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Today’s Lady News: Readers’ Submission Edition!

Hello there, dear Frisky readers! As you’re reading this, I’m currently moving into my new single-girl apartment and likely getting yelled at by my father about how I have too many clothes and why I packed a box of rocks. (They’re books, I swear!) Alas, this means I’m not able to write up our beloved Today’s Lady News column. But never fear: You can submit your own links to news articles and blog posts about women, girls, trans-identified people, gender roles, feminism or sexism in the comments. Just write a sentence or two summary explaining what the link is about and give everyone a heads up if it has language or imagery that’s NSFW.

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Human Pony Ride In The Park, Anyone?


Just a regular old Saturday afternoon in the park for the Fountain Valley, CA “Pony Play” club. Human ponies get hitched up to a cart and trot their little hearts out. If they’re good, they may get an apple or a carrot after a vigorous ride. A great afternoon activity for vegans and kinksters. Giddy up! [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Ladies, Do You Have A “Buff Bay”?

Because I am committed to bringing you the most current and up-to-date genital slang, I feel obligated to share. My friend (who shall remain nameless) was at work yesterday when a female co-worker was checking out her camel toe. Weird … yes. After staring at her crotch for a full minute, the co-worker said to her, “Damn, girl! You have a buff bay!” Naturally, my friend had no idea what this meant. Have you heard it before? I certainly have not. Apparently a “buff bay” is a slang term for a fat, juicy vagina. I have confirmed this information on Urban Dictionary, the premiere source for all genital slang. According to Urban Dictionary, the term originated in Hackney, London amongst a group of lads who hung out in The Pembury Estate between the years of 1989 to 2000. OK! And I was still grappling with the term “fat monkey.” So there it is. Buff bay. You’re welcome. Keep reading »

Women In A Gumball Machine: Is This The Most Sexist Ad For Online Dating Ever?

We know it’s, like, a law that beer and fast food commercials use offensive, usually sexist, stereotypes about chicks and dudes … but online dating sites? This “Femme-o-matic” commercial for Belgian dating site Vind een Lief is confusing, but the basic premise seems to be that online dating is just like ordering up a hot blonde from a gumball machine. Because us ladies all so interchangeable, you know, and men don’t care about anything more than our looks! With all the blonde women lying around in kiddie pools and washing cars in short shorts, you’d think Vind een Lief would want people to believe it’s an escort service. But hey, maybe something got lost in translation. (Imagery NSFW, although naughty language is subtitled.) [Copyranter] Keep reading »

Porn WikiLeaks Exposes Personal Info For Thousands In The Industry

Porn spoofs can be funny. But a new site called Porn WikiLeaks—a send-up of Julian Assange’s government secret site—isn’t. Apparently, the site lists the real names of more than 15,000 people in the porn industry along with their birthdays and in some cases, addresses and Google Maps photos of their homes. And only one-tenth of the people listed on the site are currently working in the industry. Also disconcerting, the leak information appears to come from the databases of the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation (AIM), the organization that provides STD testing for porn performers every 28 days. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Hijab-Wearing Muslim Girl In NY Assaulted By A Classmate

  • A Muslim girl on Staten Island in New York was shoved, punched, kicked and had her hijab (headscarf) nearly pulled off by a 12-year-old classmate, , reportedly because of her religion. The young boy had allegedly been harassing her for months and has been charged with a hate crime, which is a felony. People, this boy is IN THE SIXTH GRADE. [Gothamist, Staten Island Advance]
  • The New York Times has published a follow-up piece to the victim-blaming crapshow it ran earlier this month about an 11-year-old girl in Cleveland, Texas, who was gang raped by 19 boys and men. The editors and/or reporter felt it necessary to mention that the girl wore makeup and dressed like she was older than 11. Let’s hope this one is a bit better? [New York Times]
  • Controversial writer/public intellectual Katie Roiphe asks, Is Tina Fey good for feminism? Uh oh, we’ve had this argument before. [Slate]
  • The Gossip’s Beth Ditto says Miss Piggy is one of her favorite feminist heroes. LOVE! [Aux.TV]

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