“I’m totally aware that I’ve never given anyone a reason to praise me for my acting talents. So to sit here and complain, ‘Why don’t people recognize me as an actress?’ would be outrageous. It’s my responsibility to prove that they should.”
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- The editor of Philadelphia magazine did not have his contract renewed in part because he gave a framed photo of a cyst removed from his testicle to a female staffer. Um, sexual harassment anyone? Larry Platt apparently gave this photo as “gift” to a departing female staffer. Framed? Who would frame something like that? [Philly.com]
- Pay attention, anti-abortion extremists! Human fetuses cannot feel pain before 24 weeks, according to a study by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. [AP]
- Police say 10 “angry women” detained a 20-year-old man who was peeping inside the dressing rooms at a thrift store in Church Hill, Tennessee. The women blocked the doors to the shop until police arrived. Talk about teamwork! [AP]
It’s never too early for baby’s first debt reduction program, right? This rubbery credit card teether by Heelarious, the folks who sell high-heels for babies, carries the name “Ima Spender.” Thankfully anyone who drools on this toy is too young to read. Seems like a waste of $10, though: everybody knows babies like to chew on your car keys and then drop them in the toilet. [Heelarious.com via Feministing] Keep reading »
Out in paperback now: the book Smart Girls Marry Money: How Women Have Been Duped Into the Romantic Dream—And How They’re Paying For It, by Elizabeth Ford and Daniela Drake. Forget for a moment that they annoyingly refer to grown women as “girls” in their title and check out their thesis: because, for a variety of reasons, men earn more money than women, it’s a wise move to marry someone who can provide for you and your family. Keep reading »
When your dad is the Rolling Stones‘ Keith Richards and your mom is model/photographer Patti Hansen, posing nude in French Playboy is an interesting career choice. But whatevs, maybe Alexandra Richards really likes her nakey time.
After the jump, more of Alexandra’s NSFW French Playboy pics: Keep reading »
No video game could be quite so depraved as “Bonetown,” the world’s first action-adventure porno video game. But a new game called “Privates” rachets up the shock factor. Tiny soldiers storm through the human body’s private parts, blasting STDs, sperm and poop and yelling nonsense like, “Oh hey, look, a massive vagina!” Keep reading »
“I never tried to use anything besides my own sweat and blood and talent to get somewhere. I think that anyone who’s out there trying to bring down why any woman would get anywhere, or why we’re different, just needs to f**king turn her f**king computer off, take the sandwich out of her mouth and go for a goddamn f**king walk. You know what? Just walk it off, bitch. Just walk it off, bitch.”
— Olivia Munn, the newest correspondent for “The Daily Show,” on the media flurry about her trial period as the show’s second female correspondent. Modeling for lads mags like Playboy, Maxim, and FHM in your underpants probably helped you in the “sweat and blood and talent” department, Olivia. Just sayin’ you shouldn’t be quite so dismissive. Most of us aren’t Neutrogena models.
Apparently it’s not enough to play at Wimbledon with your bum hanging out, ladies.
Lingerie football, like puppy football, is not a real sport. But three cable networks are interested in broadcasting titillating tackles, according to Mitchell Mortaza, the Lingerie Football League’s founder. And why wouldn’t they want to broadcast it? According to the Orlando Sentinel, the games have the potential, from a business perspective, to be the most lucrative women’s sport — er, “sport.” The fact the women submit head shots for the pleasure of playing in bras, panties and garter belts apparently is negligible. “The women are comfortable once they understand how they’re positioned as athletes,” Mortaza told the Orlando Sentinel. “We don’t see it being an issue.” Yeah, I bet it’s really empowering, too! [Orlando Sentinel] Keep reading »
- An international study of female scientists found a wage gap exists six to 10 years after finishing their PhD’s. Male scientists’ salaries can grow to be anywhere from 18 to 40 percent higher than their lady counterparts over time. [Vancouver Sun]
- Underinsured African-American women die more often from breast cancer than underinsured white women, according to a new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. This occurs even when the women are treated at the same hospital by the same doctors, suggesting disparities in health care even before the women get diagnosed with breast cancer. [Reuters]
- Police in Seattle say several women have reported a cyclist slapping them on the butt while they walk or jog in the park. Ew! [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]