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Today’s Lady News: Peace Activists Plan “Wear A Hijab” Day On 9/11

  • As a counter protest to the Koran-burning in Florida, peace activist Charell Charlie of California is planning a “Wear A Hijab” event at The Grove in Los Angeles. She is inviting men and women of all faiths to don a hijab veil (for women) or kufi head covering (for men) in silent solidarity with Muslims in America on September 11th. “We are non-Muslims who plan to wear the hijab or kufi on 9/11 as a gesture to American Muslims that they are full citizens of this country and deserve the same rights as the rest of us. We intend to prove to Muslims around the world that people of peace outnumber those who hate,” she said. “Let’s stand up and stand out to demonstrate that not all Americans are bigots.” [LAist.com]
  • Yesterday a federal court in California ruled that the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which forces gays and lesbians in the military to stay in the closet or risk being discharged, is unconstitutional. [CNN]

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Women In The Workplace Just Keep Mucking It Up

We ladies are just all butterfingers in the workplace! Thankfully, Citi has created a helpful list of things we women are doing wrong in the office. Transgressions include: “being naive,” “smiling inappropriately” and giving “limp handshakes.” So that’s why we get paid so much less than men! It’s not the institutionalized sexism or anything! Thanks for clearing that up, guys. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Chris Brown Tweets About Fat “Hoes”

  • Boyfriend-of-the-year Chris Brown has been tweeting for the #fatstrippernames hash tag on Twitter and coming up with creative ways to use the word “hoe,” like “double stuffed orehoe” and “Dorithoe.” He does have PR people, right? [The Gloss]
  • The Senate Crime and Drugs sub-committee announced it will investigate whether police departments nationwide are doing justice to sexual assault victims by thoroughly investigating reports. The committee was prompted by an exposé by the Baltimore Sun newspaper which found Baltimore cops have been mishandling rape reports. [Baltimore Sun]
  • An Indiana hospital whose emergency room denied treatment to transgender patient Erin Vaughn, and mocked her as a “he-she,” has changed its policy so all employees must undergo training on gender identity. [SheWired.com]

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Today’s Lady News: Betty White, Comic Book Star

  • Betty White joins Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin and Michelle Obama in her very own “Female Force” comic book, debuting in stores this November. A hipster collector’s item or spawn for the next generation of “Golden Girls” fans? [MSNBC]
  • If you are a woman running for elected office in Afghanistan, prepare to have fellow Afghanis send emails to media outlets calling you a prostitute. [Reuters]
  • Seven Mexican women who claim they suffered miscarriages have been released from prison, where they had been sentenced to up to 29 years on the suspicion they had had abortions. [AP]

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Today’s Lady News: Louisiana Abortion Clinic Shut Down By State Health Department

  • An abortion clinic in Shreveport, Louisiana, closed on Friday after a new law went into effect allowing the state’s Department of Health and Hospitals to close any clinic believed to be posing a health or safety threat. [KSLA]
  • The Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger received a six-game suspension after rape accusations, but on Friday the NFL commissioner reduced it to four games. Yeah, that’ll show him. [Jezebel]

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Follow That Blogger: Amanda Hess Premieres New Blog On TBD.com

You may recognize the name Amanda Hess because she used to write The Sexist column for Washington City Paper. Not long ago, though, a new Washington, D.C.-based site, TBD, stole her away, and today Hess launched her new blog: “Amanda Hess: Sex and gender at work, in bed, and on the street.” Hess has a unique way of combining the sexual and the political, the feminist and the politically incorrect, the racy and the insightful. We recommend this lady blogger as one to keep on reading. [Amanda Hess] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: The Girl Scouts Are A Haven For Lesbians & Pro-Abortion Training Ground

  • The Girl Scouts are a haven for lesbians and a pro-abortion training corps! A Republican candidate for Washington’s House of Representatives, Hans Zeiger, has allegedly been removing his writings from the internet, but the opposition has still been able to find cached pages on Google. Boy, are they interesting! “One might wonder why the Girl Scouts have been spared the painful attacks that have been launched upon the Boy Scouts by the Left in recent years,” he wrote in one gem. “The reasons are simple: the Girl Scouts allow homosexuals and atheists to join their ranks, and they have become a pro-abortion, feminist training corps. If the Girl Scouts of America can’t get back to teaching real character, perhaps it will be time to look for our cookies elsewhere.” Yes, this is the Girl Scouts he’s talking about. [The News Tribune]
  • Schools in California and South Dakota have banned students from wearing “I love boobies” bracelets, which raise money for breast cancer research. [CNN]

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Today’s Lady News: Ladies Night Isn’t Sexist To Men

  • An appeals court in New York has rejected claims that “ladies nights,” where women are admitted to bars for free or at a discounted price, are illegal. The court said it could not intervene on the self-titled “anti-feminist lawyer”‘s complaint because businesses are allowed to regulate their door prices. [New York Daily News]
  • Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), said President Obama “isn’t doing anything for the gay community.” You can watch her clip from a visit on “The O’Reilly Factor” here. [Queerty]
  • Sarah Palin ripped into “impotent, limp and gutless reporters” who use anonymous sources, no doubt referring to the Vanity Fair smear piece from yesterday. But impotent? Is this like when she said Obama doesn’t have any balls? [Politico]

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Today’s Lady News: Politician Shows His Junk To Woman After Offering A Ride Home From Work

  • A local politician in Platte City, Missouri, has been charged with sexual misconduct after he allegedly drove a woman home from her job at the grocery store, unzipped his pants, asked her, “would this satisfy you?”, if she was being pleased sexually at home and to touch her vagina. According to a county prosecutor, the woman told Charles Cook, “I would appreciate it if you would pull up your pants. I don’t want to have sex with you. I don’t want to do anything with you. I just want to get home.” Cook allegedly then pulled up his pants and took her home. Who knew “Can I have a ride home?” was a sexual come-on? [KCTV5]
  • New York’s governor signed legislation yesterday to guarantee labor rights for domestic workers — who in the NYC area tend to be women, especially immigrants and women of color — including overtime pay and paid time-off. It is the first such law in the nation. [New York Post]

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Today’s Lady News: What Meghan McCain Thinks Of Sarah Palin

  • Meghan McCain’s new book, Dirty Sexy Politics, is out today. Sen. John McCain’s daughter speaks to “Good Morning America” about being a young Republican woman and opens up for the first time about Sarah Palin. “I respect [Palin] as a feminist, as a Republican feminist,” Meghan says. Meghan also talks about how when Bristol Palin’s pregnancy came to light, she felt that the campaign ran the risk of glamorizing teen pregnancy. “I just think the pro-abstinence campaign isn’t necessarily the most effective one,” McCain says. [Politics Daily]
  • The model Bar Refaeli — or someone pretending to be Bar Refaeli — tweeted on Sunday and Monday about starving models and plastic surgery, but her agency ONE Management claims she has neither a Twitter nor a Tumblr blog and “these statements are made by imposters.” On Sunday she allegedly tweeted, “Seriously plastic surgery is not helping your impact on young women or your looks! Some people are addicted to drugs and others are addicted to alcohol. Me? I’m addicted to pomegranate juice.” On Monday, Refaeli allegedly tweeted: “I get so sad when I see 15 year old pale extremely skinny models at the agency looking all shaky and hungry … when will it end?” The tweets were linked to her official Tumblr account. As of right now, the Twitter feed has since been changed to be protected and the page for the Tumblr has disappeared. [Huffington Post]

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