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Today’s Lady News: Pregnant Woman Who Attempted Suicide Charged With Murder

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  • Bei Bei Shuai of Indiana attempted suicide in December and lived. But Bei Bei was pregnant when she ingested rat poison while attempting to end her life. Her baby was born alive, but taken off life support after birth. Now Bei Bei is being charged with feticide because her suicide attempt may have contributed to the baby’s death. What a sticky wicket this one will be. [Care2.com]
  • Six former and current female employees have filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, claiming the workplace was hostile to working mothers. The lawsuit claims managers made negative comments about women taking pregnancy leaves and one even said publicly that he needed to stop hiring women of childbearing age. [NorthJersey.com]
  • Are rich, white, gay couples considered more “acceptable” than poor, single moms — especially of color? [ColorLines]

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Two Men And A Baby … Kind Of

There are alternative ways of becoming a parent if traditional human child rearing is not your cup of tea. Partners of 26 years, Mark Kirby and A.J. Sapolnick, adopted their “son,” Digby, some 20 years ago in Paris. Yes, Digby is technically a “doll” but they don’t care to refer to him that way. To them, he is their child. Keep reading »

Hedgehog In Haute Couture

She may have no spine, but Spudlina has a wicked sense of style. The two-year-old hedgehog, who mysteriously lost her spine, is living the good life in a UK wildlife hospital where she gets to wear stylish, one-of-a-kind, hand-knitted sweaters and receives regular massages. Sign me up. [Telegraph] Keep reading »

And They Say Ladies Can’t Dunk

March Madness is in full swing (Go Duke!), and I hope you’ve been watching both the men and women play. To get you in the spirit, here is an amazing team photo of a women’s basketball team from the year 1902. Kind of makes you glad the WNBA opted for shorts, doesn’t it? [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Anti-Asian YouTube Princess Is Leaving UCLA Over Racist Rant

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Earlier this week, a bitchtastic UCLA undergrad named Alexandra Wallace took to YouTube to complain about her Asian classmates. Because clearly the most sensitive time to do that is days after Japan has been destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami! But still, Alexandra griped about “hordes of Asians” UCLA lets in every year who don’t have “American manners” in the library.

Surprise, surprise, Alexandra Wallace is now leaving UCLA. Keep reading »

Knut The Polar Bear Has Died

Knut is dead: the famous polar bear at the Berlin Zoo has died suddenly and unexpectedly at age four. Keep reading »

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