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Today’s Lady News: Egyptian Woman Fights “Virginity Testing” — Er, Rape — By Police

  • While protesting at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Samira Ibrahim was grabbed by Egyptian soldiers, stripped, electrically prodded, and sexually assaulted, which they told her was a “virginity test.” She is just one of many women who have been sexually assaulted after being detained by soldiers. Samira, age 25, and her father have filed a court case against the government, which has led to a ban against so-called “virginity tests.” On Sunday, a court will hear evidence against a soldier who ordered the sexual assaults.  [New York Times, The National AE]
  • New Hampshire’s state House of Representatives has approved a “fetal homicide” bill allowing criminal charges against a person who causes the violent death of a fetus. Advocates for legal abortion say such bills are a sneaky way to conceptualize a fetus as a “person” who can be “murdered,” thus undermining abortion rights. But supporters of such bills say it allows the perpetrator to be doubly punished for hurting or killing a pregnant woman. [Union Leader]
  • The Pope has suggested same-sex marriage is a threat to “the future of humanity itself.” [Reuters]
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should run as Obama’s vice president during the 2012 election, former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller has suggested. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Makes Sexist Blowjob Joke Campaigning For Mitt Romney

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When I heard yesterday that New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie made a blowjob joke while campaigning for Mitt Romney, I thought it just sounded, at worst, crude. (And embarrassing for Romney’s squeaky-clean Mormon image, although that’s another story.)  Christie was rallying for Romney at a campaign stop in Exeter, New Hampshire, when some women started chanting about jobs going down. After a few distracting chants, Christie says, “You know, something may go down tonight but it ain’t going to be jobs, sweetheart.”  Keep reading »

See How Your French Fries Are Aging

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In a completely unofficial and gross experiment, one brave (or bored?) Redditor put McDonald’s and KFC fries in airtight jars for three years just to see how they would age. Well, no doubt Mickey D’s fries have better genes. Or do they? The French fry researcher points out that “this test is meaningless [because] too many variables are unknown to make any sort of call.” Fry guy goes on to say, “If anything, I’d be more afraid of the KFC fries because this indicates they might have been contaminated with bacteria or mold or were improperly cooked.” But wait, does the lack of mold fur on the Mickey D’s batch mean that there was some kind of crazy synthetic chemical that they’re treated with? Never mind. I don’t want to know. It doesn’t matter. I’m never eating fast food French fries again. [The Daily What]

Sadly, RuPaul Isn’t Running For President

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In recent weeks, your love of all things draggy and sparkly may have momentarily given you a brain fart — seeing all those mentions of Ron Paul everywhere certainly did remind us of a certain leggy ’90s icon. But no, as much as we wish it were true, it’s Ron Paul that’s running for president — not RuPaul. Ru made a special surprise stop in New Hampshire this weekend to clarify that he shouldn’t be confused with Ron.

“I’m not really a political person by nature,” he said, “though stepping out of the house in six inch heels and a wig is a political statement of sorts.” And would it really be all that weird for Ru to run? “This country was founded by a bunch of men in wigs,” he continued. It does seem strange, though — “You better work” seems oddly prescient given our current financial crisis. Maybe Ru should reconsider.  [Raw Story]

Today’s Lady News: Sex Gets Better With Age, Study Finds

  • Women’s enjoyment of sex increases with age, according to a new study in The American Journal of Medicine. Even though women ages 40 and up reported a lower overall sex drive, their arousal and orgasms were better. The study looked at 806 women who are part of an ongoing 40-year research project near San Diego, California. Even though it’s good to hear that the enjoyment of sex improved with age, I’m pretty happy that the highest frequency of arousal was reported by the youngest women in the study! [USA Today]
  • Mississippi’s Governor Haley Barbour has pardoned a man who shot his wife, Tammy, in the head in 1993 while she held the couple’s two-month-old child. David Glenn Gatlin also shot a family friend, who survived the shooting. Gatlin was given a life sentence for murder in 1994. Gatlin became a “trustee inmate” working at the Governor’s Mansion since 2009, which is apparently what prompted Gov. Barbour to pardon him. [Clarion Ledger, WLBT]
  • Meet Mollie Thomas, a 19-year-old lesbian who intends to run in the Miss California beauty pageant. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Hot Links: Casey Anthony Posts Another Video Diary, Plus Famous Bad-Ass Last Words!

  • Casey Anthony has posted a second video diary online. In this one, she reveals her new piercings. Ugh. [Huffington Post]
  • So, “Downton Abbey” fans — what did you think of the season two premiere? Clip and discussion at the link! [The Stir]
  • Apparently, Joan Crawford’s last words were: “Damn it, don’t you DARE ask God to help me.” Here are a bunch more bad ass quotes said on famous deathbeds. [Cracked] Keep reading »
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