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Today’s Lady News: Tales Of A Hooters Girl

  • American journalist Paige Ferrari, who lives in Tokyo, got a job at Hooters’ new restaurant in Japan and shares with us all the fascinating world behind the Hooters Girl “image training.” Hooters’ definitions of titillation versus sleaze are utterly fascinating. [Slate]
  • Frisky contributer Chloe Angyal had lasers pointed at her vagina for treatment of chronic pain during sex — and here’s her account. [Salon]
  • Nashville, Tennessee’s Metro police department is being criticized for employing officers with past domestic violence arrests. At least 10 officers were arrested for domestic violence within the past five years and eight were allowed to keep their gigs and two other cases are pending. One officer was even arrested twice for domestic violence. [The Tennessean]

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These Gloves Are Better Than Nothin’

I am going to stock up on these gloves. The next time a guy requests a Hand Job, I’ll just give him a pair. Hey, better than nothin’. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Crazies To Protest Elizabeth Edwards’ Funeral

  • Is resting in peace too much to ask for Elizabeth Edwards, who died on Tuesday from cancer? The anti-gay fundamentalist group Westboro Baptist Church will protest her funeral this weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina, supposedly for leading a covetous and godless life. Yeah, that won’t be even more traumatic for her kids Jack, Emma Claire and Cate Edwards. Let’s hope the mainstream media just ignores those a**holes. [CBS News]
  • The “Brenda Starr” comic strip will cease to run after January 2, the Tribune Media Company has announced. “Brenda Starr” has been a redheaded, world-traveling reporter for over 70 years. While she once appeared in over 250 newspapers, she lately only appeared in three dozen. Now she’ll go with the “Cathy” cartoon to that great lady cartoon strip in the sky. [The Wrap]
  • Ultrasounds may not be needed before taking the “abortion pill,” mifepristone, particularly because the extra cost added on by having a sonogram can make ending a pregnancy financially out of reach for some people, according to a new study. Ultrasounds usually cost $350 to $650 and are typically used to find how far along a pregnancy is; however, they are not necessarily medically necessary to safely use mifepristone, said Gynuity Health Projects in New York City. [Reuters]

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Shhhh! Don’t Wake The Babies

A successful baby jump in action! Yeah, you heard me. Baby Jumping (El Colacho) is a real thing in Spain. During the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi men dressed as the Devil jump over babies born in the past year. This ritual, which has been around since the 1600s, is supposed to cleanse the babies of original sin and protect them from evil spirits. This sounds like a prospective Olympic sport to me. [BuzzFeed, Wikipedia] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Dr. Oz Spanked For Naughty Nurses Segment

  • Time for some triage, Oprah: “The Dr. Oz Show” is in trouble for stereotyping naughty nurses! A November segment featured six women — uh, not nurses — dressed in retro nurse costumes with red lingerie peeking out and high heels as they danced around host Dr. Mehmet Oz. Klassy! A group called The Truth About Nursing called the segment a “sexist caricature of nursing” that further demeans the predominantly female profession. “The Dr. Oz Show” apologized and called it an “attempt at humor.” [AP]
  • The Catholic Anchor, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Anchorage, published an article which said Planned Parenthood would be offering gift certificates for abortions. This article got picked up by other news outlets, despite the fact that it’s patently untrue: Planned Parenthood is, in fact, offering coupons for preventative services, such as birth control pills, but the coupons are not available for abortions. [Care2.com]

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Naked Barbie Calendar Is Creepin’ Us Out

Breno Cosa and Guilherme Souza created the 2011 Matchbox Barbie Calendar which features two dolls, naked, posing for the camera like they’re sexy. Or as the artists claim, they made the calendar to show that “sex is used to sell everything in society.” Well, Mattel ain’t buying that line and the two students at the Brother Ad School in Buenos Aires are now being sued. Mattel’s spokeswoman, Dr. Stephanie Wegener, said, “We don’t want Barbie portrayed in this way, especially with our logo.” But you know what I think is more messed up? White Barbie comes with plastic panties built-in for modesty, but black Barbie doesn’t. WTF?! [Trend Hunter] Keep reading »

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