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So it seems that Sarah Palin has her "Mama Grizzlies" all riled up. I've really tried as of late to just tune her out because if I don't, my blood tends to boil and my eyes get blurry and I can't think or speak clearly or intelligently. Which is why I say thank heavens for the blog, or else I'd actually have to think before I spoke as opposed to easily reading over what I type. In any case, not sure if you have seen this, but here is the "Mama Grizzlies" video that's circulating through the interwebs. Read More
Juan Carlos Calamar hated his nose. He was made fun of day in and day out; it was seriously affecting his self-confidence. But now, Calomar has gotten an operation, a new nose at somewhat of a discount.The BBC has posted this story about how some Bolivian plastic surgery businesses are marketing toward people of indigenous origin, some using the words “nose deformities.” Apparently there are even ads on the radio offering half-price nose jobs. The point is to make surgery available to those who wouldn’t normally have considered it because it was too expensive. Read More
I admit it; I don’t know jack about Juggalos. What I do know is that Juggalos + tiny Tila Tequila…probably not a good idea. This is evidenced by the fact that at a recent “Gathering of the Juggalos,” Tequila was all-out attacked by the audience. Read More
And really, were they ever? They are, and have been, at the root of so many problems. Today, dealers in Zimbabwe began selling rough diamonds mined from a territory where human rights activists say soldiers killed 200 people, raped women and forced children into hard labor.  But even these stark facts barely qualify as news, now that the blood diamond trade has been flourishing for years. Read More
If you walked by any sort of newsstand this past week or spent any amount of time on the internet, you’ve seen the newest cover of TIME Magazine. If not, you should.The story at its most basic is this: 18-year-old Bibi Aisha ran away from her Taliban-connected husband’s and in-laws’ home, where she lived in a barn with livestock and was treated like a slave. About a year ago, her husband found her in Kandahar, and in the seemingly opposite of Pashtun tradition in which a man shamed by his wife has his nose removed, he cut off both her nose and her ears, leaving her to bleed. Read More
That building would be the Catholic Church.  Rice was never exactly the follower the Catholic Church dreams of.  She’s known primarily for either the seriously sexual Vampire Chronicles (the first of which was written the year Stephanie Meyer was born), or the seriously soporific Sleeping Beauty Trilogy (a BDSM series that never gets any more BDSMish than repetitive spankings).  Then there’s also that series on witches in there somewhere. Read More

Prop. 8 Rejected!

BY Nissa in Feminism

Today, in a huge win for gay rights, Federal Judge Vaughn Walker overturned Prop. 8, ruling that it was indeed unconstitutional. Like many advocates of gay rights, I have been waiting all morning to learn the outcome of this decision.  This is a great victory for civil rights, and for all people who believe in equality. Supporters of Prop. 8 have claimed that they will work to appeal the ruling. Read More
…Or what should have been seen as such, but...no, not so much for Ye Haiyan. The single mother, sex worker and activist has been detained by Chinese authorities for the organization of a mass protest of people carrying red umbrellas, banners, petitions, all promoting legalization of prostitution. According to non-profit publication  The China Development Brief, this protest was a first for China. Read More
I really like lists. I also really like The Frisky. So when I saw this article pop up in my newsletter a couple days ago, I couldn’t help but click. Kinda just thought I’d send it along to my boyfriend, make him chuckle a bit, maybe I’d get a few laughs out of it myself. Hmph.Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you…my inner monologue:“Hm…Oh…Ha ha…That’s clever…Oh, that’s silly……Uh…Hm.Um, no.…Nope.…Wow, nope, not even close.”And so on and so forth. Read More
Our own Lisa Hix has graciously shared this blog with us that she has posted over at CollectorsWeekly.com. Enjoy!   Our Bodies, Our Stilettos By Lisa Hix (Copyright Collectors Weekly 2010) A writer explains the reasons behind her love-hate relationship with high heels. Behold the power of the stiletto heel. Despite all the advances women have made, it’s one fetish we can’t seem to escape, a paradox epitomized by “Sex and the City. Read More
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