Posts tagged "womens news"

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 justice movement because any understanding of justice must accommodate the truth."

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2015

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 freshman year and was told by the school not to report it. [Rolling Stone] Rebecca Traister has written a fantastic piece for The New Republic about…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 20, 2014

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 far from the only scumbag in Hollywood. [The Daily Beast] The ongoing online war between Anonymous and the KKK is just fantastic to read about. [ZDNet]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 19, 2014

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 the ties Hilary Clinton must mend with the black community if she wants to run for President in 2016. [Ebony] Read this essay on why the idea…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 5, 2014

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, amongst other things, "In the court of God I will charge the inspectors…and all those that out of ignorance or with their lies wronged me and…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 28, 2014

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] Michael Daly looks at the strange history of Hannah Graham’s abductor’s crimes. [The Daily Beast] Joanna Coles, the editor who brought political content to Cosmopolitan in recent years,

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 30, 2014

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 Dot] Veterans voiced their displeasure with FOX News’ Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld over their sexist comments about UAE pilot Major Mariam Al Mansouri. [Feministing]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 29, 2014

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 of a 2012 vote that failed by just six votes, notes Sky News, and cements the role of female leadership in an institution that has allowed wome…

By: Newser / July 15, 2014

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 and the 21-year-old had finished her shift at the Berryville Tyson Foods plant, where she worked on an assembly line deboning chicken. Moments after pulling…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / June 21, 2014

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 murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day one year ago. Advocacy groups against domestic violence have called the bidding "sick" and a Change.org petition ha…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 3, 2014

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, who practiced at Johns Hopkins Hospital, committed suicide earlier this year as investigators started to close in on him. Now, thousands of his ex-patients are…

By: Claire Hannum / November 7, 2013

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 develop an autism spectrum disorder, according to a new study. The study conducted by Simon Gregory from Duke Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, found the education record…

By: Daley Quinn / August 18, 2013

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 Institute in Biological-ish Studies In Rhetoric with a minor in Online Poker. Also, at the end of the video it credits them as Amber and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 26, 2013

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 it now' and that's sort of the fundamental message that my brain receives. Now, my brain being a man's brain sort of thinks differently, because…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 14, 2013

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 girl, when he says "You go girl!" and suddenly becomes clad in a purple skirt and pink gloves. And yes, conservatives are losing their mind over…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 29, 2013

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 "moral behavior," including no premarital sex, but the agreement did not stipulate she would be fired. The school seemed to have no problem with her now-husband'…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 4, 2013

Indiana Advances Bill Requiring 2 Transvaginal Ultrasounds Before & After Abortion, Then Changes It

Indiana's state Senate advanced a bill requiring a woman to get two transvaginal ultrasounds before taking the RU-486 abortion pill, one before and one afterwards. Fortunately, today they dropped that language, saying doctors should perform "appropriate testing" on women two weeks after the abortion pill is taken. Which could mean urine testing ... or a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 25, 2013

5 Things You Should Know About Malala Yousafzai, The 14-Year-Old Girl Shot By The Taliban

Remember that time we went to war in Afghanistan in order to root out the militant Islamic fundamentalist group the Taliban? Wonder of wonders, that didn't work so well, because it seems the Taliban is alive and well (though in a somewhat diminished capacity), and particularly prevalent in the Swat Valley region of Pakistan. That'…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 10, 2012

KitchenAid’s Tacky Tweet About Obama’s Grandma & Women’s Issues Go Undiscussed At First Presidential Debate

Jess is out sick today, so I've collected links for Today's Lady News. I've used a quote from each piece as a brief summary (rather than interpreting myself) and you can click further to read more if it interests you. We'll be back to your regularly scheduled Lady News tomorrow! "[During the debates] KitchenAid took…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 4, 2012

Lady-Blurring Glasses Are Like Beer Goggles For Orthodox Jews

Let’s say you’re having a problem. Say you’re a dude, and your vision is just too good. It’s so good that you can see attractive women, and those women turn you on. How will you solve your problem? Learn not to stare at people? Teach yourself that women’s bodies are not pieces of meat? Naaaah.

By: Lilit Marcus / August 7, 2012
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