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After testing, poking and prodding her gender chromosomes, doctors have agreed that yes, Caster Semenya is indeed a woman! So now she can cheerfully take home the gold medal she rightfully deserves. However, cheerful is not the adjective I would use to describe the way Caster and her family feel right now. After all, this shocking controversy overshadowed Semenya's triumph. As we recently reported, 18-year-old Caster Semenya, South Africa's professional female ... Read More

Get Writing!

BY Web Intern in General

You know what I wish people would do more (or frankly, start doing)? Letter writing. I don't know one single person who doesn't love going to their mailbox and discovering something besides bills, coupons and the occasional catalogue for Christmas decorations and the like. So when I moved out to the lovely New York City, I made a promise to myself to stay in touch with my pals back home through letter writing. I introduce to you Sarah Neuburger, the creative gal ... Read More

Mama Mia!

BY Web Intern in General

Like puppets? How about the theater? See the two of them together in the 'La Mama Puppet Series 3' set to run from October 8 to November 29. The annual series, which is supported by the Jim Henson Foundation and others, will open with the newest work by Theodora Skipitares. 'The Traveling Players present The Women of Troy' is a piece based on the text of Euripides and the words of the women incarcerated at Riker's Island in New York. The second production, 'A ... Read More

Live free, no DIE!

BY Web Intern in General

Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann asks fellow Republicans to go into full-on overdrive.  At a Denver conference she said, 'we should slit our wrists to join as blood brothers' against health care reform.'   Eh hem...WTF? Does Bachmann realize that one can become blood 'brothers' (or sisters, or friends) by just having a paper cut on one's finger?  or a scratch on the knee?  Why did she say Republicans should slit their wrists?  ... Read More

Pretty in Pain

BY Team Intern in General

Attention Seattleans! The White River Valley Museum in Seattle is hosting 'Suffer for Beauty' , an exhibit exploring 'ideal' female body image through the study of what else? Underwear! Through November 8th, attendees can browse turn-of-the-century bustles, old school petticoats, and mid-century, June Cleaver brassieres. Don't get any ideas--this is no peep show. Instead, the exhibits demonstrate the ever-changing concept of the female figure and the bizarre ... Read More
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