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Rep. Michele Bachmann’s Daughters Are Not Allowed To Ask Boys On Dates

8-Yr-Old Schools Michele
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An 8-year-old boy tells Michele Bachmann she's a bigot. Read More »
Michele Serves The Men
Michele Bachmann poured water for all her male contenders. Read More »
Bachmann Stupidity
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Sorry, Michele, "the morning-after abortion pill" doesn't exist. Read More »
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Michele Bachmann: People do find out [in my book] that I did not get asked to my senior prom.
Sean Hannity: Well, neither did I. And nobody would go with me.
Michele Bachmann:  Well, in my time, girls didn’t ask boys to prom. If you didn’t get asked, you didn’t go.
Sean Hannity: Yeah, well let me tell you, I have a 13-year-old son. Those days have changed big time.
Michele Bachmann: And our girls are not allowed to do that in our house. They have to wait for the boy to call.

Facepalm. Wilma Flintstone Rep. Michele Bachmann explains on “Hannity” that her daughters have to sit around and wait for a boy to call. I don’t even think kids these days use the telephone to ask each other out on dates, but that’s besides the point. What kind of message is Bachmann sending to her daughters? Eh, probably the same message she sent when she got up and served all the men water at a GOP debate.

In slightly-more-entertaining news, nobody wanted to go with Sean Hannity to prom. Oh, whyever not, ladies? [Jezebel via Think Progress] Keep reading »

The Soapbox: This Might Sound Crazy, But Let’s Bring Back Good Manners In Dating

I-Banker Email
Rejected i-banker "Mike" penned a 1,615-word email of woe. Read More »
Dating Don't
Thou shalt not "ghost" the person thy does not want to date. Read More »
Dating Don'ts
How NOT to act crazy when online dating. Read More »
Dating Don'ts
How NOT to date a coworker. Read More »

Over the summer, I had a first date with an attractive, smart guy who emailed me over an online dating site. C— was Harvard-educated, a lawyer, and a dead ringer for the actor Terrance Howard (i.e. super hot). We had a lovely conversation and was a total gentleman until the end of the date: he paid for our drinks, walked me to the train, and kissed me on the lips before telling me he wanted to see me again soon.

I texted him the next day to say “thank you for drinks!” I never heard back. Not a single peep. I got “ghosted.”

Well, I never heard back for three months, anyway. One afternoon, I randomly received this text message from C—:

Hey Jess, it’s C—. I don’t have a great excuse for why I fell off the planet. I got really busy and things got messy with an ex that I didn’t want to be bothered with while pursuing something new. If you are still interested, I’d like to see you. Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Drunk “Teen Mom” Throws Down At IHOP

On Hating Amber
Why viewers love to hate "Teen Mom" Amber Portwood. Read More »
Open Letter
An open letter to the tabloids about "Teen Mom." Read More »
Domestic Abuse Arrest
Amber got cuffed for punching her daughter's father on camera. Read More »
Amber Portwood IHOP fight photo
  • “Teen Mom” Amber Portwood got into a drunken brawl with a stranger at an Anderson, Indiana IHOP back in November and the restaurant has sold the tape to Star magazine. There was “hair-pulling” and punches thrown. I want to make a joke, but Amber has long-since passed the point of being funny to just being sad. [Radar Online]
  • Ex-Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean is holding a “death-themed” wedding, as you do. [TMZ]
  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt took their six kiddos to the famous NYC toy store F.A.O. Schwartz yesterday. Please, please tell me there are cute pictures of little Shiloh dancing on the giant keyboard? [US Weekly] Keep reading »

Paulina Porizkova Says Models Thought Sexual Harassment Was “Compliments”

Paulina On Aging
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Paulina Porizkova says aging is the best revenge of the ugly. Read More »
Street Harassment App
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A new iPhone app tracks where street harassment occurs. Read More »
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“What people called sexual harassment, we called compliments. When a 16-year-old girl is flattered by a man pulling out his penis, that’s noteworthy.”

This quote from the model Paulina Porizkova from the forthcoming HBO documentary “About Face,” about the modeling industry, saddens me. Sexual harassment is something all women have experienced, but it did not have a name, really, until the early ’70s. While my initial reaction to this quote was to say Paulina sounds like a dingbat, on further thought I realize she was a product of her (sexist) time and sadly, young models (as she was in the ’80s) were socialized to think a whipped-out dong was a good thing. [Styleite] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Lindsay Lohan’s Playboy Cover Leaked!

Playboy On "Ellen"
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LiLo will formally debut her Playboy cover on Ellen Degenere's show. Read More »
Lindsay In Playboy
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Lindsay Lohan is posing nude for Playboy. Read More »
A Family Affair
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Little sis Ali tagged along to Lindsay's Playboy shoot. Read More »
  • Lindsay Lohan’s Playboy cover has leaked! LiLo is posed straddling a red chair in red lipstick and black heels, with the Playboy logo tastefully obscuring her ladybits. I guess you don’t have to wait for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” for the big, awkward cover reveal after all. [The Insider
  • New couple: Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde. Damn, he gets all the pretty girls! [Us Weekly]
  • A new French online dating site for women is set up like a supermarket where women put men in a virtual “shopping cart” and get “deals” on guys. I find this slightly clever, but mostly gross. [Jezebel]
  • Neve Campbell will star in an “Amish crime drama” on Lifetime, natch, about an Amish girl who leaves the community and then returns as a new police chief.  This will either be terrible or amazing. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Why Is It Illegal To Give Yourself An Abortion?

  • Last week, a 20-year-old woman in New York City was arrested for aborting her 24-week-old fetus herself. At six months along, the woman would not have found a doctor to perform a “late-term abortion” unless giving birth would have killed her. But this sad story begs the question: why is giving yourself an abortion oftentimes illegal? [Reproductive Health Reality Check]
  • The best excerpts from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva about LGBT rights. “Like being a woman, like being a racial, religious, tribal, or ethnic minority, being LGBT does not make you less human,” Clinton said. “And that is why gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.” Love. Her. [TresSugar]
  • Meet the mothers who are talking back to clothing retailers and telling them T-shirts reading crap like “I’m too pretty to do homework” won’t fly. [NPR] Keep reading »
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