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Quickies: 5 Things You Didn’t Know Your Uterus Could Do And Lady Gaga Is Lupus-Free

  • Besides the sometimes annoying biological tricks, here are five things you didn’t know your uterus could do that might make you love it. [BlissTree]
  • Eva Longoria Parker is looking as fabulous as ever, but hubby Tony Parker is slacking on the fashion front. [Starpulse.com]
  • Princess Diana might have been murdered because she was going to expose a British arms dealer. [Daily Star]
  • Date Due Diligence: Whether you’re with someone new or an old-time lover, it’s the little things that count. [Bullz-Eye.com]

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Today’s Lady News: Scientists Ban Women From Mock Mission To Mars

  • Russian scientists have banned women from a mock mission to Mars. They don’t want the women to create “sexual tension” during the 18 months they are locked in a capsule. Because, you know, an all-male group won’t have any sexual tension at all. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Constance McMillen, the lesbian Mississippi high schooler who sued her school to allow her to bring her girlfriend to prom, is the guest of honor at the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center’s prom next weekend. [WLBT]
  • Two so-called “child brides” in Afghanistan, ages 13 and 14, were publicly whipped for running away from their husbands dressed as boys. A bystander videotaped the flogging and leaked it to the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission. Apparently, when the girls were caught by police, they were turned over to the local warlord instead of the country’s shelters for battered women. [New York Times]

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Couple Shocked To Find Out They Are Half Siblings

Back when my boyfriend and I both had long hair, we occasionally got asked if we were brother and sister. As you might imagine, it was awkward, especially when we defined our relationship for the asker. Well, this discomfort is mild compared to a Irish couple’s recent revelation that gives the grandmother and grandson having a baby together competition on the weirdness scale. The pair, who have a young son, recently confirmed through DNA testing that they are each other’s half-siblings. Understandably, the couple has chosen to remain anonymous and go by fake names in the press, fearing how public knowledge of the news would affect their son. Keep reading »

Is Sarah Palin Allowed To Call Herself A Feminist?

Once upon a time, Sarah Palin was just a pit bull in lipstick. But speaking on May 14 to a PAC that finances anti-abortion female congressional candidates, Palin not only called herself “feminist” but praised the “emerging, conservative feminist identity” and the “pro-woman sisterhood.” (Never one to miss an opportunity to inject ferocious animals into the conversation, Palin praised “mama grizzlies,” too.)

Now, it’s not difficult to understand how the estrogen contact high, which surely comes from speaking to a group that finances female congressional candidates, could give one a sense of kinship to the sisterhood. But considering how feminists are generally not considered the type of people who would require women to pay for their own rape exams, you wouldn’t be alone in wondering what the heck was going on when Palin dropped the “f-bomb.” Keep reading »

Al And Tipper Gore Separate, Public Makeout Sessions No Longer On The Horizon

It was the kiss that just kept going and going, but despite the heat displayed between them in 2000, Al and Tipper Gore did not last. The couple announced their split today, after 40 years of marriage, and described the separation as “mutual.” Maybe Al got sick of having to listen to NWA on his headphones rather than on his sick sound system? Whatever. Sad news, for sure. [SFGate.com] Keep reading »

Baby Otters Learn How To Swim The Hard Way

Is it just me, or is there a funny kind of disconnect between what’s happening in this video and the subtitles for it? Sure, it sounds cute: a mother otter teaches her baby otters how to swim. Adorables! But when you watch the video, the otter mother drags her reluctant otter pups into the water one by one, smooshes their heads underwater to teach them how to swim, and generally shoves them about and away from her. Sure, sure, this is nature at work, and if they don’t learn how to swim, they won’t last long in the wild. But, man, Mother Nature is a tough task master. [YouTube] Keep reading »

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