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UK Cracking Down On Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

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  • The United Kingdom is seeking stricter regulation of cosmetic surgery procedures, including an proposed ban on “free consultations” and “two-for-one” plastic surgery deals, as well as two stages of written consent. The regulations follow a scandal last year, where almost 50,000 breast implants manufactured in France were found to contain industrial grade silicone, instead of medical-grade silicone. [Guardian UK]
  • Texas Republicans are attempting to make it more difficult to acquire the abortion pill, which is a safe and discreet way for women to terminate pregnancies at home. [Huffington Post]
  • Check out the just-launched Radical Women’s History Project Tumblr! [RWHP]

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Indonesian City Bans Slutty Ladies From “Straddling” Male Bicyclists

Miniskirts Banned
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... so that sluts don't tempt men to assault them. Read More »
Rape Victim Suicide
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A 17-year-old Indian gang rape victim committed suicide. Read More »
Protect With Chili Powder?
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Indian police chief offensively suggested chili powder prevents rape. Read More »
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Women in the Indonesian city of Lhokseumawe¬†must now ride side-saddle on bikes and motorcycles, because “straddling” a male bicyclist from behind as he peddles in front is now verboten. Keep reading »

Republicans Block Renewal Of The Violence Against Women Act

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  • House Republicans have blocked the Violence Against Women Act, making it the first time the bill has not been renewed since 1994. GOP legislators balked at VAWA’s inclusions for Native Americans, immigrant women, and LGBTQ folks. God, this is depressing. [MSNBC]
  • A judge has ruled that Texas can cut off funding to Planned Parenthood clinics and deny health care coverage to nearly 50,000 poor women (it objects to clinics providing abortions) while a trial goes forward to ascertain the legality of the state’s defunding. [New York Daily News, Reproductive Health Reality Check]
  • Pregnancies by Latina women declined from 2007 to 2010, as Hispanic women are planning for smaller families. [New York Times] Keep reading »

I’m Kind Of Obsessed With Knowing Everything About “Wives With Beehives”

'50s Men Desirable?
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Dubiously sourced study says women find '50s-era men desirable. Read More »
Traditional Men
I'm a feminist, but I want to date a more traditional dude. Read More »
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The Perfect '50s Housewife

Oh, feminism, what a tangled web you weave! How could I have missed “Wives With Beehives,” a program that aired last Thursday night on TLC (of course), about couples who purposefully live a 1950s lifestyle? The husbands go off to work, carrying their lunch in a pail, natch, while the wives stay at their kitsch-ed out ’50s home wearing full makeup and retro dresses, cooking and cleaning before his return. Here’s a clip featuring 37-year-old Amber chatting about how this lifestyle is just the bee knees. Keep reading »

Indian Gang Rape Victim, Age 23, Dies From Injuries

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  • There are no words: the 23-year-old woman in India who was brutally gang raped by at least six men last week has died from her multiple injuries. [Newser]
  • Meet the woman who gave away wigs to Orthodox Jewish women in the New York area affected by Hurricane Sandy. [NYMag.com]
  • What conservatives taught us about women’s bodies in 2012. [Slate]
  • On women drinking in bars as an act of feminist activism. [Bitch Magazine] Keep reading »

Woman’s Family Sues Online Gun Website Over Lack Of Accountability

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  • The family of Jitka Vesel filed a lawsuit earlier this month against Armslist.com for illegally selling a gun to the man who murdered her. Vesel was shot as many as 12 times in the parking lot of a Chicago suburb by a stalker. Her murderer was not ¬†supposed to be able to legally acquire the murder weapon on Armslist.com, but was able to purchase it by paying an extra $200. [Think Progress]
  • Female avatars in the video game Second Life are more likely to be dressed in skin-revealing clothing, according to a study of 400 avatars. [Geekosystem]
  • Find out how Stanford University is bridging the gender gap in the computer sciences. [TechCrunch] Keep reading »
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