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“I call myself a feminist. Isn’t that what you call someone who fights for women’s rights? We all come from the same mother. That creates the basis for compassion.”– The Dalai Lama at the International Freedom Award ceremony yesterday in Memphis. [via Jezebel] … READ MORE »


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“John was a bad parent, and a drug addict. But f**king his daughter? If she thinks it’s true, why isn’t she with a good psychiatrist on a couch? I think it’s unconscionable that Oprah would let her do her show. I have every reason to believe it’s untrue. Oprah should be more judicious about who… READ MORE »


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Think Swedish women are all singer/songwriter softies? Hardly! Under that tuft of natural blond hair and alabaster skin lurk indomitable boobies. For the past 20 years, ladies who’ve enlisted in the Swedish military have found their regulation bras frequently pop off and catch fire — seriously. Apparently, when they’re training rigorously, the bras start burning… READ MORE »


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Gender equality got its due today at the former president’s Clinton Global Initiative. Diane Sawyer moderated a panel with the head of Women For Women International, the head of the World Bank and several big-time CEOs. Clinton himself told guests at the session, “Whether the issue is improving the involvement of young women and girls… READ MORE »


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Allee Willis’ bio calls her a one-woman creative think tank, and I have to agree. She won a Grammy for the song “Beverly Hills Cop,” and also wrote the theme for “Friends.” Her newest endeavor is pretty awesome. It’s an online Museum of Kitsch, so there are no tickets required or field trips or… READ MORE »


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Holla, Barack Obama! If you’ve got lefty pride, wave your south paw in the air! Seriously, I am one proud lefty. Since I was little, I always thought of being left-handed as something that made me unique and special. I love that look of unwarranted admiration I receive when someone first discovers I’m a lefty. READ MORE »


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An Australian couple has given last week’s dumpster diver and his happy cohort a run for the title of Stupidest Fornicators. Aussie cops at a gas station found a man and woman having sex in a parked car. When the couple refused to stop—yes, the police asked, and they refused—the cops arrested the driver for… READ MORE »


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A friend just sent me this photo, taken at an NYC drugstore. I know there’s a recession and peeps be lookin’ to save money anywhere they can, but this is taking the penny pinching a bit far. … READ MORE »


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Gossip is to high school as dry kindling is to fire—it doesn’t take much for things to get heated. And now with technology and the internet, we can only imagine that it’s like throwing kerosene on the blaze thanks to IM, Facebook, Twitter, you name it. That’s where ThatsNotCool.com steps in, a rad website for… READ MORE »


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Amanda Hess at The Sexist blog braved “I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell” scribe Tucker Max’s website for a mathematical breakdown of his hilarious jokes about Mexicans, gays, women and the disabled. A general formula for Tucker-ian humor: [Universally recognized bad thing] + [surprise reversal] x [“edge”] x [“shock value”] = Tucker Max joke. READ MORE »


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Last week, a retired school teacher named Deborah Parish came before the Texas Board of Education to argue for sex education in schools. “Kids are not ready to be parents, nor are they ready to have AIDS,” she said. I don’t think anyone’s ever ready to have AIDS, but that’s besides the point. “I… READ MORE »


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When I was in college, I fancied myself very enlightened with my five-day-a-week yoga practice, my lotus flower tattoo, and my tattered copy of the Daoist text Zen Mind, Beginner Mind. Post-college, I experimented even more with New Age spirituality. There were Indian sweat lodges, psychic vortex tours, aura pendulum readings, natal chart mappings, and… READ MORE »