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Today’s Lady News: UVA Warns Against Attacks By Strangers & Crystal Renn Walks For Chanel

  • Yeardley Love, the UVA lacrosse player found dead in her apartment over a week ago, was laid to rest this weekend. Her on-again/off-again boyfriend, George Huguely, was arrested and charged with first degree murder. While he has not been convicted — though his lawyer has already said that Love’s death was “an accident,” which does imply Huguely played a role — all evidence points to the fact that Love was killed by someone she knew. So why, wonders The Sexist, is UVA responding to this tragedy by warning students against crimes committed by strangers? [The Sexist]
  • The 16-year-old who brought rape charges against former football star Lawrence Taylor says that she’s a huge Giants fan, but didn’t recognize the former player. Also, she’s “conflicted” about what she wants to see happen to him, because “after all, he’s in the Hall of Fame and he won two Super Bowls.” My head is in my hands, people. [NY Daily News]
  • Plus-size model Crystal Renn is supposedly walking in Chanel’s 2011 Resort runway show tomorrow in Cannes, even though head designer Karl Lagerfeld quite recently said “no one wants to see curvy women.” Lagerfeld appears to be eating something — his words. [Fashionologie]

  • Considering Facebook is the place where a bunch of horrible morons have formed a group praying for the death of the President, I suppose we shouldn’t be all that dismayed or surprised by groups promoting “National Women Bringing YOU Sandwiches DAY” and “National Punch a Slut in the Head Week.” But we are. [Jezebel]
  • President Obama’s new health care laws pour hundreds of millions of dollars into sex education programs, in sharp contrast to the former administration’s funneling of funds into abstinence education. Bristol Palin has that responsibility now! [NY Times]
  • A school in Silverdale, Washington has asked its students not to wear breast cancer education bracelets to school, because the slogan printed on them — “I love Boobies. Keep-A-Breast.” — has been deemed problematic. The school’s principal says the word “boobies” is the problem: Apparently, it brings out some of the students’ more juvenile side and some teachers at the school who have battled breast cancer find the bracelets offensive. The students in favor of wearing them say that they are for a good cause and that banning them is a violation of free speech. [AP]
  • Casey Anthony, the Florida mother who is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, will face the death penalty. Her defense attorneys had argued that capital punishment was too harsh and sexist. [CNN]
  • Ten-year-old Girl Scout Isabel Baughn was awarded with one of the organization’s highest awards, the Bronze Cross Life Saving Award, for saving a 3-year-old boy from drowning last summer. [WISTV.com]
  • Learn more about the 11 women who will soon graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy and become the first women to serve on U.S. Navy submarines. [CNN]
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