Posts tagged "women news"

TV Station Staffed By Fully Veiled Women Launches In Egypt

A new TV station called Maria recently debuted in Egypt which employs and is run by women who wear the face-covering niqab veil. Journalism students say they couldn’t find…

Jessica Wakeman | July 31, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin Described As A “Mean Girl”

Today, The Washington Post ran a column praising 17-year-old Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin as a tenacious athlete. In fact, you could describe columinist Sally Jenkins’ piece as gushing. So…

Jessica Wakeman | July 31, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Teen Girls Sue Over Sexual Exploitation

Three teen girls in Washington state are suing sex website for profitting off underage sexual exploitation. One 15-year-old girl and two 13-year-old girls filed a lawsuit on Friday,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 30, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Dominican Republic Does The Right Thing: Chemo For Pregnant Teen Girl With Cancer

A pregnant 16-year-old with leukemia was at the center of a debate over abortion in the Dominican Republic, as doctors feared repercussions of administering chemotherapy that may kill her fetus.

Jessica Wakeman | July 30, 2012 - 4:40 pm

The Soapbox: The Thing That Is Funny About Rape

Wouldn’t it be funny if the boys that photographed themselves assaulting Savannah Dietrich got raped right now? Also, that priest, Monsignor Lynn, who is going to serve three to six…

Jennifer Baumgardner | July 30, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Male Veterans Get Job Training, Female Veterans Get Knitting Class

A North Carolina ministry has been hit with a sex-discrimination complaint after it was found that it provides job training services in fields like truck driving and culinary arts…

Jessica Wakeman | July 27, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Study: Brains See Men As People, Women As Body Parts

Reducing women to boobs and bums isn’t just the modus operandi of the Spike Network, and 13-year-old boys. A new study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology says…

Jessica Wakeman | July 27, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Australian Newspaper Asks If Swimmer Leisel Jones Is Too Fat

Australian newspaper the Herald Sun posted a poll asking whether Olympic swimmer Leisel Jones was too fat alongside pictures of Jones in her swimsuit. A caption read, “The Olympic…

Jessica Wakeman | July 26, 2012 - 5:40 pm

How To Laugh About Getting Flashed

I will never for the life of me understand why men whip their dick out in front of strange women. Especially when it is flaccid. What woman in the world…

Jessica Wakeman | July 26, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Doctors Must Inform Women Of Nonexistent Abortion-Suicide Link, Court Rules

Doctors in South Dakota must inform women of a nonexistent link between having an abortion and a risk of suicide, a federal appeals court has ruled. The ruling pertains…

Jessica Wakeman | July 25, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Chicago Abortion Death Ruled Accidental

The death of Tonya Reaves, 24, from a D&C (Dilation and Curettage) abortion during her 12th week of pregnancy at a Chicago Planned Parenthood has been ruled an accident by…

Jessica Wakeman | July 24, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Why Are Feminists And Gay Rights Activists Boycotting Hyatt Hotels?

Feminist groups have joined together to fight for the rights of thousands of workers within Hyatt hotels. Organizations including the National Organization for Women, the National Gay and Lesbian Task…

Daley Quinn | July 24, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Company Tweets Baby Bottles Will Help “Reclaim Your Wife”

Breasts. You may have heard of their alternate use as feeding mechanisms for tiny offspring. You may also have heard of their function in women’s sexual pleasure. But let us…

Jessica Wakeman | July 24, 2012 - 3:20 pm

“This Is My Body”: The Video Anti-Abortion Activists Need To See

“If I choose to have sex, I have the right to birth control and to be spared the demeaning insults that you’d never want leveled against your daughter or mother.

Jessica Wakeman | July 24, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Mindy Kaling Won’t Answer Your Stupid “Are Women Funny?” Question

“The Office” actress/writer Mindy Kaling is so over this “Are women funny?” conversation. (As am I.) While speaking to the Television Critics Association, Kaling was asked about recent pay-attention-to-meeeee

Jessica Wakeman | July 23, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Theme Park Gives Discount To Women In Miniskirts

A theme park in Guilin, China is giving a discount to women if they wear a skirt shorter than 38 centimeters. Merryland Resort’s Love Miniskirts discount runs for the next two…

Daley Quinn | July 21, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Kickstarter Campaign To Raise Money For “Miss Zee” Coloring Book Depicting Black Girls

Designer Miss Gee of Louisville, Kentucky, is trying to raise $5,000 via Kickstarter for a line of coloring books for young black girls. Also a mama, she wanted to…

Jessica Wakeman | July 20, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Some Jerk Is Making A List Of The Ugliest Women In Politics

Today in Stuff I Almost Don’t Want To Write About Because It Just Gives Them More Attention news:

Eric Golub, a “neoconservative comedian” and blogger for the conservative…

Jessica Wakeman | July 20, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Adorable 8-Year-Old Adorably Explains Why Being A Girl Rocks

I can’t handle the cuteness: the eight-year-old daughter of a Reddit user penned this adorable answer to a writing prompt about why it’s cool to be a girl. She says:…

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

Republican Proposes Yet Even More Restrictions On Birth Control

Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) plans to propose a spending bill that would allow employers to deny health insurance coverage for birth control and other contraception based on the…

Jessica Wakeman | July 19, 2012 - 5:40 pm
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