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Fox Anchor: Young Women Serving On Juries Is A Bad Idea Because They “Don’t Get It”

"Excuse Them So They Can Go Back On Tinder Or Match.com"

Kimberly Guilfoyle and her co-hosts on “The Five” decided on Tuesday’s edition of the show that young women are just too out of it to be functional members of society. They argued that most people become conservatives as they get older, and that young women start as liberals until they marry and gain enough “life experience” to do a political 180 (the party starts at around the 1:45 mark in the video). They claimed, with completely straight faces, that single women tend to lean to the left because they believe they “need the government to take care of them.” So, I guess they think that women aren’t capable of functioning without a husband to pay for their shit or facilitate their lives. Then if there’s no man to assist them, we’re supposed to presume that these “helpless” women want their government to take care of them in a dude’s place? I mean, considering the U.S. government’s track record as of late (and really, since the beginning of history) no sane person, especially a sane woman, would ever actively plan on Congress or the Prez coming to save them. But alas, this was only the beginning of Guilfoyle’s ramble. Keep reading »

Men In Pakistan Village Decide Women Are Not Allowed To Vote

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Welcome to Pakistan! Home to the second largest gender gap in the world, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2012 Global Gender Gap Report. Many women in Pakistan face violence, intimidation and sometimes death for wanting to receive an education. Sounds like a recipe for repression.

The AP reports that in 564 of 64,000 Pakistani polling districts women could not vote in the 2008 election. It is looking to be much the same for the upcoming May 11 election. Why? Because the village men deemed it so.

One of these 564 districts is the village of Mateela. There men gathered and decided that women would not be allowed to vote in the upcoming elections.   Keep reading »

Snooki For President?

When I was at the Rally to Restore Sanity, I saw a sign that read “Palin and Snooki 2012″ and thought it was really funny. Until a survey landed in my inbox over the weekend that revealed that young Americans would actually like to see Snooki in the Oval Office. MocoSpace.com asked 3,000 of its users who they thought would do a better job as president of the United States: Snooki or Mama Palin. Fifty-one percent of them said Snooki. Now, while I find Sarah Palin entertaining, I don’t think much of her as a politician. Still, I do think she’s a smidge more qualified than Snooks. The only sense of this I can make is that the voters on this site are young. Maybe they’re hoping Snooki’s first move in office would be to lower the legal drinking age? And pickles for everyone! [WebWire] Keep reading »

This Month In The Lady Mags: It’s All Political In The November Issues

Not sure if you want to spend $3.99 on this month’s Elle? Don’t worry, we’ve got Wendy Felton, editor of GlossedOver.com, here to tell you exactly what’s up on the sex, love, and relationships front in each month’s crop of lady mags.

Next month’s presidential election has totally saturated cable news, the internet, and even the November issues of the women’s magazines. (Check out the interviews with Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain in Marie Claire.) Reading relationship advice in magazines is a lot like watching the debates: There are applause-worthy truths, suggestions that make you roll your eyes and stomp out of the room in disgust (just me?), platitudes so vague as to be meaningless, and, of course, endless clichés. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Presidential (A)Dress

We’re going to take a wild guess and say that if French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac could vote in the U.S. presidential election, he’d put a check mark next to Barack Obama’s name. [Jean-Charles de Castelbajac fashion show; Paris Fashion Week; 10/3/2008] Keep reading »

Presidential Candidates’ Spouses Participate In Cookie Bake-Off

Every year, Family Circle magazine has a cookie-off among the potential first spouses’ recipes, and the vote often goes the same way as general election. In 2004, Teresa Heinz Kerry’s pumpkin spice cookies lost to Laura Bush’s oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies; in 2000, Laura’s Texas Governor’s Mansion Cowboy cookies beat Tipper Gore’s ginger snaps; and Hilary Clinton’s chocolate cookies beat Barbara Bush and Elizabeth Dole in the 1992 and 1996 elections. This year, Bill Clinton offers the Clinton family cook’s recipe for oatmeal cookies, Cindy McCain shares her (hopefully not plagiarized) recipe for oatmeal-butterscotch cookies, and Michelle Obama divulges the recipe for her children’s godmother Mama Kaye’s shortbread cookies. If Bill wins, does that put Hillary back in the running? [AFP]

UPDATE: It appears Bill Clinton’s recipe was stolen from Betty Crocker. Is nothing sacred? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

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