Evening Quickies: Another Royal Wedding! Zara Phillips, Cousin Of William & Harry, Weds Tomorrow

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2011

Another royal wedding, already? Oh, yes. Zara Phillips, a cousin of Prince William, will marry rugby player Mike Tindall tomorrow in Edinburgh, Scotland, making them the Earl and Countess of Strathearn. All the royals — William, Kate, Prince Harry, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie — are on hand but there are no silly hats just… More »


Today’s Lady News: The Problem With Smurfette

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2011

Oh, Smurfette! Let us overthink your existence and whether it means something. [The Atlantic Monthly]
A new essay has been released by civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks which revealed her white male employer once attempted to rape her as an 18-year-old. [AP]
Wannabe Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann is scheduled to… More »


Gloria Steinem Remembers Going Undercover At Playboy Bunny Club

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2011

“At first, it was such a gigantic mistake from a career point of view that I really regretted it. I’d just begun to be taken seriously as a freelance writer, but after the Playboy article, I mostly got requests to go underground in some other semi-sexual way. It was so bad that I returned a… More »


July 29: What Are We Wearing Today?

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2011

Afternoon Nap: The Yawning Sloth

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2011

 

I couldn’t have said it better if I tired. This is exactly how I feel everyday at 4 p.m. New Internet sensation, the yawning sloth, knows what time it is. Nap time! [Newslite]… More »


Grab Those Snippers! San Francisco Judge Nixes Circumcision Ban On Ballot

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2011

Snip away, San Francisco! A judge ruled yesterday that the city cannot vote on whether to ban circumcision on the ballot next election. The ban, which was spearheaded by activist Lloyd Schofield, would have made “genital mutilation” of minors punishable by a $1,000 fine or a year in prison. The Jewish community was meshuggenah about… More »