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Judge Not Sure “Pregnant Man” Is A Man

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  • An Arizona judge is delaying the divorce of “the pregnant man” Tom Beatie, a trans man who was biologically born a woman, from his wife. The judge says he is not certain of Beatie’s gender and AZ does not recognize gay marriage. [New York Daily News]
  • A lesbian super PAC (a fundraising group for politicians) is giving $50,000 to the campaign of Rep. Tammy Badwin. If elected, she would be the first openly gay member of the Senate. [Queerty]
  • What is “reproductive abuse” and how do you know if you are a victim of it? [Madame Noire]
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Former Susan G. Komen Exec Karen Handel Writes Anti-Planned Parenthood Book

Grants Pulled
Susan G. Komen for the Cure has halted grants to Planned Parenthood. Read More »
Komen Site Hacked
Komen hack photo
Susan G. Komen for the Cure's web site was hacked. Read More »
Karen Handel Resigns
Karen Handel has left Komen after the funding controversy. Read More »

God bless America, the land where you can resign from your job in shame after doing something douchey and then turn around and blame it on the victim of your attack.  I speak, of course, of Karen Handel, an anti-abortion ex-politician and former executive of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, who resigned in February after attempting to defund Planned Parenthood. Although Komen’s grants were only used for cancer screenings, PP was targeted because some clinics perform abortions.

Handel has signed a deal with Simon & Schuster for a book called Planned Bullyhood, out in September. Planned Bullyhood, huh? Because giving Pap smears to low-income women who have no other health care options is so bullying! “Glee” should do a dance number! Get Lady Gaga on the phone! Anti-abortion activists were born this way! Keep reading »

“Married With Children”‘s Katey Sagal Trashes Ann Romney At Roseanne’s Roast

Romney Vs. Rosen
Was Hilary Rosen wrong in her comments about Ann Romney? Read More »
On Marrying Up
Let's be realistic about the finances it takes to raise a family. Read More »
2012 Election
All of The Frisky's posts about the 2012 election. Read More »
Katy Sagal at Roseanne's Roast
Bad Mom?

Roseanne Barr wasn’t the only lady in the hot seat on Sunday night’s Comedy Central roast: Mitt Romney’s wife Ann Romney also took a punch. It was delivered by Katey Sagal, the actress who played chronically disinterested mom Peg Bundy on “Married With Children.” Sagal quipped:

Roseanne, I feel honored that you and I broke new ground as TV moms who didn’t cook, didn’t clean, and didn’t make any money. In the ’90s that made you a bad mom, but today it makes you Mitt Romney’s wife. Keep reading »

Zach Galifianakis Is Off The Market, Ladies

Zach In A Bathing Suit
You know you want this. Read More »
Between Two Ferns
With Jennifer Aniston and Tila Tequila! Read More »
Zach Lights Up
Smoking weed is fine... as long as it's not on live TV. Read More »
  • Zach Galifianakis is married! “The Hangover” star wed longtime girlfriend, non-profit worker Quinn Lundberg, on August 11 at a farm in Vancouver, Canada. (She also appears from this photo to be taller than Zach.) Congratulations, you two! [TODAY]
  • Chad Ochocino’s wife Evelyn Lozada has spoken out after he was arrested on Saturday night for allegedly headbutting her during an argument. “I am deeply disappointed that Chad has failed to take responsibility for his actions and made false accusations against me,” the reality TV star told TMZ. “It is my sincere hope that he seeks the help he needs to overcome his troubles. Domestic violence is not okay and hopefully my taking a stand will help encourage other women to break their silence as well.” [Uptown Magazine]
  • Kristen Chenoweth will leave “The Good Wife” cast after a recent head injury on-set put her in the hospital. Get well soon, Kristen. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Lady Gaga versus PETA — now this should be interesting. [PopCrush] Keep reading »

10 Fun, Fearless Facts About Helen Gurley Brown

RIP Helen
Cosmopolitan's Helen Gurley Brown has died. Read More »
Helen Booted From Cosmo
How Helen Gurley Brown got booted from Cosmopolitan mag. Read More »
Cosmo Sex Advice
Can you tell the real advice from the fake BS we made up? Read More »
Helen Gurley Brown photo

Rivulets of mascara are streaming from big, false lashed-eyes everywhere: yesterday legendary Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown died in New York City at age 90.

It is not an exaggeration to say that Brown’s influence as a feminist and sex-positive editor of a major women’s magazine has left an indelible imprint on our popular culture, including on ladyblogs like The Frisky. (Yes, even though some of those Cosmo sex tips are dopey.) She may not have always gotten the respect she deserved in her lifetime — and there will no doubt be Cosmo detractors upon her death — but I would like to share with you some facts from this incredible woman’s life. In fact, she was declared a living legend by the New York Landmarks Conservancy!

Helen Gurley Brown is an editor, writer and woman whom I truly look up to for her ball-busting ways … here’s why.

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UPDATE: Be Still, My Heart: Scenes From The “West Wing Movie”!

The Newsroom's Problem
The Newsroom
On Aaron Sorkin and "The Newsroom"'s woman problem. Read More »
Sorkin Sexist?
aaron sorkin photo
Aaron Sorkin responds to critiques of "The Social Network"'s misogyny. Read More »
Sorkin's Next Act
Aaron Sorkin is penning a movie about the John Edwards scandal. Read More »

Update, 10:25: There is no “West Wing” movie. Josh Malina is just an asshole who is toying with my heart. The cast reunited to film a PSA, possibly for Funny Or Die. So disappointed. [SPI]

Missing C.J. Cregg in your life? Me, too. Good to know then, that over the weekend, “West Wing” actor Josh Malina tweeted a pic of what appears to be Allison Janney (C.J.) and Bradley Whitford (Josh) working on a scene with the caption, “I can’t say what super-secret set I’m on, but it rhymes with Bwest Bwing Bmovie.” Another pic showed Richard Schiff (Toby) hustling around all-Toby-ishly and another pic appears to be Whitford getting a hug with the caption “This time it’s for real, people.”

I can sum up my reaction in one word: Yiiiiiiiiiii! I hope Malina does not get in trouble for his super-secret tweets. Creator Aaron Sorkin seems like he gives hard spankings. [Img.ly]

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