Today’s Lady News: Newspaper Almost Apologized For Lesbian Moms Article

  • The editor/publisher of the Annapolis Capitol newspaper sought to apologize to readers in an editorial for featuring a lesbian couple in an article about Mother’s Day. “Unfortunately for us, we lost sight of what the readers want to read: feel good stories about people who reflect their values,” wrote Tom Marquardt, in an editorial picked up by journalism blogs. “Newspapers need to mirror its readers — all of them perhaps, but inclusion not at the exception of the majority.” Reporters and other staff objected to the sentiment contained therein — give the people what they want, even if what they want is bigotry! — and it didn’t run. Still: lame, dude. [Gawker]
  • Maybe the Baltimore Capitol should do an article on this: support for gay marriage is at an all-time high, with a Gallup poll released today showing 53 percent of those polled said partners in a same-sex marriage should have the same rights as those in a traditional marriage. Other recent polls by major news outlets have also found support for gay marriage hovering between 51 and 53 percent. [The Atlantic Wire]
  • An image by photographer Cindy Sherman has sold for $3.98 million at auction, the highest ever for a photograph. “Untitled #96″ was created in 1981 and sold to New York dealer Philippe Segalot. [Pop Photo]

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Win This! Limited Edition Hayden-Harnett Scarf & Book By Brenda Novak!

When we attended stylist Robert Verdi‘s last tweet-up — in which he unveiled his top Mother’s Day gifts — we fell in love with this limited edition scarf by Hayden-Harnett. Designed in collaboration with author Brenda Novak, the scarf is printed with a passage from her new romance/mystery novel Inside. All proceeds go towards diabetes research; plus, when you buy the $120 scarf, you’ll also score an autographed copy of Inside. So, a stylish summer accessory, a fun beach read, and a donation to a great cause, all in one? Yes, please! Meanwhile, one lucky Frisky reader will score a scarf and a copy of Inside. Find out how to enter to win, after the jump! Keep reading »

YWCA’s “Safety Siren” iPhone App Sends An S.O.S. Message For Help On A Sketchy Date

Ten years ago, when I was 17, I got into a car with a young guy I barely knew who was a customer at my job. We drove deep into the woods, parked his car, and got stoned. Bryan* eventually became my boyfriend, but I often think back to that night when I went off with a strange guy — and more than a few other nights like it — that could have gone wrong. I’ve always been a risk-taker, but, knock on wood, all the risks I took when I maybe should have heeded some “stranger danger” have turned out safe. But I know not every guy or girl is so lucky and this is how date rape and other acts of violence happens.

Could smartphones help keep people safe on dates, at parties and during risk-taking adventures? An app from the YMCA YWCA in Canada called “Siren Safety” thinks it just might. Keep reading »

Jennifer Aniston Is A “Sex Crazed Maneater” On The “Horrible Bosses” Poster

Behold, the new poster for “Horrible Bosses,” the movie where Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman and Charlie Day conspire to kill their toxic superiors. Jennifer Aniston plays Charlie’s boss, a sadistic dentist. Now, I know many people will object to the use of the words “sex crazed” and “maneater” here alongside the image of the cowering guy and might say that this is about dudes being terrified of female sexuality. That’s probably true, but I kind of like that they cast this role with a woman. I mean, a male dentist who sexually harasses his female hygenist is probably the more likely scenario in the real world—but I like something about the role reversal — and the fact that Jennifer went for this rather than more boring romantic comedy fare. Also, can we talk about how amazing she looks as a brunette?
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Most Stylish Man Contest: Brad Pitt Vs. Jon Hamm

Who's More Stylish--Jon Hamm Or Brad Pitt?

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Beauty Test Drive: Curel Itch Defense Lotion

I was cursed with dry skin. When I was younger, I could literally write on my legs because they were so ashy. And as I’ve aged, I’ve developed a slight case of eczema. After years of trying every lotion I could find, I finally developed a regimen that kept my skin moisturized for a day, at best. After showering, I’d apply baby oil while my skin was still wet and then lotion after my skin was dry. But this regimen gets hot in the summer. Fortunately, I discovered Curel Itch Defense Lotion, which not only prevents itchy, dry skin, but also soothes eczema. Keep reading »

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