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Activists To March On Toronto For A “SlutWalk”

What Are SlutWalks?
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All women are responsible for their own rapes, duh, which is why a Toronto police officer brilliantly advised the female students of Osgoode Hall Law School in January that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.” Yeah, a cop actually offered that as a “safety tip.” In response to this victim-blaming, “sluts and allies” are taking to the streets on April 3 for a SlutMarch. The activists organizing the event say they’re taking the term “slut” that the police officer used in a derogatory manner and re-appropriating as a point of pride, which I love. Canucks can find all the SlutWalk details here; we hope some Frisky readers will attend and tell us about it. Watch out, Toronto — the sluts are coming! (Thanks to commenter Taurwen for the post idea.) [SlutWalk Toronto, Excalibur CA] Keep reading »

This Blind Date Was More Awkward Than Yours

Reasons To Blind Date
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Ten reasons you should consider going out on a blind date. Read More »

Blind dates are awkward for everyone. There’s enough to worry about without discovering that your date just so happens to be your long, lost sibling. Um … yeah. Try recovering from that awks moment. And here I was thinking I had had the most awkward blind date of all time. He told me he was under investigation by the FBI during our first drink. Keep reading »

What Exactly Is A Cloud Girlfriend?

Need a fake girlfriend? Have no fear—a company called Cloud Girlfriend is here to bring you one. All you have to do is tell them a bit about what your perfect girlfriend would look and be like, and they’ll create an online personality for her. They’ll even have her post on your Facebook wall, just as a real girlfriend would. Cloud Girlfriend hasn’t officially launched yet, nor do they divulge exactly how much their service costs, but the site is registering clients. I can think of a few reasons guys would want this—to make another girl jealous or to convince friends and family members that they’re straight if they’re still in the closet—but overall, it’s kinda sad. Especially the fact that this faux girlfriend they’re advertising wears zebra print pumps. Ew. [AOL News] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Virginia’s Abortion Clinics Are Totally Screwed

Ohio Passes "Heartbeat Bill"
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Ohio passes "Heartbeat Bill" to criminalize abortion at 6 or 7 weeks. Read More »
  • Virginia’s governor has signed into law a bill which requires abortion clinics meet the same regulations as hospitals — despite the fact they offer different types of services. Abortion rights supporters say the bill is an attempt to thwart women’s access to abortion. Seventeen of the state’s 21 clinics may need to shut down before they are up to par with the hospital-like regulations now required. [Ms. Magazine]
  • Journalists covering the Walmart sexual discrimination lawsuit say justices don’t seem supportive of the class-action lawsuit filed by former female employees. Oh, joy. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Mexico provided its state employees a 92-page manual on how to avoid sexist language in the workplace, such as asking women, “If you want to work, why did you have children?” or saying “You’re prettier when you keep quiet.” Um, can we get one of those over here? [Daily Mail UK]

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Man Makes A Quilt From 58 Pairs Of Women’s Panties


What sort of man sews a quilt from 58 pairs of women’s panties? Louis Garrett of Missouri, that’s who. With his hoary beard, tattoo across his forehead, and wife beater tank, he’s a Creepy McCreeperson sent from Central Casting.

Louis only wants women’s panties made from rayon, acetate, and silk for his panty quilt — “no polyester, I don’t want none of them cheap, dollar store, not sexy farm girl panties. I want classy!”

Classy indeed. Just like Louis himself. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Remembering Geraldine Ferraro, Catholic Abortion Rights Supporter

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  • Geraldine Ferraro, who died this weekend, made headlines as the first-ever woman to be nominated for vice president by a mainstream political party. But Geraldine Ferraro should also be remembered for being a practicing Catholic who also supported keeping abortion legal. [AlterNet]
  • Saudi women will not be allowed to vote in Saudi Arabia’s municipal elections being held in September. [Reuters]
  • A 33-year-old female airline passenger claims she was stopped at LaGuardia Airport last week after she cleared security and was allegedly subjected to a full-body patdown by a female TSA agent, including on her breasts, thighs and crotch. The TSA says they are looking into the incident. [Gothamist]

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