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What Happened To LPGA Golfer Erica Blasberg?

LPGA golfer Erica Blaberg was found dead in her home in Henderson, Nevada on Sunday afternoon, the day she was supposed to leave for a tournament in Alabama. While no cause of death has been determined, her parents don’t think the 25-year-old would ever take her own life and the police have not said whether they suspect foul play, but she was known to be in good health. Blasberg, a former All-American, joined professional golf in 2004 and was on her sixth tour with the LPGA. Her agent, Chase Callahan, said of her untimely death, “This is someone whose career was as important to her as her family. She was 25. She hadn’t reached her peak yet.” She’ll be laid to rest in Corona, CA on May 19. [CBS News] Keep reading »

6 (More) Absurd Gender Stereotypes That We Offer Up For Science

Can we stop making jokes already about women being bad drivers and even worse drinkers? No, I guess we can’t. Apparently there’s a reason why the most generic gender stereotypes won’t just go away and die … they’re, uh, scientifically proven. I felt like I was watching a bad series of beer and detergent commercials as I browsed through this list of “6 Absurd Gender Stereotypes (That Science Says Are True).” OK, so we can’t hold our liquor as well as dudes because we have higher fat ratios and smaller livers. And the driving thing? Apparently, testosterone levels determine your navigational skills. Sadly, women and gay men’s spatial prowess pales in comparison to heterosexual men. If it’s any consolation, though, men are bigger slobs because they lack our olfactory skills and they don’t see colors as well as we do. Ha ha! [Cracked]

After the jump, six more absurd gender stereotypes that we’re sure can be scientifically proven. Keep reading »

So Wrong, Yet It Feels So Right!

The look of guilt and shame on this poor little pup’s face says it all. Don’t worry, we’re not judging — only cooing! [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Was A College Gymnast

For fans of NCAA basketball, March Madness is the culmination of the collegiate sport year. But for me, a former gymnast—mediocre in skill, but a gold medalist in mania—April is what I live for. See, April is women’s college gymnastics month and this year the National Championships were held in Gainesville, Florida, the home of the Gator chop, a choreographic staple in every Florida floor routine. The Championships took place April 21st and 22nd, but aired on CBS this weekend. I watched in awe of all the scrunchies, the hip-hop-“inspired” performances, the eye glitter seemingly applied by a Texas pageant mom, and the women flying through the air and toward the vault and eventually their futures outside of the gym. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Betty White Celebrates Her “SNL” Triumph & Danny Dyer Gets Fired

  • After hosting “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, Betty White went out and partied with the cast until 3 a.m. She cannot possibly get any cooler. Can she? [Life & Style]
  • A quote in this article about feminism — called “Are You A Faminist?” — refers to the birth control pill and abortion as “selfish and self-advancing,” while the article says that modern women are more about “the fam” then “the fem,” as if the two are mutually exclusive and OMG STFU, this article is stupid. [NY Observer]
  • Much to the disappointment of women’s groups, Michigan Democrat Connie Saltonstall ended her campaign to replace retiring Representative Bart Stupak after her party rallied around another candidate, Gary McDowell, who shares Stupak’s antiabortion stance. [Washington Post]

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Hot, Young Aussies Auction Off Their Virginity For A Documentary

We’ve heard of people auctioning off their virginity before — it’s so last year. But Australian filmmaker Justin Sisely has taken it to a whole new level. He’s rounded up a whole group of virgins willing to sell their virginity for a documentary. Each virgin will get paid $20,000 plus 90 percent of their purchase price, which could go as high as to the millions. Because authorities threatened to charge Sisely with prostitution if he went ahead with the plan in Australia, he’s made a deal with a Nevada brothel to host the auction, which will be filmed naturally. (The brothel will get the other 10 percent of each virgin’s sale price.) Keep reading »

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