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Today’s Lady News: Julianne Moore To Play Sarah Palin in HBO Movie

  • Julianne Moore will play Sarah Palin in an HBO film adaptation of Game Change, a book about the 2008 election by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. Julianne as Sarah? Make a joyful noise! [Oh No They Didn't!]
  • Not surprisingly, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor found it quite annoying that so many news outlets commented on her single, childless status during her nomination and hearings. [The Atlantic Monthly]
  • What’s not to love about a 91-year-old lady who knits boobies for fun? [The Daily What]

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How USC Frat Boys Are Silently Judging You (And Plotting To Rape You)

The barfy things that frat boys do know no bounds. Fellow ladyblog Jezebel obtained an email yesterday which was allegedly written by a brother in USC’s Kappa Sigma fraternity instructing his brethren on how to “rate” their conquests. There’s a numbered scale, people. Oh, and rape jokes. Keep reading »

Boob Ogling Is Good For Men’s Health


There was supposedly a study done in Germany where men were instructed to refrain from looking at boobies for five years while others were encouraged to ogle for at least 10 minutes a day. The ones who boob gazed were found to have lower heart rates and lower blood pressure. While I happily support a little inconspicuous breast worship every now and then, this study has to be a joke. Are we sure this wasn’t an Onion piece that got misinterpreted by some doofuses at FOX? Who were the men who agreed to go five years without looking at boobs? Clearly they were gay, total masochists, or complete liars. [Buzzfeed]

UPDATE: And, lo and behold, this story is indeed a hoax. Apparently, it’s an internet scam that originated in 1999 and resurfaced for another go-round this week. [Business Insider] Keep reading »

Women Listing Fruits On Facebook For Another Stupid Breast Cancer Awareness Meme

Whoever dreams up “breast cancer awareness” memes for Facebook is just messing with us now. Women are listing fruits like strawberry, banana, apple or grape, in their “status update” to correspond with what their relationship status is … and, uh, “raise awareness” about breast cancer? Keep reading »

NYT Gang Rape Article Mentions Victim, Age 11, Wore Makeup And “Dressed Older”

UPDATE: A spokeswoman for The New York Times defended the article to Yahoo.com’s Cutline blog yesterday and the paper also published a critical letter to the editor online.

A tragic gang rape story out of Cleveland, Texas, has been made all the more worse by a New York Times article that tells us the 11-year-old victim hung out with teenaged boys, wore makeup, and “dressed older.” So many journalistic aspects of this New York Times article, written by James C. McKinnley, Jr., are so badly handled with regards to sensitivity towards sexual assault victims that it makes me want to haul their entire editorial team in for an educational session on rape myths. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Happy Feminist Coming Out Day!

  • In addition to today being International Women’s Day, today is the also first-ever National Feminist Coming Out day! If you’d like, please share with us in the comments why you’re proud to be a woman and/or why you call yourself a feminist. [Feministing, Feminist Coming Out Day]
  • Meet the five most pathetic female film characters of all time. Prepare to lose your s**t, fans of “The Princess Bride.” [Guardian UK]
  • Bisexual and lesbian women are more likely to have tried anal sex than straight women. So now you know. [Slate]

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