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Military Women Finally Get Specially Designed Body Armor

The first group of women in the military will soon be deployed with body armor that has been designed especially with their female shape in mind. Previously, military women…

Jessica Wakeman | September 19, 2012 - 5:45 pm

India To Outlaw Sex-Selective Abortions Of Girls

Even though India worships female goddesses, some of India’s expectant mothers have been pressured by a culture that privileges males into aborting their female fetuses. Authorities believe eight million girls…

Daley Quinn | September 19, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Anti-Domestic Violence Groups Protest Vogue Homme’s Choking Cover

Groups that work to eradicate domestic violence and help survivors are protesting magazine behemoth Conde Nast over the lastest cover of Vogue Hommes International, on which the cover model is…

Jessica Wakeman | September 19, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Doctors Complete First-Ever Mother-Daughter Uterus Transplant

Doctors in Sweden have done the first mother-daughter uterus transplant, which can be useful if the daughter is experiencing fertility problems. Trippy! [NBC News]
Mitt Romney’s campaign debuted…

Jessica Wakeman | September 18, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Dr. Drew On Chris Brown/Rihanna: “I Don’t Fault Either Person”

Dr. Drew Pinsky hit up Lance Bass’ SiriusXM radio show and made some eyebrow-raising comments regarding Chris Brown and Rihanna. He started off on a high note, discussing how difficult…

Jessica Wakeman | September 18, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Rep. Todd Akin’s Wife Makes Another No-No Comment About Rape

Idea: anytime a religious conservative Republican wants to use the word “rape” in public, he or she should run it through a publicist first. The wife of Rep. Todd Akin,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 18, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Texas Principal Cancels Cosmetology Class To Keep Male Student Out

The principal of a school district in Texas briefly cancelled an adult education cosmetology course after a male student, whom the principal perceived to be gay, signed up for…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Man Points Gun At Pregnant Smoker, Fails At Life

Smoking while pregnant isn’t defensible.

But you know what else isn’t defensible? Pointing a gun at a pregnant woman. …

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2012 - 2:00 pm

D.C. Debuts Rad Transgender Respect Campaign

It’s a sad statement on society when we have to issue advertising campaigns to remind people to treat their fellow human beings “with courtesy and respect.” But whatever, I’m not…

Jessica Wakeman | September 15, 2012 - 4:00 pm

It’s Time To Cry: Teen Girl Murdered Before She Could Testify Against Her Rapist

More than half of all sexual assaults are never reported to the police and 97 percent of rapists will never spend a day in jail. These statistics from the Rape…

Jessica Wakeman | September 15, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Virginia Passes Regulations That Seem To Shut Down Abortion Clinics

Virginia’s Board of Health has voted to pass building regulations pushed by anti-abortion advocates on things like hallway sizes and ventilation systems that will force many abortion clinics in…

Jessica Wakeman | September 14, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Missouri To Allow Employers To Refuse To Cover Birth Control, Abortion

Bad news out of Missouri this week: employers and insurers who personally oppose birth control, abortion and sterilization will be able to refuse to cover those forms of health care…

Jessica Wakeman | September 14, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Michelle Malkin “Probably Needs To Get Laid,” Says Fox News Commentator

I am not Michelle Malkin fan, either, but the Fox News commentator who said the conservative wackjob is angry because she’s “probably needs to get laid” was inappropriate. You…

Jessica Wakeman | September 13, 2012 - 5:20 pm

German Court Rules Insurance Must Cover M-To-F Transexuals Breast Implants

A German court has ruled that male-to-female transsexuals have a legal right to have their breast implants covered by health insurance if their hormone therapy does not give them…

Jessica Wakeman | September 12, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Volkwagen India Put A Vibrator Inside A Newspaper, Then Tweeted Women Are Dumb And Can’t Drive

Putting vibrators in the pages is a clever way to get more horny women reading the papers and perhaps save the dying newspaper industry. But when Volkswagen India put a…

Jessica Wakeman | September 12, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Indian Judge To Abused Wife: “Why Are You Still Talking About His Beatings?”

A judge in India completely dismissed a woman in his courtroom in the most offensive, Pat Robertson-ian way possible: he told her “Your husband is doing good business. He…

Jessica Wakeman | September 11, 2012 - 5:20 pm

“Don’t Get Raped”: New Tumblr Collects Handy Dandy Victim-Blaming Tips

Don’t go near football players. Don’t trust police officers. Don’t be in or around your own home. Don’t go to Harvard. Don’t drink or go to school dances. And never, never change your mind about…

Jessica Wakeman | September 11, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Move To Saudi Arabia So You Can Beat Your “Problem” Wife, Pat Robertson Helpfully Advises Man

“Problem” wife not respecting your “authority” as the “head of household”? Move to Saudi Arabia, advises Pat Robertson of the Christian Broadcasting Network, where you could “become a Muslim”

Jessica Wakeman | September 10, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Would You Buy A Straw That Can Detect Date Rape Drugs In Your Drink?

Before my big move to college last year, I can’t tell you how many times my mother told me how I had watch my drink at all times while out…

Daley Quinn | September 9, 2012 - 10:00 am

A Look At Just How Difficult It Is To Get A Pap Smear In Texas

In the video above, RH Reality Check Texas reporter Andrea Grimes — the same Andrea Grimes who writes our “Hitched” column every week! — calls dozens of Texas-funded Women’s…

Daley Quinn | September 7, 2012 - 5:40 pm
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