Today’s Lady News: Mom Pissed Her Kid’s Photo Used In Black Anti-Abortion Billboard

  • The mother of the young African-American girl whose stock image modeling photo was used in a racially contentious NYC anti-abortion billboard hung by an extremist group in New York City (which was later taken down, after pressure was put on the billboard company that put it up) is pissed off. The billboard depicting Anissa Fraser, age 6, read, “The most dangerous place for African Americans is in the womb.” Life Always said they will no longer use the photo of Anissa if her mother objects to it. [NY Daily News]
  • The number of white people and males who lead the military is problematic for the diversifying institution, according to a new report sent to President Obama and lawmakers today. [The Grio]
  • Police say Jalisa Granger, 21, of Rayne, Louisiana, died earlier this month while sheltering her toddler son from a tornado. Aww, go give your mom a hug, yes? [The Grio]

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Charlie Sheen Officially Fired By CBS

Charlie Sheen may think he’s “winning,” but one thing he’s certainly lost is his contract with “Two and a Half Men.” CBS and Warner Bros. Television have announced that they have officially fired the trouble actor from the hit TV show, which went on hiatus for the rest of the season following Sheen’s incredibly public meltdown. That meltdown shows no signs of stopping and CBS execs have clearly tired of Sheen’s shenanigans. So, how long before the public tires as well? Though Sheen reached two million followers on Twitter less than a week after joining the social networking site, there are already signs that the public is getting bored, perhaps because the media has been absolutely saturated with 24/7 Sheen coverage. The Village Voice has declared this Friday to be “Unfollow Charlie Sheen On Twitter Day.” Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: 10 Ways To Get Collared Up

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This past weekend, my friend Abby and I hunkered down indoors and waited out the rain by eating pizza and watching movies. On the top of our list: The Gwyneth Paltrow-helmed “Emma,” based on the Jane Austin novel. The story features the usual Jane Austen trappings (Wiitty banter! Love! Cheeky misunderstandings!),but it also has some absolutely divine clothes. Of course, it’s nearly impossible to find anything nearly as glorious as the reform-style gowns worn by Gwynnie and the gang, but we figured we could try to evoke the look with some artfully adorned collared shirts. Love them! After the jump, some of our favorites…

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From The Archives: Disney’s “The Story Of Menstruation”


Back in the olden days, Disney Studios used to make educational videos for the youngsters using their flair for storytelling. So how might Walt Disney’s genius have explained, say, menstruation to children? Wonder no longer! Above, Disney’s “Story Of Menstruation.” I really wish this was done in more of a trippy, “Fantasia” style, but I am pleased that the uterine lining that is shed during menstruation is described as “velvety.” Also, glad to know that extremely vigorous horseback-riding is not only okay during my monthly visitor, but encouraged. [via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Monogamous Sex Is Best For Society, Says Conservative Dude

With so many points of clarifications that we could use from social conservatives — Single motherhood is bad! But so is abortion! — one would think The New York Times‘ conservative columnist, Ross Douthat, would have plenty of rich, complicated topics to dig into. But in an op-ed column that ran yesterday, Douhat argued in defense of monogamy, praising social conservatives for their “optimistic” attitudes about love and happiness, and even went so far as to cheer on abstinence-only education sex ed programs that delay sexual behavior in teenagers. Keep reading »

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