The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: March 3, 2010

- Governor Paterson allegedly enlisted a friend and state worker, Deneane Brown , to make the assault accusations against his senior aide “go away .” [ New York Times ]

- Julianna Smoot replaces Desirée Roger s as Obama’s White House social secretary, swapping outsider cool for a woman experienced in “donor maintenance.” [ Washington Post ]

- The most popular film on Hulu is a 1990 fantasy of prepubescent rape, A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell . [ The Big Money ]

-SNL will host a ” Women in Comedy” special in April with Tina Fey , as well as Amy Poehler , Molly Shannon , and, maybe but not necessarily, Betty White . [ Jezebel ]

-A survey of men and women trying to avoid pregnancy found that 43 percent of men would be pleased by a surprise little tyke . Only 20 percent of women agreed. [ Feministe ]