Posts tagged "womens news"

95 Percent Of Women Don’t Regret Their Abortions

To further attempts to impose longer waiting periods and more stringent restrictions, abortion opponents have long used the argument that women suffer negative mental health after undergoing the procedure. That…

Newser | July 14, 2015 - 5:45 pm

Most Irish Citizens Believe Abortion Should Be Decriminalized

And: Afghanistan’s first female Supreme Court nominee wasn’t approved by its Parliament, Facebook made a feminist tweak to the “Friends” icon, and Martha Washington used to be featured on American…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 8, 2015 - 5:00 pm

The Girl Scouts Turned Down $100,000 From A Transphobic Donor

Plus, some Canadian grandparents think that comprehensive sex education will “rape” their grandkids’ childhoods – their words, not mine.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 30, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Soledad O’Brien Tells The Media To Stop Calling Protestors “Thugs”

Bless Soledad O’Brien for having the guts to say to her colleagues in media that their insistence on using the word “thug(s)” to describe protestors (even so-called “violent” ones) is both lazy and

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 6, 2015 - 5:30 pm

How The Anti-Rape Movement Can Learn From The Rolling Stone/UVA Debacle

While misogynists will use this as “evidence” that women lie about rape, I wholeheartedly agree with Amanda Hess at Slate when she writes that the Rolling Stone/UVA disaster “cannot possibly undermine a social

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 6, 2015 - 6:10 pm

UVA Freshman Says She Was Gang Raped At A Frat House — And Then Discouraged From Reporting It

The latest issue of Rolling Stone has an incredible and disturbing feature about a student at the University of Virginia who was gang raped at a frat house her…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 20, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Watch Don Lemon’s 14-Second Apology For His Stupid Rape Advice

Don Lemon gave a 14-second “if you were offended” apology for giving one of Bill Cosby’s alleged victims terrible and unsolicited rape prevention advice. pMediaite]
Bill Cosby is…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 19, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Oklahoma Cop Faces Three More Rape Accusations

Three more women have come forward with rape allegations against the Oklahoma City police officer who had already been accused of raping six women. [Raw Story]
Read about…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 5, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Read The Last Words of Reyhaneh Jabbari, Who Was Hanged For Killing Her Rapist

Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged in Iran on Saturday for killing her rapist. She left her final will in the form of a voice message for her mother, which said,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 28, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Not Having Access To An Abortion Can Make It Harder To Leave An Abusive Relationship

Researchers at UCSF have found that not having access to an abortion when you want one makes it harder to leave an abusive relationship. [Feministing]

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 30, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Transgender Woman Paula Overby Is Running For Congress In Minnesota

Paula Overby will become Minnesota’s first openly transgender candidate for Congress. [Huffington Post]
EJ Dickson talks about why we need to care when sex workers are murdered. [Daily

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 29, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Church Of England OKs Women Bishops

The Church of England today took a pretty large step into the 21st century, voting by a two-thirds majority to allow the ordination of women as bishops. It’s a reversal…

Newser | July 15, 2014 - 10:45 am

This Is How A Domestic Violence Victim Falls Through The Cracks

Berryville, Arkansas — Two days before she died, Laura Aceves stood on the side of the road and frantically dialed the police for the last time.
It was early afternoon…

Huffington Post Weird News | June 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Irish Bookies Bet On Whether Oscar Pistorius Will Be Convicted Of Murdering His Girlfriend

Irish bookies Paddy Power have a bet going on the Oscar Pistorius trial, promising “money back if he walks” — that is, if the Olympian isn’t convicted of allegedly

Jessica Wakeman | March 3, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Not This Crap Again: Horrible Gynecologist Secretly Took Pictures Of His Patients During Exams

How’s this for horrifying? A Baltimore gynecologist was found to have taken thousands of secret photos between his patients’ legs during exams over the course of his career. Dr. Nikita Levy,…

Claire Hannum | November 7, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Study: Induced Labor May Be Linked To Autism

Another code may have been cracked in how autism occurs in children: children that were born from labor induction or speeding up the birth with drugs were more likely to

Daley Quinn | August 18, 2013 - 3:00 pm

David Cross & Amber Tamblyn Introduce Us To “Gynoticians”

David Cross is a convincingly scary paternalistic gynotician — aka a politician masquerading as an OB-GYN qualified to make reproductive health decisions. He’s got a BA from Todd Akin Non-Technical…

Jessica Wakeman | July 26, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Not This Crap Again: Men’s Brains Just Understand Finances Better, Says Republican Politician

“From the other side of the aisle I hear the conversation being about ‘free this is free, we need to take it and it’s free and we need to do…

Jessica Wakeman | June 14, 2013 - 9:20 am

Children’s Network Debuting “SheZow,” A Show About A Gender-Bending Crime Fighter

The Hub, a children’s network, is soon debuting an Australian cartoon called “SheZow” about a 12-year-old boy who morphs into … a girl! Gus turns into SheZow, a superhero…

Jessica Wakeman | May 29, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Woman Fired For Getting Pregnant Out Of Wedlock, While Baby Daddy Offered Job At Same Place

A 29-year-old woman is suing the Christian college in San Diego, California, which fired her for getting pregnant out of wedlock. The woman had signed a “covenant” agreeing to…

Jessica Wakeman | March 4, 2013 - 5:40 pm
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