Today’s Lady News: MTV’s New iCondom App Helps You Find Places To Buy Condoms

  • MTV’s Staying Alive HIV prevention campaign partnered up with iCondom for a new iPhone app that allows users to search via GPS for places to buy condoms. While I commend MTV commitment to promoting safe sex, I also think it’s stupid to make it seem to adolescents that condoms are hard to find. You can get them at nearly every pharmacy, grocery store, big box store, and even gas station. [Clutch Magazine]
  • If you thought my post earlier today about the racial politics of “The Help” movie was interesting, you may also want to read this “Open Letter to Fans of ‘The Help,” from the Association of Black Women Historians. [Clutch Magazine]

  • Alyssa Rosenberg of Think Progress agrees with me that that Gloria Steinem’s call for a boycott of “The Playboy Club” may not be necessary. [Think Progress]
  • CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien and her husband have started the Soledad O’Brien Brad Raymond Foundation to give scholarships to young girls ages 15 to 21. [Essence]
  • Jezebel’s Irin Carmon on why “Dirty Dancing” is the greatest movie of all-time. [Jezebel]


  • A Czech brewery has created a “queer beer” for the Prague’s gay pride celebration. [Queerty]

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