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The Lower East Side Girls Club wants to go to V-Day in New Orleans! You can help them get there by attending their fundraiser this Thursday. All proceeds go straight to paying their costs.  ...

  Loved this so much I wish the Women's News was a regular segment. Or its own show. Or something. ...

Now I'm no Barbie expert, but having 2 daughters I have seen my share of Barbies over the years. Last night there was a commercial on TV for the lastest Barbie toy, and I swear her lips were plumer than ever! I guess that would be collagen, I dont know. I do know she gets a new face every few years, and I should not be surprised since she is just a reflection of the crazy culture we live in, but ugh, come one Mattell!...

      I'd been thinking alot about how funny Fred Armisen is when I got this link yesterday to some weird drumming cd he has coming out on Drag City, I think its a joke but maybe not? Anyway today Jezebel had a link to this hilarious video with Carrie Brownstein (from Sleater Kinney) and Fred calld Feminist Bookstore....

 You're invited to NYC's First Purity Ball!!!A Fundraiser for: September 26, 7 - 10 pm at The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard Streetat Stanton, Lower East Side  From the same makers of I Was a Teenage Feminist, The American Virgin examines the impact of myths, misconceptions and cultural beliefs surrounding virginity. From abstinence-till-marriage programs to teen sex comedies to hymen reconstruction, The American Virgin explores the ways in which anxiety and fascination with the concept of the "virgin" are linked to our cultural attitudes towards female sexuality. Attend...

If you're a Brazillian woman and you wind up with an unintended pregnancy, you're SOL—abortions are illegal in this South American country, although 800,000 are performed illegally every year, and result in the deaths of 4,000 women annually. However, now there's some good news: President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva yesterday announced to his thong-clad nation that he's going to subsidize birth-control pills so that they are affordable to anyone who wants them. Under his new plan, birth control pills will be...

In an Australian court, Nicholas Gonzales, 23  was cleared of rape charges based on the assumption that the victim's jeans were too tight to get off without consent. Read the article here    ...