Lily Allen told Elle UK that men are afraid to date her because their worst traits might end up in a song—like the guy whose crappy bedroom skills are immortalized in the song “Not Fair.” Ah, sucks to be him! “I wish I’d never written ‘Not Fair,'” Allen said. “You know, the thought honestly—really, honestly—never even occurred to me that it would scare men. I thought it might empower women. I thought women would go: ‘Oh God, yes, at last somebody is saying it.’ I didn’t think it would put me in a position where guys would be like, ‘Whoa, no, I’m not sleeping with you in case you write something about it!'” [Showbiz Spy]
Police say someone threw a bomb at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Lincoln, NE, yesterday but missed the building. Instead, the Molotov cocktail hit and burned the pavement. The incident occurred after two days of protests at a clinic in Bellevue, NE, which is about 50 miles away from Lincoln. [Action 3 News]
A Republican candidate for governor in Virginia, Robert McDonnell, wrote in his master’s thesis two decades ago that working women and feminists are “detrimental” to the family and expressed scorn for “co-habitators, homosexuals and fornicators.” He also called the 1972 Supreme Court decision which legalized the use of birth control by unmarried couples “illogical.” On Saturday, McDonnell said his views have changed as he got older. [Washington Post]—As an unmarried, illogical fornicator, I’m still skeptical.
Cherie Blair, a human rights attorney and the wife of the former Prime Minister of England, accused the Catholic Church’s position on birth control of holding back career women. At the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Blair said, “I personally don’t think there’s anything wrong with [controlling fertility], and indeed without that [ability] to control I wouldn’t have been able to achieve the things that I’ve been able to do.” Blair herself is a devout Catholic and said she has used contraception. [Telegraph]
A study of 175,000 Wikipedia users said only 13 percent of people who edit the communal online encyclopedia are women. Among users who only read Wikipedia entries but don’t edit them, women comprise only 31 percent. [Wall Street Journal]
A prostitute in London picked up a man she saw outside at 6:30 a.m. one morning and asked if he wanted to follow her for some underage sex. When she led him back to the brothel, Detective Inspector Kevin Hyland let her know he is the Head of Scotland Yard’s Vice Squad and arrested her for prostitution. [The Sun]—Another story leading me to believe prostitution should be legalized.
Hilary Lister, a quadripeligic, has become the first disabled female to sail around the island of Britain by herself. [Sky News]
A mom in Romania gave birth to a freakin’ 15 lb. baby. [Sky News] Ladies of the world, say a silent prayer for your vag right now.