Posts tagged "women news"

Today’s Lady News: Tech Execs Are (Almost) All Dudes

Executive positions in Silicon Valley are notoriously male-dominated, though this study reveals how dire the stats really are. Less than one out of every 28 executives in the tech field is a woman. Since tech companies are generally global, focus is more often on racial diversity rather than gender diversity. [New York Times] Check out President…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 9, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Why Is It Illegal To Give Yourself An Abortion?

Last week, a 20-year-old woman in New York City was arrested for aborting her 24-week-old fetus herself. At six months along, the woman would not have found a doctor to perform a "late-term abortion" unless giving birth would have killed her. But this sad story begs the question: why is giving yourself an abortion oftentime…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 7, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Chicago-Area Campus Sex Assaults Rarely Prosecuted

Campus sexual assaults are rarely prosecuted as felonies at Chicago schools, according to a depressing piece in the Chicago Tribune. Many sexual assaults that police agree are rapes are prosecuted as misdemeanor battery charges, allegedly because they are easier to prosecute. [Chicago Tribune] Texas Governor Rick Perry is decrying President Obama's international promotion of gay…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 6, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Gloria Steinem Says Women Should Occupy Wall Street

Iconic feminist Gloria Steinem on why women should join Occupy Wall Street. [San Francisco Gate] Sharon Bialek, who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment, said she feels "vindication" now that he has suspended his campaign for the GOP nomination for presidency. Cain suspended his campaign on Saturday citing "distractions." Last Monday, a woman came forward…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 5, 2011

Contrary To Stereotype, Online Gamers Are Actually Women

Gamers get a bad rep: They're typecast as plump, basement-dwelling man-children who lead reclusive lives and collect actions figures. Apparently, that's way off base. A study by GameHouse says that 55 percent of online gamers are actually female. Not only that, but in comparison to female non-gamers, they are happier, more social, and get it on more often!

By: Stefanie Blejec / December 2, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Pro-Lifers Happy Siri Can’t Find Abortion Clinics

A "crisis pregnancy center" has congratulated Apple for making iPhone's Siri program unable to provide information about abortion and contraception. Said one CPC founder, "We applaud Apple iPhone’s 4S Siri and are thrilled that Siri does not list or refer to abortion clinics. Numerous lives will be saved as a direct result." [Think Progress] The…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 30, 2011

Today’s Lady News: iPhone’s Siri Won’t Help You Find The Morning-After Pill

Siri on the iPhone won't tell you where to find the morning-after pill, but it will help you find Viagra. [Reproductive Health Reality Check] Plus, 10 things Siri on iPhone will help you get instead of an abortion, like escorts. [Raw Story] Ohio's State Senate president, a Republican, said his party plans to advance a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 29, 2011

Today’s Lady News: The Real Girl Belly Project

I love, love, LOVE xoJane's "Real Girl Belly Project," which is publishing 75 photos of real women's un-Photoshopped bellies. [xoJane] A new book about the actress Hedy Lamarr sheds light on her second career as an inventor who contributed to technology that is now used in Bluetooth, GPS and cellphone networks. Crazy, huh? [NPR] Journalist…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 28, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Reader Submission Edition!

Hey there! The Frisky has the day off (Black Friday, woot woot!) 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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 25, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Herman Cain Signs Anti-Abortion Pledge

Herman Cain has finally signed an anti-abortion pledge confirming he is "100 percent pro-life" and that "all human beings have intrinsic dignity." Trying not to make a joke about the various women who have accused him of violating their intrinsic dignity through sexual harassment. [My Fox Phoenix] A pregnant woman who was demonstrating at a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Israeli Women Pose Nude In Support Of Egyptian Blogger

Dozens of Israeli women have posed nearly nude for a photograph in support of Aliaa Magda El-Mahdy, a young female Egyptian blogger who posed nude as a sign of protest against her restrictive society. Forty women posed behind a banner reading "Love Without Limits, homage to Aliaa Elmahdi, sisters in Israel." [YNetNews] A Democratic state…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 22, 2011

Today’s Lady News: How To Discuss Abortion Over Thanksgiving With Your Relatives

We all have relatives with whom we disagree on political or social issues. Mine is my dad. We, however, can spar in a friendly way about Barack Obama (him) and Fox News (me) and everyone is still pleasant at the end of the day. Not all families are so lucky, though. That's why Planned Parenthood…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 21, 2011

“Tempting” Eyes Can Now Get You In Trouble In Saudi Arabia

Religious police in Saudi Arabia may now stop sluts women in public walking around with "tempting" eyes. In other words, Saudi gals with attractive peepers may be forced to cover them up, if a vice officer deems them inappropriate. This is only the most recent "repressive measure" that may be taken against women by the…

By: Rachel Krause / November 18, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Egyptian Blogger Posts Nude Pics Of Herself

Egyptian blogger Aliaa Maghda El-Mahdy, age 20, is posting nude pictures of herself on her blog as political protest about women's sexuality and censorship. Aliaa calls herself a "secular liberal feminist vegetarian individualist Egyptian" (i.e. hella cool) says she challenges Eypgt's "censoring of our knowledge, expression and sexuality." Rock on, sister.  [The Daily Beast] The best new

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 17, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Says Being A Lesbian Is A “Choice”

A lesbian confronted Rick Santorum at a forum in San Diego last week and asked him how he would treat her if she was his daughter. And not at all unsurprisingly, Santorum told the woman, Kristina Lapinski, that her being gay is her "choice." [Think Progress]  Has Gloria Cain been enabling her husband Herman Cain'…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 16, 2011

Today’s Lady News: 7-Year-Old Girl Publishes Book About Obesity

Props to seven-year-old LaNiyah Bailey, who published her own children's book about obesity called Not Fat Because I Wanna Be. LaNiyah has been obese since birth and now weighs over 100 lbs. Her book is about being taunted and teased at school about her weight. [Clutch Magazine] A grocery store called Wegmen's Wegman's in Rochester, New…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Herman Cain’s Wife Gloria Cain Stands By Her Man

Gloria Cain, wife of GOP presidential nominee wannabe Herman Cain, is standing by her man in the face of sexual harassment accusations by numerous women. [The Daily Beast] Chelsea Clinton has been hired as a special correspondent for NBC doing segments for "Making A Difference" about people who do good in the world. [The Stir]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 14, 2011

Swedish Principal Tells Teen Rape Victim That “Guys Do This Kind Of Thing”

You're on notice, Sweden. You are supposed to be the land of gender equality, meatballs and easy-to-assemble LACK coffee tables. So what is this about a school principal telling a teenaged student who was raped that "guys do this kind of thing, you have to get used to it?"…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 14, 2011

Buffalo High School Football Coach Pat Lynch Resigns Over “Hurt Feelings Report”

Pat Lynch, the head football coach of Buffalo High School in Wyoming, resigned recently after handing out homophobic and sexist "hurt feelings reports" to players asking them if they were a "pussy," "a queer," "a little bitch," have "woman like hormones" (sic) and a litany of other puerile options. The report reads: "We, as a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 14, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Male Rapper DPhill Gets In Touch With His Feminine Side

The gender-bending rapper Daryll Duane Philips, who goes by the name DPhill Spanglishman, is starting an "XY movement" for male rappers who like to dress feminine. DPhill was photographed wearing red lipstick and says he is "40 percent female, basically, because of my emotions. I am very emotional." [Clutch Magazine] Frisky contributer Courtney E. Marti…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2011
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