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Most Of Virginia’s Abortion Clinics Could Close Today

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  • Twenty of 22 abortion clinics in Virginia could close today if the state’s Board of Health votes to impose medically unnecessary restrictions on them. Specifically, the clinics would be required to adopt rules that hospitals do, such as providing as many beds as there are parking spaces in the lot. Real important, right? Clever job at restricting abortion rights, VA! [Mother Jones]
  • Feminista and Bling author Erica Kennedy has died. We spoke with Erica about her books in 2009 and were sad to hear of her early passing. Our thoughts go out to her friends and family. [Twitter]
  • A petition on Change.org by a young Native American woman is lobbying the Indian Health Services to make Plan B/the morning-after pill available on reservations. Sunny Clifford lives on a reservation in South Dakota and was told when she needed Plan B that she would have to drive to a clinic one hour away. [Change.org]
  • China suspended three family planning officials for forcing a 23-year-old woman to have an abortion seven months into her pregnancy when she could not pay a $6,300 fine for violating the country’s one-child policy. Freedom of choice goes both ways, China. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Elizabeth Wurtzel Pens The Most Nasty, Judgmental Linkbait About Women You’ll Read Today

On Marrying Up
Let's be realistic about the finances it takes to raise a family. Read More »
Staying At Home
Stay at home moms are front and center this election season. Read More »
GP On "Working Moms"
GOOP's "Day in the Life" of three wealthy working moms. Read More »
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I am going to smack the next idiot who tells me that raising her children full time — by which she really means going to Jivamukti classes and pedicure appointments while the nanny babysits — is her feminist choice.

This is how writer Elizabeth Wurtzel begins a piece on TheAtlantic.com entitled titled “1 Percent Wives Are Helping To Kill Feminism And Make The War On Women Possible.”

You know, subtle.

And it goes downhill from there. Keep reading »

Dads Raising Daughters: Wisdom On Love, Dating & (Gulp!) Sex

Father's Day!
Everything you need for a happy Father's Day. Read More »
Father Figures
Any man can be a father figure, even Spock. Read More »
Dad's Dating Advice
Ami shares her dad's best dating tips. Read More »

We’ve been hearing from real dads about teaching their daughters that they are smart and beautiful and that girls can do anything boys can do. Today we tackle the motherlode — her, fatherlode? — of parenting topics: dads imparting wisdom on love, dating, and sex.

For advice, I turned to Tony, the father of three girls under the age of nine; Adam, the father of two daughters under the age of four; Jim, the father of a nine-year-old girl; Joe (AKA Frisky commenter _JSW_), the father of two girls under the age of twelve; and Jesse, the father of three girls under eight.

Read on for their fab (and adorable) advice… Keep reading »

Lord Have Mercy, Blake Lively Is Insufferable

Blake & Ryan Shack Up
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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively bought a $2 million home in 'burbs. Read More »
Blake Lively, Rules Girl
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Blake allegedly read dating guide "The Rules" to seduce Leo. Read More »
Blake's Breakup Advice
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What are Blake Lively's tips for getting over a breakup? Read More »

“Maybe it sounds jerky, but I’m lucky to be on such a fashion-centric show. There’s no designer I don’t have access to. … What I planned [for a wedding] before I got into the business has changed. It used to be that my mom or I would make my dress. Now I’m like, ‘Hmm, I wonder what shoes Christian [Louboutin] is going to make me. and which couture house I should go to?’”

– Decisions, decisions for poor Blake Lively in Marie Claire — who, I might add, has not even officially announced she is engaged yet. Which $650 heels will you have custom-made for you? Which couture house will make your gown?! What a terrible life you and your vagina do lead. (And yes, you do sound jerky.) [Marie Claire]

That Chris Brown/Drake Fight Was Cuh-Razy

Chris Brown Fight
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Chris Brown injured in a fight with Drake's entourage. Read More »
I'm F*cking Rihanna
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Drake allegedly sent a nasty note to Chris Brown at a club. Read More »
On Abused Women
Facts about Rihanna and other abused women. Read More »
  • Whoa, it sounds like the rumor that Drake sent a note to Chris Brown — “I’m fucking the love of your life,” referring to Rihanna — at a New York City club on Wednesday night, prompting a bloody fight, may be true. A model who was at Brown’s table told The New York Post that Chris Brown sent Drake a bottle of expensive Ace Of Spades champagne and Drake had a waitress carry back a note. Chris supposedly threw the note on the floor and Drake and his friends, including rapper Meek Mill, gave him the finger. Then bottles started flying from Drake’s pals and all hell broke loose. [New York Post]
  • Beyoncé penned a poem on Tumblr about how she chose the name Blue for her daughter. [PopCrush]
  • Rumor has it that Sofia Vergara’s on-again-off-again boyfriend Nick Loeb is a sex addict who attends orgies in luxury penthouses with cocaine and prostitutes. Sheesh. [Stupid Celebrities]
  • Here are shirtless Abercrombie & Fitch models lip synching “Call Me Maybe.” Now don’t say I never did anything for you. [Refinery29]
  • Jane Pratt of xoJane on her beauty writer Cat Marnell leaving the blog to go on a rooftop and smoke angel dust and write a book. Or something. [xoJane] Keep reading »

Dads Raising Daughters: On Teaching Girls That They Can Do Anything Boys Can Do

Father's Day!
Everything you need for a happy Father's Day. Read More »
Dads Raising Daughters
On teaching girls they are smart and beautiful. Read More »
I Love My Dad, But...
...I don't want him to walk me down the aisle. Read More »

Yesterday, we heard from real dads about teaching their daughters that they are smart and beautiful. Today, real dads tell us how they teach their daughters that girls can do anything boys can do.

For advice, I turned to Tony, the father of three girls under the age of nine; Adam, the father of two daughters under the age of four; Jim, the father of a nine-year-old girl; Joe (AKA Frisky commenter _JSW_), the father of two girls under the age of twelve; and Jesse, the father of three girls under eight. Over the next several days, I’ll be sharing with you some of their fab (and adorable) advice.

How a dad can teach his daughter that “girls rule!” after the jump: Keep reading »

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