Posts tagged "north carolina"

North Carolina Teen Gave Birth After Secret Pregnancy & Buried Infant In Her Backyard

A teen girl in North Carolina kept her pregnancy a secret from everyone but her boyfriend, then buried their newborn in her backyard. Police said the infant appeared to have bled to death because the umbilical cord was cut improperly. Ashley Reed from Louisburg gave birth alone to her 8.5 lb. daughter, but texted her…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2014

Not This Crap Again: Girl Kicked Out Of Prom For Wearing Pants

A North Carolina high school senior was kicked out of her high school prom not because she was sneaking booze, not because she was humping on the dance floor, but because she was wearing pants. Shafer Rupard from  Cherryville, North Carolina, showed up to her prom rocking her adorable Justin Bieber-esque haircut and wearing red…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 24, 2014

DJ Banned After Playing “Blurred Lines” At A North Carolina Bar

A University of North Carolina student's complaints about the Robin Thicke song "Blurred Lines" successfully got a DJ banned from playing a Chapel Hill bar again. Here's how it went down.
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 11, 2014

Report: Clay Aiken From “American Idol” May Run For Congress

Hollywood has a long and sometimes ignominious history of cross-pollinating in the political sphere.  I mean, Arnold Schwarzenegger served for eight years as governor of California. Who the hell thought that would actually happen? So I guess it shouldn't come as too big of a surprise that Clay Aiken, runner-up from the second season of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 4, 2014

Jonathan Ferrell, Ex-College Football Player & Unarmed Black Man, Shot 10 Times By North Carolina Police After Car Accident

Jonathan Ferrell, 24, a former college football player at Florida A&M University, who is black, was shot to death by police on Saturday after he suffered a major car accident and sought help from a neighbor. Ferrell crashed his car in suburban Charlotte, North Carolina, around 2:30am Saturday morning. Investigators think he may have had…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2013

Could North Carolina Temporarily Be Without An Abortion Clinic?

North Carolina has suspended the license of the one abortion provider in the state that is able to stay open following the passage of new abortion restrictions. Femcare, in Asheville, is expected to reopen once it improves upon 23 violations.  [Huffington Post, RH Reality Check] On things that look like…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 1, 2013

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…
By: Daley Quinn / July 12, 2013

North Carolina’s State Senate Advances Anti-Abortion Bill

This morning, North Carolina's state senate advanced a bill to further restrict abortion rights in the state. The bill the Senate voted on was supposed to be about prohibiting Islamic sharia law in the state, but ended up having unrelated anti-abortion legislation tacked onto it on Tuesday. The bill would require that abortion providers be…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 3, 2013

Women Don ’60s “Mad Men” Costumes To Protest North Carolina Birth Control Refusal Bill

North Carolina's state house is set to debate a bill that would allow employers to refuse coverage of employees' birth control. In protest, a bunch of women dressed up in '60s-era "Mad Men" garb and sat in the audience! [RH Reality Check, Huffington Post] A bakery in Oregon i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2013

North Carolina Pols Actually Thought Requiring Parental Consent For STD Testing Was A Good Idea

Thank God somebody in North Carolina's state legislature has some sense: the Health and Human Services Committee has pulled a bill that would require teens get parental consent for STD testing and treatment, as well as other healthcare. The Republican-controlled committee had advanced the bill on Tuesday, to an explosion of WTF ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2013

An Imagined Conversation Between Mistresses Paula Broadwell And Rielle Hunter

You want to hear something absolutely weird? It turns out that Rielle Hunter -- the woman who had an affair with John Edwards, had a child with him, and then wrote a book about it -- lives just down the street from Paula Broadwell, the David Petraeus biographer who had a…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 13, 2012

Candidate Co-Stars With Vaginal Probe In New Campaign Ad

It's that time of year where you can't turn on the television without another campaign ad intoning "... and then Barack Obama ate a live baby." So I think this ad from North Carolina State Senate candidate Deb Butler is amazing for its understated simplicity: she appears onscreen with a transvaginal ultrasound wand, which her…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2012

North Carolina Votes To Add Gay Marriage Ban To State Constitution

Last night North Carolina became the 3oth state in the country to approve a constitutional amendment defining "marriage" as a union between a man and a woman. NC law has already had a law banning gay marriage for the past 16 years, but Amendment One will include the specific definition of marriage to the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2012

Today’s Lady News: NC County Says Young Women Should Be “Responsible” & Not Have Sex

Dear Man I Am Sleeping With And Other Men I Might Sleep With In The Future: The New Hanover County board of commissioners in North Carolina has turned down a state family planning grant because they decided instead that young women should be "responsible" by not having sex. "If these young women were responsible people…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 13, 2012

North Carolina Politician Calls For Public Hanging Of Abortion Providers

A North Carolina politician sent an email to all his colleagues calling for "public hangings" of abortion providers as a deterrent.  Republican Rep. Larry Pittman wrote in an email: "We need to make the death penalty a real deterrent again by actually carrying it out. Every appeal that can be made should have to be…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 27, 2012

It’s Time To Cry: Watch Two Elderly Lesbians Arrested Over Love

Is there anything cuter than an old married couple who are still in love? Reverend Kathryn Cartledge and Elizabeth Eve have 30 years together, but cannot be legally married in their home state because of bigotry against gays. This 'We Do' campaign video of the North Carolinian lesbians applying for a marriage license…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2011

Today’s Lady News: North Carolina’s Ultrasound Before Abortion Law Challenged

The ACLU and several other rights groups have filed a lawsuit against North Carolina's new state law requiring a pregnant woman receive an ultrasound and hear an explanation about the fetus' stage of development before terminating a pregnancy. The lawsuit argues that its unethical for abortion providers to require women to listen to "state-mandated ideological…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 4, 2011

Today’s Lady News: North Carolina Passes 24-Hour Waiting Period For Abortion

North Carolina's Senate has joined the House in overriding the governor's veto on a bill to restrict abortion rights. Women seeking abortions will now have to have a sonogram, hear a description of the fetal development, receive counseling and wait 24 hours before having the procedure. Thanks a pantsful for making an already-difficult decision eve…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2011

Today’s Lady News: North Carolina To De-Fund Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood clinics in North Carolina will lose their federal and state money as of July 1 after Republican state representatives overrode a veto by NC's Governor Bev Perdue. NC follows Indiana and Kansas in defunding Planned Parenthood over outrage that tax money goes to clinics that perform abortions (even if the actual…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 15, 2011

North Carolina Crowns A Bald Beauty Queen

I love it when a beauty pageant doesn't push a tired, old beauty standard! This weekend, the 2011 Mrs. Black North Carolina pageant crowned the state's very first bald beauty queen. Sandra Dubose-Gibson, 37, lost all her hair at age 25 when she developed alopecia, an autoimmune disease that attacks the hair…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 29, 2011
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