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DJ Dominic Dieter Tells Father To Have Daughter Raped To Make Her Straight

On air Friday, Cleveland radio personality DJ Dominic Dieter advised the father of a teen girl who was caught kissing another girl that he should have one of his friends…

Jessica Wakeman | April 30, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Marine Women Headed To Frontlines

The Marines are slowly integrating more women into their frontline units, according to a message sent to the Marine Corps on Monday night. The Pentagon has recently opened up…

Jessica Wakeman | April 27, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Naked Islamic Woman In Body Paint Veil Causes Controversy For Foreign Policy Magazine

Wonk-y magazine Foreign Policy’s most recent issue, The Sex Issue, is right up our alley with a cover story article about the how the real war on women is in…

Jessica Wakeman | April 27, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Ukraininan Women Will Steal Your Husbands, According To This Dutch Commercial

Today in Awkward Diplomatic Kerfluffles: the entire country of Ukraine is pissed at the entire country of The Netherlands for airing a commercial that implies sexy, sexy Ukrainian women are…

Jessica Wakeman | April 27, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Last Chance To Schtup Your Dead Wife’s Corpse, Egyptian Dudes

Bringing new meaning to the phrase “before the body gets cold,” Egypt is considering a new law that will allow Egyptian husbands to have sex with their dead wife’s corpse…

Jessica Wakeman | April 27, 2012 - 11:20 am

“Sexist” Brazilian Gym Ad Fails To Capture Our Outrage

I don’t fully understand why these ads  are “sexist” or “offensive,” as per the women’s health blog Blisstree. The Brazilian gym Vila Olimpica ads show big, muscular men standing behind women,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 27, 2012 - 8:30 am

Today’s Lady News: Teacher Claims She Was Fired From Catholic School For In-Vitro Fertilization

Emily Herx, 31, of Indiana, claims she was fired from teaching at a Catholic school because she and her husband used in-vitro fertilization to get pregnant. IVF is apparently…

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

British Docs Busted For Offering Female Circumcision (Which Is Illegal And Also Horrible)

A doctor, a dentist, and an alternative medicine practitioner were all secretly filmed offering to perform or arrange female genital mutilation (FGM), according to the UK Guardian. FGM involves removing…

Jessica Wakeman | April 26, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: On Taking Drugs While Pregnant

This week, The New York Times Magazine explores a difficult and complex issue: prosecuting drug-addicted mothers whose drug use harms their fetus in the womb. The piece zeroes in on Alabama…

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

Planned Parenthood Believes It’s The Target Of A Sting Operation By Anti-Choicers

Planned Parenthood Federation of America clinics in 11 states have reported a string of suspicious incidents where women come in asking questions about sex-selective abortions, leading the organization to believe…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Celebs Support Lesbian Den Mother Ousted From Boy Scouts

Celebs including Josh Hutcherson from “The Hunger Games” and Jesse Tyler Ferguson from “Modern Family,” have come together in support of a lesbian den mother who was ousted from…

Jessica Wakeman | April 24, 2012 - 5:40 pm

“The Girl Store” Campaign Sheds Light On India’s Child Marriage Problem

Today in India is a celebration called Akshaya Tritiya, a Hindu and Jain holy day which is marked by mass marriages. But human rights supporters in India, such as UNICEF,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 24, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Women Choose Briefcases Over Babies Where Men Are Scarce

Modern American ladies are faced with a new phenomenon that has a real chuckle-worthy title coined by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: “choosing briefcase over baby.” Us girls…

Tiffanie Drayton | April 24, 2012 - 10:40 am

Today’s Lady News: Mitt Romney Spokesman Furiously Deleting Sexist Tweets

A new spokesman hired by Mitt Romney has furiously deleted tweets in which he made sexist comments about Callista Gingrich, Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama. Richard Grenell…

Jessica Wakeman | April 23, 2012 - 5:40 pm

“She-Hulk” Lives: 24-Year-Old Boston Woman Catches Subway Perv

Just call her She-Hulk: a 24-year-old redhead went Marvel Comics on a subway perv who exposed himself to her while riding the Boston T. The anonymous woman said she was…

Jessica Wakeman | April 23, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Young Women Want Career & Money Moreso Than Men, Study Claims

Young women ages 18 to 34 want a career and to earn good money moreso than their male counterparts do, according to a new report from the Pew Research…

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

Australian Company Offers Double Pay To Moms Who Return To Work

As an incentive for working mothers not to drop out of the workforce, the Insurance Australia Group (IAG) is offering double pay for new moms for their first six weeks…

Jessica Wakeman | April 20, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: “Female Logic” The Actual Name Of A Game Show

“Female Logic” is the actual name of a game show in the country of Georgia, which borders Europe and Russia. The show is being targeted by human rights activists…

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

Today’s Lady News: Focus On Amanda Bynes’ DUI Arrest Is Sexist

A “friend” of Amanda Bynes (um, probably her publicist) tells gossip blog Radar Online that party-hardy comparisons to Lindsay Lohan after Amanda’s recent DUI arrest are “sexist.” The friend…

Jessica Wakeman | April 18, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Women Who Go Into The Workforce Are Ugly, According To Rush Limbaugh’s Wildly Inaccurate Twisting Of Study

I’m fairly certain that Rush Limbaugh could take Goodnight, Moon and twist it into a tale of shrill harpies hellbent on John Bobbitt-ing the male species and strangling newborn babies…

Jessica Wakeman | April 18, 2012 - 4:20 pm
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