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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

Today’s Lady News: Behold “Crazy Cat Lady,” The Board Game

Let me guess—all the crazy cat lady game pieces in the oh-so-ironic “Crazy Cat Lady Game” are single? [Urban Outfitters]
A former patient of Dr. Phil McGraw, Oprah’s self-help guru, has accused him of sexual assault. Shirley Dieu filed a lawsuit on Wednesday claiming Dr. Phil trapped her in his production office and groped her…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 8, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Oklahoma Law Forces All Abortion Details Online

An anti-choice Oklahoma law goes into effect on Nov. 1 requiring the data of every abortion performed in the state to be posted on a public web site. The doctor performing the abortion must answer deliberately misleading questions like, “Was there an infant born alive as a result of the abortion?”. Though the doctor isn’t…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 7, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Roman Polanski Isn’t So Into This “Jail” Thing

Filmmaker Roman Polanski has been denied a request to be released from jail after Swiss officials busted him in Zurich over a week ago for a 1977 incident in which he gave a 13-year-old girl drugs and alcohol and then raped her. Polanski served 42 days in jail for the rape, but had been living…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 7, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Egypt Wants To Ban A $30 Fake Virginity Kit

Egyptian lawmakers have called for a ban on importing the Artificial Virginity Hymen kit from China, a $30 kit that leaks a blood-like substance when inserted and broken, allowing women to fool men into thinking that they’re virgins. [Fox News]—Hmm, how about a ban on the degrading notion that a woman is only valuable if…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 6, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Italy’s Prime Minister Calls Michelle Obama “Sun-Tanned”

Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi made a stupid joke about Barack and Michelle Obama’s dark skin, calling it a suntan. According to the AP, he told a crowd in Milan he was bringing well wishes from the United States from “what’s his name? Some, tanned guy. Ah, Barack Obama!” He then continued, “You won’t believe…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 29, 2009

Today’s Lady News: “Californication” Ad Stars David Duchovny And A Woman’s Butt

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know Showtime’s “Californication” is about a horny novelist. But this ad, which just shows David Duchovny flanked by college students’ legs, is still gratuitously objectifying women’s bodies. Good shows can still have sexist ads! [Showtime]
Shock #1: Rosalind Miran-Ramirez of California discovered her nipple was bleeding. Shock #2: Her insurance company,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Mackenzie Phillips Spurs 26% Increase In Rape Reports

The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network hotline has reported a 26 percent increase in phone calls since Mackenzie Phillips told Oprah that she had an incestuous relationship with her father, John Phillips. RAINN also said website traffic has increased 83 percent since Phillips’ appeared on “Oprah” earlier in the week to promote her book…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 25, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Make It A Carrie Prejean Halloween!

Beauty queen Carrie Prejean modeled some less-than-modest Halloween costumes for Women of Marvel last year, before her Miss California fiasco. Um, is this supposed to be hoochie Spiderwoman? [TMZ] We’re not sayin’ these Halloween costumes make Miss I’m Sooooo Into Family Values a hypocrite or anything. We’re just sayin’.
“Spontaneous ejaculation,” supposedly a medical condition,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 24, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Bill Clinton (And Gender Equality!) Makes Us Swoon

Gender equality got its due today at the former president’s Clinton Global Initiative. Diane Sawyer moderated a panel with the head of Women For Women International, the head of the World Bank and several big-time CEOs. Clinton himself told guests at the session, “Whether the issue is improving the involvement of young women and girl…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 23, 2009

Today’s Lady News: The Tucker Max Funny-Making Formula

Amanda Hess at The Sexist blog braved “I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell” scribe Tucker Max’s website for a mathematical breakdown of his hilarious jokes about Mexicans, gays, women and the disabled. A general formula for Tucker-ian humor: [Universally recognized bad thing] + [surprise reversal] x [“edge”] x [“shock value”] = Tucker Max joke.

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 22, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Michelle Obama Says Women Face Bias In Health Care

On Friday, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke in favor of health care reform, reminding us that women still face bias from insurance companies which can still legally deny coverage to women based on “preexisting conditions like having a C-section or having had a baby.” Studies have shown women can be charged more than men of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 21, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Girl Who Lied About Gang Rape Apparently Didn’t Want To Look Like A Slut

Danmell Ndonye, 18, the Hofstra student who falsely accused five guys of tying her up and gang-raping her, apparently made up the lie when confronted by her boyfriend about where she’d been. Later, Ndonye admitted the sex was consensual after police told her a cell phone video had taped the whole incident. In the vid…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 18, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Yale Lab Tech Raymond Clark III Questioned In Annie Le’s Death

Raymond Clark III, a 24-year-old lab technician, was taken into custody for DNA samples last night (and subsequently released) as a suspect in Yale grad student Annie Le’s death. Le, who had planned to marry Columbia grad student Jonathan Widawsky last weekend, went missing on Sept. 8th. She was seen on video entering, but never…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2009

Today’s Lady News: 12-Year-Old Child Bride Dies In Childbirth

How sad: a 12-year-old girl who was a child bride in Yemen died of severe bleeding after struggling to give birth for three days. Fawziya Adullah Youssef’s father married her to a 24-year-old farmer when the girl was only 11-years-old. [Daily Mail]
At a conference in Vienna, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke out…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 14, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Paris Hilton And Sarah Palin Are Quote-Worthy, Says Oxford Book

Grandly overstating their relevance, Sarah Palin and Paris Hilton will have quotes included in the venerable Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Palin’s quote? “What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull? Lipstick.” We would have thought Hilton’s quote would be “That’s hot,” but for some reason it’s this: “Dress cute wherever you go, life…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Thou Shalt Not Flirt With Thy Parishioners

Holy hell! A Baylor University study of over 3,500 chicks found one in every 33 who goes to worship services at least once a month has been on the receiving end of sexual advances by a religious leader. This happened despite the fact that clergy-congregation sexual relationships are illegal in two states and 36 denominatio…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Tila Tequila Accuses Shawne Merriman Of Allegedly Choking Her. Ugh.

A Shot At Love’s Tila Tequila says Shawne Merriman, linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, allegedly choked and restrained her while she tried to leave his house. After Tequila called 911, Merriman went to jail while she went to the hospital. Merriman’s rep told TMZ Ms. Tequila allegedly drank a few too many and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 7, 2009
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