Female Dentist’s Assistant Fired For Being Too Hot

  • After a female dental assistant was fired from her job because her male boss was worried that he would have an affair with her, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled the lay-off legal! [Talking Points Memo]
  • Asshole Jesse Watters mocked almost every person he interviews during his “Watters’ World” segment at NY’s Mermaid Parade, held in Coney Island every summer. [Media Matters
  • The Pixies filmed their latest music video and it’s questionably racist and misogynist. [In These Times]
  • Unfortunately, North Carolina has passed their restrictive abortion bill and is headed to the state Senate for approval soon. [CNN]
  • The director of “Middle of Nowhere,” Ava DuVernay, is apparently directing the eighth episode of ABC’s “Scandal,” according to producer Merri Howard’s announcement on Twitter. [Colorlines
  • Janet Napolitano, President Obama’s secretary of homeland security throughout his time in office, has decided to step down to be the new president of the University of California system. [NY Times]
  • After being shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ rights in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai gave a beautiful speech to the U.N. on her 16th birthday. [BBC News]
  • An 8-month-old baby boy in China was stabbed with scissors 90 times by his mother when he bit her during breastfeeding. [Huffington Post]