Today’s Lady News: Michele Bachmann Jokes About Ex-Gay Therapy

  • Rep. Michele Bachmann made an insensitive quip about the so-called “ex-gay therapy” her husband does on “The Tonight Show” on Friday, joking that she thought it was “a mid-life crisis line — ‘Pray away the grey.’” Har har har. [Think Progress]
  • Remember that piece in Psychology Today last year about a “study” that “proved” black women are unattractive? The London School of Economics has decided to place its author, Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa, on teaching probation for one year for making the school look bad. [Racialicious]
  • Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell ends today: lesbian and gay troops will no longer be forced to hide their sexuality while serving in the military! [Washington Blade]

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Culturista: Your Guide To The Week, From “New Girl” To “Abduction”

Let’s face it: keeping up with pop culture is difficult. With more than 1000 channels worth of TV shows, not to mention a new flood of movies and music every week, it’s practically a full-time job to keep up with everything. Luckily, it is my full-time job. So after the jump, your cheat sheet to the TV shows you need to watch, the albums you need to hear, the movies you need to see, and much, much more this week. Keep reading »

David Beckham Puts On Disguise, Peddles Cologne At Target


Man, I love it when Ellen DeGeneres plays prank Cyrano de Bergerac and has celebrities do something outrageous to unsuspecting bystanders while she counsels them on what to say via earpiece. In this clip, David Beckham heads to Target undercover to peddle his new cologne. She has him spray it on his leg so a woman can smell it and then has him yell “Howdy partner!” as loud as possible. But the best part is how he keeps slightly misunderstanding her. “If you stink, come and buy cologne” is a great jingle, though. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

My Dream Work Space Because The Current One Sucks

My Dream Work Space
Working from home isn’t glamorous! Just let me tell you about my typical work day to explain. I climb out of my loft bed and leave on exactly what I slept in. Sometimes I brush my teeth and wash my face first thing; other times I wait a few hours. Then, I walk into my living room where my “office” is. Basically, I have a plush chaise that’s wide enough for me to work and my fat cat to sleep next to me. It’s comfy most of the time, but, occasionally, I get a pain in my tailbone from having too much pressure on it for hours at a time. Not to mention, my cat sheds about a pound of hair a day, so I’ve taken to draping my chaise in a sheet. Obviously, this isn’t the ideal work-from-home setup. So I allowed myself to daydream about how I would decorate my dream work space. Maybe this will inspire me to actually do it. And don’t forget to tell us: How would you build your perfect work space?

What Is Breast Slapping?

Let’s say you were a woman who wanted bigger boobs but was opposed to getting them surgically augmented. Your options are to get a Wonder Bra or get over it, right? Well there may be another way: you can get your breasts slapped. Khunying Tobnom, a beautician based in Bangkok claims to know the secret to enhancing the girls … naturally. Keep reading »

Anti-Abortion Activists Bring Ultrasounds To Congress

Anti-abortion activists will bring their “Voices from the Womb” project to Capital Hill on October 13 when they perform ultrasounds on expectant mothers to “introduce” congressional employees to fetuses at 12 weeks and 18 weeks. Their hope is that politicians will “hear the beating heart” and “clearly see their fingers and toes,” which will make all “pro-choice politics and arguments melt away,” according to the group’s leader, Brandi Swindell. Congress and the public are all invited to see the public ultrasounds, after which the project will begin touring at schools, churches and public hearings around the country. Keep reading »

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