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Quickies: Is Michelle Obama The Modern Day Marie Antoinette & Michaele Salahi Claims “Media Torture”

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Today’s Lady News: Megan Fox’s Abusive Relationship

  • Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan are starring in the “Love The Way You Lie” music video for Eminem and Rihanna, playing a couple in an abusive relationship. Fox has donated her paycheck for “Love The Way You Lie” to Sojourn House, a shelter for abused women and children. [Just Jared]
  • After a confrontation with an Emirati woman, who chastised her for wearing a low-cut shirt, a British woman stripped down to her bikini and walked through a shopping mall in Dubai. Both women were detained by police and then released, but the Emirati woman filed a complaint of public indecency. [AP]
  • The Senate has confirmed President Obama’s nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. When she is sworn into office on Saturday, she will become the court’s fourth-ever female justice. [CNN]

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Leaving The Country? Saudi Arabia May Text Message Your Male Guardian

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Imagine if every time you left the country — for a vacation, for college, for a new job — you needed permission from your father, brother or husband.

That’s the story of Saudi Arabian women’s lives: women have male guardians (“mahrams”) who must go through a bureaucratic process to grant them permission to travel unaccompanied. But now, technology might be involved: recently, at least one Saudi women’s rights activist claims her husband received a text message from the foreign ministry when she left the country for a vacation. Keep reading »

Poll: Do You Or Would You Use A Female Condom?

Do You Or Would You Use A Female Condom?

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The Moment Prop 8 Was Ruled Unconstitutional


I have to say, this footage from outside the federal court building in San Francisco yesterday when opponents of Prop 8 learned it had been ruled unconstitutional and that California would begin issuing marriage licenses to gays and lesbians was even more beautiful than that one guy’s double rainbow. [via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Quickies: Wyclef Jean For President Of Haiti & Amy Winehouse Holds Russell Brand’s Dad’s Hand

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