Posts tagged "todays lady news"

Saudi Arabia Licenses First-Ever Female Pilot

Meet 35-year-old Hanadi Al-Hindi, the first-ever licensed female pilot in Saudi Arabia. So Saudi women can fly airplanes but not drive cars? Oh, that's right, driving ruins women's ovaries. [Arab News] On white supremacy and the suffrage (women's right to vote) movement. [The Toast] Of course Louisiana might force…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 23, 2014

Cardinal Dolan: Women Can Get Birth Control “At 7-11″

Catholic Cardinal Dolan said non-religious businesses shouldn't be required to cover contraception in their health care plans, because women can get their birth control at "7-11 or any shop on any street in America." Didn't you know? They keep the Loestrin on the grill right next to the taquitos. [Raw Story] Female soldier…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 21, 2014

Of Course The Media Is Wondering Whether Chelsea Clinton’s Pregnancy Will Affect A Hillary Clinton 2016 Run

All of the eyerolls. Funny, no one ever asked how Mitt Romney or George Bush's many, many grandchildren would affect their presidential runs. [The New Republic] If you are a mayor who denied firing a police chief because she's a lesbian, you probably shouldn't get caught on tape in a homophobic rant. […
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 18, 2014

Shanesha Taylor To Be Prosecuted For Child Abuse

Shanesha Taylor, a homeless and jobless mom who left her kids in a car while she was on a job interview, will be prosecuted for felony child abuse, attorneys for the state of Arizona have announced. Taylor said she left her six-month-old and her two-year-old in the car for 45 minutes because she…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 17, 2014

India Rules To Recognize Transgender Folks As A “Third Gender”

India's Supreme Court has ruled that transgender folks have a right to identify as "third gender" or hijra. The ruling also directs the government to provide trans folks in India with quotas in education and jobs and to ensure they have adequate medical care in hospitals. Both Nepal and Bangladesh also recognize third genders. […
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 15, 2014

Donna Tartt Wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize For The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt's novel The Goldfinch — a favorite in The Frisky's office — is the 2014 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. All the more reason to read it, I suppose. [Los Angeles Times] A lesbian couple have wed in the UK's first same-sex nuptials in a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 14, 2014

South Carolina Advances Anti-Abortion Bill

A South Carolina state Senate panel has advanced a bill that justifies a pregnant woman using force against anyone who tries to harm her "unborn child." Abortion rights supports rightly point out bills like this are a sneaky attempt to criminalize abortion by making a fetus legally recognized as person. (The panel postponed on a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 11, 2014

Someone May Have Thrown A Shoe At Hillary Clinton During A Speech

A woman allegedly threw a shoe at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today  while she was onstage in Las Vegas giving a speech. Clinton ducked and wasn't hit by the flying footwear. The woman was taken into custody and will be arrested. WTF is wrong with people? [Talking Points Memo] Which one…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 10, 2014

Study: Teen Girls Fantasize About Sex As Much As Teen Boys

According to a small study of 800 Swedish teens, boys and girls fantasize about sex the same amount! The Journal Of Developmental And Behavioral Pediatrics study also found that teen boys were more likely to have watched porn (not too surprising) but that teen girls who watched porn were most likely to have had sex.
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 9, 2014

Pro-Tip: Trashing Fellow Women Like A Schoolyard Bully Is Not How You Create Change

Another day, another conservative group trashing the feminist movement that helped them into their educated, privileged positions in the first place. Sigh. [LA Times] President Obama signed those two executive orders today to help close pay disparities between men and women.
By: Claire Hannum / April 8, 2014

President Obama Will Issue Two Executive Orders On Equal Pay

President Obama will sign an executive order tomorrow that will force federal contractors to submit information to the Labor Department about employees' pay along with their race and gender, as well as ban them from retaliating against employees who discuss their salaries with one another. [NPR] A 10-year-old girl in Senegal who…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 7, 2014

May I Interest You In A Back-Alley Abortion, Madame?

On the terrifying return of the back-alley abortion. [Huffington Post] A trans woman student at a North Carolina college was hassled by campus security after she used the women's bathroom. [Advocate] The governor of West Virginia vetoed a bill that would have banned abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, calling it…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 4, 2014

Women Don’t Apply To “Male-Sounding” Job Postings, Whatever That Means

A small study of 260 people found that women are deterred by the language in job postings, particularly when "male-sounding" words are used like "aggressive" and "assertive." Instead, ladies responded to ads using words like "sociable" and "dedicated." Surprise, surprise, language in job postings didn't deter dudes at all. [EurekaAlert] Do you work…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 3, 2014

Brad Pitt To Produce Movie About Steubenville & Hacktivist Group Anonymous

Brad Pitt and his producing team have bought the rights to the Rolling Stone article, "Anonymous Vs. Steubenville," about the online hacktivist group who brought nationwide attention to the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 2, 2014

Black Women’s Hair Is Under More Scrutiny With The Army’s New Grooming Regulations

The Army released new regulations on Monday for hair and grooming which seem to specifically target Black women's hairstyles. The new regs now forbid braids or cornrows larger than a quarter of an inch (dreadlocks and twists have already been banned since 2005). As a result, Black women who wear their hair this way have…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 1, 2014

Interns Deserve Protection From Sexual Harassment, Too

Unpaid interns in New York City are now protected from sexual harassment and racial/religious/sexual discrimination, following the passage of a bill that protects them on the job even if they are not earning a wage or salary. [Think Progress] A Pakistani politician introduced a bill to increase the punishment on any adult who…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2014

Hey, You! Pee On A Stick Before You Drink That Beer!

A Republican (obviously) politician in Alaska wants the state to pay for pregnancy tests in restaurants and bars so women can find out if they are pregnant before drinking. You will be shocked, shocked to know State Senator Pete Kelly opposes abortion and doesn't want to increase access to contraception because it's only for wome…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 27, 2014

Supreme Court Clarifies Federal Law On Domestic Violence Convictions & Gun Ownership

Today, the Supreme Court ruled on the federal law that criminalizes the ownership of guns by anyone convicted of domestic violence. The Court clarified that the term"domestic violence" should be broadly interpreted to include more than just physical force. (Not surprisingly, Justice Scalia just doesn't get why.) As Vice President Joe Biden has noted,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 26, 2014

Tech Conference Features Booth Babes In A Tee Pee, Because Of Course It Does

Holy cultural appropriation, nerds! Last week, a tech company erected a teepee at a conference and hired models to dress in faux Native American garb while they hung around outside it. [Indian Country Today Media Network] On the scientific quest to prove bisexuality exists. [NY Times Magazine] Meet Dorothy Irene Height,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2014

Cops In Hawaii Still Want To Sleep With Sex Workers Before Arresting Them

Police in Hawaii are allowed to have intercourse with sex workers as part of their investigations — fuck her and then arrest her! Legislators want to change that, but cops are insistent it be preserved. Are we surprised that "law enforcement" of sex work is completely screwed up? [Talking Point…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2014
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