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Dear Mike Pence: Opposing Needle Exchanges Is Both Stupid And Dangerous

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 27, 2015
Clean needles save lives. More »


Horror Show Restaurant Owner Kept His Chef Enslaved For Three Years

By: Beejoli Shah / March 27, 2015
File this under worst story this side of the Ganges: a Indian restaurant owner in Los Angeles was arrested yesterday for keeping his chef enslaved for three years, and forcing him to work 12-14 hour days without pay. Pardeep Kumar, who owns the standalone Tandoori Grill in Valencia (not to be confused with the many… More »


I’m Really Sorry, But That Gawker Whole Foods/Katie Holmes Exposé Is Not As Exciting As It Seems

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 27, 2015
J.K. Trotter at Gawker’s Black Bag vertical did a very, very, very in-depth investigation of a claim from 2012 that Katie Holmes, living at the Chelsea Mercantile at the time, shortly after she left ex-spouse Tom Cruise, had a secret entrance to the Whole Foods that occupies the ground floor of the building. Paparazzi had… More »


Broadway Legend Audra McDonald Throws Down On Indiana’s Anti-LGBT Bullshit

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 27, 2015
The always glorious Audra McDonald had some words yesterday for Indiana Governor Mike Pence, who had just signed a bill that would allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT citizens. You know, because there are grown ass adults out there whose biggest problem is having to share their cookies with people they don't like. McDonald aptly compared the… More »


Aaron Schock Compares Self To Lincoln, Also A Big Katy Perry Fan

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 26, 2015
Today was a sad day for Aaron Schock. First, they cancelled "Downton Abbey" (couldn't they have waited a day?), and then, with a heavy heart, he delivered his farewell to speech to Congress. A speech in which he compared himself to Abraham Lincoln. Via Politico: Schock, whose resignation takes effect March 31, noted that Lincol… More »


Woman Sets Fire To Yoga Studio, Can’t Stop Grinning About It

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 26, 2015
This super enthused arsonist yogi, why you should consider using the female condom, and more in Today's Lady News... More »


Life Dream Status: Florida Hotel Wakes Spring Breakers With “The Lion King”

By: Claire Hannum / March 26, 2015
Since 2012, the Panama City Beach Holiday Inn in Florida has awoken spring breakers each morning at 11 a.m. with the opening notes of "The Circle of Life." When local media astutely noted that the Holiday Inn chose the song because "when a lot of these spring breakers were younger, 'The Lion King' was a popular movie," I… More »


Arizona Passes Bill Requiring Doctors To Lie, Say Abortions Are “Reversible”

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 26, 2015
Abortions are not, in fact, reversible. More »


MRA Says Germanwings Crash Might Have Been Prevented If “Sluts” Gave More Blowjobs To “Omega Males”

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 26, 2015
Leave it to a men's rights activist to figure out a way to spin this horrifying tragedy into yet another example of how feminists are ruining the world. More »


Teach Kids Their Feminist ABCs With The Help Of These Rad American Women

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 26, 2015
I don't have kids (yet!) but that pesky little details isn't going to stop me from buying this, well, rad children's book, Rad American Women A-Z written by Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl, ASAP. Published by City Lights Press, the book aims to teach kids their ABCs while also getting them u… More »


Indiana Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Businesses To Refuse Service To LGBT Citizens

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 26, 2015
This morning, in a secret ceremony which the press was not allowed to attend, Governor Mike Pence signed a controversial bill that would allow business owners to refuse service to gay people, if they consider it a "deeply held" religious belief. The bill has been heavily criticized not only by LGBT groups and supporters, but… More »


I Have My Own Religion And It Is Called “Stay Out Of Everyone’s Face”

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 26, 2015
Tuesday night, CNN aired a special on Atheism, called "Atheism: Inside The World Of Non-Believers." I watched it, and, as a "non-believer," I was not particularly amused. First of all, they called Richard Dawkins the "Father of Atheism," which is 32 flavors of ridiculous, and second, the whole thing really seemed to portray atheists a… More »


Ted Cruz Thinks Galileo Proved The Earth Wasn’t Flat, Was A Lot Like Ted Cruz

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 25, 2015
There are just so many things wrong with that statement. More »


Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Pregnant Women In UPS Case

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 25, 2015
Peggy Young wins in court, Rebecca Martinson's "cunt punt" email inspires performance art and Gloria Steinem gives Black women their due, in Today's Lady News... More »


Hero Elephants Save Idiot Human Overlords

By: Beejoli Shah / March 25, 2015
Less than a month after Ringling Brothers begrudgingly agreed to phase out enslaving and abusing elephants and making them dance for no personal elephantine gain by 2018, two hero circus elephants saved an 18-wheeler truck from overturning on a highway in Louisiana. According to the Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Sheriff's department, an 18-wheeler truck traveling from Florida… More »


Deadline’s TV Editor Is Very Concerned Hollywood Is Casting Too Many Goddamn Ethnics

By: Beejoli Shah / March 25, 2015
One of the small joys of my career shift from working in the entertainment industry to reporting on the entertainment industry is how often I get to point out the absolute fucking lunacy that is the Deadline Hollywood blog. Ever since Robert Durst-wannabe Jay Penske, the playboy heir who owns Deadline, and his band of bumbling… More »


Duck Dynasty Dude Shares Beautiful Dream Of Atheist Family Being Raped And Beheaded

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 24, 2015
This Friday, some wacko site called TruNews (sounds legit) aired a speech given by "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson at the Vero Beach Prayer Breakfast earlier that day. The site described it as "powerful"; I, however, and probably you, would describe it as "fucking batshit." At least the part of it where he makes a point… More »


Check Out Ted Cruz’s Anti-Woman Campaign Platform

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 24, 2015
The ladies, he does not love them. More »


Kickass Woman Of The Day: Rebecca Zamolo Trains For A Half-Marathon After Losing Her Colon

By: Claire Hannum / March 24, 2015
When Rebecca Zamolo, a vibrant actress, YouTube star and athlete, began experiencing stomach pain after eating along with other unusual symptoms, she knew something wasn't quite right. She got the shock of her life when she was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease -- in particular, ulcerative colitis, which inflames the large intestine. Her colon was pre-cancerous, so she had it… More »


Crappy Website Uses Woman’s Anorexic Before/After Photos In “Amazing Weight Loss” Gallery

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 24, 2015
Blog posts billed as "Amazing Weight Loss Transformations!!!" are generally the worst of the fucking worst. I don't take issue with individual people celebrating their hard-earned and healthy weight loss stories -- do you! -- but when crappy click-baiting websites aggregate a bunch of before/after photos of random people (or celebrities, which is definitely a… More »


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