Posts tagged "women news"

Today’s Lady News: Gloria Allred Would Be “Impressed” With His Dick Size, Donald Trump Crows

When pressed about transgender beauty queen Jenna Talackova, who was first disqualified from Miss Universe and then re-qualified following an uproar, pageant co-owner Donald Trump bragged that Jenna’s lawyer…

Jessica Wakeman | April 5, 2012 - 5:45 pm

Meet The Guy Who Bombed The Wisconsin Planned Parenthood Clinic Sunday Night

Meet Francis Grady, 50, anti-abortion extremist. On Sunday night, he decided the best way to prevent unwanted pregnancies from being terminated at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wisconsin,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 5, 2012 - 5:15 pm

“Women Don’t Care About Contraception,” SC Governor Nikki Haley Claims

If you thought it was just dude politicians who were tone deaf on women, think again: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley visited “The View” today and declared, “Women don’t care…

Jessica Wakeman | April 3, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Women Swing State Voters Back Obama Over Romney

More women voters in swing states support Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, according to a poll by USA Today/Gallup. Obama leads with women 51 percent to Romney’s 42 percent,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 2, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Actress From Rapey Belvedere Vodka Ad Files Lawsuit

Two weeks ago, Belvedere Vodka tweeted an ad depicting a man pulling a surprised, open-mouthed woman down onto his lap. The headline read: “Unlike some people, Belvedere always goes down smoothly.”…

Jessica Wakeman | April 2, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Explosive Detonated At Planned Parenthood Clinic In Wisconsin Last Night

UPDATE, 1:40p.m.: Mother Jones is reporting the clinic is “temporarily closed” and the FBI has joined an investigation into the bombing. [Mother Jones]

An explosive blew up at a…

Jessica Wakeman | April 2, 2012 - 10:40 am

Newspaper Fires Writer Sarah Tressler Because She Also Worked As A Stripper

A Texas newspaper has fired staff reporter Sarah Tressler after she was exposed — by a competing paper, natch — as a stripper. Tressler, who has a bachelor’s and master’s…

Jessica Wakeman | March 31, 2012 - 9:00 am

Today’s Lady News: Abortion Clinic Landlord Gets Revenge On Harassing Protestors

The landlord of an abortion clinic in Germantown, Maryland, is getting back at anti-abortion protesters who make harassing phone calls to him at home by taking down the phone numbers…

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

Whoa, Check Out “Texas Observer”‘s Provocative Cover On Anti-Abortion Politics

Tell us what you really think, Texas Observer. This is the magazine’s April 2012 cover: a provocative rebuke to Texas’ forced ultrasound law for women seeking an abortion and just…

Jessica Wakeman | March 30, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Feminist Naomi Wolf Calls For Boycott Of Katy Perry’s Music

Naomi Wolf, a prominent feminist activist, is calling for a boycott of Katy Perry’s entire pop music oeuvre on account of the singer’s music video for her song “Part Of

Jessica Wakeman | March 30, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Remembering Poet Adrienne Rich (1929-2012)

Here’s some of the many remembrances of the poet, essayist and feminist activist Adrienne Rich, who died yesterday at 82. In particular, I point you to this beautiful, spare

Jessica Wakeman | March 29, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Rape Case Dismissed Against Saudi Prince (Who Also Happens To Be One Of The World’s Richest Men)

A Spanish court dismissed a rape case against a Saudi prince and billionaire, after it was decided there was not sufficient evidence to press charges. Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, 57,…

Jessica Wakeman | March 29, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Rep. Gwen Moore Shares Her Own Rape Story Before Congress (NSFW)

While pushing for reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) recounted the story of her own sexual assault as a child and rape as a…

Jessica Wakeman | March 28, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Open Letter To The Man Who Propositioned Me For Sex On The Subway

Dear Man Who Propositioned Me For Sex On The Subway,

Why is it that after I respectfully responded “no, thanks” to your subway sex proposition, you found it…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 28, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Olympic Beach Volleyball Players Allowed To Wear Shorts

Female beach volleyball players at the 2012 Olympics will be allowed to wear shorts and sleeved tops during their games or they can wear the traditional bikinis, according to…

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

Today’s Lady News: Belvedere Vodka’s Rapey New Ad

Belvedere Vodka tweeted an ad recently where a man pulls an open-mouthed woman down onto his lap with the headline, “Unlike some people, Belvedere always goes down smoothly.” The…

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

British Actor Helpfully Explains Why “It’s Not Difficult For A Woman To Make A Man Hit Her”

“It’s not difficult for a woman to make a man hit her. … The problem with strong, intelligent women is that they can argue well. And if there is a time…

Jessica Wakeman | March 23, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Judge Tosses “Sex Slave” Lawsuit Against American Apparel’s Dov Charney

Dov Charney’s hipster skeezbaggery is well-documented. However, a Brooklyn judge has tossed a $260 million lawsuit against the American Apparel CEO — brought by a former worker who said…

Jessica Wakeman | March 23, 2012 - 9:20 am

Today’s Lady News: AZ Grocer Covers Up Jessica Simpson’s Nude Magazine Cover

Look, I’m as sick of listening to Jessica Simpson talk about her copious amounts of amniotic fluid as you are. [I’m not sick of it! — Editor] But really, Tucson,…

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

The Soapbox: On Consent Culture

Today I’m going to fulfill a promise I made quite a while ago, and talk about what a consent culture would look like.

A consent culture is one…

Holly Pervocracy | March 22, 2012 - 1:00 pm
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