Daily Beast & Ann Taylor
Turmoil continues in Libya, people won’t—or can’t—stop talking about Charlie Sheen, and some interesting happenings in the world of sex education. Take a look back at what happened this week.
- Violence continued in Libya, as the country teetered on the brink of civil war. Rebels have stated that they won’t negotiate with Gaddafi, and have urged for foreign intervention. The international community debated sending warships and conducting air strikes to speed Gaddafi’s downfall, but Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that the U.S. isn’t ready to commit military action. President Obama did, however, make his most forceful statement yet this week, saying “let me just be very unambiguous about this. Colonel Qaddafi needs to step down from power and leave.” Additional pressure came from the UN, which suspended Libya from the UN Human Rights Council, and the Hague announced it would open an investigation into crimes against humanity committed by Gaddafi and his regime. More than 1,000 Libyans have reportedly been killed so far.
- How much do we love to spin the Charlie Sheen story? Let us count the ways: a casting couch for his replacement on Two and a Half Men, moments from that “winningest” interview, the poetry of Charlie Sheen, Charlie Sheen quotes paired with New Yorker cartoons, and (my personal favorite) cats quoting Charlie Sheen.
- Speaking of high-profile meltdowns, Christian Dior designer John Galliano also caused an uproar when a video of his drunken, anti-Semetic rants surfaced after his anti-Semetic remarks last week at a bar in Paris. He’s since been fired from Dior, and reportedly Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell are urging him to check into rehab.
- It was also quite an interesting week in sex ed. A study from the medical journal Lancet found that half of men may be infected with human papillomavirus, or HPV. The virus can lead to cervical cancer in women, who have been recommended to be vaccinated against it. U.S. vaccine advisers are now debating whether to roll out similar recommendations for men. Then there was a CDC survey that found that teen virginity is on the rise, not something you hear every day. And, finally, that Northwestern sex demonstration. We’ll let you read here for more about that.