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“This Is Our Locker Room”: The Ines Sainz Scandal Begs The Question “Do Men Need A Man Cave?”

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Most incidents of sexual harassment follow one of two scripts: 1.) How provocatively was she dressed? 2.) Is she just being a PMS-y humorless bitch and/or too sensitive? The story of Ines Sainz, the Mexican sports reporter who was sexually harassed by players and staff from the New York Jets, has forged a new narrative: What the heck was she doing in the men’s locker room? What kind of idiot is she — a former Miss Universe — to wade into that bath of testosterone?

Asking why Sainz violated macho airspace is not much different from putting her sartorial choices on trial. (And you’d best believe that’s happening, too.) It assumes men cannot control their behavior in the presence of a beautiful woman and they want — nay, need — a man cave where men can be men, damn it! There are more than a few Frisky commenters, not to mention public figures, who agree with this idea. When another reporter asked Sainz if she was OK after “hooting and hollering” when she entered the locker room with publicists, Jets player Chris Jenkins, for one, reportedly yelled, “This is our locker room!” Keep reading »

Just A Bear, Doin’ A Little Yoga

An amateur photog snapped this photo of a female bear at a zoo in Finland, midway through her 15-minute morning yoga sesh. Namaste! [Telegraph] Keep reading »

Parents Did Not Want 6-Year-Old Cheering “We Shake Our Booties Left To Right”

“Our backs ache/
Our skirts are too tight/
we shake our booties from left to right!”

Jennifer and Duane Tesch, of Madison Heights, Michigan, would have sooner gang-banged the cast of “Yo Gabba Gabba” than hear those words come out of 6-year-old daughter Kennedy’s mouth. I mean, who did the coaches think these kids are — Destiny’s Child? But when the Tesches complained to the cheerleading squad that perhaps there might be more age-appropriate cheers for tykes, what did the adults who run the Madison Heights Wolverines flag football cheerleading team do? They unanimously voted Kennedy off the team and told her she could try out again next year. The Tesches were told they would be reimbursed the cost of her $125 cheer uniform and to not let the door hit them on the way out. Kennedy will pursue gymnastics instead, her parents said. [FOX News] Keep reading »

How To Have The Most Expensive Day Of Your Life

Recession, smesshion. That seems to be what luxury goods makers and upscale restaurants seem to be saying, anyway. Earlier this week, the Frome Cheese Show unveiled its latest hyper-expensive creation: a $175 cheese sandwich. What makes a friggin’ cheese sandwich cost $175? Well, it features white cheddar infused with truffles and is sprinkled with gold dust. Great, we’ll take three.

After the jump, some of the other must-have items you’ll need to have the most extravagant, luxurious and douche-y day of your life. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Performing Sexual Favors Totally Fine For Women In Politics, Says Italian Dude

  • It’s totally OK if women use their bodies to get ahead in politics, advises Giorgio Stracquadanio, an ally of Silvio Berlusconi, the prime minister of Italy (who has made plenty of sexist comments himself). Stracquadanio added that, in his opinion, a woman performing sexual favors to get ahead would not be grounds for dismissal. Being a woman working in Italian government must be a ball. [Telegraph UK]
  • Investment banking firm Goldman Sachs is being sued for sexual discrimination. Three women are seeking a class action lawsuit against the bank, claiming they were held back from raises and promotions because of their gender. [New York Observer]
  • Who amongst us does not want to hear Rush Limbaugh’s opinion on Ines Sainz, the sports reporter who was sexually harassed by the New York Jets? [Media Matters]

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Senatorial Candidate Christine O’Donnell Tells You Not To Masturbate

Last week we introduced you to Christine O’Donnell, Delaware’s Republican Senate candidate who told us not to masturbate on MTV’s “Sex in the 90s.” And now Rachel Maddow has dug up the clip. Christine was the president and founder of The S.A.L.T. (The Savior’s Alliance for Lifting the Truth) which taught kids about the many dangers of masturbation. First and foremost … it’s selfish! Gasp! Secondly, it’s considered adultery because it involves lust. But most importantly, if your partner can please him or herself, why have a partner at all? Good point, Christine! She seems to have the kind of solid logic and sense of morality that would be an asset to the US Senate. Thou dost protesteth too much. How long before she writes a memoir about her double life as a sex addict? [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

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