Posts tagged "women news"

Steubenville Football Coach Gets Two-Year Contract With School System Renewed

accountability, noun — the quality or state of being  accountable;  especially: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions
It must be nice to be Steubenville, Ohio, football…

Jessica Wakeman | April 23, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Black Female Legislators Walk Out Of Florida House Debate On Race-Selective Abortion

Abortion opponents in Florida are currently trying to pass a ban through the House of Representatives that would criminalize abortion on the basis of race or gender. Despite a…

Jessica Wakeman | April 22, 2013 - 5:20 pm

5-Year-Old Indian Girl Abducted, Raped

A five-year-old girl in India was abducted and raped last week by a neighbor who held her captive for three days and left her for dead. She suffered serious internal…

Jessica Wakeman | April 22, 2013 - 12:20 pm

El Salvador Will Not Allow Lifesaving Abortion For Young Mother

A 22-year-old mother of one in El Salvador faces jail time for seeking an abortion on a nonviable pregnancy because her fetus  is developing without a brain. The woman,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 18, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Guy Accused Of Sexual Misconduct At College, So His Mom Pens Victim-Blaming Wall Street Journal Op-Ed

The Wall Street Journal is about as publicity stunt-y as The New York Times’ Style section in terms of publishing articles guaranteed to kick up a fuss. But the WSJ, being owned…

Jessica Wakeman | April 18, 2013 - 3:20 pm

West Virginia Student Katelyn Campbell Stands Up To School’s Abstinence-Only Sex Ed

Meet Katelyn Campbell, a high school student council vice president, Wellesley College-bound senior, and sex education rabble-rouser who is filing an injunction against her principal for threats he made after she boycotted…

Sarah Gray | April 18, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Hey, Conservatives: Even Nancy Reagan Supports Marriage Equality

Former First Lady Nancy Reagen supports marriage equality, according to a new Sirius interview with her daughter Patti Davis. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Religious Right!

Jessica Wakeman | April 17, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Jemima Kirke Is A Beautiful Gay Bride For Bridal Boutique Ad

It’s not just Allison Williams who has locked lips with costar Jemima Kirke: the lovely, floaty Jemima appears in a bridal boutique lookbook for a New York City shop kissing…

Jessica Wakeman | April 17, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Louis C.K. Jokes (But Not Really) That Men Are The Biggest Threat To Women

Louis C.K. fans like myself groaned after the whole Daniel Tosh rape joke incident so we’re relieved it was a misunderstanding and that C.K. is at least slightly more feminist-minded.

Sarah Gray | April 17, 2013 - 4:20 pm

“Vaginas” Is An Appropriate Euphemism For “Women,” According To New Hampshire Republican Politician

I’m tempted to respond like a fourth-grader and refer to New Hampshire State Representative Peter Hansen as “penis” for the rest of this post.  But unlike this “fairly well-educated” man,…

Sarah Gray | April 17, 2013 - 12:40 pm

The Soapbox: “Mad Men,” Pregnancy, And The Nuance Of Choice

This post contains spoilers!

Sunday nights are no longer full of Monday dread. I have something to look forward to at the very end of the weekend: a…

Sarah Gray | April 17, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Ohio Seeks To Ban Sex Ed Teaching “Gateway” Sexual Behavior

A finance committee in Ohio’s House of Representatives voted on a budget amendment to restrict sex educators from mentioning “gateway” sexual behavior — i.e., anything “non-abstinence” like fingering and…

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2013 - 5:40 pm

“Bridesmaids” Director Paul Feig Is A Feminist

“My goal is to keep breaking the door open wider so Hollywood doesn’t say, ‘No, you can’t star a woman in this.’ It’s not about whether or not it’s a…

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Anti-Abortion Activists Hold First “Leave The Abortion Industry Day”

Anti-abortion activists have many approaches to stopping abortion. One is to spread lies about the science around reproductive health. Another is to pressure women to feel guilty for terminating pregnancies,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Sexy Shoe Shines: Because Everything Has To Be Sexy Now

Men! Why get a shoe shine when you can get a seXXXy shoe shine? That seems to be the theory behind Star Shine NYC, a new New York City shoe…

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Trans Woman Ally Robledo Uses Women’s Bathroom, Charged With Trespassing

How To Be A Douche, Lesson #1: Charge a transgender woman for “trespassing” after she uses the women’s bathroom in your grocery store and ban her from shopping in your…

Jessica Wakeman | April 15, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Frisky Q&A: Sarah Erdreich On Her Book Generation Roe

Forty years after the landmark decision, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion, a woman’s right to make her own reproductive decisions is still a hotbed of discussion in state legislatures and a…

Sarah Gray | April 14, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Rick Brainard, Colorado Councilman-Elect, Slapped Girlfriend To “Shut Her Mouth”

You know those mouthy girlfriends! Sometimes they just need a good slap so she’ll “shut her mouth.” And throw in some hair-pulling and shoving, too.
Rick Brainard, City Councilman-elect of…

Jessica Wakeman | April 13, 2013 - 9:00 am

Today’s Lady News: Three Teen Boys Arrested, Charged With Rape, After Suicide Of Audrie Pott

Three teen boys in California have been arrested and charged with the sexual assault of Audrie Pott, a 15-year-old girl, who committed suicide after pictures of the rape were…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2013 - 6:00 pm

“If Babies Had Guns, They Wouldn’t Be Aborted,” Says Republican Politician

Yeah, that’s an actual thing an elected official said. Like, for real. Republican Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas tweeted the remark today, which is cringeworthy on multiple levels — not…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2013 - 5:20 pm
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