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Today’s Lady News: Chaz Bono Is “Motivated” By The Bigots

  • Chaz Bono, Cher’s transgender son, says the “bitching and moaning” about him appearing on “Dancing With The Stars” is actually helping him. Chaz told the gay magazine The Advocate, “The more it makes me really want to do well. It’s the most motivating thing for me.” What a good attitude to have! [Advocate]
  • Evangelical blogger Rachel Held Evans is spending an entire year following the Bible’s instructions for women. Here’s what she’s learned about “biblical womanhood.” [Slate]
  • A 27-year-old on-duty police officer in Philadelphia has been accused of raping a woman inside his squad car. [Bossip]

  • Mel B from the Spice Girls gave birth yesterday and is getting crap for having three children by three different men. [Madame Noire]
  • Anti-abortion Rep. Steve King (R-IA) says some nasty things about Planned Parenthood. [Think Progress]
  • In defense of period sex. [Thought Catalog]
  • “Nick News”‘s Linda Ellerbee will host a 9/11 special for kids on Nickelodeon aimed at children who were too young to remember the attacks. [Christian Science Monitor]
  • Frisky contributer Chloe Angyal was featured on NPR yesterday discussing what we can learn from romantic comedies. [NPR]
  • A new book about designer Coco Chanel explores her possible Nazi past. [New York Times]

INTERNATIONAL

  • The Economist wonders if Asian women are having a crisis because they are “rejecting marriage.” They realize Asian women are not a monolithic group, right? [Economist]
  • A 16-year-old boy has been sentenced to 14 years in jail for beating his girlfriend to death. I don’t want to believe a 16-year-old could be capable of such a horrible crime. [BBC]

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