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A Saudi Arabian woman named Sawsam Salim has been sentenced to 300 lashes and one and a half years in jail for appearing in court without a male chaperone and filing complaints against government officials who harassed her for doing so. Salim first appeared in court unchaperoned in 2004 requesting to get her husband,… READ MORE »


Celebs

“Some of the professors treated [a woman] as if you were a skunk at a lawn party and you were there as a hobby. Sometimes that takes your spirit away, and sometimes it makes you tougher. It made me mad and tough. There were a lot of schmucky guys in my class who were going… READ MORE »


Celebs

Amanda Seyfried does her best impersonation of Faith Hill looking vacant in “The Stepford Wives” for U.K.’s Glamour. Oh, that hair! … READ MORE »


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Blogger Amanda Hess of The Sexist took her video camera around D.C. and asked a bunch of dudes to explain how different types of women-controlled birth control work, including the Pill, the patch, diaphragms, and Nuva-ring. Some guys get an A+ for looking adorable while trying … while others don’t know what the… READ MORE »


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We haven’t read Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide yet because we’re lazy, though we’ve heard glowing reviews about the book by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and his wife, Sheryl Wu Dunn. Fortunately, tonight is a one-night-only film screening of a special “Half The Sky” event at… READ MORE »


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We know all you nerds were psyched when toy company Mattel announced “computer programmer” came out on top in a contest for Barbie’s next career. But for those of us who don’t know binary code from biceps, there’s another career for Barbie’s ever-changing resume: president.

President Barbie actually appeared back in 2000. However, women’s… READ MORE »


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A lesbian couple was the first couple to file for a same-sex marriage license in today in Washington, D.C. Angelisa Young and Sinjolya Townsend have been together for 12 years and plan to marry next week. Aww, reading the post about this is making my eyes tear up! [DCist]
A topless bar on Long… READ MORE »


Love & Sex


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That iconic image of bitchy sorority girls using a marker to circle the “fat” on a pledge’s body may not exactly reflect real life. But sadly, body image issues were disproportionately tilted towards those sorority wannabes according to a new study published in the journal Sex Roles. Ashley Marie Rolnik, who performed the study of… READ MORE »


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Oh, those libertine Europeans! After studies have shown increased sexual activity by 12- to 14-year-old boys (um, eww?), a Swiss condom manufacturer has created “Hotshot” condoms in smaller sizes. According to the Telegraph, various studies across Europe have shown teens don’t use condoms if the sizes are too big for them. So while a standard… READ MORE »


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As if ruptured implants and leaky silicone weren’t scary enough, a woman in Staten Island, New York, is suing the plastic surgeon of her 2003 boob job, claiming she was given four breasts, instead of two, in a botched breast implant procedure. According to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, Maria Alaimo paid $7,000 cash for… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Sarah Palin may not think “Family Guy” is funny, but the former governor of Alaska tried to show off her funny bone with a stand-up set on last night’s “Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Her potshots at the White House were lame, but she made a few good jabs at Alaska. I think… READ MORE »



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