Posts tagged "todays lady news"

Missouri Has Been Declared A State Of Emergency Prior To Darren Wilson’s Grand Jury Decision

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in Missouri while awaiting the Ferguson grand jury decision about Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown. [Raw Story] Anonymous is doxxing Ku Klux Klan members who have been threatening violence in Ferguson, Missouri. [Daily Dot] Leslie Feinberg, legendary trans*…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 17, 2014

Jane Byrne, Chicago’s First And Only Female Mayor, Has Died

Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane Byrne, has passed away. [Sun-Times] #YouKnowHerName is trending over the media gag order on saying rape and suicide victim Rehtaeh Parson’s name in Canada. [Jezebel] President Obama’s immigration plan would extend protection to 5 million unauthorized immigrants. [New York Times] The KKK is threatening lethal…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 14, 2014

President Obama Is Concerned About Violence In Ferguson After The Grand Jury Makes Its Decision

President Obama is concerned about violence in Ferguson in the coming days and has provided support for local law enforcement. Weren't they the ones shooting? [Politico] Women matter more than fetuses do. Or we should, anyway. [New Republic] Angela Blackwell talks about why we still can’t have a good conversation about race. […
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 13, 2014

Michael Brown’s Parents Spoke To The UN About Justice In Ferguson

Michael Brown’s parents gave a statement to the UN about the need for justice in Ferguson, Missouri. [The Root] Jeff Osborne isn’t sorry for the Nazi imagery in his lyrical video for Nicki Minaj's “Only,” because the First Amendment will die…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 12, 2014

It Gets 0.86 Percent Better For The Gays And Lesbians Every Year

Public opinion of homosexuality improves by 0.86 percent per year worldwide. [The Daily Beast] The Ku Klux Klan says that it’s embracing racial diversity in order to work toward building a “strong America.” OK. [The Root] The Bath Film Festival has a feminist rating for movies this year. [Marie Claire] Nico Lang…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 11, 2014

America Is Basically Criminalizing The Fact Of Being Female (And Pregnant) With Personhood Laws

America is, in effect, criminalizing the very fact of having a female reproductive system. [NY Times] Bangladesh had its first trans* pride march. [Raw Story] Comedian Tig Notaro performed a comedy set topless after a double mastectomy. [Bitch]…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 10, 2014

Simmons College Is Now Trans* Inclusive

Simmons College in Boston is adopting trans* inclusivity. [Boston Globe] According to the Minneapolis media’s #PointerGate, pointing your finger makes you a gang member. [The Root] If you believe women should like being catcalled, let Amanda Marcotte tell you why your opinion isn’t relevant. [Raw Story]…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 7, 2014

White Women Failed Wendy Davis (And Texas In General)

White women in Texas failed Wendy Davis and the whole rest of the state. [RH Reality Check] Read this interview with intersex people to find out what life is like for them. [Cosmopolitan] Here are the five worst states for black people. [The Root] Read about Harry Potter’s lessons about bullying. […
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 6, 2014

Oklahoma Cop Faces Three More Rape Accusations

Three more women have come forward with rape allegations against the Oklahoma City police officer who had already been accused of raping six women. [Raw Story] Read about the ties Hilary Clinton must mend with the black community if she wants to run for President in 2016. [Ebony] Read this essay on why…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 5, 2014

Many Polling Places Still Aren’t Accessible To Voters With Disabilities

Decades after the Americans with Disabilities Act, we still have polling places that are restrictive to disabled voters. [VICE] Read this fantastic piece about why street harassment shouldn’t be criminalized in the context of an unjust criminal justice system. [The Intercept] Oklahoma’s Supreme Court has delayed some abortion restrictions in the state. […
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 4, 2014

Even If Darren Wilson Is Innocent, The Ferguson Police Department Is Toxic

If Darren Wilson is found innocent, it won't excuse the behavior of the Ferguson Police toward the citizens of Ferguson. [The Atlantic] The evidence keeps mounting that former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi has been behaving problematically for 20 years. [VICE] Invasive mental health tracking…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 3, 2014

Please, Please, Please Do Not Culturally Appropriate This Halloween

For the last time, please stop appropriating other people’s cultures for your Halloween costume, please, please, please. [Huffington Post] The Washington Post will soon only have men on its masthead. [Jezebel] Karen Levy critiques an app that puts the onus on women to protect ourselves from rape. [The Atlantic]…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 31, 2014

North Dakota Is Effectively Banning Abortion

North Dakota banned the abortion pill, leaving few options left for abortion in the state. [Think Progress] Conservative pundit Dennis Prager said that rape is just “unwanted kisses” and rape culture is a “gargantuan lie.” [Salon] The uptick in violence in inner cities has to do with mass incarceration, not poverty and segregation.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 30, 2014

Efforts To Ban Same-Day Registration And Early Voting Are Voter Suppression

The effort to ban same-day voter registration and early voting amounts to massive voter suppression. [Slate] PurrVerse columnist Kitty Stryker gives a thorough, nuanced analysis of all the problems involved in Jian Ghomeshi labeling abuse as BDSM. [Guardian] Wonder Woma…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 29, 2014

Read The Last Words of Reyhaneh Jabbari, Who Was Hanged For Killing Her Rapist

Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged in Iran on Saturday for killing her rapist. She left her final will in the form of a voice message for her mother, which said, amongst other things, "In the court of God I will charge the inspectors…and all those that out of ignorance or with their lies wronged me and…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 28, 2014

CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi Fired After Accusations Of Abuse

Canadian Broadcasting Company host Jian Ghomeshi was fired over allegations of abuse. Three women say that Ghomeshi was violent towards them before and during sexual encounters they say were not consensual. [Death and Taxes] Brazilian employers are often racist and insulting toward their maids, according to a Twitter account which retweets such insults i…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 27, 2014

The WWE Has Implemented A New Zero-Tolerance Policy On Domestic Violence

The WWE has implemented a strict, zero-tolerance policy concerning domestic violence. [Washington Post] The fact that birth control lets women have happy, healthy, pregnancy-free sex lives is just as good an argument for its increased availability as economic arguments. [Cosmopolitan] Warner Bros. wants a woman to direct the new "Wonder Woman" film. […
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 24, 2014

Justice Department: Ferguson Leaks Are “Irresponsible And Highly Troubling”

The Justice Department called the one-sided Ferguson leaks “irresponsible and highly troubling.” [LA Times] Boko Haram has kidnapped 25 more girls in Nigeria. [Reuters] Is that FCKH8 anti-sexism campaign actually exploiting girls to hawk…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 23, 2014

New Pew Study Shows That Women Are More Likely To Be Sexually Harassed Online

A Pew study looks at the differences in online harassment for men and women, and what do ya know, women are more often the target. [Slate] Feminist blogger Lindy West imagines a social network that is specifically feminist and anti-racist. [Daily Dot] Read about racism in the newsroom. [New Republic] A Joa…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 22, 2014

Hannibal Buress Brings Attention To Rape Allegations Against Bill Cosby

Hannibal Buress called out the oft-buried rape allegations against Bill Cosby during one of his comedy sets. [The Daily Beast] Trans* troops in other militaries are proof that inclusive militaries can work. [Huffington Post] Read this review of Who We Be, writer Jeff Chang’s look at the war on multiculturalism. [Racialicious] Comedia…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 21, 2014
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