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I Have Lupus

The first time I noticed my fingers changing colors was my junior year of high school. It was January and I had just finished my last final for the semester. I was outside with a group of my friends waiting for my dad to pick me up when I looked down at my hands. They were pale white and they hurt, bad. They felt like they were burning, but burning like when you touch something that’s too cold. I tried to blow on them to warm them up because they felt like ice. Then they began to turn blue. As the pain continued, my dad told me with a straight face not to worry, that my fingers were just falling off. Then he had to calm me down after I convinced myself I had frost bite and was going to be fingerless. Keep reading »

Will No One Think Of The Cupcakes? Cupcakes Confiscated In Philly

Someone is trying to keep Philadelphia’s delicious cupcakes down. Yesterday, Philly police confiscated the Buttercream Cupcake Lady truck. And they fined the cupcake lady, Kate Carrara, $200 for violating Philadelphia’s “business compliance” laws

But Carrara, a former lawyer, said she is properly licensed to have the truck in the city. “There’s crack deals a block away and three cops are surrounding the Cupcake Lady? I mean, really?” she said. Plus, Philly is averaging a murder every other day or so. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Texas Preschool Won’t Admit Girl With Lesbian Parents

  • Olivia Harrison has two mommies. Therefore, St. Vincent’s Cathedral School in Bedford, Texas, will not admit the 4-year-old girl to its preschool. Apparently, the school was fine during the application process but got upset when both mothers showed up for a parents’ night. Discrimination: exactly what kids should be learning in preschool. [CNN]
  • Meet the man who is trying to make Ford — one of the biggest modeling agencies in the world — a little more diverse. [NYMag.com]
  • When a gay couple marries, who takes whose last name? [AP]

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Angry Moms Protest McD’s With A “Nurse-In”

Beware fast-food chains — if you think you can stop breastfeeding moms from whipping out their boobs in your restaurants, think again! And take a lesson from the McDonald’s in Glendale, AZ., which erroneously kicked out a woman breastfeeding in their store, despite the fact that Arizona law allows it. As a result of the gaffe, dozens of breastfeeding mamas converged on the restaurant in protest for a “nurse-in.” Keep reading »

Vagina Tree Predicts Winning Lotto Numbers!

I’ve never been a big fan of the lottery. I think it’s because of that Shirley Jackson short story where the “winner” gets stoned to death, which seems to be what metaphorically happens when someone suddenly comes into a lot of money. But if there were any way to know that the lotto was fixed and you were guaranteed a win, I could maybe risk those fears. Perhaps that’s why villagers in northern Thailand have been consulting the magical vagina tree for clues? Keep reading »

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