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Hillary Clinton Thanks Her Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pantsuits And Urges Them To Keep Going

Full-disclosure: I did not vote for Hillary Clinton, for a variety of reasons, none of which I’ll get into here. But as a female, I was happy to see how close a woman got to winning the nomination, even though I didn’t personally want her to win it. After watching her speech last night at the Democratic National Convention, which I found to be profoundly moving, funny, and strong, I was struck by how important her role in this election truly was — love her or hate her, Clinton had an immense impact on history, as the first woman who almost captured the nomination for President of the United States. “My mother was born before women could vote,” Clinton said. “But in this election my daughter got to vote for her mother for president.” Keep reading »

Hillary Clinton & Sexism In The Media

Now that the Presidential primary race is over and the general election is underway, members of the media are looking back on their coverage of Hillary Clinton and trying to decide if they were sexist or not. Clark Hoyt, a writer for The New York Times takes his own employer to task and places a large amount of blame on Maureen Dowd, a columnist for the paper. Dowd was also named on the National Organization for Women’s Hall Of Shame list for her coverage of Clinton, which Hoyt describing as “loaded with language painting [Clinton] as a 50-foot woman with a suffocating embrace, a conniving film noir dame and a victim dependent on her husband.” Keep reading »

Monday Quickies!

  • It’s official. We’re in love with Current’s Sarah Haskins. [Current]
  • Thank you for reading The Frisky. After all, you could be reading this posh lady’s blog about her May/December romance with husband, Chappy! [NY Times]
  • Tell your dirty, naughty stories to MTV’s new sex blog, Stand By What You Say, which benefits AIDS/HIV charity Staying-Alive.org. [StandByWhatYouSay.com]
  • A woman has five dead husbands…and she’s finally being investigated. [CNN]
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    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 »

    The Daily Squeeze: Harvard Hates Harry Potter, Nudism, Women Voters, And Teen Sex On The Rise

  • Some Harvard grads were a little pissy that their Ivy League school invited Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling to speak at commencement rather than, say, Bill Gates. Get over it, nerds, J.K. rules! [NPR]
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    Has Bill Clinton Been A Naughty Boy Again…And Again…And Again?

    We take everything we hear on Fox News with a grain of salt, but being that they’re only reporting on a story that’s in the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair, we’ll give this rumor a little credence. According to an expose on the former-President in VF, Clinton has been dilly-dallying with many women since leaving office, while he’s been on the road — on the road doing what? Promoting his book? Campaigning for his wife, Senator Hillary Clinton? The article also alleges he was “running with a fast crowd” which required an “intervention”. Ruh-roh. There’s also details of an affair with actress Gina Gershon, as well as a cursory mention of a transexual, though it’s unclear in what context. Yeah, so, not starting off to be a good news week for the Clintons, huh? Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: No Male Mollys, Hillary’s Women, And James Marsden’s Shyness

  • There are no male Amazon Molly fish. The females reproduce by hooking up with males of other species, though none of their sperms seems to be used, and offspring inherit only their mother’s genes. Scientists are baffled. [Telegraph.co.uk]
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    Where Women Rule

    We’ve all wondered: What if women ruled the world? While it may seem far fetched, we’ve already got a town — McLean, Texas. It’s got one stoplight and a whole lot of unstoppable women. Since 2007, the mayor, her five aldermen, the post office master, the justice of the peace, school principal, the bank, nursing home, and grocery store managers, are all large and in charge ladies. Even their staunchest of critics, aka their husbands, can’t help but notice the positive changes around their town. Now, with Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, they’re even thinking nationally. While Bill Reeves, local and spouse of Alderman Lynn Reeves, wouldn’t vote for one lady alone, he said if Clinton picked an all female cabinet like they have in McLean, he’d vote for her. “They’d do no worse, and there’s a chance of it being much better.” Now that’s girl power! [Salon]

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    Amy Poehler Won’t Dish On Dirty Talk

    Majorly adorable Saturday Night Live cast member and Baby Mama star, Amy Poehler, was on The Today Show this morning, and Meredith Viera just could not resist asking Amy if she talks in her sexiest Hillary Clinton voice for hubby Will Arnett. Her surprisingly prudish response, in the clip above. Keep reading »

    What Are Hillary And Obama Doing?

    We’ve all seen Sarah Silverman’s hilarious “I’m F*cking Matt Damon” video, as well as Jimmy Kimmel’s follow-up, “I’m F*cking Ben Affleck”, but did you know “Hillary Is F*cking Obama”? [You Tube] Keep reading »

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