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Beware: Your Boss Can Fire Your Flirty Ass

Harassed At Work
Daley's friend is being harassed by her superior at her summer job. Read More »
"Flabby" Torso Harasser
Woman says her boss sexually harassed her with his flabby torso. Read More »
Spanked At Work
Woman wins $1.4 million settlement for getting spanked at work. Read More »
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I will never so much as smile at my boss Amelia again. Why? Because the Iowa Supreme Court ruled today that an employer can fire an employee that he or see finds sexually “irresistable.” The case in question was dentist James Knight who fired his attractive assistant Melissa Nelson because both he and his wife thought this woman could come between them. Also, she wore “distracting” tight clothing! An all-male panel of seven judges agreed this slutty slut had to go: they said it’s not discrimination for bosses to fire someone with whom they have an “irresistible attraction,” even if the person in question has not flirted with them. Keep reading »

CW Developing “Sherwood” Series About A Female Robin Hood

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  • The CW is developing a new TV series about Robin Hood called “Sherwood,” which will star a female lead. [NYMag.com]
  • New HIV infections among African American women are on the decline for the first time ever, according to new data from the Centers For Disease Control. [Madame Noire]
  • It’s extremely difficult for a 17-year-old girl in Virginia to bypass the state’s parental consent laws by obtaining written permission from a judge. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Indian Police Chief Suggests Women Protect Themselves From Rape With Chili Powder

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  • Here are two different ways to stop rape. One, teach men and women that rape is never, ever, ever acceptable. Two, tell women to carry around chili powder to throw at potential attackers. I guess chili powder in the eyeball will make a rapey boner go away right quick, according to a police chief in India. [Guardian UK]
  • Three doctors in Georgia are fighting against a ban on abortions after 20 weeks. [Think Progress]
  • Meet Fabiola Gianotti, part of the team who discovered the Higgs Boson particle this year. She is 5th runner-up for TIME magazine’s “Person Of The Year” award, which went to President Obama. [Feministing] Keep reading »

Swedish Teens Riot After Slut-Shaming On Instagram

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  • High school students in Sweden staged a riot after a 17-year-old student posted a question on Instagram asking for “sluts” to be identified, which garnered a list of 200 pictures of 13- and 14-year-old kids. In response, other students — including older siblings — went after the original poster and then rioted in the streets and at the mall. Damn, Sweden. You’re making us Americans look like we don’t give a shit about slut-shaming! [The Local SE]
  • Will a third attempt at a U.S. women’s soccer league be able to stay afloat? [New York Times]
  • On creating the best possible sexual assault policies for universities. [Ms. Magazine]
  • Why the GOP needs more black women. [The Root] Keep reading »

“Bad Barbies” Girl Gang Terrorizing The Bronx

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  • There’s a girl gang called the “Bad Barbies” in The Bronx who are an offshoot of a larger Latino gang throughout New York City. Hmm, ladies, this is not the sort of gender equality we support. [New York Post]
  • The New York Times had an in-depth piece this weekend about the town of Steubenville, Ohio, and the sexual assault of a young woman, possibly by members of the high school football team. [New York Times]
  • Will the Newtown, Connecticut, massacre finally force us to have a conversation about violence and masculinity in America? [Ms. Magazine] Keep reading »
"Nice Guys" Who Rape
Intent isn’t everything, but it does matter. Read More »
Frisky Feminism!
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On The Newtown Massacre
Thoughts from a woman who went through a violent attack at her school. Read More »

Ireland To Clarify Abortion Law Following Death Of Woman Who Was Refused Medical Care

Savita's Death
Savita Halappanavar
The 31-year-old died because the hospital refused to give her an abortion. Read More »
I'm From Ireland
... and I'm so grateful I had my abortion in America. Read More »
"Pro-Life" No More
How one woman lost faith in the pro-life movement. Read More »
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Thirty-one-year-old Savita Halappanavar died in Ireland’s University Hospital Galway in October after she was repeatedly denied medical care while suffering a miscarriage.

Halappanavar, an Indian who lived and worked in Ireland with her husband, began miscarrying around October 24, 17 weeks into her her pregnancy. Her cervix had dilated, she was leaking amniotic fluid, and a doctor said the fetus would not survive outside her body. She had the “shakes,” was “shivering” and “vomiting” for several days. Halappanavar and her husband repeatedly asked to terminate the pregnancy, but the hospital refused, telling her “This is a Catholic country” and they could not perform an abortion so long as a fetal heartbeat was detectable. On October 28, Savita Halappanavar died of septicemia (blood poisoning) and E.coli ESBL.

Women in Ireland have had a right to an abortion if their life is at risk since 1992, after an Irish Supreme Court ruling. But today, Ireland’s Minister of Health announced the Irish government will introduce a new law to clarify specifically that abortions are legal when the life of the mother is at risk. However, the health of the mother will still not be reason enough for an Irish doctor to terminate a pregnancy. That is still unacceptable.  Keep reading »

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