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What Is “Getting Iced”?

Last night, I was at a party when one of my friends started making jokes about “getting iced.” Unbeknownst to me, this “getting iced” thing is all the rage amongst hipsters, bankers and even celebs like Ashton Kutcher. He’s so into it, he even started a site, IceAshton.com, where the first dude to “ice” him and take pics will win a prize. Who knew? And this morning, there was a feature about “icing” in the NY Post. OK, icing, you’ve got my attention. After the jump, the phenomenon explained. Don’t you feel cool? Get it … ice … cool? Stupid, I know. Keep reading »

Would You Like Some Cake That Looks Like Meat?

I have to say, there is something somewhat disconcerting about cake that looks like meat. Is it cake … or is it meat? Your eyes and stomach are in a war. Clearly, the only way to resolve this conflict is to take another bite. Needless to say, Boing Boing points us to this cakes-pretending-to-be-meat slide show. As a fan of both cupcakes and TV dinners, I love this cupcake TV dinner melange. There’s also a T-bone steak cake, a seafood broil cake, that is, frankly, somewhat nauseating, and a Big Mac cake in a box. I haven’t learned how to cook a chicken yet, so these are all pretty much beyond me, but I would eat them, no problem. [Boing Boing] Keep reading »

Happy Birthday, Sasha Obama!

First daughter Natasha “Sasha” Obama turns 9 years old today. We weren’t invited to the birthday party, but we won’t hold that against her. [6/11/10]

Update: OMG! Apparently her birthday was yesterday! Oops! Happy BELATED Birthday, Sasha! Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Samantha Bee On Tuesday’s “Ladies’ Night” Election


6/9/10 in :60 Seconds www.thedailyshow.com

  • Samantha Bee, have we told you lately that we love you? [The Daily Show]
  • On Tuesday night, a Queens, New York, sex offender beat his girlfriend, Tiffany Pettiford, to death with a baseball bat while his other girlfriend (?) and two children watched. Isaiah Smith, who was convicted in 1990 of raping a 10-year-old girl, allegedly suspected his girlfriend was cheating on him because she had left for several days. Pardon me, but why was someone who raped a child let out of prison in the first place? [New York Daily News]
  • The International Ski Federation has voted to create a women’s World Cup circuit beginning with the 2011-12 season with the goal of bringing women’s ski jumping to the Olympics in 2014. [Vancouver Sun]

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Website Lets You Place Bets On The End Of Political Marriages

Don’t you wish you could place bets on which political couples are going to break up first? Well, now you can! I don’t really know anyone who gambles, but I feel like those people are probably not the same people who care about celebrity divorces. [Wrong! I care about both! -- Editor Amelia] But the website YouWager.com lets you put down your hard-earned cash in hopes that people like Sarah Palin and her husband whatshisface or Bill and Hilary Clinton will get divorced. And if you were already betting on Al and Tipper Gore, you might have walked away with a couple hundred bucks! The most interesting thing about the bets is that the less likely the couple is to get divorced, the more money you stand to win, and the folks at YouWager.com apparently think that George and Barbara Bush are $2,000 more likely to stay together than Michelle and Barack Obama … whom you’d only get $3,000 for your $100 bet if their marriage dissolved. This gives me a similarly icky feeling as those Ashley Madison adultery commercials. Keep reading »

High School Boys Busted For Creating A Fantasy Sex League

Oh, high school, I don’t miss you one little bit.

Last summer, virgins students at the all-boys Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland, organized a “fantasy sex league” where they could earn points for bedding certain girls, The Washington Post reports. The boys planned to “draft” girls they knew onto teams, throw a series of parties which those girls would attend, and then tally up the points.

Fortunately, these Tucker-Maxes-in-training were caught before the first party took place. Three students received an in-school suspension. But after reading the creepy details of what these boys did, that punishment does not nearly fit the crime. Keep reading »

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