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Today’s Lady News: Male Politician “Meows” At Female Colleague In Flagrant Act Of Immaturity

This is the kind of BS that women in politics have to put up with: David Bushby, a male politician in Australia, was told not to interrupt by…

Jessica Wakeman | June 1, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Swimsuit Featuring Hindu Goddess Causes Outrage And Anger

What’s in a swimsuit? Well, if it’s got an image of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi on it, apparently a lot. Hindus are outraged after Australian designer Lisa Blue trotted a…

Julie Gerstein | May 10, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Aussies Won’t Let Lesbian Teen Take Her GF To School Dance

Hannah Williams, 16, of Melbourne, Australia, says she can’t bring her 15-year-old girlfriend Savannah Supski to the school’s formal dance, but that she could bring a male date instead.

Jessica Wakeman | November 9, 2010 - 9:30 pm

Oprah Bringing Her Entire Studio Audience To Australia

Yesterday, Oprah kicked off her 25th season. The guests for the show were a total snoozefest—Don Johnson, Paul Simon, and John Travolta, of whom the Big O said, “Twenty-five…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | September 14, 2010 - 12:50 pm

Australian Pottymouths Fined Up To $300 For Public Cussing

Civil liberties nightmare or a f**king great idea? Police in Queensland, Australia, now have the authority to fine citizens $100 to $300 for committing the “public nuisance” of cussing in…

Jessica Wakeman | June 16, 2010 - 6:10 pm

You Can’t Get Raped In Skinny Jeans, Jury Says

An Australian jury acquitted 23-year-old Nicholas Gonzales of rape because it refused to believe the alleged victim’s skinny jeans could have been removed without “collaboration.” Gonzales and the alleged victim,…

Jessica Wakeman | May 3, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Today In Stupidity: Gay Dog Discrimination

Every now and then, we come across a story so absurd that it’s almost hard to figure out where to begin with mocking it mercilessly. So here goes: A restaurant…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | April 28, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Australians Want To Ban Small-Breasted Women And Female Ejaculation In Porn

The Australian government apparently has some issues with a woman’s “down under.” The Classification Board for the country’s smut industry is working on banning porn that includes female ejaculation and/or…

Kelli Bender | January 29, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Should Scientology Be Classified As A Criminal Organization Instead Of A Religion?

Watch out Tom Cruise. The Australian government might try to declassify Scientology as a religion and reclassify it as a criminal organization. In a speech he gave to the Aussie…

Nikki Dowling | November 20, 2009 - 4:40 pm

Female Twins In An All-Girl Gang Acquitted Because No One Could Tell Who Did What

Australians Courtney and Amelia Prentice—19-year-old twins who look like bad-ass versions of Lauren Conrad—used to be part of an all-girl gang that spent a lot of time getting drunk and…

Nikki Dowling | September 13, 2009 - 7:30 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Hugh Jackman Half-Naked, First Ladies, And Professional Chocolate Tasting

If you’re at all interested in seeing Hugh Jackman’s bare chest, you should go see “Australia” this weekend. [NY Mag]

First lady Laura Bush is planning to write a…

Catherine Strawn | November 26, 2008 - 2:30 pm

Hugh Jackman Is People’s “Sexiest Man Alive”

So, People has spoken, and they’ve chosen “Australia” star Hugh Jackman as 2008’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” Jackman certainly is a hot piece — we like the tan, rugged look he…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 19, 2008 - 1:30 pm