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So along with being a homewrecker, possible white supremacist, and Sandra Bullock’s least favorite person in the world, Michelle McGee can add another title to her skanky and bizarre resume: pedal pumper. Sounds kinky, right? … READ MORE »


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In certain cities in the U.K., there’s been a fourfold increase in the number of syphilis cases. And these cities have one thing in common — they are where Facebook is most popular. Public health officials think that social networking sites are making it much easier for syphilis-ridden horndogs to find casual sex partners, and… READ MORE »


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Could bananas really be the key to stopping the spread of HIV? Some researchers believe they could be. They’ve discovered that BanLec, a type of lectin naturally found in bananas, binds to the sugary envelope that encases the HIV virus, thus blocking its entry into the body. It was even more effective in preventing the… READ MORE »


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Yesterday President Obama signed historic health care reform (HCR) legislation into law. But today, as part of an agreement with anti-choice Democratic politicians whose support was needed to pass HCR, the president will sign an executive order issuing limits on abortion.

After the jump, we’ll explain what this executive order means and how… READ MORE »


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Artist Kate Bingaman-Burt took the 500 worst passwords from Mark Burnett and Dave Kleiman’s book Perfect Password: Selection, Protection, Authentication and compiled them in this 16″ by 20″ screen-printed zine. Looks like we’ll have to come up with something better than “naughty” from now on. Is your go-to secret phrase on there? [kate*/Flickr via NOTCOT]… READ MORE »


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A Mississippi judge ruled yesterday that Itawamba Agricultural High School violated a lesbian student’s rights by forbidding her from bringing her girlfriend to prom and wearing a tuxedo. Constance McMillen, 18, came out of the closet as gay in the 8th grade and asked school officials in December and February of this school year if… READ MORE »


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After the passage of health care reform, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is being called the “most powerful woman in history” from a variety of media outlets, from The Economist to The Drudge Report. [NPR]
A breast cancer prevention slogan at a Polish hospital in Opole which reads “I check the breasts of… READ MORE »


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Lately, all it takes is a chubster in a Gap onesie for my ovaries to throb. But the good citizens of Japan are apparently less inclined to make babies — so the University of Tsukauba built them Yotara, a robot baby, to encourage the birth rate. Yotara giggles, sneezes, sleeps and “wakes up” when a… READ MORE »


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Men who catcall a woman on the street cause other women bystanders to think negatively of all men in general, according to a small study at the University of Connecticut. Researchers Stephenie Chaudoir and Diane Quinn asked 114 female undergraduate students to watch one of two videos: one in which a man approaches a woman… READ MORE »


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I know, I know. It’s hard to recognize the girl without her freaky forehead and ambiguous “WP” tattoos. But this is Michelle McGee in 1996, when she was a senior at North High School in Ohio. She was not only an honor student back then—she was also a cheerleader. “Everybody here is in a total… READ MORE »


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This is the first essay in a new column on The Frisky called “I Have _____.” In each piece a female writer talks about her experience with a health issue. Frankly, we’re curious about our bodies and yours, including the medical issues many of us are faced with — in “I Have _____” we promiseREAD MORE »


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Hiya Frisky readers! Today we’re rolling out some exciting upgrades to The Frisky’s commenting and user profiles features. For the next hour or so, you won’t be able to comment or edit your profiles. We know, the mere thought of it is sheer TORTURE — but we promise it will be worth it. We’ll let… READ MORE »