- A state representative in New Mexico has introduced a bill that would require the parents of girls ages 17 or younger to be notified if she has an abortion. [Daily-Times.com]
- A lesbian from Uganda has gotten a temporary reprieve from being deported by the U.K. Brenda Namigadde said she could be killed if she is sent back to Uganda, where homosexuality is against the law. [BBC]
- There’s a “Xena: Warrior Princess” conference in L.A., people! [Los Angeles Times]
Profile for Jessica Wakeman
One of the defining tensions in my life has always been reconciling my feminist political beliefs, my desire for a respectful and egalitarian relationship, and my attraction to more traditional alpha males. I passionately believe in women’s equality, in reproductive rights, and in equal pay for equal work. And I want to be in a loving, intimate, balanced relationship where everyone makes a contribution, whatever that might be. So why do those things seem so hard to reconcile with my desire to feel looked after and taken care of? Keep reading »
- Amy Poehler told Jimmy Kimmel that when she was 28, she did those doofy stock model photos “for the money.” Hey, if those are the most incriminating photos that surface from your youth, you should consider yourself lucky!
- Porn queen Jenna Jameson says Chelsea Handler is a “dried up old whore.” Umm, glass house, Jenna. Careful. [Twitter]
- Charlie Sheen was rushed to the hospital with a towel over his face early this morning. Apparently, the troubled actor had a party last night and, well, I suppose anything could have happened. [TMZ]
- The first eight words of Lady Gaga’s new song, “Born This Way,” dissected! [Popdust]
- Breast implants, both saline and silicone, have been linked to lymphoma, a rare form of cancer, the FDA has announced. Lymphoma is not breast cancer, but it did develop around the scars left by the implants. [New York Times]
- Anti-abortion extremist Randall Terry — he runs Operation Rescue — has announced that he will challenge President Obama next year for the Democratic presidential nomination. Good luck with that. [CNN]
- Spanx for pregnant women sound … dangerous. [Globe and Mail]
Having an abortion does not trigger mental health problems, according to a Danish study of 365,550 teen girls and women who had an abortion or a baby between 1995 and 2007. In fact, what makes a woman most at risk for mental health problems is having a baby, the study published in The New England Journal of Medicine found. None of the women studied had a prior history of psychiatric hospitalization.
Sorry to burst your bubble, anti-abortion extremists. Keep reading »
Prince William and Kate Middleton are getting the Lifetime movie treatment. Yup, sometime in April before their April 29th wedding, Lifetime will air a movie about their courtship. According to Entertainment Weekly, Nico Evers-Swindell of “Law & Order” and “NCIS: Los Angeles” will play Prince William, Ben Cross of “Chariots of Fire” will play Prince Charles, and the actress to play Kate Middleton has not yet been cast. No matter, this movie is totally going to be better than “The Craigslist Killer”!
Now, we all know that in Lifetime movies, someone dies a horrific and untimely death. I’m pretty sure that’s not going to happen in this movie. (Except for the Princess Di part.) But we can imagine what kind of ridiculous Lifetime-esque plots, full of passion, intrigue, and even more passion, that they could come up with … Keep reading »
Sit down … wait for it … this news is going to be mind-blowing: sexy female news anchors distract male viewers and render them unable to process the content of the news, according to a study published in the journal Communication Research by two Indiana University scholars.
They’re ba-aaaaaa-ck! “The Real Housewives of Orange County” is returning on Sunday, March 6, and this season looks just as bleached-blonde and silicone-stuffed as the ones of yore. There are bikini modeling shoots. There’s lesbian cast member, Fernanda Rocha. Let’s meet her, after the jump! Keep reading »
Did the hem on your skirt come undone? Rip a hole in your quilt by accident? Now a crafty girl like you can save the day without lugging a big ol’ heavy sewing machine out of the closet. Who really has extra space in her apartment to set up a sewing machine, anyway? Not us! (And if you do have the space, we totally hate you.) But with a Smartek cordless sewing machine, you can finish easy projects with no hassle at all! It has four metal bobbins with thread, two speeds, three machine needles, one threader and a spindle. All it takes is four AA batteries and a shoebox-sized amount of storage space. Sew adorable!
After my recent breakup, 95 percent of the comments that people have made to me have been loving, supportive and wonderful.
And then there were the ones that were not. Well-meaning? Sure. But not helpful.
One person, for instance, called my Asian ex-boyfriend a “fortune cookie-roller.” Racism? Not helpful. One of my girl friends read his Facebook page and proceeded to tell me all the books and movies he likes that signify he’s a loser. Dissing the man I (still) love? Not helpful.
After the jump, 11 more things you should think twice, and then three times, about saying to a woman who has just been dumped. Keep reading »