Anti-Abortion Foes Target Blacks With “Dangerous Womb” Billboards

The anti-abortion movement tries many tactics — guilt, misinformation, assuring women they’re smart and capable enough, more guilt — but one of the latest permutations has been framing abortion as a racial issue. Some anti-abortion activists are framing legal abortion as a way to deter black women‘s reproduction. The latest example is this billboard hanging in New York City’s highly trafficked SoHo neighborhood which reads, “The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb.” The billboard was posted by the Texas-based anti-abortion group, Life Always, The New York Times reports, conveniently timed for Black History Month. Keep reading »

What Are We Reading This Week?

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Hey, just because we watch a lot of “Jersey Shore” here at The Frisky doesn’t mean we have terrible taste in pop culture! Well, it kinda does … but not all our taste is terrible. When we’re not tracking Snooki and The Situation‘s tan lines or posting gratuitous photos of hot guys, we are reading books and, you know, learning stuff.

After the jump, find out what five Frisky editors and bloggers are reading this week and make sure to tell us what you’re reading in the comments.

Natalie Portman’s Miss Dior Cherie Commercial Is Super-Cheesy

When I think of “Natalie Portman” or “Dior,” I don’t think “epic cheesiness.” But the creative director for Nat’s Miss Dior Cherie perfume commercial had a different thought process. Yikes, this is a little embarrassing. [YouTube] Keep reading »

A Bracelet That Predicts Your PMS Threat Level

Help for men everywhere is finally here! U.K. man, Kari Dorn, invented a PMS alert wristband. After being married for 16 years and hearing his buddies complain about their domestic woes — because a PMSing woman is so, so scary! — Dorn had a brilliant idea for a bracelet that lets men know at what time of the month they should be a wee more sensitive toward their lady friends. His PMS alert wristband uses temperature sensitive technology. Since a woman’s body temperature increases during ovulation and stays that way until right before her period, the bracelet changes color during prime PMS time. So if your man sees a threat level red, he knows to lay low, remember to take out the trash, and go on a chocolate run. Hopefully these bracelets are also stylish … for our sake. [Daily Mail U.K.] Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “How Do You Dump A Nice Guy?”

I have been dating my boyfriend for seven months now (exclusive for four). We took things slowly because I had just come out of another relationship and I didn’t want him to be a rebound. Unfortunately, it seems that’s what he is, though. He is really kind and very thoughtful but I am not in love with him. He is a little bland, and though he will make some girl very happy, it’s not going to be me. I think he’s very serious about me, and I realize I am making it worse by waiting, but this feeling only crystallized last week. My ex-boyfriend dumped me completely out of the blue and I’m worried about hurting my current boyfriend the same way. A year and a half later, I still have not recovered, and we had been together roughly the same amount of time. I know my current boyfriend has a lot of support and people to turn to, so he will cope, but I need some help on how to proceed. Either way, he’s going to get hurt but I don’t know if I should tell him all the truth or just part of the truth (and if so which part of the truth?) — Reluctant Dumper

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George Clooney’s Presidential Campaign Slogan: “I Drank The Bong Water”

“I didn’t live my life in the right way for politics, you know. I f**ked too many chicks and did too many drugs, and that’s the truth … [I] would start from the beginning by saying, ‘I did it all. I drank the bong water. Now let’s talk about issues.’ That’s gonna be my campaign slogan: ‘I drank the bong water.’”

George Clooney tells Newsweek that, as a celebrity, he hopes to bring attention to parts of the world like the Sudan. But he says he has no intentions of ever running for office. I dunno, George. I think that slogan is pretty catchy. [Newsweek] Keep reading »

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