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Today’s Lady News: 12-Year-Old Child Bride Dies In Childbirth

  • How sad: a 12-year-old girl who was a child bride in Yemen died of severe bleeding after struggling to give birth for three days. Fawziya Adullah Youssef’s father married her to a 24-year-old farmer when the girl was only 11-years-old. [Daily Mail]
  • At a conference in Vienna, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke out against human trafficking, especially sex slavery, and warned that the global finance crisis will “likely aggravate the problem further.” [AP]
  • Anorexic and bulimic model Kate Dillon confessed that she once purged for 10 days and then received a compliment from an editor at Vogue that she’d never looked better. “I remember thinking, ‘Wow, if this is what it takes to be told I look great, I don’t want to do this anymore,’” Dillon said. After a two-year break from the modeling industry, Dillon returned as a so-called “plus-size” model at a size 12. [Fox News]
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    Today’s Lady News: Paris Hilton And Sarah Palin Are Quote-Worthy, Says Oxford Book

  • Grandly overstating their relevance, Sarah Palin and Paris Hilton will have quotes included in the venerable Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Palin’s quote? “What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull? Lipstick.” We would have thought Hilton’s quote would be “That’s hot,” but for some reason it’s this: “Dress cute wherever you go, life is too short to blend in.” [NY Daily News]—Deeeeep, man.
  • It’s back-to-school time! At universities, this time of year means a serious discussion about preventing sexual assault on campus. Yet most of the rape prevention focus is on making young women’s behaviors safer, says author Jaclyn Friedman, instead of informing young men there is zero tolerance against sexual coercion and rape. Friedman says young women are given messages like “Don’t hook up! Don’t dress provocatively! Watch your drink! Actually, don’t drink at all! Always stay with a friend! Don’t stay out too late! Don’t walk home alone!” But what about the guys? [American Prospect]
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    Today’s Lady News: Thou Shalt Not Flirt With Thy Parishioners

  • Holy hell! A Baylor University study of over 3,500 chicks found one in every 33 who goes to worship services at least once a month has been on the receiving end of sexual advances by a religious leader. This happened despite the fact that clergy-congregation sexual relationships are illegal in two states and 36 denominations have rules explicitly saying “thou shalt not hit on your parishioners.” [Washington Post]—Yet another example of porn plots which are inappropriate for real life.
  • The Wall Street Journal frets that women might feel “betrayed” by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love. Why? The most famous single woman since Bridget Jones got married and wrote a book (Committed) about it. [WSJ]—Umm, women never looked up to her as some kind of feminist icon. We’re just jealous she got to travel to Italy, India and Bali to recover from her divorce while we get stuck nursing breakups in our apartments.
  • The U.K. briefly considered liberalizing their TV ad restrictions allowing condom commercials to air before 9 p.m. and permitting spots for abortion services, but they postponed a decision on the matter after 40,000 people responded. The teen pregnancy rate is at its highest in the past decade. [Daily Mail]
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    Today’s Lady News: Tila Tequila Accuses Shawne Merriman Of Allegedly Choking Her. Ugh.

    • A Shot At Love‘s Tila Tequila says Shawne Merriman, linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, allegedly choked and restrained her while she tried to leave his house. After Tequila called 911, Merriman went to jail while she went to the hospital. Merriman’s rep told TMZ Ms. Tequila allegedly drank a few too many and he was trying to keep her from driving; she Tweeted that she’s allergic to alcohol so that’s b.s. [Dlisted, RadarOnline]—Celeb domestic violence: not hot.
    • Lubna Al-Hussein, the Sudanese journalist who worked for the United Nations and faced 40 lashes for wearing pants in public, has been spared the whipping and received a fine of $209 instead. Her lawyer said she will continue to challenge Sudan’s “decency law” and not pay the fine. [CNN]
    • Last week, the FDA approved a second morning-after pill called Next Choice for over-the-counter use. Like Plan B, the existing emergency contraception on the market, Next Choice can prevent pregnancy if taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. [AP, Examiner.com]
    • Do you think this ad for the TV show “Nip/Tuck” sexualizes sweatshops? One blog objects to the way rows of sexily dressed Asian women are shown sewing up a woman’s body (the show is about plastic surgeons). [Angry Asian Man via Feministing]
    • Patricia Mauceri, an actress on “One Life To Live,” says she was fired from the soap opera after she objected to a gay-friendly storyline. Mauceri’s character, Carlotta Vega, was supposed to confront homosexuality somehow in an upcoming plot. Mauceri alleges that as a devout Christian, she objected to the plotline. Allegedly, “One Life To Live” wasn’t having any of that, so Mauceri was fired and quickly replaced. [Fox News]—Please, no one introduce her to Carrie Prejean.

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    Today’s Lady News: How Many Beers Would It Take A Yale Student To Screw You?

    • Yale students are sending an email around to each other rating how many beers it would take them to screw dozens of female members of the freshman class of 2013. Girls get ranked by things like “sobriety,” “five beers” or “ten beers.” [NBC]—The children are our future, everybody!
    • A lawsuit’s a-brewin’ in California over a mandatory 45-minute lesson for kindergarten through fifth-graders which teaches students about diversity, LGBT families and the harmfulness of teasing. Some parents of kids in the Alameda Unified School District are very considered about this “indoctrination.” [Fox News]—”Indoctrination” was their word, not mine.
    • Miyuki Hatoyama, the wife of Japan’s incoming prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, said in a book called The Most Bizarre Things I’ve Encountered, that her spirit was abducted by a UFO and flown to Venus. [Fox News]

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    Lady News: Lil Mama Apologizes For What She Said About A Tranny

    • Rapper Lil Mama issued an apology for a comment she made about trannies on MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew.” As a judge on the show, Mama chastised Leiomy Maldonado, a ‘transgender Beyonce,‘ and said, “Leiomy, come on. Your behavior…it’s unacceptable. I just feel that you always have to remember your truth. You were born a man and you are becoming a woman. If you’re going to become a woman, act like a lady.” After an LGBT group complained to her and MTV, Lil Mama apologized. [GLAADblog]
    • Actress Hope Davis talked about how it takes a bangin’ makeup artist and a costumer to turn her into Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who she is playing in a biographical film about the Clintons and former British prime minister Tony Blair. “The pantsuits have been made exactly to spec. There are some bright pantsuits,” she said. [NYTimes]
    • Tyler Perry will write, direct and produce an adaption of the play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf,” by Ntozake Shange, a series of 20 poems about black women’s experiences with love, domestic violence, and other issues. [Variety]
    • Teachers in Britain lashed out at advertisers for contributing to the “sexualization” of children by “infiltrating” their lives with too-sexy toys. The National Union of Teachers said girls, pre-teen and teen girls suffer from “inappropriate” toys, tee shirts and lingerie, like Bratz dolls, padded bras, and shirts which say stuff like “So many boys, so little time.” NUT (not a good acronym, guys) advised the government to set up a commission to regulate the advertising industry and be more “socially responsible” for youngsters. [Guardian]

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