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Today’s Lady News: Peeping Tom Hides Inside A Port-A-Potty

  • EW! Some dude hid inside a Port-a-Potty at a yoga festival to watch ladies take a dump (and jerk off, maybe?). According to Boulder, Colorado, police, a security guard “tried to detain the suspect, but he ran away, covered in feces.” As if being a Peeping Tom on its own isn’t bad enough. [Gawker]
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has finally spoken out in support of Saudi women who are protesting the law that forbids them from driving. [UPI]
  • Almost half of college-educated gays and lesbians are closeted at their jobs, according to a new poll by the Center for Work-Life Policy. [GOOD]

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New Anti-Abortion Ad Calls Abortion The New Slavery

Tactics used by anti-abortion groups just keep getting uglier. The latest “ugh!” is courtesy of the Radiance Foundation, whose new billboards target black women and read “The 13th Amendment freed us. Abortion enslaved us” and “Abortion makes three-fifths human seem overly generous.” The billboards purposefully appeared on June 19, or Juneteenth, which is the anniversary of the end of slavery in America. Said Ryan Scott Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation:

“When you look at what abortion has brought to the black community, it can’t be typified to anything other than present-day slavery. It’s just like slavery, because you have a class of people who are considered less than human, and therefore they can be treated like property.”

Why, yes, having reproductive rights is just like slavery. Keep reading »

A Scientology Sing-A-Long


I would like to declare a new genre of music: Scientology soul. Hey, it could be the new Christian rock. Apparently, the Church of Scientology made this music video for the song “We Stand Tall” in 1990 and it features many a Scientologist of note, from John Travolta to David Miscavige. Heck, it even shows L. Ron Hubbard himself. Anyone feeling the urge to convert after seeing those mighty … cruise ships? Oh man, this song is in my head now. [Huffington Post]
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Tennis Is Not A Beauty Contest, Wimbledon

For shame, Wimbledon: the tennis tournament’s website is asking fans to vote on its most attractive players. Yesterday, the vote was about “best-looking” male players (Roger Federer won) and today the vote is about “best-looking” women players. The vote isn’t even about something that involves a little bit of skill or personality, like the best on court-style: it’s just a straight up beauty contest hosted on the tournament’s web site. Keep reading »

Hallmark Made A Card For Black Single Moms On Father’s Day

Hallmark Mahogany, a line targeted toward blacks, made greeting cards this Father’s Day for black single mothers. Bossip points us to the controversy, which pits the recognition of mamas who do both the mommy and the daddy job against the assumption that its perpetuating a stereotype. Personally, I don’t find the card pictured, which reads “For all the times you’ve been there for others, you deserve a day just for you,” the least bit offensive. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Michele Bachmann, Anti-Gay Pol, Is Using Katy Perry’s “Firework” Anthem

  • Rep. Michele Bachmann, who is staunchly anti-gay, is using Katy Perry’s song, “Firework,” an anthem to tolerance and acceptance, on her campaign trail. Katy, get on this, quick! [Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Six Planned Parenthood clinics will close in Minnesota after cuts to federal Title X funding. Here’s how Indiana Planned Parenthood responded to recent budget cuts to its clinics. [UPI]
  • The new flick “Horrible Bosses” seems to have confused the terms “sex criminal” with “maneater.” [Feministing]
  • How to be a feminist boyfriend. (Or husband. Or girlfriend. Or wife.) [Sexy Feminist]

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