Posts tagged "women news"

Army Staff Sergeant Tracy Dice Refused Widower Benefits Because She Is A Lesbian

Watch this absolutely infuriating interview with Army Staff Sgt. Tracy Dice, who lost her wife Sgt. Donna Johnson on October 1 when she was killed with two other soldiers by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Sgt. Dice is now being shut out of military benefits owed to her, as Johnson's legal widow, because of the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 8, 2013

High Schooler Shares Heartbreaking Online Slutshaming Problem With NPR

Adults blame victims of sexual crimes and indiscretions, asking "Why was she dressed like that?" or "Why did she drink so much?" Adults also use the Internet for humiliation, like stocks in the town square. And lest you forget, children are watching us and mimicking what we do. Don't believe me? Just read this piece

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 8, 2013

Greg & Jennifer Agresta, Former Guardians Of Ma’lik Richmond, Accused Steubenville Rapist, Defend Him On “Today”

The former guardians of Ma'lik Richmond, a teen football player who is facing sexual assault charges for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl at a high school party this summer, came to his defense on "The Today Show" this morning. In August, members of the Steubenville High School football in Ohio team sexually abused an unconsciou…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 8, 2013

ESPN’s Jemele Hill Tweet Photo Of Her Sexist, Racist Hate Mail

Last week, ESPN sportscaster Jemele Hill, who is black, shared on Twitter a horrifically racist and sexist letter that she received from a viewer. It's pretty fucking awful. [Clutch Magazine, Huffington Post] I don't even want to know about a "bulimia machine." [Jezebel] Alabama State Rep. Patricia Todd, who is openly gay, introduced a bill…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 7, 2013

Her Name Was Jyoti Singh Pandey: Father Of Indian Gang Rape Victim Speaks Out

Her name was Jyoti Singh Pandey. She was a 23-year-old medical school graduate. She was physically attacked and gang raped in Delhi, India, while riding on a bus home. Her attackers shoved a metal rod inside her, so badly damaging her insides that her intestines needed to be removed. Doctors in Singapore, where she had…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 5, 2013

UK Cracking Down On Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

The United Kingdom is seeking stricter regulation of cosmetic surgery procedures, including an proposed ban on "free consultations" and "two-for-one" plastic surgery deals, as well as two stages of written consent. The regulations follow a scandal last year, where almost 50,000 breast implants manufactured in France were found to contain industrial grade silicone, instead of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2013

Indonesian City Bans Slutty Ladies From “Straddling” Male Bicyclists

Women in the Indonesian city of Lhokseumawe must now ride side-saddle on bikes and motorcycles, because "straddling" a male bicyclist from behind as he peddles in front is now verboten.

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2013

Republicans Block Renewal Of The Violence Against Women Act

House Republicans have blocked the Violence Against Women Act, making it the first time the bill has not been renewed since 1994. GOP legislators balked at VAWA's inclusions for Native Americans, immigrant women, and LGBTQ folks. God, this is depressing. [MSNBC] A judge has ruled that Texas can cut off funding to Planned Parenthood clinic…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 2, 2013

Does Owning A Gun “Protect” Against Rape?

Last week was a heavy one for the people of India. One Wednesday, a 17-year-old girl who had been gang raped committed suicide because police were dragging their feet in bringing her justice. Then, on Friday, a 23-year-old woman who had been gang raped and brutally beaten died from her injuries, which included head trauma…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 2, 2013

Indian Gang Rape Victim, Age 23, Dies From Injuries

There are no words: the 23-year-old woman in India who was brutally gang raped by at least six men last week has died from her multiple injuries. [Newser] Meet the woman who gave away wigs to Orthodox Jewish women in the New York area affected by Hurricane Sandy. [NYMag.com] What conservatives taught us about women'…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 28, 2012

Indian Gang Rape Victim, 17, Commits Suicide

A 17-year-old girl in India committed suicide by drinking poison on Wednesday, following a gang rape by at least three men back in November. The teen named the three alleged rapists, who have since been arrested by police, in her suicide note and blamed them for causing her death. According to CNN, the girl wa…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 28, 2012

Woman’s Family Sues Online Gun Website Over Lack Of Accountability

The family of Jitka Vesel filed a lawsuit earlier this month against Armslist.com for illegally selling a gun to the man who murdered her. Vesel was shot as many as 12 times in the parking lot of a Chicago suburb by a stalker. Her murderer was not  supposed to be able to legally acquire the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 27, 2012

Today In People Are Horrible: You Have To Pay To Get Your Name Off “Potential Prostitutes” Web Site

PotentialProstitutes.com is a hideous new website that posts the photos, locations and phone numbers of women who it deems might be sex workers. Many of the pics appear to be mug shots, which would suggest at least some of the women featured on the site have been arrested in the past for sex work. But…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 27, 2012

Priest Says Women Encourage Domestic Violence For Not Cooking And Cleaning Well Enough

A priest in a northern village in Italy posted some helpful tips for ladies on how to avoid getting beaten by their husbands. "Healthy self-criticism" is necessary for women to make sure there's nothing they could be doing differently to stop getting beat, such as cooking more dinners, doing the laundry, and dressing more modestly.

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 27, 2012

Georgia Judge Temporarily Blocks Abortion Law

A Georgia judge has granted a temporary injunction against an anti-abortion law that would go into effect on January 1, at the behest of three doctors in the state. [Bloomberg] A trolley service in Annapolis, Maryland, is shutting down its business to all weddings rather than accomodate couples from same-sex marriages who want to use…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 26, 2012

Hacktivists Threaten To Release Personal Information Of Football Players Allegedly Involved In Assaulting Drunk Girl

Two weeks ago, The New York Times ran an enormous article about a rape case in Steubenville, Ohio, where members of the football team participated in the rape of a drunk girl in August. Images and videos captured the night, when a 15-year-old drunk girl was carried to multiple parties, raped and peed upon. Two…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 26, 2012

Swaziland Criminalizes Miniskirts, So Sluts Don’t Tempt Men To Assault Them

Police in Swaziland are now enforcing an 1889 law against "immoral" dressing and will arrest any woman who incites a complaint by wearing a miniskirt, low-rise jeans, or crop tops in public.

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 26, 2012

Beware: Your Boss Can Fire Your Flirty Ass

I will never so much as smile at my boss Amelia again. Why? Because the Iowa Supreme Court ruled today that an employer can fire an employee that he or see finds sexually "irresistable." The case in question was dentist James Knight who fired his attractive assistant Melissa Nelson because both he and his wife…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 22, 2012

CW Developing “Sherwood” Series About A Female Robin Hood

The CW is developing a new TV series about Robin Hood called "Sherwood," which will star a female lead. [NYMag.com] New HIV infections among African American women are on the decline for the first time ever, according to new data from the Centers For Disease Control. [Madame Noire] It's extremely difficult for a 17-year-old girl…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 21, 2012

Indian Police Chief Suggests Women Protect Themselves From Rape With Chili Powder

Here are two different ways to stop rape. One, teach men and women that rape is never, ever, ever acceptable. Two, tell women to carry around chili powder to throw at potential attackers. I guess chili powder in the eyeball will make a rapey boner go away right quick, according to a police chief i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 20, 2012
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