Category Archives: News

From women’s health to feminism to politics – news that’s real and relevant to you.

Bill Clinton Was Approached For “Dancing With The Stars”

“Actually, they contacted me once about ['Dancing with the Stars']. And I told them I didn’t have the time to train for it. You know you actually go out there and train — you really work at it. Just last night Hillary said to me, ‘You know, when I’m not Secretary of State anymore, we should go take dancing lessons.’ So we’ll start with the tango.”

Bill Clinton explains on “The Rachael Ray Show” that he was approached to do “Dancing with the Stars,” but turned it down because of the time commitment. Man, oh man, would I love to be a fly on the wall when Bill and Hillary take their tango lesson. I am now imaging Bill with a rose in his mouth. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Cheat Your Way To Healthy Eating

Every couple of months or so we try and get on the healthy eating wagon only to be waylaid a few weeks later by a drunken pizza run. C’est la vie. It ‘s always nice while it lasts. To make your next attempt at healthy living a little easier, we found this darling veggie cooking chart. After the jump, see the whole thing. I’m bookmarking it immediately. [Top Cultured] Keep reading »

Rick Santorum Would No Longer Like His Name Associated With Anal Sex

Conservative Pennsylvanian politician Rick Santorum announced that he’d be running for president earlier this year, but he’s facing an uphill battle–in part because he’s got a little Google name association problem. You see, Mr. Santorum raised the ire of sex columnist Dan Savage the last time he ran for president because of Santorum’s stringent anti-gay positions, so Savage advocated that “Santorum” should become the new name for “the frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex.” So yes, now when you Google “Santorum” you get results for Rick Santorum, conservative presidential candidate and, well, that other stuff.

And now Santorum wants Google to do something about it. Keep reading »

Taylor Armstrong Talks In Detail About Being Abused


After the suicide of her estranged husband, Russell Armstrong, Taylor Armstrong of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” largely laid low. Then last week, a photo of Taylor with a black eye surfaced—apparently, she gave the evidence of the fact that she was abused by Russell to “Entertainment Tonight.” Last night, the show aired its segment with Taylor. In it, she talks in detail about being beaten. “The first time he ever really harmed me physically, I was pregnant with Kennedy and he grabbed me by the throat and held me up against a wall. Nothing had really happened to set him off, so I saw his ability to go from zero to 60 that quickly,” Taylor explained. “I had made pizza for his children before he got home from work, and he came into the master bedroom and grabbed me by the neck and shoved me against the wall and he said, `If you ever make my children a pizza without a vegetable again, I’ll kill you.’”

How terrifying. Keep reading »

Double The Uteruses, Double The Babies

Finally, a story out of Florida that is not about a bizarre crime or a teacher schtupping a student. Andreea Barbosa, a woman with the rare condition of having two uteruses (or is it uteri?) gave birth to twins who were conceived separately in her respective wombs. This feat of conception is virtually impossible, yet her husband’s sperm managed to successfully navigate the labyrinth of her reproductive landscape and fertilize two eggs at once. Twins Natalie and Nathan (pictured above), who were born last week, will be happy additions to their family. Yay Florida! And reproductive miracles! [Jezebel] Keep reading »

Bullied Teen, Who Once Made An “It Gets Better” Video, Commits Suicide


Heartbreaking news: a teen who once made a video for the “It Gets Better” Project committed suicide yesterday after dealing with ongoing harassment because of his sexual orientation. Jamey Rodemeyer, 14, of Buffalo, NY, had been questioning his sexuality for some time and recently blogged: “I always say how bullied I am, but no one listens. What do I have to do so people will listen to me?” Apparently, Jamey’s family was aware of the harassment he faced from classmates and were working with Williamsville North High School officials as best they could to help him; his mom said he had “issues” for years and that he was seeing a social worker and therapist. Keep reading »

  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular