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“Mad Men” Costume Designer, Janie Bryant, Lands Reality Show

Alison Brie's Mad Men Style
What do you think of her red carpet look? Read More »
Royal Baby Gossip
Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton's uncle can't keep his mouth shut! Read More »
Leah Quits Scientology
Leah Remini
Leah Remini dumps Scientology. Read More »
Catherine Is Bipolar
Catherine Zeta-Jones has checked into a mental health facility for help. Read More »
  • In a time when there is a TV show about pretty much everything, Janie Bryant, costume designer for “Mad Men,” has landed her own reality show called “Janie Bryant’s Hollywood.” The show is now being pitched to cable channels like Bravo, E!, and Lifetime. Hopefully this just means seeing even more rad ‘60s fashion from Bryant. [Styleite]
  • Real Life “Psych”: Police claim that Pam Ragland’s visions led them to the body of a missing boy. [Huffington Post]
  • Getting in touch with her philanthropic side, RiRi has donated $5,000 to an Illinois high school so that they can purchase new equipment. Awww. How sweet. [E!]
  • Kate Middleton’s hospital suite sounds nicer than any hotel I have ever set foot in. There’s even a romantic post-birth date for the new parents. [E!] Keep reading »

Zimbabwean Women Fined $5 For Each Scream During Childbirth

Men Do Childbirth
Watch these men experience child birth. Watch »
Why So Pricy?
Mommie Dearest: Why Is Maternity Care So Darn Expensive?
The price of maternity care in the U.S. is exorbitant. Read More »
Gives Birth On Subway
woman gives birth to baby on subway photo
This woman gave birth alone on the subway at 1:30a.m. Read More »

In Zimbabwe, a country where the average yearly income is $150, giving birth in a hospital can be prohibitively expensive at $50. But at one corrupt hospital, this price can increase depending on how much the woman giving birth screams. Yes, a local hospital in Zimbabwe apparently considers screams during childbirth to be “raising false alarm.” Therefore, each time a woman cries out, she is fined $5. Keep reading »

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Prospective NFL Ref Sarah Thomas

NFL's First Female Ref
Shannon Eastin photo
Have a problem with the NFL's first-ever female ref? Deal with it. Read More »
Girls Don't Play Football
girls football
... and other BS gender stereotypes. Read More »
How To Watch Football
mind of man photo
John DeVore explains how to enjoy the most American of sports. Read More »
sarah thomas

Sarah Thomas is currently on track to be the National Football League’s first permanent female referee. She is a finalist in their training program and there is a possibility she will be hired and on the field by 2014. Although Shannon Eastin was the first woman to officiate an NFL game, this is the first time that a woman would be hired as a full time official.

But this isn’t the first time that Thomas has broken down gender barriers in sports. In 2009, she became the first woman to officiate a college football bowl game during the Little Caesar Bowl between Ohio University and Marshall University. Thomas played basketball in college, but after college, she was kicked off of a Mississippi church-league team because they didn’t want any girls on the team. Determined to stay in sports, she decided to start officiating football. Keep reading »

8 Pressing Questions I Have About Michigan’s Annual Mud Day

Baby Rhino In The Mud
A baby rhino learns how to roll in the mud with her mama. Read More »
BTD: Umbrian Clay
Better skin through mud? No way! Read More »
Your Summer To-Do List
Here are 50 ways to make this the best summer ever! Read More »
mud day

Yesterday, the 26th annual Mud Day took place in Westland, Michigan. In case you missed it, Mud Day consists of children ages 12 and under getting down in a 75-by-100-foot mud pit. At the end of the day, the Mud King and Mud Queen for “most creative uses for mud” are crowned. The Western Wayne Hazmat team is involved in clean-off the kids. Needless to say, I am fascinated and more than a little hurt and disappointed that grownups are not allowed.

But despite these findings, I am still pretty confused about this day of mud. Here  is what I desperately need to know: Keep reading »

This 1962 Letter From NASA Says That No Girls Are Allowed In Space

NASA Recruits Four Women
Kickass Women Of The Day: Four Female NASA Recruits Read More »
Space Sex
Newt Gingrich thinks space sex is great. We don't. Read More »
NASA drew a penis on Mars
Teenage boys rejoice! Read More »
First Porn Star In Space
Coco Brown will be the first porn star in space. Read More »

Apparently in 1962, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (that’s NASA) had no interest in sending women into space. They were also pretty sure that they would never need such a ridiculous program. Ladies! In space! LOL!  Check out this letter, which says, “We have no existing program concerning woman astronauts nor do we contemplate any such plan.” The level of certainty with which NASA assured this applicant that they had no need for female astronauts must be more than a little embarrassing to look back on. Keep reading »

Doctor To Perform Vasectomies For A Live Audience To Make The World A Better Place

My Husband's Vasectomy
Why Andrea's husband is getting a vasectomy. Read More »
Semen's Health Benefits
10 surprising health benefits of sperm. Read More »
Vasectomy Problem
Can this woman sue her husband's ex to pay for his vasectomy reversal? Read More »
Penis Snatching
It's happening in Africa. Read More »
doctor with scalpel

In honor of the inaugural World Vasectomy Day on October 18, Dr. Doug Stein of Florida wants to perform vasectomies at Adelaide’s Royal Institution of Australia. For a live audience. Fielding questions about the procedure. And streaming it online. Keep reading »

Not This Crap Again: London Mayor Boris Johnson Thinks Educated Women Need Still To Find Husbands

You Have A Shelf Life
susan patton
... says "Princeton Mom" Susan Patton, who just got divorced. Read More »
Mitt's Advice For Grads
Mitt Romney wants college grads to get married and have babies ASAP. Read More »
Frisky Sexism
All of The Frisky's posts about sexism. Read More »

During the launch of the World Islamic Economic Forum, the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, spoke with Malaysian Prime Minister about the role of women in education. After the the PM  noted that 68 percent of college graduates in Malaysia are now women, Johnson just had to add that “they’ve got to find men to marry.” What Johnson therefore implied with his comment is that women aspire to nothing more than marriage, even with their degrees. Keep reading »

Even Crucifix Necklaces Are Offensive These Days

Muslim Women Discriminated Against
Today's Lady News
A bus driver refused to drive women wearing Muslim veils. Read More »
Losing My Religion
Leaving your religion behind. Read More »
Mirror, Mirror: Jewish
Kate talks about "looking Jewish." Read More »
crucifix

While working at an orientation event at Sonoma State University of California, student Audrey Jarvis was asked by her supervisor — twice — to remove or hide her crucifix necklace because she was told it might offend someone or make new students feel unwelcome. What?!? Keep reading »

Retaliation Complaint By UNC Sexual Assault Survivor Sparks Federal Investigation

Sex Abuse At College
A woman responds to her son being accused of sexual assault. Read More »
Disclosing My Rape
She's started telling guys on the first date that she was once raped. Read More »
Teach Boys Not To Rape
On Steubenville High School and teaching boys not to rape. Read More »
landen gambill

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is currently facing three investigations by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights over the school’s handling of sexual assault reports.

The issues at UNC first became apparent when rape victim Landen Gambill (pictured here) was found in violation of the school’s honor code and faced the threat of expulsion. (Charges have since been dismissed.) After reporting UNC to the federal government for mishandling sexual assault cases, Gambill was accused of an honor court violation for exhibiting “disruptive or intimidating behavior” towards her alleged rapist, even though she never released his name. UNC eventually dropped the charges, but only after the case received national attention. The school is now under investigation for retaliating against a sexual assault whistleblower, underreporting sexual assault cases, and failing to adjudicate rape at the school.  Keep reading »

More Brides Are Choosing To Keep Their Maiden Names, According To Facebook Study

I Kept My "Maiden Name"
Andrea explains why she didn't take her new husband's last name. Read More »
Guy Talk: Last Name
This man took his wife's last name. Read More »
Combined Last Names
Chris O'Dowd and Dawn Porter
Chris O'Dowd's new wife combined their last names together. Read More »
bride and groom

A wife taking her husband’s name is pretty much the essence of traditional marriage. But an increasing number of women, especially young women, are choosing to keep their own last names when they are married, according to a study by Facebook.

The social networking site took the names of women whose relationship statuses were set as “Married” and compared these names with the names of their husbands. Overall, about a third of women are now choosing to keep their last names when they marry. Researchers found that about 38 percent of women in their 20s took their husband’s name, while 26 percent of women in their 30s did.  Only 12 percent of women in their 60s kept their own name. Keep reading »

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