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Rape Jokes: I Can’t Believe You Clapped For That

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 »
Tosh Grope Jokes
"Tosh 2.0" suggests dudes grope women for laughs. Read More »
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Rape Is Hilaaaaarious

Louis C.K. just got 100 percent lamer, in my opinion. I just watched this rape joke reel put together by the feminist org, the Women’s Media Center, to show that Daniel Tosh’s not-funny rape joke last week was not an abheration to comedy. (You can read the whole backstory here.) Tosh has made plenty of other not-funny rape jokes in the past and both Dave Chapelle and Louis C.K. — who came to Tosh’s defense on Twitter — have wasted some precious comedy capital as well. As the WMC puts it, these are all rape jokes that comedians make for cheap laughs. They do nothing to make a statement about our culture. I hope that one day Louis’ daughters grow up and ask him, “Daddy, why were you making jokes about rape?” (Daniel Tosh, you can kindly not procreate, kthx.) [Women's Media Center(Put your headphones on at work, because the audio is NSFW.)

[Personally, I think most of these jokes are being presented out of context. Some of them -- having seen them in full context -- are actually "good" rape jokes in my opinion, while others are cheap. Kind of hard to judge their quality when taken out of context though. Or, as George Carlin's voice references at the end, out of their full construct. -- Editor]

NASCAR Fans Jeer Lady Driver For Sucking (But Do It Sexistly So)

NASCAR Romance
These racing hunks will have you going full throttle. Read More »
Nerd Girl Porn
10 sexy NASCAR drivers we want to take on a ride. Read More »
NASCAR Date?
The "Bachelor" went on a date to a NASCAR track. Read More »

There’s criticism (“You suck”) and then there’s criticism that hits below the belt because it gets specific about someone’s race, gender, or sexuality (“You suck because you’re fag”). The latter is what happened this weekend to NASCAR driver Amber Cope, whose not-good driving interfered with a more experienced driver. As the car blog Jalopnik puts it, Amber Cope and her twin sister Angela Cope “have been trying to work their way into racing with mostly weak results.” But that doesn’t mean the appropriate way to criticize either one of them for a job poorly done is to use the word “c**t.” Keep reading »

Kate Upton Responds To Fat-Shaming Blogger

“I’m not going to starve just to be thin. I want to enjoy life and I can’t if I’m not eating and miserable.”

– Here’s Kate Upton in the UK’s Sun saying she doesn’t give an eff that some “thinspiration” bloggers think she’s fat. An anonymous blogger who calls herself Skinny Gurl at a pro-anorexia site called Skinny Gossip had written of Upton: “Huge thighs, NO waist, big fat floppy boobs, terrible body definition — she looks like a squishy brick. Is this what American women are “striving” for now? The lazy, lardy look? Have we really gotten so fat in this country that Kate is the best we can aim for? Sorry, but: eww!”

Last week, in response to the ensuing controversy, Skinny Gurl promised she would remove the Starving Tips Of The Day from her blog and include links to resources on eating disorders and mental illness. [Huffington Post]

Judge Keeps Mississippi’s Only Abortion Clinic Open For Now

No Abortion Clinic?
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Will Mississippi become the first state without an abortion clinic? Read More »
Clinic Open For Now
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Judge blocks law that would have closed Mississippi's one clinic. Read More »
Screwed By Sex Ed
Mississippi learns the hard way abstinence-only sex ed sucks. Read More »
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A federal judge has blocked parts of a law that would effectively force Missisippi’s one remaining abortion clinic to shut down. However, the judge allowed certain restrictions of the MS legislature’s new abortion-restricitng law to remain. MS had passed a law, which went into effect July 1, that required doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at a local hospital.  OB/GYNs at the Jackson Women’s Health Organization have applied for such privileges, but have not yet been granted them. Last week, a federal judge said the doctors need to acquire their admitting privileges but while they do so, they will not be subject to punishment for breaking the law. Keep reading »

Miley Cyrus Wants To Get Preggo, Stat

  • Miley Cyrus reportedly wants to start poppin’ out babies soon with fiancé Liam Hemsworth at the ripe old age of 19. Also, Miley is a blonde now! [Celebrity Cafe, PopCrush]
  • Uma Thurman gave birth yesterday to her third child, her first with boyfriend Arpad Busson. The actress has two children with ex-husband Ethan Hawke. Mazel tov! [US Weekly]
  • Sylvester Stallone’s son Sage Stallone, 36, was found dead on Friday afternoon from an alleged pill overdose. [Betty Confidential]
  • In more depressing news, Usher’s 11-year-old stepson Kile Glover may be taken off life support. The boy has been brain dead for over a week after being badly injured in a jet ski accident. [PopCrush]
  • This Justin Bieber lookalike likes to freak out fans outside hotels. [The FW]
  • Lord have mercy, the Lohans are procreating. Michael Lohan is reportedly expecting a child with his girlfriend Kate Major. [TMZ] Keep reading »
Miley Engaged
Miley Cyrus engaged
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are engaged! Read More »
Secretly Married?
Miley Cyrus married photo
Liam and Miley might already be man and wife. Read More »
Sex Is Magical, Says Miley
Miley Cyrus is talking some sense about young people and sex. Read More »

Kate Middleton’s Burlesque Performer Cousin Katrina Darling Will Pose For Playboy

Stripping Vs. Burlesque
Dita Von Teese on the difference between the two. Read More »
Fired For Stripping
Sarah Tressler stripper photo
Reporter fired for stripping files gender discrimination complaint. Read More »
Quiz: Stripper Shoes?
Are these designer or stripper shoes? Take the quiz. Read More »
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The “fun gene” in the Middleton family didn’t all just go to Pippa! Some of it went to Katrina Darling, a pinup/burlesque performer who just so happens to be related to the Duchess Of Cambridge. Okay, so she is a distant cousin — but related nonetheless. Katrina Darling will shake what her mama gave her in an eight-page Playboy spread being published this September. The petite pinup has recently quit her job as a banker to become an exotic dancer full time. Maybe when things get a little boring around the palace, which I imagine is often, Kate Middleton can skip over to her cousin’s haunts to learn some burlesque moves to impress William. (Or Harry.)  [Daily Mail UK] [Photo: YvetteBessels.com]

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