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Herman Cain Wants To Lick This Ice Cream Off Your Supple Body

Cain Getting Handsy?
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Herman Cain was accused of sexual harassment by two women. Read More »
Meet Sharon Bialek
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Sharon Bialek says Cain wanted sex in exchange for a job. Read More »
Street Harassment App
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A new iPhone app tracks where street harassment occurs. Read More »
Accuser Wants To Speak
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Accuser took settlement in exchange for keeping quiet. Read More »
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HarassMint Chocolate Chip with Fondled Fudge Chunks and Assaulted Peanuts? Oh, Herman Cain, you had this coming. Even if it is a spoof. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Fifth Woman, Donna Donella, Accuses Herman Cain Of Sexual Harassment

Cain Getting Handsy?
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Herman Cain was accused of sexual harassment by two women. Read More »
Meet Sharon Bialek
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Sharon Bialek says Cain wanted sex in exchange for a job. Read More »
Accuser Wants To Speak
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Accuser took settlement in exchange for keeping quiet. Read More »
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A fifth woman has accused Herman Cain, that charming rouĂ©, of sexual harassment. Donna Donella, 40, of Arlington, Virginia, said Cain tried to get her to set him up with an Egyptian businesswoman and when she refused, he asked her out to dinner. She refused that, too. (I mean, who wants to be a guy’s second choice, amiright?) Keep reading »

Michelle Duggar’s Uterus Just Won’t Quit

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So what if she’s 45? Michelle Duggar’s reproductive organs are not going silently into that good night. Jim Bob has fertilized her, yet again. The pair announced today that they are three months gone with number 20. “I was not thinking that God would give us another one, and we are just so grateful,” she said. “We didn’t want to stop on an odd number,” Jim Bob added. Though her last pregnancy with two-year-old Josie, who was born three months prematurely, was a difficult one, Michelle has been doing all she can to make sure she’s as healthy as possible for the birth of their next  baby — including eating lots of dill pickles and working out five or six days a week. We look forward to meeting the baby once it comes out of the slip n’ slide which is Michelle’s vaginal canal. The Duggar clan is one step closer to populating their very own city. Our congrats to them! [TooFab, MSNBC]

Swedish Lingerie Store Has Employees Display Bra Size

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Nine-and-a-half-times out of 10 I completely agree with other feminists about what they identify as sexism. But sometimes I really do disagree and the lingerie shop in Sweden that asks employees to display their bra size on their name tags is one of those times. The chain store, Change, has asked their female sales clerks for the past three years to wear tags because it will help customers see what is right for their body type.  

One employee, however, is not happy about it. She has contacted Sweden’s Commercial Employee’s Union, which found the bra size reveals “a clear case of discrimination” and could possibly be breaking Swedish law, although it’s unclear from the article in Sweden’s Local newspaper what law that would be. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: On Boys & The HPV Vaccine

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  • Mandating the HPV vaccine for young boys (instead of young girls) may be an easier pill for parents to swallow because it is supposedly easier for them to think about their sons being sexually active than their daughters. Facepalm. [NPR]
  • How the worldwide SlutWalk protests have developed a divide between black women and white women. [The Root]
  • The superintendent of the San Diego school system where a lesbian couple were crowned Homecoming king and queen said that random phone callers telephoning the school to complain can STFU. [GOOD]
  • A terrorism-tracking database maintained by the National Counterterrorism Center only brings up one incident of abortion-related domestic terrorism (the 2009 murder of Dr. George Tiller) despite countless other threats and attacks on abortion clinics and abortion providers throughout the U.S. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Alleged NYC Subway Groper Caught (And Was Turned In By His Brother!)

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Shyane DeJesus beat up a man who groped her on the NYC subway. Read More »
Catcaller Form
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Here's a handy form for you to give to catcallers. Read More »
Street Harassment App
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A new iPhone app tracks where street harassment occurs. Read More »
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Last week, we were kvelling about Shyane DeJesus, a 22-year-old college student in New York City who fought back when she was groped by a man while waiting for a subway. And she didn’t let the guy who lifted up her dress and slid his hand under her skirt get away when a train arrived: she followed him on the train, punched and kicked him, and shoved her Blackberry in his face to snap pictures. “I’m glad I fought back. I’m going to defend myself,” she told the New York Post. “I want him on the list for sex offenders.”

Well, it seems like Shyane DeJesus might just get her wish. The alleged subway groper, Froylan Andrade, 39, was arrested on Sunday after he was turned in by his brother. Keep reading »

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