Posts tagged "todays lady news"

Today’s Lady News: Marilyn Manson’s New Music Video Is Disturbing — Shocker!

Marilyn Manson has an extremely disturbing new video for his song "Running To The Edge of the World" where he murders a bikini-clad woman who looks like his ex, Evan Rachel Wood. I guess it wasn't enough for Marilyn to tell Spin after their breakup, "I have fantasies every day about smashing her skull with…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 6, 2009

Today’s Lady News: 2009 Best Books List Has Zero Women Authors On It

The magazine Publisher's Weekly compiled its annual list of the year's best books and it has zero women on it. Zilch! WTF? Tell us the names of incredible books written by women in 2009 that you've read in the comments. [New York Times] Meet Margarita Vargas, an 18-year-old girl and the one decent human being…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 5, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Is Emma Thompson Finally Off Team Polanski?

Emma Thompson initially signed a petition calling for Roman Polanski's freedom, but has she had a change of heart? A reader at the blog Shakesville may have convinced her to remove her name from his list of supporters. [Shakesville] An Illinois judge has blocked the enforcement of the state's controversial parental notification law, which mandate…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 4, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Illinois’ Parental Notification For Abortion Law Is Delayed

Illinois' controversial parental notification law for minors seeking an abortion has been delayed at least until Wednesday morning as officials meet to verify that girls can waive the notification process by petitioning a judge, who has 48 hours to rule on it. The parental notification law does not give parents consent, but requires that they…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 3, 2009

Today’s Lady News: 6 Bodies Found At Cleveland Rapist’s Home

Six women's bodies were found at the home of Anthony Sowell, 50, of Cleveland, Ohio, when police arrested him on a rape and felony assault warrant last Thursday. Sowell already served 15 years in prison for a 1989 rape of a 21-year-old woman. Although the bodies have not yet been identified, at least two wome…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 2, 2009

Today’s Lady News: 6th Person Arrested In Gang Rape & Obama Lifts HIV+ Immigration Ban

A sixth person has been arrested in the the gang rape of 15-year-old girl in California . Police say the rape occurred during a homecoming dance, allegedly while as many as 20 people watched. [ABC News] A judge upheld a restraining order on a new law which would've required details about Oklahoma women who've had…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2009

Today’s Lady News: TV Shows Boobs To Help Screen Breast Cancer & Women Are Banned From Wearing Jeans

A TV segment on WJLA Channel 7 in Washington about breast self-exams will feature two women fully exposing their naked boobies on late-afternoon and evening broadcasts. One of the women is a cancer survivor who said she hopes to help other women spot cancer before it spreads. [Washington Post]—Awesome! It's about time we stopped treating…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 29, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Bea Arthur Does Good & Iceland Is Best For Women

Bea Arthur, the "Golden Girls" star who passed away earlier this year, left $300,000 for a homeless shelter for LGBT youth. Thank you for being a friend, Bea! [PinkNews] Iceland is the best place in the world for women, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Index. The index ranked 134 countries based…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 28, 2009

Today’s Lady News: 15-Year-Old Girl Gang Raped After Homecoming Dance

A 15-year-old girl was gang raped, beaten and robbed by as many as seven people after a homecoming dance at Richmond High School in Richmond, CA. Police say the girl left the dance and was invited by a friend to join a group drinking in a court yard near the school, where she consumed "a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 27, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Beauty Queen’s Fake Boobs So Heavy She Falls Over

A hopeful beauty queen for the Miss Plastic Hungary pageant (only for silicone-laden beauties!) fell over onstage and tore a ligament in her foot, allegedly under the weight of her new boobs. A friend told a newspaper, "She had not got used to the extra weight on top and her new hair extensions got i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Bikinis 4 Babies!

When it comes to bikinis and abortion protesters, the blog posts just writes itself. Behold: "Millions of girls around the world need a great looking bikini to wear to the beach. Millions of babies around the world need to be saved from being brutally butchered. Bikinis 4 Babies combines these two needs by raising fund…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 23, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Women Kicked Off Roller Derby Team Because Rink Owner Stalked Her

A woman who was stalked by the co-owner of a New Jersey skating rink was kicked off her roller derby team so they could keep practicing there. Marc Giaquinto, manager of InLine Morristown, was convicted of stalking a team member of the Morristown Madams by showing up at her home and office unannounced and tweeting…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 22, 2009

Today’s Lady News: A Lawsuit Is Filed In Illinois Over Parental Notification Law For Abortions

A Chicago doctor and a women's health clinic have filed a lawsuit in Illinois over a "parental notification law." If the law goes into effect on Nov. 3, it would require a doctor to tell the parents before performing an abortion on girls under age 18. Girls can bypass notifying their parents by going before…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Tyra Does A Show On Women Who Hit Their Boyfriends

Yesterday, Tyra Banks did a show on "battered men syndrome," about when women hit their boyfriends. OK, Tyra, listen up: While physical abuse is just as wrong when it happens to men, the fact is woman-on-man violence is not representative of the actual face of domestic violence. According to the American Bar Association, 1.3 millio…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 20, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Don’t Call Meghan McCain A Slut

Meghan McCain, 24-year-old daughter of Sen. John McCain, took to her column in the Daily Beast to declare "Don't Call Me A Slut" after she posted a provocative pic on Twitter of herself late Wednesday night which prominently featured her boobs. "I have struggled to accept the fact that the way I look in a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 17, 2009

Today’s Lady News: The End Of Heinous Menstrual Cramps?

Doctors are working on a new drug for women who suffer painful menstrual cramps, also called dysmenorrhea. The drug is named VA111913, manufactured by a British company, and it's being tested on 128 women who say awful cramps interfere with their daily lives. [NY Daily News] A woman who was raped 24 years ago, before…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 15, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Men Are More Likely To Leave When A Partner Is Seriously Ill

A study in the medical journal Cancer found that a man is seven times more likely to leave his partner if she is seriously ill than if the tables are turned. This might be due to the conditioning of women to be caretakers of their loved ones. [Times of London]—Insert tasteless John Edwards joke here.

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 14, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Woman Calls Cops Over Domestic Abuse, Gets Evicted

Chicago resident Kathy Cleaves-Milan is suing her former landlords, Elm Creek Apartments, for evicting her due to "criminal activity" after she reported to police her ex-boyfriend had shown up at her apartment brandishing a gun. The company said it was concerned about potential gun violence, but it was afraid Cleaves-Milan could not have paid her…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 13, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Hillary Clinton Says She Won’t Run For President, Plans To Retire

Hillary Clinton told NBC's Ann Curry she won't run for president again and plans to retire after she wraps up her Secretary of State gig with Obama. [Politico] All kinds of things were wrong with a front page story on the New York Times about the Roman Polanski case. The worst offense is how the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 12, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Ralph Lauren Model Loses Stomach In Tragic Airbrushing Accident

Ralph Lauren model Filippa Hamilton has a stomach, really she does! Don't let this airbrushed-to-sh*t Ralph Lauren ad on the left fool you. [Daily Mail]—At least the company apologized, sort of. A spokesman for Ralph Lauren said "we are responsible for the poor imaging and retouching that resulted in a very distorted image of a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 9, 2009
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