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Katy Perry And Shannon Woodward Mock Taylor Swift’s “Never, Ever” Song

John And Katy?
Katy Perry and John Mayer
John Mayer has slithered on to Katy Perry. Read More »
John Trashes Taylor
Summer Beauty Inspiration From The Stars
John Mayer "humiliated" by Taylor Swift's "Dear John" song. Read More »
John Apologizes
John Mayer apologizes for "dumb interviews" about exes. Read More »
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Katy Mocks Taylor
  • Katy Perry, her pal Shannon Woodward and Katy’s cat Kitty Purry posted a video mocking Taylor Swift’s latest song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” I don’t understand the point of this, other than to be kinda mean.[PopCrush]
  • Prince Harry’s naked pics got his “handlers” in trouble for not minding him on his trip to Vegas. I’m sorry, I didn’t realize grown-ass adult men needed babysitters. [Stupid Celebrities]
  • Reese Witherspoon spent more on a stroller than I spend on three months rent. [iVillage]
  • What snacks to nosh on for beautiful skin from the inside out. [A New Mode]
  • Oh, and speaking of Katy: she and John Mayer are dunzo already but “she’s really upset about it,” says a source.  [PopBytes]

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Girl Talk: In Defense Of Retail Therapy

How To Deal
Life is hard. Sometimes we all need help dealing. Read More »
Best/Worst Therapists
Sometimes our therapists say totally WTF things. Read More »
Free Therapy?
12 totally free ways to improve your mental health. Read More »
Explaining Depression
What does it really feel like to suffer from depression? Read More »
retail therapy

I have seen a therapist off and on since my first panic attack at age 14. Talk therapy (and the delightful mood-soothing properties of 20 mg of Lexapro) are the reason I can put on pants and leave my house in the morning. With their help, I’ve learned how to self-soothe anger and disappointment, combat the negative self-talk that leads to depression, and create boundaries with my loved ones. My current therapist is this rad little old Italian lady who not only gets me but champions my very Jessica-ness. My life is infinitely more manageable for me under her care and as such I am the world’s biggest proponent of talk therapy. [Nuh-uh, I am! -- Editor]

But all of that doesn’t change a separate fact: sometimes what really makes me feel good is retail therapy. Keep reading »

President Obama Jokes Again About Daughter Malia Not Being Allowed To Date

Dad Doesnt Do Hair
The President sucks at doing his daughter's hair. Read More »
No Pigging Out
Michelle Obama is anti-snack food. Read More »
Malia's First Car
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Barack Obama jokes about what Malia's first car will be. Read More »
  • Barack Obama told “Entertainment Tonight” that Malia may not be allowed to date “until she’s 30 or 35.” Sorry, President Obama, but your jokes about not letting Malia date are a little paternalistic. And anyway, she’s 14, which is like the new 27. [Uptown Magazine]
  • This dog-shaming Tumblr of pups with signs like “I ate my own barf” is the best thing I’ll see all year. [The FW]
  • Squee! Adorable animals weigh-in at the London Zoo. [Socialite Life]
  • Erstwhile songstress Lana Del Rey has been named the face of Jaguar. Wait, wasn’t this a plot point on “Mad Men”? [PopCrush] Keep reading »

Find Out If You Were “Legitimately” Raped With This Helpful Song

Akin's Rape Science
Rep. Todd Akin says "legitimate rape victims" don't get pregnant. Read More »
"Forcible Rape"
Behind Republicans' attempts to redefine rape. Read More »
Paul Ryan Backpedals
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What? Who me? Nah, I didn't say anything about rape and abortion. Read More »
Today's Lady News
legitimate rape song
Was It Legitimate Rape?
  • God bless singer Taylor Ferrera!  This song, “Legitimate Rape,” is so kickass: “I was a little drunk / illegitimate rape! / I know the rapist well / illegitimate rape! / my skirt was kinda short / illegitimate rape! / I’m married to the man / that’s a husband’s privilege.” Amazing.  [YouTube]
  • Blogger Amanda Marcotte on why “I’m pro-choice but … ” is a shitty thing to say. [Reproductive Health Reality Check]
  • New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd takes Todd Akin to task in one of the best columns she has ever written. [New York Times]
  • Krystal Ball, the former Democratic candidate in Virginia whose goofy party photos were used to slut-shame her by opponents, has rebuilt her life after the scandal. [NYMag.com]
  • On why Rep. Todd Akin didn’t really “misspeak.” [Slate] Keep reading »

Paul Ryan Backpedals On His Politically Inconvenient Views Regarding “Forcible Rape”

"Forcible Rape"
Behind Republicans' attempts to redefine rape. Read More »
Akin's Rape Science
Rep. Todd Akin says "legitimate rape victims" don't get pregnant. Read More »
Who's Paul Ryan?
Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Announces Rep. Paul Ryan As His Vice Presidential Pick
12 things to know about Mitt Romney's new running mate. Read More »
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Don't Pay Attention To My Extreme Views!

Poor anti-abortion Republicans. It must be so hard having the general public pay attention to your extremist views. Case in point: Mitt Romney’s vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is against legal abortion and joined Republicans — including Rep. Todd Akin! —  last year to try to rewrite language in the No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act (background here), saying government funding could only cover abortions in the case of “forcible rape.”

The language was rejected when more reasonable minds were horrified that a woman who had been roofied and raped would be told “no” if she asked for help terminating a pregnancy resulting from it. Because that’s rape, too.  The implication was, of course, that if a woman wasn’t “forcibly” raped — as in, a man jumps out from the behind the bushes — she might be lying and really doesn’t deserve to get help ending her pregnancy. You might even say she was not the victim of a “legitimate rape.” Keep reading »

“Hands Off, Crazy”: The “Call Me Maybe” Cover About Your Vagina

"Forcible Rape"
Behind Republicans' attempts to redefine rape. Read More »
Akin's Rape Science
Rep. Todd Akin says "legitimate rape victims" don't get pregnant. Read More »
I Had An Abortion
A mother writes about choosing to have an abortion. Read More »
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hands off crazy
It's My Vagina, So Hands Off, Crazy

Rachel Maddow apparently tweeted this “Call Me Maybe” cover the other night and I’m loving it: it’s called “Hands Off, Crazy” and it’s all about the politicians trying to take away your reproductive rights. It’s by a bunch of Virginia ladies (and one gent) who’ve got their eye on anti-abortion politician Ken Cucinelli (“Cooch”), but sadly could just as well BE about this idiot or that one or this one right here. The lyrics go something like “I’ve never met you / and this shady / it’s my vagina / so hands off, crazy / you’re on the far right / and women are angry / it’s my vagina / so hands off crazy!” The lyrics are definitely NSFW, so put headphones on! [YouTube]

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