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

Cry: Lesbians Engaged
Lesbian couple gets engaged during hockey halftime. Read More »
Lesbian Den Mother
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The Boy Scouts refuse to let a lesbian mother lead her son's troop. Read More »
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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
  • This is what feminist porn looks like! [Em & Lo] Keep reading »

Kansas Advances “Conscience” Bill To Let Pharmacists Refuse You Morning-After Pill

Pharmacist Refusal
Idaho pharmacist refused to dispense anti-bleeding meds after abortion. Read More »
Hitler Was Pro-Choice?
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Politician sensibly invokes Hitler in the abortion rights debate Read More »
PP Targeted
Planned Parenthood believes it's the target of a sting operation. Read More »
I Took Plan B
Our writer took the morning-after-pill to thwart unwanted pregnancy. Read More »

The Kansas state legislature advanced a so-called “conscience” bill yesterday that will make it easier for health care providers to refuse to provide women’s health services that they personally find morally objectionable. According to the Kansas City Star, a doctor could refuse to give chemotherapy to a pregnant woman with cancer because the fetus might be harmed by the chemicals; a pharmacist could refuse to dispense the morning after pill, the abortion pill, and possibly even birth control. Anti-abortion folks in the medical profession claim they should not have to go against their conscience even if it means providing the medical services for which their customers depend on them. But women’s health supporters say it’s all part of a larger attempt to restrict women’s reproductive rights. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Afghan Teen Flees “Honor Killing”

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  • If you read one news article today, read this one: NPR has a powerful story about a teenage girl in rural Afghanistan who ran away from her family after she feared a so-called “honor killing” by her brothers because she talked to a boy on her cellphone. The girl ended up staying on a military base until she could be placed in an Afghan women’s shelter, where she eventually was matched up with a husband. It’s a bizarre happily-ever-after story, but one I found extremely touching. [NPR]
  • Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton (D) vetoed an anti-abortion bill that would have increased restrictions on abortion providers and limited access to the morning-after pill by requiring doctors to be present for both the prescribing and taking of the pill. [Huffington Post
  • Techies! Ever wondered how many women hold IT jobs, run tech startups, or earn degrees in computer science? Women Who Tech has a handy-dandy infographic with all the details. [Women Who Tech]
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Today’s Lady News: OK Court Says “Personhood” For Fetuses Is Unconstitutional

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  • Oklahoma’s Supreme Court struck down a “fetal personhood” bill  yesterday— which would change the legal definition of a fetus to a “person,” thereby criminalizing all abortion and in-vitro fertility treatments — because it is unconstitutional. The movement by an anti-abortion group to get the “fetal personhood” bill on the state ballot will now be forced to stop. [The Daily BeastWall Street Journal]
  • A Boy Scout regional board member has resigned over the removal of Jennifer Tyrrell, a lesbian den mother, from leading her son’s Tiger Cub troop. [Christian Science Monitor]
  • A New York City judge says ex-International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss Kahn can’t claim diplomatic immunity in the civil suit against him for allegedly sexually assaulting a hotel maid. [New York Post] Keep reading »

Tennessee Sex Ed Bill Warns Against Hand-Holding & Other “Gateway Sexual Activity” On The Road To Slutdom

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There’s a point where abstinence-only sex education becomes not just ineffectual and wasteful, but actually funny.  And that point is in a Tennessee bill that will require teachers to preach abstinence and warn young’uns about “gateway sexual activity” like hand-holding, cuddling, and hugging. You know, the real slutty stuff. Keep reading »

Teen Activist Asks Seventeen Magazine To Skip The Photoshop

Models Sans Airbrushing
See what these beautiful girls really look like! Read More »
"No Airbrushing" Policy
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Why a "no airbrushing" policy is good, but not good enough. Read More »
Open Letter To Seventeen
Blogger Tavi takes the mag to task over an ugly cover line. Read More »

Julia Bluhm, a 14-year-old from Waterville, Maine, was hearing a lot of negative self-talk in her ballet class. Her peers often complained about feeling fat and exhibited signs of warped body image. “To girls today, the word ‘pretty’ means skinny and blemish-free,” says Julia. “Why is that, when so few girls actually fit into such a narrow category? It’s because the media tells us that ‘pretty’ girls are impossibly thin with perfect skin.” Fed up with such unattainable standards, Julia decided it was time to act. So she wrote a petition to the editorial board of Seventeen magazine, with one simple request… Keep reading »

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