Posts tagged "women news"

Nuns Reprimanded By Vatican For “Radical Feminism”

Leaders from a group representing the majority of U.S. Catholic nuns will meet with the Vatican this week to discuss a concern that nuns are enveloped with "radical feminist themes." [CNN] A women's health clinic in New Orleans was destroyed last week by an arsonist. Women With a Vision offers HIV testing and assists many…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 29, 2012

Michelle Obama Talks Race, Her Girls & Being Tucked Into Bed On “The View”

Michelle Obama kept it classy on "The View" this morning, as always. The First Lady gamely fielded questions about the president tucking her into bed at night and whether she would ever consider running for office. (Answer: hell no!) She also discussed the continued prevalence of racism in this country. But I was most interested i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 29, 2012

Female Pilot Tosses Passenger Off Plane For Sexist Comments

A female pilot in Brazil tossed a passenger off her flight because he was making sexist comments about women's ability to fly airplanes. As much as I understand her desire to kick him off, I wish she'd kept his bigoted ass on that flight and shown him how well she could fly a plane. Everyone…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 25, 2012

Arson Suspected At Two Georgia Abortion Clinics

Two abortion clinics have recently experienced suspicious fires, so the FBI announced on Wednesday that it will investigate the incidents as arson. The first occurred at Atlanta Gynecology and Obstetrics on Sunday; The second fire occurred at the Alpha OB/GYN clinic in Marietta, Georiga on Wednesday. Thankfully no one was hurt in either incident.

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 25, 2012

Army Women Sue For Frontline Combat Roles

Two female Army reservists are suing the government to overturn the ban on women in front-line combat roles. The women have pointed out that the ban will restrict their careers and affect future earnings, promotion, advancement and retirement benefits. Elsewhere in the military, the Pentagon has changed policies to open up 14,000 additional positions to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 24, 2012

Why Are Less People Identifying As “Pro-Choice”?

If you were to ask most people if an 13-year-old girl should be forced to give birth to a baby after being impregnated by her own father, I think they would say no. If you were to ask most people if a woman should have to risk her own life while going through labor, I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 24, 2012

Who Cares If Bill Clinton Took A Pic With Porn Stars?

President Bill Clinton co-hosted a party with Prince Albert of Monaco and took a photograph with three beautiful young women. Those women just happened to be porn stars. According to The Atlantic Wire, one woman is Brooklyn Lee, who appeared in the porn flick "Secretaries 4"; another is Tasha Reign, who appeared in "Farm Girl…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 24, 2012

Can People Please Stop Saying Abortion Causes Breast Cancer?

Abortion does not cause breast cancer.  The American Cancer Society, the National Institutes of Health and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists all agree on this point. You can read about it here. But that hasn't stopped anti-abortion activists from touting a non-existant breast cancer/abortion link to try to scare women away from terminating unwanted…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 23, 2012

Woman Removed From American Airlines Flight For Wearing Pro-Choice T-Shirt

An unidentified reproductive rights activist was forced off her American Airlines flight because her pro-choice T-shirt was "offensive" to the crew. What did this shirt say? It was the slogan popularized by Oklahoma State Senator Judy McIntyre earlier this year on a famous sign: "If I wanted the government in my womb, I'd fuck a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 23, 2012

Fired For Being Hot? Secular Woman Finds Working For Orthodox Jews Who Want Her To Cover Up With A Bathrobe Not Such A Great Job Fit

Lauren Odes, 29, of New Jersey, has filed a lawsuit alleging gender and religious discrimination against her former employers after she was supposedly fired for being "too attractive." In April, Odes was hired at lingerie distributor Native Intimates in New York City, which is run by Orthodox Jews, to do data entry. (Odes herself i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 23, 2012

PA Lawmaker To Introduce Legislation Seeking To Defund Planned Parenthood

A Republican state representative in Pennsylvania will introduce legislation tomorrow that seeks to defund Planned Parenthood. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe's bill would prioritize health clinics that provide abortion services below ones which do not, which would mean that PP would be deprived of state and federal funds. Those funds are used to provide PP's other services,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 22, 2012

Pregnant Mother Of 5 Died After Drinking Vinegar In DIY Abortion

Catherine Furey, 38, of the UK,  died in December 2010 after drinking concentrated vinegar, a DIY abortion she read about on the Internet. Furey had a "violent reaction" to the vinegar, was rushed to the hospital and died. The details of her death have only now come out in relation to a trial against Furey'…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 22, 2012

More Men Are Moving Into “Pink Collar” Professions

Once upon a time, a male kindergarten teacher or a male nurse was an oddity, even a novelty. But changing gender roles — and a turned-on-its-head economy — mean that more men than ever are working in what were previously considered to be "pink collar" jobs. In an article about the trend today, The New

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 22, 2012

Catholic Orgs File Massive Organized Lawsuits Against Obama Administration Over Birth Control

Earlier today, 43 Catholic dioceses, schools and other institutions filed lawsuits in 12 federal courts over birth control coverage in President Obama's plans for health care reform. The Obama administration has long touted its compromise that contraception coverage will be provided free by health care insurers if the employer refused to cover it; however, the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 21, 2012

Second Catholic College Drops Student Health Plan Over Birth Control Melodrama

Ave Maria University in Florida has dropped its student health plan rather than cover birth control in its health plan. I don't understand why Catholic universities are doing this. It's pretty clear: under the health care reform compromise, if a religiously-affiliated employer (such as Ave Maria University) objects to covering birth control in its health…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 18, 2012

Stay-At-Home-Moms More Worried, Sad & Stressed, According To New Poll

As if the "mommy wars" need even more ammunition to make women feel bad about themselves: a new Gallup poll found that stay-at-home-moms were more likely to be unhappy than working mothers. Gallup surveyed nearly 61,000 women between the ages of 18 to 64 who had at least one child under the age of 18. A…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 18, 2012

Missouri Might Let Your Boss Decide If Your Health Insurance Covers Birth Control

Missouri's House of Representatives advanced a so-called "conscience" bill that would allow employers to opt-out of providing health care coverage for birth control, abortion, or sterilization if it is against their personal religious beliefs. Supporters of the bill claim it protects the "religious liberty" of employers, but everyone else says it is an intrusion of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 17, 2012

Coat Hanger Abortions? No Biggie!

Here's a lovely comment on the value of a woman's life from Republican Mississippi State Represenative Bubba Carpenter. In a video filmed a county GOP meeting, Rep. Carpenter is heard saying (emphasis mine), "You have [pro-choice supporters] ... like, 'Well, the poor pitiful women that can't afford to go out of state are just going…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 16, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Catholic College Drops Entire Student Health Plan Rather Than Cover Birth Control

A Catholic college in Ohio will drop its entire student health insurance plan beginning in the fall 2012 semester rather than cover birth control under its policy. Franciscan University would have been required to do so under Obama's health care reform, given how the school is not a religious institution (i.e. it employs many non-religiou…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2012

We Want Grandchildren, Dammit! Parents Are Paying To Freeze Their Adult Daughters’ Eggs

Mother Nature's biological clock stops for no one, not even wannabe grandparents. And that's why, instead of nagging their daughters about why they have not settled down and started pumping out babies, The New York Times reports that today's moms and dads are helping to foot the bill to freeze their eggs. Well, rich mom…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2012
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