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Today’s Lady News: North Carolina’s Ultrasound Before Abortion Law Challenged

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  • The ACLU and several other rights groups have filed a lawsuit against North Carolina’s new state law requiring a pregnant woman receive an ultrasound and hear an explanation about the fetus’ stage of development before terminating a pregnancy. The lawsuit argues that its unethical for abortion providers to require women to listen to “state-mandated ideological speech.” The bill had been vetoed by NC’s Governor Beverly Perdue, a Democrat, but the veto was overturned by the state’s Republican-led legislature. [Feminist.org]
  • A photograph of a woman holding a sign reading “Woman is the n**ger of the world” (a lyric from a John Lennon/Yoko Ono song) at New York City’s SlutWalk protest this weekend is prompting a continued discussion about the women’s movement and race. [Racialicious]
  • A so-called “study” by two professors at religious universities claiming sexual orientation can be changed after undergoing years in a ministry program is being challenged as biased. [CNN]
  • If we’ve got any Yalies reading The Frisky, tonight the Yale Political Union is hosting a debate on the topic “College Sexual Culture Endangers Women.” If anyone checks it out, share your thoughts on it in the comments. [Feministe]
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What Should Amanda Knox Do Now?

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Amanda Knox's murder conviction is overturned. Read More »
Slut Shamed?
Was Amanda Knox slut-shamed into a conviction? Read More »
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Amanda Knox takes the stand. Read More »

Just two hours after seeing her conviction for murder overturned, Amanda Knox was released from prison in Perugia, Italy, after being held there since 2007. Upon her release, she thanked those “who shared my suffering and helped me survive with hope. Those who wrote, those who defended me, those who were close, those who prayed for me.” From there, she reportedly headed to Leonardo da Vinci airport, and is thought to be on a flight back to the United States via London. [CBS News]

Knox has of course expressed that she is anxious to get back home to her friends and family. As she reconnects with them, here are some things we’d suggest she do to reorient herself to normal life.

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Girl Talk: I’m Proud That My Mom Got Arrested

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It was Saturday in the late afternoon and I was in the middle of ridding my apartment of dog hair when I heard my cell ringing over the hum of the vacuum. My iPhone screen indicated it was my mom calling. Ever since I successfully taught her how to text message a year and a half ago, the majority of our telecommunication has existed in written form, her messages nearly always signed “Love Mom” as if I wouldn’t be sure. I knew her actually calling me meant something was up.

“Hey, Mom,” I said, bringing the vacuum to a stop.

“Hi, hon,” my mom said. “Listen, I just wanted to let you know not to worry, but it looks like I’m about to be arrested.”

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Today’s Lady News: Happy LGBT History Month!

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  • Happy LGBT History Month, y’all! The Frisky’s Girl On Girl columnist Trish Bendix¬†has five kick-ass documentaries to watch about gays and lesbians throughout the ages. I’ve heard that “Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement,” about a lesbian couple who was together for 42 years, is a two-hankie affair, so be warned! [After Ellen]
  • Friday marked the 35th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, which bans most federal funding for abortion. You hear that, people freaking out about Obama’s health care reform? [NPR]
  • A lesbian couple in New York that was refused a marriage license from a bigoted town clerk after same-sex marriage became legal in the state appeared on MSBNC and said they “felt like we were second-class citizens.” [Think Progress] Keep reading »

Amanda Knox Cleared In Murder Of Meredith Kercher

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Defending Herself
Amanda Knox takes the stand. Read More »
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Amanda Knox found guilty of murder. Read More »

Amanda Knox, the college student studying abroad in Perugia, Italy who was convicted of murdering her roommate four years ago, was acquitted by a jury today and set free. Her boyfriend (at the time of their arrest), Raffaele Sollecito, who was also convicted of murdering college student Meredith Kercher, also saw his conviction overturned. Keep reading »

How To Get Him To Go Down: Beer-Flavored Vagi-Wipes

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Remember that K-Y Intense commercial about a lesbian couple? I love this NSFW spoof about Lip Labs, a beer- or jalapeno-scented vaginal wipe product for your ladybits to get rid of “that vagina smell.” Um, please don’t give Summer’s Eve any ideas. [Hello Giggles]

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