Posts tagged "utah"

“Is Sex With An Unconscious Person Always Rape?” Utah Lawmakers Wonder

At the center of any discussion about rape is the issue of consent. Did both (or more) parties involved consent to having sex? Was consent given under the influence of drugs or alcohol? Could both people actually give consent or was their ability impaired because of drugs, or alcohol, or, you know,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 4, 2015

Utah High School Photoshops “Modesty” Into Girls’ Yearbook Photos

A high school in Utah has Photoshopped longer sleeves and higher necklines onto female students in its yearbook. Student Shelby Baum, above, even had a tattoo on her collarbone airbrushed out of her photo. Baum and other female students said  that many other students had their pictures Photoshopped without their consent, which they say…

Jessica Wakeman / May 30, 2014

Utah To Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

The attorney general of Utah will appeal a recent ruling that legalized same-sex marriage and bring it to the Supreme Court. [CNN]
Check out the first (really bad) TV interview with the newly-released members of Pussy Riot, after they received amnesty on their prison sentences last week. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina also announced they’re forming…

Jessica Wakeman / December 27, 2013

Judge Overturns Utah’s Ban On Gay Marriage

Abbreviated Lady News today! Back to your regularly scheduled Lady News on Monday. Have a fab weekend!

A U.S. District Court Judge has struck down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying it violates the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection guarantee. [Gay Salt Lake]
An open letter to white feminists on prisons, borders, safety and privilege.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 20, 2013

Today’s Lady News: Utah Governor Vetoes Abstinence Sex Ed Bill

Utah’s governor Gary Herbert, a Republican, vetoed a bill that would have forced all sexual education classes to only teach abstinence, with no mention of contraception, as well as be “opt-in” instead of “opt-out.” The Utah bill would also have forbidden any discussion of homosexuality. Anyone else scared that this bill passed Utah’…

Jessica Wakeman / March 19, 2012

Utah Lawmaker Admits To Hot Tub Frolic With Underaged Girl

It’s a story ripped from an episode of “Jersey Shore”: Utah’s House Majority Leader, Rep. Kevin Garn, admitted yesterday that in 2002 he paid a woman $150,000 to keep quiet during his Congressional campaign about a 1985 incident where they sat naked in a hot tub together. Garn, who is 55 now, was 30 at…

Jessica Wakeman / March 12, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Utah Ditches Bill Criminalizing Miscarriage

The Utah legislator who introduced a bill to state government that would punish a woman for a miscarriage due to a “reckless act” has withdrawn the bill. The bill was intended to punish women for illegally aborting fetuses, based on the case of a 17-year-old girl who was seven months pregnant and paid a ma…

Jessica Wakeman / March 5, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Utah Bill Would Criminalize Miscarriage From “Reckless” Acts

Utah’s House of Representatives and Senate have approved a bill which would criminalize miscarriage caused by an “intentional, knowing, or reckless” act, such as drinking while pregnant. The bill is in response to a 17-year-old Utah girl who, while seven months pregnant, paid a man $150 to beat her up and induce a miscarriage. The…

Jessica Wakeman / February 25, 2010

Pole Dancing To Become An Olympic Sport?

Apparently, a bunch of Mormon women in Utah — yes, Mormon women in Utah — are seeking to turn the fine art of pole dancing into a competitive sport at the 2012 Olympics. Typically when one thinks of pole dancing, one thinks of strip clubs, cigarette smoke, alcohol, mirrored walls, Lucite heels, Poison’…

Susannah Breslin / November 21, 2008