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 months and to those who cannot prove sexual assault. [New York Daily News
Certain procedures involved in gender reassignment surgery are now tax deductible. The procedure…

Stefanie Blejec / November 10, 2011

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. As in, they can’t do it. The ACLU was prompted to send the reminder when a female student was reportedly asked to leave a school…

Jessica Wakeman / November 9, 2011

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 have been “asking for it.” I mean, she was wearing lipstick at her press conference, the hussy!

Today we learn, courtesy of a…

Jessica Wakeman / November 9, 2011

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 — including those resulting from rape or incest. Initiative 26, as the ballot measure was known as, also would have criminalized IVF treatments and some…

Jessica Wakeman / November 9, 2011

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 blonde is so pretty that she must have been asking for it and/or making it up for more attention!  [The Stir
In honor of…

Jessica Wakeman / November 8, 2011

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 employees to display their bra size on their name tags is one of those times. The chain store, Change, has asked their female sales clerk…

Jessica Wakeman / November 8, 2011

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 about their sons being sexually active than their daughters. Facepalm. [NPR]
How the worldwide SlutWalk protests have developed a divide between black women and…

Jessica Wakeman / November 7, 2011

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 subway. And she didn’t let the guy who lifted up her dress and slid his hand under her skirt get away when a train arrived:…

Jessica Wakeman / November 7, 2011

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 would define a “person” as “every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof.” If it passes, surgical abortions would…

Jessica Wakeman / November 7, 2011

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 him about getting a job and he reached his hand under her skirt. Bialek said in July 1997, she met with Cain, then the president…

Jessica Wakeman / November 7, 2011

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 election, who gave a 2002 speech in which he said he doesn’t believe spousal rape exists. “I don’t know how on earth you could validly…

Jessica Wakeman / November 4, 2011

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 and then shove his hand under her skirt. So Shyane started beating him about the head; when the subway arrived, the man jumped on it, and…

Jessica Wakeman / November 3, 2011

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 a Judge Gregory Pollock.  Crystal Harris successfully convicted her ex-husband Shawn Harris of forced oral copulation and he is now serving time in prison.  But…

Stefanie Blejec / November 3, 2011

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 took pay-outs not to discuss the incidents. Politico claimed that when Cain headed the National Restaurant Association during the 1990s, two women complained to superiors about…

Jessica Wakeman / November 3, 2011

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 at Occupy Wall Street, where he is volunteering at the protest as a kitchen worker, early Sunday morning. That girl had an argument with her…

Jessica Wakeman / November 2, 2011

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 in on the secret that men don’t like bitches, liars and sluts. The piece should have crawled back under the rock from which it spawned.

Jessica Wakeman / November 1, 2011

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, I didn’t really exist. Other kids cared about their Abercrombie & Fitch polos, what went down at the last Dave Matthews Band concert, and the…

Jessica Wakeman / November 1, 2011

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 women shouldn’t tease men with skimpy outfits and then complain when we get raped. Or it might be about crazy, irrational feminists get upset by…

Jessica Wakeman / October 31, 2011

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 firstborn son. [Jezebel]
Female employees of Walmart have filed another gender discrimination lawsuit against the company. A class-action lawsuit alleging widespread gender discrimination failed…

Jessica Wakeman / October 28, 2011

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: “I may not be perfect but I’m happy. I am God’s handiwork and I bear His image. I am blessed. I am the 10% of…

Jessica Wakeman / October 27, 2011
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