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Today’s Lady News: Planned Parenthood Of Kansas Fights To Save Funding

  • Planned Parenthood of Kansas has asked a judge to stop the state from taking away federal funding to punish the family planning clinics for providing abortions. [Kansas City Star]
  • Ugh. You don’t even want to read things Ohio House politicians were saying as they voted to advance a bill to criminalize abortion once a fetus has a detectable heartbeat. [Think Progress]
  • Behold, the Geek Girl Commandments and Bill of Rights. [The Mary Sue]

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Today’s Lady News: MTV & VH1 Won’t Air Kanye’s “Monster” Video

  • Both MTV and VH1 agreed not to air Kanye West’s music video for “Monster,” which grotesquely eroticizes dead women, despite a new disclaimer about how it isn’t meant to be “misogynist.” I am sure he will find a way to write a song about how he’s been victimized by this. [Adios Barbie]
  • North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue vetoed an awful anti-abortion bill which would have required a woman seeking an abortion to wait 24 hours, receive counseling, and get an ultrasound before she could have the procedure. (Thanks, commenter LR52185, for the link.) [News-Observer]
  • Christine Lagarde, the finance minister of France, was selected to be the first-ever woman to run the International Monetary Fund today. She will replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who riddled the IMF with sex scandals and then was forced to step down after he was accused of sexually assaulting a New York City hotel maid. [NY Times]

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Today’s Lady News: Watch The “Brave” Teaser Trailer!

 

  • How excited am I for “Brave,” Pixar’s first-ever movie to give a female character the lead??!! [Think Progress]
  • An Indiana judge has stayed a new law which forbids Medicaid patients from using Planned Parenthood. The judge ruled the law violates federal Medicaid rules and “will exact a devastating financial toll on [Planned Parenthood Indiana] and hinder its ability to continue serving patients’ general health needs.” Damn straight. [Indianapolis Star]
  • But don’t rest on your laurels just yet: Texas may soon become the largest state to defund Planned Parenthood and yesterday Wisconsin’s governor signed a budget that cuts funding to its Planned Parenthood. [Think Progress, Think Progress]
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota officially announced this morning she intends to run for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. [NY Times]

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Today’s Lady News: A Plus-Size Model Tells All

  • Philippa Allam, a British plus-size model, opens up to Lucky magazine about her modeling career and where bigger women can shop. [Lucky Mag]
  • Apparently, grunting in women’s tennis is a problem? [Telegraph UK]
  • What do you do when you see another woman or girl being catcalled and sexually harassed in public? [Feministing]

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Today’s Lady News: What Happens At Bachelor Parties

  • When my ex was invited to a bachelor party weekend in Montreal, where the strip clubs are apparently insane, he wanted nothing to do with it. I would not have cared if he got a lap dance, I think. But Marie Claire now wants to freak us the eff out by telling us how many guys have sex with prostitutes during bachelor party festivities. Gee, thanks, Marie Claire! Check out some horrifying quotes, like the one that follows. “I assumed strippers would paw me, then I’d go home and have sex with my wife,” said one dude. “But after the stripper got me excited she said ‘For $100, I’ll finish you off.’ It was like Zeus reaching down from heaven. When a girl is literally unzipping your pants, men can’t say no. We’re not built that way.” [Marie Claire]
  • Target released an “It Gets Better” video. Does that make up for the fact the company donated campaign money to an anti-gay candidate? [Queerty]
  • Rapper 50 Cent knocked singer/actress Jill Scott’s weight on Twitter. [Essence]

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Today’s Lady News: Peeping Tom Hides Inside A Port-A-Potty

  • EW! Some dude hid inside a Port-a-Potty at a yoga festival to watch ladies take a dump (and jerk off, maybe?). According to Boulder, Colorado, police, a security guard “tried to detain the suspect, but he ran away, covered in feces.” As if being a Peeping Tom on its own isn’t bad enough. [Gawker]
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has finally spoken out in support of Saudi women who are protesting the law that forbids them from driving. [UPI]
  • Almost half of college-educated gays and lesbians are closeted at their jobs, according to a new poll by the Center for Work-Life Policy. [GOOD]

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Today’s Lady News: Michele Bachmann, Anti-Gay Pol, Is Using Katy Perry’s “Firework” Anthem

  • Rep. Michele Bachmann, who is staunchly anti-gay, is using Katy Perry’s song, “Firework,” an anthem to tolerance and acceptance, on her campaign trail. Katy, get on this, quick! [Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Six Planned Parenthood clinics will close in Minnesota after cuts to federal Title X funding. Here’s how Indiana Planned Parenthood responded to recent budget cuts to its clinics. [UPI]
  • The new flick “Horrible Bosses” seems to have confused the terms “sex criminal” with “maneater.” [Feministing]
  • How to be a feminist boyfriend. (Or husband. Or girlfriend. Or wife.) [Sexy Feminist]

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Today’s Lady News: Lesbians Told Their Kiss “Violates The 10 Commandments”

  • Remember that commandment that says “Thou shalt not kiss thy girlfriend at a Minnesota Twins game?” Nope, me, neither. But some busybody security guard at Target Field took it upon himself to tell a lesbian couple that they couldn’t kiss at the stadium because “we don’t play grab-ass here” and it was breaking the 10 commandments. A spokesman for the Minnesota Twins said the guard received both a verbal and a written reprimand, but still kept his job. [CityPages.com]
  • Oh, look, scientists have “proved” men are funnier than women. Rolls eyes. [The Mary Sue]
  • A study of black female inmates in North Carolina suggests black women with lighter skin are given shorter prison sentences. [Clutch Magazine]

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Today’s Lady News: Saudi Women Flout The Driving Ban

  • Today is the day Saudi Arabian women are holding a mass protest by breaking the law and driving. Our thoughts are with them! [Christian Science Monitor, The Daily Beast]
  • Brazil is considering a quota for Sao Paulo Fashion Week which requires that 20 percent of its models be black. If only American fashion shows would do the same thing. [Daily Mail UK]
  • A boarding school in Kenya offers fathers a traditional dowry to secure their girls an education. [CNN]

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Today’s Lady News: Gabrielle Giffords Released From Hospital

  • Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was released from a Houston hospital yesterday after six months of recuperation for a bullet wound to the head inflicted by a mentally disturbed young man at a public event in Tucson on January 8. [The Week]
  • New York City residents are staging a protest tonight after a police officer told a woman riding a bike in a short skirt that she was “distracting” drivers. Bicyclists are meeting at 7 p.m. in Columbus Circle — in short skirts, of course! [Gothamist]
  • Remember that Philadelphia editor who blamed CBS reporter Lara Logan for her sexual assault while reporting in Egypt because she has great boobs? Change.org is calling for Dan Rottenberg to be fired and keep Philadelphians safe from his sexist victim-blaming. [Change.org]

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