Today’s Lady News: Defunding Planned Parenthood “Goes Too Far,” Says Sane, Reasonable Politician

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  • Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) released a statement disagreeing with the House Republicans’ efforts to defund Planned Parenthood because the clinics provide abortion, saying that eliminating all funding for family planning services “goes too far.” Stop making me like you, Scott Brown! [Boston.com]
  • Women hold less than one-third of decision-making positions in the media, according to a new survey by the International Women’s Media Foundation, an advocacy group. The IWMF looked at 522 print, broadcast and radio institutions and found that women held 39 percent of managerial positions, 27 percent of leading managerial roles (like CEO) and 26 percent of governing board roles. [Bloomberg]
  • Soul and disco singer Loleatta Holloway died yesterday at age 64. Loleatta’s hit song, “Love Sensation,” came out in 1980. [Spinner]

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South Dakota Governor Signs Bill Requiring 72-Hour Wait, “Counseling,” Before Abortion

South Dakota, South Dakota, South Dakota. What are we doing to do with you? Governor Dennis Daugaard, a Republican, has signed an extreme bill that will require women seeking an abortion to wait three whole days after meeting with her doctor for the procedure to be performed. This law will now be the longest waiting period in the nation. The bill also requires women receive pre-abortion “counseling” from so-called “crisis pregnancy centers,” which are anti-abortion groups that try to dissuade women from terminating pregnancies at all costs. A court challenge is expected imminently. But nevertheless, it’s a shameful day for women’s reproductive rights in America. [Reuters, NPR] Keep reading »

William And Kate Are Knit-Wits

Julie and I are going to watch the royal wedding with beers at our side and a bucket of Cheez-Its in our laps. But some looky-loos get a bit more intense in their royalty fascination. Say, knitting dolls of Prince William and Kate Middleton from a 64-page pattern book called Knit Your Own Royal Wedding. Prince William is decked out in a snappy hat and sash, while Kate wears a white gown with mohair fringe. I know it takes talent to knit like this but … um, some people have too much time on their hands. [Telegraph UK] Keep reading »

Show Us Your Supercool Prom Style!

Prom — we all have such fond memories, am I right? Okay, even if your date maybe sucked — mine collected spoons! — you probably wore a super sweet dress (not gonna lie, mine was a floor-length eggplant satin number.) And since prom season is right around the corner, we thought it was high time to dust off the old photo albums and share our prom photos.

Send us a picture—with a description of what you’re wearing—of your hot-to-trot prom style, and we’ll include them in a giant Frisky reader fashion slideshow. Send your prom pics to me–by April 15–at {encode=”julie@thefrisky.com” title=”Julie@TheFrisky.com”}. Keep reading »

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: Let Debbie Harry Hold Your Drink

Stains on your coffee table are decidedly un-rock ‘n’ roll. Remedy the problem and impress your friends with a set of ceramic album cover coasters. Choose from favorites like Blondie, Pink Floyd, and Radiohead.
A set of four will run you about fifteen bucks. Setting your coffee on a miniature replica of The Wall? Priceless. [$14.99, Blasto Craft] Keep reading »

Tommy Lee To Become An Anthropologist

Tommy Lee wants to be your history teacher. No, like, for reals. Everyone’s favorite Motley Crüe drummer and Pamela Anderson sex tape co-star is developing a new reality series for SyFy called “Culture Shock with Tommy Lee.” The concept of the series is that Tommy will travel to an exotic locale to learn all about the rituals and traditions of a secret society. “This is the first show that I’ve been a part of that will blow our minds and reveal things that will explain almost all our questions,” Lee says. “I’m very excited to be partnering with Syfy on this show. It’s going to be an amazing experience for all involved.” I can already picture him tagging his name on Stonehenge. [EW] Keep reading »

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