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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…

Jessica Wakeman |

“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…

Jessica Wakeman |

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,…

Jessica Wakeman |

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…

Jessica Wakeman |

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…

Daley Quinn |

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…

Jessica Wakeman |

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

Jessica Wakeman |

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…

Jessica Wakeman |

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,…

Daley Quinn |

“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…

Jessica Wakeman |

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]

Jessica Wakeman |

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,…

Jessica Wakeman |

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…

Jessica Wakeman |

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…

Jessica Wakeman |

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…

Jessica Wakeman |

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…

Jessica Wakeman |

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,…

Daley Quinn |

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…

Jessica Wakeman |

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…

Daley Quinn |

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…

Jessica Wakeman |
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