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Happy Thanksgiving! The Frisky has the day off, so Today’s Lady News will be a reader submission edition! Submit your own links to news articles and blog posts about women, girls, trans-identified people, gender roles, feminism or sexism in the comments. Just write a sentence or two summary explaining what the link is about and give everyone a heads up if it has language or imagery that’s NSFW. We’ll be back on Monday (unless Charlie Sheen gets arrested yet again, in which case someone will drag herself out of a tryptophan coma to blog about it). Keep reading »
- Herman Cain has finally signed an anti-abortion pledge confirming he is “100 percent pro-life” and that “all human beings have intrinsic dignity.” Trying not to make a joke about the various women who have accused him of violating their intrinsic dignity through sexual harassment. [My Fox Phoenix]
- A pregnant woman who was demonstrating at an Occupy protest was kicked and peppersprayed by cops, which, she claims, doctors said caused her to miscarry. Horrible. [Feministing] Keep reading »
Fun-loving criminal, Michelle Watson, didn’t let a little ol’ arrest spoil her evening. When Michelle was pulled over for hitting numerous curbs and driving her Honda Civic up on the sidewalk, she cursed at a cop, shoved him, and kicked him in the balls. Yes, in case you were wondering, she was extremely intoxicated. On the upside, her mugshot is fabulous. Thumbs up, Michelle! [Huffington Post]
Meanwhile, here are 10 other women in cuffs who made the most of their mugshots.
On Monday night, Michele Bachmann visited Jimmy Fallon’s late night talk show and his house band, The Roots, played a little music like they always do. But then it became clear yesterday that the song was called “Lyin’ Ass Bitch,” a 1985 ditty from the band Fishbone. (The Roots’ drummer Questlove tweeted a teaser that afternoon — “aight late night walkon song devotees: you love it when we snark: this next one takes the cake. ask around cause i aint tweeting title” — that tipped people off.) This morning, Bachmann appeared on Fox News to say NBC owes her an apology and “that had it been Michelle Obama and that song had been played, I have no doubt that NBC would have apologized.” Bachmann squarely named the song selection/title “sexism” (as did feminist bloggers).
And although I can’t believe I am saying this about Michele Bachmann or Fox News, I actually agree. Keep reading »