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Today’s Lady News: “Pirates Of The Caribbean 4″ Casting Says No To Fake Breasts

  • An alleged casting call for “Pirates of the Caribbean 4″ told pirate wench wannabes to leave their big boobs at home. Moviehole.com claims a casting call for extras had these specific requirements: “Beautiful Female Fit Models. Must be 5’7-5’8, Size 4 or 6 – NO BIGGER OR SMALLER. Age 18-25. Must have a lean dancer body. MUST have real breasts. Do not submit if you have implants.” It’s great they are embracing a more “natural” look, but other than that, looks like same-old, same-old in the casting department. [Moviehole]
  • Lawmakers are pushing for “potty parity” at D.C. federal buildings. The bill would require a 1-to-1 ratio of male and female restrooms be required when new buildings go up for renovation, if feasible. [ABC News]
  • Legislators in Missouri discussed a bill yesterday that would ask a woman to provide the “medical, social or economic reason” she sought an abortion. The woman would not have to provide a response, however. State Senator Sen. Tom Dempsey (R-St. Peters) said he thought the information would be useful for politicians who create legislation on abortion. [KOAM-TV]

  • Skier Lindsay Vonn took home a World Cup title for the third year in a row this weekend. Vonn also won three of the five disciplines including World Cup downhill, super-G, and combined titles. [Christian Science Monitor]
  • Nebraska’s plan to provide prenatal care for mothers who don’t qualify for Medicaid was scrapped because opponents objected to the fact half the moms are illegal immigrants. Author of the bill State Sen. Kathy Campbell of Lincoln killed the bill herself because she said it was clear it would not have enough votes. [North Platte Telegraph]
  • An anti-abortion group called Personhood USA had until today to collect enough voter signatures to add a ballot initiative to ban all abortion. Voters considered such a ballot initiative in 2008, but rejected it. [KJCT8]
  • A woman in Montara, California, has filed a lawsuit against Bayer Pharmaceuticals claiming she suffered organ failure to her gallbladder from taking Yazmin birth control pills. In a statement, Bayer said it explains all of Yaz’s side effects in its packaging. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • Lawmakers in Kansas met today to discuss ways to strengthen punishments against abortion providers who perform late-term abortions, including ways for letting the woman sue her doctor. [Kansas City Star]
  • Idaho State Representative Steve Kren (R-Nampa) introduced legislation yesterday which put a ban on abortions based on gender or race. Aborting based on either of those two factors would be a felony and having knowledge that those factors were a factor would be a misdemeanor. [Idaho Reporter]
  • Police arrested a man in Jersey City, NJ, yesterday for allegedly following behind young Hispanic women and peeing on their legs. Ntinkuma Patel, 27, was busted by cops who engaged in a two-week stakeout in the Journal Square area when he peed on a 16-year-old girl. The nastiest part of this whole story? Patel works in an area doughnut shop. [NJ.com]
  • Police in Fort Worth, Texas, are urging women to be wary of a rapist who is posing as a police officer. A woman reported that she was sexually assaulted by a man — dressed in a blue uniform with badges — who knocked on her door and said he was looking for a fugitive. Police wanted to remind women it’s acceptable to ask cops to show their identification, or to call 911 and ask the dispatcher to confirm an officer was sent to their residence. [Fort Worth Star Telegram]
  • Ugh, this is crazy: This time it’s a 15-year-old girl who was “savagely beaten” by a 15-year-old boy outside Deerfield Beach Middle School in Broward County, Florida. Police said the girl was punched and fell to the ground, where the boy stomped on her until a teacher pulled him off. The boy, who will be charged with attempted murder, allegedly attacked the girl over “alleged verbal remarks.” [Miami Herald]

INTERNATIONAL

  • A judge for the U.K.’s prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction, a contest for women novelists, complained women write books with too much “grimness,” “not much wit” and “not much joy.” Judge Daisy Goodwin also complained too many books written by women deal with “rape” or “Asian sisters.” [Guardian UK]
  • Canada’s foreign minister said birth control won’t be included in an initiative to “save lives” at a G8 summit in June. Maternal health advocates, however, say that family planning does save lives. [Toronto Globe & Mail]
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