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“I Had An Abortion” Project Collates Women’s Accounts Of Abortion

Coat Hanger Abortions
A Mississippi pol doesn't think coat hanger abortions are a problem. Read More »
My Abortion
This author says her abortion was the best decision of her life. Read More »
Abortion Rights
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All of The Frisky's posts about reproductive rights. Read More »
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What is it like to have an abortion? The Internet can be a crapshoot for honest narratives about the experience. You remember, the Internet, land of grotesque photos of bloody fetuses and rumors that breast cancer is caused by abortion?

A new Tumblr project called I Had An Abortion (not affiliated with the documentary of the same name), organized by reproductive health advocate Steph Herold, seeks to collect stories about abortion experiences which have been published around the web. Keep reading »

Caption This: Mitt Romney Speaks To The NAACP

Earlier today, Mitt Romney spoke at an NAACP conference — that’s the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a civil rights organization  — and, well, it did not go so hot. Romney got booed for a whole 15 seconds after he promised to repeal health care reform, which he called “non-essential” and “expensive.” Keep reading »

Daniel Tosh Issues Half-Assed Twitter Apology For Rape Jokes

Daniel Tosh Rape Joke
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Daniel Tosh joked about a woman in audience getting raped by five men. Read More »
Rape Jokes On Facebook
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Joking about raping women is cool with Facebook. Read More »
Tosh Grope Jokes
"Tosh 2.0" suggests dudes grope women for laughs. Read More »
  • Daniel Tosh apologized yesterday for suggesting onstage Friday night that it would be funny if a female audience was raped by five dudes — although it was a pretty meh apology, given it was just tweeting “all of the out of context misquotes aside, I’d like to sincerely apologize.” Tosh had told a rape joke while performing onstage and a woman in the audience of the Laugh Factory had yelled out that rape jokes weren’t funny. He then said, “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by like, five guys right now? Like right now? What if a bunch of guys just raped her…” Don’t try to pass that off as mere heckler handling, Tosh. There were a million other ways to better handle that situation that doesn’t involve threats of sexualized violence.  [E! Online]
  • Lady Gaga’s social networking site Little Monsters has finally launched. [PopCrush]
  • Kate Spade is launching a lower-priced line, which will allegedly be called Saturday. Goodbye, rest of my paychecks for all of eternity. [Racked]
  • Vanessa Paradis is devastated over Johnny Depp’s cheating on her with Amber Heard. Well, duh. [Stupid Celebrities Keep reading »

What Happens When Rachel Dratch Sits At The Cool Kids’ Lunch Table?

Rachel's Baby Story
Rachel Dratch found herself knocked up at 43. Read More »
Rach & Amy On "Gray Balls"
Rachel Dratch and Amy Poehler explain the term "gray balls." Read More »
Judd On Funny Women
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Judd Apatow informs sexist d-bags that women are, in fact, funny. Read More »
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Loser!

“It would be sad if anyone chewed your faces off because you’re so pretty” should totally be your new pickup line. [Splitsider]

Sofia Vergara Is Engaged!

Sofia ignores bad advice
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Her publicist told her to get breast reduction surgery. Read More »
Transexual Comment
Sofia Vergara said she looks like a transsexual, for some reason. Read More »
Morning Quickies
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Adele's baby might be born in just two months! Read More »
  • “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara is engaged! The actress is bethrothed to her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Nick Loeb. Congratulations! [US Weekly]
  • Australian magazine Women’s Day is publishing a never-before-seen photo of Prince William and Kate Middleton on their honeymoon in the Seychelles. A royal photographer has sniffed “a week out of the spotlight was not too much to ask” after publicly sharing their entire wedding with the world. True fact. [Socialite Life]
  • Kristen Wiig has officially confirmed she is dating Fabrizio Moretti from The Strokes and that she is “happier” than ever. [Stupid Celebrities]
  • The outlook is not looking good for Usher’s stepson, who was hit by a jetski over the weekend. Also, a family friend of Usher’s is being investigated for involvement in the accident. [Stupid Celebrities, PopCrush] Keep reading »

Daniel Tosh Suggests Audience Rape Woman Who Complains About Rape Jokes

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  • “Tosh 2.0″ host and comedian Daniel Tosh suggested an audience rape a woman who complained about rape jokes, asking “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by, like, five guys right now? Like right now? What if a bunch of guys just raped her?” I just can’t even with this one. [Cookies For Breakfast]
  • Oh, but there’s more fuckery! Radio personality Kidd Kraddick said on Monday morning that he thinks women lie about being roofied, blabbing about the “new epidemic that’s sweeping America: It’s the ‘Women who say they’ve been roofied’ epidemic.’ … A lot of times women get really drunk and are like ‘Ah! I got roofied.’” [Dallas Observer]
  • Anti-Mitt Romney election ads from Planned Parenthood, airing in swing states, seem to be swaying women against him. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
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