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Fox will not broadcast a “Family Guy” episode dealing with abortion. In a statement released yesterday, Fox said they “fully support the producers’ right to make the episode,” called “Partial Terms of Endearment,” and the producers can distribute it however they want. [The Hollywood Reporter]—How long before this banned episode hits the web? We’re… READ MORE »


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In the wake of Chasity Bono’s big decision to have gender reassignment surgery, a transgender center in Maryland says they are busier than ever. One client on their roster is Renee Ramsay, formerly Richard—a 77-year-old man becoming a woman. No Friskians, that was no typo: 77. But doctors say that although the sex-change surgery is… READ MORE »


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An arrest has been made regarding the death of “American Idol” contestant Alexis Cohen. Daniel Bark, 23, has been charged with death by reckless driving. [TMZ]
Joe Jonas and Camilla Belle have split up. And then he cried about it during a performance. [Starpulse] – I can’t say I’m too upset –… READ MORE »


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Over the weekend The New York Times ran a lengthy, in-depth report about recently murdered abortion practitioner Dr. George R. Tiller. The doctor, who was called “Tiller the Killer” by some and praised as an American hero by others, lived a life defined by his controversial career. Like a real life version of “The Cider… READ MORE »


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Have you noticed that the world is getting prettier? At least the women in it? There is actually some science that suggests this is the case. A study from the University of Helsinki found that we’re stuck in a female beauty cycle: beautiful women have more children than their less attractive counterparts, those beautiful women… READ MORE »


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Here’s another example of the “quality journalism” that goes on over at Fox News. In a segment about finding jobs, anchor Ainsley Earhardt interviews Uri Man on advice for job seekers. Ainsley starts out on the right path, but is immediately sidetracked when Uri compliments her yellow ensemble. Uri returns to the topic, for… READ MORE »


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A recent study shows that women are more unhappy than ever before. Over the past 50 years, mental disorders have risen significantly in women, while reported rates of “subjective well-being” have dropped dramatically. This would suggest that our mothers or grandmothers – those “oppressed housewives” that hadn’t yet reaped the benefits of the feminist movement… READ MORE »


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Ahh, Sarah Palin. Plenty of us feminists just want the soon-to-be-former Alaskan governor to just go away, far enough so her silliness and inarticulateness is out of earshot. (Russia, perhaps.) But writing in the liberal The American Prospect, Courtney E. Martin suggests ol’ Sara Barracuda might have a thing or two to teach us feminists… READ MORE »


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Last night, while I was watching “True Blood,” John Devore — who came over for dinner — remarked, “They really need to market the ‘Tru Blood’ synthetic blood beverage in real life.” Hm. That would be cool. After all, when promoting the first season, HBO had a series of ads that focused on the beverage,… READ MORE »


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E. Lynn Harris, who introduced millions of readers to the “down low” lifestyle of black gay men, died Thursday night in Los Angeles while on a tour to promote his eleventh novel, Basketball Jones. His health had declined, but details of the cause of death are unavailable. Harris wrote novels that exposed readers to “black,… READ MORE »


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When you imagine a crime spree, you probably think of a beefy guy in a ski mask with maybe, I don’t know, a weapon? Well, in Mississippi last week, a 24-year-old woman carjacked another woman in her driveway, allowing the woman to remove her kid from the car first. Then, she tried to rob an… READ MORE »


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Girls have less leisure time to play digital games than boys, according to a Michigan State University study, the findings of which could shed light on the technology gender gap. The study of 276 undergraduates found that female students spent about 16 hours more per week doing homework, working, or performing other activities than male… READ MORE »