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The Augusta National Golf Club, aka the Masters Tournament course, has decided to allow women (albeit only two) into their prestigious club in Georgia. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and financier Darla Moore are the two first female members.   Some are praising the club for this move, and noting that it represents a milestone for women in business. However, I can’t understand why any woman would even want to be part of a club that has only now, in 2012, decided to allow women to join. In a related note, the club didn't admit its first African-American member until 1990.

Phyllis Diller, celebrated comedienne, passed away this morning at the age of 95.  She will be missed terribly by the entertainment industry, by her fans, and of course by her friends and family.  She was a pioneer for funny women everywhere, her jokes unabashedly sassy, feisty and brazen.  She truly paved the way for other women entering the world of stand-up comedy, all while debunking the stereotype that women aren’t laugh-out-loud hilarious.

Though she may play a pretty little liar on the small screen, the real-life Shay Mitchell has a heart of gold. Since November 2010, the actress has been raising awareness for the Somaly Mam Foundation, a non-profit founded by trafficking survivor Somaly Mam to aid victims of modern day slavery. Through her partnership with the organization, Mitchell has done quite remarkable things, including traveling to Cambodia to visit shelters and meeting with trafficking survivors. Most recently, the starlet created her own fundraising page to support the Somaly Mam Foundation.

Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, a six-term member of Congress, wowed us on Sunday with his deep knowledge of the female body.  In an effort to explain his stance on abortion, the Republican nominee graced us with a biology lesson on women’s reproductive organs.

  In light of the recent verdict from a Moscow judge that put Russian feminist punk rock band, Pussy Riot, behind bars for two years, let’s take a look at the Russian media’s position on feminism.  A documentary made by Russian TV follows anti-feminist groups in different countries, as they conspire to fight "the war against feminism".

I've been pretty obsessed with '90s fashion lately; and so, I decided to go straight to the source for some inspiration.

Raw food gets a bad rap. People think you have to have lots of complicated equipment to make it and that it takes days to prepare anything out of a dedicated raw food cookbook. But chef Amber Shea Crawley is helping change minds and delight palates with her new collection Practically Raw. In recipes cleverly designed with variations, substitutions, and even cooked options, Crawley frees the reader to play around with living cuisine at her own pace. Crawley’s Apple Pie Smoothie recipe (below) is a great example of her simple, welcoming style.

    Icelandic actor, comedian, politician and Mayor of Reykjavík Jon Gnarr showed his support of the Pussy Riot ladies at Reykjavík pride parade this past weekend.  Gnarr rode through the streets of the Icelandic capital on a float that read "FREE PUSSY RIOT" clad in a pink dress and a balaclava mask, in solidarity with the provocative protest band that protested the Orthodox Church's support of Vladimir Putin.  This was prior to the verdict on Friday of two years in prison for each band member, on "hooliganism" charges.

Thanks to the intrepid reporters over at New York Magazine, the truth to a long-held belief among many children of the 80's can finally be revealed. Toni Basil's "Mickey," the cheerleader-style video that was once a staple of MTV (back when it stood for "Music Television") does not contain references to being poked in the brown eye, despite the line "Come on and give it to me, any way you can. Any way you wanna do it, I'll take it like a man!" As it turns out, "Mickey" was a remake of an original 1970s song by a band name Racey, who were signing about a girl named Kitty.

  The verdict is in for Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot, and it's not good. The three members were found guilty on charges of hooliganism in a trial held on Friday. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich were sentenced to two years each in prison, due to their participation in a guerrilla protest/performance in Moscow’s main cathedral back in March. That day, the women sang a “punk prayer” in which they asked the Virgin Mary to save Russia from Vladimir Putin.