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Warning: this story may drive you to drink.  In Mangalore, southern India, a group of women who were attacked last week by a mob of over 40 men for simply relaxing at a local bar. As reported by the LA Times , a Hindu extremist group, Shri Ram Sena, took responsibility for the attack, claiming that they were simply 'safeguarding Indian culture.' The group, which has been compared to the Taliban, does not believe that women should be independent, wear Western clothes, or drink alcohol. Photo of the women hanging out at the club before they were attacked.

 If you wanna know why Spidey's looking so worried, it's probably because he's been checking out the cake disasters over at the hilarious blog, Cake Wrecks.

I'm so glad to see my girl Madonna is getting back to her roots and once again (supposedly) dating a beautiful MOC (man of color). It's so obvious that these guys are her type - from her early squeeze Jellybean Benitez to baby daddy Carlos Leon, she's long gone for cute Latinos and men of mixed-ethnicity. For some reason, though, she never seems to think of these guys to be the marrying kind, instead shacking up with pasty Sean Penn and Whitey Whitestein himself, Guy Ritchie. C'mon girl, stay true to your crotch this time.

I cannot stop thinking about how pissed I am about the bonuses that all those slimy bank execs received this year. When the story first came out, they were all, 'Hey! we are so cutting costs! because we are only getting 50% of our usual bonuses this year'. But I was immediately like, wtf? You guys were greedy and made crappy deals, which has brought the entire country to its economic knees -- you should be getting NO bonuses this year! I've worked at companies before - bonuses are performance-based; you get them if you, or the entire company, does really well in a year.

Sure, we're feeling all proud about ourselves here in the US for electing our first African-American president, and rightly so. But over in Iceland, they've just got their first openly gay Prime Minister, and that makes her also the first openly gay head of state in the whole entire world, ever! Johanna Sigurdardottir is Iceland's first lipstick lesbian leader, as well as Iceland's first female Prime Minister (although they previously had a female President.

The always adorbs, unsinkable Lily Allen performed at some sort of UK nightclub recently in some sort of giant bunny costume before stripping down to this electric blue sailor-esque romper outfit. Haters can shut the F up, i think it's completely cute, and everything I want from the only ballsy comtemporary female pop singer who has not yet spontaneously combusted. I'm glad to see Lily continuing to be her cheeky  self, especially since her new album is about to be released.

                                                                     image from forums.military.com  The American military has more women fighting in the current Iraq war than in any other war in history, yet only one in ten soldiers are women.

I can haz more winterz.

As a So-Cal suburban teen, I was a die-hard Sonic Youth lover. So when Kim Gordon launched X-Girl clothing in 1994 I became an insta-fan. My favorite T-shirt was electric blue and said X-Girl in neon orange and pink and wearing it immediately helped me separate the kids I'd like to know from the ones I wouldn't: every jock would say 'X-Girl, does that mean you're a dude now?' while every music nerd would give a knowing nod of alliance.

           I tend to get super nostalgic for the accoutrement of my youth (Feather earrings! Slap bracelets! Hypercolor!), so I was overjoyed to see a few versions of the classic 80s fan earring over at Fred Flare. These things were majorly coveted by my grade-school girlfriends, and only the most fashion-forward among us even dared wear them to class. Of course, back then fashion-forward meant gross, don't talk to her so my nostalgia might be a little misplaced. Whatever. (Left: Versailles Fan Earrings. Right: Antoinette Fan Earrings.
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