The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: The Pope’s Shift on Condoms and Jennifer Grey’s DWTS Win

The Pope’s assertion in his book that condoms may be justified in certain situations may have important effects on HIV prevention policy. [ LiveScience ]

– Pop Music Critic Jon Caramanica argues that Ke$ha holds a firm lead over Nicki Minaj in the race for best female rapper. [ New York Times ]

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend , the head of a new liberal group, American Bridge, uses outside spending to her advantage and encourages other Democrats to do the same. [ Politico ]

– Nobody puts baby in a corner! Jennifer Grey of Dirty Dancing fame won this season’s Dancing With the Stars, beating Bristol Palin and Disney Star Kyle Massey . [ Washington Post ]

– A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine concludes that daily doses of anti-AIDS pills lowers the risk of transmission of the disease in healthy people [ New York Times ]