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From women’s health to feminism to politics – news that’s real and relevant to you.

Would You Kill For A Toilet Seat Cover?

Because we here at The Frisky are not afraid to be service-y, we’ve told you before about Toletta toilet seat covers. They’re, um, designer toilet seat protectors you carry around in your purse so your perfect tush will never have to touch another grungy public toilet seat again. Now, Toletta has generated a seven-minute video featuring what went down when they shot their latest toilet seat cover campaign in which women beat each other up for toilet seat covers. If you are into cat fights, toilets, and personal hygiene, you will probably be in heaven. [Toletta] Keep reading »

Kitten’s Fur Correctly Identifies Itself

Isn’t this kitten adorable? A kitten is a baby cat, but just so there’s never any confusion, Polly’s tabby-colored fur spells out the facts. [via The Gloss] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: NY Jets Accused Of Sexually Harassing Sports Reporter Ines Sainz

  • Ines Sainz, a sports reporter for TV Azteca in Mexico, claims players and coaches from the New York Jets catcalled her and used rude language while she was at a practice this weekend to interview Mark Sanchez. Apparently, it got so bad when Sainz was in the locker room that another female reporter spoke up for her and player Kris Jenkins yelled at them both, “This is our locker room.” Roger Goodell, the National Football League boss, launched an investigation of the Jets’ behavior on Sunday night. [New York Daily News]
  • To add insult to injury, conservative pundit Tucker Carlson’s web site, The Daily Caller, illustrated their story about Ines Sainz with a slideshow called “Baby Got Back,” featuring photos of her boobs and butt. [The Daily Caller]
  • A lesbian couple living in Tennessee had their house torched and the word “queers” spray painted on their garage doors, possibly by their neighbors. [Queerty]

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Quotable: Date Rich, Older Men So You Can Inherit Cash, Advises Italy’s Prime Minister

“I said to a girl to look for a wealthy boyfriend. This suggestion is not unrealistic. … [Women favor older men because] he’s old. He dies and I inherit.” — Italy’s prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, speaking at a convention this weekend. Mind you, this particular 72-year-old man’s wife is divorcing him over rumors of call-girl trysts and hanky-panky with an 18-year-old model. Perhaps he’s not the best person to be doling out relationship advice? [AP]

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Woman Murders Husband Over Porn DVD

If you found pornography in your partner’s possession, what would you do? Shellyann Henry, of Brooklyn, New York, found porn in her husband Rudolph’s possession and stabbed him to death with a pair of scissors. Shellyann, who has a 4-year-old son with Rudolph, apparently freaked out after finding a porn DVD in the couple’s DVD player. The incident sparked a violent argument in which Rudolph grabbed a kitchen knife and Shellyann wielded scissors. Though there were no domestic violence reports filed with police, neighbors said that they often heard the couple fighting.

How would you handle finding your partner’s porn stash? [NYPost] Keep reading »

Women Still Aren’t Equal, Says Steinem. What Do You Think?

We’ve come a long way, baby — but if you ask Gloria Steinem, the de facto mother of modern feminism, we still have a really long way to go. Last week, Steinem, speaking to a crowd at Franklin and Marshall College, said, “I don’t know how to break it to you, but it will take another century and a half” for women to gain equality with men.

While women have made many gains, argued Steinem, the fight isn’t over — and is actually in “the second stage.” “That’s when people tell you [feminism] used to be necessary, but it’s not anymore,” she said. Keep reading »

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