UPDATE, 3/3/12 at 6:30p.m: Rush Limbaugh issued an apology on his web site today to Sandra Fluke, a young woman he referred to earlier this week as a “slut” and “prostitute” during a discussion about birth control. In his apology, Limbaugh said:
“For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke. My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.”
Limbaugh’s chief of staff refused to tell The New York Times why the apology was issued. We’re hoping the advertiser pushback had something to do with it. [Politico, New York Times]
Several advertisers have pulled ads from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show after he called a woman a “slut” and “prostitute” on air Wednesday and suggested that she film her sex acts and put them online. Activists Twitter-bombed Rush’s advertisers, threatening a boycott, and so far two sponsors — mattress stores Sleep Train and Sleep Number — have responded, promising they will cut off the dough. Keep reading »
Cosmopolitan UK is just giving us women what we want: a Prince Harry lookalike model posing naked! (Oh, and there’s some other guy in this photo, too.) Unfortunately, their diamond jubilees are hidden from the camera during this a fratty locker room moment shot by photographer Alison Jackson for UK Cosmo‘s 40th birthday. Something tells me the Queen will not be amused. [The Daily Beast via Cosmopolitan UK]
Ask a group of women to talk about how they feel about wearing makeup and you’ll hear a million different stories. That’s what I found out this morning when I, apparently, touched a nerve by asking my co-workers about it.
One of us says she feels naked without makeup on and even wears it during her soccer games. Another said she was raised by women who thought that if you didn’t put on lipstick before leaving the house, you must not care how you presented yourself to the world. A third said her mom never wore makeup — besides red lipstick — and didn’t encourage her to, but that acne and low self-esteem in her teenage years made her feel way prettier with it on.
I couldn’t relate to any of these stories. Keep reading »