Posts tagged "latinas"

Today’s Lady News: New Mexico Elects First-Ever Latina Governor

Susana Martinez of New Mexico was elected last night as the first Latina governor in American history. You can read about other women who won — or lost — in yesterday's election in my story "The Ladies Of Election Day." [MSN] Voters in Colorado rejected a "fetal personhood" proposal that would have given a fetu…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 3, 2010

Teen Pregnancy: It’s (Statistically) A Southern Thang

Country music, Chick-fil-A, and teen pregnancy: three things that can be found anywhere in America but are heavily concentrated in the South. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released reports last week which show the top 10 states with the highest rate of pregnant teens in 2008 sweep across the Bible belt: Kentucky,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2010

Today’s Lady News: UF Professor Fired For Saying Latinas Dress Sluttier Than American Women

A University of Florida professor was fired for saying Latina women dress sluttier than American women during a lecture on sexual harassment, apparently in reference to the sports reporter Ines Sainz. Timothy Taylor has filed a grievance complaint alleging his academic freedom has been stifled. UF is having none of it, considering Taylor was suspended…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 21, 2010