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Harrod’s In London Debuts Gender Neutral Toy Store

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  • Harrod’s, the famous department store in London, has finally debuted their gender-neutral toy store in which toys are grouped by theme, rather than “boys” and “girls.” The toy store has sections for stuffed animals, books, candy, and other toys but doesn’t stick to an exclusively pink or blue color palette. Very cool!  [The Mary Sue]
  • Condoleezza Rice was supposedly pooh-poohed as a vice presidential choice for Mitt Romney because she is too liberal on reproductive rights and gay marriage. [Queerty]
  • A household maid might have accidentally made an appearance in the background of a 10-minute video that aired last night at the Republican National Convention. [ColorLines]
  • Conservative women are reportedly divided on Rep. Todd Akin, who made everyone facepalm two weeks ago with his offensive comments about “legitimate rape.” Really, ladies, how can you be “divided” on that? [NBC News] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Reader Submission Edition

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Jessica is off today, 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. (And links do get posted in comments — just be patient!) Jess will be back Monday!

All Republican National Convention, All The Time!

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  • Mitt Romney’s sister Jane says he is “not going to be be touching” the issue of abortion if he becomes president, calling her brother “more in the middle.” Hmm, something tells me Jane Romney is not going to be allowed to talk to the press anymore! [National Journal]
  • Meet Mia Love, a Republican African-American Mormon mayor who spoke at last night’s Republican National Convention. [ABC News]
  • Is Ann Romney really the asset to her husband’s presidential campaign that everyone assumes? [The New Republic]
  • Also, Frisky contributor Nona Willis Aronowitz on Ann Romney as a “mommy martyr.” [Marie Claire]
  • Some Republican women are hoping that sexist blabby-mouthed men in their party will just shut up. [Reuters]
  • Are we surprised that male journalists are dominating the election coverage? No, no, we are not. [4th Estate] Keep reading »
RNC: The First Night
Ann Romney and Mitt Romney photo
Family values and racism, yay! Read More »
Racism At The RNC
A black camerawoman was mocked by two RNC attendees. Read More »

“BIC For Her” Pens Are A Product That Actually Exists

Sexist Axe Ad
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A headless pair of boobs stars in Axe's new commercial. Read More »
Man Aisle At Store
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Grocery store launches a "man aisle" in a dopey publicity stunt. Read More »
Discount For Miniskirts
A theme park has found a creepy way to get women customers. Read More »
BIC For Her pens
  • Girls need girlish “BIC For Her” pens for girly girls, amirite? (Yes, I wrote the word “pens.” PENS!) You have to read some of the snarky comments that reviewers posted on Amazon.com for these things.  [Gizmodo UK]
  • Feministing co-founder Jessica Valenti on the “fantasy women” of the GOP. [The Nation]
  • On Hasidic women and communicating your faithfulness by the color of your pantyhose. [Forward]
  • Google gets it when it comes to maternity leave: the company increased the length of the leave and retained more of their female employees. [Slate]
  • Happy Women Reading Comics In Public Day! [Boing Boing] Keep reading »

Republican Tom Smith Compares Rape To Sex Out Of Wedlock

Akin's Rape Science
Rep. Todd Akin says "legitimate rape victims" don't get pregnant. Read More »
Huckabee On Rape
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He found the silver lining -- rape can result in some awesome people! Read More »
Akin Wants Forgiveness
Lemme think ... nope! Not gonna get it! Read More »
  • Alright, Republicans, you can go home now. Tom Smith of Pennsylvania wins for the most absurdly offensive thing that could be said about rape and ladies who be havin’ promiscuous sex. The Tea Party-endorsed Smith, who is challenging Democratic Senator Bob Casey, actually compared rape to having a child out of wedlockin some misguided attempt to appear empathetic. He was asked by an Associated Press reporter, “How would you tell a daughter or a granddaughter who, God forbid, would be the victim of a rape, to keep the child against her own will? Do you have a way to explain that?” And the conversation went on as follows:

    Tom Smith: I lived something similar to that with my own family. She chose life, and I commend her for that. She knew my views. But, fortunately for me, I didn’t have to.. she chose they way I thought. No don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t rape.

    AP: Similar how?

    Smith: Uh, having a baby out of wedlock.

    AP:  That’s similar to rape?

    Smith: No, no, no, but … put yourself in a father’s situation, yes. It is similar. But, back to the original, I’m pro-life, period.

    So, basically, getting pregnant from consensual sex on our wedlock is as bad as rape ... for their fathers. Of course. Who will think of the dads when a woman is raped?! Not only is this gravely offensive to rape victims, but it’s the very definition of the word paternalism. [Think Progress]

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Breastfeeding Mom Banned From Maryland Gym

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