Over the weekend, the feminist blogosphere was all a-titter with the “news” that Jay-Z has sworn off using the word “bitch” in his rap lyrics after the birth of his baby Blue Ivy Carter. A poem posted online, which RollingOut.com claims was written by the rapper, says he’ll no longer use that “degradation.” Read it, after the jump! Keep reading »
Attention, 13-year-old boys of the world: it is a bad idea to put magnets in your mouth and it is an even worse idea to swallow them.
A Brooklyn pediatrician is warning parents and kids alike that $5 fake magnetic tongue rings are a terrible idea after a 13-year-old boy accidentally swallowed his. The magnets are strong enough to tear the intestines — and God-knows-what-else on its way out the pooper — and could be fatal. (His doctor called the possible intestinal tearing the ”equivalent of a gunshot abdominal wound.” Ick.) The 13-year-old in question is having his magnets flushed out of his system, but if that doesn’t work, doctors may need to operate. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention has warned against fake magnetic tongue rings since 2006.
I got my tongue pierced at age 16 — for real! with blood! and pain! — in my brother’s bedroom. It is definitely not a decision to make lightly but it’s not something you should try to fake, either. Oh, the joys of childhood rebellion. [NY Daily News]
“I go home and I wash my face and I put on my sweatpants and I lay down on the bed and I say, ‘oh, please rub my feet,’ and you know, he says, ‘no, you rub my feet.’ So, you know, behind the curtain, I’m just like everybody else. … I didn’t choose to, you know, I didn’t, like, write down on a piece of paper I’m now going to have a relationship with a younger man. That’s just what happened. You see, that’s the romantic in me. I just met someone that I cared for, and this happened to be his age.”
Well, I can’t get behind Madonna being “just like everybody else.” Girl, please, you are an icon. But it’s good to know that Madonna has to sweet talk her boyfriend, Brahim Zaibat, into rubbing her feet just like the rest of us. I have to say it’s cool that she’s not just able to boss him around. Props to her 24-year-old boo for saying, “No, you rub my feet.” Of course, if Madonna told me to rub her feet, I would just shut up and do it. [ONTD]
How’s that for simple, kickass visual imagery? If you haven’t already seen “The Iron Lady” — the new Meryl Streep flick about the first female prime minister of the UK, Margaret Thatcher — then get on it, girl! I highly recommend it. [Women & Hollywood] Keep reading »
“Jerry Lewis once said that he didn’t think women were funny, so I’d just like to say, with all respect, ‘F*ck you!’”
– Judd Apatow accepted the Critics’ Choice Aware for Best Comedy film on behalf of “Bridesmaids” and gave comedian Jerry Lewis a long-overdue middle finger for a sexist comment made in 1998. While speaking to an audience at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, Lewis said ”I don’t like any women comedians” and “A woman doing comedy doesn’t offend me but sets me back a bit. I, as a viewer, have trouble with it. I think of her as a producing machine that brings babies in the world.” (Not surprisingly, Jerry Lewis is the same guy who said he wanted to “smack [Lindsay Lohan] in the mouth” and “give her a spanking.” What a charmer.) Be quiet and listen to Judd Apatow, Jerry. [Huffington Post]