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Evening Quickies: Newt Gingrich Wants To Schtup Angelina Jolie

Newt's Infidelity
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Newt Gingrich cheated on his wife, then asked for an "open marriage." Read More »
Newt Won't Cheat Again
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Newt Gingrich has promised he won't break his marital vows yet again. Read More »
Morning Quickies
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Demi Moore was having lots of issues, sources say. Read More »
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  • … at least that’s why I assume Newt Gingrich said he would like to be portrayed on film by Brad Pitt. Because they sure as hell don’t look a damn thing alike. [Newser]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow says she had an ex-boyfriend who used to cheat on her “all the time.” Uh oh. Was she talking about Brad or Ben or someone else entirely? [Evil Beet Gossip]  
  • Behind the scenes pics from Sunday’s Puppy Bowl! Y’all better put on some diapers, because this is so cute you’re going to pee yourself. [BuzzFeed]
  • An anti-gay group is going after JC Penny for sponsoring Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show because she’s (gasp!) a lesbian. [Think Progress] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: 14-Year-Old Wants Gay Marriage Voted Down As A Birthday Present

  • A 14-year-old girl asked the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee  yesterday to vote against legalizing same-sex marriage for her birthday. The girl, being called “Sarah” in the press, told the committee it “would be the best birthday present ever if you would vote no on gay marriage.” (Fortunately, the Maryland Senate is expected to eventually approve the bill.) [Raw Story]
  • Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) has pulled her support for Susan G. Komen for the Cure after the breast cancer charity announced it will halt funding to Planned Parenthood. [Think Progress]
  • The Women’s Professional Soccer League has suspended its 2012 season to it can address financial and legal problems. [Feministing]
  • Photographer Paul Phillips in Harlem is raising Kickstarter funds for a photo essay called “Beauty In Black” to portray the beauty of black women. [Madame Noire]
  • Blogger Jennifer Armstrong has launched a blog about “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its feminist principles. Put that Nick at Nite addiction to good work, girl. [Mary Tyler Moore Show Book] Keep reading »

How To Support Planned Parenthood In Light Of Susan G. Komen Halting Its Grants

WTF Happened?
Susan G. Komen for the Cure has halted grants to Planned Parenthood. Read More »
Breast Cancer On Facebook
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Is this new breast cancer meme totally stupid? Read More »

Yesterday, cancer survivors, their loved ones, and loved ones of those who succumbed to the disease, reeled to learn that Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the charity synonymous with breast cancer research, halted grants to Planned Parenthood.

The charity caved to pressure from anti-abortion activists who have the nationwide clinics under investigation at the behest of an anti-abortion politician (more about that here). Another factor is surely the hiring of Komen’s senior VP for Public Policy, Karen Handel, an ex-politician who ran unsuccessfully for governor of Georgia in 2010 on an anti-abortion platform and was endorsed by Sarah Palin (more on that here).

Despite the fact Susan G. Komen’s grants to Planned Parenthood mainly were used for breast exams for women who otherwise could not afford them, anti-abortion groups have targeted those charitable donations because some Planned Parenthood clinics also perform abortions.

But enough about ideology trumping ethics. What are we going to do about it? Keep reading »

Caitlin Flanagan Addresses “Hysteria,” Says Teen Girls “Need More Protection”

Teens And Vaccines
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The HPV vaccine won't make teen girls more slutty, survey finds. Read More »
Teen DV On The Rise
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Domestic violence by and against teenagers is on the rise. Read More »

Conservative lady-splainer Caitlin Flanagan is handwringing over the teen girls again. No, not only in her new book, Girl Land, which frets about “eighth-grade girls who know how to roll on condoms because they’ve learned that in school.” She’s also fretting in last weekend’s New York Times op-ed page regarding the teen girls in LeRoy, New York, who came down with Tourette’s-like symptoms like tics and barking. Flanagan, who writes for The Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker, tied it to other cases of female mass hysteria — emphasis on the word female here — including “the Salem witch trials” and “poltergeist hauntings.”

Her diagnosis of this hysterical outbreak? Teen girls “deserve more protection.” Keep reading »

Pfizer Recalls 1 Million Packs Of Faulty Birth Control

Birth Control Victory
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Birth control will be covered by most employers under health care reform. Read More »
I Took Plan B
Our writer took the morning-after-pill to thwart unwanted pregnancy. Read More »
Whiskey For Preggos
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Behold, a "halal whiskey" that pregnant women can drink. Read More »
Birth Control Facts
Did you know any of the 10 bizarro facts on this chart? Read More »
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Wrap it up!  Yesterday, Pfizer announced a recall of one million packs of faulty birth control pills and warned everyone to use a backup method immediately. The recalled pill packs were a mix of packages in which some contained too many “active” pills, while others had too few. As we all learned in health class and/or Judy Blume novels, birth control pills work by tricking your body into pregnancy through regulation of your lady-hormones. If the balance in the hormones is off-set, then you are not protected from pregnancy. Affected birth control pills are sold under the name Lo/Ovral-28 and as generic Norgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol and a full list of recalled lot numbers is available on the Pfizer web site. The pills aren’t dangerous to your health, but should be returned to your pharmacy … unless you want to get knocked up. [Raw StoryThe Atlantic WirePfizer.com]

Taming The Frizzies? It’s Not A Myth!

Once upon a time, a woman with a thick head of thin hair had a problem. This problem was that every winter, her hair frizzed up like static electricity was running through her veins. She fretted wearing hats. She fretted wearing earmuffs. Winter was quite unpleasant. Then she discovered L’Oreal Professional Mythic Nourishing Oil — a fancy sounding product that is basically just beautifully-scented oil to be patted on the ends of wet or dry hair. To her great joy, Mythic Oil lived up to its name: winter frizzies are now as rare as a unicorn. And woman and her think head of thin hair lived happily ever after! [$14.69, Amazon]

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