Don’t read this if you don’t want to cry. Police have found the body of Shaniya Davis, a 5-year-old in Fayetteville, North Carolina, who went missing last week after her mother sold her daughter’s body for sex trafficking. Shaniya’s mother, Antoinette Nicole Davis, reported her daughter missing from their mobile home last week. But surveillance video allegedly showed Shaniya entering a hotel with a man named Mario Andrette McNeill, who has since been charged with first-degree kidnapping. Earlier today, police said “reliable information” led them to Shaniya’s body on land near a roadway by Sanford, NC. Davis has been charged with felony child abuse, prostitution and filing a false police report—and being the worst mother in the history of the world. We’re not particularly religious people, but when we hear stories about kids and sex abuse, especially ones like this, we get all sentimental. Here’s hoping there’s an angel somewhere who scooped this little girl up and gave her the life she’ll never get to live. [CNN] Keep reading »
Rape sucks. So does getting mugged. But by disguising yourself as a life-sized Coca-Cola machine whenever you’re out late at night and feel threatened, you can hide from the bad guys! Seriously? Seriously. According to Bust magazine, Japanese designer Aya Tsukioka has invented an ankle-length skirt constructed from fabric that can be pulled upside down and assembled into a somewhat realistic-looking Coke machine (albeit one with feet poking out from the bottom). What inspired Tsukioka to make her safety skirt? She says a trick used by ninja assassins who would cloak themselves in black blankets in the dark.
Hopefully, while studying the ways of ninja assassins, Tsukioka picked up some self-defense moves that could actually save her because methinks this “Project-Runway”-challenge-gone-wrong won’t work. Here’s hoping she’s using the skirt as street theater to make a statement about the lengths women will go to in order to protect themselves. [Bust Magazine] Keep reading »
This weekend, January Jones
‘ guest-hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live”
turned out to be a disappointing failure. Fart jokes? Really?
But at least the “Mad Men”
princess got a few giggles out of me with a “Ladies’ Guide To Party Planning.” The best part is when she has to go to the bathroom and leaves for the woods with a paper bag. Keep reading »
For years, only six people knew the true identity of Belle, an anonymous call girl who wrote about her adventures in sex work at the blog Diary of a London Call Girl. While her blog became an international hit, she published several books, and Showtime picked up a TV series based on the book called “Secret Diary of a Call Girl,” only half a dozen people in the world knew the real Belle! Many assumed the nom de plume concealed a raunchy male identity; one popular theory was that Toby Young, the former Vanity Fair journalist and author of How To Lose Friends And Alienate People, penned the blog and books.
But this weekend, Belle finally outed herself—yes, herself. “There is … an ex-boyfriend with a big mouth lurking in the background,” the Times of London reported and “outing herself while she still has a measure of control over how it happens seems the sensible option.”
Drumroll, please … Keep reading »
What had the cool girls muffling their laughter in the cubicle this week? These were the most popular stories of the week on The Frisky:
Most Read: Dear Wendy: I Want More From My F*** Buddy
Most ReTweet-ed: Michelle Obama Gives Really Good Dating Advice Keep reading »
Man, I think Nadya Suleman is really mentally ill. I mean, really mentally ill. I have no idea why her 14 children are still living in her house. After reading all about the Suleman kids in a forthcoming New York Times Magazine article, I feel fine saying her fetishistic breeding of children, plus plopping said children in front of video crews, constitutes child abuse. Yep, child abuse.
But she isn’t the only person we should be upset with; so many others are enabling what Octomom is doing with her kids. From the doctors who put the in-vitro eggs into Suleman to the film crew to the people who buy gossip mags about her kids — they are all contributing to this insane fetishism. The poor kids are the ones who’re suffering!
After the jump, 15 things I learned from the Times article on Octomom so you, too, can lose hope for our culture if this is what constitutes “parenting” these days. Keep reading »
If you use Twitter, you know that in the lower right-hand corner of your page, there is always a list of the top 10 “trending topics” that tells you what everyone is tweeting about. Sometimes everyone’s got “paranormal activity” or Taylor Swift on the brain, but oftentimes, people sound off on random topic ideas. Fun, right?
Well, things “a real wife …” should do has become a trending topic on Twitter and just wait until you read the hardy-har-har list of things people have come up with! I know some people are being silly and joking, but it’s got to be some statement on gender roles if literally hundreds of people are suggesting “a real wife” should keep her man happy with food and sex. Or maybe these clowns are just confusing a real wife with “A Real Housewife”? After the jump, the most barf-tastic, as well as funniest, favorites. Keep reading »