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Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Suspends Campaign, Anti-Woman Asshattery Probably Still Forthcoming

  • Rick Santorum suspended his presidential campaign today after an interminably long campaign riddled with the most horrendous, anti-woman, bigoted of comments. I look forward to what Santorum will be able to cook up now that he has all this free time on his hands. [New York Times
  • Arizona’s state House of Representatives has voted to advance a bill banning most abortions after 20 weeks, as well as establishing a website with images of fetuses at various stages of development for women to view. The bill now heads to Republican Governor Jan Brewer’s desk. [Washington Post]
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton submitted her own post for the Texts From Hillary Clinton meme and I think we can all agree this wins the Internet. G2G Scrunchie time! [Texts From Hillary Clinton]
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Morning Quickies: Amanda Bynes’ Dad Swears She Doesn’t Drink

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Amanda Bynes got popped for a DUI! Read More »
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Evening Quickies: Heidi Klum Files For Divorce

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  • Heidi Klum filed for divorce from Seal on Friday afternoon, citing “irreconcilable differences.” Heidi and Seal shocked us when they separated three months ago. [US Weekly]
  • Peanut butter and jelly-flavored vodka is a thing. A disgusting, disgusting thing. [The FW]
  • Pretty! Check out the nail colors in the Thakoon for NARS collection. [Glamour]
  • J.Lo bought her 25-year-old boyfriend Caspar Smart a white Dodge Ram truck for his birthday. Hopefully he is still getting that $10K-a-week allowance so he can afford gas. [People]
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Today’s Lady News: Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Suggests You Marry A Woman

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  • Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg advises young women that if you want a career and a marriage with someone who will share equally in parenting and household chores, you should marry a woman. I only think she was partly kidding. [The Mary Sue]
  • A bill which could close Mississippi’s only abortion clinic has passed the state Senate and is headed to Governor Phil Bryant’s desk.  The bill would require all doctors working at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at the local hospital; of the three doctors who work at the clinic, only one has admitting privileges because the other two docs live out of state due to threats against their safety in Mississippi. [Sun Herald]
  • Joan Walsh of Salon.com addresses the idea that men need women, marriage and family to “civilize” them. Dude readers of The Frisky, I would be curious to hear your thoughts. [Salon.com] Keep reading »

Whale Vomit Won’t Be In Your Perfume Much Longer

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Whale vomit is not just the name of my terrible new band. It’s also an ingredient in high-end perfumes that could soon be going extinct. Ambergris, or whale vomit, is expelled from the mouths of sperm* whales to keep sharp objects out of their tummies; the ambergris interacts with saltwater and eventually washes ashore looking like rocks. It is then sold for around $10K, making it a factor in whale hunting; fragrance companies use ambergris in their perfumes to prevent scents from dissipating. Keep reading »

Meet Lila Rose, Anti-Abortion Crusader & Co-Opter Of Feminism

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Lila Rose, a twentysomething anti-abortion activist who conducts “sting” operations on Planned Parenthood, penned a piece last week for the news site Politico about the voice she says has been absent from the debate over women’s health care: “that of the anti-abortion feminist.”

Now, it’s not a news that a feminist would also be opposed to abortion; there have always been feminists who have made the individual choice not to have an abortion when presented with an unwanted pregnancy. The problem is when women who call themselves feminists and are also anti-abortion try to climb into my bed, my OB/GYN office, my medical records, and tell me what to do — women like Lila Rose, who writes:

We are women who view the intentional killing of children not as a constitutional right, a matter of privacy or a necessary evil but, rather, as profoundly anti-woman and the antithesis of love. … We are women who believe that something precious is lost when fertility is intentionally excluded from marriage, a sacred bond and a total giving of each spouse to the other. We are women who believe that sex and pregnancy aren’t just health issues; they are also inextricably linked with family, morals, faith and values. And we are women who love everything about being a woman, including being mothers. Keep reading »

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