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Three Women Winners Of 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

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Three women from Africa and the Middle East have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (pictured), peace activist Leymah Gbowee, and democracy activist Tawakul Karman of Yemen have all been honored for their commitment to nonviolence. The majority of individuals to win the Nobel Peace Prize in the past 110 years have been men; the last time a woman won was seven years ago. Congratulations, ladies! It’s a proud day to be a woman. [New York Times]

Today’s Lady News: Scott Brown Comments On Elizabeth Warren’s Body

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  • Massachusetts Governor Senator Scott Brown made an obnoxious comment about his opponent Elizabeth Warren’s body. (Thanks to commenter  PhD_Bookworm for the correction!) [Slate]
  • Meet Angella Reid, the first-ever woman to become the White House’s Chief Usher. [Madame Noire]
  • On the movement to stop shackling female prisoners during childbirth. [Colorlines] Keep reading »

Sexist Beliefs Are Passed Down From Mom, Study Finds

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Children learn more than just ABCs at their mother’s breast: a new study of 1,455 adolescents and their parents in Spain finds that mothers are the parent most likely to socialize traditional gender roles and therefore pass along sexist beliefs.

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Topeka, Kansas Considers Decriminalizing Domestic Violence

Teen DV On The Rise
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Domestic violence by and against teenagers is on the rise. Read More »
Abuse Registry?
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Why DV Victims Stay
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In a money-saving measure, the city of Topeka, Kansas, is considering decriminalizing domestic violence so that it is not forced to prosecute the cases.

Yeah, seriously. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Fox News Chief Hired Sarah Palin “Because She Was Hot”

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  • Roger Ailes of News Corps hired Sarah Palin as a political commenter on Fox News “because she was hot and got ratings,” he told the AP. Jesus. Sexist much? Do you even want to pretend you hired her for her brains? [Yahoo]
  • The Women’s Museum of Dallas is planning to close on October 31 due to financial difficulties. What a shame. Anyone ever been? [Dallas Art News]
  • Slut! Growing Up Female With A Bad Reputation author Leora Tanenbaum attended a recent SlutWalk protest in New York City — and was not too pleased with it. [Huffington Post]
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“The Playboy Club” Gets Cancelled: Why Did It Suck So Much?

New Playboy Club Opens
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A Playboy Club opens in London and feminists are pissed. Read More »
"Playboy Club" Boycott
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Feminist Gloria Steinem urges a boycott of "The Playboy Club." Read More »
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Gloria Steinem, rejoice: “The Playboy Club” has been cancelled after only three episodes. Viewership dropped from 5 million to 3.2 million, which spooked NBC enough to give it the axe. While we are sorry the lovely and talented Amber Heard is out of a job, honestly that show sucked.

Let’s parse just why “The Playboy Club” failed to catch on with viewers after the jump: Keep reading »

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