Meanwhile in Norway of the Day: Gender-Specific Eggs for Boys and Girls

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Meanwhile in Norway of the Day: Gender-Specific Eggs for Boys and Girls
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Like the rest of Scandinavian countries, Norway is usually known for its progressive-mindedness when it comes to gender equality, yet the country's leading brand of dairy products Prior has created a minor controversy after unveiling their latest line of gender-branded eggs, dubbed "Princess Eggs" and "Pirate Eggs" for boys and girls respectively and complete with bright pink and dark blue packagings. Despite the ridicule that the products have drawn, Prior's parent company Nortura defended the decision by saying that they didn't want to over-think it and simply wanted to get children to eat more eggs.

Meanwhile in Sweden of the Day: Gender-swapped Children's Toy Catalogue

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Meanwhile in Sweden of the Day: Gender-swapped Children's Toy Catalogue
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The latest holiday catalogue released by Sweden's toy retail chain Top Toy is making some buzz for breaking the gender-role stereotypes in its product pages, which features girls with Nerf guns and boys with doll houses and Hello Kitty. According to Jezebel, Top Toy's gender-swapped catalogue may have been inspired in part by the widespread debate over the issue of gender equality that has been ongoing for the past few years in the Scandinavian nation. Hat tip goes to The Mary Sue.



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Lawmakers Fight for Equality Story of the Day

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Lawmakers Fight for Equality Story of the Day
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Two members of congress, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), have come out pondering whether the Secret Service prostitution scandal would have happened if more women were part of the agency.

"I can't help but keep asking this question, where are the women? We probably need to diversify the Secret Service and have more minorities and more women," said Rep. Maloney.

While Maloney and Collins make extremely valid points (as well as hint towards a bipartisan cause), this will sadly end up in the annals of Jay Leno's vortex of bad jokes for The Tonight Show.

[cnn]

Abortion Bill Amendment of the Day

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Abortion Bill Amendment of the Day
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Abortion Bill Amendment of the Day: The Virginia state Senate went ahead today with a bill that would require pregnant women to obtain an ultrasound prior to an abortion, after rejecting a Democratic senator's amendment that would have required men to undergo a rectal exam and cardiac stress test prior to obtaining erectile dysfunction medication.

The amendment

It's 2011 For This Crap of the Day

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It's 2011 For This Crap of the Day: Israelis took the streets of Beit Shemesh en masse yesterday to protest gender segregation by ultra-Orthodox Jewish extremists in the city.

Tensions have been high since Israel's Channel 2 TV station aired a special broadcast spotlighting the bullying of 8-year-old Orot girl's school student Na'ama Margol

Precious Precocious Child of the Day

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Precious Precocious Child of the Day: In the girls section at a Toys "R" Us, Riley suddenly has an epiphany: Segregating toys by gender is wrong.

At least one British toy store agrees.

[davidfuternick /