Posts tagged "women news"

An Account Of Sexual Assault At Amherst College

Angie Epifano is a former student of the class of 2014 at Amherst College. This piece is cross-posted with permission from The Amherst Student.

When you’re being raped time…

Angie Epifano | October 18, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Australian Dictionary Fiddles With The Definition Of “Misogyny”

Last week Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard publicly criticized the leader of the opposition party for his use of sexist language and dismissive attitude towards women, accusing him of…

Jessica Wakeman | October 17, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Bitch Magazine Kills Caitlin Moran Interview Over “Girls”/Race Tweet

If you haven’t fallen in love with Caitlin Moran, there is something wrong with your head. Earlier this year, the Times Of London columnist published a brilliant modern-day feminist screed called

Jessica Wakeman | October 17, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Angelina Jolie On Malala Yousafzai, 14-Year-Old Girl Shot By Taliban

Angelina Jolie has written a piece for The Daily Beast about Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old girls’ education activist in Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban, and how she…

Jessica Wakeman | October 16, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Irish Politician To Swap Lives With Single Mother For A Week

Like an episode of “Wife Swap” with feminist underpinnings and adorable accents,  an Irish politician plans to swap lives for a week with a single mother of three.

Jessica Wakeman | October 16, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Study Finds No Link Between HPV Vaccine And Promiscuity In Girls

Pay attention, concern trolls: there is zero link between the HPV vaccine and increased promiscuity in vaccinated girls, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers…

Jessica Wakeman | October 15, 2012 - 5:40 pm

How To Get On The Front Page Of UK Newspapers: Be A Male Writer Or One Of The Middleton Sisters

A British watchdog group called Women In Journalism has carried out a four-week study of UK newspapers and had these dismayingly sexist findings about who ends up on the front…

Jessica Wakeman | October 15, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Malala Yousafzai, 14-Year-Old Shot By Taliban, Airlifted Out Of Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban because of her activism on girls’ rights, has been airlifted out of the country in an air ambulance and is…

Jessica Wakeman | October 15, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Argentina Allows Woman Trapped In Sex Slavery To Have Abortion

Argentina has allowed a woman who was forced into sex slavery to have an abortion. The 32-year-old woman had been kidnapped and forced into a prostitution ring, which got…

Jessica Wakeman | October 12, 2012 - 5:40 pm

This Woman Lost All Four Limbs Because Of Shady “Butt Injections”

This picture you see before you is Apryl Michelle Brown, who lost all four of her limbs from infections caused by unlicensed butt injections she received from a “pumper.”  “Pumpers”…

Jessica Wakeman | October 12, 2012 - 3:20 pm

The Soapbox: Does Street Harassment Keep You From Exercising?

When most people think about street harassment, they think about what women wear or about how women should respond to catcalls. But there are other, more subtle, effects of street…

Lilit Marcus | October 12, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Ireland’s First Abortion Provider Opens Next Week

A Marie Stopes International women’s reproductive health care clinic — sort of the Planned Parenthood across-the-pond — is opening next week in Belfast, Ireland. The clinic will be the…

Jessica Wakeman | October 11, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Candidate Co-Stars With Vaginal Probe In New Campaign Ad

It’s that time of year where you can’t turn on the television without another campaign ad intoning “… and then Barack Obama ate a live baby.” So I think this…

Jessica Wakeman | October 11, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Elizabeth Banks Producing Feminist Sitcom About Women’s Studies Professor & Playboy Bunnies

Oh squee of squees! Elizabeth Banks from “Wet Hot American Summer” and “30 Rock” is producing a sitcom for CBS about “the culture clash as a feminist professor rooms…

Jessica Wakeman | October 10, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Watch Australians Dance In A Pro-Choice Flash Mob!

I love any time activism is infused with joy. That’s why I’m loving these Australians who held a pro-choice flash mob where they all danced on the streets of Melbourne…

Jessica Wakeman | October 10, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Anti-Abortion Legislator Encouraged His Mistress To Have … An Abortion

Slutty slut sluts should keep their legs closed if they aren’t prepared for an unwanted pregnancy resulting from sex. But the rules are a little different, obviously, if you are…

Jessica Wakeman | October 10, 2012 - 4:20 pm

“50 Shades” Screenplay To Be Penned By Female Screenwriter, Kelly Marcel

The plum gig as the screenwriter for the film adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey goes to … Kelly Marcel, who penned the forthcoming “Mary Poppins”-themed script, “Saving Mr. Banks.” [The

Jessica Wakeman | October 8, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Frisky Mail Bag: How To Write About Disabilities

Last week in Today’s Lady News, I posted about a man in Connecticut who had his sexual assault conviction overturned by a court. Richard Fourtin, Jr. had raped a woman with…

Jessica Wakeman | October 8, 2012 - 1:20 pm

5 Favorite Things I Learned At My Self-Defense Class

Earlier this month, my friend and I found ourselves punching tufts of air while hysterically laughing throughout our first self-defense class. At 11 a.m. on a Saturday morning, I was…

Daley Quinn | October 8, 2012 - 11:00 am

Free Birth Control Means Fewer Abortions, Says Study (Which Proves Common Sense)

A new study called “The Contraceptive Choice Project” outlined in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology tracked over 9,000 women in St. Louis and found free birth control led to drastically lower…

Jessica Wakeman | October 6, 2012 - 9:00 am
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