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Canadian Husband Keeping Pregnant Wife On Life Support Until Childbirth

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Husband of Marlise Munoz sues hospital keeping her on life support. Read More »
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Only a few weeks ago, a Texas husband successfully sued a hospital to remove his brain dead wife, Marlise Munoz, from “life support,” something they had refused to do because she was pregnant. The Fort Worth hospital believed they were following a state law which instructed them not to stop “life-sustaining treatment” for a patient who is pregnant, despite the woman’s own wishes. A judge eventually concluded that a dead person is not a patient.

A few thousand miles to the north, another family is in the exact same situation. But Dylan Benson, 32, of British Columbia is choosing to keep his brain dead pregnant wife Robyn Benson hooked up to life support until the fetus can be delivered via C-section. Keep reading »

Celine Dion Angers Muslims With Comments About Cultural Assimilation

“It’s a very delicate question to answer because I’ll hurt some people and please others but you have to have an opinion. For me, it’s not about the veil — it’s beyond that. I’m not against what people wear but if you go to the hospital, and you are in Quebec and we have embraced you and opened our country for you to live in a better world, you have to adapt to our rules. If the doctor is a boy or a girl, you’re gonna see the doctor that [is] sent to [treat] you. You can’t just say, “My religion doesn’t permit me to see a woman or a male doctor.” That’s the problem for me. If I’m going to see a doctor and he is gay, I’m not going to have a problem with that. It should not be an issue. …  It’s just that these women who practice the things they believe in have to adapt to our country. They have to not change our laws. Because you have a lot of Anglican or veiled women in a school—you can’t just take off the [Catholic] cross from the walls, or take down Christmas trees. If I go live in their country and have to be veiled, I will.”

Celine Dion did an interview with the Canadian magazine MacCleans and was asked, as someone who has been called Quebec’s greatest ambassador, what she thinks about the province’s new proposed charter of values, which would forbid veils and turbans. Amnesty International, as well as the province’s own Human Rights Commission, criticized Quebec for including in its charter of values a ban on public employees wearing the Islamic face-covering veil, such as the hijab, as well as turbans. The 600,000 public employees affected include medical professionals, educators and day care workers, among others.  Amnesty pointed out that it would limit women’s rights, as some women will opt not to work at all if they cannot wear their religious garments.  Keep reading »

5 Ways To Celebrate Chavril’s Wedding Day

It. Is. Finally. Happening. Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne — the couple known affectionately as Chavril — are getting married in the south of France today. Over the weekend, some Chavril friends tweeted about wedding festivities, which set off a rumor that the wedding happened on Saturday, which set off a frantic stream of “I NEED PICS WHERE ARE THE PICS” messages between Amelia and me, but alas, the event was actually a pre-wedding party. Today is the actual wedding day, and the best part? Today is also Canada Day. Seriously.

Wondering how to properly celebrate the Canadian Royal Wedding? Here are five ideas… Keep reading »

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Why Winona is jealous Avril gets to marry the Nickelback singer. Read More »
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Justice For Rehtaeh Parsons: Anonymous Vows To Out Teen’s Rapists

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Rehtaeh Parsons committed suicide at age 17 after gang rape. Read More »
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A teen girl is bullied online after alleged rape by two Torrington, CT, athletes. Read More »
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Hacktivist group Anonymous announced yesterday they know the identities of two rapists who sexually assaulted Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old Nova Scotia girl who died on Sunday, and plan to release their names unless the Canadian government brings her family justice. In 2011, Parsons was raped by four boys at a party and a photograph taken of the rape was then distributed around school; she was bullied and harassed by other students so badly that her family moved. Police did not press charges because they claimed to lack evidence. After struggling with suicidal thoughts, last week, Rehtaeh tried to kill herself and was badly injured; this weekend, her family removed her from life support. Her mother, Leah Parsons, penned a Facebook message on Monday, detailing the ways her daughter’s rapists were never brought to justice — particularly how the police allegedly waited 10 months to interview the alleged rapists.

Now Anonymous, which was involved in bringing the Steubenville rapists to justice, is getting involved. Keep reading »

Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, Committed Suicide After Photo Of Her Rape Was Distributed Around School

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A teen girl is bullied online after alleged rape by two Torrington, CT, athletes. Read More »
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They were charged with threatening the Steubenville rape victim. Read More »
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Steubenville student jokes about the raped "dead girl." Read More »
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There are no words.

Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old girl from Nova Scotia, Canada, attempted to commit suicide last week after she was allegedly raped at a party and had a photograph of her rape passed around to her classmates. Rehtaeh’s family removed her from life support on Sunday. Keep reading »

19-Year-Old Toronto Man Alleges Sexual Assault By Four Women

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India now could have the death penalty for rape. Read More »
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Here’s a news story that sounds like one we’ve read before: a 19-year-old got a ride home with four people from a night club, who instead took the 19-year-old to a remote location where a sexual assault occurred. But in this instance, the 19-year-old was a man and the four alleged suspects are women. According the Canada’s National Post, the alleged incident occurred on Sunday, March 31, when the young man got a ride home from four women he met in a Toronto club. The man then claims he was taken to a parking lot and sexually assaulted by all four women. Yes, men can be victims of sexual assault as well. What a tragic reminder that rape culture hurts everyone. [Toronto StarNational Post]

Chart: Justin Bieber Singlehandedly Attempts To Bring Back The One-Strap Overall Trend

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The "Just-In Beaver" has two "love holes" for your enjoyment. Read More »
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Justin Bieber flirted with Mariah Carey in a new Christmas video. Read More »

Justin Bieber, guys. He’s everywhere — breaking up and then getting back together with Selena Gomez, winning American Music Awards and stuff. And just this weekend, the Biebs met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Haper to receive the Diamond Jubilee Medal, which we can only assume is a gold foil chocolate diamond swimming in maple syrup, because Canada. Bieber decided that meeting a head of state — and especially a Canadian one — required the most formal dress he could muster: a one-strap overall ensemble, replete with backwards cap. Knowing that he was sure to rile the delicate sensibilities of lumberjacks in Saskatchewan (most underrated province if you ask me), Bieber even Tweeted: “I met the Prime Minister in overalls lol. I hope you hate my style.” That bitch is crazy!

With that in mind, we’ve created this definite timeline of the one-strap overalls fashion trend. It’s really very simple Check it out after the jump.

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A Life-Size Dollhouse

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Did you force your dad to build you a dollhouse when you were a kid? Because I did. He built me one from scratch, but we never got around to painting it, or buying it any furniture. So instead, my Barbies lived in a very, very minimalist Victorian house. It’s nothing like the life-size dollhouse that Canadian artist Heather Benning created in Saskatchewan, Canada. She took an abandoned farmhouse and transformed it into the picture of pastel doll perfection, complete with rooms full of vintage furniture and pastel paint. [Stylist]

Yet Another Radio Station Is Giving Away A Mail Order Bride As A Prize

Watch out, the stupidity is spreading from Down Under: Just like a New Zealand radio station did earlier this year, Canada’s 100.3 FM is hosting a “win a wife” contest. The winner receives airfare to Russia, 13 nights accommodation, and $500 to spend with his mail-order bride. 100.3 FM will hook up some sad sack with services provided by A Volga Girl, a Russian “matchmaking” website. Contestants fill out a questionnaire, submit a photo, and consent to being gossiped about on-air by friends and family. These Romeos will also undergo screenings by a psychologist hired by the contest’s organizers. An online vote will pick the winner, who will then be flown off to Russia to meet his would-be bride. Of course, the contest has no liability and makes no guarantees that the woman will actually marry the winner. Keep reading »

Quickies: Kate Middleton Wears A Maple Leaf Fascinator In Canada & Kate Moss Weds

  • Kate Middleton makes wearing a red maple leaf on her head somehow not look Gaga while visiting Canada. [Celebuzz]
  • Salma Hayek’s husband, the millionaire fashion exec Francois-Henri Pinault, has been outed as the father of Linda Evangelista’s kid. He allegedly hooked up with the supermodel when he and Hayek were “on a break.” Both women have four-year-old children by Pinault. [Gossip Cop]
  • Reese Witherspoon is in talks to play jazz singer Peggy Lee — another singing role! — in a script by Nora Ephron. [New York Post]
  • Fans are flocking to the late Princess Diana’s former homes today, which would have been her 50th birthday. [People]

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