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Little holiday!

December 29, 2007 Leave a comment

I’ll be gone from the 30th to the 2nd, so I won’t be posting any updates then. For feminist material, click on the links at the side!

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It’s about time!

December 28, 2007 1 comment

A male pill that acts as a contraceptive is finally being developed by scientists. It’s definitely about time, and I’m sure many, many women will welcome it. It would essentially be the same take-it-once-a-day pill, but it would give women a break from worrying about their pills side effects.

The tablet will be welcomed by women worried about the hormone-laden female version’s links to breast cancer and fatal blood clots. It could also allow couples to share the responsibility for contraception – a role that traditionally falls to women, who could in future have to decide whether to trust their partners.

I like the fact that men could actually take more responsibility in this area. Why do women always have to take responsibility? It takes two! So, that’s definitely a nice aspect of the pill.

And the great thing is, with the research that has been done, the male pill doesn’t affect the man’s libido or his fertility. So for couples who want to have a baby, it wouldn’t be hard to get off the pill and start trying right away.

Good stuff.

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Of course! Being kind is all it takes men!

December 28, 2007 Leave a comment

New craptastic book alert! Victoria Zdrok, a Penthouse columnist, is the author of a new book called Dr. Z on Scoring: How to Pick Up, Seduce and Hook Up with Hot Women.

The Economic Times (for some weird reason) has a little article about it. In it, it explains that being kind is really the only important things and that pretty much any women, whether she’s attracted to you or not, will give into your great man-kindness and at least get in bed with you!

“And kindness is one of the qualities women most look for in a male. Be sure to have a good sob story handy about the times you were ‘down on your luck’ and now want to ‘pay back’ the community. Next thing you know, you’ll be enjoying soup in her kitchen,” Zdrock added.

Um. Ok. Is this really how all women work? I doubt it is. And if men were smart at all, maybe they wouldn’t listen to someone who works for Penthouse. I mean, seriously! Oh, and of course, the book mentions “women’s lib.” So good.

“Contrary to your instinctual aversion to women’s lib, National Organization for Women meetings are the perfect breeding ground for available horny women,” she wrote.

“Liberated women are much more likely to cast away outdated notions of courtship and chivalry . . . and you just might get laid on the first date,” she added.

Warning to all liberated females at the National Organization for Women meetings/conventions/whatever. Be weary of any man that comes and is kind, tells a sob story and clearing looking for some ass. Since you know, we’re liberated and all, so we’ll just sleep with absolutely anyone we can get our hands on.

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Benazir Bhutto assassinated

December 27, 2007 Leave a comment

Most of you probably already know this, but it’s good to put it here anyway. Benazir Bhutto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan was assassinated after addressing a large group of her supporters.

Not only was she killed, but 22 others as well. The President said that the people who assassinated her, and killed 22 others, were the “extremists that Pakistan is fighting a war against.”

Luckily, I do not think that this is a true women’s issue. Her father and brothers were also assassinated. But all in all, we have to mourn the loss of this great woman who did so much for her country, and just by being a political leader, many women as well.

Christmas is over…

December 26, 2007 Leave a comment

Which means getting back on top of the stories is on! I wish I didn’t have such a horrible story to start off the day, but I do.

Two women were killed, and another was sexually assaulted by a 46-year-old man named Fabian Hands.

Officers were called to the house in north Omaha Monday night. When they arrived, a 20-year-old woman came out of a bedroom and said she had been sexually assaulted. Hands followed her out of the bedroom and assaulted her in front of officers, according to a police report. Officers subdued him and took him into custody. Police found the bodies of the woman’s 36-year-old mother and 48-year-old aunt in the basement during a search of the house, authorities said. Paramedics pronounced the women dead at the scene.

Thank God that the 20-year-old was able to call the cops before she herself was killed. Of course, that doesn’t make the situation any better, but who knows if he would of been caught if the cops were never called. Sad, disgusting story of the day. Sorry we have to start it out so horribly.

Lots of news!

December 22, 2007 Leave a comment

Texas, helping rape victims? Yup! The state is slapping a “pole tax” of $5 on every person who comes into a strip club, with the proceeds mainly helping rape victims.

HIV positive women in India were forced to have sex with technicians at a medical institution in return for their tests and medicines. Disgusting.

A piece on empowerment, feminism and raunch culture.

An interesting ad on Mitt Romney about his “abortion fairytale.” This was done by pro-life group, American Right-to-Life Action, obviously showing people that he hasn’t had a completely pro-life stance, but nonetheless, its good to watch for different purposes!

Courtney E. Martin’s (from Feministing) Virgin or Slut: Pick One.

Are all these unplanned pregnancies in Hollywood, both real and scripted, going to effect young women about their own choices about pregnancy and abortions? Possibly.

Human Rights Watch is slamming Zambia for not preventing the escalation of violence against women.

The lesser-known facts about domestic violence.

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Although I can’t technically be a part of the committee…

December 22, 2007 1 comment

I just finished watching the film Itty Bitty Titty Committee.

So inspiring and lots of fun too! If you’re able to see it at all, please check it out! You will love it!

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