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Walmart Sued (Again) For Sex Discrimination

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  • Three women in Tennessee filed a sex discrimination class action lawsuit against Walmart today — a li’l something the company is intimately familiar with — because they claim they were paid less than their male colleagues and told they could not be promoted to manager because it’s “a man’s job.” [New York Daily News]
  • The gays are taking over! Well, not quite. But LGBTQ congressional candidates are running for public office in record numbers. [Huffington Post]
  • If you feel like listening to Rep. Todd Akin say more awful things, well, today is your lucky day! [Slate] Keep reading »

“Same Love” By Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: A Rap/Short Film Supporting Marriage Equality

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"Same Love"

I can’t change / even if I wanted to

Such is the chorus for “Same Love,” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, featuring Mary Lambert, a new song released this summer which was released in a short film today. I want to say the rap is pro-gay marriage or even pro-gay rights, but really both the song and the incredibly touching video are really just pro-human decency. Keep reading »

RIP Society: German Booze Poured Over Hungarian Playmate’s Naked Breasts Before Bottling

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If your only contact with the female sex — say, perhaps, by court order — is through alcoholic beverages that have been poured over their naked cleavage prior to bottling, than I suppose this German liquor company’s publicity stunt is very exciting indeed.

But that, and only that, is the only reason you might not be a major loser for drinking G-Spirits. Keep reading »

Mom Defends “Pizza Boy Rapist,” Suggesting Alleged Victim Was Drunk

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 Victim Blaming 101: Of course she wasn’t raped — she’s just lying! Or drunk! Or both!

Sadly, victim blaming is in full swing with the “pizza boy rapist,” a 16-year-old boy who allegedly raped a 35-year-old woman in her New York City apartment. Cesar Lucas was delivering a pizza on Saturday night on the Upper West Side and was let into the building by a doorman; after he delivered his pizza, he told police that he started turning the knobs of doors in other apartments. When he found one that was open, he entered and climbed on top of a sleeping woman while her seven-year-old child slept nearby. The victim told the Post he covered her mouth and told her to be quiet. Before he left, he apologized and stole the woman’s iPhone and $20 from a wallet.

The young man confessed to police that he raped her and sickeningly explained that he was “horny.” But now his mother is blabbing to The New York Post and suggesting the alleged victim was “drunk.” Because you know how us ladies get when we’ve been drinking: we invite random teenage pizza delivery boys into our apartments, have consensual sex while our child is sleeping on the same bed, and then give them our iPhones as a farewell gift! Keep reading »

Is George Clooney Back On The Market?

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Rumors circulating that George Clooney and Stacy Keibler split. Read More »
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George Clooney says marriage just isn't for him. Read More »
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Find out why George Clooney was arrested. Read More »
  • Circle your wagons, ladies: a George Clooney/Stacy Keibler breakup is supposedly imminent because he is being “really distant and pulling away from her.” Sounds breakup-ish to me.  And yes, by “ladies” I am specifically talking to blonde D-listers between the ages of 24 and 33. [Celeb Dirty Laundry]
  • “Awkward Black Girl” creator Issa Rae and “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes have teamed up for a new ABC comedy series called “I Hate L.A. Dudes.” [Uptown Magazine]
  • October’s upcoming “Saturday Night Live” guests are Bruno Mars, Daniel Craig and Christina Applegate. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • These 10 flicks are actually secretly kinda feminist. [Em & Lo]

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IKEA Photoshops Women Out Of Saudi Arabian Catalog

Women-Only Cities
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Saudi Arabia plans women-only cities so they can be "separate but equal." Read More »
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Saudi women with attractive peepers may be forced to cover them up. Read More »
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The King of Saudi Arabia declares women can vote. Read More »
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Photoshop, you beast! Look at all the problems you cause.

I kid, I kid. The real problem here is Saudi Arabia’s backwards attitude towards women, which is the reason why IKEA airbrushed all the women out of its Saudi catalog. As you can see from these side-by-side photos which landed on the cover of Stockholm’s Metro newspaper, a charming domestic scene lost the female model so as to be deemed acceptable.

It’s just like the time an Orthodox Jewish newspaper Photoshopped Secretary of State Hillary Clinton out of a photo taken inside the Situation Room … only with a frykantig and a dagstorp. [Al-Jazeera]

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