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Today’s Lady News: 7-Year-Old Girl Publishes Book About Obesity

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  • Props to seven-year-old LaNiyah Bailey, who published her own children’s book about obesity called Not Fat Because I Wanna Be. LaNiyah has been obese since birth and now weighs over 100 lbs. Her book is about being taunted and teased at school about her weight. [Clutch Magazine]
  • A grocery store called Wegmen’s Wegman’s in Rochester, New York, covered up Adele’s cleavage on the front of the December issue of Cosmopolitan because, you know, boobs = slutty. [NYmag.com]
  • Watch GOP presidential nominee wannabe Rick Perry dodge a question on anti-abortion “fetal personhood” amendments. [Think Progress] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Herman Cain’s Wife Gloria Cain Stands By Her Man

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  • Gloria Cain, wife of GOP presidential nominee wannabe Herman Cain, is standing by her man in the face of sexual harassment accusations by numerous women. [The Daily Beast]
  • Chelsea Clinton has been hired as a special correspondent for NBC doing segments for “Making A Difference” about people who do good in the world. [The Stir]
  • Oprah Winfrey received an honorary Oscar this weekend called the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. [Essence
  • Six ways to help your daughter deal with sex-based harassment on the street and at school. [The Good Men Project] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Male Rapper DPhill Gets In Touch With His Feminine Side

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  • The gender-bending rapper Daryll Duane Philips, who goes by the name DPhill Spanglishman, is starting an “XY movement” for male rappers who like to dress feminine. DPhill was photographed wearing red lipstick and says he is “40 percent female, basically, because of my emotions. I am very emotional.” [Clutch Magazine]
  • Frisky contributer Courtney E. Martin has an op-ed in The Christian Science Monitor about Herman Cain’s sexual harassment allegations, the abuse against Hillary Adams perpetrated by her father, and how women are speaking up about abuse that normally is kept in the dark. [Christian Science Monitor]
  • The Wall Street Journal held a video debate in response to the controversial book Is Marriage For White People?, which argues that black women would benefit by marrying outside of their race. [WSJ] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: 10-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth In Mexico

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  • A 10-year-old gave birth to a baby in Mexico. The legal age of consent in Mexico is age 12 and abortions are denied to pregnancies further along than three months and to those who cannot prove sexual assault. [New York Daily News
  • Certain procedures involved in gender reassignment surgery are now tax deductible. The procedure normally costs tens of thousands of dollars, and is undergone by over 1,000 people a year. The ruling is monumental as it shows that federal courts officially recognize “general identity disorder as a serious medical condition,” rather than a cosmetic desire. [TIME]
  • In defense of the Spice Girls. [Rookie Mag]
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Today’s Lady News: You Can’t Ban Gay Teens From Dating, Utah

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  • The American Civil Liberties Union sent a little FYI to school superintendents across Utah, warning them that “banning” students from dating other students of the same sex is unconstitutional. As in, they can’t do it. The ACLU was prompted to send the reminder when a female student was reportedly asked to leave a school dance because her date was also a girl. [Advocate]  
  • Rush Limbaugh called Herman Cain accuser Sharon Bialek a “babe” and made a slurping sound. I can’t even … [Huffington Post]
  • Blogger Amanda Hess explains the public perception of what makes a sexual harassment lawsuit (“nice earrings!”) and what actually does. [GOOD] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: NY Post Columnist Suggests Cain Accuser Is Too Pretty To Be Credible

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  • New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser tore into Sharon Bialek, the first woman to come forward with a face/name while accusing Herman Cain of sexual harassment. Why, the attractive blonde is so pretty that she must have been asking for it and/or making it up for more attention!  [The Stir
  • In honor of Election Day, Complex magazine published a list of “The 50 Hottest Women In Politics,” with descriptors like “slutty” and “big-boobed.” Klassy. [Name It Change It]
  • Mississippi is voting on a “fetal personhood” amendment today, which would criminalize all abortions by declaring a fertilized egg as a “person.” Yesterday, while speaking to a crowd, a woman named Cristen Hemmis who was kidnapped, raped and shot twice asked Lt. Governor Phil Bryant, who supports the amendment, to have “sympathy” for women like her. Phil Bryant’s reply? He told her the personhood amendment was a “battle of good and evil of Biblical proporitions” and that if abortion remains legal, “Satan wins.” Yes, he said this to a woman who was KIDNAPPED, RAPED, and SHOT. I give up. [Think Progress, NEMS360.com] Keep reading »
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