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Here She Comes, Miss Land Mine Cambodia 2009

Cambodia put the kibosh on a “Miss Land Mine” beauty pageant today, forbidding women who have been injured by land mines to strut their stuff.

According to the Miss Landmine Cambodia 2009 web site, 20 women, ages 18 to 48, who had been disabled by a land mine sometime since 1979, had hoped to compete. Pageant officials say the Miss Land Mine pageant, which took place in Angola last year, not only raises awareness about land mines, but it gives disabled women with prosthetic arms and legs a once-in-a-lifetime chance to vie for a beauty queen crown. Keep reading »

Friday Quickies!

  • Please, oh please, don’t let “mancation” become a word that people actually use. [Out.com]
  • Meet Miss Landmine! [Perez Hilton]
  • Em & Lo ask, “Do you Google your dates?” Umm, maybe? [Daily Bedpost]
  • Shine debuts the kind of column that rocks our world: Heavy Petting, devoted to all things cute! [Shine]
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