Posts tagged "women news"

Pussy Riot To Sue The Russian Government

The two members of the feminist punk collective Pussy Riot, who were imprisoned for speaking out against President Vladmir Putin, are suing the Russian government in the European court of human rights.

Jessica Wakeman | July 28, 2014 - 6:30 pm

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Apologizes For Remarks About Domestic Violence

So, Stephen A. Smith had a bust weekend. The ESPN panelist kicked off Friday with some what-the-fuck-did-he-just-say? remarks about victims who “provoke” domestic violence and all Internet hell broke loose.

Jessica Wakeman | July 28, 2014 - 2:00 pm

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Suggests To Abused Women: “Let’s Make Sure We Don’t Do Anything To Provoke Wrong Actions”

Hoo boy. So, on the ESPN program “First Take,” panelist Stephen A. Smith was discussing the suspension of NFL player Ray Rice for two games in the upcoming season.

Jessica Wakeman | July 25, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Watch The Male Supreme Court Justices Hang Out In A “No Girls Allowed” Fort

With the decisions coming out of the Supreme Court these days, I wouldn’t be too surprised if this was how things actually went down in the judges’ chambers. Can I hang…

Claire Hannum | July 25, 2014 - 3:40 pm

North Carolina Teen Gave Birth After Secret Pregnancy & Buried Infant In Her Backyard

A teen girl in North Carolina kept her pregnancy a secret from everyone but her boyfriend, then buried their newborn in her backyard. Police said the infant appeared to have…

Jessica Wakeman | July 25, 2014 - 9:00 am

Women Still Aren’t Allowed To Compete In The Tour De France

Women are still not allowed to compete in the Tour de France race, a nearly month-long cycling competition finishes this Sunday in Paris. This year, women cyclists can ride in…

Jessica Wakeman | July 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

The UK To Prosecute Parents Who Allow Female Genital Mutilation

Yesterday, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that parents in the UK can now be prosecuted if they have their daughters’ genitals cut.  Previously, it was only illegal in…

Jessica Wakeman | July 23, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Lena Dunham Asked Her Twitter Followers Why They Use Birth Control

In light of the last month’s ruling by the Supreme Court that some employers with religious objections to birth control can deny coverage to female employees, Lena Dunham asked her…

Claire Hannum | July 23, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Hollywood Sucks At Depicting LGBT Characters Onscreen

According to a study released today by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, only 17 of 102 films released by Hollywood’s seven largest studios during 2013 depicted gay,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 22, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Women Killed For Being “Witches” In Rural India

From 2000 to 2012, experts say as many as 2,500 people — many of them women — in rural India have been accused of “witchcraft,” tortured and killed. Usually…

Jessica Wakeman | July 21, 2014 - 5:45 pm

UCONN Settles With Students Whose Sexual Assault Complaints It Mishandled

In October 2013, a group of current and former students accused the University of Connecticut of violating Title IX by mishandling their sexual assault cases which occurred at the school…

Jessica Wakeman | July 19, 2014 - 10:00 am

Arizona Will Drop Child Abuse Charges Against Mom Who Left Kids In Car During Job Interview

Arizona said it would drop child abuse charges against an unemployed, sometimes homeless mother who was arrested for leaving her kids inside a car while she went to a…

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

Israelis Told They Have To Remove “Men Only” Signs Off Bomb Shelter

A rabbinical court in Israel was recently ordered to remove  “men only” signs from its bomb shelter. The gender segregation in the bomb shelters  would be keeping with the Orthodox…

Jessica Wakeman | July 18, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Here’s A Fundraiser For That Mom Who Was Arrested For Letting Her Daughter Play Outside

A fundraiser on is collecting donations for Debra Harrell, a South Carolina mom who was arrested for “child abandonment” because her nine-year-old daughter was playing alone at a…

Jessica Wakeman | July 17, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Four Men Arrested In NJ For Filming Sexual Assault On Drunk Teen Girl

One teenager and three adult men in New Jersey have been arrested for sexually assaulting a drunk 15-year-old girl, filming the assault, and showing the video to other people.

Jessica Wakeman | July 16, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Oh Hey, Texas: New Planned Parenthood Clinic To Open In Dallas

Planned Parenthood is opening a new abortion clinic in Dallas, Texas, that meets the state’s new laws requiring clinics to have the same standards of a “ambulatory surgical center.”

Jessica Wakeman | July 15, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Italian Mayor Wants To Ban Same-Sex Kissing In Public

The mayor of Borgosesia, Italy, wants to ban gay couples from kissing in public because — pearl clutch — think of the children! He is proposing a ban that…

Jessica Wakeman | July 14, 2014 - 6:30 pm

New York Times Cover Story Reveals How Hobart & William Smith Massively Failed Student Rape Victim

It has the elements of so many sexual assault allegations before it: fraternity members, a lot of alcohol, football players, freshman girls. And like too many other stories about sexual assault,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 14, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Fox News Guest Actually Wore Cufflinks Depicting A Caveman Clubbing And Dragging A Woman

Fox News’ new show “Outnumbered” pits four female anchorbabes up against one male guest. The premise? Gender wars! Fun! On Friday, the male guest, (unscrupulous) Fox Business contributor Charles Payne,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 14, 2014 - 11:30 am

Woman Has Baby, Gets Arrested By Tennessee Police For Using Meth While Pregnant

Tennessee has arrested its first new mother under a new law that charges women for assault for using narcotics while pregnant. A 26-year-old mom was arrested after she tested…

Jessica Wakeman | July 11, 2014 - 6:00 pm
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