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What Do You Do To Avoid Sexual Assault And Harassment?

Rape Is "God's Will"
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"Don't Get Raped!"
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Rapist Blames Four Loko
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What Do You Do To Not Get Raped?
  • Wow, everyone: Project Unspoken at Emory University put together this amazing video in which it asked both men and women on camera what actions they take on a daily basis to avoid sexual assault and harassment. Not surprisingly, the men say they do nothing … and the women go on and on and on and on.  Seriously, watch this video. It’s very powerful. [Feministing]
  • INTERPOL has elected its first-ever female president, Mireille Ballestrazzi. [The Mary Sue]
  • I don’t talk as much about “intersectionalism” as I probably should — that is, recognizing that oppression is all intersectional and that feminist activism must never ignore class, race, sexual orientation, etc. — so this “Intersectionalism 101″ blog post is probably a good place to start if you want to learn more about it. [Nerdy Feminist]
  • On the wide poverty gap between women and men. [The Atlantic]
  • Four ways in which women won the 2012 election. [TIME] Keep reading »

“Bra-Burning Feminist” Romola Garai Talks Body Image

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Meet Romola Garai, star of "The Hour" and "Atonement." Read More »
Airbrushed Britney
Lucky magazine apologized for airbrushing Britney too much. Read More »
No Photoshop Here!
Rihanna's Bikini Body
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“My weight was a very big issue when I started. I was then — and am now — a very normal size 10. But that’s not acceptable. Everyone’s aware of it. It’s partly because fashion, film and television have become so interdependent. Increasingly, it’s actresses doing the big fashion advertising campaigns and now there’s no distinction between actresses and models. There’s no way I could ring up a company that was lending me a red carpet dress and say, ‘Do you have it in a 10?’ Because all the press samples are an eight —I would say a small eight. If you want the profile, you have to lose the weight. … It’s difficult because if I refuse to do any magazines at all, my work, I think, would suffer in a very immediate way. But when I appear in these magazines, I know I’m being ‘trimmed’. I’m being airbrushed a lot. And I know that people are accepting those images and are under the impression that that is really how my body looks, that I’m hairless and sexless and weigh 90 lbs. That really worries me. And I really don’t know what to do except talk about it.”

– Romola Garai plays a pioneering woman in journalism on the kickass BBC drama “The Hour” and it turns out she’s just as rad in real life. I find it fascinating that she’s aware she’s being airbrushed in magazines and feels guilty about women who look at her and think it’s the real deal. Photoshop is not going anywhere, so we all have to make peace with it somehow; it should not be too much to ask that Photoshop does not change the fundamental way we look. If I were a celebrity, I feel like I’d be okay with having a zit airbrushed off or something. But 20 lbs? That’s a bit much. [Telegraph UK]

L.A. County Votes To Require Condoms In Porn

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  • Porn actors are now required to wear condoms during porn shoots, voters in Los Angeles County decided yesterday. Proposition B will also make it easier for the county’s Department of Health to conduct inspections on-set and make sure actors are following the regulations properly. Workers inside the industry strongly opposed the bill and warned it would prompt porn companies to move out of L.A. County. [Think ProgressThink Progress, Los Angeles Daily News]
  • Meet Sam Gordon, an eight-year-old girl who’s a football prodigy! [HyperVocal]
  • Anti-choice Amendment 6 lost big in Florida … and let’s check in with what went down with reproductive rights in Missouri, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Virginia . [Feminist.org, Think Progress]
  • Getting to know the four newest female senators! And here’s all the other pro-choice ladies who were victorious last night that you will want to meet. [College Candy]
  • Five race and gender justice lessons learned from this election cycle. [ColorLines] Keep reading »

It Turns Out Declaring War On Women Is Not Such A Successful Election Strategy

Pro-Choice Victory!
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All the pro-choice women victorious in last night's election. Read More »
Obama Victory Speech
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2012 Election
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Who’d've thunk?! Suggesting that pregnancy from rape is “God’s will,” that some rape is “legitimate” while other rape is not, and saying a woman’s body has “a way of shutting the whole thing down” so pregnancy does not occur from rape DOES NOT MAKE WOMEN WANT TO VOTE FOR YOU. Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin may have found two women — including one who was raped and had an abortion — to appear in a campaign ad proclaiming him the second coming of Gloria Steinem, but the rest of us ladies were not buying it. Keep reading »

Illinois Woman In Labor Votes Before Going To Hospital

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  • Now that’s dedication! Illinois mama-to-be Galacia Malone stopped at her local voting station to vote while her contractions were still five minutes apart. Once she voted, she dashed off to the hospital to give birth. Amazing. [ABC News]
  • Women in the military say that sexual assault is still very much a problem. [New York Times]
  • How a Tea Party-affiliated group is targeting transgender voters. [Raw Story] Keep reading »
Election Night Drinking Game!
Let's all get drunk and bite our nails together! Read More »
2012 Election
All of The Frisky's posts about the 2012 election. Read More »
Politicians On Rape
A handy guide to what various old white conservatives have said. Read More »

VA Candidate’s Campaign HQ Vandalized With “Baby Killer”

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  • The campaign headquarters of Wayne Powell, the Democratic challenger to Republican Rep. Eric Cantor, was vandalized with the words “baby killer” and “n***er lover.” Ugh, what is wrong with people?! [Think Progress]
  • Wisconsin Democratic candidate Tammy Baldwin is really, really close to becoming the first-ever openly gay senator. [Jezebel]
  • A five-year-old girl designed her own video game (with her dad’s help) and has now netted her own TED talk. [The Mary Sue]
  • Parents of a pregnant 32-year-old with developmental disabilities do not want their daughter having an abortion. A Nevada judge, however, wants to hold an inquiry to find out what the daughters’ wishes are, despite the fact her parents have legal rights over their daughter’s medical decisions. [The Stir] Keep reading »
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