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Today’s Lady News: Texas Preschool Won’t Admit Girl With Lesbian Parents

  • Olivia Harrison has two mommies. Therefore, St. Vincent’s Cathedral School in Bedford, Texas, will not admit the 4-year-old girl to its preschool. Apparently, the school was fine during the application process but got upset when both mothers showed up for a parents’ night. Discrimination: exactly what kids should be learning in preschool. [CNN]
  • Meet the man who is trying to make Ford — one of the biggest modeling agencies in the world — a little more diverse. [NYMag.com]
  • When a gay couple marries, who takes whose last name? [AP]

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Angry Moms Protest McD’s With A “Nurse-In”

Beware fast-food chains — if you think you can stop breastfeeding moms from whipping out their boobs in your restaurants, think again! And take a lesson from the McDonald’s in Glendale, AZ., which erroneously kicked out a woman breastfeeding in their store, despite the fact that Arizona law allows it. As a result of the gaffe, dozens of breastfeeding mamas converged on the restaurant in protest for a “nurse-in.” Keep reading »

Vagina Tree Predicts Winning Lotto Numbers!

I’ve never been a big fan of the lottery. I think it’s because of that Shirley Jackson short story where the “winner” gets stoned to death, which seems to be what metaphorically happens when someone suddenly comes into a lot of money. But if there were any way to know that the lotto was fixed and you were guaranteed a win, I could maybe risk those fears. Perhaps that’s why villagers in northern Thailand have been consulting the magical vagina tree for clues? Keep reading »

Man Locks Himself In To Keep Technology Out

How far would you go to break yourself of your internet addiction? If you’re Mark Malkoff, you’ll lock yourself in your bathroom for five days. Malkoff, of New York, NY, thinks he’s way too addicted to his laptop and iPhone, so as of 11:30 a.m. on August 23, he’s locked himself in the loo. But Malkoff isn’t going in without a plan. Keep reading »

Video: The Hand That Rocks The Kitty

This U.K. woman is in big trouble with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) after being caught on film dumping Lola the cat in a garbage can. Luckily, Lola’s owners had a security camera that caught the heinous act on film. The creepiest part is that the woman pets Lola lovingly before dumping her in the bin. Now she’s being offered police protection because of the “backlash against her.” Well, I kind of get why people are upset. She’s clearly a kitty serial killer or something. As some of you know, I have a bit of an issue with cats, but this scared me. How do you make the leap from disliking an animal to throwing it in the trash? [NY Post] Keep reading »

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