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Halloween Costume Inspiration: Rosebudding

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Rosebudding

Yes, rosebudding. What can I say? I am a weirdo who thinks Halloween costumes based on grotesque sexual non-trends are hilarious! All this costume requires is as much rose-printed clothing and accessories as you can find — the more hideous and clashing the better, as this costume is obviously not about beautiful aesthetics. Then, simply wear your iPhone or smartphone around your neck on a lanyard and when people ask, “What are you for Halloween?” you can simply reply, “Rosebudding! Check out this GIF!” They will be shocked and horrified, which is exactly what the Halloween spirit is all about! Keep reading »

Aziz Ansari’s Analogy For Why He’s A Feminist Is Simple And Perfect

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Aziz Ansari's Analogy For Why He's A Feminist Is Simple And Perfect
"It's so weirdly used in our culture."

“If you look up feminism in the dictionary, it just means that men and women have equal rights. And I feel like everyone here believes men and women have equal rights. But I think the reason people don’t clap is that word is so weirdly used in our culture. … People think feminist means like, ‘some woman is gonna start yelling at them. … If you believe that men and women have equal rights, if someone asks if you’re feminist, you have to say yes because that is how words work. You can’t be like, ‘Oh yeah, I’m a doctor that primarily does diseases of the skin.’ Oh, so you’re a dermatologist? ‘Oh no, that’s way too aggressive of a word! No no not at all not at all.’”

While I don’t think feminism needs to be centered around men, I’m certainly happy to see anyone who understands its basic definition embrace the label, including funny dudes like Aziz Ansari. There are definitely more complex aspects to feminism beyond just “men and women should have equal rights,” and feminists disagree with each other plenty, but Ansari’s analogy (shared on last night’s “Late Show with David Letterman”) for why we shouldn’t be scared to use the word or identify as such is spot on. Welcome to the club, Aziz! [Policy Mic]

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Sad Mental Mellie From “Scandal”

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Sad Mental Mellie From "Scandal"

Poor Mellie Grant. This season on “Scandal,” the spitfire First Lady is deep in mourning, losing her shit over the death of her son during last season’s finale. Sad Mental Mellie is in a bathrobe all the time, can’t stop eating greasy fried chicken and potato chips, and has no fucks to give about Fitz’s stupid political standing. She also makes for the world’s easiest, comfiest Halloween costume inspiration — and best off all, it comes with snacks! Keep reading »

13 People Confess Their Thoughts On Using Smartphones During Sex

13 People Confess Their Thoughts On Using Smartphones During Sex

Remember that episode from the first season of “Sex and the City” (which, go back and watch sometime, because the first season of that show was pretty special) when Miranda called her ex Skipper and he picked up while he was having sex with his new girlfriend? (And then he broke up with the new girlfriend because he missed Miranda, while he was “still inside” the other chick? I have this show way too memorized.) Anyway, I remember watching that scene and being like, WHO THE HELL picks up or uses their phone during sex? Um, apparently a lot of people, if this bunch of confessions from Whisper are any indication… Keep reading »

Jennifer Lawrence Calls Nude Photo Hacking “A Sex Crime”

  • Jennifer Lawrence is on the cover of the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair, and in the magazine interview, which was conducted right after nude photos of her were stolen and leaked online, she calls the scandal “a sex crime.” She addresses the incident directly, saying, “Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this. It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world.” YES, Jennifer, YES. [Vanity Fair]
  • Uh, did you know that you can have a orgasm during an ab workout?! I need to start doing more crunches. [YouBeauty]
  • Despite being convicted and sentenced to 15 months in jail, Teresa Giudice still doesn’t quite understand that she broke the law. [Jezebel] Keep reading »

“7th Heaven” Dad Stephen Collins Confesses, On Tape, To Sexually Abusing Multiple Young Girls

"7th Heaven" Dad Stephen Collins Confesses, On Tape, To Sexually Abusing Multiple Young Girls
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Actor Stephen Collins, best known for playing Reverend Camden on the TV show “7th Heaven,” admitted on a secret recording (taped during a therapy session with his estranged wife, with whom he is going through a divorce) to molesting and exposing himself to multiple young girls. In the confession, which he did not know was being taped, Collins admits to soon-to-be ex-wife Faye Grant that he molested an 11-year-old relative of his first wife, Marjorie Weinman, in New York, saying, “There was one moment of touching where her hand, I put her hand on my penis.” Asked whether he had an erection, Collins replies, “No, I mean, no. Partial, maybe I think.” He also admits to exposing himself to her multiple times after that, when she was 12 or 13 years old. He goes on to say that there were other incidents with at least two other girls in Los Angeles, where the couple lived, including a neighbor or relative of a neighbor. As for the legality of the taped confession, TMZ says, “We’re told her lawyer advised her it was legal to secretly record the conversation because in California you’re allowed to secretly record conversations to gather evidence the other person committed a violent felony … and molesting a child under the age of 14 qualifies.” According to TMZ, the tape is now in the hands of the NYPD and that officers were flown out to Los Angeles to interview Grant about the, at the current count, three victims.

You can listen to the confession above, but warning: it’s stomach-turning. [TMZ]

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