Today’s Lady News: Brazil To Ban Faulty Breast Implants

  • Brazil’s health ministry announced today it will permanently ban faulty breast implants created by the French company PIP, which used industrial-grade silicone instead of medical-grade silicone. When breast implants leak, industrial-grade silicone can be dangerous to the body. The PIP silicone implants were already temporarily banned in Brazil since 2010. [CBS News]
  • Newt Gingrich’s imaginary presidency would “look at” Sarah Palin as vice president or a Cabinet job. [Think Progress]
  • “The Loving Story,” a documentary about the interracial couple who sparked the 1967 Supreme Court case Loving vs. Virginia, will air on HBO in February. [Madame Noire]
  • Delaware’s civil union law goes into effect on January 1st. Congratulations! [Queerty]
  • GOOD editor Ann Friedman on why we need a women-friendly, heterosexual hookup app. [GOOD]
  • Black actresses are still decrying the lack of good roles. [The Daily Beast]
  • Is a lesbian subtext still important for books and films? [After Ellen]
  • On Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady.” [New York Times]
  • Meet the Collective Of Lady Arm Wrestlers! [Guardian UK]
Contact the author of this post at Jessica@TheFrisky.com. Follow me on Twitter at @JessicaWakeman.
 
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