Breaking News: Kids Think Planking Is Stupid


This week, the “Kids React” series tackles the fine art of planking. What is it? Why do people do it? Is it cool? Says one particularly incensed 7-year-old, “Stop. Stop planking. That’s weird. And get a job or something!” After all, “Isn’t [planking] for like, teens who just wanna do everything other teens wanna do?” And with one swift kick to the nuts, a 12-year-old girl manages to bring the Internet to its knees. [The Fine Bros.] Keep reading »

Zooey Deschanel’s Not Apologizing For Being A Girly Girl

“Here’s the thing about being a girlie girl. I think there was a generation before us that felt like they needed to act like men to be taken seriously, like they had to use their sexuality to take control of people. I don’t judge people for that. But I don’t want to take all my clothes off and use myself as an object. It’s part of the machine and I don’t think that necessarily pushes us forward as women. I think you can still be girlie and maintain your power. The fact that you associate being girlie with being non-threatening, that is I mean, I can’t think of more blatant example of playing into exactly the thing that we’re trying to fight against. I can’t be girlie? Why do I need to be defined aesthetically by someone else’s perceptions of what makes me seem like someone who should be taken seriously? I’m going to wear whatever I want to wear, because I’m expressing myself, and I deserve that right. And I like the way that looks. You’re not demeaning yourself by acting girlie. I think the fact that people are associating being girlie with weakness, that needs to be examined. Not me dressing girlie. I don’t think that undermines my power at all.”

Zooey Deschanel talks to New York about why she exercises her right to be a girly girl and a feminist. What do you think about what Zooey’s saying? [NYMag.com]

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12 Totally Inappropriate Clothes For Babies

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I can’t wait to have babies and dress them in all those cute little outfits from Baby Gap. Squeal, right!?! But there will have to be a strict guest list at my baby shower. I will totally have a pregnancy-hormone-induced cow if any gives me a baby onesis plastered with a slogan about my episiotomy or the potency of daddy’s sperm. And I don’t even know what to say about this onesie above. There’s more what-are-these-parents-thinking? baby outfits where that came from. Check out more totally inappropriate baby clothes after the jump! Related: 9 Highly Inappropriate Toys For Kids

8 Sickeningly Cute Halloween Costumes For Kids

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As far as the cuteness factor goes, kids are second only to pets when it comes to dress-up. It doesn’t get much better than babies dressed as little guppy fish, bunnies, or mini-Spocks. Check out some of these irresistibly cute Halloween costumes for children! [FAO Schwarz]

Evening Quickies: Courtney Stodden Gets Her Own Show & REM Announces Breakup

  • My prayers have been answered: Courtney Stodden has inked a super sexy sensual deal with Merv Griffin Entertainment to do her own TV show. Yes! [Dlisted]
  • Dude, is today “Make All Of Amelia’s Dreams Come True Day”? Paula Deen is hosting a family cruise?! I know where I’ll be January 21-28, 2012 — laying on the deck of an ocean liner eating a lasagna sandwich, y’all! [Alice Travel]
  • A week after going on a date to a strip club with Kieran Culkin, Scarlett Johansson was spotted “canoodling” with her “He’s Just Not That Into You” costar Bradley Cooper and Justin Timberlake. Busy lady! [NY Daily News, Us Weekly]

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Today’s Lady News: Reader Submission Edition!

Hey there! Jessica is out sick today with the flu so Today’s Lady News will be a reader submission edition! Submit your own links to news articles and blog posts about women, girls, trans-identified people, gender roles, feminism or sexism in the comments. Just write a sentence or two summary explaining what the link is about and give everyone a heads up if it has language or imagery that’s NSFW. Jess should hopefully be back tomorrow — thanks! Keep reading »

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