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Duterte Boasts of Order to Shoot Women 'in the Vagina'

Critic calls him 'the epitome of misogyny and fascism'

(Newser) - In addition to saying he "should have been first" to assault a "beautiful" rape victim , Rodrigo Duterte once told soldiers he'd protect them if they raped women. His misogynistic rhetoric only continued with comments last week, drawing outrage even as a spokesman claims the Philippine president shouldn'... More »

A Doctor's Visit, a Shocking Find: She Had No Vagina

Kaylee Moats is fundraising for a surgical remedy for genetic disorder

(Newser) - Us Weekly is reporting on the fundraising efforts of an Arizona woman "raising money so she can have sex," though it's more complex than the headline might imply. That woman is 22-year-old Kaylee Moats, who tells Barcroft TV that when she was 18, her 12-year-old sister... More »

Art Teacher Says 'Vagina,' Is Now Out of a Job

She needed approval, according to school policy

(Newser) - Substitute teacher Allison Wint showed eighth-graders artwork by Georgia O'Keeffe—known for painting flowers that resemble female genitalia—during a lesson last Thursday, remarking that the first viewers who saw "vaginas" within the paintings likely thought, "I'm either a pervert or this woman was a pervert.... More »

Woman: Cops Did Forced Cavity Search in Parking Lot

Charnesia Corley says she didn't give consent for vaginal search

(Newser) - A 21-year-old Texas woman with no criminal record has accused Harris County cops of pulling her over for allegedly running a stop sign, claiming they smelled pot, then conducting a body cavity search on her in a gas station parking lot, the Guardian reports. "I feel like they sexually... More »

'Queen's Vagina' Vandalized at Versailles

Artist Anish Kapoor says defacing of metal sculpture due to right-wing intolerance

(Newser) - Vandals have spray-painted a controversial Anish Kapoor sculpture in the garden of the palace of Versailles outside Paris. The 230-foot red metalwork named Dirty Corner—which resembles a gaping cavern and had been dubbed the "Vagina of the Queen" by some French media—was sprayed Wednesday with yellow paint.... More »

Woman Grows Potato in Vagina as Contraception

Colombian woman says mom told her to do it

(Newser) - A 22-year-old Colombia woman who went to the doctor with abdominal pains turned out to have a potato growing in her vagina—because she'd put it there as contraception, says Colombia Reports via Metro . "My mom told me that if I didn’t want to get pregnant, I... More »

Cops Find Gun in Teen's Nether Regions

Police say she tried to smuggle loaded weapon into jail

(Newser) - A 19-year-old woman in Tennessee is accused of trying to smuggle a 4-inch gun into jail when she was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license, reports the Smoking Gun . Given that the gun had been stolen in car robbery last year, this was probably not wise. But... More »

Wild Discovery: Insects With Female Penises

Tiny creatures have sex for 40 to 70 hours

(Newser) - For the first time, scientists have discovered animals whose genitalia seem to be swapped: The female has a penis-like structure while the male has an organ akin to a vagina, LiveScience reports. The animals in question are four species of flea-sized insects from the genus Neotrogla, found in Brazilian caves.... More »

4 Women Get Lab-Grown Vaginas

Patients now have normal sexual function

(Newser) - Four young women are experiencing normal levels of "desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction" and pain-free intercourse after having lab-grown vaginas implanted, doctors say. The implants—created in a US lab with tissue samples and a biodegradable scaffold—were used in teenage patients starting eight years ago, but this is... More »

Naomi Wolf Whiffs Badly With New Vagina Book

Her 'Vagina' tome makes it an even stranger time to be female: Meghan Daum

(Newser) - With women's issues and rape definitions in the national conversation, this would be the perfect time for a prominent feminist voice to come forward, writes Meghan Daum in the Los Angeles Times . Too bad Naomi Wolf chose to write Vagina: A New Biography instead. Let's see, she wrote... More »

Saying 'Vagina' Should Totally Be Illegal

Michigan lawmaker proves need for new bill: Dahlia Lithwick

(Newser) - A Michigan lawmaker last week had the audacity to utter the word "vagina" on the House floor, prompting a ban on Rep. Lisa Brown talking at all. It's time to go a step further, writes Dahlia Lithwick at Slate : Let's make it illegal for women to utter... More »

Censured Rep Hits Back With Vagina Monologues

Playwright Eve Ensler coming for Vagina performance tomorrow

(Newser) - Hide your legislators—vaginas are coming to Michigan. After Rep. Lisa Brown was banned from speaking in the House of Representatives for using the word "vagina" in a debate about a new anti-abortion law, Brown and eight other female state legislators will protest by performing The Vagina Monologues on... More »

Michigan Lawmaker Silenced for Saying 'Vagina'

'What language should I use?' wonders Rep. Lisa Brown

(Newser) - You can say it on television, but not in Michigan's Republican-majority House of Representatives. Democratic Rep. Lisa Brown was barred from speaking on the House floor as punishment for saying "vagina" during a debate on abortion rights, the Detroit News reports. "Mr. Speaker, I'm flattered that... More »

Woman Stashes Two Knives in Surprising Places

Florida woman faces concealed weapons charge

(Newser) - A Florida woman is facing concealed weapons charges over two very well-concealed knives, reports the New York Daily News. Police searched Gloria Perez and another woman after responding to a report of a fight. They found hundreds of illegal prescription pills on the women, say investigators. Perez then became ill... More »

Women Battle 'Birth Rape'

Uncaring, brutal exams can traumatize laboring moms

(Newser) - The mothers of the world are mad, and they're not going to take it anymore. A growing movement against "birth rape" is placing institutions on notice that women in labor oppose any vaginal intrusion by "fingers, hands, suction cups, forceps, needles and scissors" without consent, notes the Sydney ... More »

Yes, Yes, YES! There Is a G-Spot: French Docs

Don't listen to the Brits on sex, physicians warn

(Newser) - Yes, Virginia, there is a G-spot. That's what French docs want the world to know in a reminder that when it comes to sex, don't ask the British. UK scientists at Kings College recently declared that there was no proof that the female hyper-pleasure center exists. But French physicians declared... More »

'Sex Mints'? No, Thanks!

'Internal feminine flavoring' not quite what this blogger had in mind

(Newser) - The press release was so intriguing that Jen Phillips had to know more. Linger mints are being promoted as "internal feminine flavoring"—you read that right—with the catchall please-don't-sue-us warning that they're "for novelty use only." And no wonder: They're mostly sugar, which is... More »

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