Posts tagged "todays lady news"

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

NFL Wives Were Pressured To Stay Silent About Domestic Abuse

Ex-wives of NFL players  talked to the Washington Post about the pressure they faced to stay silent about domestic abuse. [Deadspin] Female genital mutilation in the west is more common than you would ever imagine. [Daily Beast] Scratch had a roundtable on the problems faced by black authors in publishing. [Scratch]…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 20, 2014

Anita Sarkeesian Talks #GamerGate With Rolling Stone

Anita Sarkeesian on #GamerGate in a must read Rolling Stone feature: “We have a problem and we’re going to fix this.” [Rolling Stone] Check out this map of trans* rights legislation in the U.S. [Vocativ]…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 17, 2014

John Grisham Is Wrong: It’s Not Easy To Stumble Upon Child Porn

It really isn’t easy to just stumble upon child porn, regardless of John Grisham’s assertions. [Daily Dot] In South Carolina, stand your ground laws give domestic abusers a loophole and shift blame onto victims who self-defend. [Salon] Please read this essay about the failure of Texas’s abortion laws for a couple who needed…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 16, 2014

One Of TIME‘s Most Influential Teens Is Trans

One of TIME’s 25 Most Influential Teens is a transgirl advocate and author named Jazz. [Advocate] Artist Kara Walker responds to white viewers’ macabre selfies at A Subtlety, her installation at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn this summer. [Jezebel] #StopGamerGate2014 has been trending all day on Twitter. [Kotaku] The National Book…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 15, 2014

Tennessee Could Change Its Constitution To Repeal Protections For Abortion In Any Circumstance

Tennessee’s state constitution could be changed so that it doesn’t protect abortions in any circumstance, ever. [Slate] A new PBS documentary series is delving into white identities and many of the delusions white people have about race in America. [The Grio] GamerGate is becoming the most distilled example of misogyny in American culture.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 14, 2014

The Vatican Is Easing Up On The Vitriol About Gays Without Changing Church Doctrine

The Vatican is changing its tone in the way it talk about gay people, if not its actual attitude toward them. [The Daily Beast] A law against revenge porn with a sentence of up to two years in prison has been proposed in the UK. [Marie Claire] Even if two parents share domestic…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 13, 2014

Malala Yousafzai Wins The Nobel Peace Prize For Her Work In Education Activism

As we told you this morning, Malala Yousafzai, along with fellow education activist Kailash Satyarthi, won the Nobel Peace Prize. In a press conference today, the youngest ever recipient of the honor said, "I’m proud that I am the first Pakistani and I am honored that I am the first young woman or the first…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 10, 2014

PornHub’s Times Square Billboard Has Vanished

PornHub’s extraordinarily inoffensive Times Square billboard has been taken down. [Jezebel] Find out 14 new things about Margaret Atwood. [Buzzfeed] Read about the scary gender and power dynamic of cabs. [Feministing]…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 9, 2014

Clayton “Relax And Enjoy It” Williams Is A Key Funder In GOP Campaign Against Wendy Davis In TX

Clayton Williams, a former Republican candidate for Texas governor who is famous for saying rape victims should "sit back and enjoy it," is a major contributor to Greg Abbott's campaign against Wendy Davis in the state. Birds of a feather... [Houston Chronicle] Take the time for this long read from…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 8, 2014

“Gone Girl” The Movie Betrays Gone Girl The Book

How the film version of "Gone Girl" betrays the delicate relationships depicted in Gone Girl the book. [AV Club] A necessary read on how sex doesn't have to be rape to be harmful. [NY Mag] Jane Fonda, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez, and Viola Davis are appearing on the cover of Vanity Fair’s Power…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 7, 2014

The Majority Of Americans Support Enthusiastic Consent Policies

Most Americans support “yes means yes” campus consent policies. [Huffington Post] In addition to today's decision not to hear anti-gay marriage cases from five U.S. states, here are six other Supreme Court equality cases to watch this term. [RH Reality Check] Charles Clymer,…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 6, 2014

Intel Caved To Anti-Feminist Campaign, Pulls Ads From Gaming Site Gamasutra

Intel caved to #GamerGate demands to pull advertising from Gamasutra over pro-inclusion articles on the site. [The Verge] Companies avoid funding anti-domestic violence programs for fear of being perceived as “anti-male.” [Huffington Post] The fashion industry sees feminism a…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 3, 2014

The US Prison System Exposes Trans* Inmates To Rape

The US prison system neglects the needs of trans* inmates and exposes them to rape. [VICE] Emily Gould writes about why ignoring online trolls isn’t enough. [Buzzfeed] Listen to Lena Dunham talk about her book and her life with…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 2, 2014

New Hampshire Candidate Scott Brown Thinks No One Cares About Birth Control

New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown thinks that no one cares about birth control or equal pay, of course. [Huffington Post] Tennessee has a new law that treats narcotics addiction during pregnancy as child assault, which is keeping women from getting effective treatment for narcotics addiction.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 1, 2014

Not Having Access To An Abortion Can Make It Harder To Leave An Abusive Relationship

Researchers at UCSF have found that not having access to an abortion when you want one makes it harder to leave an abusive relationship. [Feministing] Michael Daly looks at the strange history of Hannah Graham’s abductor’s crimes. [The Daily Beast]…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 30, 2014

Transgender Woman Paula Overby Is Running For Congress In Minnesota

Paula Overby will become Minnesota’s first openly transgender candidate for Congress. [Huffington Post] EJ Dickson talks about why we need to care when sex workers are murdered. [Daily Dot] Veterans voiced their displeasure with FOX News’ Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld over their sexist comments about UAE pilot Major Mariam Al Mansouri. […
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 29, 2014
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