Today’s Lady News: Extra-Large Condom Ad Zeroes In On Ladies Scared Of Big Penises

  • Big penises have us running to lock ourselves in the bathroom, don’t they, ladies? That’s what the ad agency behind a (real?) ad for Prudence Extra-Large Condoms wants to think. Although the idea of the ad is clever — a long, wordy rant from a guy trying to be “persuasive” — the actual text is kind of rapey, especially the line about “the screams are part of the fragile lady role.” Sorry, bros, but your condom ad is not sexy. [Buzzfeed]
  • Are black women “thinspo” blogs — aka, “thin inspiration” blogs — on the rise? [Clutch Magazine]
  • Meet Katie Ricks, the first-ever openly lesbian minister to be ordained by the Presbyterian Church. [Pam’s House Blend]
  • The Hollywood Reporter’s list of the 35 most powerful people in media only has 10 women on it, and only three are women of color. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • How the Internet has made it easier for women to explore anonymous sex … but has become trouble for female sex addicts. [The Fix]
  • Is there sexism when we discuss weight issues in the black community? [Madame Noire]
  • Some sick f**ks poisoned the drinking water of 150 Afghan high school girls to try to scare them away from getting an education.  This is so f**ked up. [Reuters]
  • Human remains found in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, belong to 12 girls and women. Juarez, a poor factory area, has long been the site of random, senseless violence towards women. [Los Angeles Times]
  • ‘In light of ongoing attacks on civilians in Syria, wives of United Nations ambassadors are urging the First Lady of Syria to “stop your husband” in a YouTube video aimed at Asma al-Assad. [Think Progress
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