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Rightwing British Politician Tweets Sexual Joke About Nigella Lawson’s Domestic Abuse

Today in RIP Society: the chairman of Britain’s far-right political party the British National Party tweeted an inappropriately sexual comment about those pictures showing art collector Charles Saatchi choking his

Jessica Wakeman | June 17, 2013 - 1:20 pm

UPDATE: Nigella Lawson Photographed Being Choked By Husband Charles Saatchi In Restaurant

UPDATE, 1:30p.m. — In a statement to the UK’s Standard newspaper, where Charles Saatchi is a columnist, he claimed the couple was having a “playful tiff” and said he was only…

Jessica Wakeman | June 17, 2013 - 11:20 am

That’s What He Said: Dalai Lama Says Women Have “More Sensitivity About Others’ Wellbeing”

“In that respect, biologically, females have more potential … Females have more sensitivity about others’ wellbeing. In my own case, my father, very short temper. On a few occasions I…

Jessica Wakeman | June 15, 2013 - 10:00 am

Italian Politician Calls For Colleague Cecile Kyenge To Be Raped

A right-wing female politician in Italy has been kicked out of her party after she called for Cecile Kyenge, Italy’s first Black Cabinet member, to be raped. Dolores Valandro…

Jessica Wakeman | June 14, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Debenhams, European Department Store, Won’t Airbrush Lingerie Models Anymore

Yesterday, Debenhams, a European department store, announced on Facebook that it is scaling back on airbrushing images of lingerie models, citing a “moral” imperative to portray women’s bodies more…

Jessica Wakeman | June 13, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Australian PM Julia Gillard’s “Small Breasts” And “Huge Thighs” Shouldn’t Be On The Menu

Even the prime minister of Australia is not immune of objectification and body-snarking: at a political fundraising dinner Julia Gillard was reduced to the significance of the quail served up…

Mary Odell | June 13, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Frisky Rant: You Are Not My Dad, So I Am Not Your ‘Sweetie’

I hear a lot of weird shit on the street. Many people, apparently, feel that they have license to say whatever they so please to me. Generally, it doesn’t bother…

Mary Odell | June 13, 2013 - 10:00 am

Wisconsin Governor Supports Mandating Transvaginal Ultrasounds For Abortion [UPDATE]

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is supporting an anti-abortion bill that is making its way through the state legislature which would require some women seeking first-trimester abortions to have transvaginal…

Jessica Wakeman | June 12, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Not This Crap Again: Republican Trent Franks Says Pregnancy From Rape Is Rare

Wait, I thought the GOP attached nodes onto all white male Republicans’ balls to deliver electric shocks as soon as their lips start to form the words “rape” and “pregnancy”?

Jessica Wakeman | June 12, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Court Marshal Allegedly Sexually Assaults Woman, Then Arrests Her For Protesting

This video is extremely disturbing. It’s a KLAS-TV Las Vegas news clip featuring a woman named Monica Contreras, who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a court marshal and then arrested…

Jessica Wakeman | June 12, 2013 - 12:20 pm

14-Year-Old Pregnant Rape Victim Slutshamed By Indiana Community

This whole story is horrific: A 13-year-old girl in Ellwood, Indiana, was raped by a 17-year-old and became pregnant. She decided to carry the pregnancy to term because she…

Jessica Wakeman | June 11, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Jean MacDonald, Founder Of App Camp For Girls

It’s no secret that fewer girls than boys go into the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). But Jean MacDonald, the founder of App Camp For Girls, is doing…

Mary Odell | June 11, 2013 - 2:30 pm
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