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The Only Crocs I’d Ever Wear

Nina Hates Crocs
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Nina Garcia wishes Crocs were never invented. Read More »
Actually Cute Crocs
Whoa, there are Crocs that we would actually wear. Read More »
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I have a sister, who shall remain nameless despite the public humiliation she deserves, who not only wears Crocs but actually wears Crocs with socks. Crocs with socks! I am related to this person!

The only “crocs” you’ll ever see on my feet are these gator-themed high heels by the Dutch artist Sit. These can at least be forgiven for not being fashionable by being awesome.  [The Daily What]

Whitney Cummings Defends Lana Del Rey’s Right To Be A Human Being Who Makes Mistakes

Lana Bombs "SNL"
Lana Del Rey was overly husky, nasal and out of key on "SNL." Read More »
Whitney On "Whitney"
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Whitney Cummings on her new sitcom. Read More »
"Video Games"
We love Lana Del Rey's sultry song "Video Games." Read More »

The interwebsphere is a buzz with Lana Del Rey post SNL hatred. I just thought I would do something I never do and give my opinion on it. (irony)

I have many random thoughts. First, everybody calm down. It’s a little troubling that when a young girl fails at something that we keep kicking her why she is down. I get very protective of girls, especially young performers, because they live a hard, emotionally challenging, often physically challenging life where you are constantly given reasons to be insecure and have panic attacks. I totally get the stuff about her not deserving to be there and I don’t mean to insult musicians in any way if that’s how they feel obviously, but this is an opportunity to show us how hard being a performer is so maybe they can all be cut some slack. Flack?  I think we take our performers for granted. It’s super fucking hard to entertain people and it takes a lot of work. 

– Whitney Cummings took to her Tumblr on Thursday to defend Lana Del Rey’s right to be a human being who performed poorly on live TV for three whole minutes. Quel horreur! Whitney’s spot-on assessment about how the pile-on is a mix of jealousy and pretty-girl-hatred (which Whit knows a thing or two about), after the jump: Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Ellen DeGeneres Gives $50K Scholarship To Homeless High Schooler Samantha Garvey

Homeless Miss America
Miss America has housing issues like so many other Americans. Read More »
Morning Quickies
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Skiier Sarah Burke died from injuries from an accident. Read More »
Evening Quickies
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Russell Brand will be writing about his divorce in his new memoir. Read More »
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  • It’s time to cry: Ellen Degeneres gave Samantha Garvey, a high school senior in New York who is finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search, a $50,000 scholarship. What’s got Ellen in the scholarship biz? Well, Samantha Garvey and her family are homeless and currently living in a shelter. Ellen also gave the Garvey family a $5,000 gift certificate to J.C. Penney and a $1,000 gift certificate to Whole Foods. Our fingers are crossed for Smantha, who has applied to Yale and Brown! Great, now my mascara is all over my face … [Crushable]
  • Lana Del Rey speaks out about her crapadoodle “Saturday Night Live” appearance: “I don’t love live television.” [Popdust]
  • Kate Middleton and her family went on a vacation to the Caribbean island of Mustique to celebrate her mom Carole Middleton’s birthday — minute Prince William. [Us Weekly]
  • Eighteen ways Michael Fassbender puts the sex in sexy. [TresSugar]
  • On “2 Broke Girls” and the new Long Duk Dong we never asked for. [Grantland]
  • Five love lessons from blues singer Etta James, who died today at age 73. [YourTango] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Sunday Is The 39th Anniversary Of Roe Vs. Wade

  • Sunday, January 22, will be the 39th anniversary of the landmark Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision, which essentially legalized abortion across the country. Here’s a list of events, both online and offline, held throughout the next several days. [Feminist.org]
  • Wal-Mart has named Rosalind Brewer the president/CEO of Sam’s Club, which is the first time the company has had a woman and an African-American heading one of its properties. [Madame Noire]
  • Yesterday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick held a ceremonial signing of a law which legally protects transgender folks from discrimination in housing, education and employment.  (The bill actually went into law last year.) [Colorlines]
  • The incredible Jessica Valenti, co-founder of the blog Feministing.com, was on “Anderson” this afternoon discussing Purity Balls and  American’s obsession with virginity. [AndersonCooper.com]
  • On why we can’t let our talk of Paula Deen’s recent diabetes diagnosis slip into schaudenfreude. [Chow.com via Bitch Magazine]
  • The fabulous blogger Sady Doyle on why we should be worried if Michelle Obama didn’t get angry from time to time. [In These Times]
  • A high school in Draper, Utah, may not call its sports teams “the Cougars” because that would be offensive to older women who have sex with younger men. Plus one for being thoughtful, I guess?  [Jezebel] Keep reading »

And It’s Not Even “Take Your Child To Work Day”

Ani On Motherhood
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Ani Di Franco says being a mother has only made her more radical. Read More »
Stefon On Mother's Day
Where "SNL"'s Stefon suggest you take mom! Watch »
Frisky Parenting!
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All the posts The Frisky has ever done about parenting! Read More »
Licia Ronzulli baby in Parliament photo

This is apparently a year-old photo, but I still love it: Licia Ronzulli, a European member of Parliament, brought her then-seven-week-daughter Victoria to work in Strasbourg, and held her in a sling while working. I am not suggesting that everyone should bring their baby to the office, or anyone, really. (I love me some babies, but Ami is loud enough for this office already, thank you.) But I do love the image of a new mother working and caring for her child.

Of course this happened in Europe, not the U.S. We’re still too busy fighting about whether or not health care insurers should be covering the cost of birth control

[Daily Mail UK via Facebook.com] Keep reading »

Birth Control Will Be Covered By Most Employers, Obama Administration Announces

BC Should Be Covered
Birth control should be covered by health care plans, says report. Read More »
BC For Everybody
Health insurers are required to offer birth control without co-pays. Read More »
They're So Stupid
Yes, covering birth control is just like covering "manicures and pedicures." Read More »
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Most employers will be required to cover the full cost of contraception and other preventative services in their health plans under the Affordable Care Act, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today. This means that women’s preventative health care like birth control will be available without co-pays or deductibles when Obama’s health care reform law goes into effect in August 1, 2012. 

This past August, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that health insurers would be required to cover birth control without co-pays following the release of a report by the Institute of Medicine. That independent panel of doctors had cited coverage of preventative health care, such as STD screening and birth control, in its recommendation of best practices.  

(And of course the talking boobs on Fox News wasted no time asking what Blue Cross/Blue Shield will be forced to cover next — manicures and pedicures?!?!  Really. Someone said that. )

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