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“Confused Cats Against Feminism” Tumblr Puts An Eyeroll-Worthy Social Media Meme To Bed

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There’s only one way to address an Internet meme where dumb, mostly-white women insist not to “need” a social justice movement from which they have benefited enormously, and that is with cats. These two Tumblrs have more in common than you think: spoiled, pampered, oblivious … [Confused Cats Against Feminism]

Alabama Teen Receives Death Threats For Posting Smiley Selfie At Auschwitz

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Selfies strike again.

Breanna Mitchell, 18, of Roanake, Alabama, graduated from high school this year. In June, she celebrated this milestone by traveling to Europe with her grandmother and visiting Poland. Like many teens, Breanna documented her trip on social media. Sounds like a great story so far, right? The ugh moment is that Breanna snapped a smiling selfie at Auschwitz, posing in front of nondescript buildings with the caption “Selfie in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp” and a grinning emoticon. Keep reading »

Michael Lohan Investigated For Allegedly Threatening To Burn Someone’s House Down

  • The three things you can count on in life are death, taxes, and one of the Lohan parents being in the news for something ridiculous every six months. [TMZ]
  • Khloe Kardashian hasn’t slept with French Montana for 25 days because he is fasting for Ramadan. [Just Jared]
  • Daniel Radcliffe was stopped at the Canadian border without the proper visa to get back in the U.S. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Hillary Clinton threw Chelsea a baby shower at a fancy inn near the Clintons’ Chappaqua, New York home. [US Weekly]
  • Amy Brenneman is a fan of Justin Theroux’s bulge on “The Leftovers,” too! [Huffington Post]

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North Carolina Teen Gave Birth After Secret Pregnancy & Buried Infant In Her Backyard

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A teen girl in North Carolina kept her pregnancy a secret from everyone but her boyfriend, then buried their newborn in her backyard. Police said the infant appeared to have bled to death because the umbilical cord was cut improperly.

Ashley Reed from Louisburg gave birth alone to her 8.5 lb. daughter, but texted her 18-year-old boyfriend through the birth. After the infant died — it’s not clear whether the baby was intentionally or accidentally killed — Ashley placed the newborn in a grocery bag and buried it in her yard. The body was found in late June; a funeral was held for the baby girl last week. Keep reading »

Women Still Aren’t Allowed To Compete In The Tour De France

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  • Women are still not allowed to compete in the Tour de France race, a nearly month-long cycling competition finishes this Sunday in Paris. This year, women cyclists can ride in a separate one-day-long race, called “La Course by Le Tour de France.” However, it’s dismaying that in the main race’s 100-year-plus history, the full competition is only available to men. Women cyclists are still pushing to compete in the main Tour de France in the future. [Daily Telegraph AUWashington Post, Guardian UK]
  • This pro-choice North Carolina couple who stand outside an abortion clinic every Saturday with signs are my new heroes. [The Daily Dot] Keep reading »

Sex Toy Abandoned In Woman’s Vagina Just Sat There For 10 Years, Ruining Her Bladder

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Public Service Announcement time:  always remove your sex toy from your pussy. A woman in Scotland complaining of weight loss and incontinence had an icky surprise waiting for her at the doctor’s office: a sex toy abandoned in her vagina. As reported by The Journal Of Sexual Medicine, the sex toy (which was described as five-inches large, but otherwise not specified) poked into her bladder and caused a fistula and urinary blockages. Unpleasant! The lady admitted using the sex toy 10 years ago while drinking and couldn’t remember whether she removed it — obviously not. Perhaps after a night of boozing and sexing, it’s a good idea to do a roll call of your sex toys the next day. [Daily Mail UK via Gawker] [Images via Shutterstock and Daily Mail UK]

You Know You Want To Watch Vintage Tina Fey And Rachel Dratch

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"Dratch & Fey"

Okay, “vintage” might be pushing it, because this was filmed only 15 years ago. My point is, this video of a two-woman show by Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch is from their very early “Saturday Night Live” days. “Dratch & Fey” ran at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater in New York City (where Time Out New York called it “the funniest thing to be found on any New York comedy stage”) and Second City in Chicago. The comedy blog Splitsider says an old VHS tape of the  show appeared on YouTube earlier this week. Need something to watch tonight? You’ve found it! [Splitsider]

Robin Thicke Finally Stops Begging Paula Patton To Take Him Back

  • Robin Thicke is “done begging” Paula Patton to continue their marriage and has accepted that their relationship is over. Wait, you mean she thought his entire album of songs about her was creepy?! [TMZ]
  • Angelina Jolie, that monster, reportedly made Brad Pitt ditch his favorite psychic. [RadarOnline]
  • Marcus Grodd from this season of “The Bachelorette” has moved on from Andi Dorfman rather quickly: he’s engaged to his “Bachelor In Paradise” co-star Lacy Faddoul. Don’t remember her? She was excised from Juan Pablo’s season of “The Bachelor” on the very first night. Considering that “Bachelor In Paradise” filmed throughout the month of June — meaning these two have known each other for a month — we’re just a wee bit worried that Marcus is hella rebounding. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

The UK To Prosecute Parents Who Allow Female Genital Mutilation

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  • Yesterday, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that parents in the UK can now be prosecuted if they have their daughters’ genitals cut.  Previously, it was only illegal in the UK to do the cutting yourself or to take a girl out of the country for female genital mutilation. [Guardian UKNew York Times]
  • Judge G. Todd Baugh, the Montana judge who said a 14-year-old rape victim “acted older than her age” and was as responsible as the older man who assaulted her, has been publicly reprimanded by his peers. Baugh only sentenced her rapist, a 47-year-old teacher at her school, to 31 days in jail. The victim later committed suicide. [Los Angeles Times]
  • India is struggling with a surfeit of men due to a prevailing cultural preference for sons, which has led parents to abort fetuses once they learn the gender is female. [Reuters] Keep reading »

New Book Claims Bill Clinton Has A Mistress Whom Secret Service Agents Call “Energizer”

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Hillary Clinton might be about to run for office, so that means rumors of her husband cheating are reappearing right on schedule. The latest scuttlebutt comes courtesy of a new book about Secret Service agents called The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents. In it, author Ronald Kessler claims Bill Clinton has a “buxom blond mistress” who visits the former president so frequently at his Chappaqua, New York, home — when Hillary’s not around, of course — that the agents call her “Energizer.” Says Page Six: Keep reading »

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