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Today’s Lady News: Gay Marriage In Washington Signed Into Law

Today's Lady News
  • Washington state’s Governor Chris Gregoire signed a law that legalizes same-sex marriage, which will take effect on June 7. Unfortunately, opponents are already gathering signatures hoping to get the law voted on at the ballot box by citizens instead. [KIROtv.com]
  • Meanwhile, New Jersey’s state Senate approved a bill today legalizing gay marriage. The bill is expected to pass the NJ Assembly later this weekend. Then it will head to the desk of Republican Governor Chris Christie, who has vowed to veto it. [NJ.com, The Atlantic Monthly]
  • A feminist take on the media response to Whitney Houston’s death. [Feminist Philosophers]
  • Target has pulled a “stalker” Valentine’s Day card that read, “Stalker is a harsh word … I prefer Valentine.” [Care2]
  • Liz Trotta, a Fox News contributer, says women in the military should “expect” rape to be a problem because “these people are in close contact.” Um, that’s a rather offensive thing to say. [Media Matters] Keep reading »

Rick Santorum Blames Part Of His Book Criticizing Women In The Workplace On Wife

Women In Combat
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Rick Santorum frets your ladylike "emotions" are bad for combat. Read More »
Birth Control Idiocy
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Birth control "just costs a few dollars," says expert Rick Santorum. Read More »
Santorum on Lesbians
Today's Lady News
Says being a lesbian is a "choice." Read More »
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“Sadly the propaganda campaign launched in the 1960s has taken root. The radical feminists succeeded in undermining the traditional family and convincing women that professional accomplishments are the key to happiness.” 

This is a passage from GOP candidate Rick Santorum‘s 2005 book It Takes A Family; it seems like he’s suggesting women shouldn’t be in the workplace. When questioned this weekend by George Stephanopolous about this passage, Santorum said that it was his wife, Karen Santorum, who wrote that part — even though his name is the only one credited as an author and she isn’t credited in the acknowledgements as someone “who assisted me in the writing of this book.” When pressed this weekend, Rick Santorum said, “I don’t know — that’s a new quote for me … the bottom line is that people should have equal opportunity to rise in the work force.” I’m not even going to address how silly it is that someone is blaming his wife for a line in his book. Instead, let’s talk about how tone deaf this guy is about women in the workplace: poor women and women of color have pretty much always worked in America. It wasn’t a choice; it was a necessity. Apparently Rick Santorum — or his wife? — are just upset when middle-class white women go to work, too? [New York Times] Keep reading »

Obama Settles Birth Control Debate, Telling Insurers They Must Pick Up Tab If Employer Won’t

Birth Control Victory
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Birth control will be covered by most employers under health care reform. Read More »
Birth Control Lies
Rick Santorum says it "is not something you need insurance for." Read More »
Mitt On Morning After
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Mitt Romney called the morning after pill "abortive pills." Read More »
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Every woman will have access to birth control under the Obama administration’s latest decision regarding health care reform, which was meant to appease Catholic bishops who balked at a previous iteration of the rule. White House officials stated on Friday that insurers must create a policy that doesn’t offer coverage of contraceptives that can be used by religiously-affiliated employers that object. But insurers also have to offer a plan that covers contraceptives without co-pays or deductibles and they are required to reach out and offer it to women. Explicitly religious employers, such as houses of worship, are still exempt from covering contraception in their prescription plans. Keep reading »

Ann Coulter Says Liberal Women Are Ugly, Wage Gap Is Fine If Women “Never Have To Pay For Dinner”

Ann Hates Single Moms
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Ann Coulter trashed single mothers on the "Today" show. Read More »
Ann's Racist Comment
Ann Coulter suggested Muslim student go ride a "camel." Read More »
Princess Di Hate
Ann Coulter called Di an "anorexic, bulimic narcissist." Read More »
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“I think all real females are right-wingers and I can tell you that based on experience — and my bodyguard will back me up on this — all pretty girls are right-wingers. Some of my male fans have hair to their derriere and tattoos up and down their arms; some of my antagonists seem like perfectly attractive, preppy young men. Girls — a pretty girl walking toward your table, you know she is a fan. … The reason unattractive — I suppose — the reason liberal women are liberal is because they have to date liberal men and as we’ve seen from Bill Clinton and Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Anthony Weiner, we’ve seen how liberal men treat women. I’d be angry too.  … I’ll take 69 cents on the dollar [referring to the wage gap between men and women] or whatever current feminist myth is about how much we make, just to have to never have to pay for dinner. That seems like a fair deal to me.”

— Oh, Ann Coulter. Your batty comments never disappoint. [The Daily Caller]

In The Nick Of Time For V-Day

Should You Shave?
We've got a flowchart for that. Read More »
A New Skincare Routine
Make 2012 your most glowing year yet. Read More »

Itchy legs after shaving are the worst, especially when you have to hustle out of the warm shower to slather body butter on yourself. But I’ve finally found a product that doesn’t make my dry, winter skin even more parched — EOS Pomegranate Raspberry Ultra Moisturizing Shaving Cream. Its consistency is more like a thick lotion and it really did moisturize my skin much better than any “for sensitive skin” shaving gel I’ve tried. Seriously, my legs don’t itch after shaving anymore and feel the softest they’ve felt in ages! Even though the thickness of the cream clogged my razor a bit, I also didn’t Edward Scissorhands myself like I usually do. Consider me a convert. [$3.49, Target]

Morning Quickies: Zooey Deschanel Sings “You Forgot About Valentine’s Day”

V-Day Survival Guide
For all your Valentine's Day needs. Read More »
Zooey & Ben Split
Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard are splitting after two years. Read More »
Rebel Zooey
A teenager Zooey once wrote a feminist letter to Vogue. Read More »
Zooey Deschanel on SNL
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  • Zooey Deschanel couldn’t possibly have hosted “Saturday Night Live” this weekend without pulling out her ukelele and singing a twee little song about a dude forgetting Valentine’s Day. [The FW via Hulu]
  • Celebs react to Whitney Houston’s shocking and sudden death this weekend at age 48. [Uptown Magazine]
  • How’s that for coincidence?  Amber Riley will be singing “I Will Always Love You” tomorrow night on “Glee” for a Valentine’s Day episode. [Huffington Post]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOPy tips for a sexy Valentine’s Day. Oops, your plans are ruined, Chris Martin. [ONTD]
  • But if Gwynnie’s suggestions don’t cut it, here’s some Valentine’s Day date ideas out of the red states. [The Gloss]
  • Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez plan to get hitched this summer. And guess who they’re allegedly inviting to the wedding? [Stupid Celebrities] Keep reading »
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