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From women’s health to feminism to politics – news that’s real and relevant to you.

Today’s Lady News: Happy National Coming Out Day!

  • Happy National Coming Out Day to our gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual readers! In honor of this special day, our friends at Marie Claire have this fantastic essay by a lesbian named Stephanie Fairyington, who at 28 decided to come out to her beauty queen mom. [Marie Claire]
  • New York City’s mayor is blasting a paid-sick leave bill which would require businesses to provide up to nine days of paid sick leave per year, saying it will hurt small businesses. But women’s rights activists in New York say that pregnant women, especially, are crunched for time for doctors appointments and should not have to use vacation days, if they even get them. [New York Observer, Wall Street Journal]
  • Two lesbians say they were kicked out of a Baltimore Ravens game on Sept. 26 for kissing in the concessions stand line, for which they were warned by a security guard to “stop making a scene” and asked to show their drivers’ licenses and receipts for their purchases. The stadium claims they kicked these heathens out because they “stole” a plastic cup to pour ketchup into. So stupid. [Queerty]

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Dog Adopts 4 Tiger Cubs

A dog named Hei Nui has come to the rescue of three snow tigers and one white tiger in Weihai City, in China’s eastern Shandong province. It is believed the quadruplets were abandoned by their mother because large litters are uncommon for tigers. The dog has been nursing the tigers along with her two puppies. The three snow tigers, which are a variation of the white tiger and are born with white fur and blue eyes, will add to the about 200 snow tiger population left in the world. Stories about other species caring for the young of another always choke me up. [10/11/10] Keep reading »

Pretzel Crisps Strikes Again With New Ad Campaign

Remember a few months ago, when Pretzel Crisps debuted their “new look” with ads touting that “you can never be too thin”? And then remember how they pulled those ads after the blogosphere flamed the company for using pro-anorexia language to cheekily sell their product? Well, Pretzel Crisps has a new ad campaign and the company seems to have changed its tune and is now thumbing its nose at critics. “We’re thin and stacked so lose the old bag,” the ad campaign’s slogan, plays upon an offensive trifecta — you can never be too thin, too busty, or too young. Weak. My hummus shall miss using you as a vehicle, Pretzel Crisps. [The Gloss] Keep reading »

“What Do You Do?” Week: Erica, Trial Coordinator, Families Of Murder Victims

This week, we’re spending a little time learning all about you and the awesome and unexpectedly cool jobs you do. Each one of these profiles was culled from you, dear Frisky Readers, and we’re amazed by the incredible jobs you have. This is our attempt to learn more about what you do for a living.

After the jump, read all about reader Erica’s job working with families of murder victims. Keep reading »

Willy Wonka Fantasy Gum About To Be A Reality!

Since I was a kid obsessed with “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” I’ve been fantasizing about Ever-Lasting Gobstoppers, Lickable Wallpaper, Wonkavision, and Three-Course-Dinner Gum. The Three-Course-Dinner Gum would have been the world’s most perfect invention in Wonka’s factory had it not turned Violet Beauregarde into a blueberry prompting her dad to scream, “Violet you’re turning violet, Violet!” Amazing news! This fantasy gum may actually become a reality thanks to the new technology that can capture time-release flavors in microscopic capsules. Keep reading »

5 Things To Know About “Cigar Guy”

Last weekend, an image appeared in the Daily Mail of Tiger Woods taking a golf shot in a tournament. Nestled among the crowd in the background is a guy wearing a red toupee and a fake moustache, with a cigar hanging out of his mouth and a goofy grin on his face. Instantly, the internet loved this guy. People started Photoshopping him into other images—as Muhammed Ali, as the Statue of Liberty, and even as a member of the Beatles. But no one knew who he was.

Well, The Daily Mail has tracked Cigar Guy down. After the jump, all you never wanted to know about him. Keep reading »

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