“I can’t stand whining. I can’t stand the kind of paralysis that some people fall into because they’re not happy with the choices they made. You live in a time when there are endless choices. … Some women are not comfortable working at the pace and intensity you have to work at in these jobs … Other women don’t break a sweat.”
— Da-yum, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Tell us what you really think. Marie Claire asked Clinton about The Atlantic‘s infamous Anne-Marie Slaughter piece “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All”; I hope that in the context of the actual piece it doesn’t sound so much like she’s dismissively saying “deal with it.” I’m certain Clinton knows all about the larger, structural institutionalized sexism and workplace flexibility issues that families face, so I’m not sure why that wasn’t reflected in her response. [Jezebel] Keep reading »
Shopping for a Halloween costume can be a somewhat disheartening experience for a woman. There’s the sexy nurse, the sexy pirate, the sexy Chewbacca (oh yes, it exists). But what if all you really want to do is dress up as an awesome lady, and not necessarily in a way that exposes your skin to the brisk October air?
There are plenty of options; you just probably won’t find them in your local costume store. So we at The Mary Sue have assembled our own list of geek girl costume ideas, split evenly between pop culture and history, the latter courtesy of Take Back Halloween, an unparalleled resource for those who A) like kick-ass ladies from history and B) want to know how to dress up as them. Read more…
I am easily susceptible to secondhand embarrassment. I watch many reality TV shows from behind my hands or a pillow and visibly cringe when someone who is old enough to be my parent uses current slang. So maybe it’s just me being sensitive, but this video of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton getting freaked by a singer/dancer at a dinner party in South Africa was embarrassing in a way I haven’t felt since walking in on my parents having sex in 1992. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating. But still, when the dancer drops her butt low and backs it up into Hillary? Cannot be unseen. (Plus, now in GIF form after the jump!) Keep reading »
President Bill Clinton co-hosted a party with Prince Albert of Monaco and took a photograph with three beautiful young women.
Those women just happened to be porn stars. According to The Atlantic Wire, one woman is Brooklyn Lee, who appeared in the porn flick “Secretaries 4″; another is Tasha Reign, who appeared in “Farm Girls Gone Bad”; and the third woman has been identified as someone named Jennifer Taule. Everyone from Page Six to the UK’s Daily Mail is falling over themselves over “Bubba and the porn babes.”
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I, like the rest of the internet, am pretty obsessed with this pic of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton workin’ the dance floor in Cartagena, Colombia. Hill was chillaxing after a busy day attending the Summit of the Americas this past weekend. I wonder what song was playing? [via Buzzfeed]
Today in “two names I didn’t expect to see in the same headline”: Hillary Rodham Clinton and Amelia Earhart. It’s true, though: the Secretary of State met with the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery on Tuesday to show support to their efforts. The group, composed of scientists and historians, is launching a new search for Earhart’s plane off the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, based on the hypothesis that Earhart’s aircraft actually landed on the island, and the pilot and her navigator may have been able to survive for days or weeks after they vanished off the radar on July 2, 1937. While Clinton won’t be participating in the actual search, her department said that “lauding Earhart’s legacy as a pioneer for women and a model of American courage” is an important mission in itself. [Christian Science Monitor]
“Why extremists always focus on women remains a mystery to me, but they all seem to. It doesn’t matter what country they’re in or what religion they claim, they all want to control women. They want to control how we dress, they want to control how we act, they even want to control the decisions we make about our own health and our own bodies. Yes, it is hard to believe. But even here at home, we have to stand up for women’s rights and reject efforts to marginalize any one of us because America needs to set an example for the entire world.”
— Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton spoke this weekend at The Daily Beast’s Women In The World summit and reminded us why we’re grateful to have this woman representing us to the world. I love how she spoke about extremists in general, not naming one religion specifically, and how she didn’t reference anti-abortion Republicans specifically, either. It makes it all the more powerful that she’s talking about the philosophy behind control, not sidelining her point by bashing anyone in particular for doing it. [Nerve]
I thought “Butter” was just a movie about Jennifer Garner as a competitive butter sculptor. It turns out, the film is a metaphor for the entire 2008 election. Jennifer plays a woman pitted against a young African-American girl in a butter sculpting competition, sure that they’ll win the first place prize she believes she deserves. But when the young upstart impresses the judges, Jennifer’s character loses it — and you can watch her freak out in this new clip.
Personally I think her crazy-eyed look, pin-straight hair and power pumps are more evocative of Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann. And, no lie, “I’m sorry that I was born white and tall and pretty” sounds like something one of them would actually say. [Cinema Blend]