Category Archives: News

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

UPDATED: Rachel Uchitel Talks About Her Fiance Who Died In 9/11

UPDATE: Rachel Uchitel has said that she was “grossly misquoted” and is considering legal action against the NY Post for misconstruing the words below. Read more after the jump.

“I believe Andy was meant to die because he was too good … I’m almost happy it ended the way it did because I’ve learned so many lessons from him. It would have been tragic if we got into fights and then divorced … [If he had lived], I would be a fat housewife with three kids in Sands Point, Long Island.”

Rachel Uchitel, who you know best as the VIP hostess believed to be one of Tiger Woods‘ many lovers, talks to Page Six Magazine about James Andrew O’Grady, her investment banker fiance who was killed in 9/11. Now, I know everyone handles grief and the process of moving on very differently, but still, these quotes strike me as pretty odd. I mean, yes, it would had been sad if their romance turned south, but somehow it seems more tragic that he was killed in the prime of his life? The full interview comes out on Thursday, so we shall withhold judgment until then. [NY Post]
Keep reading »

Thin Mints Get All The Love

Sometimes when I have sugar cravings I like to watch “To Chef: Just Desserts” and pretend like I’m a judge who gets to try everything. I did that last night. Today, I am Googling news items about cookies. I stumbled upon this delicious infographic that shows Girl Scout cookie varietals by percentage of sales. As usual, Thin Mints (which I personally find unimpressive) are hogging the spotlight. Where my Samoas lovers at? Holla! Crap, now I want to eat cookies. [The High Definite] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Chaz Bono Is “Motivated” By The Bigots

  • Chaz Bono, Cher’s transgender son, says the “bitching and moaning” about him appearing on “Dancing With The Stars” is actually helping him. Chaz told the gay magazine The Advocate, “The more it makes me really want to do well. It’s the most motivating thing for me.” What a good attitude to have! [Advocate]
  • Evangelical blogger Rachel Held Evans is spending an entire year following the Bible’s instructions for women. Here’s what she’s learned about “biblical womanhood.” [Slate]
  • A 27-year-old on-duty police officer in Philadelphia has been accused of raping a woman inside his squad car. [Bossip]

Keep reading »

Feminism Bludgeoned To Death In WTF Facebook Status Update

Let’s all hope this woman was kidding when she wrote on her Facebook status, “I don’t care how anti-feminest [sic] it sounds. i don’t think girls should be required to learn about politics. i’d rather clean my house than go vote.” She realizes she has the right to not vote, right? I think girls should be required to pass an IQ test before they’re allowed to use Facebook. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Idaho Woman Challenges Anti-Abortion “Fetal Pain” Law

Earlier this year, a woman named Jennie Linn McCormack, 33, from Idaho, was charged with using abortion pills she bought over the Internet to terminate her pregnancy. When she realized she could not afford to travel to Salt Lake City, Utah for a surgical abortion at a clinic, McCormack purchased pills online from a health care provider. She ended her pregnancy on December 24, 2010, when she was between 20 and 21 weeks of pregnancy; police found a fetus in a box in her home. In doing so, this unemployed mother of three broke a 1972 Idaho law which stipulates that a woman cannot terminate her own pregnancy. The case was dismissed due to lack of evidence. (Had she been found guilty, she could have faced up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.) But McCormack is up for a challenge: she is now suing in federal court, claiming the state’s restrictions on abortion violate the Constitution. Keep reading »

Today In Terribleness: Kids, Dad Gang Up To Sue Mom For “Bad Mothering”

Michael Lohan ain’t got nothing on Kimberly Garrity in the bad parenting department. The many grave and terrifying abuses inflicted upon her children include a sending a birthday card without money inside, failing to send care packages to her son at college, and calling her daughter at midnight on Homecoming to tell her to come home. She even forced one of her kids to wear a seat belt.

Clearly you can understand why her two children, Steven, 23, and Kathryn, 20, sued Garrity for $50,000 citing “bad mothering.” Keep reading »

  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular