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Today’s Lady News: Reader Submission Edition

Hey there! The Frisky has the day off so Today’s Lady News will be a reader submission edition! Submit your own links to news articles and blog posts about women,…

Jessica Wakeman | January 2, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Brazil To Ban Faulty Breast Implants

Brazil’s health ministry announced today it will permanently ban faulty breast implants created by the French company PIP, which used industrial-grade silicone instead of medical-grade silicone. When breast implants…

Jessica Wakeman | December 30, 2011 - 5:30 pm

#Pandagate Gets Taiwanese Animation

As both a panda lover and a feminist, I was torn asunder by the BBC’s WTF decision to include a panda named Tian Tian on a list of 12 women…

Jessica Wakeman | December 30, 2011 - 12:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: Saudi Arabian Women Can Vote Or Run For Office Without Male Approval In 2015

Saudi women will be able to vote and run for office without a male guardian’s approval in 2015, an official has announced. Women in Saudi Arabia require a male…

Jessica Wakeman | December 29, 2011 - 5:30 pm

Rick Perry Flip-Flops On Abortion Twice In One Week

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has always been against a woman’s right to choose. As Texas governor, he has supported bills to restrict access to abortion and made public statements…

Jessica Wakeman | December 29, 2011 - 11:20 am

Today’s Lady News: Report On Military Academy Sexual Assaults Released 2 Days After Christmas

Sexual assaults at the nation’s top military academies have increased from 41 reported incidents last year to 65 reported incidents during the 2010-11 school year, according to a Defense…

Jessica Wakeman | December 28, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Egyptian Court Stops “Virginity Tests” On Female Protesters In Prison

Sexual assault and the threat of sexual assault are used as a way to control women. Nowhere is that more present, lately, than in Egypt where female protesters have been…

Jessica Wakeman | December 28, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Iranian Woman Might Be Hanged Instead Of Stoned To Death

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman who was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, may be hanged instead. She was allegedly complicit with her lover in murdering her…

Jessica Wakeman | December 27, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Reader Submission Edition!

Hey there! The Frisky has the day off so Today’s Lady News will be a reader submission edition! Submit your own links to news articles and blog posts about women,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 26, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Girls Can Like Superheroes, Boys Can Like Pink Stuff

Let’s do the Time Warp, yeaaaah!

Amelia has gone back in time and unearthed a video of Baby Jessica Wakeman (real name: Riley), who is just as opinionated…

Jessica Wakeman | December 25, 2011 - 11:00 am

Today’s Lady News: Female Vets Less Supportive Of Wars

Female veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are less supportive of the wars than their male counterparts, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. I…

Jessica Wakeman | December 23, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Politician Trying To Ban Gay Marriage Caught Committing Adultery

Anti-gay Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch has stepped down amongst allegations of an affair with a Senate staffer. Hmm, this throws a wrench in plans she and other…

Jessica Wakeman | December 22, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Lesbian Couple Kisses When Navy Ship Docks

Naval Petty Officer Second Class Marissa Gaeta bought 50 raffle tickets so she could win the Navy’s lottery and be the first person off the ship to kiss their…

Jessica Wakeman | December 21, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Judge Rules “Fetal Personhood” Ballot Initiative Is Misleading

A Nevada judge has ruled that a fetal personhood ballot initiative, which seeks to criminalize abortion by declaring a fertilized egg a “person,” is misleading and fails to explain…

Jessica Wakeman | December 20, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: 30,000 Women Given Sketchy Silicone Breast Implants

Over the past decade, over 30,000 women were given breast implants made by a French company called Poly Implant Prosthesis, which used industrial grade silicone instead of medical grade silicone…

Jessica Wakeman | December 16, 2011 - 5:40 pm

What Does CDC’s New Data About Sexual Assault Reveal?

The Centers For Disease Control released its National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey yesterday and the findings throw a fork in many common perceptions surrounding sexual assault and its…

Stefanie Blejec | December 15, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Women Could Die Under Abortion Bill Being Considered In Ohio

A “fetal heartbeat” bill under consideration in Ohio’s state senate would criminalize abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detectable, which is usually after seven weeks. This bill has no…

Jessica Wakeman | December 14, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: UVM Frat Asks Whom Brothers Would Like To Rape

The fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon at University of Vermont (UVM) has been busted for sending out a questionnaire amongst brothers which included the question, “If I could rape…

Jessica Wakeman | December 13, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: PA Pulls Controversial Date Rape Drinking Ad

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Commission has pulled a date rape awareness PSA that came under fire for appearing to blame the victims of date rape for drinking too much.

Jessica Wakeman | December 12, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Bill Introduced To Ban Abortions Based On Sex & Race

Abortion rights are being screwed with yet again! The Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act seeks to criminalize abortions based on the race or the sex of…

Jessica Wakeman | December 10, 2011 - 2:00 pm
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