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That Wife Wants You To Stop Being Racist Towards Mormons

Jenna Cole, open minded and accepting, is using twitter to alert her fans to an atrocious new form of racism: hating Magic Mormon Undies.

When her twitter followers pointed out that a religious belief is hardly on par with bigotry against genetics, Jenna attempted to sound intelligent:

@hernewleaf No no, the author wasn’t implying that Mormonism is a race. The idea is that we mock people who wear “backwards” clothing b/c we…associate that kind of thing with other cultures/races who are uneducated and somehow “less than”…This sentence was key for me: rather, mockery of Mormon temple garments as “magic underwear” could possibly be seen to reveal…latent racism that stubbornly persists among white, middle-class Americans against the various races & ethnicities of the world…whom they mentally associate with (silly or superstitious?) religious costumes worn out of ignorance or oppression.

To be fair, Jenna would know all about the “latent racism that stubbornly persists” among middle class white people out in the square states. Then again this is probably just Jenna trying to stir the pot and make money from your eyerolling. That has to be it, right? Nobody can possibly really think “laughing at the top secret magick underpants” = “racism”…right?

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Dooce’s Husband Moves Out

As predicted on GOMIBLOG nearly two weeks ago, Heather Armstrong (of dooce.com fame) and her husband are “taking a break”.

According to her latest post, her husband is no longer living in the House That Blogging Built. Her husband put up his own post titled “Yes, I’m Currently in a Trial Separation” explaining the situation:

Things have changed between Heather and I. This is true. They needed to change. I recognize that. I’ve felt that we were headed in the wrong direction, but I have allowed other issues to block me pushing for the changes. I’m not sure that I have the words to explain the devastation, pain, regret and sorrow I’ve felt the past couple of months. I’ve tried. After a very painful holiday season, this is where my life is: away from my kids; away from my wife; away from my dogs.

He goes on to say that he and Heather “are on speaking terms. It could be a lot worse. I recognize that. It doesn’t make the pain of saying goodbye everyday any less severe. ”

Dooce has also asked her husband “to find work outside of Armstrong Media.” Could this be the beginning of the end for the Dooce blog empire?

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Sarah Lacy Starts a Business, Simultaneously Conquers Sexism

Just in case anyone thinks that we just don’t have heroes like MLK anymore, I have two words for you: Sarah Lacy. Lacy used to write for TechCrunch, but left last year to start her own project. That project, a news site titled PandoDaily, has launched today. Why should you care? Because with this site Lacy has single-handedly ended sexism for all women everywhere! In one of the first posts on the site, titled “Wait a Minute. I’m a Woman AND I Started a Company?” Lacy explains how she did that whole feminism thing better than any of us could ever hope to achieve:

Aside from all this, there’s a nice side-benefit about starting PandoDaily: I can officially now call bullshit on people (usually men) who insist women don’t start companies in the Valley, because men don’t let them.

For the record: I experienced zero sexism during the process of raising money for PandoDaily. And that’s remarkable, considering I actually took my newborn baby on most pitch meetings with me. He even had a blow-out in Andreessen Horowitz’s offices. (For those who aren’t parents, a “blow-out” isn’t a hair treatment. It involves an exploding diaper. Sorry for the visual. It wasn’t pretty for AH either.) I can’t think of many industries where a new mom could bring a baby to meetings and still get a job.

That’s right catladies! If Sarah Lacy can start a business, that means any woman can! She even brought her infant son to meetings and men did NOT run away screaming! Think what this means for mothers all around the country. Forget babysitters, just take your kids with you to work and let them run wild. You’ll get promoted before lunch hour. Children should start paying you back as soon as possible for the 18 years and 9 months of freeloading they all get, it’s only fair.

Then again, maybe I’m being a bit hard on Sarahcuda, she’s not actually saying that sexism is over, per se:

I’m not saying there’s no sexism in the Valley. Like many women, I’ve certainly experienced it here and there, mostly from sad people who aren’t happy with the point they’re at in their own careers. But as I’ve said before, it’s on the margins, it’s nothing a determined entrepreneur can’t overcome and it’s something that should make you stronger.

That’s right, the only sexists around are pathetic, sad losers who don’t have any power anyway! And since Lacy is a woman, remember, her own personal experience can be used to extrapolate to all women everywhere. The glass ceiling is imaginary, if you’re a woman and you don’t get that promotion, or can’t get funding to start your business you have no one to blame but yourself. I mean, if Sarah Lacy can leverage her network of rich and powerful men, all of whom have money to burn, to fund her project then any woman can just…

Wait…

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Zappos.com User Information Compromised

Zappos.com, where young female shoe fetishists go when they’re too good to shop at Payless, has apparently had a breach. CEO Tony Hsieh sent an email to employees yesterday alerting them their servers had been hacked:

We were recently the victim of a cyber attack by a criminal who gained access to parts of our internal network and systems through one of our servers in Kentucky. We are cooperating with law enforcement to undergo an exhaustive investigation.

Because of the nature of the investigation, the information in this email is being sent a bit more formally, and unfortunately we are not able to provide any more details about specifics of the attack beyond what is in this email and the link at the end of this email, but we can say that THE DATABASE THAT STORES OUR CUSTOMERS’ CRITICAL CREDIT CARD AND OTHER PAYMENT DATA WAS NOT AFFECTED OR ACCESSED.

They announced yesterday that “On January 15, 2012, as a security precaution, we reset and expired the passwords for our customers.” The announcement included a copy of the email sent to customers explaining the action:

We are writing to let you know that there may have been illegal and unauthorized access to some of your customer account information on Zappos.com, including one or more of the following: your name, e-mailaddress, billing and shipping addresses, phone number, the last four digits of your credit card number (the standard information you find on receipts), and/or your cryptographically scrambled password (but not your actual password).

Zappos has assured customers that their credit card data was not accessed, but tells users to create a new password “to prevent unauthorized access”. At least they are being up front about it, I guess.

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Jake Lodwick Gets Married

Jake Lodwick, mostly famous for live blogging his relationship with Julia Allison, has finally married his longtime girlfriend Robin Cantrell in a quick and private ceremony.

According to Robin’s blog the two were married January 4th at San Francisco City Hall – “Just the two of us, on short notice”.

Congrats to the happy couple! Maybe now we can start calling Jake “Robin’s husband” instead of “Julia’s ex”!

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Brit Morin Releases Long Awaited Top 20 List

Brit Morin, of HelloBrit.com, continues sharing her tips for creative stupidity. She has now provided all her vitamin and egg eating fans with an inspirational list of goals for 2012.

Her top ten tips include “take photos of everything you eat”, “make something”, and “document what you wear”. These tips are certain to start an internet revolution, since no one has previously thought of doing such things. The creator of the ABCDE diet also advises her readers to “Introduce yourself to a random person at a coffee shop and ask them about their story”, because if there’s one thing people love it’s random strangers asking them about their life.

I really don’t understand why she’s trying to make herself happen as a lifestyle guru. I guess HelloBrit.com is what happens when women marry a rich guy and quit their nice job at Google to pursue fame. The sad part is, no matter how moronic her site may be she will still have a show on OWN in a year. Hooray internets!

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Dear Poor People, That Wife Says You’re Just Uneducated

Jenna Cole, head counselor of the MENSA summer camp known as “That Wife”, glories in being an uninformed ass. More importantly she enjoys attention, so she can’t possibly have a thought and keep it to herself. To that end, she spent her Thursday tweeting* about how we shouldn’t keep books in libraries because poor people don’t use them anyway:

I know this is a common argument, but low income largely use the Internet, no?…I think libraries should stop funneling so much money toward physical books and look toward digital options…buy less books, invest in more ebooks (which tax payers want) and computers/Internet…this doesn’t mean that there wouldn’t be ANY books. But I think it’s naive to say “we have to keep books b/c…all the low income people check them out all the time”. If you are low income, it’s often because you are…low educated. It would make more sense to funnel more money toward educating people. 5 Jan via Twitter for iPhone

Because people with good educations never live on the poverty line! Yes, if only the government would stop wasting money on library books and start sending everyone to college for free! That would solve EVERYTHING! Suddenly the lower class would disappear! Jenna for President!

* tweets were compiled for easier reading, separations marked by ellipses

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