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Today’s Lady News: Tech Execs Are (Almost) All Dudes

  • Executive positions in Silicon Valley are notoriously male-dominated, though this study reveals how dire the stats really are. Less than one out of every 28 executives in the tech field is a woman. Since tech companies are generally global, focus is more often on racial diversity rather than gender diversity. [New York Times]
  • Check out President Obama’s paternalistic, semi-condescending comments on the Plan B decision: “As the father of two daughters, I think it is important for us to make sure that we apply some common sense to various rules when it comes to over-the-counter medicine.” Obama won 56 percent of the female vote in 2008. Could recent backlash cost him much-needed female support in the next election? [ABC News]
  • Four ways the Plan B decision will hurt women of color. [ColorLines] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Why Is It Illegal To Give Yourself An Abortion?

  • Last week, a 20-year-old woman in New York City was arrested for aborting her 24-week-old fetus herself. At six months along, the woman would not have found a doctor to perform a “late-term abortion” unless giving birth would have killed her. But this sad story begs the question: why is giving yourself an abortion oftentimes illegal? [Reproductive Health Reality Check]
  • The best excerpts from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva about LGBT rights. “Like being a woman, like being a racial, religious, tribal, or ethnic minority, being LGBT does not make you less human,” Clinton said. “And that is why gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.” Love. Her. [TresSugar]
  • Meet the mothers who are talking back to clothing retailers and telling them T-shirts reading crap like “I’m too pretty to do homework” won’t fly. [NPR] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Chicago-Area Campus Sex Assaults Rarely Prosecuted

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  • Campus sexual assaults are rarely prosecuted as felonies at Chicago schools, according to a depressing piece in the Chicago Tribune. Many sexual assaults that police agree are rapes are prosecuted as misdemeanor battery charges, allegedly because they are easier to prosecute. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry is decrying President Obama’s international promotion of gay butt sex. What, you didn’t know that the president promotes gay butt sex in other countries? WELL HE DOES. [Think Progress]
  • Blogger Sady Doyle on the new feminist genre the “lady loser comedy,” where ladies like Kristen Wiig in “Bridesmaids” and Charlize Theron in “Young Adult” are allowed to be not perfect. [In These Times]
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Today’s Lady News: Gloria Steinem Says Women Should Occupy Wall Street

  • Iconic feminist Gloria Steinem on why women should join Occupy Wall Street. [San Francisco Gate]
  • Sharon Bialek, who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment, said she feels “vindication” now that he has suspended his campaign for the GOP nomination for presidency. Cain suspended his campaign on Saturday citing “distractions.” Last Monday, a woman came forward and claimed they had been having an affair for 13 years. [Talking Points Memo]
  • A man in New York City shot his wife and daughter today in an apparent domestic violence incident. [WhyLeaveAstoria] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Release Of Afghani Rape Victim Ordered

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  • Afghanistan’s president ordered the release of a woman known as Gulnaz, 21, who was imprisoned for “adultery” after a relative raped her two years ago. When Gulnaz said her cousin’s husband sexually assaulted her, she was sentenced to prison for 12 years unless she agreed to marry her attacker. Gulnaz has currently been raising her daughter in prison. [CNN]
  • As part of its response to the Jerry Sandusky scandal, Penn State has announced it will divert $1.5 millions dollars from their athletics department and donate it to an organization that benefits victims of sexual abuse. [Los Angeles Times] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Pro-Lifers Happy Siri Can’t Find Abortion Clinics

  • A “crisis pregnancy center” has congratulated Apple for making iPhone’s Siri program unable to provide information about abortion and contraception. Said one CPC founder, “We applaud Apple iPhone’s 4S Siri and are thrilled that Siri does not list or refer to abortion clinics. Numerous lives will be saved as a direct result.” [Think Progress]
  • The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has come out with a statement informing their members they should be able to provide routine treatment for transgender patients. [Feministing]
  • A British writer asks, why are Americans obsessed with why single women are single? [Guardian UK]
  • Former Frisky staffer Susannah Breslin writes about finding out she has breast cancer. We send her our love and support and wish her a swift recovery. [Forbes]
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