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Today’s Lady News: Cupcake Baker Calls Customer A “Fat C-Word” On Twitter After Complaint

  • Crumb, a custom cupcake shop in Raleigh, North Carolina, has interesting ideas about customer service. A Crumb customer named Diana complained over email to co-owner Carrie Nickerson about chocolate ganache sold under the tagline “So Good It Makes Fat People Cry,” and Nickerson wrote back to Diana, “We offend everybody equally. You are the one with hate in your heart, not us.” She then called Diana a “fat c–t” on Twitter (though she later deleted it) and tweeted, “There are way too many uptight people in this world.” [The Gloss]
  • Pregnant women in northern Italy will be offered $5,500 not to have an abortion. The money will be doled out in 18 monthly payments. Italy, you know parents have to raise a child for 18 years, right? [BBC]

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Someone Finally Says Something Sensible About “Sex And The City 2″

You know what gets people worked up on the internet? Not children going to bed hungry. Not murderers and rapists who never see the inside of a jail cell. Not people who abuse animals. No, it’s “Sex and the City 2” that makes people lose their flippin’ minds.

If I hadn’t just taken a week-long vacation in May, I should have done it the week after critics started publishing their scathing, venom-filled “Sex and the City 2″ reviews about how it’s THE WORST THING EVER and OH MY GOD MY EYES ARE BLEEDING. (The cattiest reviews, of course, I collated for you haters here.) But then I found the diamond in the rough: somebody who had something sensible, rather than hysterical, to say about “Sex and the City 2.” Keep reading »

Lindsay Lohan’s Self-Tanner Made Me Look Like The Bloody Chick From “Psycho”

Sevin Nyne self tanner photo

This may come as a surprise to you, but I was first hired at The Frisky as a beauty and style blogger. (This, of course, was before we realized my true calling was brainwashing the masses with my cuh-razy radicalism.) Back when I was a beauty gal, a company called Sevin Nyne sent me a bottle of Lindsay Lohan‘s Tanning Mist, made of caramel, goji berry and chardonnay extracts and promising a buttery, Lohan-like glow.

My pale ass was so excited. Naturally, I called my best friend, Christiane, and we scheduled a hot date to “Lo-tan.” But because half the notions I have in my brain are never seen through, we didn’t get around to it. Christiane and I dreamed about Lo-tanning for more than a year while she moved to Germany and back. But finally, this weekend Christiane braved the wilds of New Jersey for a “Lo-tanning” extravaganza. I stripped down to my undies … and emerged from the bathroom minutes later looking like that woman who gets stabbed in the shower in “Psycho.”

See my tragic photos of how Sevin Nyne Tanning Mist looked on my skin after the jump. Keep reading »

“Downtown Girls” Premiere Recap: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle Your Exes

MTV‘s newest reality show “Downtown Girls” debuted last night and finally we got to see for ourselves whether Glamour.com writer Shallon Lester and her pals are more or less annoying than “The Hills.”

What’s the verdict on “Downtown Girls”? It’s “Sex and the City“-tinged fluff full of model pretty women — but it’s a hell of a lot less awful than all of MTV’s other reality shows. And that counts for something … right? Keep reading »

What’s “The Bechdel Test” And Will Your Next Blockbuster Rental Pass It?

Back in 1985, cartoonist Alison Bechdel drew a “Dykes To Watch Out For” cartoon describing the three rules that govern whether or not she will see a movie:

  1. It has to have two women in it,
  2. Who talk to each other,
  3. About something besides a man.

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British Sexual Harassment PSA Tells Men To Stop Being Gross

I wish America would show stuff like this on television: the Welsh government in the U.K. has released a PSA about sexual harassment. It outlines all the ways dudes think they’re being really suave when they’re actually being totally douchey. I really like that the message isn’t just a blanket “sexual harassment is bad!” but it shows how getting honked, whistled and leered at all adds up. [One Step Too Far, BBC] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Scientists Ban Women From Mock Mission To Mars

  • Russian scientists have banned women from a mock mission to Mars. They don’t want the women to create “sexual tension” during the 18 months they are locked in a capsule. Because, you know, an all-male group won’t have any sexual tension at all. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Constance McMillen, the lesbian Mississippi high schooler who sued her school to allow her to bring her girlfriend to prom, is the guest of honor at the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center’s prom next weekend. [WLBT]
  • Two so-called “child brides” in Afghanistan, ages 13 and 14, were publicly whipped for running away from their husbands dressed as boys. A bystander videotaped the flogging and leaked it to the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission. Apparently, when the girls were caught by police, they were turned over to the local warlord instead of the country’s shelters for battered women. [New York Times]

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Blind Item: Who’s The CW Star Who Got Canned For A Dalliance With The Boss’ Daughter?

Our friends at The Gloss posted a blind item that has me begging for details:

“Which sexy CW star was fired from his previous high-profile gig following an ill-fated liaison with a network honcho’s daughter?”

My knowledge of CW stars begins and ends with “Gossip Girl,” but none of those guys had previous gigs that were high-profile. Someone on “One Tree Hill”? “Smallville”? “America’s Next Top Model”? (Nigel Barker, you cad!) If anyone’s got a better guess, tell us below. [TheGloss.com] Keep reading »

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Of The “I Hate Females Who …” Twitter Trending Topic

As soon as Amelia told me “I hate females who …” had become a trending topic on Twitter, I knew no good could come of this: Yes, let’s list all the things we hate about the way women look and behave, because the mainstream media isn’t doing that enough!

But it was actually a nice surprise to see how different people interpreted the prompt. The majority of people who joined in the trending topic “I hate females who …” saw it as just another opportunity to talk the usual s**t about women who are ugly/slutty/not feminine or pretty enough. Yet some people actually had things to say that weren’t totally sexist. Let’s investigate … Keep reading »

iMaria, An iPhone App For Men Who Can Only Deal With Virtual Women

There are many sad, sad men on this planet, but the saddest of all can only have a girlfriend if she exists on their iPhone. The new iPhone app iMaria is a Croatian Playboy Playmate (naturally) with a “cute English accent.” Like the good little non-threatening virtual girlfriend that she is, iMaria wears low-cut outfits and asks if you’d like her to cook you something or go tan at the beach. All that is sad enough without the creep factor: the producer, Premika, advertises their app by trilling, “iMaria is a fun and interactive virtual girlfriend application that lets you be in control!”

Guys, if the only person who will let you be “in control” is a digital nudie model girlfriend you purchased for 99 cents on iTunes, maybe you need to think about that. [PremikaOnline.com] Keep reading »

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