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It’s Time To Cry: Watch A Deaf Woman Hear For The First Time

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Oh hai. Have you cried yet today? That’s all going to change when you watch this video of a 29-year-old deaf woman hearing for the first time thanks to a hearing implant. Grab a tissue … no, grab two. [YouTube]

Evening Quickies: Ashton & Demi Unfollow Each Other On Twitter

Meet Sara Leal
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Meet Sara Leal, who Ashton Kutcher may have cheated with. Read More »
Ashton Cheating?
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Cheating rumors have dogged Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore since fall 2010. Read More »
  • Perhaps scandalously, Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) and Demi Moore (@mrskutcher) are no longer following each other on Twitter. OMG WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?! [The Superficial]
  • Ryan Gosling ringtones: the only way The Gos is ever getting in my pants. [Jezebel]
  • The Rep. Anthony Weiner sexting scandal is getting its own gay porn parody. It’s about time! What took them so long? [Queerty]
  • Apparently America isn’t ready for a female-led pro-sex movie like “What’s Your Number?” Speak for yourself, fool! I’ve already bought tickets to see it this weekend. [Crushable] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Army Appoints First Black Female Two-Star General

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  • The US Army has appointed Gen. Marcia Anderson as its first-ever black female two-star general. Gen. Anderson is already the highest-ranking woman in the Army. Congratulations! [The Grio]
  • A federal judge has refused to block a law in Kansas that limits the availability of insurance coverage for abortions. The law, which went into effect in July, forbids health insurance companies from offering coverage for abortion in their basic plans. The judge claimed the ACLU failed to prove how the KS legislature intentionally approved the law to make it more difficult for women to have abortions. [New York Times]
  • First Lady Michelle Obama held a press conference this week with the National Science Foundation about the Career-Life Balance Initiative, which is aimed at women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The initiative seeks to aid women who want to advance in these male-dominated fields while also raising families. I know we have a bunch of Frisky readers who work in engineering, so I would love to hear your thoughts on this! [The Mary Sue] Keep reading »

NYC Cops Warn Against Shorts & Skirts To Avoid Serial Rapist

Victim Blaming
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Rape victims are never to blame for their assault. Read More »
Date Rape Drug Test
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A date rape drug test may soon be available. Read More »
Rape Checklist
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A handy checklist of things that cause rape. Read More »
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A gift from me to you, A Handy-Dandy Guide On Things Not To Do If You’re A Cop — Or Anyone — Talking To Women About Sexual Assault When A Serial Rapist Is Afoot:

  1. Suggest that wearing a skirt, shorts, or dress is just asking for it.
  2. That’s it.

Unfortunately, the NYPD did not get that memo. Women in areas of Brooklyn — which has been ground zero for a serial rapist/groper throughout the spring,  summer and fall — report that NYPD officers have stopped them on the street and offered unsolicited victim-blaming sartorial advice. One 25-year-old who identified herself as Lauren to the Wall Street Journalsaid she was stopped by a cop while wearing shorts. “He pointed at my outfit and said, ‘Don’t you think your shorts are a little short?’” Lauren told the WSJ. “He pointed at [other women's] dresses and said they were showing a lot of skin. He said that such clothing could make the suspect think he had ‘easy access.’”

Oh, for f**k’s sake.

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Melissa McCarthy Plays Girl Talk Jenga With Jimmy Fallon

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Why is the lone plus-size woman wearing a different dress? Read More »
Review: "Bridesmaids"
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This is one chick flick you shouldn't miss! Read More »
Marie Claire On
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Writer hates on plus-size sitcom. Read More »
Melissa McCarthy plays Jenga with Jimmy Fallon
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If I could pick anyone to play Girl Talk Jenga with, it would be Melissa McCarthy and Jimmy Fallon. I thought Girl Talk questions were spicier, though, like “Who do you want to play Seven Minutes In Heaven with?” I guess they have to keep it PG-13 on “Late Night.” [Late Night With Jimmy Fallon]

The Good, The Bad & The WTF: Snooki Has A Sammi Moment On “Jersey Shore”

Snooki Or Wookie?
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What the hell is Snooki wearing on her feet? Read More »
"Jersey Shore" Sexism
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Vinny swears that "Jersey Shore" isn't sexist. Read More »
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In last night’s episode of “Jersey Shore,” Snooki learned some harsh truths about life. Namely, if you pull your dress up and show everyone your vagina in the club, your boyfriend will be angry at you. It’s a lesson we all must learn sooner or later, I suppose.

After the jump, the good, the bad , and the WTF moments of last night’s episode. Keep reading »

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