Today’s Lady News: Toronto Cop Says Don’t Dress Like A “Slut”

Jessica Wakeman | February 17, 2011 - 7:40 pm
  • A cop speaking at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto suggested a woman could prevent sexual assault by not dressing like a “slut.” Also, men could prevent sexual assault by not sexually assaulting women. It’s that easy! [Excalibur]
  • Attention, men who like to “mansplain”: here are the things you can and can’t get away with saying about CBS reporter Lara Logan’s beating and sexual assault in Egypt last week. [Slate]
  • British model Claudia Aderotimi, who died recently from getting butt implants from a person unlicensed to perform plastic surgery, wanted to become a hip-hop video vixen. Claudia had silicone injected into her rear end at a Hampton Inn in Philadelphia, but the silicone poisoned her vascular system and she died shortly thereafter. [The Grio]
  • Oh good. South Dakota decided it’s not entirely reasonable to allow people to kill abortion providers as “justifiable homicide” for protecting the fetus. [New York Times]

  • In honor of Black History Month, let’s recap the myth of the black superwoman. [Ms. Magazine]
  • Model Crystal Renn and model/documentary filmmaker Sara Ziff opened up about the lack of racial and size diversity in modeling. [Styleite]
  • Why do different parts of the world have different ages of consent? [Jezebel]
  • A blogger explains: “Why I’m fat positive.” [You’re Welcome]
  • Journalist and blogger Megan Carpentier has been named executive editor of Raw Story, a liberal politics blog. Carpentier was previously at Talking Points Memo and Jezebel. [Raw Story]
  • The evolution of the conservative woman, as explained by Frisky friend Amanda Hess. []
  • Actor John Slattery, who plays Roger Sterling on “Mad Men,” supports same-sex marriage — making that silver fox all the more boneable in my book. [Oh No They Didn’t]
  • You have to check out this @FeministBieber Twitter handle, y’all! [Ms. Magazine]