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Today’s Lady News: NYPD “Rape Cop” Jurors Speak Out

After yesterday’s acquittal of two NYPD cops accused of raping a drunk woman who needed assistance getting into her apartment, several jurors speak out about the case. Do the…

Jessica Wakeman | May 27, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: MSNBC Suspends Commentator One Week Without Pay For “Slut” Comments

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz was suspended for one week for calling talk radio host Laura Ingraham a “slut” twice on air. Sigh. There are many ways to call out Ingraham for…

Jessica Wakeman | May 26, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Sarah Palin Gets A Documentary Called “The Undefeated”

A documentary about Sarah Palin called “The Undefeated” is set to premiere in Iowa next month. Just last week Palin and her husband, Todd, watched the final cut off the…

Jessica Wakeman | May 25, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Abortion Rate Up Amongst Poor Women

The abortion rate is down overall, but up amongst poor women, the non-partisan sexual research organization Guttmacher reports. Between 2000 and 2008, abortion rates declined amongst most groups of…

Jessica Wakeman | May 24, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Kansas Politician Compares Pregnancy From Rape To Getting A Flat Tire

Last Friday, the Kansas state legislature voted to ban insurance companies from covering abortions in their plans, except in the case of a woman’s life being at risk. That’s not…

Jessica Wakeman | May 23, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Newspaper Almost Apologized For Lesbian Moms Article

The editor/publisher of the Annapolis Capitol newspaper sought to apologize to readers in an editorial for featuring a lesbian couple in an article about Mother’s Day. “Unfortunately for us,…

Jessica Wakeman | May 20, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Four Women Directors Compete For Cannes’ Top Prize

A record number of female filmmakers — four! — are competing for the top filmmaking prize at the Cannes Film Festival. [Washington Post]
What do we think of this…

Jessica Wakeman | May 19, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: “16 & Pregnant” Teen Deterred By Parental Consent Law

On last night’s episode of “16 & Pregnant” on MTV, a pregnant teen talked with her mother about how she was deterred by Mississippi’s parental consent law for abortion. It’s…

Jessica Wakeman | May 18, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: NYPD Cops Deny Raping Drunk Woman

The closing argument by the defense in the trial of two NYPD police officers — one who is accused of raping a drunk East Village woman while his partner napped…

Jessica Wakeman | May 17, 2011 - 6:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Head Of The IMF, Arrested For Attempted Rape

This weekend, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, was arrested in New York, minutes before his flight to France took off, for the alleged attempted rape…

Jessica Wakeman | May 16, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: An Apology For Gang Rape, 65 Years Too Late

Sixty-five years too late, Recy Taylor, 91, has received an apology from her hometown and the state of Alabama, which refused to prosecute the seven white men who abducted and…

Jessica Wakeman | May 13, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Sen. Claire McCaskill Tweets About “Feeling Fat”

Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri tweeted that she’s “tired of looking and feeling fat.” Is it cool and relatable that even senators feel fat sometimes? Or sad that one of…

Jessica Wakeman | May 12, 2011 - 6:40 pm
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