Posts tagged "women news"

Today’s Lady News: Black Women More Likely To Die From Breast Cancer

Black woman are more likely to die from breast cancer, despite being less likely to get cancer in the first place, according to a new study of women in 13 U.S. cities by the Avon Foundation For Women. Lack of access to affordable health care is one of the key problems to overcome.

Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2012

The Real March Madness: Lady-Hating Laws In Arizona Vs. Virginia

We have nothing personally against the states of Arizona and Virginia, two fine locations in the lower 48. Arizona is home to the Grand Canyon, and our own Ami Angelowicz was born and raised there. Virginia is the proud state that brought us Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the Smithfield ham. However, when it comes to…

Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2012

New App “Circle Of 6″ Can Prevent Sexual Violence

I’ll admit I was skeptical when I heard that the White House was holding a technology challenge for developers to create an app that would help prevent sexual violence. All of the stuff that I believe can change the prevalence of sexual violence — harsher punishments for criminals, a cultural change on what consent means,…

Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Politician Suggests Women Lie About Rape To Get Abortions

The Idaho state senator who sponsored the bill that would force women to undergo a medically unnecessary ultrasound before an abortion said yesterday that there is no exception for rape or incest victims because women may lie about being raped to get an abortion. Oh, you know. Lyin’ about rape. Gettin’ abortions. It’s stuff…

Jessica Wakeman / March 20, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Utah Governor Vetoes Abstinence Sex Ed Bill

Utah’s governor Gary Herbert, a Republican, vetoed a bill that would have forced all sexual education classes to only teach abstinence, with no mention of contraception, as well as be “opt-in” instead of “opt-out.” The Utah bill would also have forbidden any discussion of homosexuality. Anyone else scared that this bill passed Utah’…

Jessica Wakeman / March 19, 2012

Idaho To Vote On Bill Forcing Ultrasound Before Abortion

Idaho’s state senate may vote as early as today on a bill that will force women to get a medically unnecessary ultrasound before terminating an unwanted pregnancy. Anti-abortion activists say forcing a woman to have an ultrasound gives her “more information” before an abortion. Pro-choice activists and doctors say this is just another a tactic…

Jessica Wakeman / March 19, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Little Girls & Their Pink Things Make For A Fascinating Photo Project

As if you needed further proof that toy companies are ruthless when it comes to marketing “girls” and “boys” toys in the basest way possible: “The Pink & blue Project,” by photographer JeongMee Yoon, captures little girls and their pink — very pink — toys, dolls, shoes and clothes. [Flavorwire]
Feminist activists Gloria Steinem,…

Jessica Wakeman / March 16, 2012

Today’s Lady News: One Woman’s Ordeal With The Texas Sonogram Law

If you read one article on the Internet today, make it this: a mother in Texas terminated her much-wanted pregnancy after doctors learned her baby would be born with genetic defects that would cause him to suffer greatly. Due to Texas’s 24-hour waiting period and a requirement that doctors describe, in detail, the development

Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2012

Doctors Could Tell Women That Abortion Causes Breast Cancer Under New Hampshire Bill

Another day, another new height reached in WTF-ery: New Hampshire’s state House has advanced a bill that would require doctors to give women “informational materials” before an abortion that “that inform the pregnant woman that there is a direct link between abortion and breast cancer.” Even though there isn’t.

This scare tactic just

Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2012

Ohio Abortion Clinic To Be Exorcised

In what sounds like an excellent use of everyone’s time, an Ohio abortion clinic will be exorcised this upcoming Sunday. The Women’s Med Center in Ohio, is closed on Sunday, but presumably those of women’s libber demons will still be there in spirit. 40 Days Of Life, an anti-choice group that camps outside of clinics for…

Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2012

Today’s Lady News: You’d Have To Prove You Use Birth Control For “Health Reasons” Under Proposed AZ Law

Arizona’s State Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a bill yesterday that would give your boss the right to make you prove that your prescription birth control is being used for health reasons — and not for being a slutty-slut-slut having sex for her own pleasure. Your boss could also fire you for using birth control…

Jessica Wakeman / March 14, 2012

Fact Or Fiction: ObamaCare’s “$1 Dollar Abortions”

Ridiculously sensational headlines like “$1 Abortions in ObamaCare” and “ObamaCare: Home of the $1 Abortions” are what’s buzzing at the pro-life water cooler today. These headlines would have you believe that under the President’s health care reform, taxpayer funding will pay for abortions that cost just a buck.

Tiffanie Drayton / March 14, 2012

Mitt Romney Promises To “Get Rid Of” Planned Parenthood

Mitt Romney must think low-income women don’t really need breast exams. And those Pap smears that could detect cervical cancer? So frivolous! Surely that’s the only thing the GOP frontrunner could have meant when he told folks in Missouri he would “get rid of” Planned Parenthood, as well as a number of other programs, to…

Jessica Wakeman / March 14, 2012

Today’s Lady News: NC County Says Young Women Should Be “Responsible” & Not Have Sex

Dear Man I Am Sleeping With And Other Men I Might Sleep With In The Future: The New Hanover County board of commissioners in North Carolina has turned down a state family planning grant because they decided instead that young women should be “responsible” by not having sex. “If these young women were responsible…

Jessica Wakeman / March 13, 2012

Meghan McCain Saw A Therapist Because Everyone Was Trashing Her Body

“I don’t even feel like it was a mistake anymore. I don’t really believe in the concept of mistakes. Now I’m very sensitive to any pictures taken of myself at photoshoots and whatever because the internet has this very weird —especially people in politics — this very weird reaction to my body, because I’m not…

Jessica Wakeman / March 13, 2012

Hillary Clinton Tells Religious Extremists To STFU About Women

“Why extremists always focus on women remains a mystery to me, but they all seem to. It doesn’t matter what country they’re in or what religion they claim, they all want to control women. They want to control how we dress, they want to control how we act, they even want to control the decisio…

Jessica Wakeman / March 13, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Egyptian “Virginity Test” Doctor Acquitted

An Egyptian doctor who forced “virginity tests” — aka sexual assault — on female protesters detained in Cairo’s Tahrir Square has been acquitted by a military tribunal. Victims claimed these “virginity tests” were aimed to scare and humiliate women from protesting. [Huffington Post]
At last count, 141 companies have dropped advertising from Rush…

Jessica Wakeman / March 12, 2012

Why New “Clare’s Law” On Domestic Violence In The UK Doesn’t Have Advocates Thrilled

You might think that advocates for victims of domestic violence might be thrilled about a proposal that would, in theory, positively affect their life’s work. So why is a new pilot program called “Clare’s Law,” spearheaded by the father of a woman murdered by her abusive partner and set to go into effect this summer,…

Jessica Wakeman / March 12, 2012

Chess Tournament Thoughtfully Bans Cleavage So Women Won’t Invite Rude Comments

An IM Conversation at Frisky HQ:

Jessica: Oh, Lord, a chess tournament has banned cleavage.

Amelia:  I love chess.

Jessica:  But do you love playing chess with your titties hanging out? Apparently that’s a problem.

Amelia:  Especially then. I would do it to distract my opponent if…

Jessica Wakeman / March 12, 2012

“Doonesbury” Comics On Abortion Banned By Newspapers

Several newspapers in Oregon and Florida are refusing to print “Doonesbury” cartoons this week, which skewer anti-abortion lawmakers; other papers in Kansas City and Los Angeles are running the comics in the op-ed pages. In cells of the comics seen online, cartoonist Garry Trudeau mocks the state of Texas, which is considering a bill similar to Virginia’…

Jessica Wakeman / March 12, 2012
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