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Two Terrible Women Vie for Worst Mom of All Time

In one corner, we have Jayla Hamm, 18, the mother of a 22-month-old toddler who she taped to a wall using green electrical tape. In the other corner, we have Carol Lynn Schnuphase, a Michigan woman who bilked her neighbors out of $7,000 by claiming that her 12-year-old son had cancer. How did she convince them? She shaved the kid’s head and drugged him. Keep reading »

Score! Athletic Women Have Better Jobs And Make More Money

Even if you were the worst volleyball player on your middle school team, or if your parents dragged you kicking and screaming to basketball practice every week, chances are that you got some serious benefits out of playing an organized sport. A ton of research shows that women who played sports as kids and teens not only went further in their education, but landed better jobs and now make more money. In fact, one study showed that of women in executive positions, 82 percent played an organized sport after elementary school. And in general, while only 1 in 6 women identifies themselves as an “athlete,” that number shoots up to 1 in 2 for women who make $75K a year or more. That’s enough to make you kick a soccer ball around, no? Keep reading »

Another Gay Teen Commits Suicide After Being Outed

This past week, Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old college student at Rutgers University, jumped to his death after finding out that his roommate, Dharun Ravi, secretly broadcast Clementi having gay sex over the Internet. Clementi posted about the incident — and told his dorm’s resident adviser — before jumping off the George Washington Bridge.

While we can’t ever know how much — if at all — Clementi’s roommate’s actions had to do with his decision to kill himself, we can say that Clementi is one of a frightening epidemic of gay teens committing suicide in recent weeks. Keep reading »

Chad Ochocinco Feeds The Sex Workers Instead Of The Children

Kroger grocery stores had to pull boxes of Chad Ochocinco’s charity cereal off the shelves this week when customers made an unsavory discovery. The hotline number printed on each box was supposed to connect them to an operator at Feed the Children, but instead it connected them to eager phone sex operators. Oopsie! A very exciting breakfast for some customers indeed! Chad naturally was very apologetic about the mistake, which the charity has taken responsibility for. He still has every intention of feeding the children. [LA Times] Keep reading »

Woman Makes PowerPoint Of Her Sexual Conquests, Goes Viral

Most of us keep something of a running tally in our heads of all the people we’ve fooled around with, but few of us would ever dream of putting that information into a PowerPoint presentation. Yet that’s exactly what one graduating Duke University senior did.

And now the PowerPoint — complete with photos of each conquest — has become a viral Internet sensation. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Disneyland Says Muslim Woman Has To Wear A Disney-Designed Veil

  • A University of Illinois student recruited for an internship at Disneyland has been told she is allowed to wear a hijab veil for her job, but it must be one designed by Disney. Noor Abdallah, 22, was told this week she could wear a headscarf with a blue Disney beret on it; unfortunately, her internship is now over. The Council for American-Islamic Relations said Disney has been involved in numerous disputes with Muslim women this year. [UPI]
  • Eleven women were among the 23 peeps to win MacArthur “Genius” grants, which provide $500K annually for five years to encourage brilliant individuals to keep working. Jessie Little Doe Baird, a Native American linguist, is one of those lucky ladies. [New York Times, AOL News]
  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said last night that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell will be gone by the end of the year. It will just be a said memory” — despite the fact that it died in the Senate last week. [Metro Weekly]

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