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On “Jilted,” Watch Brides-To-Be Suffer Crushing Heartbreak (Or Maybe Get Married)

Nothing says true love like watching women humiliated on national television. Following in the grand wedding-related reality show tradition of “Bridalplasty,” “Bridezillas,” and “Platinum Weddings,” WEtv’s new show “Jilted” stars marriage-starved women who give their commitment-phobic men an ultimatum: marry me or pack your bags. Because ultimatums always go so well. Keep reading »

Amelia Sounds Off On Dating While Feminist

Hit pause on that “Dancing With The Stars” clip, because you’re going to want to watch our editor-in-chief Amelia sound off on dating while feminist! Who should pay for birth control? Should you take your husband’s last name? Why is gender equality important in a relationship? Amelia’s got all the answers, duh! The video is produced by blogger Lena Chen from SexReally.com and also includes Frisky contributor Chloe Angyal. (Isn’t her Australian accent just lovely?) Let us know about your experiences with dating while feminist in the comments. [YouTube] Keep reading »

“Ugly Betty” Actor Michael Brea Killed Mom With Samurai Sword

Sad, disturbing news in New York City last night: actor Michael Brea, 31, who had small roles on “Ugly Betty” and in “Step Up 3D,” was arrested after killing his mother with a samurai sword. Police said Brea hacked up and decapitated his 55-year-old mom, Yannick Brea, in the middle of the night while screaming Bible passages. Police had been called earlier in the evening to the apartment for a domestic disturbance, but they left soon after, according to The New York Post. Keep reading »

Barbara Bush Didn’t Show Dubya A Fetus In A Jar — The Maid Did, Silly


Fresh off of telling Sarah Palin to stay up in Alaska, former First Lady Barbara Bush set the record straight with Larry King about her son’s bizarro “fetus in a jar” story in his new memoir, Decisions Points. Keep reading »

Tesco Knocks Off Kate Middleton’s Engagement Dress For $25

Another day, another royal wedding knockoff: The European chain store Tesco (like an American Kmart) has quickly brought a cheapo replica of princess bride Kate Middleton‘s engagement dress to the shelves. Kate’s royal blue dress from the designer Issa cost roughly $630, while the lighter blue, shorter-sleeved Tesco version is a mere $25. I don’t really think the knockoff looks anything like the original. But then again, neither do those copycat engagement rings. When they manage to knock off a rich, handsome prince, then I’ll be impressed. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

Spanish Youth To Be Sorely Disappointed By Actual, Not-So-Orgasmic Voting

Democracy: important, but not very sexy. Enter this commercial for voting by the Spanish political party Young Socialists of Catalunya which assures citizens, “Voting is a pleasure!”

Does this mean if you refuse to cast your ballot for the lesser of two evils, that you’re frigid? [Guanabee] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Iran Might Not Execute Adulteress After All

  • The head of Iran’s High Human Rights Council said the country may not execute Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, a mother of two sentenced to death for adultery. It seems that human rights activists around the world — including French First Lady Carla Bruni — don’t like it when you kill people over something like marital fidelity. [AFP]
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said yet again that she’s not running for president in 2012. “I am very happy doing what I’m doing, and I am not in any way interested in or pursuing anything in elective office,” she said. [NYMag.com]
  • A 19-year-old college freshman allegedly committed suicide in September, nine days after she accused a Notre Dame football player of sexually assaulting her. Lizzy Seeburg, who attended neighboring St. Mary’s College, told police she was attacked on August 31. Three weeks later, she was found dead of an alleged prescription drug overdose. Notre Dame has remained mostly quiet about the incident. [Chicago Tribune, USA Today]
  • A Hooters restaurant has opened up in Cardiff in the U.K., complete with 56 Hooters Girls, despite a crazy amount of opposition. [The Guardian]

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Why Do Women Think Political Points Are Best Made While Topless?

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Q&A With Lilly Ledbetter

Lilly Ledbetter is living history

Goodyear Tire Company in Alabama

Don’t you just love when you meet a feisty old granny? Keep reading »

Chile’s Domestic Violence PSA Fail

Guys who beat women are bad dudes? Sure. Guys who beat women are “fa**ots”? Chile’s National Women’s Service perhaps needs a refresher course on this whole “treating all human beings with dignity and respect” thing. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

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