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Voicemail From A Crazy Person

What’s better than emails from crazy people? Voicemails from crazy people!! And, boy, is this a doozy. The story is: a woman was out with some friends at a bar in Toronto when she was approached by an aggressive guy who wouldn’t leave her alone. Finally, to get rid of him, she gave in and gave him her number. We’ve all been there, right? Only, she made the big mistake of giving her business card with her real number. He, in turn, left these crazy-ass voicemails, which I hope will prove a valuable lesson to all of you singles out there: NEVER give your real number to someone you don’t want to hear from! Full text is here. [Current via Emails From Crazy People] Keep reading »

Holler! Ladyfolk Have Had The Right To Vote For 89 Years!

Today, August 26th, is a really big day in U.S. history. Yes, it’s Macaulay Culkin’s birthday, but that’s not what I’m talking about here. Today, 89 years ago, the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution went into effect, giving women the right to vote. Today has officially been dubbed Equality Day and lots of ladies around the country are celebrating.

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Film Version Of Tucker Max’s “I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell” Does Not Thrill College Women’s Center

You’ve probably heard of Tucker Max, blogger and author of the memoir I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, who regaled the bestseller list with stories of sex with many, many women and excessive drinking. (The charming cover illustration is of a man holding a beer bottle and pointing to a blonde chick, whose face is cut out with the words “Your Face Here” written instead. Because we’re all inter-changeable, you see.) Max is that particularly awful brand of d-bag who is proud of critics who call him morally depraved and immature; in fact, his book is blurbed with hateful things people have said about him.

So, of course, Hollywood gave this fellow a movie deal! The film version of “I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell,” which focuses on strip club/bachelor party shenanigans, debuts on September 25 and North Carolina State University planned an advanced screening today, followed by a Q&A session with Max.

But then the campus Women’s Center caught wind of the flick, which it said is sexist and encourages behavior leading to sexual assault. Surely you’re wondering, what’s so bad with this film? Keep reading »

Five Women Who Paved The Way On Wall Street

Wall Street is mostly a man’s world. Even as our economy has fallen apart, most of the people making headlines are male (and some go as far as to believe the collapse of the financial markets might not have happened if there had been more women involved). But Wall Street’s minority is being honored with an exhibit at the Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian in New York City. “Women of Wall Street” runs through Jan. 16, 2010, and features five historical and five contemporary females who made a name for themselves in finance. After the jump, a quick intro to Wall Street women who led the way — and inspired us to contribute a little more regularly to our 401(k). Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: The Miss Universe Pageant And Plastic Surgery

  • How many of last night’s Miss Universe contestants aren’t exactly natural beauties? One long-time pageant judge estimated that 30 percent of Miss Universe wannabes have had work done prior to the competition. The most ick-worthy quote from Fox’s article: “A source close to the Donald Trump-owned Miss Universe Organization [says] that not only is elective [plastic] surgery allowed, but it is quietly encouraged.” [Fox News] — Somewhere, beauty queen Carrie Prejean, whose boobs were bought and paid for by the Miss California Organization, is smiling.
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    Quote Of The Day: Anna Wintour Is The New Gloria Steinem

    “She’s been doing this for so long, surrounded by men. [...] There’s absolutely a feminist aspect to her. I think a lot of the attacks against her are misogynist. Men in business are totally cutthroat and nobody says bad things about them for it.”

    – Model Elettra Wiedemann on “feminist hero,” Vogue editor-in-chief, and “The September Issue” star Anna Wintour [The Cut] Keep reading »

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