The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: June 10, 2010

- Fresh off her Super Tuesday win, California GOP candidate Carly Fiorina was caught on an open mic taking a jab at opponent Barbara Boxer ’s hair . Looks like the gloves are off in the Senate race DoubleX ’s Sara Libby dubbed “The Best Female Political Showdown Ever .” [ Huffington Post ]

- The Indian government has proposed new legislation that could make it easier for couples to get divorced. Up until now, a divorce would (in most cases) be granted by the courts only if both spouses mutually consented. [ BBC ]

- Paternal leave becomes the norm for Swedish fathers . [ New York Times ]

- Author Barbara Kingsolver wins the Orange Prize for Fiction with her latest novel, The Lacuna . [ The Millions ]

Photograph of Carly Fiorina from Justin Sullivan/Getty Images