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“Vagina Monologues”‘s Eve Ensler Introduces One Billion Rising Campaign

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"One Billion Rising" Short Film

“The Vagina Monologues” playwright and global anti-sexual violence activist Eve Ensler debuted a new campaign today called One Billion Rising. This short film — powerfully done, but with some NSFW violent imagery — shows just some of the acts of violence that women worldwide endure on a daily basis. On February 14,  activists worldwide will hold events for One Billion Rising  and remember the one in three women worldwide who will be subject to rape or abuse in her lifetime. Ensler, who is also behind the V-Day celebration every Feb. 14th, where “Monologues” is staged around the country to raise money for anti-sexual violence resources, is embarking on a worldwide trip. She’ll hit up Peru, Mexico, India, China, Philippines, Britain, France, and the Democratic Republic of Congo before coming to New York City for V-Day.  You can learn more about the campaign  and find events in your country here. Rise up! [One Billion Rising]

Dr. Drew On Chris Brown/Rihanna: “I Don’t Fault Either Person”

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Dr. Drew On Chris Brown & Rihanna

Dr. Drew Pinsky hit up Lance Bass’ SiriusXM radio show and made some eyebrow-raising comments regarding Chris Brown and Rihanna. He started off on a high note, discussing how difficult it is for a woman to leave her abuser. “On average, it takes a woman in a domestic violence situation eight attempts at leaving before she leaves,” Dr. Drew said. “They go back — they misinterpret the intensity as love. They think it’s so intense and great, ‘He loves me so much, that’s why he got so upset.’ We haven’t heard the end of this.”

Lance Bass then asked him if he thinks Rihanna has battered woman syndrome and Dr. Drew replied, “Let’s face it, she’s attracted to that …  Listen, I don’t fault either person. I don’t [say,] ‘Oh, it’s a bad person.’ These are human experiences. These are very common situations these days.” Keep reading »

“This Man Beats Women” Sticker Stuck On Chris Brown CDs

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CDs! Hahahahaha! Remember those? But seriously: someone at HMV stores in London was not kidding around when they posted stickers reading “Warning: Do not buy this album! This man beats women!” on Chris Brown’s latest album. Rumor has it the CDs were sticker-bombed by feminist activists. Bad-ass! [Gawker]

Indian Judge To Abused Wife: “Why Are You Still Talking About His Beatings?”

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  • A judge in India completely dismissed a woman in his courtroom in the most offensive, Pat Robertson-ian way possible: he told her “Your husband is doing good business. He will take care of you. Why are you still talking about his beatings?” The 28-year-old was challenging her husband in a domestic abuse case, but the judge told her that all women suffer in marriages and she should learn to deal with it. Justice Bhaktavatsala then helpfully suggested that the abusive husband take his wife and their son out to lunch. Facepalm. [Daily Mail UK]
  • What white feminists get wrong about First Lady Michelle Obama. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz (D-FL) is fundraising off sexist insults lobbed against her, like dog collars Photoshopped onto her face. Own it, girl. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Move To Saudi Arabia So You Can Beat Your “Problem” Wife, Pat Robertson Helpfully Advises Man

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  • “Problem” wife not respecting your “authority” as the “head of household”? Move to Saudi Arabia, advises Pat Robertson of the Christian Broadcasting Network, where you could “become a Muslim” and “beat her.” And it gets worse if you listen to the full clip. Oh Jesus. If you need me, I’ll be under my desk drinking. [Gawker]
  • A lesbian couple is suing the state of Michigan so it can become the adoptive parents of three special needs children. [Think Progress]
  • The repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” has had no negative impact on the military, according to a new study. [Buzzfeed]
  • An anonymous woman details harassment she experiences on the LA public transit and other ladies weigh in with their own stories. [Jezebel, LAist] Keep reading »

Rihanna Loves Chris Brown: “I’m Not At Peace If He’s A Little Unhappy”

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"He was the love of my life."
  • Rihanna still loves Chris Brown, forgives him, and confessed “the main thing for me is that he’s at peace.” She told Oprah on ”Oprah’s Next Chapter” last night, “I’m not at peace if he’s a little unhappy or still lonely. I care. It actually matters that he finds peace.” She also said that they are not back together but “we’ve built a trust again. We love each other and we probably always will.” RiRi also opened up about how after he brutally assaulted her in 2009, she was most concerned that “he needs help.” [Hollywood Life]
  • Ashley Dupre, the former prostitute linked to ex-New York governor Eliot Spitzer, is seven months pregnant with her first child and engaged to “a New Jersey asphalt scion.” I love story with a happy ending. [Socialite Life]
  • Prince Harry partied in Las Vegas over the weekend, enjoying a private cabana, a bottle of Grey Goose, and a bevy of women. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Jennifer Lopez will star in a 3D concert film. Because being jealous of her body in 2D isn’t painful enough. [PopCrush]
  • One of late Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown’s advice books for women suggests a lady encase her pubic hair inside a paperweight and give it to her man as a sexy gift. Whyever didn’t that idea take off?! [Gawker]
  • How to deal when your boyfriend hates condoms. [Gurl] Keep reading »

Rihanna On Chris Brown: “He Needed Help”

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"Who's going to help him?"
  • In an interview airing this Sunday on OWN, Rihanna opens up to Oprah about her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown’s assault on her in 2009 and how difficult it was for her to process. “I lost my best friend. Everything I knew switched in a night and I couldn’t control that,” Rihanna says in the preview above. She continues that one of the hardest things about the aftermath of the assault and their breakup was watching Brown get demonized in the media. “I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help,” she says. “Who’s going to help him? Nobody is going to say ‘He needs help.’ Everybody is going to say ‘He’s a monster’ without looking at the source. I was more concerned about him.” [TMZ] Keep reading »

Ochocinco Issues Public Apology To Evelyn Lozada For Alleged Domestic Violence

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  • Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson has issued a public apology towards Evelyn Lozada, his bride of only six weeks. The NFL player was arrested for allegedly headbutting Lozada during a fight on Saturday night; he was subsequently dropped from the Miami Dolphins and yesterday Lozada filed for a divorce. In his statement he said, “I would like to apologize to everyone for the recent events that have occurred. I would like to wish Evelyn well and will never say anything bad about her because I truly love her to death. I will continue to be positive and train hard for another opportunity in the NFL.” [Global Grind]
  • Cheatin’ scoundrel Rupert Sanders will return to direct “The Huntsman,” which will star Chris Hemsworth. But Kristen Stewart’s role is still up in the air. It’s unclear if that’s because the “Snow White” followup won’t focus on her character or if Hollywood is just filled with sexist douchebags applying a double standard. [Socialite Life]
  • Lawyers for Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries will appear in court today in hopes that they can settle that little matter of their divorce. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Love this: Kelly Clarkson covered Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” at a concert this week. [PopCrush] Keep reading »

Evelyn Lozada Files For Divorce From Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson

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  • Reality star Evelyn Lozada has filed for divorce from football player Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson just six weeks after their wedding. Ochocinco allegedly headbutted his new wife this weekend during an argument and was arrested. Lozada released a statement saying domestic violence is “not okay.” Ochocinco was dropped from the Miami Dolphins following the incident; VH1 also pulled the couple’s reality show. TMZ looked into his court records and found that Ochocinco was arrested in 2000 for allegedly slapping an ex-girlfriend. [Uptown Magazine, Uptown Magazine]
  • Whoopsies. Rashida Jones has apologized for saying that John Travolta should come out. “Come on. How many masseurs have to come forward?” Jones said in an interview. “Let’s do this.” [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Jeremy Renner is also due for an apology: he called the Kardashians “those stupid, stupid people.” [Socialite Life]
  • Taylor Swift talks about her new single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” [PopCrush] Keep reading »

VH1 Pulls Chad Ochocinco’s Reality Show After Domestic Violence Arrest

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  • VH1 has pulled the plug on the reality TV show “Ev and Ocho” after Chad “Ochocinqo” Johnson was arrested for domestic violence this weekend after he allegedly headbutted his wife Evelyn Lozada. The NFL star has also been kicked off the Miami Dolphins over the alleged incident. [Uptown Magazine, Socialite Life]
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown, the late Whitney Houston’s daughter, has posted another pic of herself kissing her “adopted brother” Nick Gordon on the lips. Grandma Cissy Houston has complained in the past that the two are being “incestuous” (although in fairness, they are not biologically related!). [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Marilyn Manson was apparently very apologetic to parents of small children about writing naughty words on his face in the airport as a message to paparazzi. Or he could just, you know, not write “FUCK” on his face. [Boing Boing]

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