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Today’s Lady News: Oklahoma’s Governor Signs Two Anti-Abortion Bills

  • Oklahoma’s Governor Mary Fallin, a Republican, has signed two bills that will restrict abortion rights even further. One bans abortions after 20 week of pregnancy, based on the (false) claim touted by anti-abortion activists that 20 weeks is the point after which a fetus can feel pain. That bill makes an exemption if the mother’s life is at risk or if a major bodily organ would be impaired by the pregnancy. The second bill that Fallin signed would forbid insurance plans in OK to cover elective abortions under Obama’s new health care reform law. [Salon.com]
  • TIME magazine profiled 34 women in its 2011 “TIME 100″ spread of the world’s most influential people. (Last year the mag profiled 31 women). I’m particularly taken with this piece on Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, written up by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). [TIME]

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Have A Piece Of Peeps-za Pie

Have a piece of Peep-za pizza pie! (And then say that five times fast.) How gross does this thing look? Pizza Hut’s food labs cooked up this pastel pizza made of Peeps and jelly beans to horrify us all before Easter. My teeth hurt just looking at it. [Foodbeast via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

No Blood Sucking For You Until You Brush Your Teeth!

Holy “Twilight“-ization of pop culture, Edward Cullen! Vampires are used to sell everything nowadays — even teeth-cleaning. The UK’s National Health Service debuted a bodice-heaving, undead-themed commercial to lure toothy British dudes to the dentist. (According to Yahoo, 16- to 34-year-old men “are notoriously lax about their dental appointments.” Ack! These guys should come with warning labels.) As much as I think vampires are over, this ad is super-clever, no? [Yahoo] Keep reading »

Roommate Of Tyler Clementi, Rutgers Suicide Kid, Faces Hate Crime Charges

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In September, the country was shocked when Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old Rutgers freshman, committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge in NYC after he learned his roommate had live-streamed his gay hookup using a web cam. Yesterday, the rooommate, Dharun Ravi, was indicted by a grand jury on 15 charges, including bias intimidation (i.e., a hate crime) and invasion of privacy, for what prosecutors say was intimidating and bullying behavior towards his gay roommate.

Prosecutors are expected to argue that Tyler Clementi committed suicide because he was cyber-bullied by his roommate, who placed the web cam facing Tyler’s bed and even had announced on Twitter that Clementi was gay. One of Dharun’s friends in the dormitory, Molly Wei, who also watched the gay hookup on the web cam, was not indicted but has been charged with invasion of privacy. Keep reading »

Lucca (And The Rest Of Us) Would Like To Apologize For The Technical Difficulties

Dear Frisky Readers,

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, The Frisky has been down all morning. I’ve noticed because my mom has been yelling at her computer for the last three hours. It is really getting in the way of my nap. Anyway, The Frisky was down for so long due to problems with Amazon’s EC2 cloud service — that’s where The Frisky is currently hosted. I know, I don’t really get it either, but needless to say, what a pain in the ass. You can read more about it here. In any case, we’re now, clearly, back up and running — we’ve found a temporary solution until Amazon gets its shizz together — which is great news for me, because I can go back to bed. Thanks a bunch for your patience!

Love,
Lucca (and the rest of The Frisky staff) Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Apparently, Duke Nukem Spanks Women, Too

  • So, allegedly, the new, soon-to-be-released “Duke Nukem Forever” video game doesn’t just involve slapping a woman “to get her to calm down,” but spanking her, too. Now, I’m all for spanking. But I’m for consensual spanking. Honestly, “Duke Nukem Forever” gets more pervy every week. [Kotaku]
  • House Republicans want to use as much as $500,000 of taxpayer money to pay lawyers to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, which is an anti-gay marriage piece of law that codifies marriage as between a man and a woman. Oh, hell no. [Huffington Post]
  • Why are professional athletes curiously silent during Sexual Assault Awareness Month? That’s a gooooood question. [The Grio]

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