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Army Considers Ban On French Manicures And Earrings

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I’m slightly baffled as to why Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler would take to Facebook, of all places, for input on changes to the Army grooming standards. Maybe he thought his Facebook pals were the best people to solicit advice on the Army’s consideration of a ban on French manicures, earrings and ponytails? Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Birth Control Pill Cuts Ovarian Cancer Risk

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  • Women who have been on the birth control pill for 10 or more years have cut their risk of ovarian cancer by 45 percent, according to a study in the British Journal of Cancer. [Guardian UK]
  • The bus company that operates Brooklyn’s B110 bus line, which runs through the borough’s Hasidic Jewish neighborhood where unrelated men and women are strictly separated, sent a letter to the Department of Transportation after news broke that women were asked to sit in the back of the bus. The letter states the bus company does not “support, promote or condone” any segregation. [NYmag.com
  • Why children with lesbian, gay or transgender parents need better legal protections. [XX Factor Keep reading »

Friends Don’t Let Friends Leave The House In Blackface, Duh

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TSA's Racist Ways
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Is the TSA singling out black women? Read More »
Urban Outfitters' Racism
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The company is in hot water over a tee shirt. Read More »
Beyonce in Blackface
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Listen, if you really have to be reminded that blackface is both culturally insensitive and just plain tacky, well, you’ve got problems. But just in case, students at Ohio University created a special campaign, helpfully reminding that blackface — even on Halloween — is in REALLY BAD TASTE. The kids from Students Teaching Against Racism (STARS) developed the “It’s a Culture, Not a Costume” series which features real pictures from a totally offensive Clemson University “gansta” party. But let’s hope you — and your friends — don’t really need the reminder. [Good Magazine]

Pregnant Performance Artist Pulls Off Live Birth

October 26, 2011

1-In-5 Women Has Never Had A Mentor — Have You?

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One in five women has never had a mentor in her career, according to new data released by the LinkedIn Blog. Eighty-two percent said that nearly 1,000 women surveyed said they realize that having a mentor could be important for her career. And yet a good one-fifth of the women surveyed were going at it alone, possibly because, as more than half of those un-mentored women reported, they never found someone who was appropriate.

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Today’s Lady News: The 10 Worst Stereotypes Of Powerful Women

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