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Today’s Lady News: “Women Aren’t Discriminated Against Anymore,” Says Romney Advisor

Today's Lady News
  • An advisor of Mitt Romney’s 2012 GOP presidential campaign, Robert Bork gave an interview with Newsweek where he criticized the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. “Women are a majority of the population now—a majority in university classrooms and a majority in all kinds of contexts,” Bork said. “It seems to me silly to say, ‘Gee, they’re discriminated against and we need to do something about it.’ They aren’t discriminated against anymore.” Oh my. Do people actually think this way? [The Daily Beast]
  • Check out Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s comments to female judges at the Association of Women Judges event in New Jersey this weekend. [NJ.com]
  • What black women owe Anita Hill. [Essence] Keep reading »

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Linked To French Prostitution Ring

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Sexual Assault Joke
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Esquire magazine tweets a joke about sexual assault. Ha? Read More »
The Word "Rape"
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Whether or not you believe Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted a hotel maid in New York City this spring (and I, personally, believe that he did), we can all agree the former head of the International Monetary Fund is a sleazy dude. Not long after he was accused by Nafissatou Diallo, a Guinean immigrant, of forcing her to perform oral sex, a French journalist named Tristane Banon spoke out and said Strauss-Kahn attempted to rape her back in 2003 when she came to interview him at a Paris apartment. Not too long after, the French newspaper Le Parisien reported that Air France had an unofficial policy of only allowing men to work in first class when Strauss-Kahn flew because he routinely sexually harassed their stewardesses, like the time he allegedly told one woman, “What a nice ass!” So I’m not too surprised to read on Slate.com that France’s Journal du Dimanche newspaper claims the ex-IMF chief has allegedly been linked to a French prostitution ring. Keep reading »

Glen Hansard From “Once” On Being Bandmates Post-Breakup

Swell Season Doc
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The Swell Season gets its own documentary. Read More »
Cute Oscar Couple
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Glen and Marketa were the cutest at the '08 Oscars! Read More »
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“It was tricky in that we split up and had to remain in a band. Whenever we play music together, it’s f**kin’ intimate, there’s no two ways about it. You cannot sing with someone and not be intimate. It just doesn’t work, and that’s why I’m not playing in the band right now. I’m still in the band, but I’m not playing with Mar right now. … [T]he one thing that me and Mar have always been with each other is very honest. Mar needed to move in the direction she moved, I needed to move in the direction I moved, but we’re still very good. The saddest thing that could happen out of all of this is that we’d stop being friends. That’s the worst-case scenario. If me and her are still buddies … you know, she’s had to deal with discomfort, too. She’s had to deal with me making decisions that have hurt her. So Mar getting married is something that I think is very good for her. If I could say anything about Marketa, it’s that this really suits her personality. To get married with someone who loves and respects her and who she loves and respects, to me, makes total sense. I’m very happy for her, genuinely. And I really like Tim, he’s a f**king gentleman.”

— If you didn’t fall in love with Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova falling in love with each other in “Once,” then, well, we recommend you get that checked out. But after the bandmates of The Swell Season won an Oscar for their song “Falling Slowly” — while being filmed for a documentary about the band, in fact — Glen and Marketa drifted apart from each other and ended their relationship. Now Marketa is married to a member of the Swell Season crew and Glen … well, Glen is pretty freaking mature about it, all things considered. Keep reading »

The Frisky’s Best & Worst Halloween Stories

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I’ve never been a Halloween girl — Christmas is really my thing. But this year for the first time ever I’m going to dress up and go out on the town. I decided my costume all the way back in March, weirdly enough, while hanging out in a Spencer’s Gifts with my brother. I saw the penis jewelry, penis straws, penis buttons and fake wedding veils and thought, I totally have to go as a “bachelorette party” next Halloween. So that’s my plan this year and I’m gunning for a Halloween to write home about! Mom will be so proud.

After the jump, my fellow Frisky staffers best and worst Halloween stories:  Keep reading »

Quotable: Is “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” Star Guy Fieri A Lech & A Bigot?

Is "Jersey Shore" Sexist?
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Vinny swears that "Jersey Shore" isn't sexist. Read More »
Sexist Olympus Ad
We are not too pleased with this Olympus ad. Read More »
Is "Toy Story 3" Sexist?
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Some feminists say "Toy Story 3" is too sexist for kids. Read More »
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“Anytime any woman mentioned ‘cream,’ Guy went into a sexual riff. When cutting the show, you had to tell the editors to watch Guy’s eye line, because it’s always on breasts. … Guy had decided that the two men running the restaurant were life partners. He said, ‘You can’t send me to talk to gay people without warning! Those people weird me out!’ … [Guy was] demanding tremendous research from my people, and pictures, but they didn’t want to pay for them. Guy said to me: ‘You know, it’s true: Jews are cheap.’”"

— Producer David Page rips into Guy Fieri, the wackadoodle-haired “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” star, in a cover story exposé in City Pages magazine. Page hired Fieri, a chef, to host the Food Network show, which became a runaway hit. But as his former producer tells it, Fieri ogled women and openly made bigoted comments about gays and Jews. Keep reading »

Anna Faris Knows What’s Wrong With Tanya On “SNL”

Anna Sexts Her Dad
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Uh oh. Anna Faris accidentally sexted her dad! Read More »
Worst "SNL" Host?
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Who did Tina Fey think was the worst "SNL" host ever? Read More »
McCarthy On SNL
A salad dressing focus group. Watch »
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Whether you’re surrounded by suburban moms or you get your suburban mom fix from Lifetime’s signature “women in peril” made-for-TV movies, you had to love this “Saturday Night Live” skit about a game show called “What’s Wrong With Tanya?” Anna Faris, Kristen Wiig and Vanessa Bayer fretted and panicked over just what’s wrong with a precious daughter. Did Tanya give birth in the school bathroom during prom? Is she illiterate? So many things to worry about! And Bill Hader is extra-creepy as the stock dude-who-is-up-to-no-good. Oh, Lifetime, I love you. [NBC.com] Keep reading »

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