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Katy Perry Fans Get Persecuted

While some of us may kiss girls and like it, the principal of Van High School in Texas doesn’t even like the idea set to song. Three members of the school spirit twirling team were suspended from performing after they did a routine to Katy Perry’s #1 hit, “I Kissed A Girl”, at a pep rally. WTF?! What a double standard! It’s totally cool for high school dance teams to do sexually provocative dance moves in skimpy uniforms to explicit hetero love songs like “Low”, but Katy Perry giggling about a lesbian kiss crosses the line? “We did have rules in place, and rules were broken and discipline followed,” said Van Independent School District spokesman Suzie McWilliams. Rules or discrimination? Puh-lease, the very uptight Ms. McWilliams needs to get some perspective…perhaps another woman could loosen her up? [NBC via Fark]

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The Daily Squeeze: Register To Vote By October 6th!

  • Check out the latest awesome “Declare Yourself” campaign featuring Jessica Alba. Creepy, but cool, huh? Anyway, this is an excellent time to remind all of you that if you are not registered to vote, you must register by this Monday October 6th in most states in order to be able to vote in the upcoming Presidential election. Some states even have a deadline of tomorrow — click here to find the deadline in your state. So don’t wait a second longer — register to vote at DeclareYourself.com. Keep reading »
  • In Her Own Words: Sarah Palin On Abortion

    Don’t forget, the Vice-Presidential debate is tonight! Get your popcorn ready! In the meantime, here’s the latest clip from Katie Couric’s interview with Sarah Palin, in which the Alaska Governor sets the record straight on her position on abortion. Keep reading »

    Quickies!: What’s The Point Of Boy Nipples?

  • Guys have nipples too, but what exactly do you do with them? [Daily Bedpost]
  • Eeeeeek, a teeny, tiny baby deer! [Best Week Ever]
  • These sex positions will keep you warm all through the night. [College Candy]
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    The Duggar Family Visits The Big Apple

    Somehow, we forgot to tell you that the Duggar family’s new show “17 Kids and Counting” premiered Monday night on Discovery Health. You know the Duggar family. They’re the ones with 19 family members, one more child on the way, and names that all begin with the letter “J” (except for mama Michelle). In the first episode, the family takes a trip to New York City for Mother’s Day, and a tourist thinks they’re the most exciting thing in all of Times Square. Keep reading »

    Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of September 30th 2008

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      I don’t want to hate on American Apparel, because I love it, but seriously, Oscar-winning Jennifer Hudson needs to fire her stylist. On the cover of her first solo record, she’s in a basic dress that hipsters have been humping in for years — boring! She’s too fabulous for that fashion faux pas! Maybe she’s just surrounding herself with the wrong kind of people, like her fiancé, Punk, from VH1’s “I Love New York 2.” Anyway, my apologies for putting the look over the sound, but the music isn’t much to write about. It’s just Top 40-style R&B. Still, she’s got a great voice and I’m sure you’ll be hearing “Spotlight” while you’re shopping at your drug store in the near future.
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    10 Favorite Dolls From Our Childhood

    I was kind of obsessed with Barbie dolls when I was younger. Although I had over 50 Barbies, my mom knew we couldn’t leave a toy store without visiting the Barbie aisle. I didn’t get a new doll most of the time, but sometimes she would buy me a new Barbie outfit, which is just like getting a new doll. Anyone that wanted to buy me a gift knew that anything Barbie would delight me. I could play with my Barbies for hours on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, but on some rare occasions, I did play with baby dolls. For most girls dolls are a large part of childhood because dolls allow them to play at adult situations, like being a mother or having a career. Some women continue their doll play even as adults. We’re not longing for our childhoods, but every now and then we feel the pull of nostalgia, so we put together a list of our favorite dolls. Check out the list, as well as some classic commercials, after the jump. Keep reading »

    Do We Really Need To Know Who’s Googling Us?

    It used to be you had to wait until you had ringing ears to know someone was thinking about you, but these days you can get an email alert any time someone Googles your name. Ziggs.com, a new social networking site, invites people to create profiles and promises to give them a top position in all search engines for $4.95 a month. Members get instant email notifications every time a visitor views their profiles via search engines like Google, even alerting them of the visitor’s location. This sort of thing just smacks of all kinds of wack, from encouraging rampant narcissism, to creating the modern day “waiting for his call” syndrome, as well as making people wonder about their exes way more than necessary. Keep reading »

    Gardasil Required For Young Female Immigrants

    If you’re a female U.S. citizen between 11 and 26 years old, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that you get the Gardasil vaccine; however, if you are a female foreigner trying to become a permanent resident of the country, it’s not just recommended you get the vaccine, it’s required. This isn’t because the U.S. government thinks that foreigners are going to infect our entire population with cervical cancer. A 1996 immigration law states that any vaccine recommended by the government for its citizens becomes mandatory for green-card applicants. Even the chairman of the CDC’s Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices didn’t realize this was the case when it recommended the vaccine to citizens. Keep reading »

    Obama Camp Reportedly Seeks Rape Victim For Campaign Ad

    According to an email obtained by Politico.com, the Obama campaign attempted to find a rape victim to cast in a campaign commercial that would allow the Democratic Presidential nominee to discuss his stance on related issues. According to Politico’s Jonathan Martin:

    The Obama campaign wouldn’t detail the strategy behind finding an individual to discuss such a sensitive topic but did suggest the ad may be aimed at underscoring their candidate’s support for abortion rights and ongoing effort to retain those women who backed Hillary Clinton in the primary.

    All this has led to discussion over whether seeking out a rape victim to tell her story in order to further a political agenda is appropriate. After the jump, some thoughts from Megan at Jezebel.com and Ann at Feministing.com, as well as my own gut reaction. Keep reading »

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