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The Daily Squeeze: Katy Perry Dolls, Snake Massages, And Dolphin Diets

  • There is a waiting list for Katy Perry dolls, even though they don’t look a thing like her — it doesn’t even come with a vintage romper! [E! Online]
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    Quickies!: I’d Rather Be Single Than Sleep With A Non-Voter

  • BotherVoting.org has great e-cards and banner ads that will shame your loved ones and friends into voting. [Daily Bedpost]
  • Check out this remix of Jennifer Hudson’s “Spotlight.” [Popbytes]
  • These comedians have style that’s as funny as their jokes. [Asylum]
  • Many couples take turns earning and learning and make it work. [Tango]
  • Our economy is in the crapper, but you can still find clothing deals online. [Shine]
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    We See Chick Flicks: The Duchess

    My weekend ended on a depressing note last night because I went to see “The Duchess.” While the costumes and scenery were certainly amazing, the story put me in a very gloomy mood — and made me thank my lucky stars I didn’t live in the 18th century, when women were second-class citizens valued only for their ability to give birth to boys. Keep reading »

    Freaky But True: Teens Plot To Kill Mom For Breast Implants

    From the strange but true files, a Colorado teen planned to kill his mother to get money so his girlfriend could get breast implants. Eighteen-year-old Nikita Lee Weis hired two other teenagers to attack his mother with a baseball bat. The mother survived the assault, and Weis and his accomplices were arrested on conspiracy to commit first-degree murder charges. It’s not yet clear if the girlfriend, Sophia Nicole Alsept, was involved. Keep reading »

    Why Does Sarah Palin Bring Out The Mean Girls In Us?

    Any female who’s survived the treacherous battleground of a junior high school slumber party knows that no one can bring a girl down harder and faster than another girl. Slumber parties from my past always included as many crying jags, jabbing insults, hurtful gossip, and broken friendships as they did romantic comedies and popcorn balls. So is it any surprise the people who are most aggressively pushing for the immediate downfall of Sarah Palin are other women? In recent interviews, Palin’s comes across like a nervous beauty pageant contestant, and many of us grownup women can’t throw her bra in the freezer fast enough — metaphorically speaking, of course. So what is it about Sarah Palin that brings out the Mean Girls in us? Why are women — smart, savvy, sophisticated women — the first to use sexist tactics to bring a woman down? Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Child Prostitution, Breast Cancer, And Gossip Girl Sneak Peeks

  • On Friday, New York Governor David Paterson signed a bill into law that decriminalizes child prostitution. Those under 18 who are arrested for sexually-oriented crimes will be provided with social services. If they refuse or have been through the state’s programs, they can be prosecuted. [Gothamist]
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    Trends: Are Girls Jumping Off Buildings The New Black?

    After watching this new Rhapsody ad and seeing this recent fashion layout for POP magazine, starring model-of-the-moment Agyness Deyn and shot by Ryan McGinley, I couldn’t help but wonder if women jumping off buildings is the new, new thing in pop-culture imagery. In late June, model Ruslana Korshunova, in an apparent suicide, fell from the ninth-floor balcony of her New York City apartment. What do you think is going on here? Keep reading »

    The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For September 27-28th 2008

    Saturday is definitely the day to watch some of your favorite movies, like The Godfather and Purple Rain, but you can also catch up on the first season of “Dirty Sexy Money,” since the second season starts on October 1. You can also catch a replay of the “Heroes” season premiere on Saturday night. And remember, ABC’s fall shows premiere on Sunday as well as “Dexter” and “Californication” on Showtime. Sweet mother of god, there is some good stuff on TV this weekend. So much for outdoor activities. [TV Guide] Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Hateable Hipster Fashion Statements

  • Hipster fashions we love to hate! [Huffington Post]
  • Artist Jonathan Yeo made a portrait of Paris Hilton using nothing but old porn magazines. [The Superficial]
  • Lindsay Lohan is supposedly taking a restraining order out against father Michael. [New York Post]
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    Italian Hookers Have New Habits

    While every girl wants to stop traffic, Italian women are being accused of causing car accidents because they’re so damn sexy. Due to these ridiculous claims, the governments in Rome, Milan, and Florence have just passed laws decreeing that women dress and act more modestly. The legislation states that women must refrain from “adopting poses or behavior or wearing clothing that unequivocally manifest the intention to solicit or practice the activity of prostitution.” Say what?! That sounds like the pervs are blaming the wrong people — i.e. anyone but themselves. But the government maintains that they’re cracking down on clothing to curb streetwalkers. So what are working girls doing in these difficult times for advertising their goods? The world’s oldest profession is pulling one over on “the man” by taking up a new habit — literally. All the hookers have banded together and begun to wear nuns’ uniforms. Ha! Pia Covre, of the Committee for the Rights of Prostitutes, explained, “The idea of wearing gowns or habits down to the feet is to confront the decrees which limit even the freedom of what you can wear.” Ironically, now these whores are sticking it to the foolish Madonna complex. We like their sense of style!
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