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Today’s Lady News: Tel Aviv Bus Line Segregates Women From Men

  • Bus line #322 out of Tel Aviv, Israel, separates the genders by requiring women to sit in the back of the bus while men sit in the front. I am told that private bus lines in the U.S. do this, too. Nevertheless, at least female politician Yael Dayan, chairwoman of the City Council of Tel Aviv, has said, “I will recommend to passengers to boycott the line. It cannot be that women, even religious or ultra-Orthodox, do not understand the meaning of separation in public.” [YNetNews.com]
  • The integration of women soldiers into submarines is “absolutely the right thing to do,” said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on a visit to the Kitsap-Bangor Naval Base in Washington. [Seattle Times]
  • An anonymous 34-year-old single woman in Texas has written an essay for Salon.com about having an abortion after an accidental pregnancy. [Salon]

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Segregated Proms Still Exist

The debate about senior prom usually focuses on whether to go, what to wear, and who to take. But in Georgia’s Montgomery County the prom-related question that often arises is whether to adhere to the tradition of segregated proms. Each year, white students from Montgomery County High School attend what is referred to by many students as the “white-folks prom,” and the black students attend the “black-folks prom,” which is open to anyone, but few if any whites attend. Neither proms are sponsored by the high school. Instead, they’re organized by student committees with the help (and input) of parents. Students of both races say they have interracial friendships and relationships. “But it’s the white parents who say no. … They’re like, if you’re going with the black people, I’m not going to pay for it,” Terra Fountain, a white 18-year-old who graduated last year and is now living with her black boyfriend, told the New York Times. Keep reading »

Wednesday Quickies!

  • The Jolie-Pitt twins’ first photos will go to the magazine who stops using the term “Brangelina”. DEAL! [TMZ]
  • Should sex talk be so segregated? [Boinkology]
  • Gabrielle Union discusses everything from surviving a rape to her painful divorce to those pesky Derek Jeter rumors. [Page Six Magazine]
  • A-Rod supposedly said he’s in love with Madonna and she’s his soulmate. Well, we know she’s probably got a good pitching arm with those guns. [Us Magazine]
  • Here are a few tips on how to save money and spend time with friends who aren’t trying to save. [Dear Sugar]
  • Have you ever wished you could unsend an email? [Shine]
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