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Today In Squee: This Adorable Dalmatian Lamb

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It's A Lamb With Black Spots!

Rough week? It is nothing that a spotted baby lamb with an adopted dalmatian mommy can’t fix. And you get your mind out of the gutter, young lady — she is the cross between “a pure-bred white Dorper ram and a Doper and Van Rooy ewe.” Whatever that means, it is too cute for words. I am never eating lamb chops again! [YouTube]

Shirtless Mark Zuckerberg Photo Is Posted Online

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  • This shirtless Mark Zuckerberg photo, posted by a fellow Facebook employee on the site imgur, is oddly compelling for those of us curious what the chest hair on the CEO of Facebook looks like. The pic was removed seconds later but was happily screen-captured for all your nerd-boy lusting needs. [TMZ]
  • Here are pics from the set of “Arrested Development,” which is filming again. You’re welcome. [Socialite Life]
  • The Anti-Defamation League blasted Joan Rivers for referring to Costco as “Nazi Germany” for refusing to carry her new book because of its content.  [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Taylor Swift has already introduced her new dude — he’s a Kennedy —  to her parents. Girl works fast. [PopCrush]
  • Mariah Carey is doing a nail polish line for OPI. Who wants to bet there will be Glitter? Zing! I’ll be here all week, folks. [Uptown Magazine] Keep reading »

“There Are No Feminists On My Team,” Says U.S. Women’s Basketball Coach

  • The U.S. women’s Olympic basketball team coach Geno Auriemma has said that “there are no feminists on my team … we’re not running around burning our bras trying to make people believe in our team.” I guess he is trying to say talent wins out above all?  But way to not understand feminism at all, dude. The reason the team you coach is allowed to play in the Olympics is because of women’s equality. [Blisstree]
  • …. nevertheless, NPR declares it the “Year Of The Woman” at the London Olympics. [NPR]
  • A woman who braids hair has won a federal lawsuit against the state of Utah over regulations that would have required her to get a cosmetology license. The state of Utah could not prove that hair braiders — who oftentimes are immigrant women for whom attaining a cosmetology license would be a struggle — were a threat to public health. [Seattle Times] Keep reading »

Football Player On The NFL’s First-Ever Female Ref: “Deal With It”

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“Female, male, dog, cat, as long as they’re calling the right calls and they know what they’re doing out there, it really doesn’t matter. It’s a person. She’ll see the same things as a man. She knows how to blow the whistle the same way. It’s going to be something weird to see, but you deal with it and just roll.”

– This was Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley speaking in regards to Shannon Eastin, who last night, became the first-ever woman to referee an NFL game. Yup, history was made. I haven’t seen a plague of locusts descending yet, so I think everyone is going to be okay! [Fox Sports]

Gay Rights, Planned Parenthood On Agenda At Democratic National Convention

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Next month the Democratic National Convention will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Democratic delegates will nominate President Barack Obama for their candidate. Such events are not just about nominating a candidate, though, but an overall PR blitz for their party’s values.

Politico has seen drafts (“a starting point”) of convention-planning documents describing the DNC’s alleged plans, most notable of which will include pairs of individuals discussing Obama’s policies in comparison to Mitt Romney’s. But it is the precise people they suggest that leaves a slightly bad taste in my mouth. Instead of a gay couple — the documents explicitly say “not a gay couple” — one pair will be a “parent and a gay son or daughter.” Another pair, who will discuss Planned Parenthood, will be a “husband who talks about how a Pap smear saved his wife’s life,” as well as his spouse.

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Old Sexist Dude Concerned Olympic Athletes Are Unfeminine

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“Broad-shouldered, flat-chested women with small hips; [they are] totally indistinguishable from men. Their breasts – the symbol of womanhood, motherhood – flattened into stubs as they were seen as mere hindrances to speed. I am not even talking about female javelin throwers, shot-put athletes, weightlifters, wrestlers and boxers. Their appearance is just pathetic.”

You know how sometimes crusty old dudes say laughably sexist things? Like, things you can’t even waste the energy getting offended about because they’re so preposterous? Meet Turkish columnist Yuksel Aytut, who wrote a column called “Womanhood Is Dying At The Olympics.” Yes, seriously. Womanhood is dying. All those female athletes are running, swimming and kicking soccer balls when they should be back at home rubbing their husband’s feet. Such a shame!

Oof. Obviously this man has not clicked through a slideshow of women’s beach volleyball butts. [WonketteDaily Mail UK]

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