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CBS Now Doling Out Tips On How Not To Be “Pervy” While Ogling Women

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  • CBS Miami actually did an article on the best places to watch hot women “without looking pervy.” (Note CBS’s original URL for the headline.) Shocking locations include the beach, bars and a casino. What a proud day for journalism. [Jezebel]
  • Meet Cornelia “Nina” Pillard, one of President Obama’s picks for the District of Columbia federal appeals court. Conservatives are all aflutter that she might be a “radical” feminist, whatever they think that even means. [Slate]
  • ESPN announced the subjects of their new “30 for 30″ documentary series and female athletes are still largely absent. [Think Progress] Keep reading »

What’s An “Abortion Contract”?

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  • Ever heard of an “abortion contract”? Well, NBA player J.J. Reddick reportedly had one. Reddick requested his ex-girlfriend, Vanessa Lopez, sign a legal agreement saying that she would have an abortion and that he would stay in a relationship with her for at least one year, otherwise he would pay her $25,000. You can read bits of their contract/proof that romance is indeed dead screen-grabbed on the blog Deadspin. Hey, I don’t disagree that talking about how you’ll handle an unplanned pregnancy is a smart thing for all couples to do! An abortion is certainly an option. But the stipulations here are simply gross. [NYMag.com, Deadspin]
  • Not this crap again: several soldiers at Fort Carson, Colardo are being investigated for sexual misconduct with four minor females. [CNN]
  • USC told a woman she wasn’t actually raped because her assailant didn’t orgasm. Wha-what? [Jezebel]
  • A lesbian couple in Pennsylvania obtained a marriage license and wed afterwards, despite the fact that there is a state ban on gay marriage. [Think Progress] Keep reading »

Pro-Choice Activists Go On “Freedom Ride” To 14 States With Only One Remaining Abortion Clinic

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  • Abortion rights activists called Stop Patriarchy are going on a “freedom ride” (a reference to the Civil Rights movement that I’m not quite sure is appropriate) this summer and will visit the 14 states across the country which only have one abortion clinic. [US News & World Reports]
  • Clear Channel wouldn’t allow an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas, to run advertisements for their services because it violates “decency standards,” although they are more than happy to run ads for sex shops and “male enhancement” products. Uh huh. [Women Action Media]
  • A guide to anti-abortion concern trolling. [American Prospect]
  • How not to talk to a woman who likes cars. [Jalopnik]
  • Frisky contributor Melissa Petro on how we pardon men like Eliot Spitzer, who fancies paying for sex, but we villanize former sex workers. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

Not This Crap Again: CNN Says Kate Middleton “Brilliant” For Delivering A Baby Boy On Her First Try

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Kate Middleton and Prince William have welcomed a baby boy. Read More »
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  • I’m sorry? It’s it 1683? Because CNN’s Royal Contributor Victoria Arbiter actually praised Kate Middleton for delivering a baby boy this afternoon. “My first thought, I have to say, this is how brilliant a royal Kate is,” Arbiter gushed. “There are women throughout British royal family history that have panicked over not being able to deliver a boy, and here we are, Kate did it the first time.”  [Talking Points Memo]
  • A federal judge has blocked a “fetal heartbeat” anti-abortion law in North Dakota , which would have criminalized abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, calling it “clearly … unconstitutional.” [Guardian UK]
  • Following an investigation by the federal government into complaints that they don’t properly handle sexual assault on campus, the college Swarthmore in Pennsylvania will hire two administrators to better handle incidents of sexual misconduct. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Escaped Yemeni Child Bride Tells Her Tale

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The plight of a child bride is a sad one. Read More »
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Sadly, research shows child labor is on the rise. Read More »
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Daughter wants "artsy" footage dad filmed out of NYU's archives. Read More »
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Nada al-Ahdal Will Not Be A Child Bride

In impoverished Yemen, the forced marriage of young girls is not an uncommon practice. According to the UK’s Daily Mail, men will pay poor families a “bride price” for their young daughters, so marrying off girls as young as Nada al-Ahdal, 11, happens often. There is also a traditional belief that if girls are married when they are young, they will live away from temptation and will grow up to be obedient wives. Keep reading »

Norwegian Woman Raped In Dubai Is Finally Pardoned

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A couple was jailed in Dubai simply for sending sexy texts. Read More »
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A new definition of rape has been approved by the FBI. Read More »
Another Gang Rape
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Another woman has been gang raped on a bus in India. Read More »
Marte Deborah Delelv

Last Tuesday, Marte Deborah Delelv of Norway was sentenced to 16 months in prison. Her crime? She reported being raped by a colleague while on a business trip in Dubai to the police. According to the Daily Mail, when she first reported the alleged rape in March, she was thrown in jail for four days because she had consumed alcohol. She was then charged with having sex outside of marriage and received her 16-month sentence. Her alleged rapist received only a 13-month sentence. Finally, however, Delelv has been pardoned for being raped and is allowed leave Dubai and return home, reports Associated Press. Unfortunately, she no longer has a job.

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