Today’s Lady News: Lots Of Boobs At The Smithsonian On Saturday

  • Breastfeeding moms are holding a “nurse-in” at the Hirschorn Museum at the Smithsonian on Saturday after a woman who sat on a bench to nurse her daughter in January was told by a security guard to go feed the baby in the bathroom. A 1999 federal law states “a woman may breastfeed her child at any location in a federal building or on federal property, if the woman and her child are otherwise authorized to be present at the location.” Washington, D.C. also has the Child’s Right To Nurse Law, which allows a mother to breastfeed her baby in public. The museum has since apologized, both publicly and privately, and said it will welcome the “nurse-in” this Saturday. [NBC Washington]
  • Yesterday, the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health discussed the “Protect Life Act,” which would prohibit federal funding for abortion under health care reform (which is already technically the case) and would also stop funding from being withheld from groups that refuse to provide abortions. Rep. Joe Pitts, a Republican from Pennsylvania, introduced the bill. Fellow Republicans say the bill would close up loopholes that enable abortion, while Democrats say the bill is a ploy to chip away at a woman’s right to choose. [Washington Post]

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Shopping Guide: Go Red, Pink Or White For Valentine’s Day

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Your LBD might be your favorite standby for a special occasion, but Valentine’s Day calls for some special colors — red, pink, and white. Tempt Cupid’s arrow with one of these festive fashions in red, pink, or white that are sure to make you stand out in the sea of little black dresses.

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Russell Brand Forgot The Funny In These “SNL” Promos

Yeesh. Usually Russell Brand is a little funny, but these promos for “Saturday Night Live,” which he is hosting this weekend, are just terrible. Maybe Russell was just nervous because the musical guest is Chris Brown (boooooo) who beat the crap out of his wife Katy Perry‘s best friend Rihanna? That’s the only explanation I can surmise. [NYmag.com] Keep reading »

How To Stop Women From Having Sex

“To give [anti-abortion] campaigners more time to enjoy life instead of making stunt videos that have no point, here is a cut-out-and-keep list on how to stop women having sex, guaranteed:

  1. Chop off genitals at birth. They can have them reattached at their heterosexual
    wedding, in between the cake and the throwing of the bouquet.
  2. Force all teenagers to watch their parents having sex. Effective, although there is a risk they will never have sex again and the human race will die out.
  3. Rearrange human biology so that it’s men who get pregnant. It might not end verboten sexual relations, but it will probably put an end to old white guys trying to ban abortion and targeting the most vulnerable women, from rape victims to the needy poor, in the worst circumstances.

— British journalist Hadley Freeman‘s tounge-in-cheek suggestions for better ways that anti-abortion extremist groups like Live Action can use their time rather than playing “gotcha!” with Planned Parenthood by secretly videotaping them in stunt videos with fake pimps and prostitutes. Hadley suggests, quite rightly, that as much as some anti-abortion extremists are against abortion, they seem to just be plain against women having non-procreative sex, period. I recommend her whole article; it’s a good read! [Guardian UK] Keep reading »

25 Of Our Favorite Fictional Couples

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Sigh. If only real life romances were more like those in movies and television. If I had it my way, I would have stolen Lloyd Dobler from Diane Court years ago. But alas, they are living happily ever after somewhere in London. She is probably a scientist and he is a stay-at-home dad with a successful kickboxing career. Damn them! In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve chosen some of our favorite fictional couples. Why can’t they be real?
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