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The Daily Squeeze: PETA’s Sexy Cat Ad, Tila Tequila’s Breakup, And Paint’s Effect On Sperm

  • PETA’s pro-neutering/spaying ad has been banned from MTV and most other networks for being too sexy. They’re just cats humping, people! [PETA TV]
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    Chinese Policewoman Breastfeeds Orphans

    Another nice story has come out of the tragedy in China. One policewoman who was breast-feeding her own child took it upon herself to breast-feed several babies rescued after the earthquake. At one point, she was feeding nine babies — five of them orphans. “It is a mother’s reaction,” she said, “and a basic duty as a police officer to help.” [CNN] Keep reading »

    Virgin Sacrifice: Father/Daughter Dance

    A benefit to raise awareness sounds like a good thing, but sometimes even a ball can be bad. Case in point: The Chastity Gala, a trend of father/daughter dances across the nation, aka the most uncomfortable parties we’ve ever heard of. Recently, in Colorado Springs, 150 fathers with girls from grade school to college attended such a purity ritual at a local hotel. Now, slow dancing with your pop at weddings can be sweet, but making a teenage girl swear to her daddy that she’ll carry her V-card until she marries sounds like cruel and unusual punishment (not to mention totally ludicrous). But even dumber than having to dance about virginity is the idea that these poor misguided dad’s think by taking a vow, “Before God to cover my daughter as her authority and protection in the area of purity,” they’re precious little flowers won’t grow up and put out. According to The New York Times, statistics have shown that teenagers who practice abstinence will eventually have sex before they wed and are unfortunately more likely to forgo protection. What’s really safer: upholding your daughter to an unrealistic moral standard so you can avoid the awkward sex talk or teaching her how to take care of herself and her needs in a way where she can respect her sexuality? Either way, no one should be forced to put on a fancy dress and parade around chanting promises they can’t keep. [Trend Hunter] Keep reading »

    Women Top “Best Idea” Charts

    The Campaign for Museums and the 24 Hour Museum recently held a survey to commemorate Museums and Galleries Month. They asked a variety of people about the greatest and worst innovations and ideas of all time. While the wheel took the top spot, with the internet close behind, equal rights for women and the pill cracked the top five. Plus, two famous feminists, Mary Wollstonecraft and Emmeline Pankhurst, also were recognized as “People in History Responsible For the Best Ideas.” Hooray! We modern women sure have accomplished a lot — from the right to vote to the right to orgasm. Speaking of which, it’s National Masturbation Month, so be sure to congratulate yourself for all you’ve achieved! [Metro UK]

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    Quick Pic: More Love In China’s Earthquake Rubble

    [China's Sichuan province, 5/19/08]

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    Illegal Sex Workers In India Elligible For Life Insurance

    Commercial sex workers in India now have the option of purchasing life insurance policies even though their line of work is illegal in the country. When a few sex workers approached the Life Insurance Corporation of India, the company agreed to provide coverage provided the sex workers get routine medical check-ups since they’re at a high risk for HIV/AIDS, and so far, about 200 have signed up for life insurance. The goal is to bring 50 percent of the 1.2 million sex workers under the insurance coverage by the end of 2008, according to the “Committee for Indomitable Women,” and some sex workers hope this is a step toward legalizing their profession. [Medical News Today] Keep reading »

    Condom-Themed Restaurants In Thailand

    Cabbages and Condoms is a chain of restaurants in Thailand that also promotes safe sex, hence the word “condoms” in its name. The “cabbages” part is there because the vegetable is a staple of Northeast Thailand — and as a website about the restaurants says, “Now, if condoms could be as common and used as often, then some of the population and health problems facing Thailand could be overcome!” All the proceeds from the restaurants are used to fund social development programs of the Population and Community Development Association, which promotes family planning. I’m thinking a location in Times Square, right next to the Hawaiian Tropic restaurant/bar would do quite well. [SLI.UniMelb.edu.au via MentalFloss.com] Keep reading »

    Girls Who Think They’re Hot Are More Likely To Be Bullied

    According to a study of 2,300 students ages 12 to 18, girls who viewed themselves as attractive had a 35 percent higher chance of being involved in emotionally damaging scenarios, i.e., receiving hurtful anonymous notes, being socially excluded, or having rumors spread about them. I knew there were lessons to be learned from Mean Girls. [EurekAlert!] Keep reading »

    American Idol: Interesting Fashion Choices And Advice From Paula

    WHAT was Randy wearing on last night’s season finale of American Idol. So fashion forward (or classic?) to sport a red blazer with a white border and an ascot?!?! And I feel like I may have missed something by turning on my TV a bit late, but why are the Davids wearing matching outfits? Well, except for David Cook’s interesting choice of accessories. That necklace and pocket scarf really added something. At least Paula had some wise words for the two: “Sometimes we think it’s all about winning, but it’s the things sometimes that we lose that reminds us how truly special we are as people.” Deep. Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: R. Kelly’s Trial, A Flying Penis, And Girls In Gangs

  • This week, jurors for the R. Kelly child pornography trial watched a 26-minute tape showing oral sex and other acts being performed. R. says the tape doesn’t show him or the alleged victim, so basically the jurors might have watched random people doing it. [Reuters]
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