Today’s Lady News: 24-Year-Old Sara Ganim Wins Pulitzer Prize

  • Sara Ganim, a 24-year-old reporter at the Patriot News, won a Pulitzer Prize in local reporting for breaking the story about former Coach Jerry Sandusky and the Penn State University sex abuse scandal — making her one of the youngest people ever to win a Pulitzer. [Poynter]
  • The Washington Post reminds us that Mitt Romney is pro-stay-at-home-moms, unless they are on welfare, in which case they need to learn “the dignity of work.” [Washington Post]
  • Takedowns of Katie Roiphe’s 50 Shades Of Grey/BDSM piece in Newsweek that you should check out include this one by Megan Carpentier at Raw Story and this one by Virginia Heffernan at Yahoo.
  • More on Mitt Romney’s gender gap with Barack Obama in the polls. [New York Times]
  • A Good Samaritan in Chicago stopped a cab driver from sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman in an alleyway by chasing him down the street with a shovel. You go, dude. [Stop Street Harassment]
  • Meet Maria Thornton McClain, the first woman in Indiana to be ordained as a Catholic priest. The Roman Catholic Church doesn’t officially recognize the ordination of women. [IndyStar]
  • Meet 15 of the all-time most powerful women on TV. [FlavorWire]
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