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Today’s Lady News: UVM Frat Asks Whom Brothers Would Like To Rape

  • The fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon at University of Vermont (UVM) has been busted for sending out a questionnaire amongst brothers which included the question, “If I could rape someone, who would it be?” It seems to be a joke — er, “joke” — considering how other questions on the survey included benign questions like the brothers’ names, birthdays, hobbies, and future goals. UVM students can sign a petition asking to disband the Sigma Phi Epsilon frat over this incident here. If we have any Frisky readers at UVM, I’d love to hear your take on the reaction on campus. [Safer Campus]
  • Fourteen years ago, identical twin boys named Wyatt and Jonas were born to two parents in Maine. Today, Wyatt lives as Nicole and the whole family has helped to support their transgender loved one through the Children’s Hospital Gender Management Services Clinic in Boston. “She really is a girl,’’ says mom Kelly, “a girl born with a birth defect. That’s how she looks at it.” Definitely read their fascinating story! [Boston Globe]
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Hot Links: Why Women Fake It & Gay Penguins Rebound With New Mates

  • Have you faked it? I’ve faked it. Here are some reasons why women fake it. [College Candy]
  • A same-sex male penguin couple that was torn apart by Canadian zookeepers has, alas, mated with their new female partners. Can’t we compromise and allow the four of them live together in peace and harmony? Sigh. [Huffington Post]
  • Tara Reid has a new boyfriend. I can’t wait till they get drunk married and then regret it a couple days later! [TooFab]
  • I have absolutely no desire to see “We Bought A Zoo,” but I do have a desire to share with you the hot outfit Scarlett Johansson wore to the premiere. [Starpulse]

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Presented Without Comment: Rick Santorum Holding A “Santorum For President” Sign

Santorum Wants to censor
Wants Google to stop associating his name with "frothy" anal sex bi-product. Read More »
Santorum Eats ice cream
Watch him deep throat a cone. Read More »
Santorum on Lesbians
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Says being a lesbian is a "choice." Read More »
Gay Marriage Ad
This marriage equality ad will give you chills. Watch »

I mean, just look at it.

Botched Penis Injection: Kasia Rivera Arrested For Manslaughter

December 13, 2011

After Lowe’s Bails, Russell Simmons Steps In To Save Muslim Show

Muslim discrimination
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A bus driver refused to drive women wearing Muslim veils. Read More »
Schooled on Racism
How I learned to question my beliefs. Read More »
TSA's Racist Ways
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Is the TSA singling out black women? Read More »

After conservative groups complained, home supplies company Lowe’s pulled its commercial support of a new TLC program called “All-American Muslim.” And just a day later, music mogul Russell Simmons stepped in and purchased the advertising space necessary to keep the show on the air.

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Today’s Lady News: PA Pulls Controversial Date Rape Drinking Ad

  • The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Commission has pulled a date rape awareness PSA that came under fire for appearing to blame the victims of date rape for drinking too much. The poster, which I wrote about last week, depicted a woman’s legs with her panties around the ankles and the words “02:19 A.M. She didn’t want to do it, but she couldn’t say no.” [Ad Week]
  • Speaking of rape: atheists are distrusted as much as rapists, according to a study by the University of British Columbia and the University of Oregon. Come on, people. Let’s redirect some of that mistrust at politicians, shall we? [Washington Post]
  • The state of North Carolina is considering ways to redress forced sterilizations of thousands of girls, boys, men, and women between the 1930s and the 1980s. People were sterilized for reasons like being poorly educated or having been raped and some were threatened that their family’s government aid would be revoked if they didn’t undergo the procedure. [New York Times] Keep reading »
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