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Today’s Lady News: JCPenney Features Ad With Lesbian Moms, Bigots Freak Out

Cry: Lesbians Engaged
Lesbian couple gets engaged during hockey halftime. Read More »
Lesbian Den Mother
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The Boy Scouts refuse to let a lesbian mother lead her son's troop. Read More »
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  • Cranky group of bigots One Million Moms is hopping mad at a new JCPenney ad for Mother’s Day which depicts models who seem to be gay moms. Gay women with children, gah! Doesn’t JCPenney know that the proper way to teach children about homosexuality is — as this North Carolina pastor advocated — to punch your son if he has a limp wrist?! Get with the program, JCP: less happy families, more child abuse! [ABC News]
  • Legislators in New York City have allocated funds towards the development of smartphone apps that will help report street harassment to appropriate city agencies — such as a man masturbating outside a school or workers at construction companies hired by the city who yell obscenities at women on the street. [NY Daily News
  • This is what feminist porn looks like! [Em & Lo] Keep reading »

Kansas Advances “Conscience” Bill To Let Pharmacists Refuse You Morning-After Pill

Pharmacist Refusal
Idaho pharmacist refused to dispense anti-bleeding meds after abortion. Read More »
Hitler Was Pro-Choice?
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Politician sensibly invokes Hitler in the abortion rights debate Read More »
PP Targeted
Planned Parenthood believes it's the target of a sting operation. Read More »
I Took Plan B
Our writer took the morning-after-pill to thwart unwanted pregnancy. Read More »

The Kansas state legislature advanced a so-called “conscience” bill yesterday that will make it easier for health care providers to refuse to provide women’s health services that they personally find morally objectionable. According to the Kansas City Star, a doctor could refuse to give chemotherapy to a pregnant woman with cancer because the fetus might be harmed by the chemicals; a pharmacist could refuse to dispense the morning after pill, the abortion pill, and possibly even birth control. Anti-abortion folks in the medical profession claim they should not have to go against their conscience even if it means providing the medical services for which their customers depend on them. But women’s health supporters say it’s all part of a larger attempt to restrict women’s reproductive rights. Keep reading »

“Tanning Mom” Speaks!

Tanning Mom
Mother arrested for allegedly putting her 5-year-old in a tanning bed. Read More »
Snooki Self-Tanner
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For that subtle orange glow! Read More »
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Yesterday we were gobsmacked by/fascinated with Tanning Mom, aka Patricia Krentcil, the New Jersey mama bear who got arrested for allegedly putting her five-year-old in a tanning bed. Tanning Mom got arrested for child endangerment after her fair-skinned, redheaded little girl went to school with a bad sunburn and told teachers she “went tanning with mommy.” We’re fairly certain Tanning Mom and her leathery brown skin will be on an episode of “My Strange Addiction” faster than you can say SPF 45. (Hopefully she’ll get professional help, too.) But in the meantime, we’ll content ourselves with comedienne Giulia Rozzi’s take on Snooki-on-steroids. [YouTube]

Super Girly-Girl Jellies

Unless your name is Courtney Stodden and you are content to frolick on the sand in six-inch stilettos, you are probably in the market for some beachy footwear right now. These Express jellies are glossy, easily-washable, and super-feminine with their big bow in the front. Buy a couple pairs and match ‘em to your pedicure. You are trying to get that cute lifeguard’s attention, aren’t you? [$24.90, Express]

Maggie Gyllenhaal Talks Vibrators (Again)

What Kind Of Vibe?
Find out which vibrator is right for you with this flowchart! Read More »
Maggie's Vibrators
Maggie Gyllenhaal gets sent lots of vibrators since "Hysteria." Read More »
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“[My] favorite thing was a woman in Italy said to me, ‘Which do you think has done more for women’s equality and emancipation, the vibrator or the dishwasher?’”

– Poor Maggie Gyllenhaal. All her promotion for “Hysteria” — her new film with Hugh Dancy about the invention of the vibrator — is going to force her to talk about vibrators. Again. And again. And again. She must be getting so bored. (And horny.) However, I do love how one commenter on this interview with the New York Times answered, “Neither — the birth control pill and the washing machine.” That’s probably true. [NY Times]

Morning Quickies: Lady Gaga Dumps Taylor Kinney

Gaga's Ex
Lady Gaga's ex is threatening to release old songs of hers. Read More »
Pop Singers Don't Eat
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A tweet from Lady Gaga about not eating raises concerns. Read More »
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  • Lady Gaga and her boyfriend Taylor Kinney are dunzo. “The Vampire Diaries” star was “all about himself” and “was never that attentive,” according to friends of Gaga. And that’s just not going to work for her! [PopCrushNew York Daily News]
  • Happy birthday, Christina Hendricks! In her honor, let’s look back at Joan Holloway’s best outfits on “Mad Men.” [Betty Confidential]
  • Meet Tanner, the blind golden retriever, who has a new leash on life — I mean, lease — with his very own guide dog. [The FW]
  • Can’t get enough “Somebody That I Used To Know”? Here’s the top 10 covers of the Gotye song. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • “No boys allowed” at prom?! [Gurl.com] Keep reading »
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