Hey all! Jessica is out today because she hurt her eyeball. Long story, one I suspect she may explain when she’s no longer wearing an eye patch. Hence, Today’s Lady News will be a reader submission edition! The rules are the same as the last few times we’ve done it: Submit your own links to news articles and blog posts about women, girls, trans-identified people, gender roles, feminism or sexism in the comments. Just write a sentence or two summary explaining what the link is about and give everyone a heads up if it has language or imagery that’s NSFW.
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“I grew up without a father around. I have certain memories of him taking me to my first jazz concert and giving me my first basketball as a Christmas present. But he left when I was two years old. And even though my sister and I were lucky enough to be raised by a wonderful mother and caring grandparents, I always felt his absence and wondered what it would have been like if he had been a greater presence in my life. I still do. It is perhaps for this reason that fatherhood is so important to me, and why I’ve tried so hard to be there for my own children.”
—Barack Obama shares his thoughts on being a dad in an essay in the latest issue of People, just in time for Father’s Day. Man, this is one adorable family. Keep reading »
Butt men of the world, be on notice—Pippa Middleton is single. The word on the street is that her newfound celebrity status has strained her relationship with boyfriend Alex Loudon—a cricket player turned broker—and that they have officially broken up. “It is common knowledge in their close circle of friends that Pippa and Alex have recently split up, a “friend” shared with the press. [People]
So who should Pippa date now? Our suggestions after the jump. Keep reading »
Ned Nefner, 38, is happily married to his 6-foot-tall mannequin wife, Teagan. The two met back in the ’80s when Ned spent some time in a Children’s Home. Teagan was just a head when they began their relationship. Over time, he built her a body and eventually the two were married in 1986. You can follow Ned and Teagan’s adventures as they sojourn back to the site of their meeting on their Facebook page, The Guy Pushing the Mannequin. “I hope it doesn’t rain because when it does, it fogs up the camera and the pictures don’t come out really good. We want to take a picture outside of the old Children’s Home on State Street,” he said of their trip. While we don’t want to s**t on Ned’s happy marriage, the clinical term for his condition is known as agalmatophilia, a sexual attraction to mannequins. [The Hairpin, Watertown Daily Times] Keep reading »