Posts tagged "georgia"

Georgia Judge Orders New Trial Because Woman With Down Syndrome “Didn’t Behave Like A Victim”

Fayette County, Georgia, judge Christiopher McFadden overturned a jury's guilty verdict against a man who raped a woman with Down syndrome because she allegedly didn't behave like a victim. In his ruling, McFadden said the woman — who doctors confirmed had been forcibly raped and who had the perpetrator's semen in her bed — hadn't…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2014

If You Hate Valentine’s Day, You Can Go To Georgia Where It Has Been Cancelled

There are Valentine's Day enthusiasts and there are the rest of us -- a bunch of people on a mission to ignore the most pointless holiday of the year. If you find yourself dodging drugstores so as to avoid being inundated with Russell Stover chocolates and cheaply made teddy bears selling for way more than they're…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 14, 2014

Arson Suspected At Two Georgia Abortion Clinics

Two abortion clinics have recently experienced suspicious fires, so the FBI announced on Wednesday that it will investigate the incidents as arson. The first occurred at Atlanta Gynecology and Obstetrics on Sunday; The second fire occurred at the Alpha OB/GYN clinic in Marietta, Georiga on Wednesday. Thankfully no one was hurt in either incident.

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 25, 2012

Today In WTF: Bill Comparing Women To Livestock Passes

Seriously, ladies, what is this fuckery? As we reported earlier, a Georgia bill criminalizing abortion after 20 weeks, with no exceptions for rape or incest, has passed Georgia's Senate, and is expected to be signed into law by Republican Governor Nathan Deal. This bill has affectionately been referred to as the "women as livestock" bill,…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 5, 2012

Today’s Lady News: GA Lawmaker Compares Women To Cows & Pigs

A Republican state representative compared women to livestock earlier this week, while he spoke in favor of criminalizing abortion after 20 weeks. Speaking to the restriction on abortion even when the fetus isn't expected to live, Terry England said, "I’ve had the experience of delivering calves, dead and alive — delivering pigs, dead and alive. It…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 9, 2012

Hero Of The Week: Georgia Rep. Yasmin Neal, Who Wants To Ban Vasectomies

Meet Georgia Representative Yasmin Neal. She's fed up with the government trying to legislate women's reproductive rights, so she just introduced a bill into the general assembly that would ban Georgia men from having vasectomies. Sounds pretty crazy, right? Well, it is, but that's the point. Neal's bill is meant to protest anti-abortion legislation that…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 22, 2012

Activists Mailing Photos Of Used Tampons To Georgia Politician

Of all the anti-abortion legislative f***ery to happen recently, one of the saddest stories is out of Georgia. As I blogged in Today's Lady News on Wednesday, GA State Representative Bobby Franklin has introduced a bill that would would classify abortion as “prenatal murder” in order to criminalize it, which would thus require miscarriages to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 25, 2011

Georgia Jail Thinks Pink Is For Prisoners

Ben Hill County Jail in Georgia will be undergoing some pretty severe interior decoration soon. So, why do we care? The whole jail will be painted Pepto-Bismol pink on the inside and re-refurbished in the girly hue: pink walls, pink shower curtains, pink bed sheets, pink blankets, even pink handcuffs. I wonder how much that

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 2, 2009

The Frisky Guidebook: The City of HOTlanta

Atlanta, the Dirty South, HOTlanta, the ATL -- whatever you wanna call it, Atlanta, Georgia has an incredible history. Since the Civil Rights Movement, the city was kinda known as "The City Too Busy To Hate" because it was one of the only Southern cities with a history of fighting for desegregation -- as a…

By: Courtenay Bird / June 5, 2008