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Attorney General Lisa Madigan Fires Back Against Sexist Questions

This week at the National Democratic Convention, sexism seeped out of the mouths of three Chicago Sun-Times reporters when asking Attorney General Lisa Madigan about her potential run for governor.

Daley Quinn |

Meet The Women Who Financially Support Their Husbands

This week’s cover story in The New York Times Magazine addresses the economy’s effect on marriages, specifically ones where the wife is now the breadwinner and is supporting an…

Jessica Wakeman |

Some Jerk Called The DNC “The Vagina Monologues”

CNN contributor Erick Erickson tweeted last night that the Democratic National Convention was “the Vagina Monologues,” because, you know, LADIES.  (Or, as blogger Amanda Marcotte wittily put it, he…

Jessica Wakeman |

Turkish Woman Shoots, Decapitates Her Rapist

Well, that’s a lot to process: a pregnant rape victim shot and decapitated her rapist and then dumped his head in the town square, telling police who arrested her,…

Jessica Wakeman |

Harrod’s In London Debuts Gender Neutral Toy Store

Harrod’s, the famous department store in London, has finally debuted their gender-neutral toy store in which toys are grouped by theme, rather than “boys” and “girls.” The toy store…

Jessica Wakeman |

RIP, Iconic Feminist Shulamith Firestone

Shulamith Firestone, an iconic figure in the feminist movement of the 1960s and 1970s, has died at age 67. Firestone was the author of The Dialectic of Sex: The Case

Jessica Wakeman |

Today’s Lady News: Reader Submission Edition

Jessica is off today, which means Today’s Lady News will be a reader submission edition! Submit your own links to news articles and blog posts about women, girls, trans-identified people, gender roles,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

All Republican National Convention, All The Time!

Mitt Romney’s sister Jane says he is “not going to be be touching” the issue of abortion if he becomes president, calling her brother “more in the middle.”

Jessica Wakeman |

5 Things To Know About The First Night Of The Republican National Convention

Political theater like the Republican and Democratic National Conventions are a big swamp of blerrgghhh to me. My opinion is that it’s all just a dog-and-pony show and not really…

Jessica Wakeman |

“BIC For Her” Pens Are A Product That Actually Exists

Girls need girlish “BIC For Her” pens for girly girls, amirite? (Yes, I wrote the word “pens.” PENS!) You have to read some of the snarky comments that reviewers…

Jessica Wakeman |

Republican Tom Smith Compares Rape To Sex Out Of Wedlock

Alright, Republicans, you can go home now. Tom Smith of Pennsylvania wins for the most absurdly offensive thing that could be said about rape and ladies who be havin’

Jessica Wakeman |

NH Sheriff Candidate Would Use “Deadly Force” To Stop Abortions (Because That Makes Sense)

“I would make abortion illegal after 12 weeks.”

“Yeah? Well, I would make it illegal even in cases of rape and incest.”

“Well, I would use…

Jessica Wakeman |

No Sex For You: Togo Women Holding A Sex Strike

When the women of the small African country of Togo want something, they truly take one for the team: in order to urge the president of Togo to resign, the…

Jessica Wakeman |

Breastfeeding Mom Banned From Maryland Gym

A breastfeeding woman in Annapolis, Maryland, has been banned from her gym because she refused to cover up. However, Maryland law says women are allowed to breastfeed anywhere they…

Jessica Wakeman |

According To New AZ Law, Pregnancy Begins Two Weeks Before Conception

Wait. What? I must be reading this wrong. The “Women’s Health and Safety Act,” signed into law yesterday by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, and referred to by some as “the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Teen Girl Escapes After Two Years Of Being Held Captive & Sexually Assaulted

Disturbing news out of Illinois today: a teenage girl from Missouri escaped from a home in which she had been held captive for the past two years.

The…

Jessica Wakeman |

Today’s Lady News: Even Ann Coulter Thinks Rep. Todd Akin Should STFU

Jessica has the day off, so Today’s Lady News is an abbreviated version. She’ll be back tomorrow!

Ann Coulter was not happy with Todd Akin’s comments this week,…

Daley Quinn |

Youngest Republican Delegate To Platform Committee Stirs Up Controversy

Yesterday, delegates to the Republican National Convention met yesterday in Tampa, Florida, to finalize the party’s platform on various controversial issues, including abortion, with the youngest member of the platform…

Daley Quinn |

Married Women Drink More Than Married Men, Study Finds

New research has found that married women are drinking more than married men after tying the knot. Presented at the American Sociological Association meeting in Denver, the findings were derived from…

Daley Quinn |

Find Out If You Were “Legitimately” Raped With This Helpful Song

God bless singer Taylor Ferrera!  This song, “Legitimate Rape,” is so kickass: “I was a little drunk / illegitimate rape! / I know the rapist well / illegitimate rape!

Jessica Wakeman |
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