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Today’s Lady News: Male Reporters Dominate Campaign Trail Coverage

  • Reporters on the campaign trail are skewing heavily male, according to an examination by the Columbia Journalism Review. According to NYU journalism professor Meryl Gordon, politics reporters at newspapers, glossy magazines and blogs are mostly men, and when there are women, there is usually only one or two. This, of course, is echoed in coverage on the campaign trail. [Columbia Journalism Review]
  • Props to Jessica Ahlquist, 16, of Rhode Island, who successfully won a legal battle over a religious prayer banner which was hung in the Cranston High School West auditorium. Jessica contacted the Rhode Island chapter of the ACLU last year, which brought the case to a federal judge. Yesterday, the judge ruled that the prayer banner in a public school was indeed in violation and must immediately be removed. [Boston.com]
  • “Shit Homophobic People Say” — featuring quotes from actual homophobes! [YouTube] Keep reading »

DSK Is Shocked — Shocked! — To Hear Women He Slept With Are Prostitutes

DSK Accused
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Eight things to know about sexual assault accusations against DSK. Read More »
DSK Case To Become Porn
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DSK's sex assault case will become "Dominique Sex King" porn. Read More »
Wife Considers Divorce
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DSK's wife Anne Sinclair has had enough of this BS. Read More »
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Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, is either the world’s worst liar or the world’s biggest egotist.

He’s the world’s worst liar if he thinks anyone will believe he didn’t know his ladyfriends at French sex parties (aka orgies) were not being paid for their, um, services. And he’s the world’s biggest egotist if he was genuinely unaware that these women were prostitutes (say, if the women had been hired by an employee) and thought they were all just fielding cumshots as they lay in awe of his awesome sexual prowess. Keep reading »

Bigots Call For Girl Scout Cookie Boycott Over Inclusion Of Trans Girl In Troop

Santorum on Lesbians
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Says being a lesbian is a "choice." Read More »
Bigots "Lost" Gay Marriage
Bigots admit they've lost the gay marriage battle in our generation. Read More »
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Today in Bitch, Please news: a bigoted group in Texas is calling for a boycott of scrumptious Girl Scout cookies after a Denver, Colorado, troop has allowed a seven-year-0ld boy who identifies as a girl to join them. The diarrhea-icing on this crap-cake is that a 14-year-old Girl Scout in California has also uploaded a video to YouTube railing against Girl Scouts USA for their treachery. “Girl Scouts describes itself as an all-girl experience,” says the girl, identified only as Taylor, who is in a group called Honest Girl Scouts. “With that label, families trust that the girls will be in an environment that is not only nurturing and sensitive to girls’ needs, but also safe for girls.” Translation: a seven-year-old transgender child is a threat. Oh, you know those dangerous queers! Keep reading »

10 Ways We’ll Stand Up For Ourselves In 2012

New Year, New You
Everything you need to kick 2012 off right. Read More »
Find A Therapist
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Seven tips for finding the right therapist. Read More »
Kinder To Yourself
Eight ways to be kinder to yourself. Read More »
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I might sound bold on The Frisky, writing opinionated pieces about marriage equality and abortion rights.

In real life, though? I’m more like the cat that runs underneath the bed when thunder claps. Confrontation, expressing anger and all-around rocking-the-boat aren’t really my thing. I repeatedly bite off more than I can chew, get overwhelmed, and hold inside my anger or hurt feelings rather than deal with it in more manageable, bite-sized pieces. I’m working on getting better at it. But it’s uncomfortable and at times scary.

I’m not the only woman who feels this way. In fact, so many of my friends and other ladies I am close to have expressed to me that they’re “non-confrontational.” A lot of this, I think, has to do with our feelings being minimized or dismissed by our parents and family growing up and later on, those patterns are repeated by our loved ones. But it also has to do with avoiding those uncomfortable and at times scary feelings because confronting them head-on just sucks.

Standing up for myself is something I want to do more, not just in 2012, but always. I’ve brainstormed with my Frisky colleagues some ways we’re going to stand up for ourselves in 2012: Keep reading »

“S**t White Girls Say To Black Girls” Is Back

S**t Girls Say
The video that started it all. Watch »
S**t Nobody Says
The s**t says meme continues. Watch »
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It turns out there’s a lot of dumb shit that white girls say to black girls. Chesca Leigh has made another video of ignorant stuff that white ladies have been known to say to their unsuspecting friends. I would be embarrassed if I wasn’t laughing so hard. [YouTube] Keep reading »

“Friends With Kids”: An Ensemble Cast Movie That Does Not Look God Awful

Review: "Bridesmaids"
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This is one chick flick you shouldn't miss! Read More »
"Bridesmaids" Is #1
Kristin Wiig & Co. have the #1 female comedy ever. Read More »
Sequel Without Kristen?
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Who is the fool who thinks you can do a "Bridesmaids" sequel w/out Kristen? Read More »
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Jennifer Westfeldt is some kind of voodoo witch doctor sorcerer. Not only has she captured the heart of Jon Hamm, but she has also written and directed a romantic comedy with an ensemble cast and, you guys, you’re not going to slit your wrists while watching it. “Friends With Kids” comes out March 9 and stars Jennifer, her manpiece, Kristen Wiig (!), Maya Rudolph (!), Chris O’Dowd (!!!!!), Adam Scott (!), and Edward Burns (!!!!!). That’s like half of the “Bridesmaids” crew, which is why it actually looks funny. Goddamn, woman. How did you keep Katharine Heigl from being cast in this? Burning crosses and heads on stakes?  [YouTube]

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