Roundup: The “porn for women” quest continues

This time courtesy of Playboy TV. Also, a study finds women are still binge drinking to "transgress social norms"

Topics: Broadsheet, Love and Sex,

  • President Obama says he is “deeply disappointed that a minority of Senators have prevented the Paycheck Fairness Act from finally being brought up for a debate and receiving a vote.”
  • A Ukrainian women’s rights group brings attention to their cause by going topless.
  • A new site allows women to easily create temporary phone numbers that link to their cellphones, so they can change it without a sweat if that gentleman caller turns out to be a creepster.
  • File under Things That Made Me Cry Today: A study finds that even preschool girls are deeply invested in being thin.


  • “Young women often used alcohol to ‘transgress social norms’ of being female, then found themselves drunk and prey to the sexual advances of one or more young men,” according to a study sponsored by the Australian government.
  • Playboy TV is toning it down and reinventing itself as a channel for women. You know what that means: “nonenhanced body parts, varied body shapes and ‘contextualized’ sex.”
Tracy Clark-Flory

Tracy Clark-Flory is a staff writer at Salon. Follow @tracyclarkflory on Twitter and Facebook.

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