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Today’s Lady News: Egyptian Blogger Posts Nude Pics Of Herself

  • Egyptian blogger Aliaa Maghda El-Mahdy, age 20, is posting nude pictures of herself on her blog as political protest about women’s sexuality and censorship. Aliaa calls herself a “secular liberal feminist vegetarian individualist Egyptian” (i.e. hella cool) says she challenges Eypgt’s ”censoring of our knowledge, expression and sexuality.” Rock on, sister.  [The Daily Beast]
  • The best new feminist characters on TV are men. Give us more of ‘em, I say!  [TIME]
  • “I need more evidence” and other dismissive things dudes say that probably make them a ”mansplainer.” [Feministing] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Says Being A Lesbian Is A “Choice”

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  • A lesbian confronted Rick Santorum at a forum in San Diego last week and asked him how he would treat her if she was his daughter. And not at all unsurprisingly, Santorum told the woman, Kristina Lapinski, that her being gay is her “choice.” [Think Progress
  • Has Gloria Cain been enabling her husband Herman Cain’s alleged sexual harassment of women throughout his career? (And, anyway, is that even a fair question to ask?)  [Madame Noire]
  • Has the antagonistic view of beauty pageants by most feminists lessened in intensity since the ’70s? [BBC]
  • Some good news: Massachusetts’ state senate passed a Transgender Equal Rights Bill today to add “gender identity” to the state’s anti-employment discrimination laws and the Democratic governor has agreed to sign it. [Queerty Keep reading »

On The Matter Of Justin Bieber’s Virginity, Or Lack Thereof

Lawsuit Vs. Justin
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Find out what Mariah Yeater's lawsuit claims about their alleged hookup. Read More »
Is Bieber A Daddy?
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19-year-old Mariah Yeater says she trysted with the pop star. Read More »
Justin's Lawsuit Dismissed
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Mariah Yeater has dismissed her paternity lawsuit against the pop star. Read More »
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The Justin Bieber paternity lawsuit scandal was one of those things I didn’t actually care about, but I knew all the sordid details because I work at The Frisky. So I’ve had time to develop somewhat strong opinions on the Biebs and his allegedly roving peen. From the get-go, I felt convinced that the alleged baby mama Mariah Yeater, age 20, who dismissed the lawsuit last week, made the whole thing up. How did I come to this conclusion? First of all, she claimed her ex-boyfriend was the father of the baby just last year and call me crazy, but her former lover seems like the more plausible impregnator in this scenario. Second of all, Mariah claimed that Justin lost his virginity to her in a bathroom at L.A.’s Staples Center after a concert. Yes, he is a 17-year-old boy, a demographic generally devoid of any seduction tactics whatsoever. But even losing his V-card in a toilet stall seemed too … crass? … to be believable. Keep reading »

“Breaking Dawn”‘s Director On Whether Bella Is A Feminist Role Model

"Twilight" Wedding
Kristen Stewart talks about filming the wedding scene. Read More »
How Gay Is It?
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How gay is "Breaking Dawn," really? Read More »
Best/Worst Tattoos
The 10 best and worst tattoos in homage to "Twilight." Read More »
In Defense Of Twilight
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Why's "Twilight" so hot? There's a lot of holding back before letting go. Read More »
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“I don’t know about “role model.” But I do think she’s an incredibly strong female character, who has a sense of what she wants, and what’s right, and goes after it. I find her extremely heroic in this movie, because she is thinking about sacrificing any kind of sense of safety in the service of something that she thinks of as more important than herself. But that’s just the physical thing she goes through. And then in the second part of it, when she turns into a fierce kind of warrior vampire goddess. It’s an extraordinary kind of journey for this character who started out in such an ordinary way.”

Bill Condon, who directed “Breaking Dawn: Part 1,” answers the age-old question about whether Bella is “good” or “bad” for women. Look, I’m as interested in depictions of women in pop culture as the next feminist. There’s no question that these narratives influence us to varying degrees. With that being said… Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: 7-Year-Old Girl Publishes Book About Obesity

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  • Props to seven-year-old LaNiyah Bailey, who published her own children’s book about obesity called Not Fat Because I Wanna Be. LaNiyah has been obese since birth and now weighs over 100 lbs. Her book is about being taunted and teased at school about her weight. [Clutch Magazine]
  • A grocery store called Wegmen’s Wegman’s in Rochester, New York, covered up Adele’s cleavage on the front of the December issue of Cosmopolitan because, you know, boobs = slutty. [NYmag.com]
  • Watch GOP presidential nominee wannabe Rick Perry dodge a question on anti-abortion “fetal personhood” amendments. [Think Progress] Keep reading »

Iowa Baker Refuses Lesbians Their Wedding Cake

Girl On Girl
Why gay marriage matters. Read More »
Lesbian Vs. Straight Sex
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Lesbian sex changed the writer's definition of "straight sex." Read More »
Girl On Girl
Girl On Girl
Five things Trish is not allowed to do because she's a lesbian. Read More »
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I consider myself a Christian and nothing pisses me off more than when people are bigoted a**holes and couch it in “Christianity.” Yes, I’m talking about you, Victoria Childress, baker in Iowa. Victoria was courted by a lesbian couple, Trina Vodraska and Janelle Sievers, to prepare a wedding cake for their June nuptials. But during a taste-testing session on Thursday afternoon, Victoria realized these two gals weren’t sisters or friends but [stage whisper] lesbians! That’s when Victoria said, as she told local news station KCCI, “‘I’ll tell you I’m a Christian, and I do have convictions.’ And I said, ‘I’m sorry to tell you, but I’m not going to be able to do your cake.’” Just like what Jesus would do. Keep reading »

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