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Grocery Store Launches “Man Aisle” In Dopey Publicity Stunt

Sexist Parking Spaces
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German mayor helpfully allocates parking spaces just for dudes. Read More »
Dr. Pepper's "Manly" Soda
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Dr. Pepper Ten says it's "not for women." Read More »
On "Man Caves"
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Why are we told men need "man caves" to be happy? Read More »

Great publicity stunt, Westside Market NYC! You’ve launched a thousand feminist blogs into a tizzy about the “man aisle” in your grovery store, which is stocked with everything a dudely dude would need on a grocery trip. All the food groups: booze, barbecue sauce, chips, and razors. The store’s CEO George Joskowitz told New York Post he was inspired to create a “man aisle” after reading an ESPN study that found 31 percent of men are grocery shopping for their families, up from 14 percent in the 1980s. (Thirty-one percent? That’s all? I dunno, those numbers sound really off.) And you know what families need: booze, barbecue sauce, chips, and razors. Joskowitz bragged that “you can pretty much stand here [and] not move two feet” to get all your shopping done. Unless you need things like milk, eggs and cereal. Or diapers. Or go on a tampon run for your hormonal girlfriend who is back at the house sobbing into her stuffed animals. Because let’s face it, guys. That’s the only reason you’d be a woman’s domain in the first place, amirite? [New York Post]

Sarah Palin’s Succinct Explanation For Why Her Family Does Reality Shows

Homphobic Fight
Bristol Palin's reality show premieres with a homophobic bar fight. Read More »
Bristol Vs. Gays
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Bristol Palin wags her finger at Obama for supporting gay marriage. Read More »
"Trial Marriage"
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Bristol Palin renames sinful activities, like living in sin with her boyfriend. Read More »

“I’m certainly not doing it for the money, no! … Our family’s mantra is to live life vibrantly.”

– This is Sarah Palin‘s response to questions about her family’s embrace of television, which, if you are keeping count, started with “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” moved on to “Bristol Palin: Life’s A Tripp,” and will soon include Todd Palin in a new game show called “Stars Earn Stripes.” It’s all about living life vibrantly, everyone! [NYMag.com]

Twihards Overreact To Kristen Stewart Cheating Scandal

K-Stew Apology
Kristen Stewart apologized for cheating on Rob with her director. Read More »
Robert And Kristen
The director of "Twilight" says they had instant heat. Read More »
Director Apologizes
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"Snow White" director Rupert Sanders apologizes for smooch. Read More »
  • These Twihards are not happy over the Kristen Stewart cheating scandal. Oh man, these “Keep Calm Because Robsten Is Unbroken” meme is ridic. [BuzzFeedThe FW]
  • New couple alert? Katy Perry is supposedly hooking up with John Mayer. [PopCrush]
  • Another new couple alert: Demi Moore was spotted with younger actor Martin Henderson. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • “Game Of Thrones” actress Lena Headey has filed from divorce. [ONTD]
  • Fifty shades of play! A guide to the toys in 50 Shades Of Grey. [Em & Lo] Keep reading »

“Snow White” Director Rupert Sanders Apologizes For Kristen Stewart Smooch

K-Stew Apology
Kristen Stewart apologized for cheating on Rob with her director. Read More »
Robert And Kristen
The director of "Twilight" says they had instant heat. Read More »
  • The weirdest news story of the day just got weirder: “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders has issued a public apology for his fling with Kristen Stewart, which was plastered on the cover of Us Weekly. “I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family,” he said in a statement. “My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart. I am praying that we can get through this together.” K-Stew also apologized via public statement. Presumably Robert Pattinson will issue a statement offering his forgiveness as well? [Celebuzz]
  • Randomly, Lady Gaga has weighed in on the Robsten cheating scandal and came to Kristen’s defense. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Kim Kardashian may have another engagement ring sliding onto her finger soon, this time made from jewelry in Kanye West’s late mother’s collection. [PopCrush]
  • Five ways to make sex with the well-endowed more comfortable. [Em & Lo]
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Doctors Must Inform Women Of Nonexistent Abortion-Suicide Link, Court Rules

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  • Doctors in South Dakota must inform women of a nonexistent link between having an abortion and a risk of suicide, a federal appeals court has ruled. The ruling pertains to a 2005 law that will require doctors to tell a woman before her abortion that “the abortion will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being,” and inform her of the “statistically significant risk factors” such as the “increased risk of suicide ideation and suicide.” Except that risk doesn’t exist. I believe that is called a “lie.” [Wall Street JournalRaw Story]
  • Sam’s Club is dropping its advertising support of “The Rush Limbaugh Show” following sexist comments made towards Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law Student whom Limbaugh derided as a “slut.” Over 150 businesses have also left the show. [Feminist.org]
  • 150 115 years after her birth, let’s remember Amelia Earhart as a feminist pioneer. [Christian Science Monitor] Keep reading »

Comic Eddie Griffin Taunts Lesbian Couple During Stand Up, Gets Drink Thrown At Him

Tosh Is A Sexist Jerk
Sure, he "apologized," but he's still a lazy, sexist jerk. Read More »
Tosh Grope Jokes
"Tosh 2.0" suggests dudes grope women for laughs. Read More »
Daniel Tosh Rape Joke
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Daniel Tosh joked about a woman in audience getting raped by five men. Read More »

Two weeks have passed since Daniel Tosh joked that it would be funny if five guys raped a woman in his audience and the shit hit the fan. But did no one learn anything about how to handle a heckler?

Seemingly not. Comic Eddie Griffin is going to may be sued — and he took a thrown drink to the face! — for taunting a female audience member about being a lesbian.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, Fiona Walsh, 39, of San Jose, went with her partner Leslie Champlin to go see Griffin perform at Tommy T’s Comedy Club. During the show, they sat in front of the stage. As the set wore on, Walsh thought the comedian was drunk and not very funny. Onstage, Griffin noticed Walsh wasn’t laughing and (drunkenly perhaps) told her she looked “rigid” and like a “librarian.” At some point during all this, he noticed Champlin’s hand on Walsh’s shoulder and started yelling at the couple about their sexuality; he offered to have sex with them, saying he would “show them a good time,” and pumped his hips in Walsh’s face from the stage. She then threw a drink at him and he threw water bottles right back. The couple was “escorted out” of the club while other audience members hollered.

Again we have a case of a comedian 1) acting like a major dick to his audience and 2) not being funny while doing so. But this situation is different than the recent one with Daniel Tosh. Keep reading »

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