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Today’s Lady News: Disneyland Says Muslim Woman Has To Wear A Disney-Designed Veil

  • A University of Illinois student recruited for an internship at Disneyland has been told she is allowed to wear a hijab veil for her job, but it must be one designed by Disney. Noor Abdallah, 22, was told this week she could wear a headscarf with a blue Disney beret on it; unfortunately, her internship is now over. The Council for American-Islamic Relations said Disney has been involved in numerous disputes with Muslim women this year. [UPI]
  • Eleven women were among the 23 peeps to win MacArthur “Genius” grants, which provide $500K annually for five years to encourage brilliant individuals to keep working. Jessie Little Doe Baird, a Native American linguist, is one of those lucky ladies. [New York Times, AOL News]
  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said last night that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell will be gone by the end of the year. It will just be a said memory” — despite the fact that it died in the Senate last week. [Metro Weekly]

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What Free Stuff Should Women Get At Work?

Work is FUN, but, no doubt, it would be even funner if, in addition to a paycheck, your job gave you a lot of free stuff. Here at The Frisky, we ladies want everything from Sour Patch Kids to umbrellas on rainy days. Of course, most working women wouldn’t mind free child care and a complimentary laptop, too. What do you want for free at work? Keep reading »

Soda And Chicken Nuggets All In One Handy Device

Sure, on the one hand, it might seem gross to keep your chicken nuggets where you keep your soda. But on the other hand: THINK OF THE CONVENIENCE! You can drink soda and shovel nuggets down your gullet with one hand, while you fondle your TV’s remote control with the other! This new invention, called the Col-Pop, is the latest in awesome snackology, and it was designed by a South Korean fast-food joint called BBQ Chicken. Hopefully it’s coming our way soon. [Serious Eats] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Meg Whitman Accused Of Employing An Undocumented Maid

  • Meg Whitman’s undocumented maid claimed in a press conference today that she was fired after she asked the California gubernatorial candidate and her husband for help gaining legal status. Nicky Diaz Santillan worked for the Whitman/Harsh family for nine years and claimed they never asked for her legal status before employing her. When Santillan was let go, she claims Meg Whitman told her, “From now on, you don’t know me and I don’t know you.” Her campaign, which touts that Meg Whitman is “tough as nails” on illegal immigration, says the former housekeeper is lying. [Guanabee, Guanabee, MegWhitman.com]
  • Someone asked President Obama about his support for late-term abortions at a recent town hall-style Q&A. The president replied that abortions should be “safe, legal and rare” and that families “should be the ones making the decision” to have children, not the government. He did not directly address the late-term abortion question, however, other than to say laws prohibit them and “people still argue and disagree about it.” [CNN]

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Gotta Have It: Robot Hair Washer

So, I hate showering. I find it tedious and boring and it’s hard to do my usual multi-tasking in there. But unfortunately, while I can get away with ye olde whore’s bath on off-shower days, my hair can get a little lackluster. That is why I want, nay, need, this robot hair washer (currently on display at Panasonic’s HQ in Osaka, Japan) installed in my apartment. I could lay there while the robot does its thing on my scalp, my hands free to channel surf, read, masturbate, pet Lucca, and post on The Frisky. The only question is — does it do head massages? Keep reading »

The World’s Worst Tattoo Session

This woman should never attempt to get a tattoo ever, ever again. I think the tattoo artist was being kind when he called her “parsnippety.” I don’t even want to know what she’s like in childbirth. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

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