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Girl Talk: I Had My Tubes Tied

When a study released in late June revealed that one in five women would remain childfree into the next generation, a lot of people were shocked. I wasn’t. In an ironic twist of fate, I had my tubes tied the same weekend. Keep reading »

Swedish Feminists Burn $13,000 To Protest Unequal Pay

Usually “burning money” is a figure of speech. But Sweden‘s feminist party literally set fire to $13,000 (or 10,000 Swedish kronar) to symbolize the amount of money women aren’t getting every minute compared to men. An advertising agency donated the $13K, which members of the Feminist Initiative heaped on a BBQ. According to Sweden’s statistics agency, in 2008 the average salary for women was about 19 percent less than for men. Keep reading »

Nice Old Lady Lives With Husband’s Corpse, Twin Sister’s Corpse

First day back at work after the long weekend and looking for something to pick you up? Try this heartwarming tale of Jean Stevens, 91, who had her dead husband and twin sister dug up days after they were buried and then lived with their bodies. This simultaneously fascinating and stomach-churning story comes to you straight out of Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, where these sorts of things happen, apparently. She stuck the embalmed corpse of her husband of 60 years, James, on the sofa in the garage (he died 10 years ago), and she put her sister, June, dressed in her “best housecoat,” in a spare room (June died last October). Jean regularly went in and put makeup on June and sprayed perfume on her. “This way, I could touch her and look at her and talk to her,” Jean explained. Eventually, though, she got busted; no one knows who tipped off the police. “She’s no weirdo,” one neighbor explained. She simply didn’t like the idea of death, Jean said. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

How Women See The Internet

On the one hand, the Internet can be a great place for women — it’s full of pictures of overweight animals and a wealth of anonymous sex partners. But there’s something else lurking in the Internet’s atmosphere — a mysterious chemical that affects only women in a shocking and tragic way. Watch Asylum’s token girl explain this phenomenon. Read more Keep reading »

Chelsea Clinton’s Wedding: 10 Things We Hope Happen

Generally, I’m not that enthused about weddings. But if I got an invite to Chelsea Clinton‘s wedding to Marc Mezvinsky, I’d be there in a second. After a year of speculation, new details have finally emerged about the mega-party of the summer. It looks like it’ll be happening on July 31st. While people thought it’d be taking place on Martha’s Vineyard, it now appears that Chelsea will be tying the knot in upstate New York at the estate formerly owned by John Jacob Astor IV, an amazing spot that has 50 acres of land, a facade modeled after Versailles, indoor tennis courts and a marble pool. Chelsea is going to rock an Oscar de la Renta gown, but, beyond that, we don’t know a whole lot about what’ll be going down. [Huffington Post, NY Daily News]

Since the Clintons are being super-secretive, we have no choice but to speculate. After the jump, check out a few things we hope happens on Chelsea’s big day. Keep reading »

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