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Spain Is Close To Banning Abortion

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  • Spain is close to banning all abortions, except in the case of rape or severe risk to the mother’s health. [NPR]
  • A federal judge ruled that Kentucky must acknowledge same-sex marriages performed in other states. (KY has yet to address a lawsuit asking the state to issue same-sex marriage licenses.) [New York Times]
  • ABC’s new sitcom “Mixology” is apparently filled with crude jokes about rape, “whores,” and violence against women. Sounds like quality programming, Walt Disney Company. Family values indeed! [Hollywood Reporter]
  • On how the benefits of breastfeeding have been somewhat overstated. [Slate] Keep reading »

5 Things You Should Know About The Twitter Hotel

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The Sol Wave House Hotel in Majorca, Spain, claims to be the first-ever Twitter-themed hotel. First of all, that statement implies that there will be more Twitter-themed hotels to come, which I find confusing, but secondly, I guess some people feel more passionately about Twitter than I do. The hotel is, naturally, focused around social interaction, meeting new people, and hashtags.

Here are five important facts you can use to decide whether or not this real-life Twitter is for you. Keep reading »

No, Michelle Obama Topless On A Magazine Cover Is Not “Artsy”

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Plenty of absurd things are “artsy,” like crafting Jesus on the cross out of elephant feces or giving birth inside an art gallery as a live action installation. But a drawing of Michelle Obama topless on the cover of Spain’s Magazine de Fuera de Serie is plain old tasteless. In my opinion, they have every right to depict her artistically, even in poor taste. But that doesn’t mean they should do it. Keep reading »

That’s A Lot Of Look: Spain’s Olympic Uniform

Apparently Spain didn’t have the money to provide new uniforms for its Olympians this year because the country is on the brink of bankruptcy (hey, who hasn’t been there lately, amiright?), so it accepted some complimentary uniforms from a Russian designer. The freebie duds are, well, a lot of look, and the Spanish Olympic team isn’t exactly pleased. Field hockey player Alex Fabrega tweeted this picture of himself sporting the red and yellow ensemble along with the description, “There aren’t enough adjectives.” [NPR]

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Spain’s Prostitutes Go On Strike, Refuse To Service Bankers

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There’s a country-wide strike going on in Spain right now, against the government’s austerity cuts. And one surprising group that’s participating: the country’s prostitutes, who say they won’t have sex with the country’s bankers until they “fulfill their responsibility to society” and begin offering better loans to struggling Spaniards. 

The initiative was put into place by Madrid’s prostitute trade association, which claims, “We are the only ones with a real ability to pressure the sector.” The strike has been on for four days, and said one participating prostitute, “We don’t think they can withstand much more.” Keep reading »

Paris The Golden Heiress On Spain’s “Vanity Fair”

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To quote Ami, “Is her head going to fall off if she takes that necklace off?” (Apparently that’s a Halloween story.)

To quote Amelia, “God, that cover is tacky.” [Racked

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Spanish Town Opts To Stay Smurf Blue

The small Spanish town of Juzcar has opted to keep itself Smurf blue, because it’s brought in more tourists, and tourist dollars, since the town was painted the color last year. Producers for the Smurf film paid the town to paint itself the bright blue color, and used Juzcar in the live action Smurfs film. When the production company offered to paint the town’s buildings back to their original colors, the town refused, noting that they’ve built a mini-industry around their new Smurfy lifestyle. According to the Independent, “The village has eagerly embraced its new role, holding events such as a Smurf moonlight fun run, Smurf painting competitions and permanently running Smurf trade fairs. There are even Smurf-themed weddings to keep fans of the squeaky little blue folk coming.” [The Independent]

Spanish Youth To Be Sorely Disappointed By Actual, Not-So-Orgasmic Voting

Democracy: important, but not very sexy. Enter this commercial for voting by the Spanish political party Young Socialists of Catalunya which assures citizens, “Voting is a pleasure!”

Does this mean if you refuse to cast your ballot for the lesser of two evils, that you’re frigid? [Guanabee] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Spain Considers A Ban On Plastic Surgery Commercials Before 10 PM

  • Spain might soon pass a law banning TV commercials about plastic surgery, dieting, and beauty products before 10 pm. The law reads: “Broadcasters cannot carry advertisements for things that encourage the cult of the body and have a negative impact on self-image — such as slimming products, surgical procedures and beauty treatments — which are based on ideas of social rejection as a result of one’s physical image or that success is dependent on factors such as weight or looks.” [Advertising Age]

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Today’s Lady News: Spain Teaches Masturbation In Sex Ed Program

  • “Pleasure is in your own hands” is the new pro-masturbation slogan used by a sex ed program in the Extremadura region of Spain. The campaign has upset some Catholics in the country, despite having received funding from local youth and women’s affairs ministries. [Guardian UK]
  • The federal government released a report on Tuesday which found that DNA evidence culled from “rape kits,” which are performed when a victim visits an emergency room or doctor’s office after a rape, are often never sent to crime labs. A CBS news investigation found that when raped kids are not tested for months or even years, the rapists are walking free and continuing to commit crimes. [CBS News]

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