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Boy Scouts Keeping Ban On Gay Scouts And Leaders

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  • The Boy Scouts of America announced today that they are keeping their policy banning gay scouts and gay leaders after a two-year policy review. I know this item has nothing to do with women, exactly. But homophobia does have to do with women, so I’m including it.  [New York Daily News]
  • The FDA has approved Truvada, the first-ever pill to prevent risk of infection by HIV. [The Daily Beast]
  • The Navy is introducing gender-neutral bathrooms on their ships. [Feministing]
  • Chik-Fil-A’s CEO and president addresses his company’s record of bigotry against gays and says he prays God forgives us “prideful, arrogant” marriage equality activists. [Blackbook, Think Progress] Keep reading »

Yahoo’s New CEO Marissa Mayer Is Seven Month’s Pregnant

Working At Home
This woman and her husband are both work-at-home parents. Read More »
SAHM Mom Speaks
Responding to Elizabeth Wurtzel's offensive piece in The Atlantic. Read More »
SAHM Study
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Stay-at-home-moms are more worried, sad and stressed, says poll. Read More »
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Everything The Frisky has ever written about feminism! Read More »
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Today in Ba-BOOM! news: Yahoo’s newly-appointed CEO Marissa Mayer, former VP of Google, is seven months pregnant. With a baby. Seven months pregnant with a baby and running a huge company. I know, right? Keep reading »

Woman Sues Church Of Scientology Over Alleged Forced Abortion

Scientology Under Fire
5 questions about Scientology that the Church does NOT want you to ask. Read More »
Katie's A Bad Ass
Five reasons why Katie Holmes is our new hero. Read More »
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Laura Ann DeCrescenzo, a former Scientologist who left the church in 2004, has filed a lawsuit against the Church of Scientology for allegedly forcing her to have an abortion when she was a teen. According to Radar Online, DeCrescenzo was recruited to the religion in New Mexico at age nine and moved away from her family to work for the Church in Los Angeles as a member of the Sea Org at age 12 . Her education apparently did not progress past the 7th grade while working at the church, contrary to what Scientologists had promised her family when she moved away from them. She married at age 16 and then at age 17, she became pregnant; she claims the church did not want her to have a child because they wanted get get more labor out of her. DeCrescenzo’s lawsuit alleges the church threatened to fire her from her job, kick her out of her home, and break her apart from her husband if she didn’t terminate the pregnancy. Additionally, DeCrescenzo’s lawsuit accused the religion of false imprisonment, as  the Church of Scientology reportedly restricted her access to TV, Internet, and the telephone, and opened and read all of her mail. Keep reading »

Louis C.K. Didn’t Defend Daniel Tosh’s Rape Joke After All

Daniel Tosh Rape Joke
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Daniel Tosh joked about a woman in audience getting raped by five men. Read More »
Tosh Is A Sexist Jerk
Sure, he "apologized," but he's still a lazy, sexist jerk. Read More »
Rape Joke Video
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Comedians who've made both funny and unfunny rape jokes. Read More »
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Louis C.K. on The Daily Show
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  • Comedian Louis C.K. hit up “The Daily Show” last night and addressed his tweet from last week that seemed to be in support of Daniel Tosh’s rape joke. C.K. said he was in Vermont on vacation and not following the controversy raging on the Internet; he sats innocently watched an episode of “Tosh.0″ and was compelled to tweet at Tosh that he liked his show. Then when he got back from vacation, he realized that he was getting called a “rape apologist” and had no idea what was going on. [The Daily Show] Keep reading »

Kate Middleton Is (Kinda Sorta) On The Cover Of Marie Claire South Africa

Kate's Cousin
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... a burlesque dancer who is posing for Playboy! Read More »
Bikini Pics!
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A honeymoon pic of Kate Middleton in a bikini is afoot. Read More »
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Kate Middleton is humiliated
... that she has to curtsy to the royal "blood princesses." Read More »
Morning Quickies
Liam and Miley would like the stork to visit soon. Read More »
  • Kate Middleton is on the cover of South Africa’s Marie Claire magazine … at least, her artistic rendering is. The mag’s editor called the image “a hyper-real illustration of Kate, meant to be a fan art tribute to fashion’s new royal icon.” Okay, sure. [Socialite Life]
  • The Internet thought Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were married for a hot second this weekend. [Betty Confidential]
  • A family friend of George Zimmerman, the Florida man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, has come forward to say he sexually abused her for 10 years from age six to 19. Trigger warning for these ones. [Huffington Post, Uptown Magazine]

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Mississippi Museum To Lesbian Couple: You’re Not Welcome Here

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  • A publicly-funded museum in Mississippi refuses to allow a lesbian couple to hold a commitment ceremony on their grounds. The Masonic Hall at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum told Ceara Sturgis and Emily Key that it has a policy against same-sex couples. [Think Progress]
  • Marissa Meyer from Google has allegedly been appointed Yahoo’s new CEO, according to reports. [The Wrap]
  • On how President Obama could do more to protect immigrant women. [WomensENews]
  • Nine funny women who don’t defend Daniel Tosh’s rape joke. [Yahoo Shine] Keep reading »
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