Today’s Lady News: Apparently, Duke Nukem Spanks Women, Too

  • So, allegedly, the new, soon-to-be-released “Duke Nukem Forever” video game doesn’t just involve slapping a woman “to get her to calm down,” but spanking her, too. Now, I’m all for spanking. But I’m for consensual spanking. Honestly, “Duke Nukem Forever” gets more pervy every week. [Kotaku]
  • House Republicans want to use as much as $500,000 of taxpayer money to pay lawyers to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, which is an anti-gay marriage piece of law that codifies marriage as between a man and a woman. Oh, hell no. [Huffington Post]
  • Why are professional athletes curiously silent during Sexual Assault Awareness Month? That’s a gooooood question. [The Grio]

  • Dahlia Lithwick from addresses the possible death of Roe vs. Wade, the lawsuit that effectively legalized abortion in the U.S. [Slate]
  • Univision is on blast from the Latino blog Guanabee for inconsistent “moral standards” when it comes to scantily clad ladies. [Guanabee]
  • A 13-year-old middle school student in Silverton, Oregon, was sent home from school on Tuesday for wearing one of those breast cancer awareness “I love boobies” bracelets to school. [KPTV]
  • Ginia Bellafante, one of The New York Times’ most well-known TV critics, panned HBO’s new show “Game of Thrones” as sexist “boy fiction.” Anyone watch it? What do y’all think? []
  • Please check out these cervical cancer prevention strategies for Latinas, who are apparently more likely than caucasians to be sufferers because they get cancer-detecting Pap smears in fewer numbers. []


  • “Dr. Who” and “The Sarah Jane Adventures” actress Elisabeth Sladen passed away at age 63 from cancer. [The Sun UK]
  • A judge in Australia has approved preliminary sex change therapy for a 10-year-old born as a boy who has been living as a girl. [The Week]

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