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Iceland has passed a law to shut down all strip clubs, making it illegal for any business to profit from the nudity of its employees.

Well, duh. It’s cold up there.

Actually, no: politician Kolbrun Halldorsdottir, who first proposed the law, said on Wednesday, “It is not acceptable that women, or people… READ MORE »


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Today and tomorrow, Sarah Palin will hit the campaign trail in Arizona with her former running mate, Sen. John McCain, who is up for reelection. [CNN]
This May, Palin will also give the keynote address at an anti-abortion fundraiser in Washington, D.C. She’ll be speaking to donors to the Susan B. Anthony List. [Politico]
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I am not trying to make light of this news at all, but I see the word “fortune teller” in a headline and I have to write about it: Cesar Duran of Torrance, California, who claims to be a fortuneteller, has been accused of sexual assaulting two girls, ages 14 and 16, after “reading” their… READ MORE »


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We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You crack us up! Each week we’re going to shout out to our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the internet. And you can get in on the action too. Tell usREAD MORE »


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The debate over gender issues in children’s toys has been long-running. You know the “rules”: Dolls are meant for girls and trucks are for boys. Well, now an organization called Pinkstinks is putting up a fight against old stereotypes and targeting one store specifically–the U.K.-based retailer Sainsbury. You see, Sainsbury has been selling children’s dress-up… READ MORE »


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A short while ago, we released some refinements to The Frisky’s community tools that were introduced on Wednesday. We want to thank all of you for your valuable and spirited (sometimes apoplectically so!!!) feedback – it was very helpful. It heartens us to know that so many of you can get so hot and bothered… READ MORE »


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In case you were curious about the evolution of the condom—you know that rubber thingy that people hate to use but have to—here is an illustrated look at its history, by Corinne Marshall and Jordan Monsell. Next time a dude complains about wearing one, just remind him that you could try it the old-fashioned way… READ MORE »


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With all the shenanigans going down this week, it’s hard to say what has this kitty all crazy-eyed. Could it be the Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush breakup? The first look at an inevitable Michelle McGee sex tape? Crocs for cats? We may never know. … READ MORE »


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Scientists at Johns Hopkins have found that minocycline, an antibiotic used to treat acne since the 1970s, can be used as an added defense against HIV. The drug targets immune cells in which the virus remains dormant and prevents them from replicating and reactivating. Minocycline, according to the researchers, is a great weapon in keeping… READ MORE »


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Quebec Premier Jean Charest has introduced legislation that would forbid Muslim women from giving or receiving public services while wearing a niqab, or a face-covering veil. Charest said that wearing other religious symbols, like a head-covering veil or a cross, would be allowed, but a concealed face is inappropriate. Critics, however, say the proposed… READ MORE »


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It’s not always us ladies who have to deal with Bill or Betsy’s TMI convos at the water cooler: Men filed 16.4 percent of all sexual harassment claims in 2009, up from 15.4 percent of all claims in 2006, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Employment lawyers told The Wall Street Journal that… READ MORE »


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I frickin’ love Ellen DeGeneres. I love her dancing and back in the day, I even loved her Hush Puppies. She’s done huge things for the LGBT community since coming out in 1997 in that fateful episode of “Ellen,” but even she is impressed by 18-year-old Constance McMillen’s gumption. The high school senior… READ MORE »