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Today’s Lady News: Women Win “The Amazing Race” For The First Time

  • For the first time ever, an all-female team has won the reality show “The Amazing Race.” It only took 17 seasons! Congratulations to the lucky winners, Nat Strand and Kat Chang, who took home a $1 million prize. [New York Times]
  • Women did not advance much in the nation’s boardrooms this year: In fact, 136 Fortune 500 companies still have no women executives. Catalyst, a non-profit that gathers data on women in the workplace, has all the depressing stats. [Reuters]
  • Looking for holiday gift ideas for teen girls other than lip gloss and sweatpants with the word “Juicy” across the butt? Bitch Magazine has a list of great feminist presents, including books, subscriptions to magazines and summer camp. Damn, I wish back in the day someone had given me a book called The Girls’ Guide To Rocking! [Bitch Magazine]

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Will The Next Season Of “The Amazing Race” Be Full Of Airheads?


I’ve long considered “The Amazing Race” to be the poor man’s “Survivor,” though I obviously would not turn down a shot to appear on either show (CBS, call me!). But I may just have to open up a slot in my Sunday night TV schedule if these new casting rumors are to be believed. According to Reality Fan Forum and Survivor Sucks, Caitlin Upton, aka Miss Teen South Carolina (remind yourself of her awesomeness, above), may have been cast on the show to compete with her boyfriend, Brent. And because CBS clearly didn’t want there to be too many brain cells vying for the $1 million prize, Jordan — winner of the last season of “Big Brother” and one of my faves — and her hunky boyfriend Jeff (also a housemate on the show) might be competing as well. Between the three of them, this would be the most entertaining, while also the dimmest, season ever. Please. Make. It. True. [via Dlisted.com] Keep reading »

“The Amazing Race” Welcomes A Contestant With Asperger’s Syndrome

On the Sunday premiere of “The Amazing Race,” Zev Glassenberg, a 26-year-old with Asperger’s syndrome, will become the latest reality show contestant to openly acknowledge having the disorder. We think this is very cool, but we have to ask: Why does Asperger’s get so much play in the media? First, there was Heather on cycle 9 of “America’s Next Top Model,” who rocked her socially-awkward-but-totally-hot self into a spot in the final four. Then Hugh Dancy sexed up the disorder in the super sweet movie, “Adam.” Now Jodi Picoult, the author of “My Sister’s Keeper,” is releasing a new book about a teen with a flair for forensics and an Asperger’s diagnosis. Is Asperger’s the telegenic end of the autism spectrum? While awareness is very important and while we all need to understand that it doesn’t mean a person is disabled but is differently-abled, maybe we’re ready to see some other psychological disorders in pop culture. Can we see more people with Tourette’s on TV? Or some savants? I’m really only half joking here. Keep reading »

Lesbian Ministers Make The Big Guy Proud on The Amazing Race

While we’ve complained in the past that reality TV has become a pulpit for pseudo-Christian hypocrites [Note: We have mad love for real Christians, but TV tends to attract the opportunistic and greedy do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do-types.], we were thrilled to see a pair of married lesbian ministers on this season of the Amazing Race. Though Kate Lewis and Pat Hendrickson were eliminated from the race on last night’s episode, we’re glad that they had enough time to offer this nugget of wisdom, which has thus far eluded all the other highly religious competitors in seasons prior: “We harbor no illusions that God wants us to win the Amazing Race.” Dang it, with them gone, we’re stuck rooting for the crazy Goth couple! [CBS] Keep reading »

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