Posts tagged "women news"

Women Don’t Suck At Parking — In Fact, We’re Kinda Good At It

I’m sure many women were experiencing road rage last week when word broke out that a German mayor designated various parking spots for only men, and others for only women. Mayor Gallus Strobel of Triberg, Germany presented a new 220-spot parking lot, with more difficult spots designated for males, because, “men are, as a rule,…

Daley Quinn / July 19, 2012

Analysis Released On Status Of Women Of Color In The U.S.

The Center For American Progress has released an analysis on the status of women of color in the United States, which had some disconcerting findings, such as that WOC are more likely to occupy lower-paying jobs than women of other races, which leads to $434,000 in lost wages over a lifetime. Also, WOC make…

Jessica Wakeman / July 18, 2012

Gamer Couple Meets For First Time In 5 Years, Won’t Let Each Other Go

I really don’t know whether to laugh or cry after watching this couple embrace each other for an excruciatingly excessive amount of time. I feel a huge amount of secondhand embarrassment for having what I presume is someone’s friend videotape their first schmoopy moment. But my heart also melts when they kiss for the first…

Daley Quinn / July 18, 2012

Bones Of Real Life Mona Lisa May Have Been Unearthed

The model in Leonardo da Vinci’s famed Mona Lisa painting, named Lisa Gherardini, may have been discovered buried underneath a convent in Florence, Italy.

Gherardini became a nun after her husband’s death, and died in the convent in 1542 at age 63.  After digging in the Convent of Saint Ursula last year, the…

Daley Quinn / July 18, 2012

Boy Scouts Keeping Ban On Gay Scouts And Leaders

The Boy Scouts of America announced today that they are keeping their policy banning gay scouts and gay leaders after a two-year policy review. I know this item has nothing to do with women, exactly. But homophobia does have to do with women, so I’m including it.  [New York Daily News]
The FDA…

Jessica Wakeman / July 17, 2012

Yahoo’s New CEO Marissa Mayer Is Seven Month’s Pregnant

Today in Ba-BOOM! news: Yahoo’s newly-appointed CEO Marissa Mayer, former VP of Google, is seven months pregnant. With a baby. Seven months pregnant with a baby and running a huge company. I know, right?

Jessica Wakeman / July 17, 2012

Women Score Higher In IQ Tests, Win Battle of The Sexes Once And For All

The victory bell has been rung and the battle of the sexes can come to a close once and for all. (Just kidding!)  A new study has found women are now surpassing men on IQ test scores.

In the past, women have straggled behind men on IQ tests. However, a study conducted by…

Daley Quinn / July 17, 2012

Mississippi Museum To Lesbian Couple: You’re Not Welcome Here

A publicly-funded museum in Mississippi refuses to allow a lesbian couple to hold a commitment ceremony on their grounds. The Masonic Hall at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum told Ceara Sturgis and Emily Key that it has a policy against same-sex couples. [Think Progress]
Marissa Meyer from Google has allegedly been appointed Yahoo’…

Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2012

Rape Jokes: I Can’t Believe You Clapped For That

Louis C.K. just got 100 percent lamer, in my opinion. I just watched this rape joke reel put together by the feminist org, the Women’s Media Center, to show that Daniel Tosh’s not-funny rape joke last week was not an abheration to comedy. (You can read the whole backstory here.) Tosh has made plenty of…

Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2012

NASCAR Fans Jeer Lady Driver For Sucking (But Do It Sexistly So)

There’s criticism (“You suck”) and then there’s criticism that hits below the belt because it gets specific about someone’s race, gender, or sexuality (“You suck because you’re fag”). The latter is what happened this weekend to NASCAR driver Amber Cope, whose not-good driving interfered with a more experienced driver. As the car blog Jalopnik puts

Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2012

Judge Keeps Mississippi’s Only Abortion Clinic Open For Now

A federal judge has blocked parts of a law that would effectively force Missisippi’s one remaining abortion clinic to shut down. However, the judge allowed certain restrictions of the MS legislature’s new abortion-restricitng law to remain. MS had passed a law, which went into effect July 1, that required doctors who perform abortions have admitting…

Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2012

Women On Hill Receive Significantly Less Than Their Male Counterparts

Today in BS: female Republican House staffers make a whopping $10,093.09 less than the male Republican House staff. Yes, you should read that number again: $10,093.09!

The Democrats aren’t innocent either: female staffers on the Democratic side earn $1,473.65 less, on average, annually than their male counterparts. While the difference is not insignificant,…

Daley Quinn / July 15, 2012

Photoshopped Painting Of Venus Questions Our “Ideal” Standard Of Beauty

Young models, like in Seventeen magazine, are not the only females getting digitally enhanced and fully photoshopped to unrealistic proportions these days. Throughout many famous paintings of the Goddess of Love and Beauty, Venus has been slenderized and boob-ified in Anna Utopia Giordano’s showcase, titled “Venus.”

An Italian artist, Giordano took some of the…

Daley Quinn / July 14, 2012

Daniel Tosh Scrubs Rape References From His TV Pilot

Comedian Daniel Tosh is debuting a new show tonight called “Brickleberry” at Comic Con and reportedly ordered that the pilot be scrubbed of all rape references. “Everyone is freaking out because most of the pilot is about rape,” a source told RumorFix. Well, at least he learned his lesson … sort of?  [Rumor Fix]…

Jessica Wakeman / July 13, 2012

“Not Homeless, Need Boobs”: Ohio Woman Begging For Boobs On The Street

There’s a couple of speed bumps on the street in Akron, Ohio, but they’re not the type you are thinking of: a 37-year-old woman identified only as Chrissy is panhandling for breast implants. Clad in a bikini, Chrissy holds a sign reading “Not homeless. Need boobs.” The college student and single mom says her bartender…

Jessica Wakeman / July 13, 2012

“The Light In Her Eyes” Documentary Explores Koran’s Influence On Girls

Houda Al-Habash is not only seen driving her car in the opening scene of “The Light In Her Eyes,” but she is also steering hundreds of young Syrian girls and women to study the Koran. The 2011 documentary, airing on Thursday, July 19 on PBS’s Point Of View series, explores the impact studying the the Kora…

Daley Quinn / July 13, 2012

Thinspo Blogger Who Fat-Shamed Kate Upton Vows To Change Her Ways

The anonymous pro-anorexia, “thinspiration” blogger who trashed curvaceous model Kate Upon on her Skinny Gossip blog for being “fat,” has said she will remove the “Starving Tips Of The Day” from her site and will include resources for eating disorders, depression and self-injury. However, it’s unfortunate that Skinny Gurl, as she calls herself, did so…

Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2012

A Saucy Squabble Over “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Leads To Boyfriend Being Charged With Assault

Apparently, reading 50 Shades of Grey warrants being squirted in the face with 50 Shades of Brown.

Raymond Hodgson, 31, was recently charged with common assault after finding his partner, Emma McCormick, reading the BDSM erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, before slapping her in the face and  squirting a mysterious brown sauce o…

Daley Quinn / July 12, 2012

Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Prevention Funding Vetoed, Called “Distraction” By SC Gov. Nikki Haley

South Carolina’s Republican Governor Nikki Haley — who is buds with Mitt Romney! — vetoed $453,680 last week for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention through the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence And Assault. According to the Charleston City Paper, Haley’s explanation was that the funds would “distract” the Department of Health and Environmental…

Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2012

China Issues Payout To Forced Abortion Woman

Last month, those of us concerned with reproductive rights were aghast at the story of Feng Jianmei, a 22-year-old Chinese woman who was forced to have an abortion. She and her husband, who have a five-year-old daughter, could not afford the $6,300 fine for violating the country’s one-child policy, so family planning officials forced her…

Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2012
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