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Today’s Lady News: Italian Company Fires All Women “So They Can Stay Home” With Kids

  • When an Italian company Ma-Vib faced budget problems, it fired all 13 of its female employees and justified it claiming the women could stay home with their kids now: “We are firing the women so they can stay at home and look after the children. In any case, what they bring in is a second income.” I can’t even deal with the sexist … and the stupid … and the brain freeze … [Jezebel]
  • Slightly less worse than yesterday but still terrible: Kansas is denying a license to all but one of its abortion clinics temporarily today. The Planned Parenthood clinic in Overland Park, Kansas, is the only abortion provider to remain open. [Mother Jones]
  • Eleven highly dubious diets that people actually tried. [The Hairpin]

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Do You Mommy Your Man?

Okay ladies, ‘fess up. Do you wash your man’s back when he’s in the shower? Do you make him lunch and put little love notes written on napkins in the bag? Do you put the perfect amount of toothpaste on his brush before he goes to bed at night? Do you….MOMMY him? CNN has a story about women who mother their husbands and boyfriends, saying their nurturing gene is on overdrive. Ya think? What about the dudes who are oh so willing to be babied? I must admit that I do things like put my feef’s dirty clothes in the hamper and pester him about going to the doctor to get his busted knee examined, but that’s mainly because he’s messy and absent minded, not in need of a mommy around the house. When does nurturing go from sweet to scary? [CNN] Keep reading »

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