Anti-Woman Asshattery Probably Still Forthcoming

  • Rick Santorum suspended his presidential campaign today after an interminably long campaign riddled with the most horrendous, anti-woman, bigoted of comments. I look forward to what Santorum will be able to cook up now that he has all this free time on his hands. [New York Times
  • Arizona’s state House of Representatives has voted to advance a bill banning most abortions after 20 weeks, as well as establishing a website with images of fetuses at various stages of development for women to view. The bill now heads to Republican Governor Jan Brewer’s desk. [Washington Post]
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton submitted her own post for the Texts From Hillary Clinton meme and I think we can all agree this wins the Internet. G2G Scrunchie time! [Texts From Hillary Clinton]
  • After Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker repealed the state’s equal pay law, a state senator spoke to The Daily Beast and suggested in an interview that pay inequity between men and women isn’t “discrimination” but from “money [being] more important to men … more money-conscious.” [Think Progress]
  • The new tactic by the Republican National Committee is to claim President Obama’s job policies are hurting women. But is there any truth to it? [Washington Post]
  • Attention, NYC women: there’s a pervy groper on the loose. [New York Daily News
  • Has motherhood — in particular, “competitive motherhood” — replaced wifehood as the reason women must squelch their own ambitions? [XX Factor]
  • Blogger Alyssa Rosenberg on what “American Pie” and “The Hunger Games” can teach us about underestimating boys and romance. [Think Progress
INTERNATIONAL
  • Miss Universe pageant officials have announced that transgendered women will henceforth be allowed to compete in pageant competitions. This decision comes after a kerfluffle in which trans contestant Jenna Talackova was disqualified from competing, then re-qualified following an uproar. Donald Trump is still a pig, though. [Madame Noire]
  • Meet Fahkra Younas, a Pakistani woman who underwent surgery 38 times to repair damage inflicted by a man who threw acid on her face. [New York Times]
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