Men Like Bobby Cutts Are More Common Than You'd Think

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  • Lest you think that the murder of 8-months-pregnant Jessie Davis at the hands of this man is an anomaly, think again. Homicide is the second-leading cause of death among pregnant women. [ABCNews]
  • More sobering news about women and reproduction: Childbirth itself leads to the death of one woman every minute of every day somewhere in the world. [Newsweek]
  • A 24-year-old man who raped a 10-year-old will be freed in just four months, thanks in part to a judge who claimed the girl had dressed provocatively and looked older than she was. [Guardian]
  • Appealing to the female electorate is of prime importance for Hillary Clinton, election experts keep reminding us. Also important? According to former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan, Hillary needs to "prove she's a woman". [Telegraph]
  • It's the 35th anniversary of Title IX, which banned gender discrimination from federally-funded education programs and freed up millions of young girls to learn the pleasures of tripping and body-checking players on opposing soccer teams, field hockey squads, etc. Or was that just us? [Salon]

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@ChildfreeChick: Here's another reason not to get knocked up - the pill (and every other effective form of birth control on the planet, including the IUD) is less lethal than getting pregnant.

@bowleserised: This is the kind of attitude that gets my normally mild-mannered boyfriend into a total rage. He hates that even in America now men are considered such brutes they cannot be expected to control themselves, and women should cover the hell up lest they be raped or murdered by said brutes.