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Today’s Lady News: “Women Aren’t Discriminated Against Anymore,” Says Romney Advisor

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  • An advisor of Mitt Romney’s 2012 GOP presidential campaign, Robert Bork gave an interview with Newsweek where he criticized the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. “Women are a majority of the population now—a majority in university classrooms and a majority in all kinds of contexts,” Bork said. “It seems to me silly to say, ‘Gee, they’re discriminated against and we need to do something about it.’ They aren’t discriminated against anymore.” Oh my. Do people actually think this way? [The Daily Beast]
  • Check out Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s comments to female judges at the Association of Women Judges event in New Jersey this weekend. [NJ.com]
  • What black women owe Anita Hill. [Essence] Keep reading »

WTF: 13-Year-Old Wannabe Starlet Nicolette Taylor Gets Plastic Surgery

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Think about the nightly showdown you had with yourself and the mirror as a teen. I’m sure there were at least 10 things you spent hours berating.  If mom and dad came in with a credit card and offered a permanent solution, would you take it? Be it a boob job, ear tuck, lipo, lip injections and hell, while we’re at it, a cortisone shot for that zit that won’t go away. Most teens would jump for the chance, and the case was no different with Nicolette Taylor. The 13-year-old from Long Island was featured on ABC News after her parents paid for her rhinoplasty.

The reason for getting plastic surgery at 13? Bullying.

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Today’s Lady News: House Passes “Protect Life Act”

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  • Yesterday the House of Representatives passed the “Protect Life Act,” a bill that prohibits federal funds under Obama’s healthcare reform from going towards any health insurance plans that cover abortion services. You should watch Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) statement on this crappy bill here. [Washington Post]
  • People with eating disorders are fighting to have health insurance companies cover treatment of their mental illness the same way it covers treatment for other mental illnesses, like depression. [New York Times]
  • GOP wannabe presidential candidate Mitt Romney said something positive about lesbian and gay couples and adoption rights, sort of. Sigh. [Think Progress]
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Today’s Lady News: Sexual Assault Case Vs. DSK In France Dropped

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  • France dropped a sexual assault inquiry against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the International Monetary Fund, over lack of evidence and statute of limitations. Tristane Banon, a writer, claimed Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her back in 2003, when she came to interview him at a Paris apartment building. In a statement, police said, “What came to light is that, while there is not enough evidence to pursue on a count of attempted rape, there are elements that can be qualified as sexual assault.” However, nothing will be pursued because the statute of limitations has passed. This alleged incident came to light after DSK was accused of forcing oral sex on a woman across the pond: In May, a New York City hotel maid accused DSK of sexually assaulting her when she came to clean his room. The criminal charges were later dropped by prosecutors when past lies made by the housekeeper, Nafissatou Diallo, on her immigration/asylum paperwork were found to be untrue and she was deemed untrustworthy. He is still facing a civil lawsuit by Diallo in the Bronx, where she lives. [NY Times] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Topeka Decriminalizes Domestic Violence

  • Yup, the city of Topeka actually decriminalized domestic violence (and other misdemeanors) so that it won’t have to pay to prosecute the crimes. Facepalm. [New York Times]
  • Good news about teens and sex: eight out of 10 American teen boys between 2006 and 2010 used a condom the first time they had sex. That’s an increase of nearly 10 percent! [UPI]
  • California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill to mandate hospitals develop policies to promote breastfeeding among new moms, which will go into effect January 2014. [Feminist.org]
  • Police in Brooklyn, New York, think they’ve caught a suspected groper and/or rapist who has been attacking women. [Gothamist] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Pennsylvania House To Introduce Anti-Abortion Ultrasound Bill

  • Pennsylvania’s state House of Representatives will soon introduce an anti-abortion bill that requires a woman seeking an abortion have an ultrasound 24 hours before the procedure. The doctor is required to position the screen of the ultrasound test facing the woman, although the woman is not required by law to look at it. She will also be required to received two prints of the ultrasound image, although she is not required to open them. The bill is called the Woman’s Right To Know Act and claims to give pregnant women “full information” about terminating a pregnancy. But instead, ultrasound bills like this one heap an additional expense upon women with unplanned pregnancies and provide a hindrance to seeking an abortion. [Reproductive Health Reality Check] Keep reading »
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