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Today’s Lady News: This Is What A Life-Size Barbie Looks Like

  • This is what the proportions of a life-size Barbie doll would look like. She’s made by anorexia survivor Galia Slayen and stands 6 feet tall with a 39″ bust, 18″ waist and 33″ hips. Barbie wears a size 00 skirt that Galia used to wear when she was sick from her eating disorder. This year, Galia displayed Barbie at her school, Hamilton College, during its first National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. [MSNBC]
  • California’s state Senate passed a bill yesterday that would mandate public schools’ history classes teach students about gay, lesbian and transgender icons. (FWIW, Asian/Pacific Islanders and people with disabilities would also be required in the curriculum.) [The Week, San Fransisco Chronicle]
  • France may make it illegal to pay for sex, in order to criminalize clients of sex workers. Proponents of such legislation say it will help sex trafficking victims, who they claim account for 80 percent of sex workers. [Guardian UK]

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Woman Commits Catricide In The Name Of Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga pushes the fashion envelope, but she would never condone catricide in her name. One of Gaga’s Little Monsters, Angelina Barnes, allegedly murdered her family’s cat by drowning it in the bathtub and mutilating its body. Why? The 20-year-old Oklahoma woman needed the cat’s blood for a stylish outfit she was planning to wear to Lady Gaga’s concert that evening. Her plan was foiled when a relative discovered her in her home wearing a long coat with cat blood smeared all over her face, duct tape over all the light switches, and the cat’s liver in her makeup case. Angelina never made it to the concert as she was escorted to the psych ward. She had suffered from depression in the past, but friends and family insist she had never been violent. So. Upsetting. [FOX] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Indiana Removes Breast Cancer BS From Abortion Bill

  • Thank God, an Indiana state Senate committee has removed a provision from an anti-abortion bill that required women seeking abortions be told that terminating a pregnancy increased their risk for breast cancer. A link between abortion and breast cancer is completely medically unproven but continues to be spouted by anti-abortion extremists as fact. [IndyStar.com]
  • A Northern Kentucky University professor has revived the conspiracy theory that Sarah Palin is actually the grandmother of her son, Trig, and essentially bamboozled the American people with the biggest hoax of all time. As much as I love conspiracy theories … who really cares about this one anymore? [Gawker]
  • A woman wearing a blue burka sitting on a trash heap is a controversial new ad campaign by Germany’s International Human Rights campaign. While their point may have been that women in some parts of the world are valued as little as trash, a depiction of a veiled woman as being like garbage is not right, either. [Feministing]

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Zsa Zsa Gabor Could Be A Mom At Age 94

Talk about being an older mom. Zsa Zsa Gabor may just become one at the ripe age of … 94. Zsa Zsa has had a ton of health problems this year—from a hip replacement to an amputated leg—and now her husband (amazingly, her ninth), Prince Frederic von Anhalt, has hatched a plan for another medical procedure. Using an egg donor, artificial insemination and a surrogate, he wants to father Zsa Zsa’s baby. “I’ve gone through the initial steps of donor matching and blood work and next week the donation process will begin,” he said. “I’m a retired guy. I can take care of it.” Keep reading »

Veiled Muslim Woman Yelled At By Woman Not In Veil, While Eliot Spitzer Moderates

Who would have thought the “Love Guv” would have found himself moderating a feminist debate about the veil? Life sure is strange sometimes. The other night on Eliot Spitzer’s CNN program, Hebah Ahmed, a blogger for Muslim Matters who wears a veil, debated Mona Eltahawy, a Muslim commentator who does not wear a veil, about the “burqa ban” in France that went into effect on Monday. Keep reading »

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