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Britain Shamed By Proliferation Of Drunken Ladies

"Captured on our streets by a foreign lens," ran The Daily Mail headline, "shaming images that turned Britain into a laughing stock." The captions warned, "Tequila-fuelled young women strike crude poses that will (or should) mortify them in the sober light of day. More worryingly, one or two are unconscious on the… » 9/23/11 7:20pm 9/23/11 7:20pm

Larry Flynt Offering $1 Million For Rick Perry Sex Stories

Larry Flynt has placed ads in Texas asking, "Have you had a gay or straight sexual encounter with Governor Rick Perry? Can you provide documented evidence of illicit sexual or intimate relations with the governor? Larry Flynt and Hustler magazine will pay you up to $1 million if we choose to publish your verified… » 9/23/11 6:50pm 9/23/11 6:50pm

Just Freaking Give Boys The HPV Vaccine Already

The facts: Roughly half of adult males in the US are infected with HPV. Some strains, passed along to women through sexual contact, can cause cervical cancer. HPV can also increase the likelihood of penile or anal cancer in men, and can cause genital warts. The FDA has already approved the vaccine for boys. But the… » 9/23/11 6:40pm 9/23/11 6:40pm

Do Anti-Sex Trafficking Ads Really Need To Be This Graphic?

Copyranter draws our attention to these ads out of Singapore in opposition to sex trafficking. (There's also one against exploitative domestic employment agencies). We're torn: Do the illustrations showing miserable-looking girls performing sex acts just behind the walls of daily life force you to face grim reality,… » 9/22/11 2:05pm 9/22/11 2:05pm

Catholic College Disinvites Speaker On Civility For Coincidentally…

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman was invited to speak at St. Francis University — until the college was criticized by the Cardinal Newman Society for having a pro-choice speaker on campus. Then the provost wrote her, "After careful consideration, the university feels that the body of your work has… » 9/22/11 11:15am 9/22/11 11:15am

Another Natural-Haired Woman Gets The TSA Special

"My hair is called an Afro," says Isis Brantley in the video above. The Dallas hairdresser hasn't cut her hair since she was 12 years old. She says it was that hair that led her to be chased down by a TSA guard and subjected to an extra patdown. The TSA claims she left before the full inspection was completed. » 9/22/11 10:30am 9/22/11 10:30am

The Time I Tried To Get An Abortion From A Crisis Pregnancy Center

I was sure all the men in suits in the lobby knew what I was doing. I hadn't expected it to be in an office building, or to have to choose from a list of what felt like a million names to find it. One of those men in suits followed me into the elevator. Still, I took a deep breath and pushed the button that would take… » 9/21/11 2:25pm 9/21/11 2:25pm

Saudi Women In Alleged Uproar Over Beautiful Moroccan Maids

According to news reports out of Saudi Arabia, Saudi women are outraged that the government plans to allow Moroccan maids into the country to replace Filipina and Indonesian women, out of the belief that Moroccan women will seduce their husbands. Oh, by the way: There's a vacuum in the Saudi domestic market in… » 9/20/11 10:10am 9/20/11 10:10am

Who Wants To Talk About TV's Funny Ladies?

Last night, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart won its ninth Emmy in a row for outstanding variety, music or comedy series. The show also won a writing award, the acceptance of which prompted New Yorker television critic Nancy Franklin to tweet, "Jon Stewart's writing staff: 14 men and — wait for it — 2 women!… » 9/19/11 11:25am 9/19/11 11:25am

Bioethicist Bets Michele Bachmann $10,000 She's Wrong About HPV

Michele Bachmann is continuing to all-out make up stuff about the HPV vaccine, but she never said she's a scientist. As it happens, one of them just bet her $10,000 to prove that there is a real person who developed "mental retardation" from Gardasil. » 9/16/11 7:15pm 9/16/11 7:15pm

Critics: Fall TV Lineup Is Really Sexist

A subway station I walked through last night was taken over by advertisements for NBC's fall lineup, dominated by images of women in contradictory roles. Bunnies in The Playboy Club (and, not far away, vintage flight attendants on ABC'sPan-Am.) Frazzled moms on Up All Night. Maria Bello looking badass on Prime Suspect » 9/16/11 6:55pm 9/16/11 6:55pm