There is a large population of women in Kashmir who are called half-widows because they don’t know if their husbands are alive or dead. The husbands disappeared after being picked up by Indian security forces on suspicion of fighting New Delhi’s rule in Kashmir. Many of the women are now heads of low-income, Muslim families and continue on even though their marital status is in limbo. A court order prevents them from remarrying until their husbands have been missing for seven years. But many half-widows want to continue waiting for their husbands because they don’t think another man will provide for their children. Without proof of the husbands’ death, half-widows can’t claim government compensation nor the property of their husbands. Indian authorities, who put the number of missing husbands at 1,000 to 3,000, say they have plans to provide to relief to these women. [Reuters] Keep reading »
This week the White House released its “Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff,” which includes the salary of every White House employee. And if I’ve learned anything from looking over the report it’s that we should forget about Barack, because Michelle has one expensive entourage. She has a $90,000 Chief of Staff, with a $40,000 assistant, an $84,000 Press Secretary with a $52,500 assistant, a $45,000 Correspondence Director with a $36,000 assistant, a $70,000 Director of Policy and Project, and four employees with salaries ranging from $50-75K who take care of her scheduling, travels, trips and events. As if these eleven, well-paid employees couldn’t get the job done, the first lady has yet another $60,000 special assistant––Sheesh. Also, can I get a job? [WhiteHouse.gov] Keep reading »
Frisky commenters are seriously freaking awesome. But I’ve blogged at a bunch of different sites and have heard some not so nice things — that I’m stupid, immature—even sexist. At least no one has called me “ugly” yet, but there’s still plenty of time!
With that in mind, the blog The Curvature linked to a list of “troll” bingo cards. Each fake bingo card has a list of typical of unkind/inaccurate remarks that trolls make. She’s got one for “anti-choice” comments, one for homophobic comments, fat hate comments, and a bunch of others.
My favorite card for “troll bingo” is one of the ones for anti-feminist comments—because seriously, how many times have you been asked “Is it that time of the month?” or “Can’t you take a joke?” when you make a feminist statement? Click through to see the “troll bingo” board and play! Keep reading »
Here are the bubbie-licious “Real Housewives of New Jersey” are leaving their appearance on “Live With Regis And Kelly” looking so glamorous even “Sex and The City” stylist Patricia Field would approve. [NYC, 7/2/09] Keep reading »
Whoever thought of the premise for Katherine Heigl‘s orgasm in The Ugly Truth (her awful-looking upcoming flick with Gerard Butler) should be fired.
Hot blonde woman randomly receives a pair of remote control vibrating panties in a package at her front door, puts them on for a date, which somehow turns into a business meeting, and then starts orgasming in front of all her business colleagues when a little boy stumbles upon the remote control. Um, what? Bish, please! Like we said, pink slip.
Show them how it’s done, Meg Ryan. We compiled the best orgasms we could find on the YouTubes. Keep reading »
Jimmy Fallon once joked about how choosing a friend as a roommate is never awesome:
“It doesn’t work out. You will fight each other––they have to much dirt on you. They’ll crush you in an argument for no reason. Like you’ll just say ‘Hey man the dishes have been in the sink for like two weeks and they’re your dishes. Are you gonna clean them or what?’ And they’ll say, ‘Yeah, remember when you had crabs in the sixth grade?’”
In the last month, I’ve learned that Fallon was so right. Keep reading »
Giles Deacon has become a popular guy in the fashion world in recent years, especially for his innovative (and funny) Pac-Man-themed runway show at last year’s London Fashion Week. His latest work is a collaboration with Swarovski, which features felt cuffs and necklaces adorned with a mish-mash of pointy studs, crystals, and glorified safety pins fashioned with ribbon closures. The products are certainly conversation pieces, especially if you’re going for that “Xena: Warrior Princess” look. [Notcoture, Swarovski] Keep reading »
You may call fashion your religion, but for some, religion really is fashion. Take the Sikhs, who wear turbans as a sign of commitment to their religion. Yet, more and more, youths are abandoning the headgear as well as facial hair, causing upset community members to react by promoting turbans as a fashion item. Reports the Calcutta Telegraph: “Sikh community leaders…are planning turban-tying contests and fashion shows to convey the message the turbaned look is ‘cool’.” Leaders have also called for fashion rags: “We need a Sikh fashion magazine to promote uncut hair, the beard and the turban as cool and clean. We should use persons like Manmohan Singh as role models,’’ said one representative. But that might prove hard to sway some kids like a Delhi teen named Rocky Singh who believes that, “faith is deeper than a turban.” Increasingly, religious fashion has sparked controversy, especially in France where President Sarkosy recently stated that burqas are “not welcome in France,” and his predecessor, Chirac, outlawed “religious symbols” in school, that targeted Islamic head scarves. [Telegraphindia.com] Keep reading »
Keep this hush-hush. A few years ago, we wanted grillz. Not overly iced-out ones, but some fear-evoking metal fangs to go against our girly-girl exterior. We came to our senses, though, realizing that grillz would be one fashion faux pas we’d never be able to live down. But we recently found this Fangs Necklace, and not only does it satisfy our grillz fascination, but it also makes us feel a little like Sookie Stackhouse in “True Blood” — you know, because she doesn’t have fangs of her own. [$64, 80's Purple] Keep reading »
Some things on the internet just don’t make sense. This man is the perfect example. Why is he wearing women’s shoes, and what made him pose for these pictures of him doing so? We’ll never know. All we can do is scratch our head… and laugh. [SadAndUseless.com] Keep reading »