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Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Suspends Campaign, Anti-Woman Asshattery Probably Still Forthcoming

  • Rick Santorum suspended his presidential campaign today after an interminably long campaign riddled with the most horrendous, anti-woman, bigoted of comments. I look forward to what Santorum will be able to cook up now that he has all this free time on his hands. [New York Times
  • Arizona’s state House of Representatives has voted to advance a bill banning most abortions after 20 weeks, as well as establishing a website with images of fetuses at various stages of development for women to view. The bill now heads to Republican Governor Jan Brewer’s desk. [Washington Post]
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton submitted her own post for the Texts From Hillary Clinton meme and I think we can all agree this wins the Internet. G2G Scrunchie time! [Texts From Hillary Clinton]
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Ashley Judd Addresses The Underlying Misogyny In Rumors About Her Looks

Teaching Boys Feminism
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On Sex Work & Feminism
Actress Billie Piper talks about sex work and feminism. Read More »

“That women are joining in the ongoing disassembling of my appearance is salient. Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate. It privileges, inter alia, the interests of boys and men over the bodily integrity, autonomy, and dignity of girls and women. It is subtle, insidious, and never more dangerous than when women passionately deny that they themselves are engaging in it. This abnormal obsession with women’s faces and bodies has become so normal that we (I include myself at times—I absolutely fall for it still) have internalized patriarchy almost seamlessly. We are unable at times to identify ourselves as our own denigrating abusers, or as abusing other girls and women. Keep reading »

Meet Lila Rose, Anti-Abortion Crusader & Co-Opter Of Feminism

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Lila Rose, a twentysomething anti-abortion activist who conducts “sting” operations on Planned Parenthood, penned a piece last week for the news site Politico about the voice she says has been absent from the debate over women’s health care: “that of the anti-abortion feminist.”

Now, it’s not a news that a feminist would also be opposed to abortion; there have always been feminists who have made the individual choice not to have an abortion when presented with an unwanted pregnancy. The problem is when women who call themselves feminists and are also anti-abortion try to climb into my bed, my OB/GYN office, my medical records, and tell me what to do — women like Lila Rose, who writes:

We are women who view the intentional killing of children not as a constitutional right, a matter of privacy or a necessary evil but, rather, as profoundly anti-woman and the antithesis of love. … We are women who believe that something precious is lost when fertility is intentionally excluded from marriage, a sacred bond and a total giving of each spouse to the other. We are women who believe that sex and pregnancy aren’t just health issues; they are also inextricably linked with family, morals, faith and values. And we are women who love everything about being a woman, including being mothers. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Curbing Reproductive Rights Raises Taxpayer Costs, Duh

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  • Curbing reproductive rights raises taxpayer costs, duh. I’m pretty sure women’s rights activists have been saying this, oh, forever. [Bloomberg]
  • This is how much it costs to own a vagina: an itemized list. [Jezebel]
  • Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, compared women to caterpillars. [Bloomberg
  • Clutch your pearls! The University of Wisconisn distributed free condoms to students before spring break and some people are pissed about it. [Badger Herald] Keep reading »

An Open Letter To The Guy Who Called Me “Crazy”

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Dear Guy Who Seemed Cool On Our First Date But Freaked When I Said I Wanted To Take Sexual Stuff Slowly And Sent Me A Barrage Of Douchey Text Messages Which Culminated In Pronouncing Me “Crazy”,

I feel as if we have gotten off on the wrong foot.  Keep reading »

Samantha Brick Still Doesn’t Understand The Real Reason Women Don’t Like Her

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The Brit thinks other women hate her because she's beautiful. Read More »
Victim Is "Too Pretty"
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NY Post claims alleged victim is "too pretty" to be credible. Read More »
Tell Me I'm Pretty
Is it so much to ask to want to be told I'm beautiful? Read More »
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Since Samantha Brick exploded (maybe imploded?) onto the scene earlier this week with her Daily Mail article on the vagaries of being a beautiful woman, she’s been making the media rounds. Yesterday, Brick appeared on the UK show “ITV This Morning,” going head-to-head with the show’s hosts and psychologist Emma Kelly. Despite their best efforts, though, Samantha Brick still doesn’t get it — she still thinks that women don’t like her because she’s beautiful. But actually, that’s got nothing to do with it, Sam. Keep reading »

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