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Today’s Lady News: Ultrasound Now Required Before An Abortion In Virginia

  • Virginia Governor Bill McDonnell has signed into law the bill that requires a woman seeking an abortion to first have a medically unnecessary ultrasound. Technically this bill is a step up from a previous iteration of the bill, which would have required an invasive transvaginal ultrasound (also medically unnecessary) before an abortion. [New York Times
  • Women in Texas are losing options for health care at Planned Paernthood clinics and elsewhere amid the abortion fight. Texas has recently slashed funding from PP clinics. [New York Times
  • On “America’s Next Top Model,” the first Native American contestant Mariah Watchman, and the Pocahontas controversy. [Racialicious] Keep reading »

We’re Breaking Up: The “Nice Girls Don’t Pepper Spray” T-Shirt

We're Done
You're wearing a tiny knit ear hat. Read More »
We're Through
You showed up at the club in a baby tee. Read More »

You’re wearing a “Nice Girls Don’t Pepper Spray” shirt? No. Just NO. [Sears.com]

Rihanna’s Father Calls Her “Fat,” Calls Chris Brown “A Nice Guy”

On Abused Women
Facts about Rihanna and other abused women. Read More »
I Was Abused
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Judy McGuire was physically abused by a boyfriend. Read More »
Rihanna's Forgiveness
Collaborating? Rihanna takes her forgiveness of Chris Brown too far. Read More »
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Every week, there’s a news story that makes us go “RIHANNA, GIRL, NO.” It’s not a secret that the pop star’s personal life is worrisome. We knew about Rihanna’s father’s past physical abuse towards her mother during her childhood, but it turns out RiRi’s still flying first class on the Daddy Issues Express. In an interview with Heat magazine, her formerly-estranged dad Ronald Fenty shared his special, terrible brand of parenting. Keep reading »

Andrej Pejic Will See You Next Tuesday

The Model Alliance
A new frontier for the protection of fashion models. Read More »
Andrej Gets personal
The androgynous model shares his life. Read More »
Transphobia
FHM magazine called Andrej Pejic a "thing." Read More »
andrej pejic in cunt hat photo

I won’t even pretend to know what’s going on in this Adeen photoshoot starring gender-bending model Andrej Pejic and, uh, two other guys. On Adeen’s website they say Andrej’s hat is an ode to RuPaul who always says on his show that one must have “Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent.” Hmm, I don’t think that’s what most people are going to think when they see that word. [Styleite (NSFW URL and image)]

How I Found A Boyfriend By Online Dating

Your Online Profile
Do's and Don'ts for your online dating profile. Read More »
Online Dating Lies
Here's some of the whoppers people use in their profile. Read More »
Offline Dating Tips
Tips for meeting men in real life. Read More »
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I understand why online dating gets a bad rap: it takes away the fun of the “meet-cute” and forces you to judge, based on very little information, whether you want to take risks with someone else’s neuroses and perversions. There have been online dates I’ve been on over the past four years, such as with the 9/11 conspiracy theorist, that I’ve hated, too.

But it’s also true that I found my boyfriend on an online dating site, too. Granted, we’ve only been an item for four months, so we’re not exactly Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson here. However, it wasn’t particularly arduous or awful finding each other and we fit pretty well. And from my last relationship to my current one, I actually dated exclusively two different guys for one month each that I met online, too. I’d like to think when it comes to this online dating thing, I’m doing something right!

Basically, I treated it like shopping. If you’re looking for a pair of black skinny jeans in a size 10, don’t go home with a denim skort. It might be sold in the same department … but it’s not really the same thing. So, for what they’re worth, here are my (obviously very heteronormative) strategies for the rest of you frustrated online daters: Keep reading »

Sweets For The Sweet

If you’re lucky enough to live near a patisserie that makes macarons, then what are you doing at your computer reading this?! For the rest of you: feast your eyes on this adorable macaron flavors menu chart based on the tasty cookies from the Laduree bakery in Paris, designed by artist Laura Row. You can order a digital print of her charming macarons or even a set of notecards.  Whether you’re weak in the knees for chocolat or caramel fleur de sel is more your jam, anything you do with this menu is sure to be sweet. [$12, Etsy]

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