Posts tagged "women news"

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 the fetus isn't expected to live, Terry England said, "I’ve had the experience of delivering calves, dead and alive — delivering pigs, dead and alive. It…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 9, 2012

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 law. (Again.) It turns out Florida has an obscure defamation statue classifying the "false and malicious questioning of a woman's chastity" as a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 9, 2012

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 to read and philosophize but really gossiping about our schoolmates — acting exactly our age. That afternoon, I had miserable symptoms as I always did whe…
By: Sarah Marian Seltzer / March 9, 2012

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 step up from a previous iteration of the bill, which would have required an invasive transvaginal ultrasound (also medically unnecessary) before an abortion. [New…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 8, 2012

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 attributable to one or more psychological conditions" under a new bill introduced by State Senator Nina Turner (D-Cleveland). The bill is meant to underscore the inequality…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 7, 2012

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 more sluts can fit inside. [CafePress.com/SlutsForObama]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 7, 2012

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 I may not agree with them on. I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way. And I…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 7, 2012

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 book on food inequality called The American Way Of Eating: Undercover At Wal-mart, Applebee's, Farm Fields, And The Dinner Table. Apparently he is offended…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 6, 2012

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 know that their "provocative" clothing invited rape. That's why members of Indonesia's parliament have drafted rules to ban female lawmakers from wearing miniskirts and other…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 6, 2012

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 because he is, and has been for many years, a terrible person." This is so amazing, I have nothing better to say tha…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 6, 2012

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] Could — and would — Sandra Fluke sue Rush? [The Daily Beast] Women earn less then men at every education level, according…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 5, 2012

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 "prostitute" during a discussion about birth control. In his apology, Limbaugh said: "For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hour…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 3, 2012

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 five sites around the state demanding Georgia toughen its breastfeeding laws. [TIME]   A criminal complains has been filed this week against a suburba…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 2, 2012

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 she said her female classmates at Georgetown struggled with the cost to pay for birth control. "If we are going to pay for your contraceptives,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 1, 2012

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 other medical services) if it is contrary to their religious beliefs. The vote was 51 to 48, with Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine the sole…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 1, 2012

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 insurers cover the cost of birth control if the employer itself — say, a Catholic school — refuses. These employers say it's against…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 1, 2012

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 Position. Forty-six percent of women supported the mandate, compared to only 37 percent of men. Anyone else surprised these numbers are so low? […
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 29, 2012

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. Radio host Rush Limbaugh is not happy about this. Talking about Danica Patrick on his show, he guffawed, "She said, 'I leave it u…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 29, 2012

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 if one of your packets of pills has been recalled and use another form of birth control in the meantime! [MSNBC] An Alabama lawmaker…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2012

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 provide the morning-after pill infringed on their freedom of religion. [Nerve] Jan Berenstain, the children's book author who co-wrote The Berenstain Bears series with…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 27, 2012
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