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New Mexico Lawmaker Introduces Bill Requiring Rape Victims To Carry Pregnancies Full-Term

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A pregnancy resulting from rape or incest is evidence and having an abortion is “tampering with evidence,” according to a new bill introduced yesterday in New Mexico which would legally require a rape victim to carry a fetus to term.

Presumably Rep. Cathrynn Brown, a Republican, will also criminalize tampering with evidence by taking a shower after a rape, too? Keep reading »

UFC, FOX Pressured To Drop Quinton “Rampage” Jackson From Fight Over His YouTube Video About Attempted Rape

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On January 26, FOX is set to air an Ultimate Fighting Championship fight with MMA fighter Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, who last April posted a video on the YouTube channel for FilmOn in which he jokingly attempted to rape a woman. He in the video, he advises viewers to use choloroform to “help her relax” and suggests purchasing zip ties. Also in the video, Jackson says he hopes the woman he attempts to rape “got low self-esteem.” A clip from the video shows Jackson dressed in all black, sneaking up behind a woman with her back turned while she’s opening her car door. Worst of all, this video is entitled “How To Pick Up A Gurl … Fast.”

Let me remind you again: FOX and UFC want to put this guy on TV.

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Guy Talk: Men Don’t Want To Have Sex All The Time

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Here is a confession: I am a dude, and sometimes I don’t want to have sex. For good reasons, or no reasons at all. It just depends.

I know that’s not actually shocking, but bear with me here, because that is somehow still a radical thing to admit. It’s still the default assumption about men, still casually reinforced basically every day. And women explicitly get told that it’s true, by men, even when they’re asked directly. Here’s just one recent example, from Cosmopolitan‘s “Ask Him Anything” column, in response to a question about why a woman’s husband wants to do it the moment they check into a hotel room anywhere: “Guys pretty much want sex no matter where they go – work, the mall, funerals, etc,” the “Him” who writes the column says, before explaining that a hotel room is just a part of that endless chain. Keep reading »

Oh No, This Hillary Clinton New York Post Cover Isn’t Sexist At All!

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Military Ban Lifted On Women In Combat Roles

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The Secretary of Defense has lifted a ban that prohibited women from openly serving in combat roles in the military, NPR is reporting. Secretary Leon Panetta made the decision on the recommendation of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who suggested overturning a 1994 rule that bans women from being assigned into certain ground combat roles. However, women have at times served in those roles anyway, and furthermore, being excluded from those positions have held women back from rising in the ranks through the military. Servicewomen have repeatedly sued the Pentagon to fight the exclusionary policy.  Last year, the Pentagon changed policies which opened up 14,000 additional positions to women; the military has until January 2016 to pursue a justification for continuing to exclude women from ground combat.

I know we have many ex-military members who read The Frisky. Let us know what you think in the comments! [NPR[Photo: Getty]

Sundance Survey: Female Directors Fare Better In Indie Films Than Hollywood

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  • Women directors fare far better in indie films than they do in the mainstream Hollywood machine, according to a new study out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Women are still woefully underrepresented in all filmmaking roles in Sundance films, however. [Guardian UK]
  • On the geography of abortion access in America. [Daily Beast]
  • Indian caste councils have asked for “greater understanding” for families for committing domestic violence against their sisters and daughters, AKA so-called “honor killings.” Women’s rights advocates in India suspect 10,000 people are murdered by “honor killings” each year, usually women killed by family members. [Telegraph UK] Keep reading »

Tweeting Pictures Of Your Boobs Isn’t Really Feminist, Y’all

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Today’s The 40th Anniversary Of ‘Roe Vs. Wade’

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Today, January 22, marks the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s historic Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortions nationwide. Despite the fact that issues such gay rights held a spotlight in President Obama’s inaugural address, a woman’s right to choose is is still a highly divisive debate.

TIME magazine’s first issue of 2013 boldly stated that women have been losing ground ever since the Roe ruling, but is that really true? Let’s take a look at where women’s abortion rights stand today:

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Some Anti-Abortion Fool Sat Up In A Tree During The Inauguration And Screamed About Babies

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  • An anti-abortion protester climbed up a tree — just like a bear! — at Obama’s Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., today, holding a sign that read “Pray to end abortion” while screaming from amidst the branches. I bet that showed everyone. What I think is really funny is that the police just let him stay up there, assuming he’d either fall out or climb down. [The Gloss]
  • A drawing by the artist Kara Walker, which depicts a black female slave performing oral sex on a white man, was covered up at the Newark Public Library after patrons protested the image. The library has finally agreed to uncover the drawing and also invited Walker to come speak at the library to discuss her work. [Madame Noire]
  • On how poor women are becoming the face of abortion. [Clutch Magazine] Keep reading »

Meet Mikel Ruffinelli, The Woman With The World’s Largest Hips

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And you thought you had problems fitting into the jeans at J.Crew? That’s nothing compared to the trials and tribulations of Mikel Ruffinelli of Los Angeles, the woman with the world’s largest hips: she’s the ultimate pear-shape with a three-foot circumference waist and an eight-foot circumference hips. Ruffinelli credits her huge hips to genetics but also giving birth to four children. (She swears she’s never had implants._

But despite the trials of her size — sometimes she has to walk through doors sideways — she’s very positive about her curves. And her husband is crazy about her! Get these people a reality show. [Telegraph UK]

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