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President Obama’s Statement On The Anniversary Of “Roe Vs. Wade”

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“As we mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we must remember that this Supreme Court decision not only protects a woman’s health and reproductive freedom, but also affirms a broader principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters. I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose and this fundamental constitutional right. While this is a sensitive and often divisive issue, no matter what our views, we must stay united in our determination to prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant women and mothers, reduce the need for abortion, encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption. And as we remember this historic anniversary, we must also continue our efforts to ensure that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill our dreams.” 

This is the statement released by President Obama yesterday, January 22, which was the 39th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe vs. Wade decision, which effectively legalized abortion in the United States. This statement is perfectly concise and makes me grateful we have pro-choice president. [Nerve via WhiteHouse.gov]

Morning Quickies: Heidi Klum & Seal To Separate

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  • Auf wiedersehen, Seal — the singer and his supermodel wife Heidi Klum have confirmed they are splitting after seven years of marriage. The couple released a statement: “While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate. We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart. This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition. We thank our family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support. And for our children’s sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy.”  [People]
  • Britney Spears’ wedding gift from her father will reportedly be control of her personal finances for the first time in four years. Brit-Brit’s dad Jamie Spears was named conservator after her breakdown in 2007, but she’s been progressing so well that her dad wants her to manage her own money again. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Lana Del Rey’s publicists forced the blog Thought Catalog to remove a parody post called “Lana Del Rey Responds To Her Critics” this weekend, which the author then turned around and posted on the blog Hipster Runoff. (But what does Whitney Cummings think?) [Nerve.com] Keep reading »

The Only Crocs I’d Ever Wear

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I have a sister, who shall remain nameless despite the public humiliation she deserves, who not only wears Crocs but actually wears Crocs with socks. Crocs with socks! I am related to this person!

The only “crocs” you’ll ever see on my feet are these gator-themed high heels by the Dutch artist Sit. These can at least be forgiven for not being fashionable by being awesome.  [The Daily What]

Whitney Cummings Defends Lana Del Rey’s Right To Be A Human Being Who Makes Mistakes

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The interwebsphere is a buzz with Lana Del Rey post SNL hatred. I just thought I would do something I never do and give my opinion on it. (irony)

I have many random thoughts. First, everybody calm down. It’s a little troubling that when a young girl fails at something that we keep kicking her why she is down. I get very protective of girls, especially young performers, because they live a hard, emotionally challenging, often physically challenging life where you are constantly given reasons to be insecure and have panic attacks. I totally get the stuff about her not deserving to be there and I don’t mean to insult musicians in any way if that’s how they feel obviously, but this is an opportunity to show us how hard being a performer is so maybe they can all be cut some slack. Flack?  I think we take our performers for granted. It’s super fucking hard to entertain people and it takes a lot of work. 

– Whitney Cummings took to her Tumblr on Thursday to defend Lana Del Rey’s right to be a human being who performed poorly on live TV for three whole minutes. Quel horreur! Whitney’s spot-on assessment about how the pile-on is a mix of jealousy and pretty-girl-hatred (which Whit knows a thing or two about), after the jump: Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Ellen DeGeneres Gives $50K Scholarship To Homeless High Schooler Samantha Garvey

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  • It’s time to cry: Ellen Degeneres gave Samantha Garvey, a high school senior in New York who is finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search, a $50,000 scholarship. What’s got Ellen in the scholarship biz? Well, Samantha Garvey and her family are homeless and currently living in a shelter. Ellen also gave the Garvey family a $5,000 gift certificate to J.C. Penney and a $1,000 gift certificate to Whole Foods. Our fingers are crossed for Smantha, who has applied to Yale and Brown! Great, now my mascara is all over my face … [Crushable]
  • Lana Del Rey speaks out about her crapadoodle “Saturday Night Live” appearance: “I don’t love live television.” [Popdust]
  • Kate Middleton and her family went on a vacation to the Caribbean island of Mustique to celebrate her mom Carole Middleton’s birthday — minute Prince William. [Us Weekly]
  • Eighteen ways Michael Fassbender puts the sex in sexy. [TresSugar]
  • On “2 Broke Girls” and the new Long Duk Dong we never asked for. [Grantland]
  • Five love lessons from blues singer Etta James, who died today at age 73. [YourTango] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Sunday Is The 39th Anniversary Of Roe Vs. Wade

  • Sunday, January 22, will be the 39th anniversary of the landmark Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision, which essentially legalized abortion across the country. Here’s a list of events, both online and offline, held throughout the next several days. [Feminist.org]
  • Wal-Mart has named Rosalind Brewer the president/CEO of Sam’s Club, which is the first time the company has had a woman and an African-American heading one of its properties. [Madame Noire]
  • Yesterday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick held a ceremonial signing of a law which legally protects transgender folks from discrimination in housing, education and employment.  (The bill actually went into law last year.) [Colorlines]
  • The incredible Jessica Valenti, co-founder of the blog Feministing.com, was on “Anderson” this afternoon discussing Purity Balls and  American’s obsession with virginity. [AndersonCooper.com]
  • On why we can’t let our talk of Paula Deen’s recent diabetes diagnosis slip into schaudenfreude. [Chow.com via Bitch Magazine]
  • The fabulous blogger Sady Doyle on why we should be worried if Michelle Obama didn’t get angry from time to time. [In These Times]
  • A high school in Draper, Utah, may not call its sports teams “the Cougars” because that would be offensive to older women who have sex with younger men. Plus one for being thoughtful, I guess?  [Jezebel] Keep reading »
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