Pregnant Woman Fired Over Bathroom Breaks

  • A woman named April Roller is suing her former employer for unlawful termination after it fired her for taking too many bathroom breaks while she was pregnant. Roller was also given a person trash can to barf in at her desk rather than go to the bathroom to puke. I bet that increased workplace productivity! Is this company serious? For less than nine months, they couldn’t deal with a pregnant woman puking and peeing? [The Gloss]
  • North Carolina’s decision to issue “Choose Life” anti-abortion license plates is unconstitutional because NC doesn’t offer similar plates in support of reproductive rights, a judge ruled on Friday. [WRAL]
  • Two retired military women, one a former Air Force flight nurse and another an Army Colonel, were among the first people to be married last week after Washington State’s law legalizing same-sex marriage went into effect. [Washington Post]
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and more rising female politicians on our radar. [TresSugar]
  • On Suzanne Venker’s sexist “war on men” piece and the myth that men and women have fundamentally different types of brains. [Sociological Images]
  • Father Bill Brennan, a 92-year-old priest in Wisconsin, has been punished by the Catholic Church for celebrating Mass with a woman priest. [Huffington Post]
  • Eight reasons the women of hip hop are oppressed. [All Hip Hop]
  • On straight women, gay bars, and the concept of “safe spaces.” [Bitch Magazine]
  • Meet Gabrielle Ludwig, a 50-year-old transsexual women’s basketball player for Mission College. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • Twenty examples of why sexist, immature d-bags Spencer’s Gifts do not deserve any of your money this holiday season — or anytime of year, really. [BuzzFeed]


  • Check out this computer game that teaches women in Mexico how to safely take the abortion pill. [Jezebel]
  • Female scientists from the University of Bristol made a spoof video responding to that awful, sexed-up PSA that was supposedly trying to encourage more women to go into science. [Telegraph UK]

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