Posts tagged "women news"

Today’s Lady News: More Than Half Of Young Adults Misinformed About Birth Control

Here’s a depressing statistic: 60 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds may not understand how to properly use birth control to prevent pregnancy, according to a new study of 1,800…

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

Reporter Fired For Stripping Files Gender Discrimination Complaint

This past March, the Houston Chronicle fired society reporter Sarah Tressler from her job after the city’s rival newspaper exposed her as a stripper. The Chronicle claimed it only fired…

Jessica Wakeman | May 14, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Marissa Alexander Of Florida Sentenced 20 Years For Firing Warning Shot At Abusive Husband

A Florida woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday for firing a warning shot — note: not actually injuring anyone — at her abusive husband.


Jessica Wakeman | May 14, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Slutty, Slutty Girl Scouts To Be Investigated By Bishops

Those little tramps are at it again. The nefarious-cookie sellers are trying to pull a fast one on us! The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched an official…

Jessica Wakeman | May 11, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Women’s Experience Of Violence Linked To Risky Sex

Women who’ve experienced violence — whether it’s watching a violent crime or being abused themselves — are more likely to engage in risky sex, according to a new study.

Jessica Wakeman | May 10, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Mama’s Day Cards For Every Mother

We’re loving this Mama’s Day e-card from the group Strong Families, which seeks to be inclusive of all families and all mothers in all forms. You can check out…

Jessica Wakeman | May 9, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Wear Makeup In Public & Jerks Freak Out

On Monday, the Drudge Report posted a picture of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton without makeup, save a bit of red lipstick, with the headline “Au Naturel.” 


Jessica Wakeman | May 9, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Today In People Are Terrible: Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson Says Women Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Vote

Today In People Are Terrible, a reverend named Jesse Lee Peterson has claimed women “can’t handle stress,” “go nuts,” and “freak out” and therefore shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

Jessica Wakeman | May 9, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Half Of Americans Support Marriage Equality

Half of all Americans believe gay couples have the right to marry, according to a new poll from Gallup. While the amount of support is slightly down from last…

Jessica Wakeman | May 8, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Young Women Aren’t Completing HPV Vaccinations

The amount of young women completing the three vaccinations required for the HPV vaccine is not only low, but also dropping. The journal Cancer has published a report saying…

Jessica Wakeman | May 7, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Crew Team’s “Check Out Our Cox” Shirts Fail To Amuse

I dunno, I think “Check out our cox” is a pretty funny slogan for a men’s crew team. (The person who directs the boat is called the coxswain or cox…

Jessica Wakeman | May 7, 2012 - 8:30 am

Today’s Lady News: More Teens Using “Highly Effective” Birth Control

Recently we lamented that teen girls are just not getting pregnant like they used to. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has one theory as to why: more…

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

Dominique Strauss Kahn Accused Of Gang Rape By Prostitute

What hasn’t Dominique Strauss Kahn been accused of? 

The former chief of the International Monetary Fund —who resigned in shame after he was accused of sexually assaulting a…

Jessica Wakeman | May 4, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: JCPenney Features Ad With Lesbian Moms, Bigots Freak Out

Cranky group of bigots One Million Moms is hopping mad at a new JCPenney ad for Mother’s Day which depicts models who seem to be gay moms. Gay women with

Jessica Wakeman | May 3, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Kansas Advances “Conscience” Bill To Let Pharmacists Refuse You Morning-After Pill

The Kansas state legislature advanced a so-called “conscience” bill yesterday that will make it easier for health care providers to refuse to provide women’s health services that they personally find…

Jessica Wakeman | May 3, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Afghan Teen Flees “Honor Killing”

If you read one news article today, read this one: NPR has a powerful story about a teenage girl in rural Afghanistan who ran away from her family after…

Jessica Wakeman | May 2, 2012 - 5:45 pm

Justice Dept. To Investigate Handling Of Sexual Assaults At University Of Montana

The U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday that it will launch an investigation into how the University of Montana at Missoula handled over 80 sexual assault reports in the past…

Jessica Wakeman | May 2, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: OK Court Says “Personhood” For Fetuses Is Unconstitutional

Oklahoma’s Supreme Court struck down a “fetal personhood” bill  yesterday— which would change the legal definition of a fetus to a “person,” thereby criminalizing all abortion and in-vitro fertility…

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

Tennessee Sex Ed Bill Warns Against Hand-Holding & Other “Gateway Sexual Activity” On The Road To Slutdom

There’s a point where abstinence-only sex education becomes not just ineffectual and wasteful, but actually funny.  And that point is in a Tennessee bill that will require teachers to preach…

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

Today’s Lady News: Judge Rules Texas Can’t Withhold Funding From Planned Parenthood

A federal judge ruled today that a new Texas law banning Planned Parenthood from receiving state funds through its Women’s Health Program — so targeted because it provides abortion…

Jessica Wakeman | April 30, 2012 - 5:20 pm
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