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Today’s Lady News: Topeka Decriminalizes Domestic Violence

  • Yup, the city of Topeka actually decriminalized domestic violence (and other misdemeanors) so that it won’t have to pay to prosecute the crimes. Facepalm. [New York Times]
  • Good news about teens and sex: eight out of 10 American teen boys between 2006 and 2010 used a condom the first time they had sex. That’s an increase of nearly 10 percent! [UPI]
  • California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill to mandate hospitals develop policies to promote breastfeeding among new moms, which will go into effect January 2014. [Feminist.org]
  • Police in Brooklyn, New York, think they’ve caught a suspected groper and/or rapist who has been attacking women. [Gothamist] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Pennsylvania House To Introduce Anti-Abortion Ultrasound Bill

  • Pennsylvania’s state House of Representatives will soon introduce an anti-abortion bill that requires a woman seeking an abortion have an ultrasound 24 hours before the procedure. The doctor is required to position the screen of the ultrasound test facing the woman, although the woman is not required by law to look at it. She will also be required to received two prints of the ultrasound image, although she is not required to open them. The bill is called the Woman’s Right To Know Act and claims to give pregnant women “full information” about terminating a pregnancy. But instead, ultrasound bills like this one heap an additional expense upon women with unplanned pregnancies and provide a hindrance to seeking an abortion. [Reproductive Health Reality Check] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Bar Patron Stiffs Waitress, Suggests She Lose Weight

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  • If you’re going to stiff your waitress a tip and scrawl “You could stand to lose a few pounds” on your receipt, maybe you shouldn’t do it after giving her a credit card, with your name on it, to pay for your bill. But Andrew Meyers is probably pretty stupid in addition to being a fat-shaming d-bag. After a night out at Bimbo’s Cantina in Capitol Hill in Seattle, he paid waitress Victoria Liss with his card and intentionally gave no tip (writing “0″ on the line) and even deducted $2 from the bill. And of course there was his delightful “P.S.” written at the bottom. So Victoria did what any self-respecting woman with “the biggest tits on the Hill” would do and shamed Meyer via social media. Victoria Liss, you are a badass and I salute you! [The Stranger]
  • A lesbian couple took their seven-year-old daughter to the Texas State Fair last weekend and were treated to a “homophobic rant” from a vendor who told one of the women she was going to hell for being a homosexual. After they were lectured with “biblical quotes,” Latisha Pennington and Dondi Morse left the fair and their daughter started to cry. The good news — if you could call it that — is a rep  from the Texas State Fair sent the family free tickets for another visit and the vendor has apologized. [Queerty]
  • A one-day “Nappiology Expo” in North Texas on Nov. 5 will teach women who wear their ‘do natural on how to style unprocessed hair. [Madame Noire]
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Manly Men Will Only Drink Macho Diet Soda (That’s Dr. Pepper Ten’s Philosophy)

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You’re probably expecting an avowed feminist like myself to put a diet soda commercial marketed to men with guns, ATVs and snake attacks on blast. It’s true, Dr. Pepper Ten’s new ad declaring “It’s not for women” is dripping with machismo like beads of sweat pour off a gator hunter in the Florida sun. But the commercial is a lot more sexist towards men than it is towards women. Yes, men are victims of sexism, too. Can Madison Avenue really not sell a 10-calorie soft drink to men without sweeping gender generalizations?

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Ke$ha Is The Female Alice Cooper

Ke$ha, Sorta Sans Fards
Lookin' cute without all the glitter. Read More »
Ke$ha's Toothy Trinket
Would you wear a tooth as a necklace like she does? Read More »
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“I’m not a submissive, perfect pop princess, that’s for damned sure. I do think I have a rebellious, metal-loving rock chick inside of me.  … I’ve always loved rock’n'roll. It’s about subversion. I’m talking to millions of people around the world about having sex freely, getting hammered, and partying. It’s fun for me to be riding that line of appropriateness. I’m here to level the playing field. Chicks can talk about the same sh*t that guys can, and they can be just as badass.”

Ke$ha on teaming up with Alice Cooper for a song on his new album and why she’s more “metal-loving rock chick” than “Britney Spears.” I always thought Ke$ha was kind of annoying, but now I want to smash guitars and trash hotel rooms together. [Guardian UK] Keep reading »

F**k Yeah, Feminist Ryan Gosling!

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Fight the hot all you want, still love you! Read More »
"Blue Valentine"'s NC-17 Rating
Gosling says the film's almost NC-17 rating is misogynistic. Read More »

I didn’t think anything could be better than the “F**k yeah, Ryan Gosling”/”Hey Girl” meme about my boo, but then “F**k Yeah, Feminist Ryan Gosling” came along and appealed to my Betty Friedan-loving, bell hooks-reading side. Check a couple more after the jump and the full site here. Keep reading »

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