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Why New “Clare’s Law” On Domestic Violence In The UK Doesn’t Have Advocates Thrilled

On Abused Women
Facts about Rihanna and other abused women. Read More »
Why DV Victims Stay
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Should we ask victims of domestic violence why they stay? Read More »
Abuse Registry?
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Should there be a registry for people who commit DV? Read More »
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You might think that advocates for victims of domestic violence might be thrilled about a proposal that would, in theory, positively affect their life’s work. So why is a new pilot program called “Clare’s Law,” spearheaded by the father of a woman murdered by her abusive partner and set to go into effect this summer, getting a cool reception?  Keep reading »

Chess Tournament Thoughtfully Bans Cleavage So Women Won’t Invite Rude Comments

Miniskirts Banned
Indonesia banning miniskirts so female lawmakers don't "invite rape." Read More »
Sorority Dress Code
Get a load of the Pi Phi rush dress code beauty rules. Read More »
Speedos Forbidden
A UK resort has banned men from wearing skimpy speeds. Read More »
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An IM Conversation at Frisky HQ:

Jessica: Oh, Lord, a chess tournament has banned cleavage.

Amelia:  I love chess.

Jessica:  But do you love playing chess with your titties hanging out? Apparently that’s a problem.

Amelia:  Especially then. I would do it to distract my opponent if they were a 15-year-old prodigy. Keep reading »

Should Colleges Ban Relationships Between Professors And Students?

May December Romance
Jessica fell for an older dude. Read More »
College Girl Panties
The 10 types of underwear every college girl needs. Read More »
Teacher In Porn
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This educator can also be found on a porn site. Read More »
My Women-Only College
campus confidential
Why Julie Zeilinger chose to attend a women-only school. Read More »
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There are lots of things one should not do in college, such as eat ramen noodles for every meal 16 weeks straight, but that does not stop most of us from doing it anyway. Several colleges are trying to put the kibosh on at least one at-times ill-advised decision: a ban on professors banging their students. The New York Post reported this weekend that the City University of New York (CUNY) has proposed a tightening of its sexual harassment policy to ban sexual relationships between professors and “students for whom they have professional responsibility.” Teacher/student hookups are currently “strongly discouraged” in the policy, but the faculty senate and legal counsel both say they should be banned.  Columbia University, also in New York, is finalizing a similar ban on professor/student relationships this month.  Keep reading »

“Doonesbury” Comics On Abortion Banned By Newspapers

VA's Abortion Bills
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Virgina's transvaginal ultrasound anti-abortion bill is super-scary. Read More »
State-Sanctioned Rape
Virginia is considering mandating a transvaginal ultrasound. Read More »
Banning Abortions
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PreNDA would ban abortions based on race or sex. Read More »
My Abortion
This author says her abortion was the best decision of her life. Read More »
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Several newspapers in Oregon and Florida are refusing to print “Doonesbury” cartoons this week, which skewer anti-abortion lawmakers; other papers in Kansas City and Los Angeles are running the comics in the op-ed pages. In cells of the comics seen online, cartoonist Garry Trudeau mocks the state of Texas, which is considering a bill similar to Virginia’s bill which would have mandated transvaginal ultrasounds. Here is how Thursday’s strip, the most controversial one, is described by media reporter Jim Romenesko:

In the stirrups, she is telling a nurse that she doesn’t want a transvaginal exam. Doctor says “Sorry miss, you’re first trimester. The male Republicans who run Texas require that all abortion seekers be examined with a 10″ shaming wand.” She asks “Will it hurt?” Nurse says, “Well, it’s not comfortable, honey. But Texas feels you should have thought of that.” Doctor says, “By the authority invested in me by the GOP base, I thee rape.”

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The Role Of Sarah Palin On “SNL” Will Now Be Played By … Andy Samberg?

Julianne As Sarah
Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin
See Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in "Game Change." Read More »
Tina Does Sarah
Tina Fey does her Sarah Palin impersonation yet again. Read More »
Why Fox Hired Sarah Palin
Today's Lady News feminism
Fox boss admits to hiring Palin because she's "hot." Read More »
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Add Andy Samberg to the list of celebs with a Sarah Palin impersonation in their repetoire … although something tells me he’s not going to be invited back to do this one.  [Hulu]

Morning Quickies: Ryan Gosling Is Single Once More!

Ryan And Eva Do Paris
Ryan Gosling Eva Mendes Paris photo
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes gallivant around the City of Lights. Read More »
Ryan's Disney Dates
Why does Ryan Gosling take all his dates to Disneyland? Read More »
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  • Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes have split after six months, renewing our faith again that there is a God and he does want Amelia to be with her one true love. Ryan supposedly precipitated the break, telling friends he needed “time to think.” Naturally this means he flew to Cape Town, South Africa by himself and went out with a blonde German model. [Mirror UK]
  • Demi Lovato took to Twitter to bash anonymous items on Blind Gossip insinuating she’s taken multiple trips to rehab this year. [PopCrush]
  • Halle Berry and French actor Olivier Martinez have finally confirmed they are engaged. [People]
  • This post on baby poop from a new mom has single-handedly killed ALL interest I’ve had in procreating. [Whereas it's made me even more excited! -- Editor] [Jezebel]
  • Our friend Lena Chen tells you have to have safe sex with your dude when he won’t wear a condom! [Gurl.com] Keep reading »
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