The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: Granny Fashion, Grizzlies, and Fetal Pain

-Has Elaine Benes of Seinfeld , with her long floral skirts , blazers with padded shoulders, and granny shoes with socks, become the summer’s downtown fashion muse? [ New York Times ]

-A new Australian study says women can blame their brothers for not getting laid earlier. [ MSNBC ]

-Sarah Palin endorses Nevada wingnut Sharron Angle and adds to her “mama grizzly” pack. [ Politico ]

-Experts say that Nebraska’s restrictive new abortion ban faces an uphill battle . [ Salon ]

-Insufferable New York moms demand foreign-speaking nannies for their children. [ New York Times ]