Posts tagged "lady news"

Missouri Governor Vetoes 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortion

Democratic Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri vetoed legislation requiring a woman to wait 72 hours before terminating a pregnancy. Such bills are meant to curb access to abortion, because women often have to travel a long distance and thus make multiple trips over several days. Gov. Nixon said he vetoed the bill because it…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 2, 2014

Female Dentist’s Assistant Fired For Being Too Hot

After a female dental assistant was fired from her job because her male boss was worried that he would have an affair with her, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled the lay-off legal! [Talking Points Memo]
Asshole Jesse Watters mocked almost every person he interviews during his “Watters’ World” segment at NY’s Mermaid

By: Daley Quinn / July 12, 2013

Megyn Kelly Opens A Can Of Whoop-Ass On Judgy-Wudgy Fox News Guest

Watch Fox News’ Megyn Kelly decimate her pompous blowhard guest, who is judgmentally arguing that stay-at-home-moms are “better” for all kids. Erick Erickson is the editor of a conservative website who wrote a piece — in response to a Pew report this week that 40 percent of moms are family breadwinners [second item] —…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 31, 2013

Minnesota’s Rep. Peggy Scott Says “My Heart Breaks” Over Marriage Equality Win

Minnesota’s state House has advanced a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage … [Feminist.org]
… which has one Minnesota Republican named Rep. Peggy Scott very upset. “My heart breaks for Minnesota,” she said. Deal with it. [Raw Story]
Microsoft has named Amy Hood as its first-ever female CFO. [The Daily Beast]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 10, 2013

UPDATE: Today’s Lady News: BareMinerals Has Men Carry Creepy “You Look Beautiful Sweaty” Signs At Marathon

[UPDATE, May 2: BareMinerals has apologized for the signs, saying they did not "translate" well, and adding "Please rest assured that these signs will not be used going forward on the Go Bare tour." — CollectiveAction DC] Now here’s a corporate stunt that failed to land: the makeup brand BareMinerals had “DC fraternity boys”

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 1, 2013

Today’s Lady News: Reader Submission Edition!

Jessica is off today, which means 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 u…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 19, 2013

Mattel Says “No” To Harlem Mother’s Petition For A Black Barbie Party Supply Line

If I could go back in time and stop little five-year-old Sarah from supporting Mattel, I would.  The company told mother Karen Braithwaite — who had appealed to the company to make party supplies featuring a Black Barbie — that they would not do so because it’s not profitable.  COME ON, MATTEL.  I guess I’m not surprised,…

By: Sarah Gray / April 10, 2013

6 Things To Know About The UN’s Commission On The Status Of Women

March is Women’s History Month, and this Friday is International Women’s Day. (And March is  my birth month — so many reasons to celebrate!) Fitting then that this week  kicked off the start of the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women:  10 days focused on promoting women’s rights worldwide.

What is thi…

By: Sarah Gray / March 7, 2013

A Pill You Only Take When You Know You’re Getting Laid?

While there are many positive side effects from taking a once-daily birth control pill — no more heavy periods, no more acne, less intense menstrual cramps — the main purpose, as the name suggests, is to prevent pregnancies.  It is just one of many forms of contraception used by those who are not ready to have children.

By: Sarah Gray / March 6, 2013

Good News: The Senate Passed The Violence Against Women Act (Again)

The Senate passed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act by a wide majority of 78-22 yet again.  The measure first  passed in 1994 was up for reauthorization in 2012; however, in April 2012 the Senate passed a similar bill, which failed in the House of Representatives due to measures added to extend…

By: Sarah Gray / February 12, 2013

Today’s Lady News: With “Bang With Friends,” The Virtual World Tries To Create Actual Hookups

Want to see if there’s mutual lust between you and your Facebook friends?  There’s an app for that: Bang With Friends. Slate wants to know if an app created by the male-dominated tech industry will be used by women. [Slate]
France’s National Agency for the Safety of Drugs and Health pulled an acne…

By: Sarah Gray / January 30, 2013

Today’s Lady News: Reader Submission Edition!

Hey there! Jessica is out sick today with the flu 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 i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 21, 2011

Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest Establishes Women’s Table

On July 4, the world’s finest female competitive eaters will declare their independence.

For the first time ever, top-ranking female hot dog eaters will have the table to themselves in a women-only competition at the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, N.Y.

Though many see competitive eating…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / July 3, 2011

Mommyrexia: When Moms Fight To Stay Thin While Pregnant

Ahh, new parenthood. Full of excitement, late nights, priceless memories, and small joys. But for some women, motherhood comes with a hefty price — MOMMYREXIA. An article in today’s New York Post explores the, ahem, important issue of moms — specifically on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, so specifically white and upper middle class/wealthy — who…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 14, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Toronto Cop Says Don’t Dress Like A “Slut”

A cop speaking at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto suggested a woman could prevent sexual assault by not dressing like a “slut.” Also, men could prevent sexual assault by not sexually assaulting women. It’s that easy! [Excalibur]
Attention, men who like to “mansplain”: here are the things you can and can’t get away with…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2011

Today’s Lady News: The Regrets Of A Stay-At-Home Mom

These are the regrets of a stay-at-home mom who “opted out” of the workforce, got divorced, and is now broke. For anyone who would eventually like to stay at home and raise some babies, this is a must-read. [Salon.com]
Beth Ditto of The Gossip is writing a memoir! Yay! [Vogue IT]
A Kentucky Senate…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 6, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Colorado Gets Its First Lesbian Supreme Court Judge

Meet Monica Marquez, 41, the first lesbian and Latina Supreme Court justice in Colorado. Monica and her dad, a retired senior judge who was the state’s first Latino to serve on the appeals court. Both cried with joy as he read to her the Colorado Supreme Court oath. She’s a graduate of Stanford and Yale…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 15, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Columnist Says Ines Sainz Provoked Harassment By “Selling” Her Hot Bod

In a column titled “Giving Off The Wrong Signals,” New York Post writer Andrea Peyser blames sports reporter Ines Sainz for being sexually harassed by the New York Jets, writing “all bets were off the minute Sainz declared herself ‘the hottest sports reporter in Mexico'” and questioning “exactly what she’s selling — her sweat…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 14, 2010