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Looks like Lady Gaga's meat dress isn't going to the grinder any time soon. Starting tomorrow, her 2010 MTV Video Music Awards dress will be displayed at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. When she wore it two years ago amidst U.S. soldiers affected by "don't ask, don't tell," she was making a statement that if people don't stand up for their rights, they will have just as many as a piece of meat. Now that it will be dried, preserved, and painted to restore its color, that statement
smells lives on in the nation's capital. [AP]