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TLC Slutshames Rihanna, Rihanna Doesn’t GAF

  • In an interview in Australia, TLC — the girl group, not the TV channel — slammed Rihanna for wearing revealing clothes, most recently at the CFDA Awards. “Every time I see you, you don’t have to be naked,” said T-Boz. “It’s easy to sell sex.” And Rihanna? Well, she gave ZERO fucks about it. Her Twitter responses were pretty amazing. [Celebuzz]
  • First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at the memorial service for Maya Angelou, who died last week at 86. [AP]
  • A sex therapist explains six surprising reasons your sex drive may be tanking. [xoJane]
  • The best life lessons from magical fictional babysitters. [Hello Giggles] Keep reading »

Theater Critic Fired After “Private, Personal” Photos Taken 22 Years Ago Are Posted On Gay Web Site

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Mark Shenton, a theater critic for nearly 12 years at UK’s Sunday Express, announced in a post on today’s web site he was fired. What did Shenton do? Twenty-two years ago, he appeared in some “private, personal (but entirely legal)” photographs taken by a friend in San Francisco. Recently, those images were posted by someone else on a for-pay gay web site. “A malicious third party” alerted the Sunday Express and made their theater critic aware these images were online. Shenton confirmed the pictures were indeed him.

The newspaper then handed him a pink slip. Keep reading »

“Sleepless In Austin” Single Dude Romeo Rose Shares His Racism, Nuttery On HuffPost Live (NSFW)

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Romeo Rose Speaks

This HuffPost Live interview with Romeo Rose —the guy behind “Sleepless In Austin,” a blog offering money to someone who can introduce him to a woman who fits his absurd list of racist, slut-shaming requirements — doesn’t just have me wondering why this one person is sucking up so much media attention with his opinions on why he doesn’t want “a fat woman” and “the skin color of black is not pretty.” I’m also starting to feel uncomfortable that there’s actually something wrong with him … like Kony 2012 Jason Russell naked-public-meltdown wrong with him. I’m not totally sure Romeo Rose, vile and offensive as he is, is self-aware enough to realize he’s the joke here.  He seems utterly sincere in this interview — which, by the way, is filled with racist, offensive shit towards the end and NSFW — in a way that’s, frankly, sad. Watching this trainwreck is starting to feel Hugo Schwyzer-esque.  The interviewer, Caitlyn Becker, composed herself pretty well during this, but I’m inclined to think Romeo Rose’s next conversation should be with some good doctors.  [Huffington Post]

Gee, I Wonder Why The Man Behind “Sleepless In Austin” Is Still Single

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I am desperately hoping Sleepless In Austin — allegedly the work of a photographer named Larry Busby who goes by the name Romeo Rose — is a prank.

But given that he’s offered $1,500 as a “finder’s fee” for the person who finds him a girlfriend and an extra $1,000 if it leads to marriage, this miiiight be serious.

Now, we could all use a little extra scratch. Shouldn’t be so hard to find some bro in Austin a lady, right? Well, let’s take a look at Larry Busby’s dating requirements! Keep reading »

The Soapbox: Slutshaming Social Media Mom Kim Hall Needs To Learn Some Appropriate Boundaries With Her Kids

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By now you’ve probably heard about the Is-She-Serious? blog post written by a Christian mother of three sons and one daughter addressed to the teenaged girls her kids are friends with on social media. In the post, “FYI, If You’re A Teenage Girl,” Kim Hall — who is director of a women’s ministry for All Saint’s church in Austin, Texas — wrote about looking on her sons’ social media pages and seeing girls’ “selfies” in which they’re not wearing a bra.  Keep reading »

14-Year-Old Pregnant Rape Victim Slutshamed By Indiana Community

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  • This whole story is horrific: A 13-year-old girl in Ellwood, Indiana, was raped by a 17-year-old and became pregnant. She decided to carry the pregnancy to term because she is against abortion. Now her community has been slutshaming the teen over her traumatic rape and subsequent teen pregnancy, with people writing “slut” and “whore” on her family’s garage door. Despite the fact that the rapist’s case has been working its way through juvenile court, classmates are still gossiping about whether she might be faking the rape. Meanwhile, the rapist has at least two other  young victims, one of whom was only 12, and has been charges with three counts of child molesting. [Slate, IndyStar.com]
  • Check out an op-ed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) about the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would make it easier for women to sue employers over pay discrimination. [Mother Jones]
  • Just as expected, the Religious Right is already screeching that pedophiles are going to be thrilled the morning-after pill will now be available over-the-counter. [Raw Story] Keep reading »

High Schooler Shares Heartbreaking Online Slutshaming Problem With NPR

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Adults blame victims of sexual crimes and indiscretions, asking “Why was she dressed like that?” or “Why did she drink so much?”

Adults also use the Internet for humiliation, like stocks in the town square.

And lest you forget, children are watching us and mimicking what we do. Don’t believe me? Just read this piece by 16-year-old high school student Temitayo Fagbenle, who explains how slutshaming on Facebook is an “every day” occurrence amongst her peers. Keep reading »

I’m Sorry, What? Katrina Darling Is An Embarrassment For Kate, But Prince Harry Dressed As A Nazi And We’re Cool?

Kate's Cousin
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... a burlesque dancer who is posing for Playboy! Read More »
Prince Harry Naked!
Prince Hot Ginge's nude photos hit the internet! Read More »

So, by now most of us know that Kate Middleton has a (very distant) cousin named Katrina Darling who is a burlesque dancer. Ms. Darling just posed on the cover of Playboy and some of the words being used by the media to somberly describe how Ms. Middleton feels about this matter are “embarrassed,” “ashamed,” and “disheartened.”

Remember when Prince Harry dressed as a Nazi for Halloween? “Yes,” (probably some of) you say. But do you? Do we? Because it seemed like after the photos surfaced of him in a Nazi outfit, all he was given was a verbal lashing by the press for a week and Prince Charles’ version of Hank Hill’s “Dangit Bobby!” and then it pretty much disappeared. Yes, he apologized. “He made a mistake!” people say.

You know how I make a mistake? Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: NC County Says Young Women Should Be “Responsible” & Not Have Sex

  • Dear Man I Am Sleeping With And Other Men I Might Sleep With In The Future: The New Hanover County board of commissioners in North Carolina has turned down a state family planning grant because they decided instead that young women should be “responsible” by not having sex. “If these young women were responsible people and didn’t have the sex to begin with, we wouldn’t be in this situation,” said Chairman Ted Davis. I really think he is onto something! Clearly we need to stop being such sluts. I’m sure you’ll understand why we can’t have sex anymore. Ever. [Daily Kos]
  • Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, who was called a “slut” and a “prostitute” by Rush Limbaugh on his radio show for testifying to Congress about birth control in health care reform, penned an op-ed on CNN.com. [CNN]
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Rachel Bilson Slut Shames The Slutty Dress Wearer

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Kelly O. on why she'd rather be a bitch than a slut. Read More »

“I guess I’m not too crazy about slutty dresses. You try something on, and if you feel like a slut, you probably look like one.”

– “Hart of Dixie” actress Rachel Bilson, prescribing sluttiness on all of us who would wear slutty dresses. Geez, this is why you probably shouldn’t take your style or life cues from celebrities. [Us Weekly]

 
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