Two Men Accused Of Sexual Assault With A Snake – Yes, A Snake

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Today’s Lady News: Naomi Wolf Says Sex-Crime Accusers Deserve To Be Named

  • Naomi Wolf (author of, among other things, The Beauty Myth) has really taken her Julian Assange defense to a whole new level. In an op-ed for the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper, Wolf says that not only should the women accusing Assange of rape be named in the press, but rape accusers in general shouldn’t be granted anonymity. She says that the practice of “shielding rape accusers is a relic of the Victorian era” and that “the outcomes harm women.” [Guardian U.K.]
  • ESPN has fired Ron Franklin, the announcer who berated a female colleague and called her “sweet baby” and an “a-hole.” [ESPN]
  • Nancy Pelosi handed over her gavel to new Speaker of the House John Boehner, who was officially elected today. [Huffington Post]

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Ralph Lauren Collects Ferraris, Not Art

“You can’t drive a painting … I drive these cars — they don’t just sit here.”

– Ralph Lauren shows off his collection of vintage cars to Vanity Fair. Lauren’s two-floor garage houses Ferraris from the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s, and ’90s, Porsches, Aston Martins, Morgans, Jaguars, “a 1938 Bugatti coupe, a 1938 Alfa Romeo Mille Miglia roadster, and the world’s only 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK “Count Trossi” roadster.” [Racked] Keep reading »

Camille Grammer Is Divorcing “The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills”

Trying to pump $50 million from soon-to-be-ex husband Kelsey Grammer must be too overwhelming for Camille Grammer. “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills“‘ most narcissistic cast member ever has expressed that she has no interest whatsoever in participating in season two — even though Bravo has not officially announced filming. (But, c’mon, we know it’s happening.) I was so looking forward to another season of watching her do absolutely nothing (read: watching her nannies take care of the kids and trying to pretend that she’s not boning her tennis instructor)! Does this mean we’ll never get to see her bestie, Allison DuBois, smoke another electronic cigarette? Such a shame! [Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »

Should We Forget About Equality In The Workplace And Just Marry Rich?

A new report published in Europe found that 40 years of reform to promote gender equality in the workplace may have been all for naught. As much as it’s become politically incorrect to admit, the stats show that the majority of women would rather find a rich man to marry than have a successful career. Keep reading »

Girls Who Start Menstruating Early Are More Likely To Suffer From Depression

I got my first period when I was 12 about to turn 13. I, of course, felt like I was the last one. My friends Annie and Sarah both got their periods before me and, I swear, it bonded them in a way that made me insanely jealous. I wanted blood to flow out of my vagina too! I wanted Kirk Cameron to respond to my fan mail and I wanted to be a woman, dammit. When it finally happened, it didn’t take long for me to realize that having your period is basically a complete bummer. And it’s especially a bummer for girls who get their first visit from Aunt Flow at a younger age. According to the U.K.’s Daily Mail, a survey of 2,000 girls found that those who got their first visit from Aunt Flo before the age of 13-and-a-half were more likely to suffer from depression than girls who got their periods later. This is likely because menstruation comes as part of the package deal known as PUBERTY and puberty sucks. And if you’re going through puberty before other kids your age, well, that’s even crappier. “Early maturing girls may feel isolated, and faced with demands which they are not emotionally prepared for,” said Bristol University research Dr. Carol Joinson. There isn’t a conclusive link, however, between girls who got their periods early and depression in adulthood, but I’m pretty sure I can blame my mental issues on my hippie mom making me wear pads instead of tampons. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

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