Posts tagged "women news"

Cee Lo Green Dropped From Music Festivals After Rape Tweets

Music festivals in Louisiana and Washington, D.C. have dropped Cee Lo Green following his gross tweets that “people who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!” Green pleaded no contest to…

Jessica Wakeman | September 8, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis Opens Up About Abortion 17 Years Ago

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis had an abortion 17 years ago, she revealed in a memoir being published next week. In her book Forgetting To Be Afraid, Davis shares that in…

Jessica Wakeman | September 8, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Margaret Atwood Is Coming Out With A New Book — But There’s A Catch

A new book from the genius Margaret Atwood is always news. The author of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Blind Assassin has legions of readers around the world. But when…

Jessica Wakeman | September 6, 2014 - 10:00 am

Marriage Equality Emerges Victorious In Wisconsin & Indiana

A three-judge appeals court in Chicago, Illinois unanimously ruled yesterday that the same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional. [AP]
Following the Supreme Court’s ruling that…

Jessica Wakeman | September 5, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Abortion Clinic Opening In New Mexico To Serve Embattled West Texas

Texas was hit hard by the state legislature’s abortion bills in 2013 which sought to shut down nearly all the clinics in the state by enacting a series of unnecessary

Jessica Wakeman | September 5, 2014 - 5:30 pm

RIP Society: College Boys Welcome Parents On Move-In Day With “Honk If You’re Droppin’ Off Your Daughter” Sign

Dropping your kid off at college can’t be easy for any parent. And it’s worse when you pull up to the front gates of the college and a pack of…

Jessica Wakeman | September 5, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Two Malaysian Women Arrested For Alleged “Same-Sex Relations”

Two female students in Malaysia were arrested this weekend by religious police for allegedly having “same-sex relations” in a hotel room. The young women, ages 20 and 21, had…

Jessica Wakeman | September 3, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Judges Fend Off Abortion Restrictions In Louisiana & Texas

A federal judge allowed a new abortion law to go into effect in Louisiana, which requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital no more…

Jessica Wakeman | September 2, 2014 - 6:00 pm

California State Legislature Advances “Yes Means Yes” Hookup Bill

California’s state senate advanced a bill to require universities that take financial aid from the state to adopt a policy that students must give “affirmative consent” before engaging in…

Jessica Wakeman | August 29, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Domestic Violence Victims Could Qualify For Asylum

A ruling by the Justice Department’s Board of Immigration Appeals has found that a woman who fled her abusive husband in Guatemala met one of the criteria for asylum,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 28, 2014 - 6:00 pm

NFL Institutes Six-Game Suspension For Domestic Violence

The NFL has updated its personal conduct policy to suspend any player or personnel without pay for six games if he commits an act of domestic violence. If there is…

Jessica Wakeman | August 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Are We Really That Surprised Male Politicians Made Comments To Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand About Her Weight?

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is publishing her memoir in two weeks, which is already dominating headlines for the ugh-iest of reasons. In Off The Sidelines, Gillibrand reveals several occasions when…

Jessica Wakeman | August 28, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Zurich’s “Sex Boxes” Are A Success!

Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of Zurich, Switzerland’s “sex boxes,” drive-in brothels that accommodate over a dozen sex workers. Sex work has been legal in Switzerland since the 1940s, but…

Jessica Wakeman | August 27, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Woman Sues Facebook For $123 Million For Not Removing Her Likeness In “Revenge Porn”

Meryem Ali, 28, of Houston, Texas, is suing Facebook for $123 million for failing to remove her likeness in “revenge porn” photos posted to their site. As she tells…

Jessica Wakeman | August 22, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Anthropologie Told Nursing Mom To Feed Her Kid In The Toilet

Breastfeeding moms held a “nurse-in” at Anthropologie after a woman shopping in a Los Angeles store was escorted by a manager to the bathroom to continue feeding her kid.

Jessica Wakeman | August 21, 2014 - 5:30 pm

There Are More Adult Women Gamers Than Gamer Boys Under 18

The face of gaming is still a pack of rowdy preteen boys, faux-blasting each other with pixelated guns for giggles. In the United States, adult women are an impressive…

Jessica Wakeman | August 20, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Sorority Sister Uses N-Word In Racist Snapchat, Gets Kicked Out

A member of the Chi Omega sorority at the University of Alabama has been dismissed from the sorority after she posted a Snapchat with two friends which was captioned…

Jessica Wakeman | August 19, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Professor Mireille Miller-Young Sentenced To Anger Management Classes For Stealing Anti-Abortion Protesters’ Sign

Back in March, Mireille Miller-Young, an associate professor of feminist studies at UC Santa Barbara, made headlines for stealing a graphic anti-abortion sign from a group of protesters called Survivors Of…

Jessica Wakeman | August 18, 2014 - 6:30 pm

New Jersey Middle School Refuses To Let Trans Girl Come Back To Classes

Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New Jersey, told a 13-year-old trans girl named Rachel Pepe that she is not allowed back in school unless she goes by her previous…

Jessica Wakeman | August 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm

NYC Politician Announces On Twitter That She Has “High Risk HPV”

Melissa Mark-Viverito made an unusual admission for a politician on Sunday night: New York City’s City Council Speaker announced to her followers on Twitter that she has high risk HPV.

Jessica Wakeman | August 18, 2014 - 5:30 pm
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