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Today’s Lady News: 13-Year-Old “Bride” Dies After Arranged Marriage

  • OK, this is a sad one: a spokesperson for Sisters Arab Forum for Human Rights says a 13-year-old girl in Yemen died of severe bleeding to her genitals four days after an arranged marriage. Question: why does the AP not use the words “sexual assault” once in this article? Recently a religious decree in Yemen forbade the marriage of girls younger than 17 years old, which prompted top Islamic leaders there to declare supporters of the ban “apostates.” [AP]
  • The City Council of Austin, Texas, ruled this morning that so-called “crisis-pregnancy centers” that don’t offer or refer women to abortion or birth control services must post signs on their premises clarifying this. Supporters of abortion rights say CPCs, which are not medical clinics, are often located near actual abortion clinics and try to dissuade women from terminating their pregnancies. [Austin American-Statesman]

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5 Things That Happen If You Barf In A NYC Subway Car

There are three things any person, anywhere in the world, who uses the subway is deathly afraid of happening:

  1. The subway gets stuck underground while the mariachi band is inside your car.
  2. A crazy guy pulls a knife on you.
  3. You barf.

Most people will be lucky enough to never experience their public transportation worst nightmare. But not me. No, not me!

On Tuesday afternoon, thanks to a startling lack of common sense on my part, I went into the New York City subway system when I had food poisoning. Keep reading »

Tiger Woods’ Dad Rolls Over In His Grave After Appearing In New Nike Ad


Classy move, Tiger Woods, invoking your dead father in your new Nike ad. Opportunistic. Gross. Typical of you.

I’m sorry, Tiger, but are we supposed to feel bad for you because you are a cheater and a liar? Because your father died? Because you lost some endorsement deals? Ummm, we don’t. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Watch The “Mad Men” Cast And Crew Sing “Bye Bye Birdie”!

Hey, there’s a reason the cast and crew of “Mad Men” aren’t in musical theater! But if you can ignore how they all sound like a cat slowly dying, it’s pretty cute. And yes, somebody gets naked. (It’s not Jon Hamm, unfortunately.)

If The Frisky subjected you to a video of us warbling a show tune off-key, which one would you want it to be? Tell us in the comments! [YouTube] Keep reading »

Quotable: Fergie Pretends French Fries Are “Poison”

“I’m not going to lie: There are times I play mind tricks on myself, like that the French fries are poison. With desserts, I’ll let myself have just one bite, but I’ll look like a freak when I’m eating it, like when I did Duncan Hines commercials as a kid, just savoring every morsel.”

Fergie, on her healthy-eating tips that would make Michael Pollan proud [Elle] Keep reading »

Quotable: Ellen Page Talks “Juno,” Abortion, And White Dudes

“You all need to calm down. People are so black and white about this. Because she kept the baby everybody said the film was against abortion. But if she’d had an abortion everybody would have been like, ‘Oh my God.’ I am a feminist and I am totally pro-choice, but what’s funny is when you say that people assume that you are pro-abortion. I don’t love abortion but I want women to be able to choose and I don’t want white dudes in an office being able to make laws on things like this. I mean what are we going to do — go back to clothes hangers?”

Ellen Page on the controversy surrounding her role in “Juno” [Guardian UK] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: France Recalls Silicon Breast Implants Over Rupturing

  • France has pulled a type of silicon gel breast implant after a French regulatory agency cited increased cases of the implants rupturing. The implants are manufactured in France by a company called PIP but are exported to 66 countries. Women with the recalled implants are advised to see their surgeon for an examination and have regular ultrasounds. [AP] [AP]
  • Police arrested Erlyndon Joseph Lo, 27, of Plano, Texas, on Saturday for threatening deadly force against a Dallas abortion clinic. The day before, Lo had filed a court document at the Plano federal courthouse announcing his intention to go to the Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center in Dallas and “use deadly force to defend the innocent life of another human being.” His court filing sought a restraining order against law enforcement. His two charges are using interstate commerce to communicate a threat, and threatening force to intimidate and interfere with clients and employees of a reproductive health service. If convicted, Lo faces up to six years in prison. FBI agents said threatening and erratic behavior by Lo in recent months had already put him on their radar. [Dallas Morning News]

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Frisky Q&A: Jillian Lauren, Author of “Some Girls: My Life In A Harem”

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