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Today’s Lady News: Ohio Bill Would Require Men Seeking Viagra To Get Sex Therapist OK

  • Men looking for a prescription for Viagra would first need to get a sex therapist’s permission, a cardiac stress test, and confirmation that “the patient’s symptoms are not solely attributable to one or more psychological conditions” under a new bill introduced by State Senator Nina Turner (D-Cleveland). The bill is meant to underscore the inequality in the anti-abortion bills that require women to get medically unnecessary ultrasounds and other procedures. [Business Week]
  • Tracie McMillan, the journalist and author who was attacked yesterday by Rush Limbaugh on his radio show during his rant about “overeducated young single white women,” talks back. [The Atlantic Wire
  • Speaking of Rush, let’s stop insulting people by comparing them to sex workers and sluts. [The Gloss] Keep reading »

Man Stabbed Over Not Knowing Beyonce Married to Jay-Z

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Hey, you don’t know who Beyonce’s married to? Maybe you don’t deserve to live. That’s what 31-year-old Ronald Deaver of Parma, Ohio, thought when he stabbed an unnamed 48-year-old on New Year’s Eve. He and the man — supposedly a friend — allegedly got into an argument while watching a video by the singer because the older man didn’t believe that Beyonce is wed to rapper Jay-Z. Yes, apparently in Ohio, your ability to live or die is closely tied to how much celeb gossip you know. So before you cross state lines, make sure you know the latest on Zooey Deschanel’s divorce, okay? [Popdust]

Today’s Lady News: Women Could Die Under Abortion Bill Being Considered In Ohio

  • A “fetal heartbeat” bill under consideration in Ohio’s state senate would criminalize abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detectable, which is usually after seven weeks. This bill has no exemptions for rape victims, incest victims, or women with mental health issues. But the absolute scariest part of the bill is the lack of health exemptions for the pregnant woman unless the pregnancy presents an imminent danger to her health. One doctor who testified to the Ohio state senate said he performed an abortion on a woman whose fetus was attached to a major blood vessel; he questioned whether that blood vessel would have to rupture in order for the pregnancy to be considered life-threatening to the woman. This is scary stuff, Ohioans. [Think Progress] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Rick Perry Supports Anti-Abortion “Heartbeat Bill”

  • Rick Perry, a contender for the Republican presidential nomination, has thrown his support behind Ohio’s anti-abortion “heartbeat bill,” which would criminalize an abortion as early as a fetal heartbeat can be detected (which can be six or seven weeks). I would like to hibernate until this election is over. Can I do that? [Think Progress]
  • The First Lady is calling on Americans to volunteer their time on 9/11 to honor the National Day of Service and Remembrance. Will you be volunteering? [Essence]
  • Blogger Alyssa Rosenberg at Think Progress asks, at what point do depictions of rape or domestic violence in pop culture become gratuitous? [Think Progress]

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Ohio House Passes “Heartbeat Bill” To Criminalize Abortion At 6 Or 7 Weeks

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Reproductive rights are under full-frontal assault in Ohio today: the Ohio House of Representatives advanced the “heartbeat bill.” The “heartbeat bill” would make abortion illegal when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which is typically around six or seven weeks. Some women don’t even know they’re pregnant at six or seven weeks, which, alas, is just what anti-abortion extremists want. Ohio’s heartbeat bill, which had two fetuses “testify” on its behalf earlier this year, also doesn’t contain exceptions in the case of rape, incest, or the woman’s health. Keep reading »

Fetuses “Testify” On Ohio Abortion Bill

Two fetuses — er, “unborn children,” as anti-abortion folks call them — testified in Ohio today regarding a bill that would criminalize abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

Very funny, Ohio. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Ohio Lawmaker Suggests No Abortion If You Can Hear A Heartbeat

  • Lynn Wachtmann, a Republican state representative from Ohio, will introduce a “Heartbeat Bill” on Wednesday that will criminalize abortion after the first detectable fetal heartbeat. [KFOR]
  • The CEO of Deutsche Bank, Josef Ackermann, said more women would add color and beauty to his boardroom. Because that’s what we’re here for: to look pretty for you, sir. [Sky News]
  • Barriers keeping women from scientific fields include the pressure to balance a career and family and discouragement from an interest in science at a young age, according to a new study out of Cornell University. [UPI]

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Today’s Lady News: Ohio Judge Wants Juvenile Rape Victims To Take Lie Detector Test

  • A juvenile court judge in Ohio has ordered four teenage victims of sexual assault to undergo polygraph (lie detector) tests. So far, none of the teens has followed Cuyahoga Juvenile Court Judge Alison Floyd’s order. The mother of one of the 16-year-old victims told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer: “It felt like the blame was back on her and she was being victimized, by not only [the perpetrator] but by the system as well.” The young men accused of sexual assault and other crimes in the incidents with the four girls have been ordered to take lie detector tests as well. However, the CEO of Cleveland’s Rape Crisis Center said performing polygraph tests on sexual assault victims violates the 2005 Violence Against Women Act. [Cleveland Plain-Dealer]
  • One of Yemen’s top Islamic leaders has called supporters of a ban on child brides “apostates.” The ban, a religious decree made on Sunday, forbids marriage to girls younger than age 17. Presently, a quarter of Yemeni females marry before age 15. [Washington Post]

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R.I.P.: Stephanie Tubbs Jones

In sad news, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, 58, a Democratic Representative from Ohio, has died from a sudden brain aneurysm. She was the first African-American woman to represent Ohio and one of only 23 women of color in Congress. [Cleveland.com]

UPDATE: Um, we’re getting conflicting reports now. Which is good news, at least! Stay tuned. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: The End Of Fertility, Hayden Panettiere’s Sining, And A Scary Story

  • In Nature, scientists predict infertility will be eradicated, and newborns and seniors will be able to have kids. [LiveScience]
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