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BREAKING NEWS!!! New White House Scandal!!!

“Shoegate” No, seriously. From WaPo: A White House counsel known for her shoes It may say more about Washington than White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler that she’s known in the West Wing for her fabulous shoes. Ruemmler first attracted attention … Continue reading

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It’s Different When We Do It

Garance Franke-Ruta at Slate: It seems to me–and I touched on this a bit a 2009 Slate piece–that a simple distinction between the two worlds in which women today operate can help us think about this: They are the system … Continue reading

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Facepalm – VP Edition

Biden: ‘This Isn’t Your Garden-Variety Slap across the Face’ Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a new domestic-violence-reduction initiative in Maryland this morning. Unfortunately, Biden’s choice of words seemed to downplay certain forms of domestic abuse: We’ve learned that certain behaviors … Continue reading

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Just The Facts

I see this: This stat is horrendous beyond words: The leading cause of death for pregnant women is homicide http://t.co/uNV79FwKwm #IWD — Peter Daou (@peterdaou) March 8, 2013 So I did some checking. Yahoo: The article that everyone is buzzing … Continue reading

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Whose War On Women?

Yesterday by Maureen Callahan in the NY Post: “I had a young reporter asking tough, important questions of an Obama Cabinet secretary,” says one DC veteran. “She was doing her job, and they were trying to bully her. In an … Continue reading

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Get A Grip!

So FLOTUS shows up on the Jimmy Fallon show last week to do “The Evolution of Mom Dancing”. Not my cup of tea but different strokes for different folks. While we do expect a certain amount of decorum in affairs … Continue reading

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Jezebel: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Goes to 7 Continents, Finds Exotic People to Use as Props For the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, the magazine photographed models on all 7 continents. A world tour of ill-fitting “swim” wear! But sometimes … Continue reading

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