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Foreign Battered Women May Be Granted Asylum In The U.S.

Foreign victims of domestic violence may finally be able to escape their abuse; the Obama administration has instated a new policy that may grant some of these victims asylum in the United States. The policy would reverse a Bush administration stance that did not allow foreign abuse victims entry into the U.S.

Carrie Wasterlain / July 16, 2009

Today In Terribleness: Bible-Thumping Pervs & An Iranian Plane Crash

I’ve come across some news this week that is just plain horrifying. I figure the only way to make myself feel less depressed about it is to share all of the awful news with you guys! So if your day is just going too damn well, here’s your chance to make it a little le…

Carrie Wasterlain / July 16, 2009

Quickies!: Is Mattel’s New Doll A More “Authentic” Black Barbie?

Is “So In Style” Barbie on the right path towards a more “authentic” Black Barbie, with its fuller lips, noses and curly hair? [The Root]
Michael Jackson’s kids reportedly want to live with neither their Grandmother, nor Debbie Rowe, but with their aunt Janet.[OK!] — She does have the fiercest dance moves.
Politicians aren’t the…

Carrie Wasterlain / July 15, 2009

Marie Claire Profiles Three Mothers Without Child Custody

A recent article in Marie Claire magazine narrates the stories of three divorced mothers who gave up custody of their children—Maria Housden left her girls to their father in order to recover from the death of one of her daughters, Elle Hull decided to leave her kids with her ex-husband so that she could rebuild…

Carrie Wasterlain / July 15, 2009

Quickies!: Karolina Kurkova And Two Model Friends Are Pregnant

Karolina Kurkova is reportedly pregnant with fiancé, and film producer, Archie Drury baby. [People] – Seems like Gisele Bundchen and Adriana Lima’s children and her own children-to-be will be play-dating together. The model friends are all due around the beginning of next year.
According to this handy little tool, our Twitter is 60% hetero! How…

Carrie Wasterlain / July 14, 2009

Quickies!: Tony Romo And Jessica Simpson Split

Tony Romo reportedly broke up with girlfriend Jessica Simpson last Thursday, the night before her 29th birthday. [People] — Ouch!
HBO is developing a new drama series based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. The series will trace the life, family history, and complicated sexual identity of character Cal Stephanides, a hermaphrodite.

Carrie Wasterlain / July 13, 2009

“Suck Up The Pain” Is Midwife Denis Walsh’s Mantra

If you’re preggers and thinking of having an epidural, think again, says male midwife Dr. Denis Walsh. He claims the pain induced by labor is purposeful, necessary, and will prepare a mother “for the responsibility of nurturing a newborn baby.” Huh, dude?

Carrie Wasterlain / July 13, 2009

Quickies!: Celebs Join The “Girls Are Not For Sale” Campaign

The organization GEMS (Girls Education and Mentoring Services) is teaming up with celebs such as Beyonce, Halle Berry and Demi Moore to launch their new “Girls Are Not For Sale” campaign. [Feministing]
Not only did Senator John Ensign of Nevada have an affair – he recently admitted that his parents paid his “mistress” $100K.[Examiner]…

Carrie Wasterlain / July 10, 2009

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For July 11-12th 2009

Saturday

“Little Miss Sunshine” on USA at 9 am
“Ruby” on Style at 10 am
“Clueless” on TBS at 10:30 am
“Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone” on ABC Family at 12:30 pm
“Dance Your Ass Off” On Oxygen at 1 pm…

Carrie Wasterlain / July 10, 2009

Quickies!: Disturbing Ways To Wear A Man Thong

If you’re a dude who’s determined to sport a man thong, I guess I can’t stop you. But please, please go through this checklist before you leave your house. [AOL] — Better yet, stay at home.
Rumer Willis will make an appearance on “90210,” and AnnaLynne McCord is reportedly begging scriptwriters to create a…

Carrie Wasterlain / July 9, 2009

Quickies!: Jackson Funeral To Be Held At The Staples Center?

Michael Jackson’s funeral is reportedly being held at the L.A. Staples Center next Tuesday, July 7 — the same date he signed his will seven years ago. [Starpulse]
Director Michael Bay (who is behind the “Transformers” movies) agrees that his star, Megan Fox, says “ridiculous things.” [Starpulse] — Finally, a dude who hates her…

Carrie Wasterlain / July 2, 2009

Quickies!: Man Puts A Ring On It During Beyonce Concert

During her concert, Beyonce gave her microphone to an audience member so he could propose to his girlfriend. He said, “Beyonce, you told me if I like it, I need to put a ring on it,” and then got down on one knee to ask his girlfriend to marry him. She said yes. [Radar] –…

Carrie Wasterlain / July 1, 2009

Lower Abortion Rates By Paying Women To Stay Pregnant? I Think Not.

Last week, The New York Times uploaded a “Bloggingheads” discussion between Slate writer William Saletan and Beliefnet’s Steve Waldman, on the topic of reducing abortions. The ideas that arise from the discussion are slightly terrifying, and are therefore worthy of more discussion.

Carrie Wasterlain / July 1, 2009

Quickies!: Rihanna Still Wants To Be Chris Brown’s Friend?!

Rihanna supposedly wants Chris Brown’s restraining order lifted so the two can “work on their friendship.” [Your Tango] — Rihanna’s dad doesn’t approve, and neither do we. [I’m not surprised at all by this. — Annika]
Em & Lo want to know — do you have good playdar? [Em & Lo]
North Carolina schools are…

Carrie Wasterlain / June 29, 2009

Raising A Child Without A Gender: Do Or Don’t?

A couple in Sweden is raising their child, named Pop, as an “it,” and say they are keeping the toddler’s gender a secret. This decision, they said, came from their “feminist” philosophy that gender is a social construct — they believe “it is cruel to bring a child into the world with a blue or…

Carrie Wasterlain / June 29, 2009

Unfair Treatment Of Women In Domestic Violence Cases?

For some 20 years, campaigners have argued that courtrooms don’t treat men and woman equally when it comes to domestic violence homicides. According to them, “Judges have been known to express sympathy for men who claim they were nagged or cheated on by female partners, but often appear to have little for women who kill…

Carrie Wasterlain / June 27, 2009

Quickies!: Michael Jackson’s Ex To Get Custody Of Kids?

Though she was rumored to have given up her parental rights long ago, Debbie Rowe will reportedly be getting full custody of her two children with Michael Jackson. [Perez Hilton]
Not all stars looked like stars before they got famous. Check out these pop icons back in the day. [Yep Yep] – Warning: It ain’t…

Carrie Wasterlain / June 26, 2009

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For June 27-28th 2009

Saturday
“16 And Pregnant” on MTV at 10 am
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” on Bravo at 2 pm
“Real Housewives of New Jersey” on Bravo at 4 pm
“What Women Want” on TBS at 6:30 pm
“The Incredibles” on ABC Fam at 8 pm…

Carrie Wasterlain / June 26, 2009