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FBI Investigated Elderly Woman Who Threatened To Castrate Politician Over Planned Parenthood

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While physical threats against anyone are never acceptable, something about a feisty old lady threatening to castrate a politician is kinda amusing. The FBI recently investigated an 80-something Connecticut woman after she made a phone call to an unnamed male politician threatening to Lorena Bobbitt his weenie. Why would she do such a thing? Because he supports efforts by Republicans in Congress to defund Planned Parenthood over abortion. Cops and local police descended upon her home, but determined that she was simply an impassioned former Planned Parenthood volunteer who was not serious about carrying out her dick-chopping threat. Whew. Calm down a little, granny! Violence never solves anything. Nevertheless, every busybody man in Congress just clamped his legs shut. [New Haven Register] Keep reading »

Hillary Clinton Says “No” To A Second Term

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It’s a good thing Amy Poehler left “Saturday Night Live,” because Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is has confirmed she’s leaving politics in 2012. Regardless of whether President Obama is elected for a second term, Clinton said she’ll be moving onto things. Despite rumors that she might lead the Defense Department or even run for President in the future, Clinton is vehement about blowing this popsicle stand. Keep reading »

40+ People, Places & Things We Have To Thank On Our 3rd Birthday

Psst! Today — yes, St. Patrick’s Day — is The Frisky’s 3rd birthday! On March 17, 2008, The Frisky launched with only our friends and family as readers — three years later, we’re extremely proud of and humbled by our success. We wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of the people, places, and things that have contributed to making The Frisky what it is today. In no particular order… Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: America Supports Women In Combat

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  • Seven out of 10 Americans support allowing military women in combat roles, according to a new poll by The Washington Post and ABC News. The Pentagon is expected to remove a ban on women in combat roles. [Washington Post]
  • Planned Parenthood will file a lawsuit if South Dakota’s governor signs a bill requiring women seeking an abortion to wait 72 hours and first get “counseling” at a so-called “crisis pregnancy center.” [Ms. Magazine]
  • Wired, a technology magazine, has finally put a woman in technology (Limor Fried) on the cover instead of a starlet or just a woman’s boobs. [The Mary Sue]

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Florida Mayoral Candidate Rose Ferlita Unelectable Because She’s “Unmarried”

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WTF, Florida?!?! Residents of Tampa received a mailer about mayoral candidate Rose Ferlita warning them that this deranged harpy is “Unmarried. Unsure. Unelectable.” What kind of freak wouldn’t be married? Someone who is unfit for public office, that’s who! Rose Ferlita “put her political ambitions first and foremost,” the mailer reads, “while her opponent is a dedicated family man with two children. Ferlita is an unmarried woman with a suspect commitment to family values.” Translation: she’s not married because she’s a BIG OLD LESBO. Actually, I don’t know if that’s the rumor about Rose Ferlita and I don’t care. Exorciating an ambitious female candidate because she’s single and childless — qualities few would bat an eyelash about if they were applied to men — is one of the most sexist political attacks I’ve ever seen. [Bust Magazine] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Italian Prime Minister Slept With Teen Prostitute 13 Times, Prosecutors Say

  • Italy’s prime minister Silvio Berlusconi allegedly had sex with a teen prostitute 13 different times, according to prosecutors in a document obtained by the Associated Press. Three of the PM’s aides may also be indicted for allegedly finding “available” young women and promising them compensation for sex with the big cheese. Berlusconi will go to trial on April 6 for allegedly hiring underage sex workers and trying to cover it up. Oh dear me. [NPR]
  • The parental preference for sons in some Asian countries is creating a gender imbalance which, in the long term, could mean 10 to 20 percent more men than women in some places. [CNN]
  • Let’s recap four enduring but obnoxious stereotypes about Latina women in the media: they’re slutty, fiery, submissive and voluptuous! [Guanabee]

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