Jerry Lewis On Women Comedians: “I Cannot Sit And Watch A Lady Diminish Her Qualities”

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  • Comedian Jerry Lewis does not like any dainty little flowers, I mean women, who perform comedy, because it’s just so crass and unladylike. “I don’t have any,” he said when asked to name his favorite comediennes. “I can’t see women don’t that. It bothers me … I cannot sit and watch a lady diminish her qualities to the lowest common denominator.” And this is not, in fact, the first time the 87-year-old has said made bigoted statements like this. [The Daily Beast]
  • And on that note, here’s Christina Wilkinson, the comic who was sexually heckled by men in the audience and then punished by the comedy owners for asking why they didn’t toss the hecklers out. [xoJane]
  • Mississippi may soon jail women who suffer miscarriages and stillbirths under manslaughter laws. [Mother Jones]
  • College women are drinking more alcohol and doing it more frequently than college men, according to a new study in a journal called (uh oh) Alcoholism. [Huffington Post]
  • A trans high school senior in Albuquerque, New Mexico, skipped graduation instead of wearing the white gown worn by female graduates that the school was trying to force him to wear. Damian Garcia asked to wear the black cap and gown worn by male graduates and was refused. [Advocate]
  • An abortion clinic counselor writes about her own pregnancy. [Feministing]
  • This letter posted on the wall of a girl’s bathroom stall will give you the warm and fuzzies. [Jezebel]
  • A candidate for Lt. Governor of Virginia is very concerned that marriage equality will lead to sex with bulls. Yes, bulls. [LGBTQ Nation]
  • An interview with Lauren Greenfield, director of the must-see documentary “Queen Of Versailles.” [Rookie Mag]

INTERNATIONAL

  • Russia has denied parole to one of the members of Pussy Riot, who went on a hunger strike yesterday because she was banned from attending her own parole hearing. [NYmag.com]
  • On how the garment industry in Bangladesh exploited women workers through low wages. [Huffington Post]
  • Here’s how India’s Bollywood actors and actresses are fighting back against sexual violence. [Huffington Post]
  • The UN Population Fund is focusing on contraception for 222 million in the developing world. [Jakarta Globe]

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