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

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  • 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 »
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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 »

Pussy Riot Singers Sent To Russian Prison Colonies

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  • The two jailed members of Pussy Riot, the feminist punk band who were found guilty of “hooliganism” for speaking out publicly against President Vladmir Putin, have been sent to prison colonies, their lawyer has confirmed. A third member of Pussy Riot was released on appeal earlier this month. [Newser]
  • Texas continues to take an axe to low-income women’s access to reproductive health care. [Feminist.org]
  • Women who describe the circumstances they were in when they had an abortion … [AP]
  • … and doctors describe how they and their patients are affected by an increasing number of laws dictating what they can and can’t do when providing abortions. [Salon]
  • A man accused of domestic violence shot seven women at a spa outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where his estranged wife worked, killing three women. [San Francisco Gate] Keep reading »
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Study: Female Genital Mutilation Ruins Sex Lives

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  • Today in No Duh News: women who are forced to have their genitals cut as young girls have more sexual dysfunction as adults, according to a new study in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. FGM or female circumcision removes all or part of a girl’s clitoris and labia for the purpose of restricting her enjoyment of sex. One-hundred-and-thirty million women have been cut, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. [Reuters]
  • Why casual sexism in science matters. [Boing Boing]
  • This white woman wearing a huge black Afro wig and writing about it on her blog Before And Afro is a joke, right? [PostBourgie]
  • Mormon feminists exist and they are for Obama. [Reuters]
  • Nerds! What do we think of these new PCs designed “for women by women”? Unless it is a chocolate bar shaped like a PC, I am not sure why I need a different computer than a man. [CNET] Keep reading »

Hillary Clinton: Stop “Whining” About Not Having It All

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“I can’t stand whining. I can’t stand the kind of paralysis that some people fall into because they’re not happy with the choices they made. You live in a time when there are endless choices. … Some women are not comfortable working at the pace and intensity you have to work at in these jobs … Other women don’t break a sweat.”

— Da-yum, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Tell us what you really think. Marie Claire asked Clinton about The Atlantic‘s infamous Anne-Marie Slaughter piece “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All”; I hope that in the context of the actual piece it doesn’t sound so much like she’s dismissively saying “deal with it.”  I’m certain Clinton knows all about the larger, structural institutionalized sexism and workplace flexibility issues that families face, so I’m not sure why that wasn’t reflected in her response. [Jezebel] Keep reading »

Australian Dictionary Fiddles With The Definition Of “Misogyny”

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  • Last week Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard publicly criticized the leader of the opposition party for his use of sexist language and dismissive attitude towards women, accusing him of “misogyny.” But some people said that misogyny — which means a hatred of women — should not be used interchangeably with the words “sexism,” which was more in line with Gillard’s complaints. But an Australian dictionary did not disagree and has changed the definition of the word “misogny” to include this definition: “entrenched prejudice against women.” (I also rather like this piece on the Guardian in which several women weigh in on the dispute and whether there’s any difference between sexism and misogyny.) [Guardian UK]
  • Meet Justice Bernette Johnson, who is set to become the first black chief justice on the Louisiana Supreme Court. [Think Progress]
  • On Apryl Brown (who lost all four limbs because of shady “butt injections) and the age of the fat ass. [Clutch Magazine] Keep reading »
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