Woman Has Baby, Gets Arrested By Tennessee Police For Using Meth While Pregnant

todays lady news
  • Tennessee has arrested its first new mother under a new law that charges women for assault for using narcotics while pregnant. A 26-year-old mom was arrested after she tested positive for meth, which she admitted to using before her baby’s birth. Call me crazy, but maybe quality drug rehabilitation treatment might work better than throwing addicts in jail?!  A law like this automatically targets anyone who isn’t financially privileged enough to afford rehab in the first place. (Also, sneaky way to give rights to fetuses, everyone!)  [Think Progress]
  • On Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, abortion, and the politics of respectability. [Bitch Magazine]
  • I don’t even want to click a story with “revenge rape” in the headline. [Feminist.org]
  • Here are 11 brave women who reported sexual harassment in the workplace. [Huffington Post]
  • A travel website aims to set up Black women in America with European men under the theory that there are not enough men in America to date Black women. [For Harriet]
  • How coming out of the closet changed this woman’s body image. [Cosmopolitan]
  • A Mormon feminist gives up. [xoJane]
  • Ford Models founder Eileen Ford, who discovered Brooke Shields, Lauren Hutton, and Candice Bergen, has died at 92. [Telegraph UK]

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