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NYC Abandons Plans To Stop Public Transit Pervs

While any woman who has ever ridden public transportation most likely has a story about some jerk who copped a feel or a shifty-eyed loser who made her switch cars, almost none of us come forward to complain about the creep. So back in March, Boston launched a campaign to bust pervs on public transportation. Working with the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, they posted subway ads encouraging woman to tell the authorities when they experience unwanted sexual advances on public transit and even policewomen went under cover to catch the cretins. Thanks to their efforts, Bostonians have begun to take action too and there has been a spike in reported cases. Mission accomplished! New York was supposed to following in their footsteps to curb a similar sexual harassment problem in the city, but before the ads were even posted, they were pulled. Keep reading »

The Dark Knight Is Bad For Small Bladders

Over on the Los Angeles Times blog All the Rage, Monica Corcoran complains that The Dark Knight is too long for its female fans. At 2 hours and 32 minutes in length, the movie is tad lengthy, and when Monica watched the movie on Sunday, seven women took bathroom breaks at the two hour mark. While movies like Titanic (3 hours, 17 minutes) and Sex and the City (2 hours, 22 minutes) are practically as long or longer than The Dark Knight, adrenaline makes us have to go to the bathroom, and there wasn’t much in SATC that would cause nervousness, unless you got all spastic about Big leaving her at the altar, which happened in the first hour anyway. As for how not to miss out on the action, we recommend forgoing beverages at the concession stand. [LA Times]

Amelia saw the movie this weekend and didn’t run into any issues with a bladder that overfloweth, but for a more varied sample, she took a poll of other women she knows who saw it. Their responses (via IM and Tumblr) after the jump… Keep reading »

Japanese iPhone Doesn’t Allow For Sneaky, Dirty Pictures

Apparently the iPhone being sold in Japan is slightly different from the U.S. version. A freelance journalist based in Tokyo reported that even when its in silent mode, the Japanese version makes a shutter sound when the user takes a photo. This is because Japanese phone manufacturers don’t want to be seen as supporting the taking of upskirt pictures (photos taken up the skirts of girls). If this is true, it’s great for Japanese women, but now I’m a little concerned about the American version’s ability to take silent photos. We must all be careful as we walk up stairs while wearing skirts. [Nobilog Returns via CrunchGear] Keep reading »

Hotness Awards Nominations From College Candy!

We’re asked some of our friends to tell us who they nominated for the Hotness Awards. Today the girls from College Candy tell us their picks. Check ‘em out and prepare yourself to see which of their choices made the final list, later this week when we start the voting! Keep reading »

Happy National Ice Cream Month!

Sure, July’s most famous holiday is the one celebrating our fine nation’s birth, but let’s not forget one of the month’s other noteworthy events: National Ice Cream Month. In 1984, Ronald Reagan designated the whole month as such, and he also named the third Sunday of July (yesterday) National Ice Cream Day. His proclamation called for people to observe these with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.” I neglected to eat any ice cream yesterday, but in the last 10 days of the month, I plan to give ice cream a proper celebration. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Loud Music, Women’s Restrooms, And Unmarried Americans

  • Loud music seems to cause people to drink more, faster. [EurekAlert!]
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    Hotness Awards Nominations From The Daily Tube!

    We’re asked some of our friends to tell us who they nominated for the Hotness Awards. This weekend, Michael Caruso from hot viral video site The Daily Tube told us his picks. Check ‘em out! Keep reading »

    Friday Quickies!

  • New Sarah Haskins video! Yay! [Current]
  • Men tell their thoughts about women’s past sexual partners. [Tango]
  • A one-night stand can evolve into a relationship. [College Candy]
  • Here’s your guide to the Boys of Summer. [College Candy]
  • First kisses are special, but there are some things you never want to hear after that special moment. [Daily Bedpost]
  • Not all couples live together before marriage, so here are some tips for newlyweds moving in together. [Dear Sugar]
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    Hotness Awards Nominations From Page Six!

    We’re asking some of our friends to tell us who they nominated for the Hotness Awards to give you a little inspiration. Today Corynne Steindler from totally addictive New York Post gossip column Page Six tells us her picks. Check ‘em out! Keep reading »

    The Emmy’s Reward Women, Rather Than Girls

    Being a woman of a certain age in Hollywood hasn’t been a desirable thing for a while, and roles tend to be few and far between once supple skin gets a little saggy and wrinkly. However, as much as we obsess over young celebs, it was the more established female crowd that won out in this year’s Emmy nominations. Only one actress nominated for an award, Ugly Betty‘s America Ferrera, is in her 20s. Almost all the Emmy-nominated actresses are older than 40, and those in their 40s are the young ones. Kyra Sedgwick, 42, is the youngest nominee for lead actress in a drama series (The Closer), and Laura Linney is the youngest to be nominated for lead actress in a miniseries or movie at age 44 (HBO’s John Adams). “People want to tune in to complex, interesting, quirky, unexpected, flawed characters, and that’s across the board, female and male,” said Rachel Griffiths, 39, nominated for Brothers & Sisters. “But the more mature actors maybe have an edge on confidence in terms of really owning those characters. I think as a young woman it’s considerably more difficult to amplify your unusual parts in quite the same way.” Why, because young women’s perky boobs are so distracting? However, it’s still a sad state in the world of movies. Like, WTF, Meryl Streep isn’t even mentioned on the movie posters for Mama Mia!?. However, after reading some of the movie’s reviews, maybe that’s better for her career. [AP] Keep reading »

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