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New Hampshire Governor Vetoes Anti-Abortion Bill

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  • New Hampshire’s governor vetoed an anti-abortion bill today that would have classified the death of a fetus as a homicide, which is a sneaky tactic by pro-life activists to restrict abortion rights by granting  fetuses the rights of full human beings. [Feminist.org]
  • Vice President Joe Biden has released a powerful new anti-violence against women PSA called #1is2many. Give it a watch and tell me what you think? [Feministing]
  • An East Texas high school mishandled the case of a high school student who was raped, according to a complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The student, Rachel Bradshaw, was forced into a disciplinary program and was told to “work it out” with the young man who sexually attacked her, which she says created a hostile educational environment. [ACLU] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: “Daria” Is Coming Back To MTV

  • La, la, la, la, la! “Daria” is coming back to MTV’s “Retro Mania” mornings from 9 a.m. until noon for six weeks through August. Unfortunately, the other part of this “retro” bargain is “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach” are coming back, too. Daria and Jane would not approve. [I do! -- Editor] [After Ellen]
  • OH NO YOU DID NOT: a Republican male representative in Michigan said those two female legislators who were banned from speaking for using the word “vagina” said “it’s like giving the kid a time out for a day.” What infantilization. [Think Progress]
  • A married lesbian employee of St. John’s Medical Center in New York has filed a lawsuit against the hospital claiming her wife is entitled to the same benefits as other spouses. However, St. John’s is self-insured and therefore protected by federal regulations. Under the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman, the hospital may argue it’s allowed to refuse the lesbian wife equal benefits. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Anti-Abortion Law Pennsylvania Goes Into Effect

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  • A law restricting abortion rights in Pennsylvania by posing medically unnecessary requirements on clinics has gone into effect. Fourteen of the state’s previous 22 abortion clinics have been licensed to provide surgical abortions going forward. The other clinics will provide various other levels of care, although one abortion clinic has actually closed. [Philly.com]
  • A transgender person proposed to their partner at the White House during an LGBT Pride reception this weekend. [Feministing]
  • Bleacher Report’s “100 Hottest Olympians,” about the hot female athletes of the Olympics, is the most sexist, disrespectful piece you’ll read all week. [Think Progress] Keep reading »

Sexy Chinese School Teaches Mandarin Via Bikini Clad Profs

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  • SexyMandarin.com — a “sexy” Mandarin language school with teachers wearing bikinis —  supposedly helps foreigners learn the Chinese tongue. Because we all know how focused and attentive men are while staring at scantily clad women. [Telegraph UK]
  • Meet Kyrsten Sinema, who is running for the House of Representatives in Arizona. If she wins, she will be the first openly bisexual Congresswoman. [Current]
  • A New Jersey construction site has a sign up reading: “We apologize for the whistling construction workers, but man you look good!” Oh, come on. [Jezebel] Keep reading »

Most Of Virginia’s Abortion Clinics Could Close Today

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  • Twenty of 22 abortion clinics in Virginia could close today if the state’s Board of Health votes to impose medically unnecessary restrictions on them. Specifically, the clinics would be required to adopt rules that hospitals do, such as providing as many beds as there are parking spaces in the lot. Real important, right? Clever job at restricting abortion rights, VA! [Mother Jones]
  • Feminista and Bling author Erica Kennedy has died. We spoke with Erica about her books in 2009 and were sad to hear of her early passing. Our thoughts go out to her friends and family. [Twitter]
  • A petition on Change.org by a young Native American woman is lobbying the Indian Health Services to make Plan B/the morning-after pill available on reservations. Sunny Clifford lives on a reservation in South Dakota and was told when she needed Plan B that she would have to drive to a clinic one hour away. [Change.org]
  • China suspended three family planning officials for forcing a 23-year-old woman to have an abortion seven months into her pregnancy when she could not pay a $6,300 fine for violating the country’s one-child policy. Freedom of choice goes both ways, China. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Gretchen Carlson Jokingly Walks Off “Fox & Friends” After Sexist Comment

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  • “Fox & Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson walked off the set after her co-hosts made sexist comments regarding the U.S. Navy Band now including women. When Brian Kilmeade said, “Women are everywere. We’re letting them play golf and tennis now. It’s out of control,” Gretchen stormed off-camera — albeit with a smile on her face. Good start, Gretchen. But instead of doing this as a joke, we need to get you peacing out for real. [Think Progress]
  • As punishment for speaking out about the anti-abortion “superbill” ekeing its way through Michigan legislature, the male Republican House leader silenced female reps from speaking about the bill. [Think Progress]
  • On how the Olympic Games are obsessed with policing femininity. [Feministing] Keep reading »
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