Category Archives: News

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

Gross Talk: Do You Pop Your Tonsil Stones?

Yesterday morning, I woke up with a rather painful sore throat. I headed straight for the mirror and open my mouth as wide as I could, peering down my throat in search of swollen glands or major redness. Instead, I saw white bumps on what I assumed to be my tonsils. I headed straight for the internet to do a little self-diagnosis, thinking surely I had strep throat or some other incredibly annoying infection that would require a trip to the doctor. And while I might have an infection that requires a trip to the doctor, the point of this post is not my health and well-being. The point is to discuss a little thing I discovered while doing my research called “tonsil stones.” (Gross photo after the jump, FYI.) Keep reading »

“Baby-Breeding” Ring Busted In Asia

Anywhere you can find women, you can find people trying to control women’s reproductive capabilities. I write a lot on The Frisky about attempts to deter women from having abortions. But in parts of Asia, there’s a problem that’s quite different: fertile women acting as surrogates who are kept in farm-like conditions for “baby breeding.” Recently, 14 Vietnamese women, including seven who were pregnant, were rescued from an “illegal and inhuman” baby breeding facility in Thailand. Keep reading »

What Would You Rather Have For Dessert?

Hmmm. My sweet tooth is howling. What should I have for dessert? There’s two tasty options that I just can’t choose between. I could jet to London for some Baby Gaga, human breast milk ice cream. Yes, lactating women actually donate breast milk to the ice cream parlor. Don’t worry, it’s screened for safety. Sounds creamy and delish! But what about this deep fried Nutella nugget that looks like poop? Crunchy and chocolatey. Tough call. I think I pick the Nutella nugget. So what if it looks like doody? I can’t get down with eating another woman’s titty juice. Your turn! If you had to pick one, which would it be? [BBC, Dlisted]
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Today’s Lady News: Botox For Your Vajayjay?

  • Botox may help women whose vaginismus (vaginal spasms) prevent them from enjoying sex. And your vajayjay will look so much younger! [New York Daily News]
  • Networks like NBC, CBS and ABC won’t air commercials for the “female sexual aid” Zestra because it — gasp! — promotes pleasure for the ladies. Lie back and think of England, girls. [USA Today]
  • Kansas’ House of Representatives has passed a bill that would require the parents of a minor to consent to an abortion. Currently, parents in Kansas are required to be notified if their minor has an abortion. [KansasCity.com]

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Activists Mailing Photos Of Used Tampons To Georgia Politician

Of all the anti-abortion legislative f***ery to happen recently, one of the saddest stories is out of Georgia. As I blogged in Today’s Lady News on Wednesday, GA State Representative Bobby Franklin has introduced a bill that would would classify abortion as “prenatal murder” in order to criminalize it, which would thus require miscarriages to be investigated by the state. They’re pre-born citizens, don’t you know? Obviously this is incredibly sensitive to grieving mothers and father who just lost a much-wanted pregnancy.

But for such a wonderful idea, it will be a difficult undertaking: what about all the potential babies — the unfertilized eggs — women lose each month with their citizenry depletion menstruation? Who will investigate those prenatal murders? Luckily some feminist activists have a great idea on how to help. Keep reading »

Tacos The Downfall Of “Fat” Miss San Antonio Beauty Queen

Beauty pageants are brutal, yo: Pageant officials have stripped Domonique Ramirez, 17, of her Miss San Antonio beauty queen title and handed off the tiara to another girl because, among other violations, Ramirez reportedly got too fat from eating tacos.

The Miss Bexar County Organization stripped Ramirez of her crown recently for contract violations like failing to show up for events, taking modeling gigs not sanctioned by the pageant, and not writing thank you notes. Oh, sweetie, your job isn’t that hard. She sued and the pageant filed a countersuit, itemizing the list of contract violations, which included her failure to maintain the same weight she was when she won the pageant. Domonique Ramirez clocks in at 5’8″ and 129 lbs, the porker! While testifying on the stand over the past week, Ramirez said she was told by pageant officials she had to lose 13 lbs. Keep reading »

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