Quickies: Charlie Sheen Tweets Ex-Wife Denise Richards Is A “Loser Whore”

  • Charlie Sheen tweeted many vulgarities about his ex-wife/mother of his children Denise Richards earlier this morning — among them “traitor,” “kidnapper,” “dog thief” and my favorite, “loser whore.” Pot, kettle. [PopEater]
  • Prince William and Prince Harry managed to pull off a secret bachelor party this weekend. Instead of nightclubbing in London, the princes and 20+ pals hung out at one of their many estates in the British countryside. It sucks that they couldn’t go out on the town, but at least they weren’t hounded by paparazzi and/or strippers all night. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Also, Kate Middleton allegedly chose a fruitcake for her wedding cake. Oh, honey. [NYmag.com The Cut]
  • Father of the Year Michael Lohan reportedly got paid $180,000 clams to appear for 21 days on “Celebrity Rehab.” Don’t even get me started. [PopEater]

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Today’s Lady News: Remembering Geraldine Ferraro, Catholic Abortion Rights Supporter

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  • Geraldine Ferraro, who died this weekend, made headlines as the first-ever woman to be nominated for vice president by a mainstream political party. But Geraldine Ferraro should also be remembered for being a practicing Catholic who also supported keeping abortion legal. [AlterNet]
  • Saudi women will not be allowed to vote in Saudi Arabia’s municipal elections being held in September. [Reuters]
  • A 33-year-old female airline passenger claims she was stopped at LaGuardia Airport last week after she cleared security and was allegedly subjected to a full-body patdown by a female TSA agent, including on her breasts, thighs and crotch. The TSA says they are looking into the incident. [Gothamist]

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Mariah Carey Celebrates “Dem Babies” By Painting Her Pregnant Belly!

Apparently, painting your belly when your pregnant is something that people do. Including people like Mariah Carey, who posted this photo to her Twitter and referred to the twins she is expecting as “dem babies” (which is also painted on her stomach). I’m relieved Mariah is due next month, as the enormity of that butterfly is scaring me. [ONTD] Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: 10 Ways To Put A Bow On It

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Bows on tops can be a dicey matter. Get it wrong, and you look overly cutesy or immature But get it right, and you add a little bit of sass and spark to your outfit. We’ve culled through dozens of shirts to find you ten great bowed up options so that you can look adorably on-point and bow beautiful.

Politics Bloggers Are All Male, Natch

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To be sure, the young politics bloggers interviewed are all precociously talented and their success at a young age is impressive. Brian Beutler, 28, is a reporter for the online publication Talking Points Memo. David Weigel, 29, is a political reporter for Slate.com and a contributor to MSNBC. Ezra Klein, 26, wrote for The American Prospect and now The Washington Post. Matt Yglesias, 29, is a blogger for Think Progress, the blog for the Center for American Progress.

The problem with the piece, though, is the complete exclusion of female politics bloggers and reporters. They definitely exist … so why exclude them? Why was it necessary to report the “story” — and yes, “story” belongs in quotes — with only young male bloggers? Does that make any sense whatsoever? It comes off as needlessly clubby … almost like a … what’s that word again? A boys’ club. Oh yes, it comes off like a boys’ club. And a boys’ club is perpetuated by many factors, in particular the opportunities afforded to some privileged members over others. Opportunities, like, say, NY Times’ profiles.

The thing is, journalism and blogging in 2011, as far as I’ve seen from my six or so years working in those disciplines, are not total boys’ clubs. There are female politics bloggers and writers in Washington, D.C., and New York City, and anywhere else you go looking for them. The more you look for, the more you find. Why The NY Times either chose not to look, or chose not to include, any women at all other than mentioning in passing that Annie Lowrey is a 26-year-old reporter for Slate, is shameful.

So, I’ll try to be helpful, NY Times, and give you some names of female politics bloggers and/or reporters who perhaps eluded your gaze when you’re wearing those douchey spectacles of sexist trend pieces:

And that’s just to start (although, it’s admittedly a predominantly white list). I could go on and on and on.

Also, I love this parody piece written by Ann Friedman, a former editor at Feministing and The American Prospect, that sends up the stupid New York Times article. Definitely check it out here and be sure to check out Ann’s Tumblr called Lady Journos that curates the work of “journalists who happen to be women.” Because, you know, sometimes they’re just so hard to find. Or something.

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Ladies, You Could Be Aborting The Next First Black President

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Guilt-inducing anti-abortion tactics know no bounds. A Life Always billboard in Chicago being unveiled tomorrow will depict Barack Obama‘s face and the warning, “Every 21 minutes, our next possible leader is aborted.” Ladies, carry to term the pregnancy you don’t want/can’t afford/will be irreparably harmed by because your future child might be the next president! (No doubt this ad is trying to appeal to black women, whom are relentlessly targeted with billboards claiming abortion is some kind of black genocide perpetuated by pro-choice racists, or something.) Alas, by that rock solid logic, you could also be aborting the next Adolf Hitler. Or Josef Stalin. Or Pol Pot. Or Trujillo. Or … well, you get the idea. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

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