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Today’s Lady News: UN Releases First Report On LGBT Human Rights

The United Nations released its first report ever on the human rights of the LGBT community. It details the discrimination and hate-crimes that arise from homophobia around the…

Stefanie Blejec | December 15, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Women Could Die Under Abortion Bill Being Considered In Ohio

A “fetal heartbeat” bill under consideration in Ohio’s state senate would criminalize abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detectable, which is usually after seven weeks. This bill has no…

Jessica Wakeman | December 14, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: UVM Frat Asks Whom Brothers Would Like To Rape

The fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon at University of Vermont (UVM) has been busted for sending out a questionnaire amongst brothers which included the question, “If I could rape…

Jessica Wakeman | December 13, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: PA Pulls Controversial Date Rape Drinking Ad

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Commission has pulled a date rape awareness PSA that came under fire for appearing to blame the victims of date rape for drinking too much.

Jessica Wakeman | December 12, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Tech Execs Are (Almost) All Dudes

Executive positions in Silicon Valley are notoriously male-dominated, though this study reveals how dire the stats really are. Less than one out of every 28 executives in the tech…

Jessica Wakeman | December 9, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Why Is It Illegal To Give Yourself An Abortion?

Last week, a 20-year-old woman in New York City was arrested for aborting her 24-week-old fetus herself. At six months along, the woman would not have found a doctor…

Jessica Wakeman | December 7, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Chicago-Area Campus Sex Assaults Rarely Prosecuted

Campus sexual assaults are rarely prosecuted as felonies at Chicago schools, according to a depressing piece in the Chicago Tribune. Many sexual assaults that police agree are rapes are…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Gloria Steinem Says Women Should Occupy Wall Street

Iconic feminist Gloria Steinem on why women should join Occupy Wall Street. [San Francisco Gate]
Sharon Bialek, who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment, said she feels “vindication”

Jessica Wakeman | December 5, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Release Of Afghani Rape Victim Ordered

Afghanistan’s president ordered the release of a woman known as Gulnaz, 21, who was imprisoned for “adultery” after a relative raped her two years ago. When Gulnaz said her…

Stefanie Blejec | December 1, 2011 - 5:42 pm

Today’s Lady News: Pro-Lifers Happy Siri Can’t Find Abortion Clinics

A “crisis pregnancy center” has congratulated Apple for making iPhone’s Siri program unable to provide information about abortion and contraception. Said one CPC founder, “We applaud Apple iPhone’s 4S…

Jessica Wakeman | November 30, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: iPhone’s Siri Won’t Help You Find The Morning-After Pill

Siri on the iPhone won’t tell you where to find the morning-after pill, but it will help you find Viagra. [Reproductive Health Reality Check]
Plus, 10 things Siri…

Jessica Wakeman | November 29, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: The Real Girl Belly Project

I love, love, LOVE xoJane’s “Real Girl Belly Project,” which is publishing 75 photos of real women’s un-Photoshopped bellies. [xoJane]
A new book about the actress Hedy Lamarr…

Jessica Wakeman | November 28, 2011 - 6:00 pm
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