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Today’s Lady News: Iran Might Not Execute Adulteress After All

  • The head of Iran’s High Human Rights Council said the country may not execute Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, a mother of two sentenced to death for adultery. It seems that human rights activists around the world — including French First Lady Carla Bruni — don’t like it when you kill people over something like marital fidelity. [AFP]
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said yet again that she’s not running for president in 2012. “I am very happy doing what I’m doing, and I am not in any way interested in or pursuing anything in elective office,” she said. [NYMag.com]
  • A 19-year-old college freshman allegedly committed suicide in September, nine days after she accused a Notre Dame football player of sexually assaulting her. Lizzy Seeburg, who attended neighboring St. Mary’s College, told police she was attacked on August 31. Three weeks later, she was found dead of an alleged prescription drug overdose. Notre Dame has remained mostly quiet about the incident. [Chicago Tribune, USA Today]
  • A Hooters restaurant has opened up in Cardiff in the U.K., complete with 56 Hooters Girls, despite a crazy amount of opposition. [The Guardian]

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Women Pop Artists Get Exposed At The Brooklyn Museum

Artist Marjorie Strider’s comically pornographic “Woman with Radish,” made in 1963, was an unusual contribution to Pop Art — it was a feminist one. She subverted the often ridiculously over-sexual, pinup-inspired graphics in commercial graphic art of this era by addressing such objectification in her own art. The eyelashes and radish (above) are sculpted out of wood and jump out of the painting, to further “tempt” viewers with their tactile lusciousness. Her point was kind of revolutionary at the time: How silly is it to sexualize women to this degree or to sexualize a radish, in order to sell an idea or a product? Keep reading »

Why Do Women Think Political Points Are Best Made While Topless?

[Washington Post]

Bizarro Snooki Is A Polish Politician

Forget power suits and pearls. If you’re running for political office in Poland, you have to look like Snooki. Well, that’s Eastern European pop star Sara May’s strategy for getting elected to a district council seat in her hometown of Warsaw. Her slogan is: “Beautiful. Independent. Competent.” But her platform seems more like: “Spray Tan. Fake Tits. Bikini.” It’s a formula that’s been working in music videos for decades. But if you’re a fan, will you also punch her hole come election day? [Trend Hunter] Keep reading »

Bishop Broadbent Gives The Royal Engagement The Bird

Reverend Pete Broadbent, the Bishop of Willesden, is giving Prince William and Kate Middleton the smack down. After their engagement announcement last week, he took to Facebook to post some angry rants. Everyone really is on Facebook, huh? But I digress. His choice commentary after the jump. Keep reading »

Chile’s Domestic Violence PSA Fail

Guys who beat women are bad dudes? Sure. Guys who beat women are “fa**ots”? Chile’s National Women’s Service perhaps needs a refresher course on this whole “treating all human beings with dignity and respect” thing. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

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