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Today’s Lady News: Dennis Rodman Launching Topless Women’s Basketball Team

  • Dennis Rodman says he’s launching a “topless women’s basketball team” for the Headquarter’s Gentlemen’s Club in New York. “You don’t have to have too much experience,” Rodman told the New York Post, because I guess watching women playing sports is only entertaining when they’re physically appealing to the male gaze? While I generally don’t care if women want to pose nude/work in strip clubs/perform sex word, I find the combination of toplessness with a field (sports) where women are struggling to get respect particularly repulsive here. [New York Post]
  • As of January 1, girls ages 17 and younger in New Hampshire must notify a parent or guardian at least 48 hours before they have an abortion. NH’s governor vetoed the law, but his veto was overridden. [Union Leader]
  • An abortion clinic in Pensacola, Florida, burned to the ground in a fire on Sunday. Investigators say American Family Planning (formerly known as The Ladies Center and Community Healthcare) has been the site of past violence. The clinic was bombed in 1984 and in 1994, a doctor and clinic escort were both murdered by extremists. [New York Times]
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Today’s Lady News: Reader Submission Edition

Hey there! The Frisky has the day off so Today’s Lady News will be a reader submission edition! Submit your own links to news articles and blog posts about women, girls, trans-identified people, gender roles, feminism or sexism in the comments. Just write a sentence or two summary explaining what the link is about and give everyone a heads up if it has language or imagery that’s NSFW. We’ll be back on tomorrow (unless Charlie Sheen gets arrested yet again, in which case someone will drag herself out of a champagne hangover to blog about it). Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Brazil To Ban Faulty Breast Implants

  • Brazil’s health ministry announced today it will permanently ban faulty breast implants created by the French company PIP, which used industrial-grade silicone instead of medical-grade silicone. When breast implants leak, industrial-grade silicone can be dangerous to the body. The PIP silicone implants were already temporarily banned in Brazil since 2010. [CBS News]
  • Newt Gingrich’s imaginary presidency would “look at” Sarah Palin as vice president or a Cabinet job. [Think Progress]
  • “The Loving Story,” a documentary about the interracial couple who sparked the 1967 Supreme Court case Loving vs. Virginia, will air on HBO in February. [Madame Noire]
  • Delaware’s civil union law goes into effect on January 1st. Congratulations! [Queerty]
  • GOOD editor Ann Friedman on why we need a women-friendly, heterosexual hookup app. [GOOD]
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Today’s Lady News: Saudi Arabian Women Can Vote Or Run For Office Without Male Approval In 2015

  • Saudi women will be able to vote and run for office without a male guardian’s approval in 2015, an official has announced. Women in Saudi Arabia require a male guardian’s permission — usually a father, brother or husband — to work, travel, study abroad, and marry, along with numerous other activities. Some see King Abdullah’s recent support of giving more rights to Saudi women as a slow sign of progress. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
  • Argentina’s president Christina Fernandez de Kirchner has thyroid cancer and will take 20 days off in January for surgery and recuperation. [BBC]
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tops the list of most admired women in the world, according to a Gallup poll. Clinton is followed by Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin, and Condoleezza Rice, respectively. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Report On Military Academy Sexual Assaults Released 2 Days After Christmas

  • Sexual assaults at the nation’s top military academies have increased from 41 reported incidents last year to 65 reported incidents during the 2010-11 school year, according to a Defense Department report released yesterday.  Again, these are just reported assaults; surely there are others, as with any institute of higher learning, which go unreported. The ladyblog Jezebel also think it’s hella sketchy that they released this information two days after Christmas, which is a notoriously slow time for news consumption. (i.e. It’s the political equivalent of J.Lo and Marc Anthony announcing their divorce at 5 p.m. on a Friday.) [Jezebel]
  • The non-profit EMILY’s List, which raises money for pro-choice female candidates, has ranked the GOP presidential candidates on issues relating to women and families, and Texas Governor Rick Perry, shockingly, is the least awful of the pack. [EMILY'S List] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Iranian Woman Might Be Hanged Instead Of Stoned To Death

  • Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman who was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, may be hanged instead. She was allegedly complicit with her lover in murdering her husband, although her supporters say she was forced to confess under duress. Ashtiani, a mother of two, has been imprisoned since 2006 and her impending death sentence attracted international outcries accusing Iran of human rights abuse. The prison where Ashtiani is held claims the stoning may not be carried out because it lacks the necessary facilities. [Guardian UK]
  • Slate.com’s review of “The Iron Lady” is rather scathing. My review is heaping cupfuls less vitrolic. [Slate.com]
  • Two black women were found dead in Detroit, just one week after two other black women were killed. All the women have been linked to escort services on Backpage.com. For some reason, cops are not yet attributing the murders to a serial killer. [Madame Noire
  • The New Yorker profiled Carrie Brownstein of the show “Portlandia” and formerly of the band Sleater-Kinney. [The New Yorker] Keep reading »
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