Posts tagged "women news"

Transgender National Security Leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning May Be Transferred To Civilian Prison To Be Treated For “Gender Dysphoria”

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything about Private Chelsea Manning, also known as Bradley Manning, a dishonorably discharged soldier who was sentenced to 35 years for leaking classified documents…

Jessica Wakeman | May 14, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Where Are All The Women Directors At Cannes? An Infographic Shows Just How Bad It Is

The Cannes Film Festival begins today in France. Movie stars along the French Riviera sounds lovely, of course. But Cannes, and every other film festival, is always a reminder of…

Jessica Wakeman | May 14, 2014 - 1:30 pm

List Of Alleged Rapists Turns Up In Columbia University Bathroom

Last week, a list of alleged rapists turned up on a bathroom wall on Columbia University’s NYC campus. The list was scrubbed off almost immediately, but the same names…

Claire Hannum | May 13, 2014 - 6:00 pm

NYPD Will Stop Confiscating Condoms From Suspected Sex Workers

New York City’s mayor announced today that the police department will no longer confiscate unused condemns as evidence of prostitution. Sex workers rights advocates have long pointed out that…

Jessica Wakeman | May 12, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Same-Sex Marriage Legalized In Arkansas; Lesbian Couple Are The First To Get Hitched

Never thought you’d see the day when gay marriage was legal in Arkansas, did you?

That’s exactly what happened on Friday, when a circuit court judge in Little…

Jessica Wakeman | May 12, 2014 - 3:30 pm

100 Kidnapped Girls Shown In Video; Boko Haram Offers Release In Exchange For Prisoners

One hundred kidnapped Nigerian school girls have allegedly been seen for the first time since their abduction in a video acquired by the AFP news service. The video was reportedly…

Jessica Wakeman | May 12, 2014 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: My American Dream — A Minimum Wage That Allows Everyone to Prosper

When I think of the American Dream, I don’t just see images of white picket fences and fathers kissing their children before they leave for work.

I see…

Carmen Berkley | May 11, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Malala Yousafzai: Kidnapped Girls In Nigeria “Are My Sisters”

In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Pakistani teen and education advocate Malala Yousafzai said the Boko Haram kidnappers in Nigeria do not understand Islam and said the 200+

Jessica Wakeman | May 7, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Report: Eight More Teen Girls Kidnapped From Nigerian Village By Boko Haram

Eight more girls have been kidnapped by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram from the village of Warabe, Nigeria, police there said yesterday. Three weeks ago, Boko Haram —…

Jessica Wakeman | May 7, 2014 - 11:00 am

South Carolina Advances Abortion Ban After 20 Weeks

A subcommittee in South Carolina’s state Senate has advanced a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill provides exceptions for pregnancies resulting from incest, rape and…

Jessica Wakeman | May 6, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Laverne Cox Teams Up With MTV And Logo To Air Transgender Teen Documentary

“Orange Is The New Black” star and activist Laverne Cox has teamed with Logo and MTV to produce a documentary called “Trans Teen: A Documentary” about transgender teens from…

Jessica Wakeman | May 5, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Leader Of Boko Haram Vows To Sell Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls

The leader of Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group responsible for kidnapping hundreds schoolgirls from their Nigerian boarding school, has vowed the girls will be sold.

Between 200…

Jessica Wakeman | May 5, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Defense Secretary Asks Military To Review Rules Targeting Black Women’s Hairstyles

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked the military to review new Army rules regulating hairstyles which mostly target Black women. The new regulations ban dreadlocks, twists and larger cornrows.

Jessica Wakeman | May 1, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Nigerian Women March To Urge Government To Act On 230 Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Nearly 500 women marched through Abuja, Nigeria, to press the government to the seek the release of 230 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, a group of Islamic militants,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 30, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Women Didn’t Fare Well In “Star Wars VII” Casting Announcements

The casting announcement for “Star Wars VII” came out today and while that’s very exciting news indeed, let’s not forget that only one new female actress (Daisy Ridley) has…

Jessica Wakeman | April 29, 2014 - 6:30 pm

5 Things To Know About Nigeria’s 234 Abducted Schoolgirls

It’s been two weeks since 234 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped from their school and they are no closer to being found. The kidnapping is believed to be orchestrated by a group…

Claire Hannum | April 29, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Tech CEO Who Beat His Girlfriend 117 Times Fired By His Board

Gurbaksh Chahal, a tech CEO who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence and battery charges after striking his girlfriend 117 times, was fired by the board of directors of…

Jessica Wakeman | April 28, 2014 - 6:30 pm

“CodeBabes” Is A Thing That Exists To Teach Internet Coding

Please tell me CodeBabes is a joke. Please. [Washington Post]
Fuckin’ Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia isn’t fucking happy about “ladies” using the fucking “F-word.” He probably shouldn’t…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2014 - 6:15 pm

Aaron Sorkin Man-Splains The Lack Of Good Roles For Women In Hollywood

Here’s Aaron Sorkin man-splaining why there aren’t more female-driven films coming out of Hollywood. “There need to be more good scripts,” he says. Ah, thanks, Aaron for explaining that…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2014 - 10:30 am

Another Day, Another Mom Kicked Out Of A Store For Breastfeeding

Wioletta Komar, a 25-year-old mom of two, is demanding an apology from the retailer Sports Direct after she was forced from of their stores for breastfeeding her son. Komar was…

Claire Hannum | April 25, 2014 - 9:30 am
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