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Congress Votes To Allow DC Employers To Fire Women For Using IVF, Getting Pregnant

Hey! Guess what, residents of D.C.! Congress did something pretty exciting for you. You may soon be able to fire a woman for having in vitro fertilization, just like you always…

Robyn Pennacchia | April 23, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: Why, Yes, This Is An Actual Ad For The D.C. Metro

Seriously, D.C. Metro? “Can’t we just talk about shoes?” [DCist via The Wire]
After Sasha Fleischman, a genderqueer/agender student in Oakland, California, was set on fire on a city

Jessica Wakeman | December 4, 2013 - 6:30 pm

D.C. Police Officer Charged With Taking Nude Photographs Of 15-Year-Old Girl

“Shocking and disturbing.”  These are the words of Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Chief of Police Cathy Lanier after an officer was arrested on Monday for the production of child pornography by…

Jessica Wakeman | December 4, 2013 - 2:20 pm

D.C. Debuts Rad Transgender Respect Campaign

It’s a sad statement on society when we have to issue advertising campaigns to remind people to treat their fellow human beings “with courtesy and respect.” But whatever, I’m not…

Jessica Wakeman | September 15, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Ban Proposed On Abortion After 20 Weeks In Washington, D.C.

Utah Sen. Mike Like, a Republican supported by the Tea Party, has proposed a ban on abortion after 20 weeks in the District of Columbia. This “fetal pain” bill…

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Earthquake Rocks East Coast

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Virginia, sending ripples from Washington, D.C. to New York City to Boston to Cleveland, around 1:50 p.m. this afternoon. The whole Frisky office here in NYC…

Jessica Wakeman | August 23, 2011 - 3:10 pm

Today’s Lady News: Meryl Streep Wants A Lady Museum

Meryl Streep has pledged $1 million towards the creation of a Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C. The Senate is expected to vote on a bill about the museum’s…

Jessica Wakeman | September 22, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Carrying 3 Condoms In D.C. Makes You A Prostitute

Carrying three or more condoms in Washington, D.C. isn’t a sign that you’re a responsible adult who has a big night ahead of you, instead it could mean you’re a…

Annika Harris | January 11, 2010 - 4:50 pm

Merry Christmas, Wankers

The Sexist reports on a bag of leftover dildos that were left out in the snow sometime around the holidays. One woman ran over them on her bike, and pedestrians…

Susannah Breslin | December 28, 2009 - 2:40 pm

Michelle Fenty, D.C.’s Other First Lady

Michelle Fenty sounds a lot like Washington, D.C.’s other first lady on paper. She’s an accomplished attorney, married to an influential politician, and is an involved mother. She met her…

Annika Harris | November 11, 2009 - 6:10 pm

Washington, D.C. Offering Free STD Testing To All High School Students

Half of Washington, D.C.’s cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea are among adolescents, so it’s a good thing the city has expanded a pilot program that offers free STD testing to…

Catherine Strawn | August 6, 2009 - 5:10 pm
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