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Evening Quickies: Nice Mustache, Christy Turlington

Geraldo's Mustache
Forget Trayvon and his hoodie. Let's talk Geraldo's perv 'stache. Read More »
Morning Quickies
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Maggie Gyllenhaal is pregnant with her second girl. Read More »
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Today’s Lady News: Abortion Clinic Landlord Gets Revenge On Harassing Protestors

  • The landlord of an abortion clinic in Germantown, Maryland, is getting back at anti-abortion protesters who make harassing phone calls to him at home by taking down the phone numbers and distributing lists of them to pro-choice protesters who call these people back. According to the Washington Post, 3,000 people have volunteered to make calls, which has inspired the landlord, Todd Stave, to set a up group called Voice Of Choice to help other clinics whose employees are harassed by these extremists.  [Newser]
  • Latinas are the lowest paid group in the United States, earning on average 40 percent less than white, non-Hispanic men, according to a union for Latin American workers. [Fox News]
  • An anti-abortion group has filed a brief with Alabama’s Supreme Court urging them to test aborted fetuses for meth. The state has a “chemical endangerment of children” law which puts mothers behind bars if their liveborn babies test positive for drugs. However, if the state decides to test fetuses for meth as well, it could set a precedent for considering a fetus to be a fully-formed child. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Whoa, Check Out “Texas Observer”‘s Provocative Cover On Anti-Abortion Politics

Forced Ultrasounds
Women in Texas seeking abortions are forced to have an ultrasound. Read More »
One Woman's Ordeal
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One woman describes her ordeal with the Texas forced ultrasound law. Read More »
My Abortion
This author says her abortion was the best decision of her life. Read More »
Abortion Rights
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All of The Frisky's posts about reproductive rights. Read More »
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Tell us what you really think, Texas Observer. This is the magazine’s April 2012 cover: a provocative rebuke to Texas’ forced ultrasound law for women seeking an abortion and just who (faceless, white males) is behind it. I think it’s incredible. Thoughts? [TexasObserver.org]

Lena Dunham On The Debt “Girls” Owes To “Sex And The City”

HBO's "Girls"
We're psyched for Lena Dunham's debut TV show, "Girls." Watch »
"Girls" Trailer
Check out the first trailer for Lena Dunham's new show, "Girls." Read More »
Review: Tiny Furniture
What we thought of Lena Dunham's debut film. Read More »
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“‘Sex and the City’ [is] not necessarily an influence on the show, but it’s an influence on the girls in the show and we know the show couldn’t exist without it because these girls wouldn’t exist without it. They wouldn’t have necessarily had the drive to move to New York and try to live this specific life if they hadn’t watched ‘Sex and the City’ marathons behind their parents’ backs. … The only thing we can hope to do is a different version of a ‘Sex and the City’ story. We’ve actually stopped allowing people in in the writer’s room to go, ‘Actually that’s an episode of “Sex and the City.” It’s the same as going, ‘Actually that’s an episode of “Seinfeld,”‘ because everyone on ‘Seinfeld’ did everything there is to do in New York City. They’ve had every adventure possible.”

– Lena Dunham, the writer, director and star of the upcoming HBO show “Girls,” talked to Heeb about references her show will make to its Botoxed big sister, “Sex and the City.” It’s cool that she’s acknowledging her predecessor, yet I don’t understand why any show that also happens to star a group of women has to automatically be similar in some way, or even compared in some way, to “SATC.” There’s a lot more demographics to represent not only in NYC, but in life. I’ve only seen the same preview clips of “Girls” that everyone else has, but what I really like about it is how it feels like a fresh, new story being told … right?  [Heeb Magazine]

Feminist Naomi Wolf Calls For Boycott Of Katy Perry’s Music

Naomi Controversy
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Naomi Wolf pissed lots of feminists off by supporting Julian Assange. Read More »
No Anonymity For Accusers
Naomi Wolf says there should be no anonymity for rape accusers. Read More »
"Playboy Club" Boycott
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Feminist Gloria Steinem urges a boycott of "The Playboy Club." Read More »
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Naomi Wolf, a prominent feminist activist, is calling for a boycott of Katy Perry’s entire pop music oeuvre on account of the singer’s music video for her song “Part Of Me.” In the video, Katy dumps a boyfriend and then joins the Marines, where she endures tough training while singing about how she’s so strong and “you’re never gonna break my soul.” On her Facebook page, Naomi Wolf wrote that the video is “a total piece of propaganda for the Marines,” continuing: 

I really want to find out if she was paid by them for making it. It is truly shameful … I would suggest a boycott of this singer whom I really liked — if you are as offended at this glorification of violence as I am. Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Maggie Gyllenhaal Expecting Another Girl, Won’t Sell Baby Photos

Maggie The Feminist
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Maggie Gyllenhaal on why she supports Planned Parenthood. Read More »
Maggie's Vibrators
Maggie Gyllenhaal gets sent lots of vibrators since "Hysteria." Read More »
"Hysteria" Hysteria!
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy star as the inventors of the vibe. Read More »
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  • Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Saarsgard are one of my favorite celeb couples, in part because they won’t reveal the due date of the baby girl Maggie is carrying and they refuse to sell any baby photos. Take notes, Jessica Simpson. In pen. [USA Today]
  • Katie Holmes is “rebelling” against Tom Cruise by not wearing makeup in public, as you do. [Celebitchy]
  • Jaleel White’s tactic for dealing with 2010 allegations that he physically abused his daughter’s mother is to deny, deny, deny. [People]
  • Kate Winslet says “My Heart Will Go On” makes her want to throw up. Us too, Kate. Us too. [US Weekly]
  • A UK gossip rag claims Anne Hathaway has been put on a 500-calorie-a-day diet — basically, a few apples and some protein — to slim down EVEN MORE for her role in “Les Miserable.” Tell me this is not true. [Celebuzz]
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