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Hero Of The Week: City Councilwoman Loretta Walsh Proposes Bill Forbidding Men From Destroying Semen

VA's Abortion Bills
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Virgina's transvaginal ultrasound anti-abortion bill is super-scary. Read More »
Janet Howell Rocks
VA senator attaches rectal exam amendment to abortion bill. Read More »
Meet Constance Johnson
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The OK senator says "every sperm is sacred!" Read More »

Wilmington City Councilwoman Loretta Walsh was fed up with the recent spate of fetal personhood bills, which aim to declare that a woman’s fertilized egg is somehow the same as a “person.” So she decided to challenge those bills by introducing one of her own — a resolution to recognize the sacred life present in each sperm. Walsh drafted a resolution aimed at making it illegal for men to waste sperm. According to the language of the resolution: 

[E]ach ‘egg person’ and each ‘sperm person’ should be deemed equal in the eyes of the government and be subject to the same laws and regulations as any other dependent minor and be protected against abuse, neglect or abandonment by the parent or guardian.

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Hey Rush Limbaugh, You Want Sluts? Here’s A Slut!

Rush Smears "Slut"
Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" on air. Read More »
Types Of Sluts
There's more than one, you know. Read More »
On Slutshaming
It's about controlling women through guilt and shame. Read More »
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This lion Mary is a total whore. She had sex with both a tiger and lion and then gave birth to a tigon cub and a lion cub. It’s a world’s first! But obviously the important part is that this lion has two baby daddies. What. A. Slut.

This Diaper Commercial Makes Me Want To Die

Pooping Is A Feminist Issue
One writer talks about how pooping is a feminist issue. Read More »
Pooping Etiquette
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Guys, I don’t know if you’ve seen Luv’s “Poop There It Is” (actual commercial name) spot. It’s been out for a long while, and every time it comes on the TV, I gag just a little bit. Yes, it’s just an animated spot, but it’s an animated spot featuring a POOPING CONTEST. How is this okay? Not only that, but it’s a pooping contest performed to a bastardized version of Tag Team’s “Whoomp, There It Is.” The pooping babies are being judged based on how big their poops are! How gross is that?

A Pencil For The Perfect Pout

BTD: Colorstay Lipstick
Winona loves Revlon's Colorstay Lipstick. Read More »
BTD: Bliss Fabulips
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I like my lipstick like I like my men — bright and smooth to the touch. Kidding! Kidding! But I do happen to like lipsticks that are bright, matte and add a little extra punch. That’s why I’m super into these new high pigment pencils from Bite. Available now at Sephora, Bite’s long-wearing lip colors offer a concentrated shock of color in an idiot-proof pencil design. One swipe and I’m set. And their new spring 2012 collection includes the perfect shade of orangey-red, called Zinfindel. It’ll cheer you up–even without a glass of the stuff. [$24, Sephora]

Chart: The Evolution of the Lady Sneaker

Ever since plimsoll first arrived in the 1830s, we’ve been working to constantly improve our athletic footwear. One unfortunate recent evolution — probably originating from the high platforms worn by ravers in the ’80s and ’90s — is the emergence of the high-heel sneaker. You might have had a pair in the late ’90s. Beyonce certainly did. Now the latest thing? Isabel Marant platform wedge sneakers, that sneakily hide the heel inside the shoe so no one has to know that you’ve got an extra little booty push. They’re great if you’ve got an extra $760 to spare. But if not, do what Amelia did, and get a less expensive but still totally cool version of these made by Ash.

Uggie Has A New Gig As Nintendo’s Spokesdog

Baby Vs. French Bulldog
Our ovaries are confused. Read More »
Dog Shuts Up Baby
This dog tells an annoying baby to shut up. Watch »
Bulldog And Horse
A bulldog and horse become besties. Watch »
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Like so many stars who score big at the Academy Awards, Uggie — from Oscar Best Picture winner “The Artist” — is trying to cash in on his fame. I mean, Reese Witherspoon made “Just Like Heaven” after winning the Best Actress Oscar for “Walk the Line,” and stars like Brad Pitt and George Clooney have tons of endorsement deals. So why not, Uggie? Go ahead and get yours, buddy. [YouTube]

Shopping Guide: 10 Sleek Chevron Stripes

Chevron stripes first came into popularity as a design element in coats of arms. These days, though, they’re just considered flattering and slimming clothing patterns. And we’re really digging them for spring. Check out 10 dresses, tops and sweaters featuring the chevron mark.

That’s A Lot Of Look: Alicia Keys At Chanel

Kooky Karl
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Karl Lagerfeld does not wash his own hair. Read More »
Karl's Christmas Present
Maybe his heart isn't made of imported ice, after all. Read More »

Alicia Keys, you are generally really cute. And you can sing really well! But that doesn’t mean you should wander around the Paris Chanel show –  which is basically like Oz for fashion people — with weird head jewelry on.

Get To Know: Anna Dello Russo

I don’t know Vogue Japan Editor-at-Large Anna Dello Russo, but I like to imagine that she exudes a kind of “Grey Gardens”-y vibe: dotty, inappropriate and definitely camp. After all, this is a woman who’s prone to showing up at fashion shows with styrofoam eggs on her head. Can doddering spinsterism and a lifetime of sweater bikinis be far off? I hope not. After the jump, some of Dello Russo’s more awesomely out-there outfits.

Study: Redheads Feel Pain Differently

Redheads! They’re so different! So special, so rare! And the same recessive genes that give them their ginger locks also cause them to feel pain in a different way than the rest of us. A study done at Aalborg University in Denmark found that while redheads are better able to handle spicier foods, their bodies are less adept at handling a variety of other sensory experiences, such as extreme cold and dental pain. Annnnnnd gingers are also more inclined to have problems such as endometriosis and sclerosis.

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