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San Francisco Smacks “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” For Misleading Women About Abortion

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First Resort, a so-called “crisis pregnancy center” in San Francisco, has until the end of the month to change its advertisements misleading women about abortion-related services — or else. “Crisis pregnancy centers” often look like women’s health clinics and advertise about pregnancy counseling and services; they claim to help women pay for prenatal care and give them free diapers and other baby supplies. However, CPCs are frequently run by religious organizations and don’t have actual medical professionals on staff; instead, they “counsel” women to not have abortions. Thus, the SF city attorney sent First Resort a cease-and-desist letter warning them about its ads that “appear to be designed to confuse or mislead consumers.” The SF Supervisor Malia Cohen also introduced an ordinance on Tuesday that would punish CPCs for using misleading statements in their ads that make it seem like they provide abortion or counseling for abortions. Keep reading »

Stephen Colbert On Free Birth Control And Boner Pills

 

The Frisky has kept you up-to-date on what Bill O’Reilly and other conservatives think about health insurers being told to cover women’s birth control without co-pays — i.e. will Blue Cross/Blue Shield cover mani/pedis next? Thankfully, Stephen Colbert has also weighed in and it’s a good thing, too. How else would we know that birth control is exactly what killed the dinosaurs? [The Colbert Report] Keep reading »

There’s Another Energy Drink Named After The Vadge

It’s a competitive market out there: Sum Poosie is not the only energy drink named after your vagine. P*ssy, a “100 percent natural” energy drink out of the UK, is another ode to nature’s sweet nectar of womanhood. Just what does P*ssy taste like? “A blend of fresh white grape juice from Southern Italy, pressed Mexican limes and lightly carbonated water. These are then mixed with Grenadilla and Lychee flavours, infused with six selected botanical herbs,” according to the drink’s NSFW web site. Oh so classy. Oh so fancy.

What I can’t understand, though, is why my ladyflower is such a fountain of inspiration for ultra-caffeinated elixirs, yet the Tucker Maxes of the world couldn’t eat box if their life depended on it. Ever heard the phrase “the lady doth protest too much?” I’m onto your tricks, p*ssy-themed energy drinkers. [P*ssydrinks.com via Jezebel] Keep reading »

The Biggest Bather Of Them All

Boaters in Hamburg, Germany’s Binnenalster Lake, enjoyed an up close and personal moment with Die Badende, or The Bather, a new sculpture by artist Oliver Voss. Those are some lovely knees, lady. Keep reading »

5 Things We Didn’t Know About Our Orgasms

5 Things We Did Not Know About Our Orgasms
Orgasms are lots of fun; there’s no disputing that. But there is oh-so-much more to the female orgasm than we knew. After the jump, five things that you might not have known about the complex, mysterious, multi-purpose, almighty O. Related: 10 Crazy Sexual Practices We Were Unaware Of

Today’s Lady News: Lesbian Couple Saved Lives In Norway Massacre

  • Hege Dalen and Toril Hansen are a married lesbian couple who were camping on the island of Utoya in Norway when the shooting massacre occurred. Together they saved 40 teenagers by taking their boat on four trips back and forth across the lake to bring the kids to safety. An astounding 92 people were killed in the massacre by a right wing extremist gunman. Who knows how many more may have died if not for Dalen and Hansen’s bravery? [Guardian UK]
  • Bill O’Reilly has somehow linked women’s health care and “breastfeeding stuff” to unemployment. My brain hurts trying to make sense of this. [Think Progress]
  • DC Comics chiefs are addressing their lack of female characters. [IndieWire]

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