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Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Prevention Funding Vetoed, Called “Distraction” By SC Gov. Nikki Haley

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South Carolina’s Republican Governor Nikki Haley — who is buds with Mitt Romney! — vetoed $453,680 last week for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention through the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence And Assault. According to the Charleston City Paper, Haley’s explanation was that the funds would “distract” the Department of Health and Environmental Control, presumably from more important issues. (Because apparently the effects of physical and/or sexual violence are not health issues?) Haley wrote:

“Each of these lines attempts to serve a portion of our population for which we extend our sympathy and encouragement, but nevertheless, it is only a small portion of South Carolina’s chronically ill or abused. Overall, these special add-on lines distract from the agency’s broader mission of protecting South Carolina’s public health.”

Mind you, Gov. Haley is the same women who told the ladies of “The View,” while speaking about her opposition to health care reform, that “Women don’t care about contraception.” Yeah, she said that. We don’t care about being raped or beaten either, Governor!

The economy is in the shitter. Other stuff got cut, too. Teachers’ salaries took a hit; $500,000 for “marketing and branding at the Department of Agriculture” may have to wait. I get it.  But this is real people’s lives that are being affected right now. And reventative services prevent bad, costly stuff from coming down the road later. Keep reading »

Texas Wants To Ban Doctors From Even Talking About Abortion

  • Yes, seriously: Texas wants to ban doctors from even talking about — or as Texas puts it, “promoting” — abortion as an option.  Some people really believe ignorance is a good thing, huh? [Dallas Observer]
  • Mississippi’s only abortion clinic will be kept open longer that originally thought after a judge has extended a block on a law that aimed to close it July 1. [CNNBBC]
  • Jane Lynch and Billie Jean King are supporting LPAC, a lesbian super-PAC that will provide financial packing to lesbian political candidates. [Huffington Post]
  • The Green Party’s nominee Jill Stein has revealed her running mate will be Cheri Honkala, a homeless activist with the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign. [Time]
  • A pregnant lesbian and her girlfriend were asked to leave a Kentucky park because they were kissing. [Queerty]
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Daniel Tosh Suggests Audience Rape Woman Who Complains About Rape Jokes

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  • “Tosh 2.0″ host and comedian Daniel Tosh suggested an audience rape a woman who complained about rape jokes, asking “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by, like, five guys right now? Like right now? What if a bunch of guys just raped her?” I just can’t even with this one. [Cookies For Breakfast]
  • Oh, but there’s more fuckery! Radio personality Kidd Kraddick said on Monday morning that he thinks women lie about being roofied, blabbing about the “new epidemic that’s sweeping America: It’s the ‘Women who say they’ve been roofied’ epidemic.’ … A lot of times women get really drunk and are like ‘Ah! I got roofied.’” [Dallas Observer]
  • Anti-Mitt Romney election ads from Planned Parenthood, airing in swing states, seem to be swaying women against him. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

German Mayor Helpfully Allocates Parking Spaces Just For Dudes. You Know, The Hard-To-Park Ones.

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A sexist asshat German mayor has designated the “more challenging” parking spaces in the municipal garage for male drivers, because parking a car is so haaaard for us little-wittle-ladies. The mayor, Gallus Strobel, has decreed that certain parking spaces will be designated with a male or female symbol to show who is permitted to park in each spot. Strobel told a German newspaper, “Men are, as a rule, a little better at such challengers.” Well then! He sounds like such a lovely man to work for. According to Sweden’s The Local, the women’s 12 spaces are wider, more well-lit, farther away from pillars and closer to the exit.

Wait. Hold up. No manicures? No shoes? No pictures of fuzzy kittens and bunnies? What kind of women’s parking spaces are these?! [Female First UKThe Local DE]

Taliban Publicly Executes Woman For Adultery

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  • Disturbing news out of Afghanistan: the Taliban publicly executed a woman in Kabul this weekend for allegedly committing adultery. The woman was taken in front of a crowd and shot. [The Daily Beast]
  • The recession has hit middle-aged women the worst, new research has found. [Guardian UK]
  • Illinois Democrat Tammy Duckworth spoke to Salon.com about her challenger trashing her military service. Duckworth is a retired lieutenant colonel in the IL National Guard and lost both her legs serving in Iraq. [Salon.com]
  • You are going to need to sit down for this one: Mr. Global Gag Rule himself … yes, President George W. Bush … has been doing advocacy work on behalf of women’s health abroad. Who’d've thunk? [AlterNet] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Reader Submission Edition

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Hi, y’all! As you read this I’m laying on the beach with my BFF. There may even be a fruity drink with a little umbrella involved. So that means Today’s Lady News will be a reader submission edition! Submit your own links to news articles and blog posts about women, girls, trans-identified people, gender roles, feminism or sexism in the comments. Just write a sentence or two summary explaining what the link is about and give everyone a heads up if it has language or imagery that’s NSFW. I’ll be back Monday!

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