Republicans Asking Rep. Todd Akin To Drop Out Of Race

  • Republicans are calling on poorly informed Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of his Senatorial race in Missouri.  Like, begging him: Seriously, please, dude. You are making us look terrible. [Huffington Post]
  • Other things Rep. Akin believes to be true about the uterus! [The Awl]
  • And here’s Em and Lo’s send-up of the top five kinds of “illegitimate rape.” [Em & Lo]
  • Just a friendly reminder that in 2007, Mitt Romney said he would be “delighted” to sign a bill banning all abortions nationwide. His statement on Sunday night in response to the Akin incident said he supports abortion in cases of rape and incest. Before that, he identified as pro-choice and attended a Planned Parenthood fundraiser. So, which is it? [BuzzFeed]
  • Legendary comedienne Phyllis Diller, one of the first female standup comedians, died at age 95. [YahooNPR]
  • Swimmer Diana Nyad, 62, is once again attempting her swim from Cuba to Florida without a wetsuit or a shark cage. This badass lady actually swims with a cap covering part of her face so jellyfish tentacles don’t sting her! She is totally awesome and I wish she were getting more media attention than Ryan “Jeah” Lochte. [AP]
  • Activists from the National Organization for Women are pushing the Democratic National Convention to be more accessible to delegates who are mothers. [Politico]
  • On the plight of the lady tech blogger. [The Atlantic Wire]
  • Meet the East Coast’s lady lobstermen. [NPR]
  • Why does cable TV have so many prostitutes (or prostitute-like behavior) on their shows? [The Daily Beast]
  • Veronique Peck, the widow of “To Kill A Mockingbird” actor Gregory Peck, died on Friday at age 80. Peck worked as a reporter for a French daily newspaper and met her handsome actor husband while interviewing him around the time he filmed “Roman Holiday.” Amazing meet-cute story. [The Wrap]
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