“Bad Barbies” Girl Gang Terrorizing The Bronx

  • There’s a girl gang called the “Bad Barbies” in The Bronx who are an offshoot of a larger Latino gang throughout New York City. Hmm, ladies, this is not the sort of gender equality we support. [New York Post]
  • The New York Times had an in-depth piece this weekend about the town of Steubenville, Ohio, and the sexual assault of a young woman, possibly by members of the high school football team. [New York Times]
  • Will the Newtown, Connecticut, massacre finally force us to have a conversation about violence and masculinity in America? [Ms. Magazine]
  • Time Inc. has named Martha Nelson its first-ever female editor-in-chief. Nelson will oversee People, Time, Sports Illustrated, and other magazines. [The Wrap]
  • The city of Helena, Montana, has passed nondiscrimination protections for its LGBT citizens in employment, housing and public accommodations. [Think Progress]
  • On why the “nice guys commit rape, too” conversation, pushed by the dude blog The Good Men Project, is not helpful to dismantling rape culture. [Guardian UK]
  • A marriage equality bill is headed to Rhode Island’s state senate next year. [Queerty]
  • Last week was a pretty shitty week for black women in the workplace — here’s why. [The Root]
  • Our Mommie Dearest columnist Avital Norman Nathman on fashion and feminism. [Ms. Magazine]
  • Blogger Erin Matson on pregnancy after an eating disorder. [Erin To The Max]
  • Will there ever be a black “Daria”? [Madame Noire]
  • Tedious human being Bret Easton Ellis has apologized to “Zero Dark Thirty” director Kathryn Bigelow for tweeting that she’s only getting recognition as a director because she’s hot. [ONTD]


  • A woman in Delhi, India was brutally gang raped on a bus. [New York Times]
  • Gunman murdered five women working with the United Nations on behalf of polio vaccination in Pakistan. [New York Times]
  • Saudi Arabia is easing restrictions on women’s right to work. [BBC]
  • An editorial from the Vatican’s official newspaper claims that lesbian and gay couples exist in “a different reality.” [Think Progress]
  • South Korea is close to electing its first female president. [Feministing]

See a story that belongs in Today’s Lady News? Send it to me at [email protected] Follow me on Twitter.