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Quotable: Date Rich, Older Men So You Can Inherit Cash, Advises Italy’s Prime Minister

“I said to a girl to look for a wealthy boyfriend. This suggestion is not unrealistic. … [Women favor older men because] he’s old. He dies and I inherit.” — Italy’s prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, speaking at a convention this weekend. Mind you, this particular 72-year-old man’s wife is divorcing him over rumors of call-girl trysts and hanky-panky with an 18-year-old model. Perhaps he’s not the best person to be doling out relationship advice? [AP]

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Woman Murders Husband Over Porn DVD

If you found pornography in your partner’s possession, what would you do? Shellyann Henry, of Brooklyn, New York, found porn in her husband Rudolph’s possession and stabbed him to death with a pair of scissors. Shellyann, who has a 4-year-old son with Rudolph, apparently freaked out after finding a porn DVD in the couple’s DVD player. The incident sparked a violent argument in which Rudolph grabbed a kitchen knife and Shellyann wielded scissors. Though there were no domestic violence reports filed with police, neighbors said that they often heard the couple fighting.

How would you handle finding your partner’s porn stash? [NYPost] Keep reading »

Women Still Aren’t Equal, Says Steinem. What Do You Think?

We’ve come a long way, baby — but if you ask Gloria Steinem, the de facto mother of modern feminism, we still have a really long way to go. Last week, Steinem, speaking to a crowd at Franklin and Marshall College, said, “I don’t know how to break it to you, but it will take another century and a half” for women to gain equality with men.

While women have made many gains, argued Steinem, the fight isn’t over — and is actually in “the second stage.” “That’s when people tell you [feminism] used to be necessary, but it’s not anymore,” she said. Keep reading »

Gift For Gab: The Best Comments For The Week Of September 3, 2010

We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You crack us up! Each week in this column, we shout out to our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the internet. And you can get in on the action too. Tell us your favorite comments from this week in the comments! Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Peace Activists Plan “Wear A Hijab” Day On 9/11

  • As a counter protest to the Koran-burning in Florida, peace activist Charell Charlie of California is planning a “Wear A Hijab” event at The Grove in Los Angeles. She is inviting men and women of all faiths to don a hijab veil (for women) or kufi head covering (for men) in silent solidarity with Muslims in America on September 11th. “We are non-Muslims who plan to wear the hijab or kufi on 9/11 as a gesture to American Muslims that they are full citizens of this country and deserve the same rights as the rest of us. We intend to prove to Muslims around the world that people of peace outnumber those who hate,” she said. “Let’s stand up and stand out to demonstrate that not all Americans are bigots.” [LAist.com]
  • Yesterday a federal court in California ruled that the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which forces gays and lesbians in the military to stay in the closet or risk being discharged, is unconstitutional. [CNN]

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Women In The Workplace Just Keep Mucking It Up

We ladies are just all butterfingers in the workplace! Thankfully, Citi has created a helpful list of things we women are doing wrong in the office. Transgressions include: “being naive,” “smiling inappropriately” and giving “limp handshakes.” So that’s why we get paid so much less than men! It’s not the institutionalized sexism or anything! Thanks for clearing that up, guys. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

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