According to the Chicago Tribune, Jennifer Cramblett, who is white, is suing Midwest Sperm Bank for “wrongful birth and breach of warranty” because, she alleges, the sperm bank gave her African-American sperm instead of the white sperm she requested and thus she gave birth to a mixed race baby. Citing the “emotional and economic losses she has suffered,” Cramblett goes on to say her in suit that while she and her white female partner, Amanda Zinkon, love their daughter Payton “very much,” they live “each day with fears, anxieties and uncertainty about her future and Payton’s future.” Apparently, Cramblett and Zinkon live in a rather close-minded, very white town and raising a mixed race baby has been “stressful.” Additionally, the couple was also each raised in predominantly white communities with stereotypical attitudes about nonwhites, the lawsuit states, and didn’t meet any African-Americans until college. The lawsuit goes on, “Because of this background and upbringing, Jennifer acknowledges her limited cultural competency relative to African-Americans and steep learning curve, particularly in small, homogenous Uniontown, which she regards as too racially intolerant.” For example, Cramblett must take Payton to get her hair cut in an African-American neighborhood, “where she is obviously different in appearance, and not overtly welcome.” Keep reading »
I know what you’re thinking: T-shirts with slogans or random phrases on them are juvenile, relics of your early college years that are best left in the past along with all those unframed posters and your dirty plastic bong. And you’re right! Mostly — there are exceptions. On days where I just don’t feel like talking, I would let these 13 tees speak for me.
As if you needed another reason to put “Gone Girl” on your must see list, star Ben Affleck confirmed to MTV that his penis will indeed make an appearance in the film adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel. This will be the first time Affleck’s Big Ben (well, we hope) appears on the screen in all its glory, but it’s all for the love of the craft! “It’s ironic, because David [Fincher] said to me from the beginning, this is a warts and all movie,” Affleck told MTV. “It can have no vanity. You have to see the naked underbelly of this character.” Well, technically the penis is under the belly. Affleck continued, “The penis is in there!It’s IMAX penis! You’ve gotta pay fifteen bucks to see it in 3D… it’s better in 3D.” But reign in your expectations. “You should know it was very cold.” Brrrrrr. [MTV]
Alright, that’s it, I’m gonna put my swamp ass fears aside and finally pony up for a leather pencil skirt. I’ll be replicating this Alexa Chung outfit the next time I need to present myself as a badass lady boss who takes no prisoners. The chunky chain link necklace, camel sweater and kitten heels are very “ladies who lunch,” while the lace-up ankle straps and leather skirt are sexy without being tawdry. Not that there’s anything wrong with tawdry, of course. Anyway, get the full look after the jump! Keep reading »