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“Women Don’t Care About Contraception,” SC Governor Nikki Haley Claims

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If you thought it was just dude politicians who were tone deaf on women, think again: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley visited “The View” today and declared, “Women don’t care about contraception.”

Oh jeez Louise. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Women Swing State Voters Back Obama Over Romney

  • More women voters in swing states support Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, according to a poll by USA Today/Gallup. Obama leads with women 51 percent to Romney’s 42 percent, with the number of women under age 50 who support Romney shrinking. [MSNBC]
  • Black women have more trouble clearing HPV from their bodies, which puts them at greater risk for cervical cancer, according to a new study. Compared with white women, black women’s bodies held onto strains of HPV for six months longer. [AP
  • Goldman Sachs has sold its shares in Backpage.com, a shady “hookup” web site fingered for the sex trafficking of women by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Dharun Ravi, Roommate Of Gay Rutgers Student Tyler Clementi, Found Guilty Of Hate Crimes

Tyler Clementi's Story
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18-year-old Tyler Clementi committed suicide after being outed. Read More »
Hate Crimes Charges
Tyler Clementi's roommate Dharun Ravi faces hate crimes charges. Read More »
Bigots "Lost" Gay Marriage
Bigots admit they've lost the gay marriage battle in our generation. Read More »
Gay Marriage Ad
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Dharun Ravi, the former roommate of Tyler Clementi, a gay Rutgers University student who committed suicide, was convicted this morning of hate crimes. Twenty-year-old Ravi used a webcam set up in the dorm room they shared to spy on Clementi on several occasions, which he announced over Twitter to classmates and watched from a friend’s room. Clementi — who knew about the webcam spying, requested a room change, and had complained to an RA about his roommate — eventually jumped off the George Washington Bridge. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: One Woman’s Ordeal With The Texas Sonogram Law

  • If you read one article on the Internet today, make it this: a mother in Texas terminated her much-wanted pregnancy after doctors learned her baby would be born with genetic defects that would cause him to suffer greatly. Due to Texas’s 24-hour waiting period and a requirement that doctors describe, in detail, the development of fetus, she and her husband were caused suffering on one of the most horrible days of their lives. This essay by Carolyn Jones is heartbreaking, yet extremely touching. [Texas Observer]
  • I’m sure you’ll be shocked — shocked! — to hear that Catholic bishops pressured the breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure to halt their funding to Planned Parenthood, which was used for breast exams. (And fortunately reversed.) [Reuters] Keep reading »

Meghan McCain Saw A Therapist Because Everyone Was Trashing Her Body

BoobGate
Meghan McCain accidentally showed her boobs on Twitter. Read More »
Slutshaming
Don't call Meghan McCain a "slut." Read More »
Glenn Beck Hurts Meghan
Glenn Beck made barfing noises talking about Meghan McCain's body. Read More »
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“I don’t even feel like it was a mistake anymore. I don’t really believe in the concept of mistakes. Now I’m very sensitive to any pictures taken of myself at photoshoots and whatever because the internet has this very weird —especially people in politics — this very weird reaction to my body, because I’m not super skinny. I have large breasts. I know! They’re real, I can’t do anything about it and the internet just has this really weird reaction to my body … I’ve seen a therapist about it, if that means anything. There’s like this obsession (with my body). I think people don’t understand why I haven’t lost a bunch of weight right now, because [sarcastic] ‘all women in the media should lose a bunch of weight if they want to go on television to talk about anything.’” 

– Meghan McCain discusses BoobGate (aka that time she tweeted a very boobalicious photo, apparently by accident) and how much negative attention that’s been heaped upon her body as she’s become a conservative pundit. Now, I’ve always thought Meghan McCain was nepotistic and kind of annoying. But in the past few years, I’ve admired the way that she’s taken every incident where a douchebag has tried to body-shame her or slut-shame her and fought back. Unfortunately, I’m not the least bit surprised that bullying from Glenn Beck would send a girl into therapy! [YouTube via Nerve]

Finally, We Hear From The Real Experts On Women’s Health: Middle-Aged Men

Congressional Sausagefest
All-male panel testifies about birth control. Read More »
Birth Control? Boooo!
Crowd boos birth control at GOP debate. Watch »
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Lately it seems like the politicians and pundits with the strongest opinions about women’s reproductive health all have one thing in common: a penis. This video, starring Nick Offerman, Tim Meadows, and Judd Nelson, paints a hilarious — and terrifyingly accurate — picture of the current discourse surrounding women’s access to birth control and abortion. Here’s a quote from Nick Offerman’s character that sums it up perfectly: “What qualifies me to be an expert on women’s reproductive health? I’m a 59-year-old man. And late middle-aged men know the most about everything.” [Funny Or Die]

 

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