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Today’s Lady News: Reader Submission Edition

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Hurricane Sandy has us all topsy turvy, which means Today’s Lady News will be a reader submission edition! Submit your own links to news articles and blog posts about women, girls, trans-identified people, gender roles, feminism or sexism in the comments. Just write a sentence or two summary explaining what the link is about and give everyone a heads up if it has language or imagery that’s NSFW. (Links do get posted in comments — just be patient!) Hopefully we’ll be back to full power later in the week. And as usual, you can always email me links/tips at Jessica@TheFrisky.com.

6 Accomplished Women Who Don’t Want To Be Called Feminists

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  • Six accomplished women who don’t want to be called feminists. [The Jane Dough]
  • A feminist guide to horror movies (two different takes!). [Ms. Magazine, Bitch Magazine]
  • States’ efforts to defund Planned Parenthood are mostly failing. [Think Progress]
  • Conservatives think everyone complaining about the “war on women” should just stop whining so much. [Slate Keep reading »

Planned Parenthood Files New Lawsuit Against State Of Texas

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Andrea's Pap Smear
A look at just how difficult it is to get a Pap smear in Texas. Read More »
  • Planned Parenthood in Texas filed a new lawsuit today regarding a federal appeals court decision to not reconsider a ruling that allows TX to exclude PP from its low-income women’s healthcare funding. TX is expressly excluding PP because the organization provides abortions, even though the majority of the care it provides come in the form of cancer screenings, birth control prescriptions, and other basic health care. Our Hitched columnist Andrea Grimes, who lives in Austin, TX, explains it all in depth here. [Reuters]
  • Another young woman tells the story of how she was failed by so-called “support services” when she was raped and impregnated.  She was actually told by someone at an anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy center” that because she and her rapist were both white, the baby would have an easier time being adopted. This, my friends, is why you should never, ever go to a CPC. [Reproductive Health Reality Check]
  • Why are we so afraid of childless women? [Guardian UK] Keep reading »

Richard Mourdock Says “Whoopsies,” Backtracks On Rape Comments

Today’s Lady News: Romney Campaign Says It Still Supports Richard Mourdock

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Rape Babies A Blessing
Candidate Richard Mourdock says rape is part of God's plan. Read More »
  • Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign says it still supports the Tea Party’s Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who mind-bogglingly said that “God intended” pregnancies that result from rape. Mourdock is running a TV ad featuring Romney; the presidential campaign is apparently A-OK with continuing that endorsement. Keeeeeeep digging yourselves in a hole, boys. The election is ever so close. [AP, Guardian UK]
  • A Federal Appeals Court has ruled that Planned Parenthood in Indiana cannot be denied government funding under Medicaid even if the state objects that clinics provide abortion care. The ruling affirms “patients’ statutory right to obtain medical care from the qualified provider of their choice.” [Democracy NowFeminist.org]
  • The “Floral Kiss” laptop and six other patronizing for-women-only products. [The Week]
  • Bitch magazine editor-in-chief on why she didn’t run the Caitlin Moran interview. (ICYMI, here’s a post in which I go into the back story.) [Bitch Magazine]
  • Fuck No Sexist Halloween Costumes is just what it sounds like: one big ol’ headdesk. [Fuck No Sexist Halloween Costumes via Feministing]
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Madonna Strips Down In Support Of Malala

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5 things to know about Malala, the 14-year-old girl shot by the Taliban. Read More »
Madonna Loves Pussy Riot
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  • Madonna stripped off her and displayed a tribute to Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old girl shot by the Taliban for being a girls education activist. I love how she’s throwing her support behind Pussy Riot and Malala — as if you needed a reminder that Madonna is rad. Angelina Jolie has also spoken out on behalf of Malala in a piece for The Daily Beast. [The Atlantic]
  • Why do conservatives hate Stephanie Cutter, Obama’s deputy campaign manager? [Slate]
  • This is extremely fucked up: a man sexually assaults a sleeping woman on the New York City subway and another passenger films it with his camera. Then the camera guy and another passenger woke the woman up and she punched the man who had been groping her in the face. [New York Daily News]
  • Vermont innkeepers Jim and Mary O’Reilly, who were sued for discriminating against a lesbian couple, appeared in an anti-gay marriage ad in Maine. [Queerty] Keep reading »
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