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Today’s Lady News: On Taking Drugs While Pregnant

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  • This week, The New York Times Magazine explores a difficult and complex issue: prosecuting drug-addicted mothers whose drug use harms their fetus in the womb. The piece zeroes in on Alabama prosecutors who are charging drug-addicted mothers, ostensibly to help the mothers, although it often lands the mothers in jail. It’s a big, complicated issue and definitely worth exploring more in depth. [New York Times Magazine]
  • Essence, a lifestyle magazine targeted towards black women, has removed managing editor Michael Bullerdick, a white male, after screengrabs of his Facebook wall showed him making racist comments about Al Sharpton and Barack Obama. [News One]
  • The Senate is discussing the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act as we speak. You can learn more about the history of VAWA here. [Feministing]
  • So, this is the best thing I’ve ever seen in my life: 45 completely superficial reasons why Hillary Clinton should run for president in 2016. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Celebs Support Lesbian Den Mother Ousted From Boy Scouts

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  • Celebs including Josh Hutcherson from “The Hunger Games” and Jesse Tyler Ferguson from “Modern Family,” have come together in support of a lesbian den mother who was ousted from the Boy Scouts. Jennifer Tyrrell of Ohio, who has four children with her partner, has collected over 125K signatures on Change.org to ask the Boy Scouts of American to end their policy banning LGBTQ den leaders. [New York Daily News]
  • Florida’s governor has vetoed funding for rape crisis centers. During Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Good move. [Feministing]
  • Taxpayer-funded “crisis pregnancy centers” are still using religion to oppose abortion. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Young Women Want Career & Money Moreso Than Men, Study Claims

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  • Young women ages 18 to 34 want a career and to earn good money moreso than their male counterparts do, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. The recent study says two-thirds of women prioritize advancing their career, while 15 years ago it was closer to half of all young women who felt that way. Watch out, boys! [Los Angeles Times]
  • Oklahoma’s “fetal personhood” bill, which would have granted personhood status to fertilized eggs, has failed in the state Legislature. “Fetal personhood” bills would criminalize all abortion and IVF treatments. [Reuters]
  • Tennessee’s House of Representatives has advanced an anti-abortion bill that would allow prosecutors to charge someone for harming an embryo — the cells that form into a fetus up to eight weeks after conception. Harming a “viable fetus” — as in, an eight-month’s pregnant woman who is murdered — is already illegal in the state, so this current bill is a clear attack on abortion rights by trying to define an embryo as a “person.” [Think Progress]
  • Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin was on “Fox & Friends” spewing nonsense about, as she put it, “feminist myths about this so-called wage gap.” [Mediaite] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: “Female Logic” The Actual Name Of A Game Show

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  • “Female Logic” is the actual name of a game show in the country of Georgia, which borders Europe and Russia. The show is being targeted by human rights activists because it’s f**king offensive as shit. On “Female Logic,” six men win a cash prize if they correctly predict how six young, pretty women will answer questions about stuff like astronomy. [IWPR]
  • An Alabama state representative who once tried to ban any book that “promotes homosexuality” is now trying to drastically restrict access to the morning-after pill.  Despite the fact that the FDA recently stated EC should be available on the shelves for all women, State Rep. Gerald Allen (R) proposed a bill requiring a woman to take EC under a doctor’s supervision and have a follow-up visit to ensure taking the pill was effective. [Think Progress]
  • The Vatican has reprimanded a group of nuns for challenging the male-only priesthood and promoting “radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.” [New York Times] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Focus On Amanda Bynes’ DUI Arrest Is Sexist

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  • A “friend” of Amanda Bynes (um, probably her publicist) tells gossip blog Radar Online that party-hardy comparisons to Lindsay Lohan after Amanda’s recent DUI arrest are “sexist.” The friend said, “Comparisons between the two are just ridiculous as Amanda has never been arrested for drug possession or for stealing anything … Amanda doesn’t harbor any negative feelings towards Lindsay, she doesn’t even know her, she just thinks it’s sexist that the two are being compared. Men in Hollywood that get arrested for DUIs don’t face the same scrutiny that women do and this is what really irks Amanda.” It’s true. It’s so, so true. [Radar Online]
  • Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder held a forum today to emphasize the importance of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, which is being stalled in Congress. [Feminist.org, Think Progress]
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Today’s Lady News: Extra-Large Condom Ad Zeroes In On Ladies Scared Of Big Penises

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  • Big penises have us running to lock ourselves in the bathroom, don’t they, ladies? That’s what the ad agency behind a (real?) ad for Prudence Extra-Large Condoms wants to think. Although the idea of the ad is clever — a long, wordy rant from a guy trying to be “persuasive” — the actual text is kind of rapey, especially the line about “the screams are part of the fragile lady role.” Sorry, bros, but your condom ad is not sexy. [Buzzfeed]
  • Are black women “thinspo” blogs — aka, “thin inspiration” blogs — on the rise? [Clutch Magazine]
  • Meet Katie Ricks, the first-ever openly lesbian minister to be ordained by the Presbyterian Church. [Pam's House Blend] Keep reading »
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