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A Nightclub Bans “Fat Girls”

Club Muzique, a Montreal nightclub, recently posted a message on its Facebook page that had some women kind of pissed. Yeah, I would say “NO FAT GIRLS ALLOWED!!!!!!” borders on extremely offensive, wouldn’t you? Keep reading »

A 12-Year-Old Girl Charged With Drunk Driving. Yes, You Read That Right.

And you thought the news couldn’t get more insane than Donald Duck groping a woman at Disney World? Ha. Apparently, a 12-year-old girl in Minnesota has been charged with drunk driving. The girl met a 19-year-old boy at a party where both were drinking. And for some reason, this guy asked the girl to drive him home. She obliged and on the way, mistook the gas pedal for the brake. She hit a highway sign before skidding into a yard. The 19-year-old then came to his senses and grabbed the wheel, steering them into a shed. Amazingly, no one was seriously hurt. But when the cops arrived, they had a lot of head scratching to do. Cause there’s not really a law for this one on the books. However, there is a possibility that the girl’s mom will be charged with drunk driving, too. I also hope the 19-year-old gets in some trouble here. All the more proof that calling a taxi when you’re drunk is awesome. [Newser] Keep reading »

The Mayor Of Wasilla Tells Levi Johnston Not To Run

Verne Rupright, otherwise known as the current mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, wasn’t too excited when he heard that Levi Johnston was gunning for his job for the sake of a reality TV show. The mayor chatted with The Daily Beast today to poke a few holes in Levi’s plan. First issue: he’s not even up for reelection until 2011. And he had some choice words for whippersnapper Levi. “My advice would be get your high-school diploma and keep your clothes on, voters like it,” Rupright said. Keep reading »

Carole Feuerman Creates Life-Sized Sculptures Of Women

I’m fascinated by these freakily life-like women sculptures created by artist Carole Feuerman. Most often, these giant-sized ladies wear swimsuits and appear to have just come from a swim. They’re haunting, weird, and simultaneously familiar and disconcerting. [Sprayblog] Keep reading »

Donald Duck Accused Of Groping A Woman

A good rule of thumb: never trust a man without pants. On a trip to Epcot Center in 2008, 27-year-old April Magolon stopped to get Donald Duck’s autograph. And after obliging, Donald allegedly grabbed her breast and molested her. April is now suing Disney for $50,000 for negligence, battery, and infliction of emotional distress. Keep reading »

Bodybuilders Flex Their Femininity In NYC Art Exhibit

While any professional bodybuilder is a sight to behold, female bodybuilders are undoubtedly even more fascinating than their male counterparts — for how they challenge expectations of gender. They morph their bodies into hyper-masculine, superhero-like proportions, turning the softness that typically characterizes a woman’s curvy body to rock-hard muscle. Their rigorous weight-lifting literally leaves them breast-less. In an exhibit here in NYC this summer, On And Off The Walls: Female Bodybuilders, photographer Martin Schoeller shows us the part of female bodybuilders the camera usually ignores — their faces. Schoeller, who is well-known for taking up-close portraits of celebrities that are not always flattering, shows us how very feminine, pretty, and delicate hard-muscled mamas can be. The juxtaposition of femininity and masculinity in these photographs is kind of amazing, don’t you think? [Hasted Hunt Kraeutler Gallery via The New Yorker] Keep reading »

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