Posts tagged "women news"

Today’s Lady News: Indiana Politician Regrets Comments Associating The Girl Scouts With Planned Parenthood

Indiana Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) has admitted that calling the Girl Scouts the “tactical arm of Planned Parenthood” was perhaps a bit “inflammatory.” You think? [Queerty
A judge in…

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

The Soapbox: Facts About Rihanna And Other Abused Women

With Chris Brown and Rihanna releasing two remixes together and rumors of them seeing each other flying, it’s understandable to feel disappointed in Rihanna. It’s hard watching anyone step into…

Amanda Marcotte | February 24, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Virginia Kills “Fetal Personhood” Bill

Virginia’s state Senate killed a “fetal personhood bill” which would have criminalized all abortions by declaring a fetus to be a human being at the moment of conception. Yesterday,…

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

xoJane Blogger Defends ESPN Journalist Fired Over Racist Jeremy Lin Headline

Earlier this week, xoJane’s sports blogger Daisy Barringer wrote a piece called “Do We Really Think That ESPN Headline Was Intentionally Racist?” In it, Daisy argued that the ESPN headline…

Jessica Wakeman | February 23, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Dr. Maya Angelou’s Advice To Her 15-Year-Old Self

Here is the poet Dr. Maya Angelou, age 83, reading a letter she wrote to her 15-year-old self. “Find a beautiful piece of art,” she says. “Realize that was created…

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

Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Used To Be Pro-Choice

Huffington Post has uncovered a December 1995 issue of Philadelphia Magzine, in which vehemently anti-abortion Sen. Rick Santorum said he was pro-choice. “I was basically pro-choice all my life,…

Jessica Wakeman | February 22, 2012 - 5:00 pm

One Box Of “Roe Vs. Wafers,” Please

The best part about the Girl Scouts’ dramatic unmasking by a Republican lawmaker in Indiana as a “tactical arm of Planned Parenthood” is that the Scouts can now be honest…

Jessica Wakeman | February 22, 2012 - 2:20 pm

UPDATE: Virginia’s Governor Backs Off “Transvaginal Ultrasound” Anti-Abortion Bill (And Even Meghan McCain Is Against It!)

UPDATE, 3:40: Governor McDonnell has released a statement regarding the bill, posted after the jump.

Virginia’s Republican Governor Robert McDonnell has come to his senses: he is dropping…

Jessica Wakeman | February 22, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: FL Church Bans Children So It Can Keep Sex Offender Pastor

A Baptist church in Jacksonville, Florida, has reportedly banned children from attending its services so that Pastor Darrell Gilyard, a registered sex offender, can preach. Gilyard plead guilty in…

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Arizona Pol’s “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act” Would Allow Men, Parents To Stop Abortions

We’ve long been following the WTF-ery of the “Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenantal Nondiscrimination Act,” which will criminalize abortions based on race or gender of the fetus. The…

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2012 - 4:20 pm

The Girl Scouts Are Actually A Front Organization For Planned Parenthood, Obviously

Oh, my Girl Scout years. Swabbing each other’s cervixes. Examining each other’s breasts for strange lumps. Aborting each other’s unborn children. Those were the days!
Well, not anymore. Thanks, Rep.

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Jon Stewart On Congress’ Anti-Birth Control Sausagefest

Last night on “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart was freaking hilarious in his coverage of last week’s anti-birth control sausagefest in Congress, in which a panel of all dudes tried…

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Oscar Voters Are Mostly White & Male

The 5,765 Oscar voters are an overwhelmingly white and dudely bunch: almost 94 percent Caucasian and almost 77 percent male, according to a Los Angeles Times study. The median…

Jessica Wakeman | February 20, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Politician Points Out How Virginia’s Mandatory Ultrasound Law Could Turn Abortion Providers Into Criminals

One of the scariest anti-abortion bills in the U.S. right now is Virgina’s “mandatory ultrasound” bill, which requires a woman seeking an abortion to be vaginally penetrated with a speculum…

Jessica Wakeman | February 20, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Fox News Lady Who Claimed Women Should “Expect” Rape In Military Blames Feminists, New York Times

Fox News contributer Liz Trotta would like to clear up a few things. First of all, when she spoke on the Pentagon’s decision to officially open up more combat positions…

Jessica Wakeman | February 20, 2012 - 4:20 pm

You Mean, Like An IUD?

The only good part about Republican politicians and their “Occupy Your Uterus” campaign is that it’s terrific fodder for political cartoonists. Case in point: cartoonist Matt Bors (who draws for…

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

Today’s Lady News: I Think They’re Just Messing With Us Now

Oh, look at this all-male TV panel that MSNBC convened to discuss yesterday’s all-male hearing discussion about birth control coverage in healthcare reform
Oklahoma’s state Senate advanced a “fetal personhood”…

Jessica Wakeman | February 17, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Iowa Abortion Bill Would Criminalize All Abortion, Sentence Doctors To Life In Prison

All abortions would be classified as feticides, a class A felony punishable by life imprisonment without chance for parole, under a new bill introduced on Wednesday by Iowa State Representative…

Jessica Wakeman | February 17, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Former Marine To Fox News: Sexual Assault Should Not Be Part Of My Job

Violent sexual assaults in the military have increased by 64 percent since 2006, according to a recent Pentagon report. Let me repeat that number: 64 percent.

But few…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | February 17, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: BYU Jerk Slut-Shames Fellow Student For Her Dress On Valentine’s Day

Somebody has just cursed himself a lifetime of callused handjobs on Valentine’s Day: a student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, received a handwritten message from a fellow…

Jessica Wakeman | February 16, 2012 - 5:40 pm
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