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Quotable: Laura Bush Wants More Women On The Supreme Court

“I’m really glad that there will be three, if [Elena Kagan is] confirmed. I like to have women on the Supreme Court. I think it does make a difference. I like women to be represented in all parts of American political and civic life.”

— Former First Lady Laura Bush on “Fox News Sunday” [New York Daily News]
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Today’s Lady News: NY Midwives Lose Home Birth Rights & Sarah Palin Talks About Bears

  • New York City midwives have lost the right to deliver babies at home, as a result of the closure of St. Vincent’s Hospital. Since 1992, the progressive Manhattan hospital provided the approval required under NY law for at home midwifery services. [Guardian U.K.]
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics says a “ritual nick” to the genitals of newborn baby girls might “save some girls from undergoing disfiguring and life-threatening procedures in their native countries.” NPR explains more about this new policy statement and what it actually means. [NPR]
  • Sarah Palin warned during a speech today that “mama grizzlies” are going to “take this country back” during the November elections. Whatever that means. [Salon]

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Gift For Gab: Your Best Comments For The Week Of May 14th 2010

We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You crack us up! Each week we’re going to 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 of the week below. Keep reading »

Local Newscaster Slips Out The Penis


God, I love it when newscasters go off script! This guy — Michael, I guess — concludes after a segment on a woman’s successful G-Shot procedure, “She’s enjoying penis a little bit more, is she?” [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

A Second Woman Says She Was Sexually Assaulted By Roman Polanski

Today, British actress Charlotte Lewis and ever-present celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred held a press conference in which Lewis accused director Roman Polanski of sexually assaulting her. Both women remained vague on the details, but stated that the assault happened in 1982 when Lewis was only 16. This was four years after Polanski fled the United States to avoid sentencing in the Samantha Geimer case. Lewis says that the director forced himself on her at his apartment in Paris. She said the circumstances were similar to Geimer’s case, though she would not comment on if this meant that rape or drugs were involved. Keep reading »

Vanity Plates: How I Love Thee

I’ve always been a little bit obsessed with vanity license plates. Why? Because there’s nothing funnier than the thought of a police officer saying, “Can I run a check on ‘FLASHME?” when they pull you over. Or “DRLOVE” or “NOT OJ.” A friend once told me that in California, to get a vanity plate, you had to write a short essay explaining why you are requesting said plate. I’ve never confirmed if this is actually true, but if it is, my dream job would be to be the person who reads said essays.

I was pretty amused when my sister sent me this vanity plate photo she took over the weekend. This has me wondering: what’s the best vanity plate you’ve ever seen? Share in the comments. Keep reading »

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