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Today’s Lady News: Chicago-Area Campus Sex Assaults Rarely Prosecuted

Today's Lady News
  • Campus sexual assaults are rarely prosecuted as felonies at Chicago schools, according to a depressing piece in the Chicago Tribune. Many sexual assaults that police agree are rapes are prosecuted as misdemeanor battery charges, allegedly because they are easier to prosecute. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry is decrying President Obama’s international promotion of gay butt sex. What, you didn’t know that the president promotes gay butt sex in other countries? WELL HE DOES. [Think Progress]
  • Blogger Sady Doyle on the new feminist genre the “lady loser comedy,” where ladies like Kristen Wiig in “Bridesmaids” and Charlize Theron in “Young Adult” are allowed to be not perfect. [In These Times]
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FDA Considers Putting The Morning-After Pill On Drugstore Shelves

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Conservatives losing their marbles to start in five … four … three … two … one: the FDA has until tomorrow to decide whether the morning-after pill Plan B will be available on drugstore shelves (as opposed to behind the counter) without a prescription for anyone of any age. If taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, Plan B is almost 90 percent effective in preventing a pregnancy. The sooner Plan B is taken after unprotected sex, the more effective it is. Keep reading »

Model Horribly Injured In Freak Airplane Propeller Accident

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Twenty-three-year-old Lauren Scruggs, a model and former intern for “Gossip Girl” who you may or may not recognize from her fashion blog, sustained devastating injuries after accidentally walking into the spinning propeller of a small plane. It may sound bizarre at first, but remember that a spinning propeller would be entirely invisible to the naked eye. Surgeons were forced to amputate Lauren’s left hand, and her entire left side, including her shoulder and head, was mangled in the accident. This is one of those things that you call a freak accident. Doctors are not yet fully aware of the extent of the damage to Lauren’s brain, but she has begun to speak and open her right eye to see. I’m just glad to hear that Lauren is alive and making progress. We wish her the speediest, and fullest, of recoveries. [Fox]

Beware The Haunted Toilet Of Son Hoa

As if toilets (especially public ones) weren’t terrifying enough already, some students in Vietnam are claiming their boarding school latrine is possessed. Students at Son Hoa Boarding School are blaming a haunted toilet for the descent of 13 unlucky students into madness. The loo allegedly causes those who “go there” there to emerge in a state of hysteria — talking gibberish, scratching the walls, and eventually losing consciousness. When they recover, they claim to have “met a ghost in the toilet.” (Who hasn’t?) I’m sure this has nothing whatsoever to do with drugs or alcohol. It sounds like a toilet exorcism is in order. They’ll need to start flushing with holy water. [Oddity Central]

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Brunchables: For The Hipster Child’s Lunchbox

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If it’s making fun of hipsters, you know we are going to post it. Damn, I don’t even know what a Dutch pancake or eggs Rothko is. [College Humor]

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