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Chinese Woman Seeks Asylum In The U.S. Over Forced Birth Control

It’s worth a reminder sometimes that the term “reproductive rights” doesn’t just mean the right not not reproduce, like with abortion. Reproductive rights can also mean the right to produce, like in the case of Mei Fun Wong, a Chinese woman seeking asylum in the U.S. because she fears she’ll be persecuted for removing her IUD. Wong, 44, lives in New York City and has been fighting to stay in the U.S. for years. Back in 1991, the Chinese government forced her to get an IUD implanted as part of its one child per family population control policy. Wong said the IUD caused her physical pain, but doctors refused to remove it. She had it secretly removed by a physician she found for herself. When another doctor discovered during a routine exam that the IUD had been removed, the government held her for three days until she agreed to have it re-implanted. She tried to flee to Hong Kong, claiming she wanted to get away from being forced to wear the IUD, and was jailed for four months and fined. Finally, Wong arrived in the U.S. in 2000 — following her husband, who fled to the U.S. after his involvement in Tiananmen Square — had her IUD removed in New York, and now she wants asylum so she can escape the Chinese government’s “menacing” behavior. Keep reading »

At The Boys’ Club: How Women Feel About Being Ogled

What’s a woman thinking when a guy checks out her breasts?

“There’s a time and a place for scoping out a lady’s goods and there’s a time when to do so will earn you a slap in the face or unflattering international press. Let Asylum’s token girl explain the difference, and lay down the law about checking out a nice rack.”

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At The Boys’ Club: Would You Sit On A Guy’s Face To Promote World Peace?

Over at Asylum, the guys have found a dude who wants women to sit on his face to promote world peace.

“Roman Shusterman, a 29-year-old unemployed political activist, has started a ‘Peace Through Face-Sitting’ movement in Manhattan’s Union Square, where every day from 2 to 6 p.m. (weather-permitting), he will let you sit on his face — all in the name of promoting world peace.”

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At The Boys’ Club: What Women Think Of Overweight Guys

Over at Asylum, token girl Emily explains why she’s a chubby chaser.

“We’ve seen enough ‘No Fat Chicks’ T-shirts and bumper stickers to know that men can be quite closed-minded when it comes to female body types. But are women any more forgiving of a few extra pounds? In a word: yes.”

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At The Boy’s Club: When Guys Mess Up A Marriage Proposal

The boys at Asylum have a tale of a wedding proposal gone awry.

“Trey Turner and Kelsey Kramer have two things in common (besides repeat initials): 1) They are madly in love, and 2) were involved in one of the most disastrous marriage proposals we’ve ever heard of.

Turner took Kramer for a stroll on the Brooklyn Bridge last week to propose.”

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Why Do (Some) Girls Make Out With Other Girls In Public?

The guys over at Asylum think they’ve figured out why those two girls made out with each other in that bar last night while a group of guys watched.

“University of California, Santa Barbara, sociology professor Verta Taylor and feminist studies professor Leila J. Rupp examined the girls-making-out-with-girls phenomenon through a series of interviews with college-age women.

They found that there are four reasons women are now more likely to publicly lock lips …”

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