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Today’s Lady News: Ohio Woman Forced Into Abortion Clinic At Gunpoint

  • Police say an Ohio man, Dominic Holt-Reid, forced his girlfriend into an abortion clinic at gunpoint after she refused to terminate her pregnancy. The couple had a morning appointment for an abortion and she refused to go, so he pulled a gun from the glove compartment. While inside the clinic, she passed a note to a clinic employee, who called the police. Holt-Reid was charged with kidnapping and carrying a concealed weapon. Sigh. Here’s a little Reproductive Rights 101: “freedom of choice” also means being free to not have an abortion, too. [Columbus Post-Dispatch]
  • A fence business in Ocala, Florida, posted a sign on its property which reads, “Breast inspection 20 feet ahead, please have ‘em out. You got to love them rednecks.” The employees of Hercules Fence Company say it’s just “humorous, good stuff,” but some breast cancer survivors say a crude joke is not appropriate during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. [WESH]

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Is That A Banana In Your Pocket Or Are You Sexually Assaulting Me?

“One thing I used to do is carry a banana around in my pocket,” is what one man is using as evidence that he is innocent of sexual assault. David Morris, a 60-year-old pastor in Wales, is on trial for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl 15 years ago. Keep reading »

Why I Don’t Want Hillary Clinton For Vice President

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may trade places with Vice-President Joe Biden on the 2012 election ticket, veteran journalist Bob Woodward said yesterday. “President Obama needs some of the women, Latinos, retirees that she did so well with during the 2008 primaries,” Woodward told CNN yesterday, adding that the switcheroo is “on the table.” Did Woodward pull this speculation out of his ass? Who knows. But if Hillary Clinton did run as Obama’s #2 and he was re-elected, she would become the first-ever female VP in history.

You know what? As cool as it would be to have a woman as VP, I don’t want Hillary Clinton to run. Keep reading »

Femin-Its — When A Regular Memo Is Part Of The Patriarchy

Ever feel like a regular old Post-It Note just doesn’t convey what your feminist-minded self is trying to say? Then you’ll love new Femin-Its Sticky Notes — which give you a helpful way to rate the messages you’re taking: Is it patriarchal, sexist, gynocentric or womyn-friendly? Lord knows there’s been a dearth in feminist-themed Post-It Notes. We’re sooooo thrilled that hole’s been filled. [Neatorama] Keep reading »

Meet Krystal Ball, The VA Candidate Whose Phallus-Sucking Photos Have Hit The Internet

This election season just got dirty: Krystal Ball, 29, a Congressional candidate in Virginia, has seen embarrassing private photos taken at a Christmas party dug up by a right-wing blog and posted on the internet. In the saucy pics, Ball wears a Santa hat and thigh-high stockings and is leading her then-husband, who was wearing reindeer ears and a red dildo on his nose, around by a leash. In a couple of the pics, a giggling Ball has her mouth on the big red peen. Scandal!

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These Spiderwebs Were Created By Drugged Spiders

Somewhere in a lab far, far away, scientists fed spiders flies injected with LSD, mescaline, hashish, and caffeine. These are their webs. [ICNT4GIVE] Keep reading »

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