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Would You Defend A Gay Kid Coming Out To His Mom?

In the following clip from the ABC show “What Would You Do?” a teenage boy comes out to his mom and she berates him mercilessly. Will a good Samaritan step in and say something to the irate and upset mother? Or will people simply consider the exchange a private matter? It’s a tough question–about the dueling right of a family to handle issues privately, and the desire to step in to protect a hurting child. So what would you do? [ABC via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Elizabeth Edwards Has Died At The Age Of 61

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Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former senator and presidential hopeful John Edwards, died today at her home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, after a six-year battle with breast cancer. Her family — which includes daughters Cate and Emma Claire, and son Jack — released a statement saying, “Today we have lost the comfort of Elizabeth’s presence but she remains the heart of this family. We love her and will never know anyone more inspiring or full of life.” Yesterday, it was revealed that Edwards’ cancer had spread to her liver and that further treatment would be unproductive. [CNN] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Online Vote Abortion Poll Hoax Comes To A Merciful End

  • The online poll by a Minnesota couple regarding whether they should have an abortion is, mercifully, over. Factoring in duplicate votes, 78 percent of voters told Pete and Alisha Arnold to have an abortion, but not accounting for duplicate votes, 74 percent told the Arnolds to have a baby. Too bad it doesn’t matter anyway because the whole thing was all an anti-abortion hoax! [Gawker, USA Today]
  • Time magazine’s 2010 “Person of the Year” poll is out and, of 27 competitors, only six are women and three of those women are grouped together. I’m thinking this means Time‘s person of the year is going to have a penis. [Time.com]
  • Today is the 16th 21st anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, when a gunman shot 14 women at the Polytechnique engineering school because he blamed feminists for his problems. [Rabble.ca, Rabble.ca, Rabble.ca]

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Give Me A Bear Bouquet!

Women don’t want a bouquet of roses. We want a bouquet of stuffed bears! Sure, FTD does something like this, with a bunch of flowers that have a small stuffed animal in the middle, but these bear bouquets take the concept to a whole new level. Personally, they freak me out. Apparently, the number one is lucky in Chinese culture, so there are 11 bears here, the number one doubled. But do they all stare at you with their 22 eyes while you’re sleeping? I shudder to think. [Weekly Teinou] Keep reading »

Her Hands Have Gone To Her Head

Professional hand model Ellen Sirot brings herself to orgasm while talking about her magic hands during an interview with Katie Couric. Thanks to her, I now know that the life of a hand model is a lazy and lonely one. It’s clearly caused Ellen to get a touch of the old crazy. Also, I never noticed Katie’s gorilla paws before. But at least she doesn’t have to wear murderer gloves 24/7. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Man Embeds Camera In The Back Of His Head

NYU photography professor Wafaa Bilal was one of 23 brave souls who agreed to have surveillance cameras embedded in the backs of their heads as part of an art project called “The Third Eye.” The images recorded on the cam will be streamed to a live feed at the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar. Wafaa plans to leave the camera on at all times — including sexytime. Whoa, just whoa. Keep reading »

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