Posts tagged "todays lady news"

Domestic Violence Victims Could Qualify For Asylum

A ruling by the Justice Department's Board of Immigration Appeals has found that a woman who fled her abusive husband in Guatemala met one of the criteria for asylum, which is that she belongs to a particular social group (in this case, I think, women who are domestic violence victims). The woman fled her country…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 28, 2014

Women Lie About Rape, Says Spanish Politician

The mayor of Valladolid, Spain, told a radio show he's afraid of getting into an elevator alone with a "girl" (yes, he called adult women "girls") because she could tear her clothes off and fuck him and then falsely accuse him of rape. Quite rightly, everyone is now asking DA FUQ?!  Hooray, for once it…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2014

Woman Sues Facebook For $123 Million For Not Removing Her Likeness In “Revenge Porn”

Meryem Ali, 28, of Houston, Texas, is suing Facebook for $123 million for failing to remove her likeness in "revenge porn" photos posted to their site. As she tells Cosmopolitan.com, a man she had hung out with three times created a fake profile with photos of Ali's head photoshopped onto pornographic…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 22, 2014

Anthropologie Told Nursing Mom To Feed Her Kid In The Toilet

Breastfeeding moms held a "nurse-in" at Anthropologie after a woman shopping in a Los Angeles store was escorted by a manager to the bathroom to continue feeding her kid. Might I remind you that breastfeeding in public is legal in California? And that no one should have to hang out in the toilet any longer…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2014

There Are More Adult Women Gamers Than Gamer Boys Under 18

The face of gaming is still a pack of rowdy preteen boys, faux-blasting each other with pixelated guns for giggles. In the United States, adult women are an impressive 48 percent of all gamers — more than gamer boys under 18. A huge part of the increase is due to mobile games, like "…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2014

Sorority Sister Uses N-Word In Racist Snapchat, Gets Kicked Out

A member of the Chi Omega sorority at the University of Alabama has been dismissed from the sorority after she posted a Snapchat with two friends which was captioned "Chi O got NO n***as!!!!!" (According to WVTM Birmingham, two Black women joined the sorority during this rush period.) The University of Alabama ha…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2014

New Jersey Middle School Refuses To Let Trans Girl Come Back To Classes

Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New Jersey, told a 13-year-old trans girl named Rachel Pepe that she is not allowed back in school unless she goes by her previous identity of "Brian." [Asbury Park Press] Here are seven Black women to follow for updates on the aftermath of Michael Brown's murder in Ferguson,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2014

California Bill To Expand Porn’s Condom Usage Dies In Committee

A bill to increase pressure on the porn industry to comply with an existing law requiring adult performers to wear condoms during sex scenes filmed in Los Angeles County has died in committee. The new bill would have required HIV testing and expanded the law's reach to all counties in California, as many…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2014

Delaware School Board Nukes Summer Reading Program Rather Than Let Kids Read Book About Gay Teen

What horrors could await the precious ninth-grade snowflakes of the Cape Henlopen School District in Delaware after they read The Miseducation Of Cameron Post, a YA novel about a gay teen? Concerned parents were not about to find out! Back in June, the board had removed Cameron Post from the list. After some negative attention and accusatio…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 13, 2014

Club Distributed T-Shirts Of Man Shoving “Problem” Woman

The Oberbayern nightclub on the Spanish island of Marjora distributed T-shirts over the summer that showed a man shoving a "problem" woman. In one panel, a man and woman stand side by side with the caption "Problem?" In the next panel, the man is pushing the woman down and the captio…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2014

Jezebel Staff Calls Out Gawker Media For Continually Ignoring Commenter Harassment

The staff of Jezebel.com posted a memo today calling out their employer, Gawker Media, for ignoring the constant harassment they face from trolls in their comments section. The staff describes how users from "anonymous, untraceable burner accounts" frequently post violent rape GIFs in their comment threads, which have to be manually deleted by staffers. Jezebel…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2014

Lesbian City Council Member Gets Harassed By Her Constituents

"I'm going to keep coming up here and tell you how gays have no morality. ... You're filth. You're dirt. Because I have the constitutional right to say it." That's a man speaking to Jovanka Beckles, the vice mayor of the Richmond City Council in California's Bay Area. She's the city's first openly lesbia…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2014

Following Arrest, Tennessee To Send Drug Addicted New Mom To Rehab

Prosecutors in Tennessee made a deal with the first woman to be arrested under a new law that jails mothers whose offspring test positive for drugs. Mallory Loyola, 26, will first undergo rehab treatment for meth as soon as room…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 7, 2014

Jury Deliberating In Renisha McBride’s Murder Trial

Jury deliberation has begun in the trial for Theodore Wafer, the Michigan man who shot and killed Renisha McBride, 19, after she knocked on his door late one night in November. McBride, who is Black, had been in a car accident nearby and appears to have knocked on Wafer's door looking for…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2014

Nebraska Won’t Recognize Driver’s License From Lesbian With Wife’s Last Name

Nebraska won't recognize a driver's license — or more specifically, the name on a license — because the woman it belongs to, Sue Stroesser, is married to another woman and the state does not recognize same-sex marriage. Stroesser has been with her partner for 30 years. Seriously, Nebraska, do you realize how stupid you look…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 5, 2014

Deadline Hollywood Columnist Whines That “Ghostbusters 3″ Won’t Have Enough Testosterone

Some asshole is worried that "Ghostbusters 3" — rumored to be directed by "Bridesmaids"'s Paul Feig — is going to suck because it's said to focus on an all-female cast. GROSS, women ghostbusters? Everyone's childhood memories are RUINED!  "Signing Feig would be great news for Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, and maybe…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 4, 2014

Pennsylvania Police Accused Of Discriminating Against Women In Physical Fitness Test

The Pennsylvania State Police are being sued by the Justice Department over the allegation that its physical fitness test discriminates against women. . [ [Huffington Post; CBS Local] One Chinese city is paying families about $161 to give their daughters the mother's last name in order to encourage the idea that…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 1, 2014

Meet Mississippi’s Christian Abortion Provider

Meet Dr. Willie Parker, a Christian and one of the two providers who travels to Mississippi's only abortion clinic to terminate unwanted pregnancies. He is, without a doubt, an inspiration and a hero. [Esquire] Basement trolls got very upset when a critic for the Village Voice gave "Guardians Of the Galaxy" a bad…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2014

“The Campus Accountability And Safety Act” Announced To Press Schools On Sexual Assault

Today, Democrats, Republicans and sexual assault survivors announced the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, which will increase the financial punishment on schools which violate the gender equality law Title IX by mishandling sexual assaults on campus. The act would also make schools provide an advisor for each victim of sexual violence in order to hel…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 30, 2014

Turkish Politician Admonishes Women For Laughing In Public

The deputy prime minister of Turkey said women shouldn't "laugh in public" because it's "inviting in her attitudes" and unchaste. Look more miserable, ladies. [Huffington Post] A former Hobby Lobby employee named Felicia Allen claims that three years ago while she was pregnant, she was fired when she applied for medical leave. Alle…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2014
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