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Condi Rice Invited To Join All-Male Augusta National Golf Club

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Breaking news! The He-Man Woman Hater’s Club has finally realized girls do not have cooties.

Okay, I am being glib. But it’s friggin’ 2012, Augusta National Golf Club — it took you long enough to admit your first-ever female members, i.e. stop discriminating against over 50 perent of the population. Women have always been allowed to play golf at Augusta as guests but it took the formerly mens-only club over 80 years to finally issue their iconic green jackets to two women: former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina businesswoman Darla Moore. ”It will be a proud moment when we present Condoleezza and Darla their green jackets when the club opens this fall. This is a significant and positive time in our club’s history and, on behalf of our membership, I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome them and all of our new members into the Augusta National family,” said new chairman Billy Payne in a statement. Women’s rights activists have been putting firm pressure on Augusta since 2002, especially since it got rather embarrassing that the club wouldn’t even admit a female CEO whose company was a corporate sponsor of the Masters, a golf tournament being held at the club.

Welcome to the 21st century! (Well … sort of.)  [Wall Street Journal]

16-Year-Old Saudi Arabian Olympian Called “Prostitute” For Competing

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Two women made history at the 2012 Olympics for being the first-ever female Saudi Arabians to compete in the Games.

But one of those young women, Wojdan Shakerkai, who competed in judo (and lost), has paid dearly for being a trailblazer: the 16-year-old girl has been lambasted as a “prostitute” by misogynists back home. Keep reading »

“There Are No Feminists On My Team,” Says U.S. Women’s Basketball Coach

  • The U.S. women’s Olympic basketball team coach Geno Auriemma has said that “there are no feminists on my team … we’re not running around burning our bras trying to make people believe in our team.” I guess he is trying to say talent wins out above all?  But way to not understand feminism at all, dude. The reason the team you coach is allowed to play in the Olympics is because of women’s equality. [Blisstree]
  • …. nevertheless, NPR declares it the “Year Of The Woman” at the London Olympics. [NPR]
  • A woman who braids hair has won a federal lawsuit against the state of Utah over regulations that would have required her to get a cosmetology license. The state of Utah could not prove that hair braiders — who oftentimes are immigrant women for whom attaining a cosmetology license would be a struggle — were a threat to public health. [Seattle Times] Keep reading »

Old Sexist Dude Concerned Olympic Athletes Are Unfeminine

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“Broad-shouldered, flat-chested women with small hips; [they are] totally indistinguishable from men. Their breasts – the symbol of womanhood, motherhood – flattened into stubs as they were seen as mere hindrances to speed. I am not even talking about female javelin throwers, shot-put athletes, weightlifters, wrestlers and boxers. Their appearance is just pathetic.”

You know how sometimes crusty old dudes say laughably sexist things? Like, things you can’t even waste the energy getting offended about because they’re so preposterous? Meet Turkish columnist Yuksel Aytut, who wrote a column called “Womanhood Is Dying At The Olympics.” Yes, seriously. Womanhood is dying. All those female athletes are running, swimming and kicking soccer balls when they should be back at home rubbing their husband’s feet. Such a shame!

Oof. Obviously this man has not clicked through a slideshow of women’s beach volleyball butts. [WonketteDaily Mail UK]

Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin Described As A “Mean Girl”

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Today, The Washington Post ran a column praising 17-year-old Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin as a tenacious athlete. In fact, you could describe columinist Sally Jenkins’ piece as gushing. So it’s unfortunate in an otherwise awe-filled piece that Jenkins’ made a poor choice of words (emphasis mine):

This was her first Olympic gold medal attempt in a grueling program of seven planned events — and on top of that, she had had to swim a semifinal heat in the 200 freestyle less than 15 minutes earlier. But with about 25 meters to go in the backstroke, a mean girl took possession of her.

Whoa, hold up. Why does winning have anything to do with being a “mean girl”? Keep reading »

WWE Announcer Cracks A Kobe Bryant Rape Joke

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  • On “Monday Night Raw” last night, WWE announcer Abraham Washington cracked a rape joke about a wrestler, saying the guy was “like Kobe Bryant at a hotel in Colorado … he’s unstoppable.” WWE issued an immediate apology. (In 2003, Bryant was accused of raping a 19-year-old hotel worker; prosecution dropped the charges days before the trial against him was set to begin. Bryant had maintained the two had consensual sex.) [TMZ]
  • Robert Pattinson has already moved out — and now he Kristen Stewart are going to battle for custody over their dog, Bear. Also, R-Patz wants to have a “man-to-man” talk with Rupert Sanders, the “Snow White and the Huntsman” director with whom Kristen cheated. [The Sun UK, Celebrity Cafe]
  • Lana Del Rey covered Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” at a concert in Australia, prompting Courtney Love to tweet at Lana, “you do know that song is about my vagina, right?” Ooooookay, Court. [PopCrush]
  • While filming a sex scene for “The Canyons” in which she had to go topless, Lindsay Lohan asked the male crew members to strip down to their boxers. [TMZ] Keep reading »
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