Posts tagged "women news"

Today’s Lady News: FBI Definition Of “Rape” Criticized

The FBI’s working definition of “rape” was roundly criticized on Friday at a meeting of police chiefs, sex crime investigators, and victims’ advocates. The definition of rape…

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

Today’s Lady News: French Women Say Au Revoir To “Mademoiselle”

Parlez-vous feminism? French feminists are storming the Bastille (not really) over use of the honorific “mademoiselle,” which means “miss,” because they say it is demeaning to define women by…

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

Today’s Lady News: Idaho Court Blocks Abortion Law

An Idaho woman won a court order on Friday to block a law that makes a woman who ends her own pregnancy a criminal. Jennie Linn McCormack was arrested…

Jessica Wakeman | September 27, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Idaho Woman Challenges Anti-Abortion “Fetal Pain” Law

Earlier this year, a woman named Jennie Linn McCormack, 33, from Idaho, was charged with using abortion pills she bought over the Internet to terminate her pregnancy. When she realized…

Jessica Wakeman | September 2, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: NYPD “Rape Cops” Sentenced

The NYPD officer accused of raping a drunk woman in 2008 was sentenced today. Kenneth Moreno, who was acquitted of rape charges in May, was sentenced to one year…

Jessica Wakeman | August 8, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Reader Submission Edition!

As you read this, I’m on a beach with my toes in the sand and a trashy novel on my lap. Jealous? You should be. Anyhoo, Today’s Lady News will…

Jessica Wakeman | August 5, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Victim’s Lawyers Claim Dominique Strauss Kahn Sexually Harassed Stewardesses

Air France may have had an unofficial policy to only allow men to work in first-class when ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn flew on the airline because he may have…

Jessica Wakeman | August 4, 2011 - 6:40 pm

San Francisco Smacks “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” For Misleading Women About Abortion

First Resort, a so-called “crisis pregnancy center” in San Francisco, has until the end of the month to change its advertisements misleading women about abortion-related services — or else. “Crisis…

Jessica Wakeman | August 4, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Lesbian Couple Saved Lives In Norway Massacre

Hege Dalen and Toril Hansen are a married lesbian couple who were camping on the island of Utoya in Norway when the shooting massacre occurred. Together they saved 40…

Jessica Wakeman | August 3, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Italy Wants To Ban The Burqa

It will be illegal to wear the burqa and other face-covering Muslim veils in public if a new bill can get the support of Italy’s Parliament. A draft version…

Jessica Wakeman | August 2, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Birth Control For Everybody!

Health insurers will be required to offer birth control without co-pays under the new health care reform laws after August 1, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services…

Jessica Wakeman | August 1, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: The Problem With Smurfette

Oh, Smurfette! Let us overthink your existence and whether it means something. [The Atlantic Monthly]
A new essay has been released by civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks which…

Jessica Wakeman | July 29, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: North Carolina Passes 24-Hour Waiting Period For Abortion

North Carolina’s Senate has joined the House in overriding the governor’s veto on a bill to restrict abortion rights. Women seeking abortions will now have to have a sonogram,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 28, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Summer’s Eve Pulls Their Racist Douche Ads Offline

Summer’s Eve pulled two of their racist douche commercials offline after an outpouring of complaints over their depictions of black and Latina women. Summer’s Eve’s PR defended their ads…

Jessica Wakeman | July 27, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: There Are All Types Of Feminists!

The different types of feminists that exist. [Thought Catalog]
North Carolina’s House of Representatives voted to override a veto by Gov. Beverly Perdue on a bill to restrict…

Jessica Wakeman | July 26, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Offensive PMS Milk Ads Pulled

The California Milk Processor Board killed their offensive PMS milk ads that depicted PMS-ing women as irrational and difficult and showed their browbeaten men handing over cartons of milk…

Jessica Wakeman | July 22, 2011 - 6:39 pm

Saudi Woman Challenges Her Dad Over Male Guardianship Law

Imagine that you could not travel or go to school without your dad’s permission. You need him, your brother, or a male driver to take you anywhere you want to…

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

Woman Claims She Was “Driven Out” Of Harrod’s Job For Not Wearing Makeup

A 24-year-old sales clerk at Harrod’s resigned two weeks ago because she claims the famous London department store was trying to force her to wear makeup. Melanie Stark has been…

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

Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest Establishes Women’s Table

On July 4, the world’s finest female competitive eaters will declare their independence.

For the first time ever, top-ranking female hot dog eaters will have the table to…

Huffington Post Weird News | July 3, 2011 - 3:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: Italian Company Fires All Women “So They Can Stay Home” With Kids

When an Italian company Ma-Vib faced budget problems, it fired all 13 of its female employees and justified it claiming the women could stay home with their kids now:…

Jessica Wakeman | July 1, 2011 - 6:40 pm
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