Posts tagged "women news"

Texas Wants To Ban Doctors From Even Talking About Abortion

Yes, seriously: Texas wants to ban doctors from even talking about — or as Texas puts it, "promoting" — abortion as an option.  Some people really believe ignorance is a good thing, huh? [Dallas Observer] Mississippi's only abortion clinic will be kept open longer that originally thought after a judge has extended a block o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 11, 2012

“I Had An Abortion” Project Collates Women’s Accounts Of Abortion

What is it like to have an abortion? The Internet can be a crapshoot for honest narratives about the experience. You remember, the Internet, land of grotesque photos of bloody fetuses and rumors that breast cancer is caused by abortion? A new Tumblr project called I Had An Abortion (not affiliated with the documentary of

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 11, 2012

Daniel Tosh Suggests Audience Rape Woman Who Complains About Rape Jokes

"Tosh 2.0" host and comedian Daniel Tosh suggested an audience rape a woman who complained about rape jokes, asking "Wouldn't it be funny if that girl got raped by, like, five guys right now? Like right now? What if a bunch of guys just raped her?" I just can't even with this one. [Cookies For

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 10, 2012

German Mayor Helpfully Allocates Parking Spaces Just For Dudes. You Know, The Hard-To-Park Ones.

A sexist asshat German mayor has designated the "more challenging" parking spaces in the municipal garage for male drivers, because parking a car is so haaaard for us little-wittle-ladies. The mayor, Gallus Strobel, has decreed that certain parking spaces will be designated with a male or female symbol to show who is permitted to park…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 10, 2012

Pat Buchanan Hopes He’ll Never See A Woman President In His Lifetime

Recently fired from MSNBC due to his blatant racism, conservative commentator Pat Buchanan whipped out another sexist comment during an episode of "The McLaughlin Group" on Sunday, saying that he hopes a female will not be elected president during his lifetime. Roll eyes. With over 20 countries boasting female leaders, and Hillary Clinton having ru…

By: Daley Quinn / July 10, 2012

Taliban Publicly Executes Woman For Adultery

Disturbing news out of Afghanistan: the Taliban publicly executed a woman in Kabul this weekend for allegedly committing adultery. The woman was taken in front of a crowd and shot. [The Daily Beast] The recession has hit middle-aged women the worst, new research has found. [Guardian UK] Illinois Democrat Tammy Duckworth spoke to Salon.com about…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 9, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Reader Submission Edition

Hi, y'all! As you read this I'm laying on the beach with my BFF. There may even be a fruity drink with a little umbrella involved. So that 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, feminism or…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 6, 2012

Muslim Women Now Allowed To Wear Headscarves In Professional Soccer

FIFA, the organization that governs professional soccer, has reversed its ban on Muslim athletes wearing the hijab after FIFA's medical committee approved two types of headscarves which won't pose any danger on the field. [ESPN] A newsletter put out by Boston cops is filled with sexist, racist and all around icky jokes. [Bitch Magazine] The…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 5, 2012

Beauty Vlogger Covers Up To Expose Domestic Violence

Lauren Luke, a very popular beauty vlogger, teamed up with the anti-abuse group Refuge to create a beauty video about covering up bruises caused by domestic violence. While watching this video, I knew that it was completely set-up. What I did not know, though, was that it would leave me with total body chills for awhile…

By: Daley Quinn / July 5, 2012

“Seventeen” Promises To Stop Photoshopping Models

In response to a Change.org petition, Seventeen magazine has said it will no longer alter the body size or face shape of the models posing in its magazine. The petition was created by Julia Bluhm of Waterville, Maine, and garnered over 84,000 signatures which were hand-delivered to the executive editor of Seventeen. [Change.org/Seventeen] North Carolina'…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 3, 2012

Republican Politician To Offer Class On “Posture, Deportment And Feminine Presence.” Yes, Seriously.

Update: 4p.m. Well, that was quick. State Senator Mary Marty Golden's website has canceled the event. I guess you'll have to learn your feminine wiles elsewhere. [New York Observer] Please tell me this is a joke. This is a joke, right? The office of a Republican politician in Brooklyn, New York, will be offering a cla…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 3, 2012

Oh My, It’s First Lady Cookie Bake-Off Time

The cookie bake-off between the First Lady and her husband's opponent's wife is afoot. You can't see me rolling my eyes, but trust me, it is happening. Please, please, please, can Hillary run for president in 2016 so the world can learn Bill Clinton's Rice Krispy treats? [Slate] We know all about the men who…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 2, 2012

Judge Blocks Law That Would Have Closed Mississippi’s One Remaining Abortion Clinic

Women in in Mississippi can breathe easy, at least temporarily: at the eleventh hour on Sunday night, a federal judge blocked a law that would have effectively closed the state's only abortion clinic. A law was set to go into effect on Monday that would have required doctors at the Jackson Women's Health Organization to have…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 2, 2012

Feminism Is Dead, Declares Donatella Versace

"Feminism is dead in the world. It comes from another time. I’m a feminist. I want to fight, but I don’t see many people with this desire to fight for something. Women don’t help each other, especially in fashion. I know Miuccia [Prada] … but that’s it. Nobody else." -- Oh look. Commentary from noted…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2012

Shanghai Subways Blames Women For Sexual Harassment

Don't want to be sexually harassed on the subway system in Shanghai, China? Then don't dress like a slut! Someone within the subway authority posted a photo of a woman wearing a revealing dress to the number two subway line's official Weibo account -- the country's version of Twitter -- along with the comment: "If…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 29, 2012

Houston’s $5 “Pole Tax” Rubs Strip Clubs The Wrong Way (Ha, Ha)

Strip clubs in the fair city of Houston, Texas, will soon be hit with an interesting new tax: a $5-per-visitor tax which will go towards paying for a backlog of the city's 6,000 rape kits. The Houston City Council passed an ordinance on Wednesday which will require almost 30 gentleman's clubs to fork over the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 29, 2012

Nuns Should Be “Pistol Whipped,” Says Radio Host

While trying to promote peace and justice throughout the United States, a Catholic social justice group called Nuns On The Bus have been threatened with a "pistol whipping." On a radio show last week, host Jan Mickelson talked about the nuns recent protest of a conservative budget plan and asked his guest Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA)  if he ha…

By: Daley Quinn / June 29, 2012

French Tennis Player Says Men Deserve To Be Paid More Than Women

French tennis player Gilles Simon recently said male players should be paid more than females at Grand Slam tennis events. When there was pushback against his remarks, he only dug the hole deeper, saying, "My point was that I have the feeling that men's tennis is actually more interesting than women's tennis. As in any…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2012

Sexed-Up Science PSA Fails To Attract Potential Female Scientists

Women hold less than 25 percent of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) jobs within the field, and are less likely than males to work in a STEM occupation. But while I understand that there is a severe lack of women within the science field, this PSA out of the European Union of what my days would…

By: Daley Quinn / June 28, 2012

Victory For Baltimore “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”

"Crisis pregnancy centers" in Baltimore are having their First Amendment rights violated by being required to post notices that state they do not offer abortion referrals or birth control, an appeals court has ruled. "CPCs" are primarily run by anti-abortion activists, located near abortion clinics, and use trickery to dissuade women from terminating their pregnancies.

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 27, 2012
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