Today’s Lady News: Pat Robertson Says Women Have Abortions To Be More Like Lesbians

  • Pat Robertson said liberal women like to “abort their babies” so they can be on “a level playing field” with “lesbians.” That’s an actual quote from his show, “The 700 Club,” people. Does that even make sense? What kind of playing field are we talking about here? Is softball on a field? Also, in Pat Robertson’s sperm bank-less universe lesbians cannot have children. Sigh. Old White Men Who Don’t Get It are the gift that keeps on giving. [Gawker]
  • A Louisiana state rep has proposed a bill that would criminalize all abortions in the state as “feticide” or murder, including abortions in the case of rape, incest or to save the health or life of the mother. This is grim, people. [Mother Jones]
  • Katie Couric officially announced today that she will leave her anchor chair at “CBS Evening News.” Couric was the first-ever woman to anchor a nightly news broadcast solo. [MSNBC]

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Sneak Peak: Can Joe Zee Take Dana-Maxx To The Max?


After graduating from FIT, Dana-Maxx worked for Marc Jacobs and Betsey Johnson before launching her own line in 2007. The dresses are beautiful, but really expensive. “No wonder Dana-Maxx’s dresses cost five hundred dollars – there’s a full house of people working for her,” said show host Joe Zee. Can Joe convince her to streamline her production and up her staying power? Tune in tonight to find out!

Watch “All On the Line” Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. on the Sundance Channel. And don’t forget to enter to win a $500 prize pack by playing the “All On the Line” Fashion Hunt! Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: 10 T-Back Tanks To Set Your Heart Racing

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I am a creature of habit, including when it comes to clothes. When I find something I like, I buy 10. For example, I wear the same style of flip-flops every summer (J. Crew’s Capri sandals in a variety of colors). And when it comes to the tops I pair with jeans, well, let’s just say I’ve never met a T-back/racerback tank I didn’t like. Maybe it’s because I think my shoulder blades are kind of sexy, but my closet is filled with sleeveless tops that show them off in every color and print imaginable. Here are 10 more I’m coveting. (Oh, and for those of you who are like, “Amelia, I have to wear a bra — won’t my bra straps show with a T-back tank?” allow me to introduce you to my favorite infomercial product of all time — the Strap Perfect. Problem solved. Could not live without it.)

New Obsession: Tom Haverfoods

You knew we were obsessed with our food rakes and our chicky chicky parm parm after “Parks and Recreation”‘s Tom Haverford (played by Aziz Ansari) came up with a list of special Tom-centric food terms. And now we’ve got a whole bunch of new Tom Haverfordisms to memorize and incorporate into our food vocabularies. Gum? Chew Chew Trains. Light beer? Funky Soda. Dumplings? Lil’ Surprises, of course. Click to see several other Haverfoods after the jump! (And even more at the link.) [TomHaverfoods.com] Keep reading »

Rachel Maddow Says Gay News Anchors Have A Responsibility To Come Out

Rachel Maddow is awesome. One of the many reasons I think this is because she is openly gay and often gives shout-outs to her partner, Susan Mikula. In an interview with The Guardian that ran yesterday, Rachel talked a little bit about being one of the few out gay news anchors. She said, “I’m sure other people in the business have considered reasons why they’re doing what they’re doing, but I do think that if you’re gay you have a responsibility to come out.” Which has many folks thinking that she was pointing fingers at the anchor whose sexuality is often the subject of speculation—Anderson Cooper.

Last night, Rachel took to her blog to clear things up. Keep reading »

Candace Bushnell Will Milk “Sex And The City” For All It’s Worth

“Summer In The City” is not just a hit song in the ’60s by Lovin’ Spoonful. It’s also author Candace Bushnell‘s second “prequel” young adult novel about Carrie Bradshaw, a.k.a. the way she keeps making mucho clams off “Sex and the City.” (Not that I blame her!) Summer In The City picks up where The Carrie Diaries left off: it’s the ’80s, 17-year-old Carrie Bradshaw has come to New York City to take writing classes the summer before college, and she gets mugged as soon as steps out of Port Authority. (If she was coming from Connecticut, she would have stepped out of Grand Central Station, but whatever.) Carrie calls the one phone number she has on her — her best friend’s cousin — and meets Samantha Jones, her first friend in New York. Later in the book, Carrie meets Miranda Hobbes “in front of Saks, where Miranda is protesting pornography,” according to USA Today. Hey, if we have to revisit the ’80s sex wars about feminism and pornography, better do it with Candace Bushnell than Andrea Dworkin, right? Charlotte York does not seem to make an appearance in Summer In The City — but maybe that will be for a possible third prequel.

Hey, let’s get real: I’m totally going to buy this book and read it in one night while eating a pint of Cherry Garcia. [USA Today] Keep reading »

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