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Soapbox: Pulling The Mommy Card On Reproductive Rights

I Took Plan B
Our writer took the morning-after-pill to thwart unwanted pregnancy. Read More »
Plan B Progress?
The FDA considers making the morning-after pill over-the-counter. Read More »
FDA Overuled
The government says the morning after pill cannot be over-the-counter. Read More »

This is not the change I voted for. Nor how I thought the year would end for women’s rights in the USA. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius recently overruled scientists at the Federal Drug Administration and blocked a move to allow for Plan B emergency contraception, also known as the morning after pill, to be sold over-the-counter without age restriction. Her rationale was to protect 11-year-old girls from taking something that might harm them. President Obama backed her up, asked us to use “common sense” and pulled the daddy card.

Well, I’m pulling the mommy card. Keep reading »

Pro-Lifers Spank Ron Paul For Not “Rescuing” Aborted Fetus From Trash Can

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I don’t even know why we’re talking about Republican Ron Paul, because he is never going to be president. (Unless Kelly Clarkson gets her way.) But I do find it entertaining that his campaign ad called “Life,” about his opposition to abortion — despite otherwise being all “get the government out of people’s business!” — is now flying back in his face. In the “Life” ad, Ron Paul explains how he has delivered 4,000 babies as a doctor and believes that life is a precious thing. He also claims he allegedly saw an “aborted baby” in an operating room, crying and breathing, and saw it placed in a bucket in the corner of a room and people “pretended it wasn’t there.” Then he says he allegedly saw a baby the same size being delivered in that same hospital and it made him wonder “who are we” to let one baby die in “a bucket,” but let another one live. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Brazil To Ban Faulty Breast Implants

  • Brazil’s health ministry announced today it will permanently ban faulty breast implants created by the French company PIP, which used industrial-grade silicone instead of medical-grade silicone. When breast implants leak, industrial-grade silicone can be dangerous to the body. The PIP silicone implants were already temporarily banned in Brazil since 2010. [CBS News]
  • Newt Gingrich’s imaginary presidency would “look at” Sarah Palin as vice president or a Cabinet job. [Think Progress]
  • “The Loving Story,” a documentary about the interracial couple who sparked the 1967 Supreme Court case Loving vs. Virginia, will air on HBO in February. [Madame Noire]
  • Delaware’s civil union law goes into effect on January 1st. Congratulations! [Queerty]
  • GOOD editor Ann Friedman on why we need a women-friendly, heterosexual hookup app. [GOOD]
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This Week In Sex: Alien Cathouse, A Brothel For Sci-Fi Geeks & 50 Things To Try In Bed In 2012

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  • Hollywood madam, Heidi Fleiss and star of HBO’s “Cathouse,” Dennis Hof, are teaming up to create a brothel for the Comic Con set. Naturally, it will be called Alien Cathouse. [LA Weekly]
  • Take a stroll down memory lane with the biggest sex scandals of 2011. [Shine ]
  • The salacious confessions of a slutty friend. [College Candy]
  • Let’s bring gaming back to the bedroom. You can start by trying these five bedroom games. [Ask Men] Keep reading »

Lion Gets A Foot Massage

Bat Milkshake
Vampire bat drinks a milkshake. Read More »
Talk About Kitten
We really need to talk about Kitten. Watch »

Yep, this is pretty much exactly what happens to me during the massage portion of my weekly pedicure. [Buzzfeed]

28 Weird Things You Didn’t Know About Your Body

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15 things you don't really need to know! Read More »
To Pee Or Not To Pee...
...specifically in the shower. Do you? Read More »
Scary By State
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What scares the crap out of us by state. Read More »
European Penis
A map of Europe by penis size. Read More »

I’m really just a science nerd at heart, so this chart of weird facts about the human body makes me very happy. It also makes me want to play Operation. I used to love that game! But I digress. Point being: I find it edifying to know, for instance, that I’m not just imagining it — my middle fingernail does grow faster than the rest and my feet can product a pint of sweat a day. (See full scale image here.)[MNN]

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