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UVA Men’s Swim Team: “2 Of Us Are Gay, The Other 3 Don’t Care”

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The Internet has been abuzz lately with Tumblr blogs like I, Too, Am Harvard and I, Too, Am Oxford, which focused on the experiences of students of color amongst the mostly white populations at elite universities. Mostly the signs highlight ignorant remarks based on stereotypes students have been subjected to.

Here’s another Tumblr in the same vein, but with a slightly different take: We Are All UVA. Students of all backgrounds and sexual orientations pose holding signs hashtagged #WeAreAllUVA explaining what they contribute to the big melting pot that is the UVA campus. My absolute favorite is this one: five young men from the UVA swim team holding a sign that reads, “2 of us are gay, the other 3 don’t care.” Keep reading »

Yes, There Is A College Class On Lady Gaga

Sharpen your pencils, little monsters: The University of Virginia is offering a class on Lady Gaga called “GaGa for Gaga: Sex, Gender, and Identity.” Taught by grad student Christa Romanosky, the Lady Gaga class is a prerequisite course to essay writing on the theme of how the mama monster pushes social boundaries. Students will listen to Gaga’s music and watch her music videos, but also read about her influence on feminism and gender expression. UVA has also offered Harry Potter-themed classes to make prerequisite essay courses more interesting. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: UVA Warns Against Attacks By Strangers & Crystal Renn Walks For Chanel

  • Yeardley Love, the UVA lacrosse player found dead in her apartment over a week ago, was laid to rest this weekend. Her on-again/off-again boyfriend, George Huguely, was arrested and charged with first degree murder. While he has not been convicted — though his lawyer has already said that Love’s death was “an accident,” which does imply Huguely played a role — all evidence points to the fact that Love was killed by someone she knew. So why, wonders The Sexist, is UVA responding to this tragedy by warning students against crimes committed by strangers? [The Sexist]
  • The 16-year-old who brought rape charges against former football star Lawrence Taylor says that she’s a huge Giants fan, but didn’t recognize the former player. Also, she’s “conflicted” about what she wants to see happen to him, because “after all, he’s in the Hall of Fame and he won two Super Bowls.” My head is in my hands, people. [NY Daily News]
  • Plus-size model Crystal Renn is supposedly walking in Chanel’s 2011 Resort runway show tomorrow in Cannes, even though head designer Karl Lagerfeld quite recently said “no one wants to see curvy women.” Lagerfeld appears to be eating something — his words. [Fashionologie]

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Today’s Lady News: UVA Lacrosse Player Huguely Was Aggressive In The Past, Witnesses Say

  • UVA lacrosse player George Huguely, who is accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend, fellow UVA lacrosse player Yeardley Love, got physically aggressive with her at a party two months ago, according to two people with knowledge of the incident. Two current and one former Unversity of North Carolina lax players allegedly separated Huguely from Love during the dispute. A member of Love’s family, speaking on the condition of anonymity, also said Love once portrayed Huguely as “aggressive” when asked about him. [Washington Post]
  • A California judge has granted Chaz (née Chastity) Bono‘s petition for a gender and name change, according to the Transgender Law Center. Bono, the child of Cher and Sonny Bono, began his sex change last year. [People]
  • Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the United Nations, has penned an op-ed arguing the world needs to help the developing world lower the maternal mortality rate. “In the rich world, when a mother dies giving birth, we assume that something went wrong,” he wrote. “For women in the developing world, by contrast, dying in childbirth is simply a fact of life.” [San Jose Mercury News]

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Lotion Up With Sunscreen That Works

An environmental research and advocacy group tested a bunch of sunscreens and found that many don’t protect as well as you’d think. See, right now the FDA doesn’t require companies to test or label their products for protection against UVA radiation. I didn’t know this, especially since many sunscreens say they protect against both UVB and UVA, but apparently labels mean nothing. The Environmental Working Group analyzed 900 brand-name sunscreens and found that some of the best selling sunscreens performed worst. Check out their list of suggested ‘screens, because you don’t want people stopping you on the street to ask, “What happened to your legs?” True story. I blame my burn on faulty sunscreen. [CBS News] Keep reading »

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