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Sweden Just Made Up a New Word for Female Masturbation

Masturbation slang has typically belonged to men. Now women are taking it back … with portmanteaus.

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Spanking the monkey. Choking the chicken. Rubbing one out. Flogging the dolphin? Our culture is full of lovable/painful slang used to describe the ancient art of masturbation. But for many women, “jerking off” never seemed to translate across gender. Crazy! That’s why a group of people in—of course—Sweden came together and heroically invented their own term for female masturbation: klittra.

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Marissa Alexander is No Longer in Prison, But is That Enough?

The woman who fired a warning shot at her husband when he threatened her life and that of her baby was released on house arrest this week.

Marissa Alexander may no longer be in prison, but that doesn’t mean that justice has been served. Alexander, a domestic abuse survivor and mother of three, served three years in Florida prison and one year of house arrest following an incident in 2010 when she was arrested for firing a warning shot into a wall when her abusive estranged husband threatened her life and the life of her newborn baby. Nobody was injured. After her release from prison on Tuesday, Alexander has been moved back into to house arrest and -here’s the kicker- has to foot the $105/week bill for her ankle bracelet.

via Free Marissa Now

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We Need to Stop Saying “Babies Ruin Bodies”

Before I became pregnant, someone told me, "don't have a baby, babies ruin your body." It has been over a year since Anabel began her life. This...Before I became pregnant, someone told me, "don't have a baby, babies ruin your body."

Before I became pregnant, someone told me, "don't have a baby, babies ruin your body."

It has been over a year since Anabel began her life. This time last year she was a microscopic speck inside me, and we were announcing our pregnancy. Between then and now, I have gained and lost fifty pounds. Four months after her birth, and my body still carries proof of her existence.

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Contest: Design a Poster About Women's Issues [UPDATED]

From March 12-14, The Daily Beast will be hosting the Women in the World summit, bringing out some big names in politics-Valerie Jarrett,...

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