Posts tagged "todays lady news"

Anti-Trafficking Activist Somaly Mam: “I Didn’t Lie”

Cambodian anti-trafficking activist Somaly Mam says she never lied about her past, despite allegations in Newsweek last year. (Marie Claire)
Noted literary sexist Ed Champion’s Twitter account has…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 26, 2014 - 6:17 pm

CVS, Walgreens Illegally Charged Women For Birth Control

CVS and Walgreens are under fire for illegally charging 11,000 women a co-pay for their birth control prescriptions at their pharmacies. Under the Affordable Care Act, forms of preventative…

Jessica Wakeman | September 25, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Chelsea Manning Sues Government For Treatment For Gender Dysphoria

Chelsea Manning, the army private who was convicted of leaking documents to Wikileaks, is suing the federal government for medical treatment for gender dysphoria. Manning, who previously went by…

Jessica Wakeman | September 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

#BringBackOurGirls Could Actually Happen Soon

The Islamic fundamentalist group Boko Haram allegedly held numerous negotiations in August with the Red Cross and the Nigerian government to swap prisoners for the over 200 school girls…

Jessica Wakeman | September 23, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Hackers Threaten To Release Nude Photos Of Emma Watson After Her Feminist Speech At The UN

Emma Watson may be the latest celebrity to have nude photos leaked on the Internet — in her case as retribution for a kickass speech she gave at the

Jessica Wakeman | September 22, 2014 - 6:21 pm

Roger Goodell On NFL’s Handling Of Ray Rice: “I Made A Mistake”

In a press conference today NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he is not considering a resignation of the league’s handling of Ray Rice’s assault on his then-fiancée, which has…

Jessica Wakeman | September 19, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Labor Organizer Ai-Jen Poo Is Another MacArthur “Genius” Grant Winner

Ai-Jen Poo, a labor leader with the National Domestic Workers Alliance, which organizes immigrant women workers, was one of the recipients of a MacArthur “genius” grant this week. [Colorlines;…

Jessica Wakeman | September 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm

FSU Suspends Jameis Winston For Half A Game For Yelling “Fuck Her Right In The Pussy” On Campus

Florida State University suspended star quarterback Jameis Winston for the first half of an upcoming game on Saturday after he stood up on a table on campus and yelled…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2014 - 6:00 pm

The Paycheck Fairness Act Fails In Congress (Again)

The Senate failed yet again to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act yesterday, which would have strengthened an employee’s ability to fight pay inequality and prohibited them from retaliation by…

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Tales Of An Abortion Doula

This fascinating essay about a woman’s experience as an abortion doula is a must-read. []
Today is the 51st anniversary of the Birmingham church bombing that killed four…

Jessica Wakeman | September 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Malala Yousafzai’s Taliban Attackers Arrested

Ten members of the Taliban responsible for shooting Pakistani girls’ education advocate Malala Yousafzai in the head in a 2012 attack have been arrested, according to the Pakistan army.

Jessica Wakeman | September 12, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Planned Parenthood Opens “Virtual” Clinics In Minnesota & Washington State

Planned Parenthood is now offering online services in Minnesota and Washington State, in which patients can receive STD counseling or get a prescription for birth control through a video…

Jessica Wakeman | September 11, 2014 - 5:30 pm

NFL Received Ray Rice Video Three Months Ago, Law Enforcement Officials Confirm

The AP has confirmed that an anonymous law enforcement official sent the video of NFL player Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée unconcscious to the NFL three months ago. The…

Jessica Wakeman | September 10, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Tinder Exec Resigns Following Sexual Harassment Settlement

Tinder CMO Justin Mateen has resigned from the company after the company and its owner IAC settled a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former employee and romantic interest. Whitney Wolfe,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 9, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Cee Lo Green Dropped From Music Festivals After Rape Tweets

Music festivals in Louisiana and Washington, D.C. have dropped Cee Lo Green following his gross tweets that “people who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!” Green pleaded no contest to…

Jessica Wakeman | September 8, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Marriage Equality Emerges Victorious In Wisconsin & Indiana

A three-judge appeals court in Chicago, Illinois unanimously ruled yesterday that the same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional. [AP]
Following the Supreme Court’s ruling that…

Jessica Wakeman | September 5, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Abortion Clinic Opening In New Mexico To Serve Embattled West Texas

Texas was hit hard by the state legislature’s abortion bills in 2013 which sought to shut down nearly all the clinics in the state by enacting a series of unnecessary

Jessica Wakeman | September 5, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Two Malaysian Women Arrested For Alleged “Same-Sex Relations”

Two female students in Malaysia were arrested this weekend by religious police for allegedly having “same-sex relations” in a hotel room. The young women, ages 20 and 21, had…

Jessica Wakeman | September 3, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Judges Fend Off Abortion Restrictions In Louisiana & Texas

A federal judge allowed a new abortion law to go into effect in Louisiana, which requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital no more…

Jessica Wakeman | September 2, 2014 - 6:00 pm

California State Legislature Advances “Yes Means Yes” Hookup Bill

California’s state senate advanced a bill to require universities that take financial aid from the state to adopt a policy that students must give “affirmative consent” before engaging in…

Jessica Wakeman | August 29, 2014 - 5:30 pm
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