Today’s Lady News: Why Does The Female Orgasm Exist?

  • We know it’s fun — but does the female orgasm serve a biological purpose? It could be argued either way! Blogger Tracy Clark-Flory at Salon attempts to explain what’s up with what goes on down there. [Salon]
  • A North Carolina House of Representatives committee has advanced a bill to allow citizens to vote on whether to ban same-sex marriage in the state. [WRAL]
  • Remember Krystal Ball, the Virginia congressional candidate whose campaign was smeared with risqué photos of her and her ex-husband holding a sex toy? Ball now has an enviable career as a professional political pundit on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. [Washington Post]

  • Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will give her first television interview on November 18 since the shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that put a bullet through her head. Veteran journalist Diane Sawyer will conduct the interview. [AP]
  • What a sociologist learned from moonlighting as a fashion model. [Slate]
  • A daughter of the Quiverfull movement — aka the Christian patriarchy movement — speaks out. [Reproductive Health Reality Check]
  • An art exhibit at a New York City called “Cool Guys Like You” examines the concept of what “an important person” looks like according to who gets booked as guests on talk shows and comes up with the answer that it is mostly male and mostly white. [Salon]


  • How various places around the world educate their children about sex ed. [Salon]

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