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Today’s Lady News: On Boys & The HPV Vaccine

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  • Mandating the HPV vaccine for young boys (instead of young girls) may be an easier pill for parents to swallow because it is supposedly easier for them to think about their sons being sexually active than their daughters. Facepalm. [NPR]
  • How the worldwide SlutWalk protests have developed a divide between black women and white women. [The Root]
  • The superintendent of the San Diego school system where a lesbian couple were crowned Homecoming king and queen said that random phone callers telephoning the school to complain can STFU. [GOOD]
  • A terrorism-tracking database maintained by the National Counterterrorism Center only brings up one incident of abortion-related domestic terrorism (the 2009 murder of Dr. George Tiller) despite countless other threats and attacks on abortion clinics and abortion providers throughout the U.S. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: It’s Not Rape If She’s Wearing “A Nightie,” Says Politician

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  • A woman can’t be raped if she’s wearing “a nightie,” silly, because that just means she’s asking for it. So said Dick Black, a Virginia delegate candidate in Tuesday’s election, who gave a 2002 speech in which he said he doesn’t believe spousal rape exists. “I don’t know how on earth you could validly get a conviction in a husband/wife rape when they’re living together, sleeping in the same bed, she’s in a nightie and so forth,” Dick Black said. Maybe he needs to read this post about, oh, spousal rape. You can watch video footage of his speech at the links. Be warned: the victim-blaming stupidity may well make your brain explode. [Daily KosJezebel, Care2
  • Speaking of douchebags, a talk radio host named Howie Carr mocked the woman who was raped and the woman who was sexually abused at Occupy Wall Street, asking, “What did you expect?” Uhh, not to get raped? [Clutch Magazine]
  • More women are going into STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, math), yet they are concentrated in the life sciences, like biology. Why might this be? I know we have a bunch of Frisky readers who studied in STEM fields, so maybe you can illuminate this for us in the comments. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Woman Opens A Can Of Whoop-Ass On Subway Pervert

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  • Shyane DeJesus, 22, a senior at City College in New York City, was waiting for the subway when she felt a man grope  her on the thigh and then shove his hand under her skirt. So Shyane started beating him about the head; when the subway arrived, the man jumped on it, and she followed him inside, where she kept punching him. He tried to get off at the next stop, so grabbed her Blackberry to snap pictures of his face to give to the cops. The guy is still on the loose, but maybe he’ll think twice about sexually assaulting another woman.  ”I’m glad I fought back. I’m going to defend myself,” she told the New York Post. “I want him on the list for sex offenders.” Girl, I am so proud of you! [NY Post] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Sexual Abuse Arrest At Occupy Wall Street

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  • A 26-year-old named Tonye Iketubosin has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse of an 18-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl. The 18-year-old reported said Iketubosin raped her inside a tent at Occupy Wall Street, where he is volunteering at the protest as a kitchen worker, early Sunday morning. That girl had an argument with her tent-mate in the middle of the night on Saturday and Iketubosin offered to let her sleep in his tent. She fell asleep and woke up to him raping her. The 17-year-old said Iketubosin helped her set up her tent on Thursday night and the next morning she found him groping her, until she pushed him away. I certainly am not making this story the lead item in Today’s Lady News to suggest all, or even most, people at Occupy Wall Street are bad guys. But I am including it to make the point that even so-called “liberals” or “progressives” commit sexual violence against women. [Gothamist]
  • “Is there anyone who thinks sexual harassment is a real thing?” That’s how this essay by John Derbyshire in the conservative magazine National Review begins, which you should only read if there are no sharp objects around that you might slam your forehead into. [National Review via Feministe] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: “Why You’re Not Married” To Become TV Show

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  • Last year the internet was pissed off at a Huffington Post blog post by “Mad Men” writer Tracy Terry McMillan entitled “Why You’re Not Married,” which let us all in on the secret that men don’t like bitches, liars and sluts. The piece should have crawled back under the rock from which it spawned. But alack, alas, ABC is turning it into a sitcom.  [Clutch Magazine]
  • Four black nurses in Cobb Country, Georgia, are suing their employer Accord Services for not sending them to work in white homes. [Madame Noire]
  • The Health Resources & Services Administration released a report yesterday about the health-related needs of women, including, for the first time-ever, lesbians and bisexuals. [Think Progress] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Be Careful, Trick-Or-Treating Sluts!

Today's Lady News
  • Be careful, trick-or-treating sluts, because you might get raped! A conservative think tank-er named Charlotte Allen penned a piece for the Los Angeles Times about — I think? — how women shouldn’t tease men with skimpy outfits and then complain when we get raped. Or it might be about crazy, irrational feminists get upset by slutty Halloween costumes but then we throw SlutWalk protests and that makes us hypocrites. It’s hard to say. Anyway, the best part is when Allen warns us women to be “careful about where [you] flash [your] treasure.” I shall henceforth be referring to my ladyparts as my “treasure,” unironically. [Los Angeles Times]
  • California Baptist University expelled Domaine Javier, 24, for “fraud” and “identity concealment” after she came out as trans on an episode of MTV’s “True Life.”  [Queerty
  • The Michigan House of Representatives approved a bill to eliminate domestic partner benefits for all state employees. In response, the faculty at the University of Michigan are threatening a mass exodus if the bill passes. [Think Progress] Keep reading »
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