Posts tagged "women news"

Chescaleigh Gets “Cat Called”

You remember Chescaleigh from the “Shit White Girls Say To Black Girls” videos? Of course you do. She’s back, this time with a new video about street harassment in which…

Jessica Wakeman | June 14, 2012 - 9:40 am

Stephen Colbert Defends “Radical Feminist” Nuns

Better late than never: it is from Monday night’s show, but I really wanted to post Stephen Colbert coming to the defense of “radical feminist” Catholic nuns. Love you…

Jessica Wakeman | June 13, 2012 - 5:20 pm

The Soapbox: I Am Not Here For Your Viewing Pleasure

The misting of her eyes almost completely distracted me from the words coming out of her mouth. As we stood side by side, overlooking a magnificent skyline view of twinkling…

Daley Quinn | June 13, 2012 - 11:00 am

Church Wants To Build “Pro-Life” Memorial In Wichita

A church is fundraising to build a National Pro Life Memorial and International Life Center in Wichita, Kansas — a distasteful suggestion considering Wichita is the city where abortion…

Jessica Wakeman | June 12, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Reader Submission Edition

Hi there! Today has been stupidly busy and I haven’t been able to wrangle the column together, so Today’s Lady News will be a reader submission edition! Submit your own links to…

Jessica Wakeman | June 11, 2012 - 5:41 pm

Why A Men’s Center At Canada’s Simon Fraser University Should Not Be Controversial

Last month, the student society at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, approved $30,000 to establish a men’s center. The center’s main supporter, a student named Keneen Midgely, said…

Jessica Wakeman | June 11, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Louisiana Governor Signs More Abortion Restrictions Into Law

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has signed into law an increased “waiting period” between the time a pregnant woman views a mandatory ultrasound and when she can have her abortion.

Jessica Wakeman | June 8, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Natasha Trethewey, African-American Pulitzer Prizewinner, Named Poet Laureate

Natasha Trethewey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, has been named Poet Laureate of the United States. Trethewey has written three collections of poetry, one nonfiction book, and teaches creative writing…

Jessica Wakeman | June 7, 2012 - 5:20 pm

OK Doctor Refuses To Provide Emergency Contraception To Rape Victim In ER

An Oklahoma doctor working in an emergency room refused to provide emergency contraception to a 24-year-old rape victim because EC is against her personal beliefs. (Yes, the doctor was…

Jessica Wakeman | June 6, 2012 - 5:50 pm

Paycheck Fairness Act Blocked By Senate Republicans

Republicans in the Senate blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act in a 52-47 vote through a filibuster. Bummer, dudes. The bill would have strengthened the Equal Pay Act of 1963…

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

Vatican Denounces Nun’s Book Supporting Gay Sex, Masturbation

The Vatican denounced an American nun, Sister Margaret A. Farley, on Monday for her theological teachings in support of same-sex relationships, remarriage after divorce and masturbation.

In her…

Daley Quinn | June 5, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Encourage Your Senators To Support The Paycheck Fairness Act!

Tomorrow the U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which will strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963. Simply put, equal pay is the reason…

Jessica Wakeman | June 4, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Gives Harvard Business School 2012 Commencement Address

There’s many commencement addresses delivered each year by celebrities, but too few of them are delivered by crazy-successful businesswomen who have us hanging on their every word. Facebook’s COO Sheryl…

Jessica Wakeman | June 2, 2012 - 3:00 pm

WTF Chart: Men Overwhelmingly Quoted In Media About Women’s Rights, Abortion & Birth Control

This is a chart made by the media watchdog group about the numbers of women and men quoted in the media in print and on TV on women’s issues.

Jessica Wakeman | June 2, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Republican Rep.’s Spokesman: “Hurl Some Acid” On Female Democratic Senators

The campaign spokesperson for Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY), a guy named Jay Townsend, wrote a Facebook message about senators who support the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act but paid…

Jessica Wakeman | June 1, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Douchebag Teen Boy Hooked Up With Teacher On $500 Bet

Earlier this week, the tabloid New York Post put out the headline every paper dreams of:
PHOTO EXCLUSIVE! TEACHER’S PET! Caught in action with student
The photo exclusive showed…

Jessica Wakeman | June 1, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Congress Rejects Sex-Selection Abortion Ban

Some good news for once: the House of Representatives rejected the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), a ban on abortions based on the gender of the fetus. The bill would…

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

The Mystery Of Amelia Earhart’s Death Might Be Traced To A Jar Of Freckle Cream

Seventy-five years ago, pilot Amelia Earhart went missing while attempting to fly across the globe. Recently, a possible clue to the details surrounding her mysterious disappearance and death was found…

Jessica Wakeman | May 31, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Air Force Mamas Photographed Breastfeeding In Uniform Called A “Disgrace”

Apparently some people are pissed off about a photograph of two Air Force servicewomen, Terran Echegoyen-McCabe and Christina Luna, breastfeeding their children in uniform, calling it a “disgrace.” What,…

Jessica Wakeman | May 30, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Mississippi Learns The Hard Way That Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Enables Teen Pregnancy Epidemic

When it comes to teen pregnancy, Mississippi has the highest rate in the nation. The state has 55 births per 1,000 girls ages 15 to 19 — a whopping 60…

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