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Miss New Jersey performs magic tricks

11 minutes agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Lindsey Giannini became Miss New Jersey in June and will soon compete in the Miss America competition against 51 other women. Read the rest

Salma Hayek wins restraining order against women

Actress Salma Hayek says women impersonated her and threatened to kidnap her daughter.        

Wash. State Supreme Court rules lawsuit against Backpage can proceed

Back in 2012, three women who were prostituted on Backpage while underage filed a lawsuit against the website in the state of Washington. For three years I hadn’t heard any updates about the lawsuit. I just assumed it was dismissed like similar lawsuits have been in the past. I’m glad I was wrong. Earlier today […]

Newswire: Anne Hathaway says she’s losing roles to 24-year-olds

At the start of 2015, Meryl Streep and Jessica Chastain both spoke out against the ageism and sexism in Hollywood that makes it difficult for older women to land parts. Streep eventually announced she would be funding a new writing lab...Show More Summary

Daily Fix: Black Lives Matter Calls on Hillary to Stand with Black Trans Women and More News

The Black Lives Matter movement also repudiated the Democratic National Committee's endorsement, a Maryland judge refuses to drop charges against the six officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, a professor received a grant to...Show More Summary

U.S. moves to protect women, transgender people in health care

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

The government moved Thursday to strengthen protections against discrimination for women, transgender people, the disabled and others who receive their health care insurance under the Affordable Care Act or participate in any health program provided by the Health and Human Services Department.Read full article >>

Scientists score one over celebrities in battle to decriminalize sex work

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

On August 11, 2015, Amnesty International passed a historic resolution in favor of decriminalizing all consensual commercial sex work. A few weeks earlier, the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) – an organization that seeks to abolish prostitution – received a leaked version of the...

Little Women: LA Recap: Working Girls

On last night’s Little Women: LA, truces were struck and twerks were had. We pick up at Terra Jole and Tonya Banks’ beach bonfire, where Jasmine Sorge is defending herself for the thousandth time against the wrath of Tonya. Jasmine finally...Show More Summary

Overnight Open Thread (9-2-2015)

Quote of the Day I - Everything Is Now Rapey Rape Or Almost Rape Or Pre-Rape And Regret Rape Along With the Classic Rape-Rape The pilot survey - initially developed by the Justice Department's Office on Violence Against Women and...

Men’s-Rights Activists Say They Are Discriminated Against by Women in Tech

It's unlikely — unless you work in law — that you've ever heard of the Unruh Civil Rights Act. It's a California state law that says that no matter someone's "sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, or sexual orientation," they are entitled... More »

Maxim Korea Sexualizes Violence Against Women On Latest Cover

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Sexualizing violence against women is never OK. So it's anyone's guess what the folks at Maxim Korea were thinking with their September 2015 cover. Actor Byeong-ok Kim, known for his roles in "Oldboy," "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" and...Show More Summary

These Men's Rights Activists Are Using a 1950s Law to Shut Down Women in Tech

Women are already underrepresented in the tech world. Men’s rights activists are making it worse by filing costly lawsuits against businesses focused on helping women succeed.

Pope Francis Tells Priests to Pardon Women Who Have Abortions

2 days agoNews : Truthdig

    Pope Francis. (Republic of Korea / CC BY-SA 2.0) Pope Francis has moved against church tradition and empowered priests to absolve women who had abortions of the stigma associated with the decision within the community of the Catholic...Show More Summary

Somali Islamists warn against 'immoral culture' at hotels, beaches

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Islamist militants al Shabaab issued a warning against Somalis who frequent hotels, beaches and nightclubs in the capital Mogadishu, saying it will target men and women who engage in "immoral culture."

EEOC Threatens To Sue Denver Law School For Underpaying Female Faculty, Who May Recover $1.2 Million In Damages

Denver Post, EEOC Accuses DU Law School of Discriminating Against Women Professors: University of Denver's law school could have to pay $1.2 million in damages to its female faculty members The federal commission that investigates discrimination in the workplace has threatened to sue the University of Denver's law school over...

Jesse Ventura rips Scott Walker: He’s against equal pay because his faith says women are ‘subservient’

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Ora.TV host Jesse Ventura ripped Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) for signing an extreme anti-abortion bill into law last year, sarcastically saying it did not go far enough. “If he believes that if a doctor performs this it’s murder, then charge the doctor with murder. And it’s...

Breast Cancer Survivor Bravely Takes A Stand Against Anti-Planned Parenthood Official

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

One woman spoke up for the rights of all women at a small Virginia news conference last week. On Aug. 21, breast cancer survivor and former Planned Parenthood employee Leigh Anne Woods staged a protest at a news conference during a speech...Show More Summary

Abortion Without Apology

This review appeared first at The National Book Review. Talk about great timing. The paperback edition of PRO: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, Katha Pollitt's fierce and engaging response to the raging crusade against women's reproductive...Show More Summary

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