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Actress Reveals “Downton Abbey” Spoiler-y Stuff

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Sybil Paper Dolls
No, we don't have a problem. We just love our Sybil Crawley paper dolls. Read More »
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I’m purposefully putting this “Downton Abbey” spoiler-y stuff after the jump so no one has a heart attack and dies and then it is on my conscience. I won’t even tell you which Crawley sister the spoiler involves! You have to click “Read more” to find out. Really. Keep reading »

Condi Rice Invited To Join All-Male Augusta National Golf Club

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But Tiger Woods plays at Augusta National Golf Club anyway. Read More »
Condi On Crying
Dick Cheney says Condi cried, but Condi thinks he should STFU. Read More »
Frisky Sexism
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Breaking news! The He-Man Woman Hater’s Club has finally realized girls do not have cooties.

Okay, I am being glib. But it’s friggin’ 2012, Augusta National Golf Club — it took you long enough to admit your first-ever female members, i.e. stop discriminating against over 50 perent of the population. Women have always been allowed to play golf at Augusta as guests but it took the formerly mens-only club over 80 years to finally issue their iconic green jackets to two women: former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina businesswoman Darla Moore. ”It will be a proud moment when we present Condoleezza and Darla their green jackets when the club opens this fall. This is a significant and positive time in our club’s history and, on behalf of our membership, I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome them and all of our new members into the Augusta National family,” said new chairman Billy Payne in a statement. Women’s rights activists have been putting firm pressure on Augusta since 2002, especially since it got rather embarrassing that the club wouldn’t even admit a female CEO whose company was a corporate sponsor of the Masters, a golf tournament being held at the club.

Welcome to the 21st century! (Well … sort of.)  [Wall Street Journal]

Everyone Thinks Rep. Todd Akin Is A Moron, Except For Those Who Don’t

Akin's Rape Science
Rep. Todd Akin says "legitimate rape victims" don't get pregnant. Read More »
It Was Rape
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Project Unbreakable
Victims hold signs with of words said before, during, or after the assault. Read More »
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Warning: Not Actual Science

Amelia is still down on the floor of her bathroom with her hand mirror, trying to find that anti-pregnancy rape mechanism thingamajig [APRMT] inside that will keep her from getting pregnant if she’s raped. I keep telling her that no such body part actually exists in a woman’s body and Missouri Rep. Todd Akin is just a dumbass, but she is all, like, “No, Jessica! Our elected officials would not lie to us. I will find this thing!” Hmm. I don’t think she’ll get much editing done today.

The good news is that a lot of people have come out to say Rep. Akin’s comments were medically inaccurate — a 1996 study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that approximately 32,000 pregnancies each year are the result of rape— and that casting doubt on whether rape is “legitimate” or not is horrible. The bad news is that other people have come out to defend him. Keep reading »

Rihanna Loves Chris Brown: “I’m Not At Peace If He’s A Little Unhappy”

On Abused Women
Facts about why abused women stay with their abusers. Read More »
Rihanna's Forgiveness
Collaborating? Rihanna takes her forgiveness of Chris Brown too far. Read More »
Chris Brown's Abuse
On why our culture must take domestic violence more seriously. Read More »
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"He was the love of my life."
  • Rihanna still loves Chris Brown, forgives him, and confessed “the main thing for me is that he’s at peace.” She told Oprah on ”Oprah’s Next Chapter” last night, “I’m not at peace if he’s a little unhappy or still lonely. I care. It actually matters that he finds peace.” She also said that they are not back together but “we’ve built a trust again. We love each other and we probably always will.” RiRi also opened up about how after he brutally assaulted her in 2009, she was most concerned that “he needs help.” [Hollywood Life]
  • Ashley Dupre, the former prostitute linked to ex-New York governor Eliot Spitzer, is seven months pregnant with her first child and engaged to “a New Jersey asphalt scion.” I love story with a happy ending. [Socialite Life]
  • Prince Harry partied in Las Vegas over the weekend, enjoying a private cabana, a bottle of Grey Goose, and a bevy of women. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Jennifer Lopez will star in a 3D concert film. Because being jealous of her body in 2D isn’t painful enough. [PopCrush]
  • One of late Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown’s advice books for women suggests a lady encase her pubic hair inside a paperweight and give it to her man as a sexy gift. Whyever didn’t that idea take off?! [Gawker]
  • How to deal when your boyfriend hates condoms. [Gurl] Keep reading »

Too Cute! “Matilda”-Inspired Fashion

Literary Crushes
14 fictional people from books we are crushing on IRL. Read More »
Book Club Rules
Five rules for a book club that actually reads. Read More »
Book Confessions
Our deepest, darkest book confessions. Read More »
Style Inspiration: Books!
Style Inspiration Taken From The Books Of Four Very Famous Literary Ladies
Steal the style of 4 famous literary characters! Read More »
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I might be a little too into the young adult novel Matilda than is suitable for a grown woman … right down to squee-ing when I saw the blog College Fashion did a how-to on how to get Matilda’s look. If Matilda’s now your type, they also show you how to get Miss Honey’s sweet and ladylike style, as well as vaguely dominatrix-inspired Miss Trunchbull look. The only thing they forgot with Matilda is a pile of library books! [College Fashion]

It’s The Shirtless Paul Ryan Photo You’ve Been Waiting For!

Who's Paul Ryan?
Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Announces Rep. Paul Ryan As His Vice Presidential Pick
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Mansplaining
Romney and Ryan know what's best for you, silly woman. Read More »
  • In Very Serious Political News,  TMZ finally found the shirtless Paul Ryan photo the Internet has been dying to see. As soon as I heard about Paul Ryan’s insane workout routine, I knew I needed to see what the Republican vice presidential nominee was hiding under that Brooks Brothers button down. Not too shabby, sir! [TMZ]
  • Kelly Rowland from Destiny’s Chid has been cast in a new BET sitcom called “What Would Dylan Do?” in which she’ll play a “struggling L.A.-based relationship blogger.” The Frisky is here for you if you need us to consults on being “struggling … relationship blogger[s],” BET. [Uptown Magazine]
  • Joey Kovar from MTV’s “Real World: Hollywood” and “Celebrity Rehab” has died from an alleged drug overdose at age 29. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Does anyone care that 98 Degrees reunited this morning on “The Today Show”? Anyone at all? [PopCrush]
  • Why women have ravishment and rape fantasies. [Em & Lo]
  • Shark Week is here and that means it’s time for Shark Week memes. [The FW]
  • This week in Royal Family gossip, including William and Kate’s upcoming travel plans to Singapore. Remember, no spitting allowed, Kate. [Socialite Life] Keep reading »
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