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Today’s Lady News: Miss America Is Homeless!

  • The cable channel TLC has announced its three-year contract to air the Miss America beauty pageant is complete and there won’t be a renewal. Could it be that beauty pageants are finally no longer relevant? [Variety]
  • Warning, people who live in Bristol, Tennessee: some random person might walk up to you on the street and hand you a pamphlet that says:
    “You may have been given this leaflet because of the way you are dressed. Have you thought about standing before the true and living God to be judged? Scripture tells us that when a man looks on a woman to lust for her he has already committed adultery in his heart. If you are dressed in a way that tempts a men to do this secret (or not so secret) sin, you are a participant in the sin. By the way, some rape victims would not have been raped if they had dressed properly. So can we really say they were innocent victims?”

    If this happens to you, you’ll have a lot in common with 19-year-old Keshia Cantor, who received such a pamphlet from a lady at the drive-thru window at the Hi-Lo Burger where she works. Area religious groups say they have no idea who is responsible for distributing the disturbing pamphlets. [Tricities.com]

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“Bridget Jones’ Diary,” The TV Show?

Bridget Jones’ Diary“: book, movie, and now … TV show? That’s the rumor The New York Post is spreading. NBC and the British movie company Working Title are allegedly working on a weekly series of “Bridget Jones Diary,” originally made famous by Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth. Hooray! Not only do us Bridget fans have a third movie to look forward to, we might get a boob tube version as well.

Still, as a diehard fan, the possible TV series is a mixed blessing: I’m guessing none of the mega-stars will be involved with a piddling television series and I just can’t imagine anyone else playing Bridget Jones and Daniel Cleaver but Renée and Hugh. YOU JUST DON’T MESS WITH GREATNESS. [NY Post] Keep reading »

Oh, Fake AP Stylebook, You’re Such A Card!

Now that the Olympics have ended, Fake AP Stylebook reminds us of our regularly scheduled apathy towards women in sports. Keep reading »

Lady Gaga Should Just Get A Seeing-Eye Dog Already

Meet the man tasked with helping Lady Gaga do tricky stuff, like walking. Hmm, maybe she should just get a black Lab? [3/1/10, London] Keep reading »

5 Moves Women Love In Bed, But Can Be Too Afraid To Ask For

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I’ve never been afraid to ask for what I want in bed. I guess because during my teenage years I figured out I was/am a perv and I just owned it. But in my decade-plus of hooking up with dudes, I’ve come to see being clear about what I want is a bit rare: Guys have told me other women become self-conscious when asking for something risqué or kinky.

So, I’m going to help you out, boys. Here are some things your lady might want, but she’s too self-conscious to ask for. Don’t pressure anything, of course — but if you offer, you may be pleasantly surprised at how enthusiastically she accepts … Keep reading »

23 Bad Sex Moves
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Should Women Serve In Combat Roles In The Military?

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“If It’s On Jersey Shore, It’s Not Coming Through The Door”

This dress code signage outside the New Orleans nightclub, Republic, wants to remind you all coming happens in the hot tub. [Eater] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: France Considers Making “Psychological Violence” A Crime

  • On Thursday night, France‘s government approved a proposal to add “psychological violence” to a law that intends to help domestic abuse victims. The proposal does not allow a husband or wife to “act or repeatedly say things that could damage the victim’s life conditions, affect his/her rights and his/her dignity or damage his/her physical or mental health.” Punishment for breaking the “psychological violence” law could be three years in prison or a fine of around $100,000. Some are skeptical that the law will be applicable, but the sponsors say it will help victims by taking into account non-physical acts of intimidation, like aggressive text messages or emails. [New York Times]
  • Nineteen-year-old Hani Khan, who is of Indian and Pakistani descent, said she lost her job at the mall clothing store Hollister because her Muslim headscarf violated the “look policy.” Khan’s manager had told her, in accordance with the “look policy,” she had to wear a scarf that was white, gray or navy blue. Khan consented and worked in the stockroom without any problems for six months. Then the store manager popped in for a visit and six days later when Khan came to work, she was put on the phone with Abercrombie & Fitch‘s human resources. (A&F owns Hollister.) The HR person told Khan her headscarf violated the “look policy” and when Khan refused to remove it, she was taken off the work schedule. A&F declined to comment. [AOL News]

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Here’s A Gratuitous Christina Hendricks Photo!

You know, every day we should have gratuitous Christina Hendricks photos! Alas, it is not every day photographer Terry Richardson posts pics of Christina in his studio on his blog. Here’s another one, just ’cause we love you. [Terry's Diary] Keep reading »

Where To Store Your iPad? In A Giant-Ass Maxi Pad, Of Course

Oh, shut up, Apple. You asked for it by giving the iPad a stupid name: Fab crafters HipHandmaids on Etsy have stitched up a $30 maxi pad-shaped “iMaxi” carrying case. The iMaxi, with a vinyl exterior and cotton interior, comes in white, red or white/red if you’re going for that “thank God I’m not pregnant” look. The HipHandmaids promise its the only iMaxi case you’ll find with wings. “It’s the perfect one-of-a-kind embarrassing gift for the Apple geek in your life,” they say. “Don’t be caught letting your iPad show.” Yes, we’ll just walk around in public with a two-foot-long sanitary napkin instead. [Etsy] Keep reading »

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