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Today’s Lady News: School For Teen Moms Closes In Detroit

  • A school for teenaged mothers and pregnant teen girls, Catherine Ferguson Academy, closed in Detroit due to budget cuts. [The Grio]
  • “People are going to say, ‘I gotta make a choice and go with the intelligent woman who’s every bit as attractive.’” — Depressing quote from an article about Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin’s rumored presidential campaigns. [Politico]
  • In other Palin news, the UK’s Margaret Thatcher is really not interested in meeting her. [The Sun UK]
  • The EU has warned Germany, Austria and the Netherlands that they have to better integrate women into their workforces. [Daily Mail UK]

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The New “Teen Moms” On The Block

While you were busy hating on Amber Portwood, MTV announced its cast for “Teen Moms” season two. They are Janelle, the party girl who clashes with her mom over taking care of her son; Chelsea, the beauty school hopeful who is moving in with her best friend; Kailyn, the girl who dreams of college and juggles two jobs; and Leah, the former cheerleader with twins. I personally am most excited for Leah—her episode of “16 and Pregnant” was so touching and gave me the best cry I’ve had all year. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: “16 & Pregnant” Girl Kicked Out Of House For Not Getting Abortion

  • According to our friends at The Stir, refusing to have an abortion got Emily, the young Alabama girl on this season of MTV’s “16 and Pregnant,” kicked out of her mom’s house. On this week’s episode, Emily moved an hour away to her dad’s house and had to start high school at a new school while pregnant. Really sad. [The Stir]
  • Nebraska’s Dr. Leroy Carhart, the last abortion provider to publicly admit to providing late-term abortions, said he will be expanding his practice to three more states because Nebraska has been so successful restricting abortion. The first clinic will open in Maryland, outside of Washington, D.C., on Dec. 6. “We need a place where we can help our patients, without the harassment of the courts,” said Dr. Carhart. [KETV]
  • Antoine Dodson and family are moving to Hollywood to film a reality show. That has to be the weirdest thing that has ever happened as a result of an attempted rape. [Colorlines]
  • Iran failed to get a seat on the new United Nations agency for women’s rights called UN Women. However, Saudi Arabia, which prohibits women from driving and won’t let a woman travel without permission from a male guardian, did get a seat. [AFP]

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Tabloid Cheat Sheet: Can We Leave Shiloh Alone? And When Did “Teen Mom” Become Such A Big Deal?

This is a week full of questions for me as I skim through the tabloids. Apart from the usual riddles—like “Why I am still reading news about Kate Gosselin?”—a new bunch of puzzles have emerged. After the jump, we’ve weeded out the unnecessary, superficial and mundane stories from this week’s fleet of tabloids and distilled it down to just the juiciest and most entertaining bits. Keep reading »

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