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New Hampshire Considering Reversal Of Domestic Violence Laws

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Oh, New Hampshire. There you go, sitting around thinking, You know what we don’t have enough of? Wife beatings!

Clearly that’s the only explanation for a piece of legislation proposed by state Republicans. According to the Concord Monitor newspaper, House Bill 1581 sought to require police officers to obtain a warrant in a domestic violence case unless they witnessed the crime themselves.

So if Jane called 911 because Bob punched her in the face? (Or Bob called 911 because Jane punched him in the face?)  The cops could see the blood or bruises, but would have needed a warrant for arrest.  Keep reading »

Demi Moore’s 911 Call Released: “Smoked Something Similar To Incense,” “Convulsing”

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The 911 call made by Demi Moore’s friends on Monday night has been released. (You can listen here.) A panicked friend says the actress is “convulsing” and “semi-conscious” after “she smoked something, it’s not marijuana, but it’s similar to … it’s similar to incense and she seems to be having convulsions of some sort.” The friends hand the phone around to each other — and at one point, if I’m not mistaken, two people address “Ru,” possibly referring to her daughter Rumer — as they urge the dispatcher to send paramedics immediately because she’s “burning up” and breathing “shakily.” Keep reading »

Smooth Groove & 5 Other Products To Conceal Your Camel Toe

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Ladyparts are oh-so-problematic. They smell. They’re hairy. And when you wear super-tight clothing, they don’t automatically invert inside your body like an oyster to prevent camel toe. Can’t a girl give herself a yeast infection in peace? Luckily, the marketplace has generously stepped in to “help” us “solve” this beguiling conundrum. We just heard about the Smooth Groove, an invention out of Britain that looks like a snazzy, black-and-white athletic cup. Smooth Groove’s website claims, without attribution, “A staggering 55 percent of women, irrespective of age size or weight experience camel toe at some point.” Um, really? Who is conducting those surveys?! No one has ever asked me about my camel toe. [Smooth Groove]

Let’s check out some more camel toe prevention products for those who like their dignity intact, as well as their leggings extra-snug.

 

North Carolina Politician Calls For Public Hanging Of Abortion Providers

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A North Carolina politician sent an email to all his colleagues calling for “public hangings” of abortion providers as a deterrent.  Republican Rep. Larry Pittman wrote in an email:

“We need to make the death penalty a real deterrent again by actually carrying it out. Every appeal that can be made should have to be made at one time, not in a serial manner. If murderers (and I would include abortionists, rapists, and kidnappers, as well) are actually executed, it will at least have the deterrent effect upon them. For my money, we should go back to public hangings, which would be more of a deterrent to others, as well.” 

This is all kinds of crazy that I don’t even know where to start. Comparing abortion providers — a safe, legal, at times life-saving medical practice — to murderers, rapists and kidnappers? Suggesting public hangings as a cost-saving measure? Hell, why not go whole hog and whip out the guillotine? Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Winehouse Family Pissed John Paul Gaultier “Borrowed” Amy’s Image

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Amy Winehouse tribute at John Paul Gaultier show
  • Amy Winehouse’s dad is not happy that John Paul Gaultier used his couture show as a “tribute” to the signer. He called the Gaultier models wearing beehives with a barbershop quartet singing her music in the background “in poor taste” and “upsetting to the family.” [NYmag.com The Cut]  
  • While she’s being treated for “exhaustion,” Demi Moore has dropped out playing the feminist journalist Gloria Steinem in “Lovelace” and will be replaced by Mary Louise Parker.  [Us Weekly]
  • A New York City lawyer is suing two ex-girlfriends for posting about his philandering ways on a site called Liars, Cheaters R Us (!), which is messing with his Google search. [Nerve]
  • Drake wants to play President Obama … and is hot enough to actually pull that off. [StarPulse] Keep reading »

Diablo Cody Says Feminists “Should Be Up My Butt”

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“Any feminist out there who doesn’t support me gets a big boo because you’ve got one person out there who is advocating for women in Hollywood and you’re going to slag that person? If you’re a feminist, you should be up my butt. I have no idea if I’ve helped feminism or set it back, because people see me as such a polarizing figure. I hope it’s the former. But if I can’t even get feminists on my side, maybe I’m not helping.”

– Diablo Cody, who wrote “Young Adult,” is certainly sick of being criticized by feminists (and their at-times strange bedfellows, conservatives) for various crimes, like the fact that “Juno” didn’t involve an abortion, Diablo’s past career as a stripper, and plenty of other violations dictated by The Not Feminist Enough Police.

FWIW, I’m a feminist and I’m on your side, Diablo. [Guardian UK]

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