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Pro-Lifers Spank Ron Paul For Not “Rescuing” Aborted Fetus From Trash Can

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Our writer took the morning-after-pill to thwart unwanted pregnancy. Read More »
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I don’t even know why we’re talking about Republican Ron Paul, because he is never going to be president. (Unless Kelly Clarkson gets her way.) But I do find it entertaining that his campaign ad called “Life,” about his opposition to abortion — despite otherwise being all “get the government out of people’s business!” — is now flying back in his face. In the “Life” ad, Ron Paul explains how he has delivered 4,000 babies as a doctor and believes that life is a precious thing. He also claims he allegedly saw an “aborted baby” in an operating room, crying and breathing, and saw it placed in a bucket in the corner of a room and people “pretended it wasn’t there.” Then he says he allegedly saw a baby the same size being delivered in that same hospital and it made him wonder “who are we” to let one baby die in “a bucket,” but let another one live. Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Bristol & Willow Palin Pitch “Kardashian-Style” Reality Show

Bristol Rides A Bull
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Bristol rode a mechanical bull while filming her reality show. Read More »
Face Lift? Nose Job?
Bristol's definitely gotten work done, but what was it? Read More »
Palin Not Running
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Sarah Palin won't be running for prez in 2012. Read More »
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  • Bristol Palin and her 17-year-old sister Willow Palin want to star in a “Kardashian-style” reality show, along with Bristol’s boyfriend. The abstinence-only speaker is probably still reeling that she show she filmed with her “Dancing With The Stars” pal Kyle Massey, which got nixed before it even made it on air. “Bristol believes the show will be more marketable with Willow – that they can be the next Kardashian sisters,” says an “insider.” [Showbiz Spy]
  • “Bridesmaids” hottie Chris O’Dowd is engaged to British TV host Dawn Porter. [People]
  • Alessandra Ambrosio was two months’ pregnant when she walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in November — and she didn’t tell anyone from the company. Only her booker knew and a trainer helped her shed a few pounds before she walked. [US Weekly]
  • Toast to the new year with the women of vintage champagne ads! [TresSugar]
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Today’s Lady News: Brazil To Ban Faulty Breast Implants

  • Brazil’s health ministry announced today it will permanently ban faulty breast implants created by the French company PIP, which used industrial-grade silicone instead of medical-grade silicone. When breast implants leak, industrial-grade silicone can be dangerous to the body. The PIP silicone implants were already temporarily banned in Brazil since 2010. [CBS News]
  • Newt Gingrich’s imaginary presidency would “look at” Sarah Palin as vice president or a Cabinet job. [Think Progress]
  • “The Loving Story,” a documentary about the interracial couple who sparked the 1967 Supreme Court case Loving vs. Virginia, will air on HBO in February. [Madame Noire]
  • Delaware’s civil union law goes into effect on January 1st. Congratulations! [Queerty]
  • GOOD editor Ann Friedman on why we need a women-friendly, heterosexual hookup app. [GOOD]
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Russell Brand Files For Divorce From Katy Perry

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Katy Perry and Russell Brand spent Christmas on two different continents. Read More »
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RIP, marriage: Russell Brand and Katy Perry are dunzo.

Russell Brand filed for divorce in Los Angeles, citing “irreconciable differences,” and released the following statement: “Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.”

The couple married in October 2010, but rumors of a rocky, argument-fueled relationship have long dogged them. They raised eyebrows by spending Christmas this year apart: Russell in England with his friends, Katy in Hawaii with her friends. Both were photographed without wedding rings.

I’m sorry to see these two split … but I’m eager to see what the world looks like with both Rihanna and Katy Perry single and on the prowl!  [TMZ] Keep reading »

Finding God In A Vibrator

Mind Of Man: Sex Toys
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John DeVore bought a sex toy ... almost. Read More »
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I once spent a 4th of July weekend with about 15 hardcore evangelical Christians. (Ex-Mr. Jessica’s sister was a born-again.) Explaining to some of the women what kind of website I write for proved to be awkward. But when I told one woman that The Frisky was similar to Cosmopolitan magazine, she exclaimed, “Oh, I read that!”

“Really?” I asked. “Isn’t it a little … uh … raunchy?”

She laughed. “Oh, I just flip past all the shirtless guys and stuff about sex.”

Then what part of the magazine do you actually read? I thought to myself.

That conversation popped into my head again when I saw this article on The Daily Beast about religious websites selling sex toys and the horrifying — not being hyperbolic here — opening story about a Christian woman who was married for 25 years before she finally bought a vibrator and had her first orgasm. Praise be! Keep reading »

#Pandagate Gets Taiwanese Animation

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The BBC Women Of The Year list included a panda. Read More »
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Baby pandas get reintroduced back into the wild in China. Read More »
Pandas As Pets
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Wahhh, why does YANNI get one?! Read More »
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As both a panda lover and a feminist, I was torn asunder by the BBC’s WTF decision to include a panda named Tian Tian on a list of 12 women of the year, but not include three women who won the Nobel Peace Prize or any female CEOs. #Pandagate, as the scandal became known on Twitter, is a bear claw right through the heart for those of us who love celebrating (human) ladies’ accomplishments as much as we love those funny, bamboo-eating black and white bears. And of course you know the Taiwanese animation treatment of #Pandagate is awesome, if rather editorialized with an anti-panda bias. Ahem. [NMA.tv Keep reading »

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