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Why We Love To Hate Amber Portwood

I remember when gossip columns devoted space to Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. Now we’ve got Amber Portwood, the young woman on “16 & Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” who Star magazine says is pregnant with her second baby. Amber is already the mother of a 2-year-old daughter, Leah, with ex-fiance Gary Shirley. Star says she’s dating a cage fighter named Clinton Yunker and “is hoping that the child is Shirley’s nonetheless.”

There’s no escaping the “Teen Mom” girls now. Just admit it: it’s dirt cheap for paparazzi to photograph them, so they are claiming tabloid domination. And while Catelynn and Tyler (who gave their kid up for adoption) are the couple who tug our heart strings, you couldn’t avoid Amber if you tried.

And that worries me. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Colorado Gets Its First Lesbian Supreme Court Judge

  • Meet Monica Marquez, 41, the first lesbian and Latina Supreme Court justice in Colorado. Monica and her dad, a retired senior judge who was the state’s first Latino to serve on the appeals court. Both cried with joy as he read to her the Colorado Supreme Court oath. She’s a graduate of Stanford and Yale and a former deputy state attorney general. [Denver Post]
  • The women of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra have new outfits and this is news. [Yahoo]
  • Someone at WashingtonPost.com is letting the authors of The Frisky’s fave book ever, The Man Whisperer, do an online chat today. Anyone up for a double dose of learning why women don’t need equality with men? [TBD.com]

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Get Your Commemorative Royal Wedding Plates Right Here

This funky “Thanks for the free day off: HRH Prince William & Kate Middleton‘s 4 day bender” commemorative plate from KK Outlets is the perfect way to honor the ZOMG wedding of the century. What? Here in the U.S., the royal wedding won’t be a day off from work? Bollocks.

Let’s see a few other bits of sassy “unofficial wedding paraphernalia” from KK Outlets in the U.K., which will begin selling the plates after January 15: Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: The DMV Now Offering Opinions About Your Sex Life

  • Meet Amber Yust, a transgender San Francisco woman who contacted the DMV to change her official gender from “male” to “female” and received a letter from a bigoted DMV staffer calling her an “abomination” and a DVD comparing homosexuality to being possessed by demons. Now Yust, 23, is suing because it turns out the same DMV employee refused to process another transgendered woman’s name-change application back in 2009. [Queerty]
  • Last week, Rep. Tom Perriello introduced the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, which would revamp the Campus Sexual Assault Victim’s Bill of Rights by expanding the list of offenses that must be included in a campus sexual assault policy to include sex offenses, stalking, and domestic violence, among other things. [SAFERcampus.org]

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Puppies Are Not Accessories! Harvey Nichols Ad Treats Purse Dogs Like Jewelry

I love purse dogs as much as the next squeal-y girl, but certain things should not be treated as accessories: puppies, children and, oh yeah, puppies. Harvey Nichols‘ holiday commercial dispatched dozens of cute puppies to a department store and showed posh lady-actresses shopping for dogs to match their shoes and coats — even wrapping them up in wrapping paper. Keep reading »

Topless Women Pee In Public And 5 Other Crazy Protests

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Who says women can’t pee standing up? Thirty Ukrainian women angry at their government’s all-male cabinet “peed” outside the Prime Minister’s office in protest last week. The group, FEMEN, squirted bottles of yellow water from their nether regions while carrying a banner which read “To urinate standing is not a privilege.” FEMEN were trying to make a point that an all-male cabinet is tantamount to a men’s room. (Or that you can fake pee in public and not get arrested.) Point taken! FEMEN is also notorious for going topless to support equal pay and anti-sex trafficking bills, but they seem to have kept their bras on during this most recent demonstration. [Herald Sun Australia]

I’m all about protesting injustice and showing peeps what’s up when there’s a sausage fest afoot. Thankfully, feminists get pretty creative — if at times slightly icky, too — so their protests are never dull!

Joy Behar Will Judge Miss America Pageant Based On “Intelligence, Talents”

“I realize it is out of character for me to be judging Miss America. But maybe it will make the show more modern or bring it up to date. I do always find the odd girls prettier. But I don’t think I am going to judge anybody on their beauty as much as their intelligence and their talents. … This is a complete departure for me. But I have a permission slip from Gloria Steinem.”

— “The View” gabber Joy Behar explains why she’s the newly announced 2011 Miss America pageant judge. I guess Rush Limbaugh was busy this year? [NY Post] Keep reading »

What Was The Best Sex You Had In 2010?

As 2010 edges to a close, dirty minds like mine think not of the resolutions I failed to follow through on. No, I reflect back on when, exactly, was the best sex I had all year. Was it that night in the hotel room in upstate New York? Anytime after I brought home a new water-based lube? That time he did that thing which I think might be illegal in Texas?

I want to say my best sex moment was when Amelia gifted me with a brand-spankin’-new Trojan Vibrating Tri-Phoria vibrator, which was sent to her at the office. It has eight settings — yes, eight! But I think if I said my best sex moment came from a vibrator, my boyfriend would be pissed. So I’ll say the best sex this year was pretty much anytime we did the magical “scissors” position. (How do I explain this one? He lies on his side and lifts one leg up like scissors opening vertically, while you lie on your back, spread your legs like scissors opening horizontally and put his thingy in your thingy. It’s an AMAZING position, at least for me!)

Because I’m nothing if not nosy, I checked in with other Frisky writers to find out what was their best sex of 2010. Our dirtiest deed deets, after the jump: Keep reading »

Yoko Ono Opens Up About John Lennon’s Death

Thirty years ago on December 8, John Lennon was killed outside his home in New York City. In the January 2011 issue of Esquire — the “Meaning of Life” issue — Yoko Ono, his widower, reveals what she’s learned since his murder.

She opens up about John’s “negativity,” her friend Jackie O, her son Sean being biracial, and even her experience of widowhood, telling Esquire, “I started to see what a test it is to be a widow in this society.” After the jump, five things from her Esquire interview that you may not know about Yoko Ono. Keep reading »

Jillian Michaels Leaving “The Biggest Loser”: What Should She Do Next?

Jillian Michaels seems like someone I should like. She is hardworking, entrepreneurial, ardently tries to bring out the best in people, and is famous for something other than her butt. But frankly, the woman terrifies me. I cannot watch “The Biggest Loser” without fear that her glistening six-pack of steel will appear in my living room and scream, “Drop and give me 20! No, 50!”

Jillian recently tweeted that she is moving onto greener pastures. “Season 11 of Biggest Loser will be my last :) have to finish out my contract,” she said, referring to the season that starts in January. The notoriously intense personal trainer told her fans that she wants to “become a mommy” (likely through adoption), but we have some other career ideas for Miss Jillian: Keep reading »

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