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The Soapbox: What It Means To Be A Gentleman

Chivalry In School
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An Arizona teacher makes chivalry a classroom rule. Read More »
Define: Gentleman
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What does "gentleman" mean these days, anyway? Read More »
Is Chivalry Sexist?
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Is being a gentleman actually really sexist? Read More »

I came late to appreciating chivalry, which I have written about on The Frisky before. For most of my life, chivalry made me uncomfortable. I’ve always identified as a feminist and Third Wave feminism generally is pretty frosty towards traditional gender roles. But moreso than being a feminist, I felt the same way a lot of modern women (who may or may not identify as feminists) do in that I felt pride of my ability to take care of myself better than my mother can take care of herself. I pay my own bills, I know how to change a tire on a car, I buy my own technology, etc. etc.

However, as I grew older and had more life experiences and more serious relationships, I realized that I liked being treated chivalrously. Some of it is that I like the outward displays of both respect and affection; as a person whose job entails the reading of many nasty Internet comments about my beliefs/life choices/appearance, those little loving moments are golden.

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Morning Quickies: Michael Lohan Busted For Domestic Violence (Again)

Michael Lohan Arrests
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The many arrests of Michael Lohan. Read More »
New Lows Of Jerkery
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Michael Lohan releases a recorded phone call with Lindsay. Read More »
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  • Michael Lohan was arrested in Florida early this morning on suspicion of domestic violence after a fight with his girlfriend, Kate Major. This isn’t his first abusive incident: he was arrested for DV back in March for allegedly roughing up Major as well. When cops arrived this morning, Lohan complained of chest pains and was taken to a nearby hospital, where he tried to slip out. Usually I don’t say “poor Lindsay,” but stories like this really do make me feel bad for her. [TMZ]
  • Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez hung out at an animal shelter in Winnipeg this weekend to play with the puppies and she ended up adopting a husky mix named Baylor. Yay for animal rescues! [People] Keep reading »

15 Hella Inappropriate Halloween Costumes

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It’s easy to go bonkers around Halloween when every nine-year-old girl on the street dressed like a two-dollar hooker. I find that unnerving as well. But overly-sexy little girls’ costumes get the lion’s share of the attention where there really is a wide range of inappropriate costumes out there. Take, for instance, this Sexy Osama Bin Laden Costume. Too soon, guys. T-o-o s-o-o-n.

After the jump, 14 more costumes that are not for the easily offended. (Which begs the question, why are you on the Internet anyway?)  Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Crisis Pregnancy Centers Tell Jewish Woman To Convert

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  • A new report on so-called “crisis pregnancy centers,” which masquerade as women’s health clinics but are really focused on dissuading women from having abortions, found that “one Jewish investigator who posed as a pregnant woman was told at five centers she wouldn’t go to heaven unless she converted to Christianity and that one volunteer challenged her to become a ‘born-again virgin.’”  And these groups get our tax dollars! It’s the bestest! [Think Progress, Pro-Choice NC]
  • Wannabe GOP presidential contender Herman Cain bragged that he would sign an anti-abortion constitutional amendment into law. Too bad for him that presidents don’t sign amendments to the Constitution. It would probably behoove someone who is running for president to have a basic understanding of how government works, don’t you think? [Politico]
  • Los Angeles County will be reaching out to lesbians and gays to be adoptive and foster parents during November, which is National Adoption Month. [San Francisco Gate
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Evening Quickies: Oops, Prince Harry’s Flirty Gal Pal Has A Boyfriend

Harry & Chelsy Split
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Harry and longtime GF Chelsy Davy are no more. Read More »
Prince Harry's Love Life
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Who should Prince Harry date next (other than me, obvs)? Read More »
Harry In The U.S.
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What Prince Harry is up to in San Diego and how to find him. Read More »
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  • Jessica Donaldson, the tattooed California waitress who has allegedly gone out a few times with Prince Harry, insisted she hasn’t kissed the royal and he has been “never been anything other than a total a gentleman to me.” She also lives with her boyfriend of three years. So, there’s that. [Mirror UK]
  • Remember on Friday when I told you Ronnie and Sammi from “Jersey Shore” broke up (again)? The latest news is that Ronnie cheated with a lady named Morgan Brittany Osman, who had the distinction of being kicked off the reality show “Bad Girls Club” on the very first episode of season five. Their hookup was outed on Twitter by one of Morgan’s “friends.” Yup, all of this sounds very plausible. [RealityTea]
  • Trying to decide whether you should go on The Pill? Here are the facts behind some common myths. [The Daily Muse]

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Terrible Women Encourage Two Young Girls To Fistfight

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Parents arrested for disciplining daughter with a Medieval duel. Read More »
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That time your mom made you come home from the party by 11 and you were so pissed and thought she was the worst mother on Earth? Yeah, you should forgive her. At least your mom didn’t make you fistfight another kid in a parking lot. Alas, we cannot say the same for Nida Longoria, 28, and Veronica Zertuche, 26, of Florida. Keep reading »

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