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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

Slut Shamed?
Was Amanda Knox slut-shamed into a conviction? Read More »
Defending Herself
Amanda Knox takes the stand. Read More »
Convicted
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]

It’s Time To Cry: Watch A Deaf Woman Hear For The First Time

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Oh hai. Have you cried yet today? That’s all going to change when you watch this video of a 29-year-old deaf woman hearing for the first time thanks to a hearing implant. Grab a tissue … no, grab two. [YouTube]

Today’s Lady News: Army Appoints First Black Female Two-Star General

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  • The US Army has appointed Gen. Marcia Anderson as its first-ever black female two-star general. Gen. Anderson is already the highest-ranking woman in the Army. Congratulations! [The Grio]
  • A federal judge has refused to block a law in Kansas that limits the availability of insurance coverage for abortions. The law, which went into effect in July, forbids health insurance companies from offering coverage for abortion in their basic plans. The judge claimed the ACLU failed to prove how the KS legislature intentionally approved the law to make it more difficult for women to have abortions. [New York Times]
  • First Lady Michelle Obama held a press conference this week with the National Science Foundation about the Career-Life Balance Initiative, which is aimed at women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The initiative seeks to aid women who want to advance in these male-dominated fields while also raising families. I know we have a bunch of Frisky readers who work in engineering, so I would love to hear your thoughts on this! [The Mary Sue] Keep reading »
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