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Mindy Kaling Won’t Answer Your Stupid “Are Women Funny?” Question

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  • “The Office” actress/writer Mindy Kaling is so over this “Are women funny?” conversation. (As am I.) While speaking to the Television Critics Association, Kaling was asked about recent pay-attention-to-meeeee comments by “The Man Show”‘s Adam Carolla that women just aren’t as funny as men. “Anything about putting into question whether women are funny or funny writers, I can’t comment on because it’s just so ridiculous,” Kaling responded. “It kind of keeps the argument alive. I said in my book, it’s like a nonsensical argument that we choose to keep alive by commenting on. It’s just beneath everyone by having it be a debate.” Damn straight! [The Wrap]
  • A “personhood amendment” seeking to criminalize all abortion by defining a fetus as a person has failed to make it onto the ballot in Montana. [Think Progress]
  • Tonya Reaves, 24, died this weekend at a Planned Parenthood in Chicago while undergoing a D&C abortion in her 12th week (second trimester). It is unclear what exactly caused the death. \ [Madame Noire]
  • Condom searches are being used by police in major cities to profile sex workers — despite the fact any ol’ woman or man could be carrying condoms. [Feministing] Keep reading »

Kickstarter Campaign To Raise Money For “Miss Zee” Coloring Book Depicting Black Girls

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Kevin Hart's cartoon msg to black women is offensive and not funny. Read More »
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A six-year-old girl was arrested for a temper tantrum. Read More »
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An analysis was released on the status of women of color in the U.S. Read More »
Miss Zee coloring book
  • Designer Miss Gee of Louisville, Kentucky, is trying to raise $5,000 via Kickstarter for a line of coloring books for young black girls. Also a mama, she wanted to find coloring books for her daughter, Zee, and was unable to find ones that depicted characters that looked like her daughter. It’s a worthy project and certainly one I hope Frisky readers will support! [Clutch Magazine]
  • Gregory Peterson, a Republican fundraiser who co-chaired an event for Mitt Romney, has been arrested for kidnapping and raping multiple women. Peterson, of Utah, was charged with nine counts of forcible sexual abuse, seven counts of rape, three counts of aggravated rape, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, forcible sodomy, assault, burglary and sexual battery. Peterson harmed at least four women, whom he met both at church and via an online dating website. [Raw Story]
  • The Creole art gallery in Lansing, Michigan, is looking for vagina-themed artwork for an exhibit called “The Vagina Show,” coordinated in response to the recent foolishness over the word “vagina” being used in the state’s House of Representatives. [Detroit News] Keep reading »

Republican Proposes Yet Even More Restrictions On Birth Control

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  • Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) plans to propose a spending bill that would allow employers to deny health insurance coverage for birth control and other contraception based on the employer’s own “moral reasons.” Rehberg’s proposed bill would also federally defund Planned Parenthood until the organization no longer provides abortions (despite the fact PP does not use federal funds to pay for abortions). Oy, vey. Here we go again. [SlateThink Progress]
  • A lesbian in Louisville, Kentucky, suffered a broken jaw after being assaulted by a group yelling homophobic slurs at her. [Queerty]
  • XX Factor blogger Amanda Marcotte on why it may be wrong to expect Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to identify as a feminist. [Slate] Keep reading »

Analysis Released On Status Of Women Of Color In The U.S.

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  • The Center For American Progress has released an analysis on the status of women of color in the United States, which had some disconcerting findings, such as that WOC are more likely to occupy lower-paying jobs than women of other races, which leads to $434,000 in lost wages over a lifetime. Also, WOC make up 53 percent of the medically uninsured. [Madame Noire]
  • Female troops who were sexually assaulted at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, have taken the stand this week. [Washington Post]
  • The Mississippi Department of Health has inspected the state’s lone operating abortion clinic. It now has 10 days to issue findings that will determine if the clinic is allowed to stay open. [CBS News] Keep reading »

Boy Scouts Keeping Ban On Gay Scouts And Leaders

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  • The Boy Scouts of America announced today that they are keeping their policy banning gay scouts and gay leaders after a two-year policy review. I know this item has nothing to do with women, exactly. But homophobia does have to do with women, so I’m including it.  [New York Daily News]
  • The FDA has approved Truvada, the first-ever pill to prevent risk of infection by HIV. [The Daily Beast]
  • The Navy is introducing gender-neutral bathrooms on their ships. [Feministing]
  • Chik-Fil-A’s CEO and president addresses his company’s record of bigotry against gays and says he prays God forgives us “prideful, arrogant” marriage equality activists. [Blackbook, Think Progress] Keep reading »

Daniel Tosh Scrubs Rape References From His TV Pilot

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  • Comedian Daniel Tosh is debuting a new show tonight called “Brickleberry” at Comic Con and reportedly ordered that the pilot be scrubbed of all rape references. “Everyone is freaking out because most of the pilot is about rape,” a source told RumorFix. Well, at least he learned his lesson … sort of?  [Rumor Fix]
  • Also: Lizz Winnstead, co-creator of “The Daily Show,” weighs in on rape jokes and dealing with hecklers. [Think Progress]
  • Arizona’s ban on abortions after 20 weeks is being challenged in federal court by the ACLU, the ACLU of Arizona, and the Center for Reproductive Rights. [Think Progress]
  • Two female athletes will compete for Saudi Arabia in the 2012 London Olympics. [New York Times] Keep reading »
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