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Today’s Lady News: 50 Percent Of Elementary School Teachers Hear Sexist Comments At School

Almost 50 percent of elementary school teachers surveyed by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) say they have heard sexist comments in their school. Nearly the same percentage…

Jessica Wakeman | January 18, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Sexist “Letterman” Comedy Booker Removed From Job

The “Late Show With David Letterman” comic booker who made a sexist comment about female comedians in the New York Times this weekend has been removed from his job.

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

Today’s Lady News: Letterman’s Comedy Booker Makes Dig At Female Comics

“The Late Show with David Letterman”‘s comedy booker, Eddie Brill, was profiled in The New York Times this weekend, and was asked about how only one woman (Karen Rontowski)…

Jessica Wakeman | January 16, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Male Reporters Dominate Campaign Trail Coverage

Reporters on the campaign trail are skewing heavily male, according to an examination by the Columbia Journalism Review. According to NYU journalism professor Meryl Gordon, politics reporters at newspapers,…

Jessica Wakeman | January 13, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Bigots Call For Girl Scout Cookie Boycott Over Inclusion Of Trans Girl In Troop

Today in Bitch, Please news: a bigoted group in Texas is calling for a boycott of scrumptious Girl Scout cookies after a Denver, Colorado, troop has allowed a seven-year-0ld boy

Jessica Wakeman | January 13, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Lesbians Don’t Screw Up Their Children As Much As Bigots Might Hope

Adolescent children of lesbian parents are just as well-adjusted and happy with their quality of life as their peers whose parents are of the opposite sex, according to a…

Jessica Wakeman | January 12, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: CVS Refuses Emergency Contraception To Man, Suggests He’s A Rapist

A Texas man is suing a CVS pharmacy after it refused to sell him the morning-after pill, which he was purchasing for his wife. Jason Melbourne drove to four…

Jessica Wakeman | January 11, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Graphic Ads Of Bloody, Aborted Fetuses Could Air During The Super Bowl

Anti-abortion extremists ruin everything — and not just what should have been a visit to Planned Parenthood for a super-fun Pap smear.

Forty cities across the United States…

Jessica Wakeman | January 11, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Egyptian Woman Fights “Virginity Testing” — Er, Rape — By Police

While protesting at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Samira Ibrahim was grabbed by Egyptian soldiers, stripped, electrically prodded, and sexually assaulted, which they told her was a “virginity test.” She…

Jessica Wakeman | January 10, 2012 - 5:20 pm

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Makes Sexist Blowjob Joke Campaigning For Mitt Romney

When I heard yesterday that New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie made a blowjob joke while campaigning for Mitt Romney, I thought it just sounded, at worst, crude. (And embarrassing for…

Jessica Wakeman | January 10, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Sex Gets Better With Age, Study Finds

Women’s enjoyment of sex increases with age, according to a new study in The American Journal of Medicine. Even though women ages 40 and up reported a lower overall…

Jessica Wakeman | January 9, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Au Revoir, “Mademoiselle”: French Town Ditches “Sexist Title”

A French town has decided it is sexist to refer to women by their marital status and will no longer be using the word “mademoiselle” — which means unmarried woman…

Jessica Wakeman | January 9, 2012 - 2:40 pm

New Definition Of Rape Approved By FBI Director

“Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of…

Jessica Wakeman | January 9, 2012 - 11:20 am

Today’s Lady News: Man Arrested For Abortion Clinic Firebombing Over New Year’s

An Alabama man has been arrested for allegedly firebombing an abortion clinic in Pensacola, Florida, on January 1. Bobby Joe Rogers was homeless yet seen at the almost daily…

Jessica Wakeman | January 6, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Against Abortion, Unless It’s To Save His Own Wife’s Life

Interesting fact about Rick Santorum: his wife, Karen Santorum, had an abortion in 1996 during her 19th week of pregnancy (roughly the fifth month). Karen Santorum’s fetus caused an…

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

Today’s Lady News: Saudi Arabia’s Lingerie Law To Go Into Effect

Saudi Arabia will begin enforcing a law that requires lingerie shops to only employ women, so that men and women do not have to come in contact with each…

Jessica Wakeman | January 4, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Dennis Rodman Launching Topless Women’s Basketball Team

Dennis Rodman says he’s launching a “topless women’s basketball team” for the Headquarter’s Gentlemen’s Club in New York. “You don’t have to have too much experience,” Rodman told the…

Jessica Wakeman | January 3, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Libra Tampon Ad Called Transphobic For Implying “Real Women” Have Periods

When pop culture depicts transgender people, they usually do it in such a facepalm way that I wonder why anyone bothers anymore. The latest what-were-you-thinking? comes courtesy of Libra tampons in…

Jessica Wakeman | January 3, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Cool Video: “I’m Feminist Enough”

I really, really love this “I’m Feminist Enough” video in which a bunch of women finish the statement “I’m feminist enough to ….” It really shows all the contradictions inherent…

Jessica Wakeman | January 3, 2012 - 3:40 pm

18-Year-Old Woman Raped & Beaten By As Many As 6 Men In Chicago

An 18-year-old woman was raped and beaten by as many as six men on New Year’s Eve in Chicago. The young woman, described by the Chicago Sun-Times as a Highland Park…

Jessica Wakeman | January 3, 2012 - 1:40 pm
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