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Today In People Are Terrible: Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson Says Women Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Vote

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Today In People Are Terrible, a reverend named Jesse Lee Peterson has claimed women “can’t handle stress,” “go nuts,” and “freak out” and therefore shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

In a speech for his organization, BOND, a conservative African-American group which claims to promote “Men, Families and Faith,” Rev. Peterson longed for “the good old days” when “men were tougher” and “in charge.”  (Are we shocked to learn this gentleman is also a frequent guest of Sean Hannity’s on Fox News?)  Why, he even calls his own grandma “crazy” — and is nostalgic for the days when men like his grandfather would “deal with it.”

You can watch Rev. Peterson’s speech, or I’ve transcribed most of his  misogyny-spewing speech after the jump (with the most WTF-iest WTF parts in bold!): Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Half Of Americans Support Marriage Equality

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  • Half of all Americans believe gay couples have the right to marry, according to a new poll from Gallup. While the amount of support is slightly down from last year, it is still the second year that a majority of Americans have supported marriage equality. [Reuters]
  • Teen birth rates may be down, but America still has the highest pregnancy rate of any industrialized nation. [TIME]
  • At least two more anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy centers” are planned to open in Queens and Harlem, two New York City neighborhoods with high rates of abortion. Two other “crisis pregnancy centers” are slated to open in NYC this summer. [New York Daily News] Keep reading »

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It’s not an accident that when I rummage through my underwear drawer on laundry day, the only pair I can find is a lacy red thong or a silky black G-string. I wear my favorite intimates first, and am then left with the rest as a last resort. But in my case, the last resort is what other people would call “sexy lingerie.”

Yes, I’m a lover of granny panties.

Back in high school, I joined in with the rest of my friends were trying on tiny undies and thong shopping. This is the only reason I own “sexy underwear” to begin with — they’re left over from my experimental days. As I grew up, I came to two conclusions. One, granny panties are fucking comfortable, and two, the only person I should worry about impressing is myself. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Young Women Aren’t Completing HPV Vaccinations

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  • The amount of young women completing the three vaccinations required for the HPV vaccine is not only low, but also dropping. The journal Cancer has published a report saying young women are not completing the full series of Gardasil, which is the only way to be fully protected from the strains of HPV which lead to cervical cancer. [New York Times
  • Melinda Gates’ new crusade for the Gates Foundation is spreading the use of contraception worldwide to promote women’s health. But not surprisingly, the Catholic church is none too pleased about this fact. [The Daily Beast
  • Colorado’s House Finance Committee advanced a bill that would legalize civil unions. [Think Progress] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: More Teens Using “Highly Effective” Birth Control

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  • Recently we lamented that teen girls are just not getting pregnant like they used to. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has one theory as to why: more teens are using “highly effective” contraception, such as the Pill or the patch, when they have sex. [New York Times]
  • Over one-third of OBGYNs who work for religiously-affiliated hospitals say they have had a conflict with their employer over providing patient care that did not gel with the institution’s religious tenets — such as contraception and sterilization. Of OBGYN’s working at Catholic hospitals, half of them reported a conflict. [Baltimore Sun
  • American University’s outgoing Student Body President came out as transgender in an op-ed in the student newspaper, in which she asked to be called by her chosen name Sarah and female pronouns (she/her). [Human Rights Campaign, American University's The Eagle] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: JCPenney Features Ad With Lesbian Moms, Bigots Freak Out

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  • Cranky group of bigots One Million Moms is hopping mad at a new JCPenney ad for Mother’s Day which depicts models who seem to be gay moms. Gay women with children, gah! Doesn’t JCPenney know that the proper way to teach children about homosexuality is — as this North Carolina pastor advocated — to punch your son if he has a limp wrist?! Get with the program, JCP: less happy families, more child abuse! [ABC News]
  • Legislators in New York City have allocated funds towards the development of smartphone apps that will help report street harassment to appropriate city agencies — such as a man masturbating outside a school or workers at construction companies hired by the city who yell obscenities at women on the street. [NY Daily News
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