- A recent study suggests that women who suffer from panic/anxiety attacks [That would be me! -Ed.] have a higher chance of suffering a heart attack or stroke later in life. [USA Today]
- Can consensual sex become rape midway during the act? A Maryland court is trying to determine that in the case of a 18-year old woman who allowed a 16-year old boy to have sex with her so long as he stopped when she told him to. She claims she told him to stop and he continued for 5 to 10 more seconds. We know what Cosmo would say! [Baltimore Sun]
- Salon's Rebecca Traister reviews Susan Faludi's new book and contrasts it with Springsteen's new album. Just go read it. It's that good. [Salon]
- Did you hear? There's no better way to thank a baby momma for delivering that little bundle of taint-tearing joy than a "push present" in the form of a hideous charm bracelet. [MSNBC]
- Researchers claim that romantic partners copy one another's health habits, from quitting smoking to increasing exercise. Until our boyfriend flushes his pack of Parliament Lights down the toilet and does a downward dog, we call bullshit. [Live Science]
- A woman gave birth to two babies on the same day, but they aren't twins. Seems that she got pregnant twice over the course of two weeks. Mother Nature, you fucking creep us out. [Babble]
- Hooray, the Aurora, IL Planned Parenthood finally opened! [MSNBC]
- Women are more likely to suffer concussions than men playing the same sports, mainly because the way girls "play" is different. Also, helmets fuck up our hair. [ABC News]
- A bunch of breast cancer survivors strutted down the runway for a UK fashion show drawing attention to the disease and the search for a cure. Fierce! [Daily Mail]
- According to a recent poll, women are more afraid of getting Alzheimer's than cancer — umm, maybe because every study contradicts the next and it seems like there's nothing you can do about getting breast cancer... wait, sorry, what we're we saying? [Science Daily]
I'm in Chicago and I've made the mistake of reading some of the comment threads on local websites regarding the Aurora, Ill. Planned Parenthood. I then spend the rest of the day seething and hating the stupidity of the folks that chime in. It's like flames, on the side of my face, heathing... breathle - heathing breaths...
Anyway, that'll teach me to leave the safe haven of the Jezebel readership. I'm a much nicer person when I just stay here.