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Quotable: China Requires Its First Female Astronauts To Be MARRIED

“In the selection [of astronauts], we had almost the same requirements on women candidates as those for men, but the only difference was that they must be married, as we believe married women would be more physically and psychologically mature.”

— Zhang Jianqi, former deputy commander of China’s manned space program. Uh, how exactly? [AP] Keep reading »

What Is “Mexting” And Why Will It Make You Fart?

So you’ve “sexted,” but have you “mexted”? Mexting is a didn’t-exist-until-it-was-invented-yesterday phenomenon where you snap sexually provocative photos of Mexican food on your cell phone camera.

Parents, are you sure you know what your teenager is doing with that taco? [Guanabee] Keep reading »

Jamie Jungers Wins The Miss Tiger Woods Mistress Beauty Pageant

Here she comes, Miss Tiger Woods Mistress… Jamie Jungers took home the top prize today in a Tiger Woods mistress beauty pageant on “The Howard Stern” show, beating out Jamie Grubbs and Loredana Jolie.

You’d think after winning such a klassy award, someone would help Jungers carry that big, ol’ $75,000 check. Keep reading »

17 Phrases We’re Tired Of Hearing About Women

Sometimes a girl just gets sick and tired of all the cutesy little words and phrases that exist to describe women. I mean, cougar? Puma? Cheetah? Who can keep them all straight?

Depending on the situation, most of my life I’ve been called either a “princess” (for wanting what I want when I want it) or a “femi-Nazi” (for being a feminist with thoughts and opinions).

Oh, but one lucky day I’ll be called a M.I.L.F., or even “a woman of a certain age.” Can you tell that I just can’t wait?

We at The Frisky put our pretty little heads together and made a list of 17 words and phrases about women and girls that we’re just sick and tired of hearing. Won’t you let us know which ones you’re done with, too? Keep reading »

Jamie Jungers Wins The Miss Tiger Woods Mistress Beauty Pageant

Here she comes, Miss Tiger Woods Mistress… Jamie Jungers took home the top prize today in a Tiger Woods mistress beauty pageant on “The Howard Stern” show, beating out Jamie Grubbs and Loredana Jolie.

You’d think after winning such a klassy award, someone would help Jungers carry that big, ol’ $75,000 check. Keep reading »

Quotable: Gloria Steinem’s Not Surprised Hillary Clinton Isn’t President

“I do think Hillary Clinton‘s candidacy changed the atmosphere. I never for a moment thought a woman could win. It’s too soon. But I do think that her candidacy made it possible for many more people to imagine a woman president. How she got up every morning and took that much punishment, I don’t know. She was so strong.”

— Women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem thinks America was not ready for the first woman president. Do you agree? [Sacramento Bee] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Used To Date Men Whose Careers I Envied

I used to be defined by one singular character: ambition. As early as 9th grade, I knew that I wanted to be a journalist who wrote long-form investigative articles. And for nine or 10 years, everything about my life was focused around that one goal: where I went to school, how I spent my “free” time, who my friends were, even whom I dated. It’s not an exaggeration to say my drive consumed my life — and I was perfectly OK, even pleased, with that. I seriously believed that at long last I would finally be happy when people bought magazines with my writing in them.

The thing is, ambition for ambition’s sake turns out to be a hollow way to live one’s life. It’s a means to an end, of course, but considering that the target you are shooting for is constantly shifting, it can also be exhausting. Don’t misunderstand me: I’m proud of my accomplishments — articles I’ve written, interviews I’ve conducted, maybe a few lives I’ve affected. But if I could go back in time and change a few things, I just might do it.

And the first thing that I would change? I would not have dated so many men whose careers I envied. Life is hard enough when you’re putting unreasonable expectations on yourself to succeed, but it’s damn near impossible when you’re comparing yourself to someone you’re sleeping with. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Muslim Women Protest At Sex-Segregated Mosque

  • A group of Muslim women at the Islamic Center in Washington, D.C., risked arrest on Sunday when they staged a “pray-in” in the main area of the mosque, which is usually reserved for men. The all-female group of Muslims first tried to share the main area at a “pray-in” in February and this Sunday, they once again pushed themselves into the men-only prayer area. The mosque’s imam interrupted the prayer and police arrived minutes later. [AFP]
  • Gay and lesbian couples are at last allowed to legally marry in Washington, D.C. The District began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples last Tuesday. [Washington Post]
  • Blogger Dayo Olopade at The Root asks: Why are there so few black women politicians? [The Root]

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SeaWorld Trainer’s Family Wants To Block Video Of Killer Whale’s Attack

The family of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau, who drowned when she was pulled underwater by a killer whale after a performance, is trying to prevent police from distributing video of the incident to the media. SeaWorld cameras captured the February 24th attack, when, after a show, the whale Tilikum grabbed 40-year-old Brancheau by her ponytail and held her underwater. The videos were handed over to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Florida for an investigation and once that investigation is complete, Florida law would allow them to become public.

But a spokesman for the Brancheau family said they might pursue a court injunction to prevent the tapes from being made public, which they said would magnify their grief. As much, I’m ashamed to admit, as I’d be curious to watch the tapes, I do hope they are never made public out of respect to Brancheau’s family. What do you think? [Fox News] Keep reading »

6 Women Hospitalized From Black Market Butt Implants

Breaking news: getting plastic surgery off the “black market” is a bad idea! Six Dominican woman from the Newark, New Jersey area have been hospitalized with infections from “black market” butt implants by a fake “plastic surgeon.” Health officials say Dr. Shady injected the women’s derrieres with “a variety of unknown materials,” possibly including silicone, petroleum jelly and hardware-grade caulk. Ewwww. In a second obvious sign of sketchiness, all of the “implant” procedures apparently took place inside hotels. Yes, hotels. Congratulations, New Jersey. You have managed to top the Staten Island, New York plastic surgeon who, in 2003, accidentally gave a woman four breast implants instead of two.

Ladies, I have a better plan to get a Kim Kardashian booty without butt implants: drink one Starbucks mocha Frappucino morning, noon and night, and eat a box of Girl Scout cookies for a snack every afternoon. Works like a charm in no time! [Fox News] Keep reading »

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