• rolling stone boston bomber cover

    Thursday’s news in under 2 minutes.

        1. The suspected Boston bomber Jahar Tsarnaev has been featured on the cover of Rolling Stone, in the style of a rock superstar. The magazine includes a feature story about the teenager, covering how he was ‘failed by his family, fell into radical Islam and became a monster’. The cover has drawn criticism, and is [read more]

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    Everything you thought about the male libido is wrong.

        By JENNA PRICE The rampaging male libido is dying, killed by stress and exhaustion. That’s the news from Australian sex therapists, either from their own clinical practice or from research. Which is kind of a relief, isn’t it? Not the stress and exhaustion bit (been there, done that) but the fact that men [read more]

  • Parenting support services also tend to focus on mothers, meaning that fathers either feel unwelcome, or find the service irrelevant.

    “While my little girl was giggling, this little boy was gasping for his last breaths”

          By LUCY GREY On Friday 12th July I was getting ready to go away for the weekend with my family, including our two daughters aged one and two. I was trying to pack the car in the space of a Playschool episode and watching my one- year old crawl enthusiastically from one [read more]

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    She went from a BMI of 22.5 to 16.5. Because of this.

            By NATALIA HAWK It’s time for a bit of honesty. I weigh 61 kgs. My stomach is not flat. I don’t have a box gap. Bits on my arms jiggle. I have big boobs and an arse to match. There’s cellulite on my thighs. And it’s taken me 22 years to [read more]

  • Mean Gurlz

    Mean Gurlz. You’re welcome.

        By ROGUE TEAM Watch this video and consider your day made. Seriously:   #SPLITSONTREES What did you think of Mean Gurlz?

  • rollingstonebostonbomber

    The latest Rolling Stone cover has pissed a lot of people off.

          By MAMAMIA ROGUE This is the latest cover of US Rolling Stone: That’s Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Yeah. It’s caused a bit of a shitstorm. A lot of stores have refused to sell the issue and many people, particularly in Boston, are voicing major opposition. The main concern being raised is that [read more]

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    6 ways that NOT having a kid actually makes life harder.

            By Mamamia ROGUE So having a kid is ridiculously rewarding and fills you with a kind of love that you’ve never known and it’s just so awesome and it changes your priorities for the better and blah blah blah love love love. Yes – understood. ALL THE LOVE ETC. What we [read more]

  • Leah with her mum and baby girl

    Dear Mum – there are a few important things I’d like to tell you…

      BY LEAH CARTER Dear Mum, I know it’s been a whole five hours since we last spoke on the phone, but how are you? Learned to use Facebook yet? Decided to put punctuation in your text messages? How many strangers have you shown a picture of my baby to in, say, the last five [read more]

  • third gender

    Meet the world’s third gender.

            By MAMAMIA TEAM This is Leo Tanoi. He was raised as the third gender. Tanoi has played Rugby League from the age of 13, as a way of asserting his identity and in the early 90s, he played in the first grade for the Cronulla Sharks. Today, if you met him, [read more]

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    BLOG: The number one beauty complaint of busy women. Solved.

    By NICKY CHAMP Late nights, sleepless babies, salty food, zero exercise and Candy Crush addictions all suck the life out of the delicate skin around your eyes. But don’t stress because salvation lies in concealer, lots and lots of concealer. Welcome to (hopefully) a new series of beauty GIF – animated files for the uninitiated [read more]

  • Farrah Abrahams, the cover of her sex tape and the cover of Kim Kardashian's tape

    MIA: Yesterday I watched a stranger have sex & it made me sad. (NSFW)

            By MIA FREEDMAN Yesterday I accidentally watched a woman I didn’t know have anal sex. And it made me really sad. Her name was Farrah Abraham, she’s an American MTV reality star and I watched her having butt sex while my kids played across the room on the other side of [read more]

  • "If there’s to be no yelling, what’s left in our parental arsenal?"

    Open Post: We’ve got a bunch of news.

    By MAMAMIA TEAM Hello there and welcome to Open Post. For the first-timers, this is a weekly tradition on Mamamia where we come together and have a chat about what’s been happening in our lives. We share stories, trade advice and it’s also a chance for us to update you on what’s happening on the [read more]

  • This.

    My messy life just got a little bit cleaner.

            By JO ABI Remember the days when your mum would spit on a tissue or hanky and try to clean your face? Remember how you’d try to make a run for it but she’d grab you and start rubbing away while you squirmed and complained? Eventually she learned to sneak up [read more]

  • emma roberts

    BREAKING: Julia Roberts’ niece arrested for domestic violence.

          1. Emma Roberts arrested for domestic violence. TMZ are reporting that Julia Roberts’ niece Emma has been arrested for domestic violence in an incident in Canada. The 22-year-old was taken into custody on July 7 after getting in an altercation with her boyfriend, Evan Peters who stars in American Horror Story. According to [read more]

  • Cory Monteith

    Wednesday’s news in under 2 minutes.

        1. The cause of Glee actor Cory Monteith‘s death has been revealed. The 31-year-old actor died of “a mixed-drug toxicity involving heroin and alcohol” according to The British Columbia Coroners Service. Monteith’s death was confirmed earlier this week after he was found in his hotel room on Saturday morning after failing to check [read more]

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    F#@K YES! The best feminist rant you will ever see.

              By MAMAMIA ROGUE Need a new spirit animal? We’ve got you covered. Introducing Krystal, a feminist blogger who has been making serious noise on the internet in the last few months, thanks in large part to this brilliant video about feminism (caution: REALLY NSFW. But totally worth it):     [read more]

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    This really happened: MP grabs female colleague during abortion debate.

          By ROSIE WATERLAND A lawmaker in Ireland is upset about being called sexist, after he drunkenly pulled a female member of parliament onto his lap during a debate about abortion. Let me say that again: HE WAS DRUNK AND PULLED A FEMALE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT ONTO HIS LAP DURING A DEBATE ABOUT [read more]

  • MEan Girls

    BLOG: CLEO compares life in Parliament House to the Mean Girls movie.

    By JAMILA RIZVI Jessica Rudd, the daughter of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has described working in Parliament House as akin to the movie Mean Girls. You know, the one about bitchy high school behaviour, cliques and general schoolgirl nastiness. Given the past three years Jess and her family have had to endure, I’m not at [read more]

  • It was her birthday.

    Hey Facebook! Next time, be more awesome on my birthday.

          By ANONYMOUS It was my birthday a few days ago. All in all, it was a lacklustre event. I mean, I’m no spring chicken, and it wasn’t a milestone year, but everyone still wants to be made a fuss of and feel a bit special on their birthday, even if it isn’t [read more]

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    If you laugh at this picture are you racist?

        By MAMAMIA ROGUE So Mia recently posted this picture on her FB page Mia Freedman Online, along with this status: “This is an an actual book that my friend @wendysquireswriter ‘s brother brought back from Thailand.” Cut to the shit (no pun intended) totally hitting the fan. A bit of a comment war [read more]

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    Superior mummy. The most accurate portrayal of passive aggressive parenting ever.

    By MAMAMIA TEAM “I’m not saying I’m a better mother than you; I’m just saying you’re a worse mother than I am.” – Superior mummy. And therein lies the key to passive aggressive parenting. It’s also the Twitter bio for Superior Mummy, a hilarious account you should follow now even if you don’t kids or [read more]

  • He thought it was the best thing to do. For us.

           By ANONYMOUS I remember the day I became an adult: I was 18. I moved from a country town, right across Australia to a large city. To look for a job, to decide what I wanted to do with my life after finishing school. I didn’t know many people but I was [read more]

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    This woman is too attractive to work. The justice system says so.

                By MELISSA WELLHAM Both Derek Zoolander and Samantha Brick have taught us that being really, really ridiculously good-looking isn’t always easy. But this week, one woman has actually been discriminated against for being too attractive. But don’t stress about it too much, because the justice system says that it’s [read more]

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    The one thing I can’t leave the house without.

            By MAMAMIA TEAM They say that eyes are the windows to the soul. We say, forget that. A woman’s handbag is the window to her soul. After all – the contents of a woman’s handbag will tell you everything you need to know, and probably some things you didn’t want to [read more]

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    Fluff: Princess Charlene responds to ‘runaway bride’ rumours.

        1. Monaco’s Princess Charlene has broken her silence. Cast your minds back to the Royal Wedding, no, not that one, the other one with Monaco’s Prince Albert II and South African former swimmer Charlene Wittstock – remember her tears and the perfunctory kiss that sealed the wedding deal? She’s given a rare interview [read more]

  • Kim Ho

    Tuesday’s news in under 2 minutes.

    1. A 17-year-old Australian high school student has written a film about a young male student who has fallen in love with his male best friend. Kim Ho‘s video, The Language of Love, has been viewed almost 150,000 times on YouTube since it was uploaded earlier this year.  Ho originally wrote a monologue that was entered [read more]

  • baby

    Was this just a series of incredibly unfortunate events?

          By LUCY ORMONDE Caleb Folbigg was just 19 days old when he died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) – or ‘cot death – in 1989. Patrick Folbigg was next. He was eight months old when he died from a suspected epileptic fit in 1991. Sarah Folbigg was 10 months old when [read more]

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    SHARE: The best case for public breastfeeding you’ll ever hear.

      By MAMAMIA TEAM It’s astounding that in 2013 mothers are being discriminated against for breastfeeding their babies in public. The fact that women are made to feel embarrassed and ashamed for doing one of the most natural things in the world is beyond absurd. It was only in January that Sunrise co-anchor, David Koch [read more]

  • post its

    Introducing: F*ck It therapy.

    Warning: Best not continue reading this post if you have a problem with the “F” word. No, not “Facebook” or “flamboyant”. The rude one. By MAMAMIA TEAM Are you worried about your weight? Fuck it. Are you stressed out about your job? Fuck it. Are you panicking about what school the kids should go to [read more]

  • Kevin Rudd has arrived in PNG to try and find a solution for the large numbers of boat people, another potent Abbott attack point.

    So the Federal Government has scrapped the carbon tax…

        By MICHELLE GRATTAN As today’s Nielsen poll shows Labor and Coalition 50-50 on the two-party vote, Kevin Rudd is doing what has been expected – he’s narrowing the policy gap between himself and Tony Abbott over carbon pricing. With Labor’s primary vote leaping to 39%, up 10 points since last month, and Rudd [read more]