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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 9, 2011 - 5:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 7, 2011 - 5:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2011 - 5:20 pm

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”…

Jessica Wakeman | December 5, 2011 - 6:00 pm

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…

Stefanie Blejec | December 2, 2011 - 9:40 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 30, 2011 - 5:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 29, 2011 - 5:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 28, 2011 - 6:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 25, 2011 - 4:00 pm

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…

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

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

Jessica Wakeman | November 22, 2011 - 5:20 pm

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)…

Jessica Wakeman | November 21, 2011 - 5:20 pm

“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…

Rachel Krause | November 18, 2011 - 12:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 17, 2011 - 5:40 pm

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…

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

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 15, 2011 - 5:40 pm

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]…

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

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 14, 2011 - 4:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 14, 2011 - 1:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 11, 2011 - 5:40 am
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