Aiken Area Progressive

Progressive blog for the Central Savannah River Area.

Category: women’s news

Activist judge appointed by Trump upholds Ocean City’s illegal ban on nudity

Baltimore — A three judge panel on Wednesday, August 4, upheld a constitution-violating ban on public nudity that Ocean City, Md. passed in June 2017.

However, the words of the judge who wrote the opinion is improperly used on its face.

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Manager of Hooters arrested for sexual assault

Augusta, Ga. — A 26-year-old Hooters manager was arrested on Tuesday morning for sexual assault on an employee.

According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, one of the several sexual assault victims said that she spilled something on her uniform Monday night and asked the suspect for a new one.

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Senator Mia McLeod is running for governor

Columbia — Senator Mia McLeod is running for the governorship of South Carolina.

The Bennettsville-born state Senator is vying to become the first African-American governor in the state and the first African-American woman governor in any state.

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Estill elects first woman mayor in town history

Estill — The town of Estill has its first woman mayor.

After a 174-all tie in the April 13 election that caused a runoff, Kim Wiley defeated incumbent mayor Corrin Bowers on Tuesday.

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New Sheriff in town: McWilliams makes history in Taliaferro County

Crawfordville, Ga. — History has officially been made in one of Georgia’s smallest counties.

Tia McWilliams is now the first African-American and first female sheriff in Taliaferro County.

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Justice Breyer and Chief Justice Roberts save freedom and liberty in striking down Louisiana’s anti-choice law

Washington, DC — The United States Supreme Court struck down the anti-choice law that would have denied pregnant people in 15 states (including Georgia and South Carolina) of their rights by shut down abortion clinics.

The ruling on June Medical Services vs. Russo was 5-4 and was authored by Associate Justice Stephen Breyer.

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Aiken Republican Senator: “we don’t have the votes” to pass total ban on abortion

Columbia — Here is some good news on the home front: it appears that all the shenanigans the Republicans pulled in committees last autumn will be for naught.

WLTX News 19 is reporting that Aiken Senator Shane Massey (who is also the chamber’s majority leader) said that it is unlikely that H. 3020 will make it through the Senate. Read the rest of this entry »

Don Imus, sexist radio host who called a group of Rutgers Scarlet Knight women’s basketball players ‘nappy headed ****’, has died

New York City — Don Imus, the infamously sexist radio host who called Rutgers University’s women’s basketball team ‘nappy headed hoes’ ahead of a national championship game in 2007, has died. He was 79.

He was in an ER since the evening of Christmas Eve.

Three more states legalize public nudity, Utah is the 49th to Free the Nipple after Tenth Circuit Court ruling

Denver, Colo. — Utah, the most conservative and most Mormon state in the union, Oklahoma and New Mexico have beaten out four states when it comes to your Constitutional right to be naked in public. It is all thanks to a federal court ruling. Read the rest of this entry »

Dime Doe killed in Allendale, 18th trans person killed in US in 2019

Allendale — Think about this the next time you make cruel and bigoted remarks towards transgender people.

A 24-year-old transgender woman was killed on Concord Church Road near Allendale on Sunday, August 4. Read the rest of this entry »

CBS will air marquee WNBA matchups starting next month

New York City — Next month, there will be a new home for the WNBA.

According to numerous reports, CBS Sports has purchased rights to the WNBA. CBS – which includes affiliates WRDW, WLTX, and WTOC – will air more than 40 games during the season, beginning with the Minnesota Lynx and Chicago Sky tilt. Read the rest of this entry »

Spartanburg quack wants to punish pregnant people with jail time for having abortions

Spartanburg — The genie is out of the bottle.

Robert Jackson, a quack who runs his own business in Spartanburg, wrote an op-ed for the Spartanburg Herald-Journal on Sunday calling for a total ban on all abortions and contraceptives and for prosecuting people who possess birth control and people who seek abortions. Read the rest of this entry »

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