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Hillary Clinton Tells Religious Extremists To STFU About Women

Why Hillary Isn't Prez
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Hill On Women's Rights
Hillary Clinton is all about empowering women and children. Read More »
Hillary On Politics
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The secretary of state on the double standard against women. Read More »
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“Why extremists always focus on women remains a mystery to me, but they all seem to. It doesn’t matter what country they’re in or what religion they claim, they all want to control women. They want to control how we dress, they want to control how we act, they even want to control the decisions we make about our own health and our own bodies. Yes, it is hard to believe. But even here at home, we have to stand up for women’s rights and reject efforts to marginalize any one of us because America needs to set an example for the entire world.”

Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton spoke this weekend at The Daily Beast’s Women In The World summit and reminded us why we’re grateful to have this woman representing us to the world. I love how she spoke about extremists in general, not naming one religion specifically, and how she didn’t reference anti-abortion Republicans specifically, either. It makes it all the more powerful that she’s talking about the philosophy behind control, not sidelining her point by bashing anyone in particular for doing it. [Nerve]

Morning Quickies: Kim Kardashian Fires Back At Jon Hamm Over “Idiot” Comment

Jon's Idiot Comments
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Jon Hamm called Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian "idiots." Read More »
Jon Loves Jen
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Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt are my relationship role model. Read More »
Evening Quickies
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Keep your pants on, Ryan Gosling is actually not single. Read More »
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  • After Jon Hamm was quoted in an interview saying our culture celebrates “idiots” like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, Kim fired back on Twitter. “Calling someone who runs their own businesses, is a part of a successful TV show, produces, writes, designs, and creates, ‘stupid,’ is in my opinion careless,” she tweeted.  [People]
  • Jezebel is claiming Robert Downey Jr. is a commenter on gossip blind item blogs, especially since his supposed commenter thread confirms or denies blind items about RDJ. This is fascinating. [Crushable
  • Russell Brand has been accused of grabbing and smashing a photographer’s iPhone. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • The curvy girl’s guide to spring trends. [Betty Confidential]
  • The 15 best/worst lines from the “mommy porn” BDSM bestseller Fifty Shades Of Grey, as accompanied by stock images. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Keep Your Panties On, Ryan Gosling Is Still Taken

Morning Quickies
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Are Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes dunzo? Read More »
Ryan And Eva Do Paris
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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes gallivant around the City of Lights. Read More »
Ryan's Disney Dates
Why does Ryan Gosling take all his dates to Disneyland? Read More »
  • Sorry, everyone: Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are still an item and they were photographed in Thailand together as recently as Thursday. [Us Weekly]
  • Watch an clip from “Breaking Dawn: Part 2″ — but be warned, the audio is really crappy. [Evil Beet Gossip]
  • Kris Humphries has accused Kim Kardashian of hoarding money they made from their wedding “and other ventures” (?), adding a whole new layer of WTF-ery to their divorce fight. [PopBytes]
  • I feel supremely “meh” about Jennifer Lopez’s Vogue cover. [Styleite]
  • Behind the scenes at NBC’s new show “Fashion Star.” [Betty Confidential] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Egyptian “Virginity Test” Doctor Acquitted

  • An Egyptian doctor who forced “virginity tests” — aka sexual assault — on female protesters detained in Cairo’s Tahrir Square has been acquitted by a military tribunal. Victims claimed these “virginity tests” were aimed to scare and humiliate women from protesting. [Huffington Post]
  • At last count, 141 companies have dropped advertising from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show following the incident where he called  Sandra Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” on-air. Big-name brands distancing themselves from Limbaugh include Johnson & Johnson, Macy’s, McDonald’s, American Express, Yahoo, Wal-Mart, NBC-TV, General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Honda, the Home Depot, Discover Card, Domino’s Pizza, Exxon Mobil and even the U.S. Army. [Think Progress]
  • On the rise of the “angry white woman” in the current reproductive rights debate. [Madame Noire] Keep reading »

Olivia Munn Invites You To Suck On Her Big Green Love Stick

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Stars Hitting Up Sex Shops
Two more alleged Olivia Munn pics have leaked. Read More »
Olivia Chokes Chicken
See Olivia Munn choking her chicken. Read More »
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Olivia Munn couldn’t make it to SXSW for the premiere of her new movie “The Babymakers,” so she asked the director to read an open letter and share this photo, done up in the style of her alleged Skitch-annotated nude photos, instead.  We vote awesome. 

Check out Olivia Munn’s open letter accompanying the pic after the jump:

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Why New “Clare’s Law” On Domestic Violence In The UK Doesn’t Have Advocates Thrilled

On Abused Women
Facts about Rihanna and other abused women. Read More »
Why DV Victims Stay
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Should we ask victims of domestic violence why they stay? Read More »
Abuse Registry?
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Should there be a registry for people who commit DV? Read More »
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You might think that advocates for victims of domestic violence might be thrilled about a proposal that would, in theory, positively affect their life’s work. So why is a new pilot program called “Clare’s Law,” spearheaded by the father of a woman murdered by her abusive partner and set to go into effect this summer, getting a cool reception?  Keep reading »

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