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Today’s Lady News: Washington, D.C. Approves Same-Sex Marriage!

Washington, D.C.’s city council approved a same-sex marriage bill today and Mayor Adrian Fenty is expected to sign it into law before Christmas. [Washington Post]
To illustrate an article about African-American books, the magazine Publisher’s Weekly chose a cover of a black woman with hair picks sticking out from her head in the shape of…

Jessica Wakeman / December 15, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Houston Elects A Lesbian Mayor

Holy crap! This weekend, Houston, Texas, elected Annise Parker, an openly gay woman, as their mayor. Parker, a Democrat, celebrated her win with her partner and their three children. Texas, we are sorry we have judged you so harshly in the past. [Houston Chronicle]
Women comprise more than half of the entrants in this year’…

Jessica Wakeman / December 14, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Jenny Sanford Files For Divorce

Jenny Sanford has filed for divorce from Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, who caused a scandal earlier this year when it was discovered he was carrying on an affair with a woman in Argentina. On Barbara Walters’ most interesting people special Wednesday night, Sanford wisely said, “Certainly [my husband’s] actions hurt me, and they…

Jessica Wakeman / December 11, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Houston Might Elect A Lesbian Mayor!

Who would have thought the largest American city to (hopefully) elect an openly gay woman as mayor would be Houston, Texas? Cross your fingers for Annise Parker, a Democratic Houston City Controller and a lesbian, in the election this weekend. Parker has a small lead in the polls but is struggling against homophobia. One anti-gay…

Jessica Wakeman / December 10, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Scenes From A Sarah Palin Book Signing

Blogger Amanda Hess at The Sexist braved the snow outside at Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue book signing in Fairfax, Virginia, to ask all the ladies waiting in line what the ex-guv means for women and feminism. Typical quotes? “[Palin] presents herself feminine…The impression is that feminists are women who don’t like to value their…

Jessica Wakeman / December 9, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Method’s Sexual Harassment Soap Suds Commercial Gets Pulled

Remember that skeevy soap commercial for Method where a woman gets cat-called in the shower by a bunch of bubbles? Well, Method allegedly pulled it offline after viewers complained, although it’s obviously still here. Anyway, this angered some advertising blogger who insists sexual harassment jokes are hilarious. Steve Hall, a blogger for AdRants, penned…

Jessica Wakeman / December 8, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Cops Come To Target Over A Breastfeeding Mom

Boobs splashed on the cover of Cosmo? Check! Boobs flopping around in shows like “The Girls Next Door” or movies like “The House Bunny”? Boobs feeding a hungry infant? OUTRAGE! Cops in Harper Woods, Michigan, responded to the scene of a ghastly breastfeeding-mother incident at a local Target. New mom Mary Martinez had been stopped…

Jessica Wakeman / December 7, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Mom Gives Birth In An Airplane!

A kick-ass new mommy gave birth today at 30,000 feet! The mother went into labor on a flight between Chicago and Salt Lake City and a doctor on board helped with delivery before the plane made an emergency landing in Denver. Congratulations! [MSNBC]
Dr. LeRoy Carhart has started again performing late-term abortions (u…

Jessica Wakeman / December 4, 2009

Today’s Lady News: France Suggests Forcing Quotas For Women In The Board Room

France has introduced legislation to bring 50/50 gender parity to French board rooms by 2015. All companies listed on the French stock exchange would be required to stock their boards with 50 percent women. The affirmative action-like plan would begin with women on 20 percent of board seats in 18 months and 40 percent of…

Jessica Wakeman / December 3, 2009

Today’s Lady News: NY Same-Sex Marriage Bill Fails, But Senator Gives An Amazing Speech In Favor

The District of Columbia legalized same-sex marriage yesterday … [L.A. Times]
… but today, New York’s State Senate voted down a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. Extreme disappointment. The only good thing to come out of the vote was this rousing, passionate, and impressive speech — above — in favor of passing the measure,…

Jessica Wakeman / December 2, 2009

Today’s Lady News: California Prankster Tries To Ban Divorce To Save “Traditional Marriage”

“Saturday Night Live” has hired another female writer! Jessi Klein is the third person with a vagina (not including performers) to grace the current “SNL” writing team. [The Wrap]—Could it be that Klein was hired in response to criticism by former “Letterman” writer Nell Scovell, who complained in Vanity Fair about nearly all-male comedy show…

Jessica Wakeman / December 1, 2009

Today’s Lady News: A Low Libido Just Won’t Do!

This weekend, The New York Times Magazine profiled psychologist Lori Brotto, who is helping revise the definition of a woman’s low libido for the psychiatrist’s bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (D.S.M.). The American Psychiatric Association will re-publish the manual in 2012 or 2013, and Brotto is helping to shape how doctor…

Jessica Wakeman / November 30, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Fake “Rape” Was Apparently A Prank By Sacred Heart Lacrosse Players

A lawyer for one of the lacrosse players involved in an incident at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut on Sunday night said three male students didn’t actually rape an 18-year-old female student, but held her down and joked about raping her. Therefore, these three young men were charged with conspiracy to commit sexual assault. Timothy…

Jessica Wakeman / November 25, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Another Week, Another College Gang Rape

Oh, man, this story hits close to home because, literally, Sacred Heart University in Connecticut is in my hometown. According to police, on Sunday night an 18-year-old victim was allegedly having consensual sex with 19-year-old student Timothy Sanders, when he called his two friends from his SHU lacrosse team, Nicholas Travers and Zachari Triner, to…

Jessica Wakeman / November 24, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Method Soap Commercial Thinks Sexual Harassment Is A Joke

Pervy talking soap bubbles that sexually harass a woman while she takes a shower? Catcalling and antagonizing a woman is so hilarious, Method. And to think, I actually used to buy your soap, too.

Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Polanski’s Lawyer Says He’s Been Punished Enough For Drugging, Raping Teen

Roman Polanski’s attorney said he has already been punished enough by serving 42 days in prison back in 1978. You know, after he gave drugs to and raped a 13-year-old girl? Forty-two days! Polanski is currently in jail in Switzerland and may be in prison for up to two years if he’s sent back to…

Jessica Wakeman / November 20, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Conan O’Brien’s Fat Jokes Get Him In, Uh, Big Trouble

Conan O’Brien is the subject of pissy Tweets by plus-sized actresses Kirstie Alley and Star Jones after cracking jokes about Alley’s size. Example? A recent earthquake drill in California might have just been a response to Alley jazzercising. [New York Daily News]—Ah, fat jokes: the province of lazy comedians. Maybe he could mix up hi…

Jessica Wakeman / November 19, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Jaycee Dugard’s Family Speaks Out Against Proposed Porn

Jaycee Dugard’s family has spoken out against adult filmmaker Shane Ryan, who is at work on a pornographic film called “Abducted Girl: An American Sex Slave,” based on Dugard’s ordeal. In a statement, the Dugards’ spokeswoman called the film “exploitive, hurtful and breathtakingly unkind.” [New York Daily News]
Poor women in developing countries will be…

Jessica Wakeman / November 18, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Military Police Arrest A Single Mom For Refusing Deployment

Specialist Alexis Hutchinson, an Army cook, was arrested by military police and contained at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia, after she refused deployment to Afghanistan by not showing up for her flight. Hutchinson, a 21-year-old single mother, said she hasn’t been able to find care for her 10-month-old son, Kamani, while she is gone,…

Jessica Wakeman / November 17, 2009

Today’s Lady News: FBI Had Been Warned About Abortion Doctor Killer

One month before late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller was murdered by an anti-choice extremist, the FBI in Kansas City received an anonymous letter warning them that Scott Roeder posed a physical threat to abortion providers. The FBI said they didn’t heed the letter as a credible threat, apparently because the letter writer was involved…

Jessica Wakeman / November 16, 2009
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