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Quickies!: Happy Holidays! Have A Free Pap Smear!

  • Happy Holidays from Planned Parenthood! The organization is giving away free women’s health services. [College Candy]
  • A flowchart to losing your virginity. [Holy Taco]
  • Jamie Lynn Spears had lipo during her pregnancy? No way y’all! She’s ready to sue. [The Superficial]
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    On The Ballot Update: Anti-Choice Measures Shot Down, Prostitution Still Illegal

    So, yesterday was a historic amazing day, with the first African-American winning the Presidency of the United States. It was also a bit of letdown, as it became clear that much of America still doesn’t like the idea of gay people getting married. But there was more good news! Three anti-choice measures failed! Amendment 48 in Colorado, which would have granted fertilized eggs fill rights, was rejected by 73% of voters; Measure 11 in South Dakota, which would have banned abortion save a very vague medical exception, was defeated; and Proposition 4 in California, which would have required parental notification, also didn’t pass.

    On another note, Proposition K, which would have decriminalized prostitution in San Francisco, lost by 16 percentage points. [WOW and Feministing] Keep reading »

    Prostitution, Gay Marriage, & Reproductive Freedom On The Ballot

    While picking the next President is on everyone’s mind, what’s going on in bedrooms is on the ballot too! Many states across the country have sex-related bills all vying for votes, as Elizabeth from “Sex in the Public Square” pointed out. So, here’s what’s going down in the voting booth, after the jump…

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    Anti-Palin Ad Features Rape Victim

    A few weeks ago, we wrote about a story on Politico.com that reported the Obama campaign was seeking a rape victim for a campaign ad that would attack Sarah Palin’s stance on abortion. (The VP nominee is anti-choice, even in cases of rape or incest.) According to the Politico piece, the Family Violence Prevention Fund, served as a conduit between the campaign. Since running that post, we hadn’t heard any further information on whether the Obama campaign did indeed find a woman for their ad, but I just came up on the video above, via The Huffington Post. The ad features a rape victim, who became pregnant as the result of her attack, addressing Palin about her stance on abortion. This ad, however, was put out by Women Against McCain-Palin and it doesn’t have the “I’m Barack Obama and I approve this message” sound bite at the end, so it’s not affiliated with his official campaign. Regardless, the video above is extremely compelling. Keep reading »

    Abortion & The “Health” Of The Mother

    During last night’s final presidential debate, in addition to stroking Joe The Plumber’s ego, John McCain used oh-so-retro air quotes to emphasize his stance on abortion and abortion legislation.

    Just again, the example of the eloquence of Senator Obama. He’s [for] health for the mother. You know, that’s been stretched by the pro-abortion movement in America to mean almost anything. That’s the extreme pro-abortion position, quote, ‘health.’

    All the air quotes really did was call my attention to that notion — the health of the mother — and what that really means. By the tone of McCain’s fingers, you’d think that means when the woman has a cold, she can have a late-term abortion. So I decided to find out, in general, what the “health of the mother” really entails. Keep reading »

    In Her Own Words: Sarah Palin On Abortion

    Don’t forget, the Vice-Presidential debate is tonight! Get your popcorn ready! In the meantime, here’s the latest clip from Katie Couric’s interview with Sarah Palin, in which the Alaska Governor sets the record straight on her position on abortion. Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Whitney Port Scores Her Own Show, Vows To End Every Word With A “G” Sound

  • OMFG, Whitney Port will have her own series on MTV starting in early 2009. She’s always been our favorite, and we’re scared that having her own show is going to ruin her! [E Online]
  • Despite Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s views on homosexuality, John McCain’s chief of staff, Mark Buse, is openly gay. [The Gist and BlogActive via Perez Hilton]
  • These relationship red flags could save you heartbreak and embarrassment down the road. [Shine]
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    Quickies!: Margaret Cho Is Maaaad!

  • Find out who pissed off funnygirl Margaret Cho. [Tango]
  • Abortion is never an easy choice. [College Candy]
  • Engaging in kinky sex isn’t a mental illness, but the American Psychiatric Association doesn’t know that. [Daily Bedpost]
  • The first step to creating a perfect wardrobe is buy less, spend more. Weird. We thought it was buy more, spend less. [Savvy Miss]
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    Debate This: Should Bristol Palin’s Pregnancy Be Off Limits?

    The sudden pregnancy of Bristol Palin is a touchy issue that the media has their paws all over. When John McCain announced that Sarah Palin was his running mate late last week, a firestorm of Internet activity erupted as “skeletons” came crawling out of Palin’s closet. But the biggest bombshell — that 17-year-old Bristol is pregnant — has opened up a much larger debate about whether the families of political candidates are always off-limits.

    I feel really bad for Bristol Palin. At 17-years-old she’s having to deal with a very adult situation — pregnancy, marriage, and the responsibility of being a first time parent. And she’s having to do it with very bright studio lights shining on her — some are critical of her and her parents, while others are cheering on her decision to keep her baby and marry the father sooner than she might have otherwise. I cannot imagine how she’s doing it and with such serenity. While I feel badly that Bristol has to deal with these new pressures while the media discusses her every move, I do think the media has every right to do so, but only to a point. I don’t think Sarah Palin’s parenting should be questioned and I don’t think Bristol’s pre-marital sexual behavior should be judged, by anyone. But I do think the contrast between Sarah Palin’s personal life and her political ideologies is wide open for discussion, no matter what side of the fence you sit on. Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Cannot Stop Watching Rachel Zoe Project Previews.

  • The only that will make the time fly by until The Rachel Zoe Project starts next week is the premiere of 90210 TONIGHT.
  • Anonymous, the anti-Scientology group, is planning on staging a peaceful protest on the opening night of the Katie Holmes-starring play All My Sons. I would like to join their Suppressive Persons club. Heh, I made a Scientology-meets-Welcome to the Dollhouse joke. [Perez Hilton]
  • What Don Draper thinks about Gossip Girl. Something tells us Betty would totally watch. [What Would Don Draper Do?]
  • What to expect when you’re aborting, the blog. [My Abortion]
  • Hooking up at the DNC. Obama isn’t the only one who got lucky. [Tango]
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