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My Difficult Relatives And How I Will Deal With Them This Thanksgiving

Ah, Thanksgiving. When you’re a kid it’s all about the mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. When you’re an adult, it’s all about rude inquisitions from your nosy aunts and your dad getting horrifically, embarassingly wasted. I don’t know anything about stuffing a bird or making a perfect cranberry sauce. But I do know a thing or two about dealing with family, seeing as I have a huge, colorful one. Gather ’round, children, and take in my wisdom from awkward family holidays past! (Also, I’m a full-blooded WASP, so take my stiff-upper-lip swamp Yankee suggestions with a grain of salt. Maybe in other parts of the country, you solve problems differently!) Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Don’t Abort The Next Son Of God, Ladies!

  • Be careful, pro-choice, ladies: you could be aborting the next son of God! [USA Today]
  • A source claims Google gave a $6 million bonus to a female engineer who was simultaneously being wooed by Facebook and Google reportedly wanted to diversify the dude-liness of their team. [Gawker]
  • If you haven’t watched this video of a woman who screamed at a subway creeper (put your headphones on at work, kids), you must do so right this second. [Feministing]
  • Canada’s has debuted a new campaign warning dudes that a drunk girl can’t consent to sex. [Vancouver Sun]

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Gobble, Gobble, Slurrrr: Yes, Vodka-Infused Turkey Exists

Some prefer their turkey day drunkenness to transpire on the couch with a dozen relatives and a football game. Others prefer their alcohol shot directly in the bird. Georgi Vodka and several New York City restaurants have infused a turkey with five different types of vodka and prepared a 100-proof vodka gravy to serve on the side. The flavors of peach, cherry, orange, lemon and apple vodka render this recipe slightly less disgusting, but not by much. Keep reading »

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly On Flaunting Her Legs For Journalism

“Well, it’s a visual business. People want to see the anchor.”

—”Fox News” host Megyn Kelly‘s response to a comment from a GQ reporter that “you sit behind a glass table that shows off your legs.” Interestingly, this segues into a GQ reporter asking Megyn if she is a feminist. Let’s see what Megyn has to say, after the jump.
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On “Jilted,” Watch Brides-To-Be Suffer Crushing Heartbreak (Or Maybe Get Married)

Nothing says true love like watching women humiliated on national television. Following in the grand wedding-related reality show tradition of “Bridalplasty,” “Bridezillas,” and “Platinum Weddings,” WEtv’s new show “Jilted” stars marriage-starved women who give their commitment-phobic men an ultimatum: marry me or pack your bags. Because ultimatums always go so well. Keep reading »

Amelia Sounds Off On Dating While Feminist

Hit pause on that “Dancing With The Stars” clip, because you’re going to want to watch our editor-in-chief Amelia sound off on dating while feminist! Who should pay for birth control? Should you take your husband’s last name? Why is gender equality important in a relationship? Amelia’s got all the answers, duh! The video is produced by blogger Lena Chen from SexReally.com and also includes Frisky contributor Chloe Angyal. (Isn’t her Australian accent just lovely?) Let us know about your experiences with dating while feminist in the comments. [YouTube] Keep reading »

“Ugly Betty” Actor Michael Brea Killed Mom With Samurai Sword

Sad, disturbing news in New York City last night: actor Michael Brea, 31, who had small roles on “Ugly Betty” and in “Step Up 3D,” was arrested after killing his mother with a samurai sword. Police said Brea hacked up and decapitated his 55-year-old mom, Yannick Brea, in the middle of the night while screaming Bible passages. Police had been called earlier in the evening to the apartment for a domestic disturbance, but they left soon after, according to The New York Post. Keep reading »

Barbara Bush Didn’t Show Dubya A Fetus In A Jar — The Maid Did, Silly


Fresh off of telling Sarah Palin to stay up in Alaska, former First Lady Barbara Bush set the record straight with Larry King about her son’s bizarro “fetus in a jar” story in his new memoir, Decisions Points. Keep reading »

Tesco Knocks Off Kate Middleton’s Engagement Dress For $25

Another day, another royal wedding knockoff: The European chain store Tesco (like an American Kmart) has quickly brought a cheapo replica of princess bride Kate Middleton‘s engagement dress to the shelves. Kate’s royal blue dress from the designer Issa cost roughly $630, while the lighter blue, shorter-sleeved Tesco version is a mere $25. I don’t really think the knockoff looks anything like the original. But then again, neither do those copycat engagement rings. When they manage to knock off a rich, handsome prince, then I’ll be impressed. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

Spanish Youth To Be Sorely Disappointed By Actual, Not-So-Orgasmic Voting

Democracy: important, but not very sexy. Enter this commercial for voting by the Spanish political party Young Socialists of Catalunya which assures citizens, “Voting is a pleasure!”

Does this mean if you refuse to cast your ballot for the lesser of two evils, that you’re frigid? [Guanabee] Keep reading »

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