Posts tagged "women news"

Erica Jong Bops Arianna Huffington For Not Paying HuffPost Bloggers

Iconic Fear Of Flying author Erica Jong has publicly criticized Arianna Huffington — who uses the unpaid labor of thousands of bloggers on The Huffington Post — and accused her…

Jessica Wakeman | June 27, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Waitress Sues L.A. Bar Over Short Skirt Dress Code, Fans Blowing Up Skirt

A woman claims she was fired from O’Hara’s, a bar near UCLA, for complaining about a new dress code for women that required wait staff to wear short, plaid…

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

Will Mississippi Become The First State Without An Abortion Clinic?

On July 1, Mississippi’s only surviving abortion clinic may shut down after a new law goes into effect requiring doctors at the clinic to have admitting privileges at local…

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

Sandra Fluke Talks Sluts, Rush Limbaugh

[W]hat I’ve learned [after being called a “slut” by Rush Limbaugh on his show] has less to do with Mr. Limbaugh specifically and more to do with a part of…

Jessica Wakeman | June 25, 2012 - 3:40 pm

On Aaron Sorkin And “The Newsroom”‘s Woman Problem

Being an Aaron Sorkin fan runs in my blood. My mom might have been the world’s biggest “West Wing” fan. Although I was too young to really understand the show…

Morgan Nelson | June 25, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Some Creep Is Filming Videos Of Your Legs On The Subway And Posting Them On YouTube

The good news is that YouTube has pulled an account belonging to “John Zippy,” a man who was surreptiously filming women’s legs on the subway through a camera placed inside…

Jessica Wakeman | June 25, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Dick Cheney’s Lesbian Daughter Marries

Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, married her longtime partner Heather Poe today in Washington, D.C. In a statement, the Vice President said he…

Jessica Wakeman | June 22, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Should Cabbies Be Punished For Knowingly Driving Prostitutes?

We can all agree that sex trafficking of women and girls is abhorrent and should be illegal. Maybe we won’t agree about whether consensual sex work should be legal. (I…

Jessica Wakeman | June 22, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Ex-NYPD Cop Admits He Raped Woman, Lied About It

Nearly one year ago, those of us who put our faith and trust in the police had our world rocked: an New York City Police Department officer named Michael Pena…

Jessica Wakeman | June 22, 2012 - 12:40 pm

New Hampshire Governor Vetoes Anti-Abortion Bill

New Hampshire’s governor vetoed an anti-abortion bill today that would have classified the death of a fetus as a homicide, which is a sneaky tactic by pro-life activists to…

Jessica Wakeman | June 21, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Giant Birth Control Pill Package Trailing Romney’s Campaign

A giant pack of birth control called Pillamina can now be found flowing, er, following behind Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and recently showed up at events in Ohio and New…

Daley Quinn | June 21, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: “Daria” Is Coming Back To MTV

La, la, la, la, la! “Daria” is coming back to MTV’s “Retro Mania” mornings from 9 a.m. until noon for six weeks through August. Unfortunately, the other part of…

Jessica Wakeman | June 20, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Anti-Abortion Law Pennsylvania Goes Into Effect

A law restricting abortion rights in Pennsylvania by posing medically unnecessary requirements on clinics has gone into effect. Fourteen of the state’s previous 22 abortion clinics have been licensed…

Jessica Wakeman | June 19, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Rush Limbaugh Adds Catholic Nuns to His Growing “Feminazi” List

During his (frighteningly) popular radio talk show on June 13, Rush Limbaugh didn’t hesitate to add Catholic nuns to his oh-so-scary list of “feminazis.” Limbaugh voiced his concern over the

Daley Quinn | June 19, 2012 - 3:40 pm

CW Morning Show Host Calls Sarah Jessica Parker A “Dog”

While I am empathetic to the plight of the CW’s morning show “Eye Opener,” which I did not know existed until I saw this clip, and their desperate need to…

Jessica Wakeman | June 19, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Breastfeeding Military Moms’ Spokeswoman Fired From Her Civilian Job

Last month, the Interwebs were abuzz over pics of with two Airmen breastfeeding in uniform. Terran Echegoyen-McCabe and Christina Luna were not violating a specific policy against breastfeeding, but an Air…

Jessica Wakeman | June 19, 2012 - 9:20 am

Most Of Virginia’s Abortion Clinics Could Close Today

Twenty of 22 abortion clinics in Virginia could close today if the state’s Board of Health votes to impose medically unnecessary restrictions on them. Specifically, the clinics would be…

Jessica Wakeman | June 15, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Elizabeth Wurtzel Pens The Most Nasty, Judgmental Linkbait About Women You’ll Read Today

I am going to smack the next idiot who tells me that raising her children full time — by which she really means going to Jivamukti classes and pedicure appointments…

Jessica Wakeman | June 15, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Gretchen Carlson Jokingly Walks Off “Fox & Friends” After Sexist Comment

“Fox & Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson walked off the set after her co-hosts made sexist comments regarding the U.S. Navy Band now including women. When Brian Kilmeade said, “Women…

Jessica Wakeman | June 14, 2012 - 5:40 pm
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