Posts tagged "women news"

16-Year-Old Saudi Arabian Olympian Called “Prostitute” For Competing

Two women made history at the 2012 Olympics for being the first-ever female Saudi Arabians to compete in the Games.

But one of those young women, Wojdan Shakerkai,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2012 - 5:00 pm

CNN’s Candy Crowley Will Be First Female Presidential Debate Moderator In 20 Years

Good news! The Presidential Debate Commission announced today that Candy Crowley of CNN will be the first woman to moderate a presidential debate in 20 years. Crowley is CNN’s chief…

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Paul Ryan: 12 Things To Know About Mitt Romney’s VP Pick

Happy Saturday, folks! Did you hear? Mitt Romney has announced his running mate for the presidential election — Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI). Let’s get to know him, shall we?

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 11, 2012 - 12:30 pm

“There Are No Feminists On My Team,” Says U.S. Women’s Basketball Coach

The U.S. women’s Olympic basketball team coach Geno Auriemma has said that “there are no feminists on my team … we’re not running around burning our bras trying to…

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

Football Player On The NFL’s First-Ever Female Ref: “Deal With It”

“Female, male, dog, cat, as long as they’re calling the right calls and they know what they’re doing out there, it really doesn’t matter. It’s a person. She’ll see the…

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

5 Reasons I’m Going To Planned Parenthood’s Youth Organizing & Policy Institutes – And You Should Go, Too

I’m one of the hundreds of people signed up to go to Planned Parenthood’s Youth Organizing & Policy Institutes this fall.  Here are the top five reasons I hope you’ll…

Elizabeth Reaser | August 10, 2012 - 11:00 am

Mississippi Museum Stops Being Douchebags, Allows Lesbian Couple To Hold Commitment Ceremony

A public Mississippi museum that refused to allow two lesbians to hold a commitment ceremony on its grounds has relented. The Mississippi Agriculture and Forest Museum in Jackson had…

Jessica Wakeman | August 9, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Louisiana School Says They’ll Stop Kicking Out Pregnant Girls

A Louisiana school that has received some pretty outraged press in recent days over its unusual pregnancy policy—students who were suspected of being pregnant were forced to take a pregnancy…

Newser | August 9, 2012 - 12:10 pm

Elizabeth Banks Stands Up For Planned Parenthood

Actress Elizabeth Banks continues to be a magical unicorn from my dreams with this just-released video in support of Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign. Banks talks about why she supports…

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

A Woman’s Guide To Hasidic Street Harassment

Living in New York City means getting used to street harassment. In the past few years, my name has been Baby, Sexy, Bitch, and Hey You, Why Don’t You Smile?

Lilit Marcus | August 8, 2012 - 9:00 am

Did The U.S. Gymnasts Do Their Hair In Solidarity With Gabby Douglas?

Gymnast Gabby Douglas was (preposterously!) criticized for her laid-back hairstyle while competing in the Olympics and it appears that three of her fellow U.S. gymnasts — Ali Reisman, Jordyn…

Jessica Wakeman | August 7, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Study Looks At Doctors Using Steroid To “Prevent” Lesbianism

What in the what now? American doctors have been using a non-FDA-approved steroid called dexamethasone to try to “prevent” lesbianism, bisexuality and intersexuality (i.e. both male and female genitalia)…

Jessica Wakeman | August 6, 2012 - 5:20 pm

NYPD Officer Accused Of Rape

New York City police officer Arthur Roldan has been accused of raping his 23-year-old ex-girlfriend.  On Tuesday night, Roldan allegedly held the woman — who is pregnant— at gunpoint…

Jessica Wakeman | August 3, 2012 - 5:20 pm

To Fight Bone Loss, Drink Wine!

Move over, milk, there’s a more fun drink that helps keep women’s bones healthy as they get older: wine. Drinking the equivalent of two small glasses of wine each day…

Newser | August 3, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Court Block’s Arizona’s Ban On Abortions After 20 Weeks

Yesterday, a federal appeals court blocked Arizona from enforcing its ban on abortions after 20 weeks except in order to save the life of the mother or to avert…

Jessica Wakeman | August 2, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Pervy Pastor Photographed Himself With A Teen Girl, Had Sex With Her

What would Jesus do? Not photograph himself making out with a teenage girl almost 40 years younger than him, that’s for sure.

Megachurch pastor Jack Schaap from First…

Jessica Wakeman | August 2, 2012 - 5:00 pm

D.C. Abortion Ban Proposed Literally The Day After Different D.C. Abortion Ban Is Defeated

It’s not like Congress has anything pressing to do, like encourage job growth! That’s the only reason why literally one day after the House of Representatives failed to advance a…

Jessica Wakeman | August 2, 2012 - 1:40 pm

A 3D Replica Of Your Fetus Is A Thing You Can Get

No, that’s not the world’s creepiest ice cube — it’s “Shape Of An Angel,” a 3D ultrasound. An MRI scans your fetus and a tiny replica is printed out in…

Jessica Wakeman | August 2, 2012 - 10:20 am

Abortion Ban In Washington, D.C., Fails

A bill to ban abortion in the District of Columbia has died in the House of Representatives. The bill, proposed by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), would have criminalized abortion…

Jessica Wakeman | August 1, 2012 - 5:40 pm

University Of Montana QB Jordan Johnson Charged With Rape

Three months ago, the Justice Department launched an investigation into the potential mishandling of sexual assaults at the University of Montana at Missoula. The college, in conjunction with local police,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 1, 2012 - 1:20 pm
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