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Today’s Lady News: Three Canadians Convicted Of So-Called “Honor Killings”

  • Three Afghan-Canadians have been convicted of murdering three teenaged girls and their dad’s first wife in so-called “honor killings.” Two of the daughters were reportedly killed because they wanted boyfriends against their fathers’ wishes; the father also said his daughters dressed in Western clothes. The eldest daughter at one point left home to live in a shelter because of abuse at home, which is reportedly when their father, brother and mother decided to kill the four women. What a terribly sad story. I am heartened, at least, to see the killers punished. [BBC]
  • GOP presidential wannabe Mitt Romney has trashed President Obama’s recent decision requiring religiously affiliated employers to offer birth control coverage in their health plans — despite the fact he made a similar decision himself as governor of Massachusetts. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Afghan Woman Reportedly Killed For Bearing Baby Girl

Victims Of Abuse
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NGOs speculate 90 percent of Afghan women are victims of abuse. Read More »
Girls Run The World?
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Not so much, Beyonce. Read More »
Pink Stinks For Toys
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Some parents are upset their little girls are given pink toys. Read More »
Frisky Feminism!
Everything The Frisky has ever written about feminism! Read More »
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Today in News That Makes You Want To Crawl Back Under The Covers: police in Afghanistan say a woman was reportedly strangled to death by her husband because she gave birth to a baby girl. The husband reportedly warned his 22-year-old wife after she gave birth to their first daughter that he’d kill her if she did it again. The husband fled his home last week around the same time a neighbor found the wife’s body in their house; he has not been found, but his mother has been taken into custody for allegedly helping him plot how to kill her. This alleged murder is just another example of the ways women are still horrifically abused and killed in Afghanistan to this day. [CBS News]

Frisky Q&A: Lionel Shriver, Author Of “We Need To Talk About Kevin”

Ezra Miller Q&A
Amelia spoke with the star of "We Need To Talk About Kevin." Read More »
We Need To Talk ...
... about kittens! Read More »
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One of the best perks of being a blogger is the opportunity to interview people who admire. Interviewing the author Lionel Shriver, whose Orange prize-winning novel We Need To Talk About Kevin — the film starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, and Ezra Miller, that is currently in theaters — was one of the best experiences of my career. Keep reading »

The Rules Of Conduct For A Stayover Relationship

Can Men Be Alone?
Are men worse at being single? Discuss! Read More »
Dating Don'ts
How NOT to date a coworker. Read More »
This Is Not A Date
5 signs what you're doing is not actually a date. Read More »
Guys' Pre-Date Nerves
The guys on our IM share! Read More »
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In these modern times, hussies like us spend a lot of time at our boyfriend’s apartment/house, but do not actually live there.  (Conversely, he might be the one at your place.)  We may have a toothbrush in his bathroom, but we aren’t paying his rent. So it’s not really our place to do whatever we want. 

As such, the proper to behave can befuddle even the smartest of whips. Can you drink the last can of PBR? Do you have to let his dog sleep beside you? Is it acceptable to TiVo every single episode of “Chelsea Lately” on his DVR?

I will explain it all, after the jump: Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Christina Aguilera Mysteriously Drips At Etta James’ Funeral

Etta James Died
Blues and soul singer Etta James has died. Read More »
Christina Hates Pants
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Why does Christina Aguilera hate wearing pants? Read More »
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Did Kelly Osbourne really just call Christina Aguilera fat? Read More »
Christina's Mugshot
Christina Aguilera Mug Shot
Oof, that's not dirrty, that's just sad. Read More »
Christina Aguilera dripping leg photo
  • What the hell was running down Christina Aguilera’s leg at Etta James’ funeral? [Dlisted]
  • Demi Moore may have been smoking a drug called K2 Spice, an herbal incense similar to marijuana, when she started convulsing. [Fox News
  • Oprah and Barbara Walters are in a bidding war to get the first TV interview with Pippa Middleton. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Brad Pitt says his kids aren’t allowed to Google him or Angelina Jolie. [People]
  • Katrina Bowden from “30 Rock” is engaged to her boyfriend of two years, Ben Jorgensen. Mazel tov! [US Weekly] Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Target PixiGlow Fairy Face Palette

BTD: Eyeshadow
Sephora's moonshadow baked eye palette is very dramatic. Read More »
BTD: Highlighter
Benefit Watt's Up
Jessica loves Benefit's new Watt's Up highlighter! Read More »
BTD: Cheek Tint
Jessica loves Benefit's Cha Cha Cheek Tint. Read More »

Looking pretty is all about light in the right places: that is the philosophy behind Pixi’s new PixiGlow-inspired line for Target.

And it’s a philosophy they’ve fulfilled more than admirably. I actually love their Fairy Face Palette so much that I’ve used it daily since December and I’m already fretting about whether I’ll be able to procure a new one at Target when I’ve used it all up. I’m sure it will sell out. Keep reading »

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