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Creepy Perv Made 5,000+ Calls About Pantyhose

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Someone’s got a fetish and hasn’t found an appropriate outlet for it yet! Over the course of a 53-day period in 2010, a gentleman named Rip Alan Swartz made 6,575 calls — maxing out at 432 on one particular September day — trying to get women to chat about pantyhose. His failproof tactic? Swartz would dial businesses and begin to politely discuss the weather before redirecting the conversation to questions and comments about pantyhose. You know, natural conversational flow.

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Today’s Lady News: Birth Control Pill Cuts Ovarian Cancer Risk

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  • Women who have been on the birth control pill for 10 or more years have cut their risk of ovarian cancer by 45 percent, according to a study in the British Journal of Cancer. [Guardian UK]
  • The bus company that operates Brooklyn’s B110 bus line, which runs through the borough’s Hasidic Jewish neighborhood where unrelated men and women are strictly separated, sent a letter to the Department of Transportation after news broke that women were asked to sit in the back of the bus. The letter states the bus company does not “support, promote or condone” any segregation. [NYmag.com
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Today’s Lady News: The 10 Worst Stereotypes Of Powerful Women

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Dallas Rapist Targeting Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Girls

A serial rapist in Dallas is apparently targeting alumnae of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, a Dallas newspaper reports. Over the past eleven months, four black women in their 50s and 60s who are alumnae of DST in the Dallas area have been victims of home invasions between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. All were raped by seemingly the same suspect. Each woman said the rapist seemed to know personal information about them, which might suggest he’s targeting them through some kind of affiliation they all have. As such, the Plano, Texas, police department is warning DST alumnae (a predominantly black sorority) that arapist is afoot. 

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Today’s Lady News: Crisis Pregnancy Centers Tell Jewish Woman To Convert

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  • A new report on so-called “crisis pregnancy centers,” which masquerade as women’s health clinics but are really focused on dissuading women from having abortions, found that “one Jewish investigator who posed as a pregnant woman was told at five centers she wouldn’t go to heaven unless she converted to Christianity and that one volunteer challenged her to become a ‘born-again virgin.’”  And these groups get our tax dollars! It’s the bestest! [Think Progress, Pro-Choice NC]
  • Wannabe GOP presidential contender Herman Cain bragged that he would sign an anti-abortion constitutional amendment into law. Too bad for him that presidents don’t sign amendments to the Constitution. It would probably behoove someone who is running for president to have a basic understanding of how government works, don’t you think? [Politico]
  • Los Angeles County will be reaching out to lesbians and gays to be adoptive and foster parents during November, which is National Adoption Month. [San Francisco Gate
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Today’s Lady News: Erica Watson Receives Apology In Fat-Shaming Controversy

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  • TV One has apologized for using an unauthorized image of the actress/comedian Erica Watson in a fat-shaming way on a recent episode of “Love That Girl,” starring Tatyana Ali. [Facebook.com/TVone]
  • San Francisco’s Board of City Supervisors voted this week to approve a city ordinance that would require so-called “crisis pregnancy centers” from posting signage that clearly states whether a medical professional works on staff and whether it provides comprehensive women’s health options. San Francisco is taking the lead from other cities across the country, like Baltimore and New York City, that are cracking down on CPCs that mislead women into thinking they are similar to abortion clinics or women’s health centers. [Feminist.org]
  • Etta James, the legendary R&B singer, announced she will be retiring. The 73-year-old is currently battling leukemia and Alzheimer’s. [The Root]
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