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Today’s Lady News: GA Lawmaker Compares Women To Cows & Pigs

A Republican state representative compared women to livestock earlier this week, while he spoke in favor of criminalizing abortion after 20 weeks. Speaking to the restriction on abortion even when…

Jessica Wakeman |

Rush Limbaugh Broke An (Obscure) Florida Law Against Slut-Shaming

God bless Gloria Allred: the attorney has fired off a letter to the Palm Beach County Attorney’s Office to notify them that their most noxious resident, Rush Limbaugh, broke the…

Jessica Wakeman |

Girl Talk: I Use Birth Control For Health Reasons

One spring afternoon when I was in high school in New York City, I had a bizarre health scare. A friend and I had been lounging by the Hudson River pretending…

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Today’s Lady News: Ultrasound Now Required Before An Abortion In Virginia

Virginia Governor Bill McDonnell has signed into law the bill that requires a woman seeking an abortion to first have a medically unnecessary ultrasound. Technically this bill is a…

Jessica Wakeman |

Today’s Lady News: Ohio Bill Would Require Men Seeking Viagra To Get Sex Therapist OK

Men looking for a prescription for Viagra would first need to get a sex therapist’s permission, a cardiac stress test, and confirmation that “the patient’s symptoms are not solely…

Jessica Wakeman |

Get Your “Sluts For Obama” Slanket Right Here

Fact I’m Struggling To Come To Grips With: there is a “Sluts For Obama” slanket. A slanket, you guys! But what we really need to know is if two or…

Jessica Wakeman |

President Obama Called Sandra Fluke Because He Wouldn’t Want Sasha & Malia Called “Horrible Names”

“I thought about Malia and Sasha, and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about. Even ones…

Jessica Wakeman |

Today’s Lady News: Rush Limbaugh Rails Against “Overeducated, Young, Single White Women”

Now that he’s wagged his finger at brazen hussies, Rush Limbaugh is fulminating about “overeducated white women.” Yes, today Rush railed against the author Tracie McMillan, who wrote a new

Jessica Wakeman |

Indonesia To Thoughtfully Ban Miniskirts So Female Lawmakers Don’t “Invite” Rape

Thank goodness female lawmakers in Indonesia have their male colleagues to look out for them. These silly women simply thought their outfits were a fashion statement, but little did they…

Jessica Wakeman |

Jon Stewart Takes On Rush Limbaugh Over “Slut” Slur

Jon Stewart took on Rush Limbaugh’s “slut” slur on last night’s show and put it best, as always: “Personally, I don’t get too worked up by the things Rush Limbaugh says…

Jessica Wakeman |

Today’s Lady News: 11 Advertisers Drop Rush Limbaugh’s Show

As of this evening, 11 advertisers, including corporate biggie AOL, have dropped their $$$ from Rush Limbaugh’s show after he called a woman a “prostitute” and “slut” on air. [Think Progress]

Jessica Wakeman |

Advertisers Drop Rush Limbaugh After He Calls Woman “Slut” On Air

UPDATE, 3/3/12 at 6:30p.m: Rush Limbaugh issued an apology on his web site today to Sandra Fluke, a young woman he referred to earlier this week as a “slut” and…

Jessica Wakeman |

Today’s Lady News: Statewide Breastfeeding “Nurse-In” Happening In Georgia On Monday

Last summer, Nirvana Jennette’s pastor compared her breastfeeding her baby in a Georiga church to stripping. Now she and other breastfeeding advocates have organized a nurse-in on Monday at…

Jessica Wakeman |

Today’s Lady News: Rush Limbaugh Calls Birth Control User A “Slut”

Rush Limbaugh, that classy dude, called Sandra Fluke (the woman who was refused an opportunity to speak to the all-penis House Oversight Committee about birth control) a “slut” because…

Jessica Wakeman |

Senate Defeats Blunt Amendment Allowing Employers, Insurers To Opt Out Of Paying For Birth Control

Earlier today, the Senate narrowly defeated a proposal called the Blunt Amendment that would have allowed employers and health care insurers to opt out of paying for birth control (and…

Jessica Wakeman |

Hey, Boss, May I Please Go On The Pill?

You’ve probably read — on The Frisky or elsewhere — that religious employers are at odds with the Obama administration over the requirement, under the health care reform law, that…

Jessica Wakeman |

Today’s Lady News: Women More Likely To Support Obama’s Birth Control Decision

Women are more likely than men to support President Obama’s mandate that insurers cover the cost of birth control, according to a new poll of registered voters by Poll…

Jessica Wakeman |

Rush Limbaugh On Danica Patrick: “What Do You Expect Of A Woman Driver?”

I don’t know why anyone is asking NASCAR driver Danica Patrick about her opinion on the Obama administration’s contraception rules, but oh well, that’s besides the point. She  supports it.

Jessica Wakeman |

Today’s Lady News: More Birth Control Pills Recalled

Birth control pills made by Glenmark Generics are being recalled because some of the active/non-active pills have been placed in the wrong order. Check at the link to see…

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Today’s Lady News: WA Pharmacies Don’t Have To Sell Plan B, Judge Rules

Pharmacies in Washington state are no longer required to carry the morning-after pill/Plan B following a ruling by a district judge. Two pharmacies had claimed that being forced to…

Jessica Wakeman |
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