Today’s Lady News: Half Of Americans Support Marriage Equality

  • Half of all Americans believe gay couples have the right to marry, according to a new poll from Gallup. While the amount of support is slightly down from last year, it is still the second year that a majority of Americans have supported marriage equality. [Reuters]
  • Teen birth rates may be down, but America still has the highest pregnancy rate of any industrialized nation. [TIME]
  • At least two more anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy centers” are planned to open in Queens and Harlem, two New York City neighborhoods with high rates of abortion. Two other “crisis pregnancy centers” are slated to open in NYC this summer. [New York Daily News]
  • On black women and fat. [New York Times]
  • co-founder Jessica Valenti on MCA’s feminist legacy. [The Nation]
  • Actress Elisabeth Moss from “Mad Men” talks Peggy Olsen and feminism. [Metro]
  • This lesbian chick tried out to be one of the castmembers of “The Real L Word” and lived to tell about it. [AfterEllen]


  • Niger, Africa, is the worst country in the world to be a mother due to its high level of maternal mortality and current food crisis, according to Save The Children’s annual report. [Guardian UK]
  • Claire Lomas, a paralyzed woman from the UK, has become the first person to complete a marathon in a “bionic” suit which enables her to walk. [BBC]
  • Nine men in the UK have been found guilty of plying underage girls, some as young as 13, with drugs and alcohol in order to rape them. [The Sun UK
  • Jessica Leandra Dos Santos, a 20-year-old South African model who is white, has been thrown into the public eye for sending racist tweets about a black man she encountered at the supermarket and using a racial slur against blacks. [TheRoot]
  • Female mechanics in Canada on the “Mad Men” moments they face at work. [Toronto Star]
  • Meet the new generation of young female dramatists. [Telegraph UK]
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