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Today’s Lady News: UN Releases First Report On LGBT Human Rights

  • The United Nations released its first report ever on the human rights of the LGBT community. It details the discrimination and hate-crimes that arise from homophobia around the world. [United Nations]
  • A former  N.B.A. security official claims he was fired after he reported witnessing acts of sexual harassment and discrimination towards women in the office. [NY Times]
  • A small study claims that more college-aged women are speaking in “vocal fry” thanks to pop songs. Vocal fry describes the creaky, raspy tone female pop-stars occasionally take on to reach lower notes. Think Britney Spears infamous “Oh baby, baby” line. Listen to site’s provided vocal clip to see if you’re taken on the tone! [MSNBC]
  • Forbes magazine defines the modern day feminist. [Forbes]
Today’s Lady News is a short one today because, uh, we’ve got a holiday party to get to.

Leighton Meester Has Her Own Craigslist “Missed Connection”

FYI, Leighton Meester, this bad boy is dedicated to you! And look, he called you beautiful and referred to Blake Lively as just ”that one blonde-haired girl.” (It’s not like she needs her head blown up anymore, what with Leonardo DiCaprio and Ryan Reynolds wooing her.) And this mystery Craigslist poster wants to have your babies!  Oh, who are we kidding. The whole shebang is too self-aware, witty and chockfull of SAT vocab gems (labyrinthine!) to be real. It was meant to catch the eyes of bloggers — guilty as charged — and not you. [Craigslist]

What Does CDC’s New Data About Sexual Assault Reveal?

Date Rape PSA
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This date rape PSA has been accused of blaming the victim. Read More »
Rape Jokes On Facebook
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Joking about raping women is cool with Facebook. Read More »
I Was Abused
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Judy McGuire was physically abused by a boyfriend. Read More »
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The Centers For Disease Control released its National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey yesterday and the findings throw a fork in many common perceptions surrounding sexual assault and its victims. Contrary to the stereotype that a rape victim is “some slut in a bar,” the demographics found to be at the highest risk for sexual assault were preteen boys and adolescent girls. Keep reading »

Video: Finals Week Throwdown!

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Lack of sleep and stress aren’t the best combination, especially during finals week. Feel free to cringe in virtual awkwardness as you watch two girls go at it over talking in the library! There’s nothing worse then having a loud group of friends jabbering while your trying focus…though having your reaction to said group filmed just might be. Regardless, I hope her studying paid off! Ah, college. (Tear!) [Buzzfeed]

The Gals On “Jersey Shore” Don’t Portray Women In A Positive Light? Who Knew?!

Is "Jersey Shore" Sexist?
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Vinny swears that "Jersey Shore" isn't sexist. Read More »
On Hating Amber
Why viewers love to hate "Teen Mom" Amber Portwood. Read More »
Reality TV Lessons
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Life lessons gleaned from reality TV. Read More »

The Parents Television Council (PTC) isn’t set to release the report, “Reality of MTV: Gender Portrayals on Reality TV,” until this Wednesday, but Fox News got a sneak peak in advance and has summarized the findings. (Jezebel accurately commented that their report provides an early view of the study through “an additional layer of puritanical hysteria.”) The PTC studied one season each of the top four prime-time shows viewed by 12- to 17-year-old adolescents – ”Jersey Shore,” “16 and Pregnant,” “Teen Mom 2,” and “The Real World” – and collected a bounty of not so surprising statistics. Most prominently, it the report found that the majority of crude or negative remarks came from female cast members. Only 24 percent of the comments made by females in regards to themselves were positive, and women spoke about sex more frequently and graphically than males. Keep reading »

In Bombshell Interview, Kris Humphries Compellingly Breaks Silence About His Shocking Divorce From Kim Kardashian

Kardashian Divorce
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It was 72 whole days of wedded bliss! Read More »
Thanks, Editing Dept
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Kris Humphries: the villian of the Kardashian divorce. Read More »
Kris Wants To Annul
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Kris Humphries has asked to annul his marriage to Kim K. Read More »
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Okay, not really. But maybe some day! Watch this video clip from Kris Humphries‘ appearance on “Good Morning America.” The reporter practically broke a bone in his attempt to steer the conversation back to Kim K. every five seconds. Kris — obviously coached beforehand — managed to deflect all of his attempts marvellously, only going as far as to say, “Certain things happen in life and you gotta move forward.” Good for you, Kris. It’s not as though I care about you or your career in the least, but it’ll be a holiday miracle if the divorce hubbub dies down, and I appreciate your effort! [DListed]

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