Today’s Lady News: Reader Submission Edition!

Hey all! Jessica is out today because she hurt her eyeball. Long story, one I suspect she may explain when she’s no longer wearing an eye patch. Hence, Today’s Lady News will be a reader submission edition! The rules are the same as the last few times we’ve done it: 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 will be back with her regularly scheduled Today’s Lady News sometime this week. Thanks everyone! Keep reading »

Tracy Morgan Apologizes Again, Speaks Out In Favor Of Gay Marriage

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“Of all the sicknesses, there is probably none more abusive than homophobia. My heart is committed to giving everyone the same rights that I deserve for myself. I don’t care if you love the same sex as long as you have the ability to love someone I am deeply sorry for the comments I made. What I am most sad about is the comments I made about kids and bullying. … I believe everyone deserves the right to be happy and marry who they want too; gay, white, black, male or female. Let me know where the rally’s at Russ. I’m there!”

Tracy Morgan, who caught major flack late last week for “joking” during a stand-up appearance that he would kill his son if he came out as gay, apologizes again for his actions in an interview with Russell Simmons at Global Grind. Morgan also seems interested in making amends with the gay community by not only speaking out in favor of gay marriage (and the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell), but lending his support at rallies and other activist events. Personally, I hope Morgan’s apology is accepted, that he is taken up on his offer to work with gay rights causes, and that he actually follows through. Tina Fey said that the Tracy Morgan who went on that homophobic rant is not the Tracy Morgan she knows and I, for one, would like him to have the opportunity to prove it. [Global Grind via Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: 10 Beautiful Floral Pieces

Shopping Guide: 8 Beautiful Floral Pieces
Maybe it’s because we spent some time looking at Chloe Sevigny’s ’90s-fied collection for Opening Ceremony the other day, but we’ve got the ’90s on the brain. And nothing better embodies that look than big florals. But we didn’t want to just rehash the same old thing — we wanted to give you updated takes on big, bright floral looks. After the jump, skirts, shirts and dresses that pop off the page in blooming bliss.

“Planking” Is Over—It’s All About “Cone-ing” Now

Just in time for summer, a hot weather-friendly viral fad called “cone-ing” is sweeping the interwebs. Phew, this means we can all stop “planking”. Simply put, cone-ing, invented by Australian comedian Alki Stevens, is the act of grabbing a soft serve ice cream cone upside down thus creating the most awkward situation possible. Very awkward indeed, but sadly, a terrible waste of ice cream. My inner former fat kid is crying. [Cone-ing] Keep reading »

Barack Obama On Being A Dad

“I grew up without a father around. I have certain memories of him taking me to my first jazz concert and giving me my first basketball as a Christmas present. But he left when I was two years old. And even though my sister and I were lucky enough to be raised by a wonderful mother and caring grandparents, I always felt his absence and wondered what it would have been like if he had been a greater presence in my life. I still do. It is perhaps for this reason that fatherhood is so important to me, and why I’ve tried so hard to be there for my own children.”

Barack Obama shares his thoughts on being a dad in an essay in the latest issue of People, just in time for Father’s Day. Man, this is one adorable family. Keep reading »

Father’s Day Gift Guide: The Sporty Dad

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Coach Taylor on “Friday Night Lights” may be the perfect archetype of the sporty dad. He’s got a tough exterior with a soft center. He’s dedicated to his family and would do anything for them. But above all, he lives for the love of the game. I’ve got my own Coach Taylor type in my life. I call him dad. My father, while not a coach, is a former college basketball player from Brooklyn fond of threatening to hang men who have done me wrong by a flagpole from their underwear. No wonder I’m single. Click through for some Father’s Day gift ideas for the sports-loving dad.
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