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Femin-Its — When A Regular Memo Is Part Of The Patriarchy

Ever feel like a regular old Post-It Note just doesn’t convey what your feminist-minded self is trying to say? Then you’ll love new Femin-Its Sticky Notes — which give you a helpful way to rate the messages you’re taking: Is it patriarchal, sexist, gynocentric or womyn-friendly? Lord knows there’s been a dearth in feminist-themed Post-It Notes. We’re sooooo thrilled that hole’s been filled. [Neatorama] Keep reading »

Meet Krystal Ball, The VA Candidate Whose Phallus-Sucking Photos Have Hit The Internet

This election season just got dirty: Krystal Ball, 29, a Congressional candidate in Virginia, has seen embarrassing private photos taken at a Christmas party dug up by a right-wing blog and posted on the internet. In the saucy pics, Ball wears a Santa hat and thigh-high stockings and is leading her then-husband, who was wearing reindeer ears and a red dildo on his nose, around by a leash. In a couple of the pics, a giggling Ball has her mouth on the big red peen. Scandal!

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These Spiderwebs Were Created By Drugged Spiders

Somewhere in a lab far, far away, scientists fed spiders flies injected with LSD, mescaline, hashish, and caffeine. These are their webs. [ICNT4GIVE] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Michael Lohan’s Women-Only Rehab Might Be The Worst Idea Ever

  • Lindsay Lohan’s wackadoodle dad claims to be opening a women-only rehab in Pasadena, California. Stay far, far away. [New York Post]
  • Plus-size model Crystal Renn — who, at size 10, is hardly “plus-size” — has walked three shows at Paris Fashion Week and said she’s being treated just like any other model. [NYmag.com]
  • Surprising fact: African-American women and other people of color in the armed services are the ones most affected by the military’s anti-gay “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. [The Root]

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An Open Letter To The Tabloids About “Teen Mom”

Dear Us Weekly, Life & Style, OK!, People and the rest of the tabloid mags out there:

We love that we can solidly rely on you for coverage of Jen Aniston’s sex life, Brangelina’s oversized brood, or anything to do with Kim Kardashian’s butt. But for the love of God, please stop covering the girls of “Teen Mom.” Keep reading »

Behold, Facebook’s Latest Stupid Meme For “Breast Cancer Awareness”

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I like it on the kitchen table.

I like it on the couch.

I like it on our bed.

Seen any Facebook status updates like this yesterday? No, your friends aren’t more randy this October than usual. It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there is yet another Facebook meme circling the social networking site that purports to “get people talking” about breast cancer. Keep reading »

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