Posts tagged "women news"

Today’s Lady News: 10-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth In Mexico

A 10-year-old gave birth to a baby in Mexico. The legal age of consent in Mexico is age 12 and abortions are denied to pregnancies further along than three…

Stefanie Blejec | November 10, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: You Can’t Ban Gay Teens From Dating, Utah

The American Civil Liberties Union sent a little FYI to school superintendents across Utah, warning them that “banning” students from dating other students of the same sex is unconstitutional.

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

Herman Cain Group Calls Accuser Karen Kraushaar An “Ugly Bitch”

Yesterday we learned, courtesy of a New York Post columnist, that Herman Cain’s sexual harassment accuser Sharon Bialek is too pretty to be credible as a victim because she must…

Jessica Wakeman | November 9, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Mississippi’s “Fetal Personhood” Amendment Fails

That’s a relief.

Mississippi voters failed to pass an anti-abortion “fetal personhood” amendment, which would have defined the beginning of life at conception and therefore criminalized all abortions

Jessica Wakeman | November 9, 2011 - 11:00 am

Today’s Lady News: NY Post Columnist Suggests Cain Accuser Is Too Pretty To Be Credible

New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser tore into Sharon Bialek, the first woman to come forward with a face/name while accusing Herman Cain of sexual harassment. Why, the attractive…

Jessica Wakeman | November 8, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Swedish Lingerie Store Has Employees Display Bra Size

Nine-and-a-half-times out of 10 I completely agree with other feminists about what they identify as sexism. But sometimes I really do disagree and the lingerie shop in Sweden that asks…

Jessica Wakeman | November 8, 2011 - 9:20 am

Today’s Lady News: On Boys & The HPV Vaccine

Mandating the HPV vaccine for young boys (instead of young girls) may be an easier pill for parents to swallow because it is supposedly easier for them to think…

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

Alleged NYC Subway Groper Caught (And Was Turned In By His Brother!)

Last week, we were kvelling about Shyane DeJesus, a 22-year-old college student in New York City who fought back when she was groped by a man while waiting for a…

Jessica Wakeman | November 7, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Mississippi To Vote On Fetal Personhood Amendment Which Would Outlaw Birth Control And IVF

Tomorrow, Election Day, voters in Mississippi will vote on a fetal personhood amendment to define a fetus as a person in the state constitution, thereby criminalizing all abortion. Initiative 26…

Jessica Wakeman | November 7, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Sharon Bialek, Herman Cain’s Fourth Sexual Harassment Accuser, Comes Forward

This afternoon, Sharon Bialek, the fourth woman accusing GOP presidential nomination wannabe Herman Cain of sexual harassment, held a press conference in New York to describe how she met with…

Jessica Wakeman | November 7, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: It’s Not Rape If She’s Wearing “A Nightie,” Says Politician

A woman can’t be raped if she’s wearing “a nightie,” silly, because that just means she’s asking for it. So said Dick Black, a Virginia delegate candidate in Tuesday’s…

Jessica Wakeman | November 4, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Woman Opens A Can Of Whoop-Ass On Subway Pervert

Shyane DeJesus, 22, a senior at City College in New York City, was waiting for the subway when she felt a man grope  her on the thigh…

Jessica Wakeman | November 3, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Woman Forced To Pay Rapist Ex Spousal Support

A California woman has been forced to pay her rapist — who happens to be her ex — a monthly living stipend. Say what?

Such is the ruling of…

Stefanie Blejec | November 3, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Herman Cain’s Sexual Harassment Accuser Wants To Speak Out

Over the weekend, the politics blog Politico dropped the bomb that Herman Cain, a Republican frontrunner for the presidential nomination, was accused of sexual harassment twice by women who later…

Jessica Wakeman | November 3, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Sexual Abuse Arrest At Occupy Wall Street

A 26-year-old named Tonye Iketubosin has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse of an 18-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl. The 18-year-old reported said Iketubosin raped her inside a tent…

Jessica Wakeman | November 2, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: “Why You’re Not Married” To Become TV Show

Last year the internet was pissed off at a Huffington Post blog post by “Mad Men” writer Tracy Terry McMillan entitled “Why You’re Not Married,” which let us all…

Jessica Wakeman | November 1, 2011 - 5:40 pm

New York Magazine Acknowledges The Feminist Blogosphere

Growing up in the suburban Northeast, I didn’t fit in. At my large, mostly-white, upper-middle-class high school, I wasn’t the funniest, the smartest, the most charming, or the prettiest: therefore,…

Jessica Wakeman | November 1, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Be Careful, Trick-Or-Treating Sluts!

Be careful, trick-or-treating sluts, because you might get raped! A conservative think tank-er named Charlotte Allen penned a piece for the Los Angeles Times about — I think? — how…

Jessica Wakeman | October 31, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: UK Ditches Sexist Royal Succession Rules

The British Commonwealth States have changed the rules of royal succession so a firstborn daughter can be in line for the throne, rather than the crown passing to the…

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

Today’s Lady News: Photo Of Boy With Down Syndrome Who “Survived Roe Vs. Wade” Spreading Around Facebook

A photograph of this adorable little boy is circling around Facebook. The boy has Down Syndrome and he’s holding a sign (written by someone who is not him) which reads:…

Jessica Wakeman | October 27, 2011 - 5:20 pm
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