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90 Women Murdered By Intimate Partners Or Family Members In The 8 Weeks Since The Newtown Massacre

Today's Lady News
  • The gun lobby says us ladies need guns to protect ourselves. But reporter Melissa Jeltsen at the Huffington Post paints a different picture: guns in the hands of abusive partners kill women. A lot of women. People who have been convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence or who have a DV restraining order against them can’t legally purchase guns — so how do you explain far too many women being murdered with guns by partners or family? [Huffington Post]
  • Did former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just launch a website for her her 2016 presidential run? Or is it just, you know, a pretty website? [The Stir]

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Color Of Domestic Violence
On Kasandra Perkins and the color of domestic violence. Read More »
DV Advice
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... from a prosecutor who has seen it all. Read More »
Helping DV Victims
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Should we ask victims of domestic violence why they stay? Read More »

UK’s House Of Commons Approves Legalizing Gay Marriage

I'm A Lesbian Mom
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Meet a mom who is raising a son with her female partner. Read More »
I'm A Bisexual
Carrie is an out and proud bisexual. Read More »
Straight Guy, Trans Rights
Dan on why a straight guy like him cares about transgender rights. Read More »
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  • Britain’s House Of Commons has passed a bill legalizing gay marriage, which is expected to be signed into law by Prime Minister David Cameron. (UPDATE: Commenter @aonline has noted that the bill needs to be passed by the House Of Lords first.) [NPR, Huffington Post]
  • An Alabama high school football coach is in disciplinary trouble with the school board after he was recorded speaking in front of students and using the word “queers” and referred to the First Lady as “fat butt Michelle Obama.” [Times Daily]
  • Muslim blogger Shireen Ahmed has a low opinion of World Hijab Day, when women who don’t wear the hijab try wearing the veil for a day. [Muslimah Media Watch]
  • “Free Angela And All Political Prisoners,” a documentary film about the activist Angela Davis, which was produced by Jada Pinkett Smith, will be screened at AMC theaters around the country on April 5. [Madame Noire] Keep reading »

Arkansas Advances Abortion Ban With No Exceptions For Rape, Incest

Forcing Rape Victims
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... to carry pregnancies full-term as "state evidence." Read More »
I'm A Pro-Choice Mom
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Avital is a mother who supports legal abortion. Read More »
Roe Vs. Wade
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Where do abortion rights stand today? Read More »
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Arkansas’ state House of Representatives advanced a bill yesterday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy with no exceptions for rape or incest.  The bill is based on the medically unproven theory touted by anti-abortion advocates that 20 weeks is when a fetus can feel pain. Keep reading »

Pants Are Finally Legal For Women In Paris

Henri's Angst
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Life is meaningless for Henri, the existential French cat. Read More »
Cheese Paradox
Is moldy cheese the key to the French health paradox? Read More »
365 Days In Paris
Leonora lived in Paris for a year and brought us along with her. Read More »
  • French women are finally legally allowed to wear pants in Paris. Previously they would only allowed to do so while holding horse reins. [Guardian UK]
  • Five adult men accused of the rape and murder of an Indian woman have plead not guilty. The sixth rapist, a teenager, will be tried in a juvenile court. The 23-year-old student, Jyoti Singh Pandey, was beaten and gang raped while riding the bus home from a movie. She was so brutally injured from the rape that she had to be flown to Singapore for medical care, where she died. [BBC]

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Saudi Cleric Suggests Baby Girls Wear Burqas To “Protect” Them From Sexual Assault

World Hijab Day
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Does it lead to greater understanding of Muslim women? Read More »
Lena's Ignorant Tweet
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Lena Dunham tweeted a joke about looking "fundamentalist." Read More »
Saudi Women Can Vote
The King of Saudi Arabia declares women can vote. Read More »

A Saudi Arabian cleric raised eyebrows over his WTF suggestion on a TV program six months ago that baby girls should be covered head-to-toe in burqas to protect them from sexual assault. It is one thing to suggest, however ludicrously, that veiled women prevent men from being tempted to rape (because we know men are all rapists and must be thwarted at every turn, amirite?), though I obviously don’t agree with forcing or coercing women to wear the burqa. But the mere suggestion that little baby girls might be lascivious if they’re not completely covered? Now, that’s just disgusting. Sheikh Abdullah Daoud’s “burqas for babies” idea has been criticized by other Saudis, who say he is making the Islamic faith look bad. I’m inclined to agree! [Daily Mail UK]

Does World Hijab Day Lead To Greater Understanding Of Muslim Women?

Lena's Ignorant Tweet
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Lena Dunham tweeted a joke about looking "fundamentalist." Read More »
Less Makeup, More Veil
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Women on Afghan TV were told to adhere to Islamic values. Read More »
French Ban
France's ban on face-covering Muslim veils goes into effect. Read More »
Frisky Feminism!
Everything The Frisky has ever written about feminism! Read More »
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Friday, February 1 wasn’t just two days before the Super Bowl — it was also World Hijab Day, when non-Muslim women and Muslim women who don’t ordinarily cover themselves are encouraged to wear a head-covering hijab veil.

With slogans like “Before you judge, cover up … for a day” and “better awareness, greater understanding, peaceful world,” the event implores women to learn more about what it is like to be hijabi by experience. Keep reading »

Girls Take No Cursing Pledge At NJ Catholic School

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What's the most inappropriate time you've dropped an F bomb? Read More »
Fined For Cussing
Australian pottymouths fined up to $300 for public cussing. Read More »
Frisky Sexism
All of The Frisky's posts about sexism. Read More »

A New Jersey Catholic high school is under fire for asking girl students to take a no-swearing pledge for 30 days because it says, “We want ladies to act like ladies.” Keep reading »

Hillary Clinton Has Resigned As Secretary Of State

Friday afternoon wasn’t just any old Friday afternoon: it was also Hillary Clinton’s last day of her four-year-long tenure as Secretary of State. Her successor, Senator John Kerry, was sworn in on Friday in a private ceremony and may do just as well a job as Hill did. But he certainly won’t give us any GIFs where he gets his freak on bumping and grinding,

So, what do we think Hillary Clinton is going to do with all her free time now? Text Meryl? Nag Bill about his diet? Plot world domination? [Photo: Getty]

Member Of Pussy Riot Hospitalized From Prison Overwork

Everything Pussy Riot
Everything you need to know about the case. Read More »
Pussy Riot Found Guilty
The three women were sentenced to two years for "hooliganism." Read More »
Madonna Defends
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Madonna spoke out in defense of Pussy Riot at recent concert. Read More »
  • One of the members of Pussy Riot, the Russian  feminist punk collective that was imprisoned for “hooliganism” after publicly speaking out against President Vladmir Putin, has been hospitalized. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has been suffering from headaches and now says she has been overworked at the prison colony where she was sentenced to two years of hard labor (sewing the linings of 320 jackets per day). [Yahoo]
  • Two different people have sent me this TED Talk called “50 Shades Of Gay,” so I think that means I must share it with you all. [TED]
  • Glenn Beck said something reprehensible about the military lifting the ban on women in ground combat, you will be shocked to hear. [Raw Story]
  • A man in Washington State has been charged with a hate crime after he hit a car with two women in it, pulled the Club out of his car, and told the women, “I can tell you’re lesbians. I should beat the crap out of you.” [King5]

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Obama Changes Health Insurance Coverage Of Birth Control For Religious Employers

Birth Control Victory
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Birth control will be covered by most employers under health care reform. Read More »
A Compromise
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Obama tries to settles birth control debate in health care reform. Read More »
Catholic Orgs Sue
Catholic orgs file massive organized lawsuits against Obama admin. Read More »
Moronic Comments
Everybody has something ignorant to say about birth control. Read More »
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The Obama administration released new details this morning about which religious employers will be exempt from covering the cost of birth control under health care reform — which the Associated Press describes as a “broader opt-out.”

The Health and Human Services Department announced this morning that businesses which object must “self-certify that they are non-profits with religion as a core part of their mission,” according to The Huffington Post. For example, you can’t just object to covering women’s preventative care if you are, for example, a religious Catholic who objects to birth control and also happens to employ people working at a nonprofit animal shelter. Additionally, if a religious nonprofit refuses to provide coverage of contraception, a third-party health insurer must handle the coverage for women who want it. Keep reading »

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