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The male birth-control pill, unisex bathrooms, feminist tabloids and more!

By Page Rockwell
April 29, 2006 3:00AM (UTC)
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Reuters: Hormonal birth-control options for men are testing well -- test subjects were fertile again within four months of going off the (male) pill.

Seattle Times: Students at Seattle Pacific University debate whether a recent online beauty contest promotes unrealistic standards of beauty and eating disorders, or is just about "appreciation of these beautiful women" and stuff.

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AllAfrica: Gambia ratifies some of the U.N. women's rights protocols.

Boston Globe: Ally McBeal be damned, Massachusetts nixes unisex bathrooms.

Associated Press: Rosie O'Donnell is replacing Meredith Viera on "The View." Viewers everywhere pray she'll dial down the show's saccharine levels, and maybe get in a dust-up with Star Jones over gastric bypass surgery.

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Also from the AP:Your tax dollars at work -- congressman takes flak for hitting a late-night frat party.

New York Times: Shortly after saying it wouldn't pull copies of the partly plagiarized "How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life" from bookshelves, Little, Brown changed its mind and is recalling all copies of the book. The, er, "author" still claims she plagiarized unintentionally.

Nerve: The Scanner blog rates the feminism of the latest issues of Us Weekly, InTouch and Star magazines. Star wins.


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