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University Of Arizona Is Totally Cool With Student Holding “You Deserve Rape” Sign On Campus

A University Of Arizona junior named Dean Saxton was photographed last Tuesday standing on campus holding a sign reading “You Deserve Rape” while yelling insults at students. Saxton, who fancies himself…

Jessica Wakeman | April 29, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Victims Of 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing Could Receive Congressional Gold Medals

The House of Representatives advanced a bill  to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to the four little girls who were victims of a deadly 1963 Baptist church bombing in…

Jessica Wakeman | April 26, 2013 - 5:40 pm

El Salvador Delays On Lifesaving Abortion For 22-Year-Old Mom

Amnesty International has warned that a 22-year-old woman is going to die if the government of El Salvador does not give her a lifesaving abortion. Abortion is illegal in the…

Jessica Wakeman | April 26, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Bad-Ass Lady Sailor Beats Up Knife-Wielding Potential Rapist In Dubai

This story is amazing: a soldier in the U.S. Navy beat the crap out of a potential rapist in Dubai who was driving her around on shore leave. During…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Domestic Violence Victims Screwed Over By PA Town’s “Three Strikes” Disorderly Behavior Ordinance

Most folks would be happy if their neighbors got evicted after three different “disorderly behavior” instances in less than three months. No one wants to deal with that much partying,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2013 - 4:40 pm

New Sexual Assault Medical Examination Guidelines Issued By Department Of Justice

The Department of Justice issued new national medical guidelines yesterday revising the 2004 standard of care for victims of sexual assault. Instead of focusing on the criminal justice aspect of…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2013 - 1:20 pm

New Mexico Republican Calls 19-Year-Old Labor Advocate A “Bitch”

New Mexico GOP official Steve Kush called a 19-year-old labor advocate from the group Working America a “radical bitch” over Twitter. He also made rude comments about her on…

Sarah Gray | April 24, 2013 - 6:30 pm

On “Leaning In” While Black

Here’s blogger Tami Winfrey Harris on Sheryl Sandberg and “leaning in” while black. [In These Times]
Current students at Dartmouth are warning prospective students about violence against women…

Jessica Wakeman | April 23, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Steubenville Football Coach Gets Two-Year Contract With School System Renewed

accountability, noun — the quality or state of being  accountable;  especially: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions
It must be nice to be Steubenville, Ohio,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 23, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Black Female Legislators Walk Out Of Florida House Debate On Race-Selective Abortion

Abortion opponents in Florida are currently trying to pass a ban through the House of Representatives that would criminalize abortion on the basis of race or gender. Despite a…

Jessica Wakeman | April 22, 2013 - 5:20 pm

5-Year-Old Indian Girl Abducted, Raped

A five-year-old girl in India was abducted and raped last week by a neighbor who held her captive for three days and left her for dead. She suffered serious internal…

Jessica Wakeman | April 22, 2013 - 12:20 pm

El Salvador Will Not Allow Lifesaving Abortion For Young Mother

A 22-year-old mother of one in El Salvador faces jail time for seeking an abortion on a nonviable pregnancy because her fetus  is developing without a brain. The woman,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 18, 2013 - 6:30 pm
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