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Male Veterans Get Job Training, Female Veterans Get Knitting Class

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  • A North Carolina ministry has been hit with a sex-discrimination complaint after it was found that it provides job training services in fields like truck driving and culinary arts only to men. The alleged job training  for women includes Bible study, yoga, art therapy — here’s the kicker —and knitting. All of these are truly helpful skills for the job search. The best part is that the Asheville Buncome Community Christian Ministry receives federal funding for this! [Think Progress]
  • A lesbian in Omaha, Nebraska, who had homophobic slurs carved into her skin by three masked men on Sunday spoke out publicly for the first time yesterday. [CNN]
  • Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has pledged $2.5 million to help pass same-sex marriage in Washington state. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Wants A Hawk At His 30th Birthday Party

Be My BF: Taco Cop
This guy got arrested for giving a cop tacos instead of his ID. Read More »
Be My BF: Zebra Drunk
This guy took his zebra and parrot to the bar with him, natch. Read More »
Be My BF: Cat Singer
This guy sang "Kiss From A Rose" to his pet cat. Read More »

I saw this Craigslist ad looking for a falconer to bring “an aggressive flying killing machine” to a 30th birthday posted on Facebook. I’m not sure if it’s for a party held by my old colleague who posted it on Facebook, or someone else, but it doesn’t matter: I want this Craigslist author to be my boyfriend. You know why? He knows what he wants. He wants someone with a “badass bird of prey, a “cool leather bird glove” and a “tiny bird helmet that the bird wears.” So few people know what they want in the world but this man is decisive.

And also, he will “understand if you weren’t comfortable letting a stranger hold an aggressive flying killing machine in my apartment.” But he hopes you are. This means he is flexible. That is also a quality we see too little of these days.

This sounds like it is going to be a bitchin’ party. I hope all his 30th birthday dreams come true. Find me, Falcon Boy. Seek me out! I’ll bring the dead mice. [Craigslist]

Study: Brains See Men As People, Women As Body Parts

Objectification
New study measures the objectification of women. Read More »
Ways To Love Your Body
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Reducing women to boobs and bums isn’t just the modus operandi of the Spike Network, and 13-year-old boys. A new study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology says that all our brains, regardless of our gender, view men as “people” but see women cumulatively as their body parts.

Oh, how we could Gender Studies 101 the shit out of this one! Keep reading »

Charlize Theron “Fuming” Over Kristen Stewart And Rupert Sanders’ Cheating Scandal

Who Is Liberty Ross?
Six things to know about Rupert Sanders' model wife. Read More »
Rob Moves Out
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Robert Pattinson moves out amidst Kristen Stewart cheating scandal. Read More »
Defending K-Stew
She did a bad, bad thing, but didn't we all at 22? Read More »
  • Kristen Stewart’s “Snow White & the Huntsman” co-star Charlize Theron is supposedly “fuming” that director Rupert Sanders hooked up with Stewart, as she’s “very tight” with Sanders’ wife Liberty Ross, who also appeared in the film. “Charlize had no idea what was going on between Rupert and Kristen and now feels completely betrayed by the whole incident,” Radar gushed. [RadarOnline]
  • Also, Kristen Stewart scandalously once took Rupert Sanders’ eldest child out for ice cream. Stop the presses! [Celeb Dirty Laundry]
  • An anonymous pal says “heartbroken” Rob was going to propose to Kristen. [New York Daily News]
  • But don’t worry — a celebrity psychic says they’ll get back together. [Celeb Psychic]
  • However, there are skeptics who just think the Robsten cheating scandal is “the most tragically romantic PR stunt ever.” [Crushable] Keep reading »

Robert Pattinson Moves Out Amidst Kristen Stewart Cheating Scandal

Liberty Ross Is Pissed
The wife of Rupert Sanders uses Instagram to snark Kristen Stewart. Read More »
Kristen Apologizes
K-Stew apologizes for cheating. Read More »
Rupert Apologizes
Rupert Sanders and Kristen Stewart photo
"Snow White" director Rupert Sanders releases an apology. Read More »
Twihards React
robsten is unbroken
The Twihards have some very strong opinions about K-Stew cheating. Read More »
  • Robert Pattinson has reportedly moved out of the Los Feliz home he shared with girlfriend Kristen Stewart following the dropped-bomb that she cheated on him with her married “Snow White & The Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders. Wagging tongues also report the pair were seen fighting backstage at the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, where he looked “miserable” and she “was pleading.” [StarpulseNew York Post]
  • And here’s more paparazzi pics of Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders canoodling. Lord. Were they trying to get caught? [ONTD]
  • A lot of lamely-sourced rumors say that Jon Hamm and longtime girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt are either “on a break” or he’s screwing around behind her back. The evidence? He’s taken some photos with pretty women and bought drinks for random women at a bar in Brooklyn. Meh. I hope these rumors are not true. Hammfeldt are my relationship role models! [Celebitchy]
  • Hoax alert! That Entertainment Weekly cover claiming Matt Bomer has been cast as Christian Grey in the film version of “50 Shades Of Grey” is a big ol’ fake. [Celebrity Cafe] Keep reading »

Australian Newspaper Asks If Swimmer Leisel Jones Is Too Fat

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Olympic beach volleyball players can wear shorts or bikinis. Read More »
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  • Australian newspaper the Herald Sun posted a poll asking whether Olympic swimmer Leisel Jones was too fat alongside pictures of Jones in her swimsuit. A caption read, “The Olympic veteran’s figure is in stark contrast to that of 2008.” The poll has since been removed from the website and her teammates, as well as other Aussie swimmers, have come to her defense. It’s your fourth time at the Olympics, girl! Be like Beyoncé and don’t give a fuck what people are saying about you on the Internet! [NY Daily NewsYahoo]
  • Could this be?! Are House Republicans softening on birth control coverage in health care reform?! [Think Progress]
  • XX Factor blogger Amanda Marcotte on how the death of Tonya Reaves is not an argument for banning abortion. [Slate] Keep reading »
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