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French Vogue Wants Your Little Girls

It’s not unusual for little girls to have an innocent romp in their moms’ closets every once in a while. But what happens when the closet they’re romping in happens to belong to French Vogue? French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld must have really wanted to go out with a controversial bang. In the latest issue of the fashion magazine, the outgoing editor included a fashion spread–called “Cadeaux,” which means “gift” in French–starring a bevy of way underage girls, all dolled up like come-hither Lolitas. It’s no surprise that young models sell magazines; just look at the latest crop of Eastern European model teenagers for proof. But still, it’s a little unsettling to see a band of 8-year-olds decked out in high-class couture, mimicking older, more experienced women. And what’s really shocking: the designer clothes seem to hug the bodies of these little girls, making us wonder just who these clothes were really made for, anyway. Check out a couple more images from the spread after the jump–and tell us what you think. [Gawker] Keep reading »

Woman Tries To “Scare” Boyfriend Into Proposing

Some women really, really want to get engaged. Like Ana Perez! She was so desperate for her boyfriend to propose that she called the cops. See, it was New Year’s Eve and she really wanted her man to drop down on one knee, so, to coerce him, I guess, she called the police and said he was attacking her. When the po-po arrived, she confessed that she’d made the whole thing up because she wanted them to “scare” and force her boyfriend into proposing. Apparently, he needed the prodding, as before the 911 call was made, he was in the process of breaking up with her. Something tells me Perez isn’t heading to the altar anytime soon. Jail, on the other hand? [CBS Chicago] Keep reading »

Why You Should Never Go Long-Distance Ice Skating Alone

Sometimes you’re like, wow, when my boyfriend and I are together it feels like we’re the only two people in the world. Yeah, that’s a great idea, but the reality? Kind of frightening. A Swedish couple was long-distance ice skating–which is apparently a thing that you do in Sweden–when a boat broke up the ice floe they were skating on. The boat wake cracked the ice into small patches and stranded the pair. Thankfully, the couple was able to use a cell phone to summon help. They were rescued after just 12 minutes–and the rescue crew took this unbelievable pic of the event. [Gawker] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: A Horse Is Not A Woman, espnW

  • So ESPN has this new site for women, right? And espnW ran an end-of-year news roundup called “The 10 Biggest Stories In Women’s Sports,” right? And #4 on that list was about a female horse. Yes, a horse. A horse ridden by a male jockey, too. How do we feel about that? And did anyone consider that including a horse in a list of great moments of women’s sports might be perceived as offensive? [Guardian UK]
  • Inspired by my post yesterday on BJs-while-sleeping, Crushable has tips on how to “sleep sex” your mate so it’s pleasantly surprising, not creepily violating. [Crushable]
  • Kathryn Gray of New Brunswick, Canada, age 10, became the youngest person to discover a supernova (an exploding star). When I was 10 years old I think I still picked my nose. [CNN]

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Today’s Lady News: Single Lesbians Maybe Earn The Most Money

  • Census data suggested single lesbians earn more money than heterosexual women or previously-married lesbians. [ABC News]
  • This is cool and inspiring — a yoga instructor who still teaches and demonstrates postures, despite having two broken legs. [BlissTree]
  • A woman named Anne Hays has posted an open letter to The New Yorker on her Facebook page, criticizing the beloved magazine for featuring only a couple female writers in their last two issues. She also sent the letter to their offices, with the last two issues of the magazine enclosed. [Facebook]

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Like Liquor? Move Here!

Suppose you’re looking to drown your sorrows at the bottom of a pint glass. Where might be the best place to do that? A survey done by The Daily Beast examined cities based on the number of heavy drinkers and binge drinkers, the number of alcohol-related deaths, and the average number of drinks per person per month. At the top of the list? Milwaukee, WI, followed by Fargo, ND. We suppose this makes sense: Fargo and Milwaukee are cold-weather towns, but they’re followed on the list by San Francisco, CA, Austin, TX and Reno, NV—all party- and tourism-heavy cities. Surprisingly not in the top 40: New York City and Los Angeles. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

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