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Today’s Lady News: “Pirates Of The Caribbean 4″ Casting Says No To Fake Breasts

An alleged casting call for “Pirates of the Caribbean 4″ told pirate wench wannabes to leave their big boobs at home. Moviehole.com claims a casting call for extras had these specific requirements: “Beautiful Female Fit Models. Must be 5’7-5’8, Size 4 or 6 – NO BIGGER OR SMALLER. Age 18-25. Must have a lean dancer… More »


Today’s Lady News: Stripper Sues Club For Unpaid Wages, Claims “Exploitation”

Exotic dancer Quansa Thompson is suing her former employer, a D.C. strip club called The House, for unpaid wages under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Thompson says the club only paid dancers $20 per day and they are allowed to keep whatever was left of their tips after giving the DJ and bartender a… More »


Today’s Lady News: The World’s First Gender-Less Person

A British expat has been acknowledged as the world’s first “gender-less” person — on paper, at least. Norrie May-Welby, 48, of Australia, was born a man but had a sex change operation at age 28. These days May-Welby prefers to be called a “neuter” and the British birth certificate does not officially acknowledge a… More »


Today’s Lady News: Quotas For Female Managers Introduced At Big European Company

Deutsche Telekom, the largest telecommunications company in Europe, said it will double its number of female managers in the next five years by establishing a quota. The company plans to increase the number of women in middle- and upper-management from 12 percent today to 30 percent in 2015. [New York Times]
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Today’s Lady News: Woman Named Head Coach Of A Football Team

In a historic move, Natalie Randolph, 29, a teacher at Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C., was introduced as the school’s head football coach this morning. As a former women’s professional football player, Randolph was a wide receiver for the D.C. Divas team. In 1985 a woman was named head football coach for a… More »


Today’s Lady News: Sara Hurwitz Is The First Female Orthodox Rabbi

Sara Hurwitz made history last month when she was made the first Orthodox “rabba,” or female rabbi. After complaints from others in the Orthodox Jewish community, the rabbi who ordained her, Rabbi Avi Weiss, has promised he will not give the title of “rabba” to other women. When asked about the controversy, Hurwitz said,… More »


Today’s Lady News: Anti-Abortion Group Crashing Spring Break In West Palm Beach

Guess who is coming to spring break, guys? An anti-abortion group with two “truth trucks,” featuring huge photos of aborted fetuses. The Personhood FL Spring Break Tour 2010 will head to West Palm Beach and other beaches starting next week, where it plans to distribute 30,000 petitions to challenge the constitutionality of Roe vs. Wade,… More »


Today’s Lady News: Muslim Women Protest At Sex-Segregated Mosque

A group of Muslim women at the Islamic Center in Washington, D.C., risked arrest on Sunday when they staged a “pray-in” in the main area of the mosque, which is usually reserved for men. The all-female group of Muslims first tried to share the main area at a “pray-in” in February and this Sunday, they… More »


Today’s Lady News: Happy International Women’s Day!

For International Women’s Day, The New York Times questions which countries worldwide are the best for women and discovers the United States isn’t listed in the top 10 on four different lists! [New York Times]
For the first time ever, Washington, D.C., will distribute 500,000 female condoms for free in areas of the city… More »


Today’s Lady News: Utah Ditches Bill Criminalizing Miscarriage

The Utah legislator who introduced a bill to state government that would punish a woman for a miscarriage due to a “reckless act” has withdrawn the bill. The bill was intended to punish women for illegally aborting fetuses, based on the case of a 17-year-old girl who was seven months pregnant and paid a man… More »


Today’s Lady News: Saudi Woman To Get 300 Lashes For Court Appearance Without A Man

A Saudi Arabian woman named Sawsam Salim has been sentenced to 300 lashes and one and a half years in jail for appearing in court without a male chaperone and filing complaints against government officials who harassed her for doing so. Salim first appeared in court unchaperoned in 2004 requesting to get her husband,… More »


Today’s Lady News: D.C. Grants First Marriage License To A Lesbian Couple

A lesbian couple was the first couple to file for a same-sex marriage license in today in Washington, D.C. Angelisa Young and Sinjolya Townsend have been together for 12 years and plan to marry next week. Aww, reading the post about this is making my eyes tear up! [DCist]
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Today’s Lady News: American Apparel’s Best Butt Contest Is Mercifully Over

American Apparel’s prestigious “Best Bottom In The World” contest has wrapped up, naming a lady (er, we think that’s lady booty) called “Boom Boom” from Santo Domingo the winner. Too bad the “Best Bottom” contest is over, because The Frisky quite enjoyed prank-calling American Apparel stores about the contest. And, you know, entering it. More »


Today’s Lady News: Miss America Is Homeless!

The cable channel TLC has announced its three-year contract to air the Miss America beauty pageant is complete and there won’t be a renewal. Could it be that beauty pageants are finally no longer relevant? [Variety]
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Today’s Lady News: France Considers Making “Psychological Violence” A Crime

On Thursday night, France’s government approved a proposal to add “psychological violence” to a law that intends to help domestic abuse victims. The proposal does not allow a husband or wife to “act or repeatedly say things that could damage the victim’s life conditions, affect his/her rights and his/her dignity or damage his/her physical… More »


Today’s Lady News: Utah Bill Would Criminalize Miscarriage From “Reckless” Acts

Utah’s House of Representatives and Senate have approved a bill which would criminalize miscarriage caused by an “intentional, knowing, or reckless” act, such as drinking while pregnant. The bill is in response to a 17-year-old Utah girl who, while seven months pregnant, paid a man $150 to beat her up and induce a miscarriage. The… More »


Today’s Lady News: Pentagon To End Ban Against Women On Submarines

Defense Secretary Robert Gates sent Congress a letter on Friday in which he announced he will repeal the ban on female soldiers in submarines and going forward, all the subs owned by the U.S. military will have to be retrofitted to add sleeping quarters for women. Women have only been allowed on the Navy’s… More »


Today’s Lady News: Cuba Wants Ladies To Start Smoking Cigars

In response to cigar sales lagging, Cuba is trying to interest women smokers in “the Julieta,” a milder version of its “Romeo y Julieta” cigar. The marketing director for Habaneros, the worldwide distributor of Cuban cigars, said they hope “the Julieta” dispels the myth that cigars contain “only strong tobacco for men.” [Reuters]
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