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Today’s Lady News: Brazil To Ban Faulty Breast Implants

  • Brazil’s health ministry announced today it will permanently ban faulty breast implants created by the French company PIP, which used industrial-grade silicone instead of medical-grade silicone. When breast implants leak, industrial-grade silicone can be dangerous to the body. The PIP silicone implants were already temporarily banned in Brazil since 2010. [CBS News]
  • Newt Gingrich’s imaginary presidency would “look at” Sarah Palin as vice president or a Cabinet job. [Think Progress]
  • “The Loving Story,” a documentary about the interracial couple who sparked the 1967 Supreme Court case Loving vs. Virginia, will air on HBO in February. [Madame Noire]
  • Delaware’s civil union law goes into effect on January 1st. Congratulations! [Queerty]
  • GOOD editor Ann Friedman on why we need a women-friendly, heterosexual hookup app. [GOOD]
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#Pandagate Gets Taiwanese Animation

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As both a panda lover and a feminist, I was torn asunder by the BBC’s WTF decision to include a panda named Tian Tian on a list of 12 women of the year, but not include three women who won the Nobel Peace Prize or any female CEOs. #Pandagate, as the scandal became known on Twitter, is a bear claw right through the heart for those of us who love celebrating (human) ladies’ accomplishments as much as we love those funny, bamboo-eating black and white bears. And of course you know the Taiwanese animation treatment of #Pandagate is awesome, if rather editorialized with an anti-panda bias. Ahem. [NMA.tv Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Saudi Arabian Women Can Vote Or Run For Office Without Male Approval In 2015

  • Saudi women will be able to vote and run for office without a male guardian’s approval in 2015, an official has announced. Women in Saudi Arabia require a male guardian’s permission — usually a father, brother or husband — to work, travel, study abroad, and marry, along with numerous other activities. Some see King Abdullah’s recent support of giving more rights to Saudi women as a slow sign of progress. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
  • Argentina’s president Christina Fernandez de Kirchner has thyroid cancer and will take 20 days off in January for surgery and recuperation. [BBC]
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tops the list of most admired women in the world, according to a Gallup poll. Clinton is followed by Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin, and Condoleezza Rice, respectively. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Dov Charney Describes His Sexual Harassment Charges Thusly: “I Like To Fool Around With Girls”

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“It’s getting strange, you know? Things are strange. Like, at our company, we’re all about gay rights–everyone’s sexuality is human. But, there’s still the conservatives, the scared people, just looking for a little enemy, looking for new sexual things to clamp down on. But we don’t want to fall into that trap–only talking about sex–because the larger message gets lost. The problem with me is that my personal sexuality, or whatever, has been used against me, and it’s taken away from our ideas. It’s like a great gay guy had fantastic ideas, it’s 1964 and everybody’s like, ‘Geez, geez, he screws guys in the asshole.’ Yeah, he screws guys in the ass…so what? I like to fool around with girls. Get over it.”

Don’t you just hate when a guy claims to be liberal, progressive, forwarding-thinking, etc. but he’s actually kinda sexist, icky and gross? American Apparel CEO Dov Charney wins the Stop Patting Yourself On The Back, Dude, ‘Cause You’re Actually Not As Liberal As You Think Award. Keep reading »

The 10 Proudest Sluts Of 2011

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Slut. It’s an ugly word, isn’t it? Especially when it’s flung at you by some jerk who thinks the worst way he can insult a woman is by impugning her reputation. (Newsflash: it isn’t.)

But lots of unapologetically sexual ladies don’t let “slut” be a pejorative. Instead, they say, “Judgment be damned!” and wave their slut flag high and wide. They sleep with who they want, when they want, as much as they want, no matter what anyone else says. 

In the spirit of embracing sluthood, let’s tip our hats to the bravely hedonistic women (and a few men!) who make up  The Frisky’s 10 Proudest Sluts Of 2011!

Today’s Lady News: Report On Military Academy Sexual Assaults Released 2 Days After Christmas

  • Sexual assaults at the nation’s top military academies have increased from 41 reported incidents last year to 65 reported incidents during the 2010-11 school year, according to a Defense Department report released yesterday.  Again, these are just reported assaults; surely there are others, as with any institute of higher learning, which go unreported. The ladyblog Jezebel also think it’s hella sketchy that they released this information two days after Christmas, which is a notoriously slow time for news consumption. (i.e. It’s the political equivalent of J.Lo and Marc Anthony announcing their divorce at 5 p.m. on a Friday.) [Jezebel]
  • The non-profit EMILY’s List, which raises money for pro-choice female candidates, has ranked the GOP presidential candidates on issues relating to women and families, and Texas Governor Rick Perry, shockingly, is the least awful of the pack. [EMILY'S List] Keep reading »
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