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Today’s Lady News: Erica Watson Receives Apology In Fat-Shaming Controversy

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Erica Watson Controversy
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  • TV One has apologized for using an unauthorized image of the actress/comedian Erica Watson in a fat-shaming way on a recent episode of “Love That Girl,” starring Tatyana Ali. [Facebook.com/TVone]
  • San Francisco’s Board of City Supervisors voted this week to approve a city ordinance that would require so-called “crisis pregnancy centers” from posting signage that clearly states whether a medical professional works on staff and whether it provides comprehensive women’s health options. San Francisco is taking the lead from other cities across the country, like Baltimore and New York City, that are cracking down on CPCs that mislead women into thinking they are similar to abortion clinics or women’s health centers. [Feminist.org]
  • Etta James, the legendary R&B singer, announced she will be retiring. The 73-year-old is currently battling leukemia and Alzheimer’s. [The Root]
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Rachel Maddow On Her Sexist Hate Mail

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“A constant 14 percent of the feedback I get is hate mail. But a 100 percent of that 14 percent hate mail is about what what I look like: ‘I hate you not because of what you said, or some argument or some position that you have, but I hate you because you’re Rachel MadCOW, because you look like a cow’ or ‘you’re Rachel, but I’m going to call you him.’ (fake laughs) That’s the funniest joke in the whole world! It’s the same joke every time. … I want new hate mail. I want it to be about something other than me being mannish and cow-like.”

Rachel Maddow and Ellen DeGeneres held a Kickass Lesbian Summit today on “Ellen” and chatted about a new documentary about women in the media, “Miss Representation,” which airs tonight at 9 p.m. on OWN. I am not at all surprised that Rachel Maddow even got “you’re ugly!” hate mail when she was on the local radio. I’m sure 99.9 percent of people probably didn’t even know what she looked like. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Watch “Miss Representation” On OWN Tonight

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  • Tonight is the television premiere of “Miss Representation,” a new documentary about how women are depicted in the mass media. The doc was written, directed and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newson and features commentary from Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Gloria Steinem, Nancy Pelosi, Condoleezza Rice, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson, and my friend Jennifer L. Pozner, who runs a feminist media watchdog group called Women In Media & News. “Miss Representation” is airing at 9 p.m. (EST) on OWN, Oprah’s network — make sure you watch! [MissRepresentation.org]
  • An FBI subcommittee voted unanimously yesterday to change the official definition of “rape” so it includes a broader range of rapes other than just “forcible” ones against women. The existing definition did not encompass rapes committed against men or rapes that were not physically aggressive, such as those committed after slipping roofies in a person’s drink. The definition still needs to be approved by FBI Director Robert Mueller, however. [Feminist.org] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: What White Men Can Do For Feminism

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  • One concrete, important thing that white males can do to further the feminist cause is to refuse to speak on panels comprised of all-white men, writes Cord Jefferson at the web site GOOD.is. Conference organizers are not always fantastic about asking a diverse group of panelists to speak; panels filled with all white dudes, or just all dudes, are sadly too common. But if white males refused to commit to speaking unless women and/or people of color are added, Jefferson writes, this problem could eventually be solved. What do we think of this proposition? [GOOD] Keep reading »

It’s Time To Cry: Watch Two Elderly Lesbians Arrested Over Love

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Is there anything cuter than an old married couple who are still in love? Reverend Kathryn Cartledge and Elizabeth Eve have 30 years together, but cannot be legally married in their home state because of bigotry against gays. This ‘We Do’ campaign video of the North Carolinian lesbians applying for a marriage license and then holding a sit-in at the clerk’s office until they get arrested has me wiping the tears off my cheeks. Have tissues handy when you watch it! [Queerty] Keep reading »

10 Top Tips To End Rape

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Rush Limbaugh said something insensitive about rape. Shocker! Read More »
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A date rape drug test may soon be available. Read More »
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Stop Rape poster

It’s a sad statement on humanity that some folks need advice like:

If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape her.

But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to see this anti-rape campaign poster from Rape Crisis Scotland posted everywhere. (Thanks to commenter EscapeHatches for sending along!) [Rape Crisis Scotland UK] Keep reading »

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