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Bitch Magazine Kills Caitlin Moran Interview Over “Girls”/Race Tweet

Tokenism?
Erica says lay off "Girls" for being all-white and give black girls a show. Read More »
"Girls" Diversity
Lena Dunham explains the lack of diversity on "Girls." Read More »
Men Quoted In Media
4th Estate chart about women in journalism
Men overwhelmingly quoted in media about women's rights. Read More »
Frisky Feminism!
Everything The Frisky has ever written about feminism! Read More »
Caitlin Moran

If you haven’t fallen in love with Caitlin Moran, there is something wrong with your head. Earlier this year, the Times Of London columnist published a brilliant modern-day feminist screed called How To Be A Woman; I literally can’t keep it on my bookshelf for longer than five minutes before another girl friend wants to borrow it. Moran is whipsmart, witty, pro-sex, anti-secrets and utterly unapologetic about being a feminist.

Why, then, would pop culture feminist magazine Bitch refuse to run an interview with her? Keep reading »

Lance Armstrong Out At Nike, Livestrong Over Doping Scandal

Stripped Of Awards
Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour De France titles. Read More »
Lance On Sheryl Breakup
Sheryl Crow wanted marriage and children but Lance did not. Read More »
Cancer Wife
cancer wife photo
On being "that young guy with cancer's wife." Read More »
  • Nike has terminated its contract with Lance Armstrong and he has officially stepped down from his charity Livestrong following doping allegations. [The Week, Celebrity Cafe]
  • Britney Spears’ former nanny Lourdes Torres is set to testify in a trial of Brit’s former manager Sam Lufti that she was “emotionally manipulated” by handlers. Lufti is suing the Spears’ family for breach of contract, defamation and libel over their claims that he contributed to the singer’s 2008 breakdown by feeding her drugs and controlling her phone communication. [Huffington Post]
  • Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell were seen picking up a marriage license yesterday, which means they’re probably getting hitched soon. [Stupid Celebrities]
  • Rihanna is going to pocket $8 million dollars — $8 million dollars — for turning on Christmas lights and performing a concert at a London shopping mall. [Celebuzz Keep reading »

Judge Dismisses Racial Discrimination Suit Against “The Bachelor”

Race Discrmination
"The Bachelor" sued for racial discrimination. Read More »
Silly Diversity Ideas
What "The Bachelor" really needs is an A-cup or a freegan. Read More »
Trick Your Boyfriend
... into watching "The Bachelor" with you. Read More »
Bachelor Brad

A Tennessee judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by two black men who were suing ABC over alleged racial discrimination on “The Bachelor,” essentially deciding that casting is protected by the First Amendment. ABC has denied their practices are discriminatory, despite the fact its crop of “Bachelor” bros are the whitest crop of white dudes this side of a Tea Party rally. Keep reading »

Bananas: Rachel Zoe’s Life Being Turned In Sitcom

Rach/Brad Divorce
Brad Goreski is leaving Rachel Zoe's lair under bad circumstances. Read More »
Rachel Zoe's Closet
Your whole family could live here. Read More »
Morning Quickies
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Amy and Tina are cohosting the Golden Globes! Read More »
  • Celeb stylist Rachel Zoe is pulling a Tyra and producing a sitcom about her life. That’s making a huge assumption that people watch her because she’s funny and not because she’s profoundly awful/annoying. [Socialite Life]
  • RIP society: Chris Brown’s beating of Rihanna was reenacted — in blackface! — at a New York high school pep rally. [PopCrush]
  • Whichever idiot asked President Obama his thoughts on the Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj “feud” needs a talking-to. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • How to translate hipsters: a handy-dandy chart. [Cracked]
  • At least this TV newscaster ate cat food (!!!!) for a good cause. [The FW] Keep reading »

Angelina Jolie On Malala Yousafzai, 14-Year-Old Girl Shot By Taliban

Meet Malala
5 things to know about Malala, the 14-year-old girl shot by the Taliban. Read More »
Update On Malala
Malala Yousafzai
On Monday, Malala was airlifted out of Pakistan to a UK hospital. Read More »
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  • Angelina Jolie has written a piece for The Daily Beast about Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old girls’ education activist in Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban, and how she discussed it with her children. Angie actually makes a good case for using Malala’s story as a teachable moment to discuss with your kids what a privilege it is to have an education.  [The Daily Beast]
  • CNN’s Candy Crowley is moderating the presidential debate tonight … so cue Rush Limbaugh saying something sexist. [Media Matters]
  • Salon.com’s Irin Carmon on how ballot measures like “fetal personhood amendments” are actually not a very successful way for anti-abortion activists to legislate against reproductive rights. [Salon.com]
  • Rogue Internet group Anonymous has outed the man who harassed Canadian teen Amanda Todd with a topless photo of herself, which led to her committing suicide. [Jezebel]
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The Smartest Thing You’ll Read About Kate Middleton’s Boobs

Kate Topless Pic
Kate Middleton is humiliated
French tabloid published topless sunbathing photos of the princess. Read More »
Bottomless Pics
Kate Middleton bottomless pics
Danish mag publishes bottomless Kate Middleton photos. Read More »
No Nude Pics Regret
Scarlett doesn't regret sending nude pics to Ryan, even if they leaked. Read More »
Frisky Feminism!
Everything The Frisky has ever written about feminism! Read More »

“[W]hat does it say about our culture that it’s plausibly a ‘nightmare’ for a physically attractive 30-year-old woman to be seen topless at a private home with her husband? I wouldn’t dream of criticizing any Duchess Middleton reaction to this. In a similar position I might well be very upset at the invasion of privacy. What I couldn’t help but imagine is how awesome it would’ve been had Middleton called a press conference on a nude beach, arrived topless with a thousand women, and told the assembled press, “The photographer who invaded my privacy had no right to capture those images, but I face that nightmare on a daily basis. And no one gives a damn until one of them photographs me topless? Grow up. I am unashamed of my body. In fact, I rather love it, as all these woman love their bodies. That makes some immature people uncomfortable. And it is their problem, not mine. If you’re sitting at home obsessing over photos of me topless, or giggling and pointing on the streets, it’s you who should feel embarrassment and shame, not me. I refuse to do it anymore.” Ours is a society where that People cover makes sense, and that speech would never happen. We’re doing it wrong.”

– The Atlantic writer Conor Friedersdorf in a fantastic piece about how we all need to learn how to deal with boobs. That’s basically the thesis: Boobs — deal with ‘em. I strongly encourage you to read the whole piece, which addresses the dual stories of Kate Middleton’s nude photos and also the teenaged girl, Amanda Todd, who committed suicide last week after a man photographed her breasts and showed them to her friends. Neither of these things should be a big deal, he argues, yet they are persistent cultural taboos. Friedersdorf hits the nail right on the head: the very same society that tells breastfeeding mamas they should go feed their infant in a dirty bathroom stall is the same society that makes teen girls think their naked boobs are something they should be ashamed about. The simple fact of the matter is that breasts should not be taboo. Be modest, if that suits you. Don’t be modest, if that suits you better. But breasts are not sinful or shameful or bad. [The Atlantic]

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