Posts tagged "women news"

California Bill To Expand Porn’s Condom Usage Dies In Committee

A bill to increase pressure on the porn industry to comply with an existing law requiring adult performers to wear condoms during sex scenes filmed in Los Angeles County has died in committee. The new bill would have required HIV testing and expanded the law’s reach to all counties in California, as many XXX…

Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2014

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: “Women Are An Oppressed Category Of People”

“[People are coming out against the label [“feminist”]? Wow. I guess I’m not aware of that. What that means to me is that you don’t let your gender define who you are — you can be who you want to be, whether you’re a man, a woman, a boy, a girl, whatever. However you want…

Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2014

Man Assaulted, Knocked Unconscious After Defending Women From Catcallers

It’s not just women who are at risk of being hurt if they stand up to street harassment: a man in Philadelphia was attacked and knocked unconscious when he tried to stop a car full of men from catcalling a group of women. NBC Philadelphia reported that a 39-year-old man visiting from Texas saw several…

Jessica Wakeman / August 13, 2014

Club Distributed T-Shirts Of Man Shoving “Problem” Woman

The Oberbayern nightclub on the Spanish island of Marjora distributed T-shirts over the summer that showed a man shoving a “problem” woman. In one panel, a man and woman stand side by side with the caption “Problem?” In the next panel, the man is pushing the woman down and the caption read…

Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2014

Ladies, Get A Pap Smear To Become A Teacher In Sao Paulo, Brazil

What does a woman’s past sexual experience have to do with her teaching skills? Just about everything! That’s why the education department in Sao Paolo, Brazil gets all up in the ladybusiness of potential female employees. According to women’s rights activists in Brazil, as cited by The Washington Post, women are required to prove their…

Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2014

Steubenville Assailant Is Back On His High School Football Team

Remember when two teenaged boys from Steubenville High School were sentenced for sexual assaulting a 16-year-old girl and all CNN could do was mourn about how these two boys’ lives were “destroyed”? It was a rather disgusting display of where some people’s priorities lie: as the judge rendered a guilty verdict towards two young sexual…

Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2014

Jezebel Staff Calls Out Gawker Media For Continually Ignoring Commenter Harassment

The staff of posted a memo today calling out their employer, Gawker Media, for ignoring the constant harassment they face from trolls in their comments section. The staff describes how users from “anonymous, untraceable burner accounts” frequently post violent rape GIFs in their comment threads, which have to be manually deleted by staffers.

Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2014

Lesbian City Council Member Gets Harassed By Her Constituents

“I’m going to keep coming up here and tell you how gays have no morality. … You’re filth. You’re dirt. Because I have the constitutional right to say it.” That’s a man speaking to Jovanka Beckles, the vice mayor of the Richmond City Council in California’s Bay Area. She’s the city’s first openly lesbian councilwoma…

Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2014

Model Says She Was “Face Raped” By Burger King’s ‘Seven Incher’ Blowjob Ad

“Is this an ad for blow jobs or fast food?”

That’s a question posed by “Jane Doe,” the young model who appeared in that infamous, beej-inspired Burger King ‘super seven incher’ ad. The print ad, which ran in Singapore, features a pretty blonde woman with red lipstick opening her mouth a…

Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2014

“Smile!” With The Smile Bitch Training Camp

You wouldn’t want to ruin a strange man’s day by not giving him a big toothy grin when he calls at you on the street, “SMILE!” With the Smile Bitch Training Camp, you, too, can be ready to look happy for absolute strangers no matter how shitty your day has been.  []…

Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2014

Following Arrest, Tennessee To Send Drug Addicted New Mom To Rehab

Prosecutors in Tennessee made a deal with the first woman to be arrested under a new law that jails mothers whose offspring test positive for drugs. Mallory Loyola, 26, will first undergo rehab treatment for meth as soon as room opens in a treatment center; prosecutors will assess her recovery and then decide whether…

Jessica Wakeman / August 7, 2014

Renisha McBride’s Killer, Theodore Wafer, Found Guilty

The jury has spoken: Theodore Wafer, the Michigan man who shot unarmed Black teenager Renisha McBride on his doorstep, is guilty of second-degree murder, manslaughter, and one count of felony firearm. Back in November, 19-year-old McBride got into a car accident and found her way to Wafer’s front door, which she knocked on at nighttime.

Jessica Wakeman / August 7, 2014

Jury Deliberating In Renisha McBride’s Murder Trial

Jury deliberation has begun in the trial for Theodore Wafer, the Michigan man who shot and killed Renisha McBride, 19, after she knocked on his door late one night in November. McBride, who is Black, had been in a car accident nearby and appears to have knocked on Wafer’s door looking for help. Wafer, who…

Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2014

“Dream, Girl” Documentary Raising Kickstarter Funds For Film About Women Who Lead

Looking for something to do with a little bit of cash in your pocket? Consider contributing to the Kickstarter fundraiser for “Dream, Girl,” a documentary about boss-ladies. “Dream, Girl,” directed by Erin Bagwell, will focus on female entrepreneurs and their startups, showing to the younger generation that CEO can be your favorite position, too. They…

Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2014

Deadline Hollywood Columnist Whines That “Ghostbusters 3″ Won’t Have Enough Testosterone

Some asshole is worried that “Ghostbusters 3” — rumored to be directed by “Bridesmaids“‘s Paul Feig — is going to suck because it’s said to focus on an all-female cast. GROSS, women ghostbusters? Everyone’s childhood memories are RUINED!  “Signing Feig would be great news for Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, and maybe Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, and…

Jessica Wakeman / August 4, 2014

Blogger Fixes UK’s Victim-Blaming Alcohol/Rape PSA

Via Feministing, a British blogger has helped adjust some old PSAs from a National Health Service campaign to encourage safer drinking. The original poster, which shows a woman lying on the ground laughing, says, “One in three reported rapes happens when the victim has been drinking.” With a Photoshop edit from the blogger behind Two…

Jessica Wakeman / August 4, 2014

New LEGO Set Features Three Women Scientists!

LEGO has received steady pressure to include more women figurines in more diverse roles. Well, good news: they have listened to their fans and a new LEGO play kit out this month features three female scientists — a paleontologist, chemist and an astronomer — as part of a “Research Institute” set. Several years ago, scientist…

Jessica Wakeman / August 4, 2014

Pennsylvania Police Accused Of Discriminating Against Women In Physical Fitness Test

The Pennsylvania State Police are being sued by the Justice Department over the allegation that its physical fitness test discriminates against women. . [ [Huffington Post; CBS Local]
One Chinese city is paying families about $161 to give their daughters the mother’s last name in order to encourage the idea that girls ca…

Jessica Wakeman / August 1, 2014

Meet Mississippi’s Christian Abortion Provider

Meet Dr. Willie Parker, a Christian and one of the two providers who travels to Mississippi’s only abortion clinic to terminate unwanted pregnancies. He is, without a doubt, an inspiration and a hero. [Esquire]
Basement trolls got very upset when a critic for the Village Voice gave “Guardians Of the Galaxy” a bad…

Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2014

Turkish Politician Admonishes Women For Laughing In Public

The deputy prime minister of Turkey said women shouldn’t “laugh in public” because it’s “inviting in her attitudes” and unchaste. Look more miserable, ladies. [Huffington Post]
A former Hobby Lobby employee named Felicia Allen claims that three years ago while she was pregnant, she was fired when she applied for medical leave. Alle…

Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2014
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