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A Look At Just How Difficult It Is To Get A Pap Smear In Texas

TX Cuts PP Funds
Texas to cut off funding for poor women's health care at PP clinics. Read More »
Boos Over Birth Control
Crowd at a GOP debate boo-ed a question about birth control. Read More »
Birth Control Facts
Did you know any of the 10 bizarro facts on this chart? Read More »
What's a girl gotta do to get a pap smear in this state?
  • In the video above, RH Reality Check Texas reporter Andrea Grimes — the same Andrea Grimes who writes our “Hitched” column every week! — calls dozens of Texas-funded Women’s Health Program providers in search of a pap smear. The program has excluded Planned Parenthood as a provider, and Andrea discovers the drastically few places that will provide her with a women’s health exam within her area. Keep reading »

Meet The Women Who Financially Support Their Husbands

  • This week’s cover story in The New York Times Magazine addresses the economy’s effect on marriages, specifically ones where the wife is now the breadwinner and is supporting an unemployed or under-employed husband.  Sounds fascinating. [New York Times Magazine]
  • If Sandra Fluke’s speech at the DNC last night was intended to make wackadoodle Republicans go nuts about that “slut” and make themselves look even worse, then mission fuckin’ accomplished!  [Slate]
  • Questions for anti-abortion activists outside the DNC who say “drunk” Democrats support “whores killing babies.” You can’t make this stuff up, people.  [Raw Story] Keep reading »
Clinton At The DNC
Bill Clinton still knows how to knock up a room. Read More »
Sandra Fluke At The DNC
"It could easily have been any one of you." Read More »
DNC Night #1
The five most significant speeches from the first night of the DNC. Read More »

Some Jerk Called The DNC “The Vagina Monologues”

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  • CNN contributor Erick Erickson tweeted last night that the Democratic National Convention was “the Vagina Monologues,” because, you know, LADIES.  (Or, as blogger Amanda Marcotte wittily put it, he is “not a fan of women talking.”)  [Think Progress, Slate]
  • Both campaigns are spending baller amounts of money on abortion-related advertising this election cycle. [Washington Post]
  • Police in Chicago have adopted a new policy for handling transgender suspects, including that police cannot search a person to “determine their gender.” [Feminist.org] Keep reading »
DNC Night #1
The five most significant speeches from the first night of the DNC. Read More »
The Prez Looks Proud
Obama beams as he watches Michelle deliver DNC speech. Read More »
Michelle's Nail Polish!
Get FLOTUS's blue-ish grey DNC manicure. Read More »

Turkish Woman Shoots, Decapitates Her Rapist

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  • Well, that’s a lot to process: a pregnant rape victim shot and decapitated her rapist and then dumped his head in the town square, telling police who arrested her, “That is the head of the one who toyed with my honor.” The rapist also allegedly possessed nude photos of the 26-year-old mother of two, which he was threatening to show to her parents in an attempt to humiliate her family. She is quoted in the UK’s Daily Mail explaining: “He kept saying that he would tell everyone about the rape. My daughter will start school this year. Everyone would have insulted my children. Now no one can. I saved my honour.  They will now call children the kids of the women who saved her honor.” On the one hand I honestly could care less about what sort of punishments befall rapists; I’m of the opinion they should rot in prison the rest of their lives. But on the other hand, it’s absolutely tragic that this woman was motivated to murder by reclaiming her “honor.” How terribly sad that this woman felt tarnished as a human being. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

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!

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