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Teenage Girl Suspended Because Of Nose Ring, Which She Says Is Part Of Her Religion

Ariana Iacono, a 14-year-old girl from North Carolina, is a member of the Church of Body Modification (as is her mother). While the Church of Body Modification doesn’t worship a God, its members adhere to a type of religion which involves tattooing or body piercings as a method of experiencing spirituality. While only 2 years old, the Church does have several thousand members and a code of beliefs. So when Ariana’s school suspended her for wearing a nose ring (which isn’t permitted in the school’s dress code, although it does allow adjustments for religious dress), she and her mother claimed it was an infringement of her First Amendment rights. Keep reading »

Ladies, Who Wants To Rent Their Ass Out To Kentucky Fried Chicken?

In a “creative” new advertising campaign — really, they used the word “creative” — Kentucky Fried Chicken is giving college girls $500 bucks to walk around campus wearing sweat pants that promote their Double Down sandwich across the ass. It’s a bun-less sandwich and the co-ed girls have the words “double down” across their … oh, nevermind, you get it. Shh, let’s not tell them that Victoria’s Secret and just about every college in the country has beat them to this idea!

KFC is pleased to have found so many broke college kids wannabe billboards willing to be exploited take monetary compensation for being objectified and ogled their time … Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: UF Professor Fired For Saying Latinas Dress Sluttier Than American Women

  • A University of Florida professor was fired for saying Latina women dress sluttier than American women during a lecture on sexual harassment, apparently in reference to the sports reporter Ines Sainz. Timothy Taylor has filed a grievance complaint alleging his academic freedom has been stifled. UF is having none of it, considering Taylor was suspended twice before for “inappropriate interactions with female students,” like touching their hair, and was told further inappropriate behavior would get him canned. Why would the school keep someone around so long who had so many complaints against him? [Miami Times]
  • Unprofessionalism alert: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid introduced New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand at a recent event by saying, “We in the Senate refer to Sen. Gillibrand as the hottest member.” Witnesses said Sen. Gillibrand turned red and the audience started tittering. Tell me, Sen. Reid, would you introduce a male senator this way, too? [Feministing]
  • Abortion clinics in Louisiana are suing over a new state law that gives the state health department unprecedented control to shut them down over health and safety concerns. Right after the law went into effect this summer, a Shreveport abortion clinic had its license suspended for several weeks. [CNBC]

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5 Things To Know About Christine O’Donnell

When did conservative female political candidates who make bombastic statements become so chic? First there was Sarah Palin, then Michele Bachmann, and now Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell is the toast of Delaware’s Senate race. For the love of vaginas, Victoria Woodhull, Shirley Chisholm and Geraldine Ferraro did not smash through the glass ceiling so that their successors could clog up the 24/7 news cycle with their anti-sex, anti-woman views.

Frankly, Christine O’Donnell’s declaration on the MTV series “Sex In the ’90s” that masturbation is a sin is all the crazy I need to know to make my assessment about her. But in case you and your lustful heart want to give O’Donnell a chance, here are five things to know about her. And you know you want to know how Mel Gibson is involved. Keep reading »

Middle America Does The Nasty Better Than Anybody

Live in the middle of the county and think you’re missing out? According to a new survey from Men’s Health, the Midwest is best at having sex. The survey ranked Indianapolis, IN; Columbus, OH; Fort Wayne, IN; Cincinnati, OH; and Salt Lake City, UT as the most sexually satisfied cities in the country based on frequency of sex acts.

Big coastal cities did excel in one category: buying sex toys. New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, and DC all saw the most sex toy sales.

Bad news for New Jersey, though. Jersey had two of the lowest ranked cities–Jersey City and Newark–for sexual satisfaction. [Tres Sugar] Keep reading »

What Do You Dream About?

Lately, I’ve been having a lot of strange dreams. Take these three for example:

1. I’m dispatched to an insane asylum where I sing for money.

2. The city is flooding, and I can’t escape.

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