Posts tagged "women news"

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, girls, trans-identified people, gender roles, feminism or sexism in the comments. Just write a sentence or two summary explaining what the link is about…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 2, 2012

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 leak, industrial-grade silicone can be dangerous to the body. The PIP silicone implants were already temporarily banned in Brazil since 2010. [CBS News] Newt…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 30, 2011

#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 of the year, but not include three women who won the Nobel Peace Prize or any female CEOs. #Pandagate, as the scandal became…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 30, 2011

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 guardian's permission — usually a father, brother or husband — to work, travel, study abroad, and marry, along with numerous other activities. Some see King Abdullah'…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 29, 2011

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 like “Every life lost to abortion is a tragedy." However, Perry had believed abortion should remain legal in cases of rape, incest,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 29, 2011

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 Department report released yesterday.  Again, these are just reported assaults; surely there are others, as with any institute of higher learning, which go unreported. The ladyblog…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 28, 2011

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 forced to undergo "virginity tests" administered by soldiers when they are arrested and imprisoned. Yesterday, a Cairo court sided with protester Samira…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 28, 2011

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 husband, although her supporters say she was forced to confess under duress. Ashtiani, a mother of two, has been imprisoned since 2006 and her impending…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 27, 2011

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, girls, trans-identified people, gender roles, feminism or sexism in the comments. Just write a sentence or two summary explaining what the link is about…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 26, 2011

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 as she is in adult form. Riley is seen shopping in a toy store, with a man I presume is her father, when she goes off o…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 25, 2011

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 know we have some veterans who read The Frisky — please chime in in the comments! [Slate] The Dutch magazine Jackie that called…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 23, 2011

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 GOPers in the state had to ban gay marriage, doesn't it? An "apology" issued by the state's gay community for breaking up Amy Koch's traditional marriage…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 22, 2011

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 loved one at the dock. Once on land, Marissa Gaeta swooped up her girlfriend, Petty Officer Third Class Citlalic Snell, a smooch. So. Cute. […
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 21, 2011

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 its effects to voters. The judge ruled that the ballot initiative needs to make clear that the fetal personhood initiative would criminalize birth control and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 20, 2011

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 to "cut corners." Industrial grade silicone is highly dangerous if it leaks into the body, which breast implants have been known to do. [Guardia…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 16, 2011

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 victims. Contrary to the stereotype that a rape victim is "some slut in a bar," the demographics found to be at the highest risk for sexual…
By: Stefanie Blejec / December 15, 2011

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 exemptions for rape victims, incest victims, or women with mental health issues. But the absolute scariest part of the bill is the lack of health exemptio…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 14, 2011

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 someone, who would it be?" It seems to be a joke — er, "joke" — considering how other questions on the survey included benign questions like the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 13, 2011

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. The poster, which I wrote about last week, depicted a woman's legs with her panties around the ankles and the words "02:19 A.M. She…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 12, 2011

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 the fetus. That might sound good to some people: supporters of the bill quickly point out how many female fetuses are aborted in China,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 10, 2011
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