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NYC Cop Allegedly Raped Drunk Woman In Her Apartment After 911 Call (While His Partner Napped)

A bizarre and troubling story out of New York City this week: police officer Kenneth Moreno, 43, is standing trial for the alleged rape of an intoxicated woman whom he and his partner were called to help.

What happened next is beyond f**ked up … and a “Law & Order: SVU” episode just waiting to happen. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Bristol Palin Makes Bank Preaching Abstinence For The Candies Foundation

  • According to an investigation by Jezebel reporter Irin Carmon, The Candies Foundation paid $252,500 in fees in 2009 to pro-abstinence teen mom Bristol Palin, while only giving $35,000 to actual anti-teen pregnancy initiatives. Color us shocked. That PSA that Bristol Palin made sure paid big, didn’t it? [Jezebel]
  • Vince Neil of Motley Crue has been charged with domestic violence and disorderly conduct for allegedly forcefully poking his ex-girlfriend in the shoulder blade with his finger in March while in Las Vegas. Neil reportedly began poking several people with his finger, including his ex, while saying “f**k you.” [TMZ]
  • Remember the anti-abortion billboards in Chicago depicting President Obama which imply women who have abortions could be “killing” the next great leader? Well, abortion rights activists hung banners over them. [Chicago Tribune]

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The “Tiger Mother”‘s Daughter Accepted Into Harvard: Was Mom’s Strict Parenting Worth It?

Earlier this winter, Yale Law Professor Amy Chua published Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother, a memoir about her strict parenting style rooted in her Chinese upbringing. A “Chinese mother” is a broad term to describe a sub-set of strict parents who expect excellence from their children and force them to both study and rehearse instruments for hours a day. Chua’s two kids were not allowed play dates or sleepovers; she harshly admonished them and punished them throughout their childhood for not devoting themselves to schoolwork and musical study. The book — and her Wall Street Journal op-ed excerpted from it — unsurprisingly caused a huge kerfluffle among parents. Many thought she was was downright abusive.

But consider this: earlier in the week, Amy Chua’s elder daughter, Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld, learned that she was accepted to Harvard University‘s class of 2015, and plans to attend. It begs the question, was growing up with a “tiger mother” worth it? Keep reading »

Do You Ever Get The Bedroom Blues?

Most of us are happy campers after a roll in the hay, but sometimes, not so much. A new study found that more than 30 percent of women have experienced the post-sex blues at some point in their lives and about 10 percent claimed that they have experienced it often. Symptoms may include tearfulness, anxiety, irritability, or restlessness immediately following sexual intercourse. Researchers found the cause of the postcoital funk to be unknown. At first they thought it would be linked to a history of rape or sexual abuse, but the correlation was only moderate. So, you know what that means? There’s something wrong with us ladies if we’re not positively glowing after getting some d**k. No way! I can hardly imagine that scenario because sex is always perfect and never awkward. We never think that dudes suck in bed or regret sleeping with them or feel sexually unsatisfied or disappointed. And that never leads to the bedroom blues. Never. [Live Science] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Is Katie Couric Leaving Her History-Making Gig?

  • Rumor has it that Katie Couric is leaving her gig at the “CBS Evening News” — where she became the first-ever woman to anchor a nighttime news show — for a daytime talk show. [PopEater]
  • Jennifer Royle, a sports talk radio host, has filed an $800,000 defamation lawsuit against a rival host claiming he said she had inappropriate relationships with male athletes, looked like a stripper, and was unqualified for her job. [WEEI]
  • Committees in both Idaho and Alabama have advanced bills to ban abortion after 20 weeks, based on the anti-abortion activists’ claims that fetuses feel pain after that point. [KHQ, News Times]
  • Nothing warms the cockles of my heart more than when a legislator suggests women lie about rape or incest so they can get an abortion. Um, maybe if abortion were available everywhere, on demand, you wouldn’t have this problem, sir! [The Stir]

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Prince William Getting Pre-Wedding Jitters

“I did the rehearsal the other day and my knees started tapping quite nervously. It’s quite a daunting prospect but very exciting, and I’m thoroughly looking forward to it … It’s quite good news always to outfox the media, but [my bachelor party] was a military operation and my brother and I are very proud of how it went.”

Prince William fesses up that he is starting to feel a tad nervous about his wedding to Kate Middleton on April 29. Oh, and he’s also feeling happy that none of us got the deets on his bachelor party. [People] Keep reading »

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