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Today’s Lady News: Ohio Lawmaker Suggests No Abortion If You Can Hear A Heartbeat

  • Lynn Wachtmann, a Republican state representative from Ohio, will introduce a “Heartbeat Bill” on Wednesday that will criminalize abortion after the first detectable fetal heartbeat. [KFOR]
  • The CEO of Deutsche Bank, Josef Ackermann, said more women would add color and beauty to his boardroom. Because that’s what we’re here for: to look pretty for you, sir. [Sky News]
  • Barriers keeping women from scientific fields include the pressure to balance a career and family and discouragement from an interest in science at a young age, according to a new study out of Cornell University. [UPI]

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Sid Sure Did Love A Lot About Nancy

While many believe Sid Vicious was responsible for Nancy Spungen’s death in 1978, the year this little love note was written, everyone can surely agree these two had an incredibly passionate relationship. Ahem. [Letters of Note via The Daily What] Keep reading »

Swedish Taxi Boss Emailed Staff Pix Of Secretaries In G-Strings For Christmas

Most inappropriate Christmas card ever: the boss of a Swedish taxi company emailed holiday greetings to his staff featuring pictures of the company’s secretaries’ bottoms as they bent over in g-strings. According to IceNews, the Orebo taxi boss asked employees to match the secretary to the ass depicted in the photo in a multiple-choice quiz.”We couldn’t believe it. It was not even funny,” a female employee told Swedish newspaper, Nerikes Allehanda. The boss is now being investigated for sexism by the transport workers’ union, who first learned of the email after Christmas (although I wonder if the meaning of “sexism” and “sexual harassment” were lost in translation). And I’m sure you’ll be shocked — shocked! — to hear this guy has allegedly been accused of inappropriate behavior in the past. Try to keep your “Secretary” fantasies out of the office, people. [IceNews] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Bristol Palin’s Memoir Coming This Summer

  • Bristol Palin’s memoir is set for publication in summer of 2011. Yes, her memoir. Damn, why don’t I ever hear about these kinds of ghostwriting gigs? Actually, I don’t think I could ghostwrite whatever party line Bristol’s going to tow about abstinence with a straight face. [Gawker]
  • The Protect Life Act, introduced by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), would allow doctors to choose whether or not to save the life of a pregnant woman over that of her fetus. Be afraid. Be very afraid. [Feministing]
  • “The View”‘s Elisabeth Hasselbeck called Bill Maher a “chauvinist bigot” after he said that in exchange for Egypt releasing detained journalist Lara Logan, they should put her “hotness” on an airplane back to the U.S. and get shipped Hasselbeck instead. [Oh No They Didn’t]

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Squirrel Seeks Dog

I think this dog’s gonna turn out to be unavailable, but you can’t blame a squirrel for trying. [Telegraph] Keep reading »

The Daily Ovulation: Meet The Cutie Underneath Mini Darth Vader’s Mask


I gotta admit, I was kind of hoping that a little girl was beneath the mini Darth Vader costume in the Volkswagon Passat commercial that aired during the Super Bowl. It would just have been rad to find out the little badass was female, but alas, it was not meant to be. On “Today,” 6-year-old Max Page was unmasked as the adorable cutie donning the black suit and wielding the power of the force and I don’t begrudge him this new fame in the slightest. May the force be with you, Max! And safe-driving! [MSNBC] Keep reading »

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