Posts tagged "todays lady news"

Today’s Lady News: Saudi Child Bride Forced To Return To Her 80-Year-Old Husband

A 10-year-old Saudi Arabian girl has been returned to her 80-year-old husband after hiding at her aunt's home for 10 days. The marriage is allowed by Sharia law, which the husband has accused the girl's aunt of violating by allowing the girl to hide from him. [Fox News] — Sheesh. And some people are worried…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 26, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Attorneys Want Woman To Reenact Alleged Rape In The Courtroom

Attorneys for a man accused of raping an Ohio woman have asked the victim to reenact the alleged rape on the bed she was allegedly raped on. In the courtroom. In front of the jury. The attorneys say they believe semen stains on the bed would not match up with the physical positions the victim…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 25, 2009

Today’s Lady News: The Miss Universe Pageant And Plastic Surgery

How many of last night's Miss Universe contestants aren't exactly natural beauties? One long-time pageant judge estimated that 30 percent of Miss Universe wannabes have had work done prior to the competition. The most ick-worthy quote from Fox's article: "A source close to the Donald Trump-owned Miss Universe Organization [says] that not only is elective…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 24, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Michelle Obama’s Shorts Are Still News, Apparently

Stop the presses! Michelle Obama wore SHORTS! In public! As we said before, it is absurd the media thinks that the First Lady showing her legs above the knees is news. And now Time is jumping on the scrutinizing-the-famous-woman's-body bandwagon, too, saying "[Michelle] just didn't look particularly good in shorts. Her arms are much admired.

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Magician David Copperfield Accused Of Rape

A 22-year-old woman claims that magician David Copperfield raped her, sexually assaulted her repeatedly, and threatened her on his private island in Musha Cay, Bahamas in 2007. The alleged victim said one of his assistants brought her backstage at a magic show and she was then invited to Copperfield's private island for work that might…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Don’t Hate Carrie Prejean Because She’s Beautiful, Says Trump

Last night on "Letterman," Donald Trump shared his cockamamie theory that America hates beauty queen Carrie Prejean, who tussled with Perez Hilton over gay marriage, simply because she is so pretty! [Gawker]—Right. We don't hate the Miss America runner-up because she's a bigot. We're just jealous of those fake boobs that the Miss California Organization

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Marriott Admits Blaming A Victim For Her Own Rape At Their Hotel Was Wrong

The Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford, CT, changed its legal claim that a 40-year-old mom of two who was raped at gunpoint in their parking garage was not to blame for her own rape. In a lawsuit against the hotel, the victim had claimed that the hotel did not adequately protect her from her…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2009

Today’s Lady News: No Burqas In The Swimming Pool!

An Islamic woman in France has accused local officials of religious discrimination after she was banned from wearing her "burqini," a bathing suit that fully covers her arms, legs, and hair, in a local pool. Earlier this summer, French President Sarkozy announced that head-to-toe burqas were "not welcome" in the country. In this case, local…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 13, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Hillary Clinton Has No Sense Of Humor

When Hillary Clinton snapped at the African college student who asked her about hubby Bill's opinions on world issues, she didn't have a sense of humor! [NY Daily News] — Yes, that's what's wrong with this picture: Humorless feminists can't take a li'l sexism now and then.

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2009

Connor Cruise To Follow In Tom Cruise’s Footsteps

Connor Cruise, 14, the adopted son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, has landed a role in a remake of the fantastically bad '80s flick "Red Dawn." Since Tom's production company is producing the movie, Connor may have had a little helping scoring the role. But who is this kid, anyway?

By: Nikki Dowling / August 12, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Eunice Kennedy, JFK’s Sister, Dies

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics, passed away last night at the age of 88. Shriver is the sister of JFK, RFK, and Ted Kennedy, as well as the mom of Maria Shriver and mother-in-law of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Although she never held office, Shriver was one of the most prominent and vocal advocate…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Sonia Sotomayor Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice

"Wise Latina" Sonia Sotomayor took the judicial oath of the Supreme Court on Saturday morning. She is the first Latina and the third woman to sit on the Supreme Court. [New York Times] — Her first case will be a snoozy-sounding campaign finance matter. Unless you're into that sort of thing.

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 10, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Greek Woman Sets British Man’s Junk On Fire

Bringing new meaning to the term "firecrotch," a 26-year-old Greek woman on the island of Crete poured alcohol on a British tourist's genitals and set them on fire. The woman alleged that the 23-year-old Brit pulled his pants down, "forcefully fondled" her and requested she touch his penis. She allegedly doused his junk in booze…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 7, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Sonia Sotomayor Confirmed To The Supreme Court

Sonia Sotomayor has been confirmed by the Senate in a 68-31 vote. After she receives the oath of office, Sotomayor will be the first Latina judge and third female judge to join the bench. [New York Times] Chris Brown's sentencing for his assault of Rihanna has been delayed until August 27th. The judge on the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Study Finds Feminists Actually Don’t Hate Men. Um, Duh.

Here's a shocker: Feminists don't actually hate men. A study published by the Psychology of Women Quarterly found that people who cheerlead for traditional gender roles, not feminists, reportedly have the most negative attitudes about the menfolk. [Feministing] — However, further study is required on why feminists won't shave their hairy armpits, burn their bras,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Hillary Clinton Probably Won’t Ever Be President

Speaking on a Thai television show, Hillary Clinton said she isn't thinking about the 2012 election and is "100 percent focused" on her Secretary of State gig. "I doubt very much that anything like that will ever be part of my life," she said. [Huffington Post] After critics balked at the idea of using taxpayer…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 22, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Pittsburgh Steelers QB Accused Of Sexual Assault

"Big Ben" Ben Roethlisberger, the Pittsburgh Steelers QB and Super Bowl-winner, has been accused of sexual assault by a woman in Nevada. The accuser is a casino employee who says he assaulted her last year after she came upstairs to fix a TV in his hotel suite. [NY Post] — Uh, oh. Will this be…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 21, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Taxpayer Money Might Pay For Abortions

Taxpayer money might pay for abortions under Obama's proposed health care plan, according to Peter Orzag, the White House budget director. However, Orzag added that using taxpayer money that way could be so controversial that a decision has not been made about it yet. […

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 20, 2009
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