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Today’s Lady News: Black Women More Likely To Die From Breast Cancer

  • Black woman are more likely to die from breast cancer, despite being less likely to get cancer in the first place, according to a new study of women in 13 U.S. cities by the Avon Foundation For Women. Lack of access to affordable health care is one of the key problems to overcome. [Reuters]
  • Idaho’s governor is paying his male employees more money than his female ones — including one male director who was hired five years after a female director and supervises less people, but earns $40,000 more. And some say the wage gap doesn’t exist… [Think Progress]
  • Saudi Arabia may allow women to compete in the 2012 summer Olympics in London if their athleticism still “meet[s] the standards of women’s decency,” despite the fact that women are basically forbidden from sports there. [New York Times]
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The Real March Madness: Lady-Hating Laws In Arizona Vs. Virginia

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Battle of the crazies! Read More »
VA's Abortion Bills
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Virgina's transvaginal ultrasound anti-abortion bill is super-scary. Read More »
AZ On Abortion
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The prenatal nondiscrimination act would let men/parents to stop abortions. Read More »

We have nothing personally against the states of Arizona and Virginia, two fine locations in the lower 48. Arizona is home to the Grand Canyon, and our own Ami Angelowicz was born and raised there. Virginia is the proud state that brought us Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the Smithfield ham. However, when it comes to those of us with a vagina, these two places have been the worst lately. Read on to vote in our Real March Madness poll! Keep reading »

New App “Circle Of 6″ Can Prevent Sexual Violence

I Was Date Raped
Amelia was date raped in college by a guy she liked. Read More »
CDC Sex Assault Data
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Adolescent girls and preteen boys are at the highest risk for sexual assault. Read More »
Drunk Is A Feminist Issue
Why women everywhere should be concerned about binge-drinking. Read More »
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I’ll admit I was skeptical when I heard that the White House was holding a technology challenge for developers to create an app that would help prevent sexual violence. All of the stuff that I believe can change the prevalence of sexual violence — harsher punishments for criminals, a cultural change on what consent means, a modification of the way we use alcohol and drugs — cannot be found in the App Store. But I’m impressed — very impressed — by the contest’s winning app called Circle Of Six. Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Reese Witherspoon Is Pregnant!

Reese Talks Divorce
Reese Witherspoon opens up about her split from Ryan Phillipe. Read More »
Reese's Dating Tips
Reese Witherspoon offers single ladies a valuable lesson. Read More »
Reese Remarried!
Reese Witherspoon is a blushing bride once again. Read More »
Reese's Best Looks
A Frisky style retrospective! Read More »
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  • Reese Witherspoon is pregnant with her third baby, sources tell Us Weekly. The baby will be Reese’s first with her new hubby Jim Toth and her third child overall. Her kids Ava, 12, and Deacon, 8, were with ex-husband Ryan Phillipe. Mazel tov, Reese! [Us Weekly]
  • A conservative blog unearthed a 2004 video of Tom Hanks onstage at his child’s school auction alongside a white man (a fellow parent at the school) dressed in blackface. Yesterday Hanks released a statement saying he was “blindsided” by the man’s costume and calls it “hideously offensive.” Yup. [Gossip Cop]
  • Dianna Agron is in a “love triangle” with hottie Sebastian Stan from “Gossip Girl” and Tim Tebow.  I know who I’d pick. [Celebitchy
  • Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino checked into a treatment program for some “rest and recuperation,” his rep confirmed. Raise your hand if you’re surprised. [Stupid Celebrities] Keep reading »

It’s Time To Cry: Wife Of Dying “Dr. Who” Fan Seeks TARDIS Urn

Cry: Lesbians Engaged
Lesbian couple gets engaged during hockey halftime. Read More »
Cry: Baby Elephant
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A baby elephant is rescued from the mud! Read More »
Cry: Holocaust Love
A Holocaust love story for the ages. Read More »
Cry: Deaf Woman Hears
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Watch a deaf woman hear for the first time. Read More »
Dr. Who TARDIS urn photo

“Dr. Who” fans can be an ardent and kooky bunch, even to the grave. So, too, is Kevin “Wash” Pratt, 27, of Arizona, who has been battling an aggressive brain tumor and likely won’t live much longer. In a bizarre yet lovely appeal, his wife and full-time caregiver Tashi King, 25, is asking sci fi-loving crafters on Regretsy.com if anyone can fashion him a TARDIS urn. TARDIS, as “Dr. Who” fans know, is the time machine based on a 1960s-era police box through which the Doctor travels on all his adventures. Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Kim Zolciak Knocked Up With Baby #4

Kim Before The Wigs
Kim Zolciak Before She Was Famous
This is what Kim Zolciak looked like before she has a blonde wig. Read More »
RHOA Wig-Snatching
Wendy Williams and Gabby Sidibe reenact the RHOA wig snatch. Read More »
Morning Quickies
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Relax, Bobbi Kristina Brown is not engaged to her brother. Read More »
  • “Real Housewives Of Atlanta” hot mess Kim Zolciak is preggo again with her fourth kid, her second with husband Kroy. Mazel tov! [Dlisted]
  • Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima is also knocked up.  [Just Jared]
  • Kathy Bates beat ovarian cancer eight years ago, she revealed today on Anderson Cooper’s talk show.  [US Weekly]
  • Here’s a sneak peek of Kate Moss and Stella McCartney on “Ab Fab”! [Styleite
  • Rihanna’s working on her own fashion line because, duh, of course that was going to happen. [PopCrush]
  • Orange is not your color … and other lessons to be learned in jail. [The Gloss]
  • Will people please just stop Photoshopping Demi Moore’s face into oblivion already?! [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
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