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Activists Mailing Photos Of Used Tampons To Georgia Politician

Of all the anti-abortion legislative f***ery to happen recently, one of the saddest stories is out of Georgia. As I blogged in Today’s Lady News on Wednesday, GA State Representative Bobby Franklin has introduced a bill that would would classify abortion as “prenatal murder” in order to criminalize it, which would thus require miscarriages to be investigated by the state. They’re pre-born citizens, don’t you know? Obviously this is incredibly sensitive to grieving mothers and father who just lost a much-wanted pregnancy.

But for such a wonderful idea, it will be a difficult undertaking: what about all the potential babies — the unfertilized eggs — women lose each month with their citizenry depletion menstruation? Who will investigate those prenatal murders? Luckily some feminist activists have a great idea on how to help. Keep reading »

Tacos The Downfall Of “Fat” Miss San Antonio Beauty Queen

Beauty pageants are brutal, yo: Pageant officials have stripped Domonique Ramirez, 17, of her Miss San Antonio beauty queen title and handed off the tiara to another girl because, among other violations, Ramirez reportedly got too fat from eating tacos.

The Miss Bexar County Organization stripped Ramirez of her crown recently for contract violations like failing to show up for events, taking modeling gigs not sanctioned by the pageant, and not writing thank you notes. Oh, sweetie, your job isn’t that hard. She sued and the pageant filed a countersuit, itemizing the list of contract violations, which included her failure to maintain the same weight she was when she won the pageant. Domonique Ramirez clocks in at 5’8″ and 129 lbs, the porker! While testifying on the stand over the past week, Ramirez said she was told by pageant officials she had to lose 13 lbs. Keep reading »

Rape Victim Was “Inviting” Sexual Assault With Provocative Dress, Flirting

Watch out, because I am going to throw things. A judge in Manitoba has ruled that a 2006 rape victim who was wearing a tube top, high heels, makeup and no bra was sending “mixed signals” that “sex was in the air” to her rapist, Kenneth Rhodes, who was merely insensitive to the fact the sex near a “darkened highway” was not consensual. “This is a case of misunderstood signals and inconsiderate behavior,” said Queen’s Bench Justice Robert Dewar, who called Rhodes a “clumsy Don Juan.” Keep reading »

I Will Survive

At first I was afraid, I was petrified … and then I realized I’m awesome and forgot about that loser. But if your breakup isn’t going as swiftly, get your hands on this “I Will Survive.” The Band-aid-like tin comes with a heart-shaped charm, a remedy booklet, and your very own recovery certificate. Most importantly, it also comes with affirmation cards for those dark moments when you can’t see out from the bottom of the pint of Chunky Monkey. Get this “I Will Survive” Breakup Kit and pair it with The Frisky’s very own 30-Day Breakup Guide, duh!

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Quickies: Kanye Tweets About “Gold Diggin’ Bitches” & A “Teen Mom”‘s Got Nude Pics

  • The always-eyeroll-worthy Kanye West tweeted a gripe about “gold diggin’ bitches getting pregnant on purpose.” Because you know we can control that. [The Young, Black and Fabulous, Necole Bitchie]
  • Ray J says he “created” ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian and she wouldn’t have been famous without their sex tape. [Oh No They Didn't]
  • Watch J.Lo break down crying after eliminating sweetheart Chris Medina on “American Idol.” Don’t worry, Jen: Amelia is sobbing right with you. [Guanabee]
  • Our girl Annika Harris says don’t blame actresses for their heinous red carpet looks — blame the stylists who dress them! [Uptown Magazine]

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Shopping Guide: 12 Beige Pumps To Elongate Your Legs

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I have a problem: a problem buying shoes. I didn’t used to be this way. But then beige/”nude” pumps became popular and a 5’5″ pipsqueak like myself could not contain her excitement for footwear that elegantly elongates my legs. (No joke, this morning my father asked me if I’d had a growth spurt.)

Editor’s Note: Not to turn a silly, fun Shopping Guide into something more serious, but I just wanted to acknowledge why we’re using the word “beige” instead of the more popular “nude” to describe these heels. “Nude” is never nude on everyone. If you have darker skin — or if Jessica decides to get the Snooki spray tan — these beige heels will likely not have a radical leg-elongating effect, though they may still look absolutely fabulous. Onward!

Much to the chagrin of my debit card, I have three pairs of beige shoes in steady rotation. But if you nab one of the budget-friendly pairs I’ve included in this roundup, your bank balance won’t be hurting like mine.

Today’s Lady News: NYC Abortion Billboard Targeting Black Women To Be Removed

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South Dakota Bill Would Require “Crisis Pregnancy Center” Counseling Before An Abortion

South Dakota, will you stop f**king with us? Enough already! South Dakota’s House of Representatives has approved a bill requiring a woman seeking an abortion to be “counseled” first at a so-called “crisis pregnancy center.”

Proponents of the bill say they are trying to assess whether women are being forced to end a pregnancy, as a doctor would have to sign off that the abortion is “voluntary, uncoerced, and informed.” The bill, which refers to the woman as a “pregnant mother” (agenda, anyone?), requires the woman to have pre-abortion counseling and be informed what kind of help is available to them if they continue the pregnancy. The bill also requires the woman to wait 72 hours after first meeting with the doctor who’ll perform the abortion. That time period is what anti-abortion activists claim is giving women time to think, but in reality it makes scheduling the procedure more difficult for working women or women with children, as they have to go to not one appointment, but two. And considering the vast majority of counties in America do not have an abortion clinic, terminating a pregnancy can involve driving long distances in some parts of the country. Keep reading »

What’s Up, Pussycat?

Yesterday a scampish rogue IMed me with a link and the message, “To the only person who loves p**sy and fashion as much as I do.” Oh, dear, I thought, mostly because I don’t like p**sy. But I clicked to link and much to my surprise I’m kinda in love with Elisabeth Moch’s funky Gibson-Girl-slash-I-Can-Haz-Cheezburger cat people. Some people have too much time on their hands … and I like it. [Elisabeth Moch] Keep reading »

Cheapskate: The ModCloth Sale

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Attention, hipsters! Put down McSweeney’s and turn off “Portlandia” because it’s time for ModCloth’s Cabin Fever sale. Some of the goodies are up to 70 percent off, which will give you plenty of money left over to invest in that cupcake food truck you’ve been trying to start.

I poked around the ModCloth sale and tried to keep in mind Amelia’s Style 911 advice on how to dress feminine without veering into “young Blair Waldorf” territory. Did I do a good job or do I need further tutoring?

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