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Geraldine Ferraro Dies

Posted on 07 Apr 2011 at 12:45pm

Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman from a major party ever to run for vice president, died yesterday at age 75. Ferraro was a Queens criminal prosecutor and then representative in Congress who joined Walter Mondale in a presidential run in 1984. Although the Walter-Mondale ticket proved no match for Ronald Reagan and George Bush (41), Ferraro nevertheless busted through the glass ceiling of national politics 64 years after women were acknowledged their right to vote.

Ferraro was raised in Queens and the Bronx by a single mother  who worked  as a seamstress, his father…

Florida Wants Women To View Ultrasound Before An Abortion

Posted on 07 Apr 2011 at 11:43am

The “Woman’s Right to Know Act” sounds so innocuous, doesn’t it? Of course women have a right to know! Alas, when it comes to restricting abortion access, it’s never innocuous.

The “woman’s right to know law,” passed by a subcommittee of the Florida House on Tuesday would require  women  to view an ultrasound of the fetus before an abortion, or sign paperwork saying she had been offered an ultrasound, but refused to see him. Rape and incest victims  would have to provide  proof  that a crime has  been committed against them  if they  wanted  to retire. Because, you know, make…

Walmart Facing Biggest Sex Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit Ever Next Week

Posted on 07 Apr 2011 at 11:37am

Beginning next week, Walmart will go before the Supreme Court to defend itself in the largest class action sexual discrimination lawsuit in history. Walmart is accused of allegedly paying female employees less and favoring male employees for promotions at its 3,400 big box stores nationwide.

 

Cue cries of “But-but-but women take time off to have babies! And to have their period! “which, without fault, in a resounding chorus to justify wage discrimination. Alas, counsel for Wal-Mart  and Sam’s Club has warned Walmart Inc. in 1995, a lawsuit would be sexual discrimination  on the horizon when he finds men…

More Sex Abuse Claims Against American Apparel’s Dov Charney

Posted on 07 Apr 2011 at 11:27am
Four more women have banded together for a sex abuse lawsuit against Dov Charney, the CEO of American Apparel and noted Creepy McCreeperson. One woman, a former American Apparel employee, said that Charney invited her to his place to talk about “modeling opportunities,” then tried to have sex with her and photograph it. Uber-Conservative Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann will form a presidential  exploratory committee this summer, according to sources. The top three Republican presidential  primary  debates  are scheduled for  June Four out of five members of the punk band Screeching Weasel have quit after lead singer Ben Foster…

Today’s Lady News: “Unfollow Charlie” Sheen Tees Will Raise Money For RAINN

Posted on 07 Apr 2011 at 10:27am
Courtesy of women’s rights activists, “Unfollow Charlie” tees are for sale on Zazzle.com — in reference to actor/domestic abuser Charlie Sheen’s Twitter — and proceeds will go to the Rape, Abuse Incest National Network. I love it! The New York Times turns a keen, lustful journalistic eye to the “lesbian until graduation” college girl phenomenon. Why aren’t there more female airline pilots? Because they’ll get their period and crash the plane, duh. Ever wondered if it was an insult when someone called you a “breeder”? (It is.) Check out this official lesbian dictionary of “lezicon”…

Florida Lawmaker Says 11-Year-Old Gang Rape Victim Was “Dressed Like A Prostitute”

Posted on 07 Apr 2011 at 10:25am

Student dress codes are a controversial topic, but there is no justification at all for blaming a rape victim for the way she was dressed. While arguing in favor of a dress code for Florida students, Republican State Representative Kathleen Passidomo referenced the 11-year-old Cleveland, Texas, girl who was gang raped by 18 men in November and whose ordeal was recently reported in The New York Times. Passidomo said:

“There was an article about an 11-year-old girl who was gang raped in Texas by 18 young men because she was dressed like a 21-year-old…

Florida Mayoral Candidate Rose Ferlita Unelectable Because She’s “Unmarried”

Posted on 07 Apr 2011 at 10:13am

WTF, Florida?!?! Residents of Tampa received a mailer about mayoral candidate Rose Ferlita warning them that this deranged harpy is “Unmarried. Unsure. Unelectable.” What kind of freak wouldn’t be married? Someone who is unfit for public office, that’s who! Rose Ferlita “put her political ambitions first and foremost,” the mailer reads, “while her opponent is a dedicated family man with two children. Ferlita is an unmarried woman with a suspect commitment to family values.” Translation: she’s not married because she’s a BIG OLD LESBO. Actually, I don’t…

Italian Prime Minister Slept With Teen Prostitute 13 Times

Posted on 07 Apr 2011 at 10:09am
Italy’s prime minister Silvio Berlusconi allegedly had sex with a teen prostitute 13 different times, according to prosecutors in a document obtained by the Associated Press. Three of the PM’s aides may also be indicted for allegedly finding “available” young women and promising them compensation for sex with the big cheese. Berlusconi will go to trial on April 6 for allegedly hiring underage sex workers and trying to cover it up. Oh dear me. The parental preference for sons in some Asian countries is creating a gender imbalance which, in the long term, could mean…
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