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Rape Victim Was “Inviting” Sexual Assault With Provocative Dress, Flirting

Watch out, because I am going to throw things. A judge in Manitoba has ruled that a 2006 rape victim who was wearing a tube top, high heels, makeup and no bra was sending “mixed signals” that “sex was in the air” to her rapist, Kenneth Rhodes, who was merely insensitive to the fact the sex near a “darkened highway” was not consensual. “This is a case of misunderstood signals and inconsiderate behavior,” said Queen’s Bench Justice Robert Dewar, who called Rhodes a “clumsy Don Juan.” Keep reading »

Catherine Zeta-Jones Is Knighted, Wears A Crazy Hat For The Occasion

Yesterday, the gorgeous Catherine Zeta-Jones was dubbed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, the third highest rank in the UK, for her movies and charity work. She is now just one rank away from becoming an official Dame. Side note: Catherine seems to have caught Kate Middleton‘s penchant for out-there hats. Why is it that new royals seem to gravitate toward funky headgear? [People] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: NYC Abortion Billboard Targeting Black Women To Be Removed

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South Dakota Bill Would Require “Crisis Pregnancy Center” Counseling Before An Abortion

South Dakota, will you stop f**king with us? Enough already! South Dakota’s House of Representatives has approved a bill requiring a woman seeking an abortion to be “counseled” first at a so-called “crisis pregnancy center.”

Proponents of the bill say they are trying to assess whether women are being forced to end a pregnancy, as a doctor would have to sign off that the abortion is “voluntary, uncoerced, and informed.” The bill, which refers to the woman as a “pregnant mother” (agenda, anyone?), requires the woman to have pre-abortion counseling and be informed what kind of help is available to them if they continue the pregnancy. The bill also requires the woman to wait 72 hours after first meeting with the doctor who’ll perform the abortion. That time period is what anti-abortion activists claim is giving women time to think, but in reality it makes scheduling the procedure more difficult for working women or women with children, as they have to go to not one appointment, but two. And considering the vast majority of counties in America do not have an abortion clinic, terminating a pregnancy can involve driving long distances in some parts of the country. Keep reading »

Give Me Back My Girl Scout Cookies … Or Else!

A 31-year-old Florida woman loves her Girl Scout cookies so much that she’s willing to fight for them. Hersha Howard was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The cause of the dispute? A box of Thin Mints. Hersha stormed into her roommate’s bedroom in the middle of the night when she discovered her box of Thin Mints had gone missing. The roommate ‘fessed up to the Thin Mint theft and offered to give the pissed cookie monster $10 for the stolen snack, but Hersha wasn’t having it. She attacked the woman with a pair of scissors until the police showed up and arrested her. I, too, get violently upset when someone steals my cookies, but Thin Mints? Come on! I can only imagine pulling a pair of scissors on someone if they ate my Somoas. [Naples News] Keep reading »

Howard Stern Tells Female Journalists To Stay Away From Egypt

“Did you see what they did to [physical and sexual assault survivor Lara Logan] that reporter from ’60 Minutes’? Let me tell you something — if you’re a female reporter sit this one the f**k out.”

— The oh-so-enlightened Howard Stern offers female journalists some advice, most likely before introducing naked triplets wrestling each other in JELL-O for a chance to go on a date with Joe Francis. Thank you, Howard. [Examiner]
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