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Women In Science Screwed By Sexism

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  • Men applying to science positions at research universities were deemed more competent than women applicants, according to a new study. Or as blogger Kay Steiger put it, “Science documents discrimination against women in science.” I know we have a bunch of Frisky readers who’ve studied or are currently studying science. Care to weigh in with your thoughts in the comments? [Inside Higher Ed, Kay Steiger] Keep reading »

Vogue Excludes Women Novelists From Edith Wharton Spread

  • Why were there no women novelists in Vogue‘s Edith Wharton spread? [Slate] [Photo: Slate/Vogue]
  • Female voters nationwide favor President Obama by 10 points, according to a poll released yesterday by NBC/Wall Street Journal. [Feminist.org]
  • New Mexico briefly suggested women prove they were victimized by “forcible rape” in applications for childcare assistance. This piece by Reproductive Health Reality Check does a really fantastic job explaining why phrases like “forcible rape” and “legitimate rape” hurt victims and don’t help people who need care. [Huffington PostRH Reality Check]
  • Native American students are protesting racist anti-abortion posters in New Mexico. [Feministing] Keep reading »

Military Women Finally Get Specially Designed Body Armor

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  • The first group of women in the military will soon be deployed with body armor that has been designed especially with their female shape in mind. Previously, military women had to wear the one-size-fits-all body armor designed for men’s bodies, which sometimes left awkward open spaces where bullets or shrapnel could fly in. [TIME]
  • Chik-Fil-A is “re-evaluating” giving money to anti-gay groups. [ABC News]
  • President Obama awarded the Burmese pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi her 2008 Congressional Gold Medal, the country’s highest honor. Suu Kyi was issued the award five years ago, but has lived much of her life under government-imposed house arrest. [Guardian UK]   Keep reading »

Virginia Passes Regulations That Seem To Shut Down Abortion Clinics

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  • Virginia’s Board of Health has voted to pass building regulations pushed by anti-abortion advocates on things like hallway sizes and ventilation systems that will force many abortion clinics in the state to close. Just awful. [Huffington Post]
  • More on the accused Central Park rapist’s history of attacking elderly women. [ABC News]
  • Another politician has compared abortion to slavery. That seems sensible. [Think Progress]
  • Proof that Goddess has a sense of twisted humor: Jessica Valenti, feminist and author of Why Have Kids?, was approached by a major news outlet to promote her feminist analysis of parenthood and asked to write about “how she lost the baby weight.” (The fact that she “lost the baby weight” by giving birth to a three-months-early preemie is another story entirely.) [JessicaValenti.Tumblr.com] Keep reading »

Michelle Malkin “Probably Needs To Get Laid,” Says Fox News Commentator

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  • I am not Michelle Malkin fan, either, but the Fox News commentator who said the conservative wackjob is angry because she’s “probably needs to get laid” was inappropriate. You know us ladies: totally cray-cray when we’re not getting booty on the regular. Ugh.  Sexism is sexism, no matter what political party a woman we don’t like is in. [Mediaite]
  • Labor rights activists are demanding the Phillippines consulate in New York City start an anti-trafficking task force to look into abusive working conditions held by Filipina maids who work here as housekeepers and in other low-wage jobs. The call comes after a Filipina woman came forward about working 20 hours a day in a Kuwaiti diplomat’s house in Manhattan who finally escaped after eight months of abusive labor. [New York Daily News]
  • A new study has found that black women in positions of power face harsher criticism than others do. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

German Court Rules Insurance Must Cover M-To-F Transexuals Breast Implants

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  • A German court has ruled that male-to-female transsexuals have a legal right to have their breast implants covered by health insurance if their hormone therapy does not give them an A-cup. The Federal Social Court in Kassel was ruling in a case of a 62-year-old trans woman whose insurance covered a sex change and hormone therapy, but no implants.  [The Local]
  • Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called for the three jailed members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot to be freed. The three women were sentenced last month to two years in jail for “hooliganism” after they staged a protest inside a church and spoke out publicly against President Vladmir Putin.  Prime Minister Medvedev, who is considered more liberal than Putin, said today, “In my view, a suspended sentence would be sufficient, taking into account the time they have already spent in custody.” From your lips to God’s ears, buddy.  [AP] Keep reading »
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