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Army Women Sue For Frontline Combat Roles

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  • Two female Army reservists are suing the government to overturn the ban on women in front-line combat roles. The women have pointed out that the ban will restrict their careers and affect future earnings, promotion, advancement and retirement benefits. Elsewhere in the military, the Pentagon has changed policies to open up 14,000 additional positions to women. [San Francisco Gate]
  • Also, a defense authorization bill proposed in the Senate today would authorize women for frontline combat positions. The proposal was offered by Senator Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY). [Huffington Post]
  • Senator Barbara Mikulski is pushing an expansion of the 1962 Equal Pay Act, which limits circumstances in which men and women could be paid differently. The bill would also allow employees to sue employers if they can prove they were unfairly treated. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Why Are Less People Identifying As “Pro-Choice”?

Removed From Flight
Woman removed from American Airlines flight for pro-choice tee shirt. Read More »
Unsafe Abortion Death
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Pregnant mother of 5 died after drinking vinegar in DIY abortion. Read More »
Obama On Abortion
Read the president's statement about Roe Vs. Wade's 39th anniversary. Read More »
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If you were to ask most people if an 13-year-old girl should be forced to give birth to a baby after being impregnated by her own father, I think they would say no.

If you were to ask most people if a woman should have to risk her own life while going through labor, I think they would say no. 

If you were to ask most people if they believe abortions should be safely performed under a doctor’s care, I think they would say yes. 

So why, then, did a new Gallup poll released yesterday say that the percentage of Americans willing to identify themselves as “pro-choice” is at a record low? Keep reading »

Who Cares If Bill Clinton Took A Pic With Porn Stars?

Bill Talks Gender Equality
Bill says empowering women and girls is essential in the 21st century. Read More »
Bill Clinton's Diet
Chelsea Clinton made her dad lose a bunch of weight before her wedding. Read More »
Mindy & Bill
Just Mindy Kaling and Bill Clinton talking about their favorite books. Read More »

President Bill Clinton co-hosted a party with Prince Albert of Monaco and took a photograph with three beautiful young women.

Those women just happened to be porn stars. According to The Atlantic Wire, one woman is Brooklyn Lee, who appeared in the porn flick “Secretaries 4″; another is Tasha Reign, who appeared in “Farm Girls Gone Bad”; and the third woman has been identified as someone named Jennifer Taule. Everyone from Page Six to the UK’s Daily Mail is falling over themselves over “Bubba and the porn babes.” 

Why does anyone care? Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: John Travolta’s Marriage To Kelly Preston Headed Towards Divorce?

John's Penis Grope?
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John Travolta allegedly grabbed his masseur's penis during a massage. Read More »
Second Accusation
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A second masseur accused John Travolta of sexual assault. Read More »
Third Accusation
John Travolta's been accused of sexual assault by a third man. Read More »
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  • Kelly Preston is allegedly fed up at all the male masseur-diddling her hubby John Travolta has been accused of lately and is considering divorce. But take this information with a grain of salt, because it came from The National Enquirer. [Celeb Dirty Laundry]
  • And your new “American Idol” winner is … [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Also, last night’s “American Idol” had its very own on-air proposal! [PopCrush]
  • A clean version of BDSM erotica 50 Shades Of Grey? Is that even possible? [The FW]
  • How to spot a hipster in the bedroom. [Em & Lo] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: “Big Bang Theory”‘s Jim Parsons Comes Out As Gay

9 Signs He's Gay
Are you always making the first move? Maybe he's gay. Read More »
Morning Quickies
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John Travolta's lawyers allegedly offered $125K in hush money. Read More »
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  • “The Big Bang Theory” actor Jim Parsons, aka Sheldon, has come out as gay in a theater article in The New York Times, which also reveals that he’s been in a 10-year-long relationship.  [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Tara Reid was photographed walking off a yacht party in Cannes on the arm of a 60-year-old rich guy who owns a jewelry company. Everything about that previous sentence is. Just. Not. Fair. [Um, even the 60 years old part? -- Editor] [Dlisted]
  • Bethanny Frankel and Jason Hoppy have reportedly met with divorce lawyers. Uh oh. Are they going to have to change the name of the show to “Not Bethanny Ever After”? [Celebrity Cafe
  • “Tebowing” might be ridiculous, but is it a good reason to withhold a student’s diploma? [The FW]
  • Three words for you: “Heidi Klum poledancing.” [iVillage] Keep reading »

Can People Please Stop Saying Abortion Causes Breast Cancer?

  • Abortion does not cause breast cancer.  The American Cancer Society, the National Institutes of Health and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists all agree on this point. You can read about it here. But that hasn’t stopped anti-abortion activists from touting a non-existant breast cancer/abortion link to try to scare women away from terminating unwanted pregnancies. In fact, Kansas and New Hampshire have both recently seen bills that would require doctors to tell women about the “link.” WTF, people?! [Slate]
  • Sixty-four allegations of sexual misconduct have been made against Secret Service agents in the past five years, a Congressional panel heard today. Most of the incidents involved emails, but one involved sexual assault. [BBC]
  • A New Jersey memorial remembering Korean “comfort women” — i.e. women and girls held as sex slaves by Japanese soldiers during World War II — has become a point of contention for locals. [NJ.com Keep reading »
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