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Nicki Minaj Says Asking Her Not To Cuss Is Sexist

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“Why do people ask me to lose swear words? Do people ask Eminem to lose swear words? Do they ask Lil Wayne to lose swear words? Nobody stops them and says ‘Would you stop swearing… for the children, please?’ … I don’t want children cursing. I’m very strict on my nieces and my little brother. They have to listen to clean versions of music. Even my music. … Don’t you think it’s strange, though? I used to see Eminem in concert and people were bringing their little brother or whatever. Nobody stops them and says [she adopts a posh English accent], ‘Would you stop swearing, Eminem, for loads of money?’ I don’t get it, I don’t get it.” 

– Nicki Minaj did a great interview with the UK Guardian and talked about lots of feminist-y themes, including the scrutiny she’s put under for being a woman who sings some really “dirty” lyrics. Nicki talks about how she knows those two little girls on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” — Sophia Grace and Rosie — who rap clean versions of her songs have brought her a lot of attention, but that doesn’t make her kids’ singer. I love this woman. [Guardian UK]

Morning Quickies: Kevin Jonas & Wife Land A Reality Show, “Married To Jonas”

Cheesy Wedding
We're sorry, but Kevin Jonas' wedding sounds royally cheesy. Read More »
Not A Virgin Anymore
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Kevin Jonas has finally taken that purity ring off. Read More »
Joe Jonas, Movie Star?
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  • It’s “Newlyweds” redux: Kevin Jonas and his wife Danielle are the latest celeb couple to land a reality show about newly-married life. “Married To Jonas” will star the eldest Jonas brother and his wife about the struggles with “marrying into pop royalty.” As long as the super-hot one — that would be middle brother Joe Jonas [I prefer Nick, actually. -- Editor] — gets some screen time, we are not offended by this. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Speaking of newlyweds, how did Prince William and Kate Middleton celebrate their first anniversary? [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Julianne Moore has been offered the iconic mom role in the “Carrie” remake, which will star Chloe Moretz. [Deadline Hollywood]
  • Beyoncé and her mama finally addressed those fake bump and surrogacy rumors. [PopCrush]
  • Find out which 11-year-old will play the newest lead in  ”Annie” on Broadway! [Celebrity Cafe] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Fan Rushes Demi Lovato Onstage At Paraguay Concert

Demi Talks Drugs
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Demi Lovato says club promoters gave her free drugs. Read More »
Demi's Diagnosis
Demi Lovato says she has bipolar disorder. Read More »
Morning Quickies
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Sarah Michelle Gellar is pregnant! Read More »
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  • A Demi Lovato fan rushed the stage at a concert in Paraguay to give her a hug, causing her security people to freak out. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Ellen DeGeneres did a dramatic reading of Fifty Shades Of Grey? Uh oh. That can’t be good. [Betty Confidential]
  • Kim Kardashian says the “new Kim Kardashian naked pics,” featuring a nude woman frying eggs, are not her. [Fox News]
  • Anonymous cast or crew from the “Glee” set are talking shit about how Lindsay Lohan was a “disrespectful” “nightmare” during her stint as a guest star. [E! Online]
  • Chloe Sevigny is joining the cast of “American Horror Story”! [PopBytes] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Marine Women Headed To Frontlines

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  • The Marines are slowly integrating more women into their frontline units, according to a message sent to the Marine Corps on Monday night. The Pentagon has recently opened up thousands of new jobs to women in the military. [New York Times]
  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a decision last week that transgender folks are protected from bias in the workplace and free from discrimination on account of their gender identity. [New York Daily News]
  • In “Are My Eyes Deceiving Me?” news, beer company Anheuser-Busch has warned UFC that it is displeased with sexist, homophobic comments made by fighters. You know beer manufacturers. So progressive! [Ad Age]
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Naked Islamic Woman In Body Paint Veil Causes Controversy For Foreign Policy Magazine

Lara Logan's Assault
CBS reporter Lara Logan was sexually assaulted while reporting in Cairo. Read More »
Shut Up, Howard
Howard Stern helpfully tells women journalists to stay out of Egypt. Read More »
Sex With Dead Wife's Body
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Egypt is considering a law allowing a man to sleep with his dead wife. Read More »
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Wonk-y magazine Foreign Policy‘s most recent issue, The Sex Issue, is right up our alley with a cover story article about the how the real war on women is in the Middle East. Author Mona Eltahawy is an Egyptian-American writer who was beaten and sexually assaulted by police while protesting in Tahrir Square in Cairo. Her piece, “Why Do They Hate Us?“, is worth a read on its own.

But images used for the piece are also causing controversy: an attractive, naked woman is covered in body paint made to look like a niqab (a body-covering veil), with only her eyes showing. Newsweek‘s Tumblr lauded the images as “powerful,” while a Tumblr blogger who goes by the name That Sassy Arab chastised the magazine: “Nope, newsweek [sic], this is not stunning and powerful, or awesome. This is highly offensive and completely misguided.”  Other critiques of the images used by FP, and the article by by Eltahawy hereself, are here, here and here.  

What do you think, Frisky readers? [Foreign Policy]

Ukraininan Women Will Steal Your Husbands, According To This Dutch Commercial

Mail Order Bride
New Zealand radio station gave away Ukrainian mail order bride. Read More »
Topless Feminists
Topless Ukrainian feminists draw lots of attention to their causes. Read More »
Sexist Ads
Not all advertising campaigns are sexist and offensive. Read More »
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Today in Awkward Diplomatic Kerfluffles: the entire country of Ukraine is pissed at the entire country of The Netherlands for airing a commercial that implies sexy, sexy Ukrainian women are a bunch of husband-stealing sexpots. The ad was made by a Dutch energy company called NLE and references the Euro 2012 soccer games, which will be hosted by the Ukraine. (On a side note, any other Americans find it utterly impossible to keep Europoeans and their various soccer tournaments straight?!) The ad shows a woman Googling the words “Ukrainian women” and coming up with images of super sexy hot Ukrainian ladies. She then immediately goes and purchases an at-home beer tap, presumably so her husband will stay on his couch and not leave her for some random blonde chick in the Ukraine during a soccer match. Ukraine is now pissy that the commercial will affect tourism during the Euro 2012 games. Keep reading »

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