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Today’s Lady News: Louisiana Abortion Clinic Shut Down By State Health Department

  • An abortion clinic in Shreveport, Louisiana, closed on Friday after a new law went into effect allowing the state’s Department of Health and Hospitals to close any clinic believed to be posing a health or safety threat. [KSLA]
  • The Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger received a six-game suspension after rape accusations, but on Friday the NFL commissioner reduced it to four games. Yeah, that’ll show him. [Jezebel]

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Confessions Of A Regretful Gender Studies Student

I have a lot of regrets about my college education.

I regret that tuition was $40,000 a year, so that my classmates were mostly rich, white kids. I regret that I am paying back thousands in student loans. I regret that my journalism program forced me to take an introductory class on reporting, even though I’d already written articles for my hometown newspaper for two years. I regret that I took two different photography classes, but haven’t snapped a single freakin’ photo since. I regret that I wasted time, money, and precious sanity on a required math class that gave me the anxiety attacks of your worst nightmares.

And most of all, I regret that I took as many gender and sexuality studies courses as I did. Keep reading »

Downward Facing Cat Has No Time For Your Downward Facing Dog

Every morning, downward facing cat goes out onto the balcony and practices yoga. This is the special time when downward facing cat finds inner-peace. All the barking dogs fade into the distance. Kitty releases attachment to all things. The yoga cat reaches a transcendental state of harmony with the universe — and then DOWNWARD FACING CAT GETS INTERRUPTED. Stupid humans. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

106-Year-Old Virgin Sings The Praises Of Abstinence

Scottish woman, Isabella Blyth, is a happy, spunky centenarian. At 106 years young, Isabella has yet to lose her v-card, or even kiss a man for that matter. She attributes her longevity and happiness to never having been romantically involved with anyone. Keep reading »

Meet The Baby Girl With A Pet Python

Someone call Child Protective Services! Baby girl Sidhi Siddharth Sinune of Maharashtra, India, plays with a python that her father brought home after earning extra cash as a snake catcher. “I can’t buy her costly toys, but I can get her snakes to play with,’ he told the Daily Mail. Sorry, that’s a parenting FAIL. But, hey, if she’s not squeezed to death, some day she could have a nice purse. [The Daily Mail] Keep reading »

Why Shutting Down Craigslist “Adult Services” Won’t Actually Make A Difference

Last week the popular online classifieds site Craigslist shut down one of its more lucrative sectors — its “Adult Services” section. Thanks to an effort lead by Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut attorney general, the Craigslist’s “Adult Services” section is now “censored” and unavailable to users. Blumenthal and his associates fought to shut down the the section down because they believe that it was promoting not just prostitution, but child sex trafficking. Said Blumenthal: “… these prostitution ads did not promote a victimless crime. There is human trafficking in children, assaults on women.”

Proponents of the “Adult Services” ban believe that it will help shut down sex and child traffickers by giving them one less venue out of which to operate. But is that really true? Keep reading »

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