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Woman Ejected From A Water Park For Her Skimpy Bikini

Last week, Madelyn Sheaffer went to Adventure Oasis Water Park in Independence, Missouri with her teenage daughter. Sheaffer, who recently lost 100 pounds, was proud to be wearing a bikini…

Mary Odell | July 8, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Autism Awareness Advocate Carly Fleischmann

Carly Fleischmann has co-authored a book with her father, starred in a film, has 97,000 followers on Facebook, and will attend the University of Toronto in the fall.

Mary Odell | July 8, 2013 - 9:20 am

“Breaking Amish” Star Kate Stoltzfus Poses For Maxim

I don’t know what it is about TLC’s “Breaking Amish” that fascinates me so much, but I am hooked. So obviously when I found out that one of the stars,…

Mary Odell | July 6, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Scottish Politician Boycotts Golf Tournament Because Club Doesn’t Admit Women

Last week, Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, announced that he will be sending a junior minister to the British Open, a prestigious golf tournament,  instead of attending it himself.

Mary Odell | July 5, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Today In Terribleness: Bigots Try To Make “Ex-Gay Pride Month” An Actual Thing

With all the fuss over DOMA and, oh, treating gay people like equals, bigots are starting to feel really neglected. Don’t worry, folks, because the Family Research Council —famous for…

Mary Odell | July 4, 2013 - 9:00 am

It Took Almost 30 Years To Find Missing Woman’s Body In Husband’s Hoarder Home

If you’ve seen the show “Hoarders” then you can easily understand why anything, even a human body, could stay hidden for a very, very long time in the home of…

Mary Odell | July 3, 2013 - 1:30 pm

China Says To Go See Your Parents … Or Else

A lot of parents play the guilt card if you don’t visit enough. You never write! You never call, either! But China will actually fine you or throw you in…

Mary Odell | July 2, 2013 - 10:40 am

We’re Madly Jealous Of Feminist Summer Camp For High School Girls

Summer camp is the quintessential summer experience for many, but at this Manhattan-based camp, there isn’t a campfire or s’more in sight. This is Feminist Camp.

Created by…

Mary Odell | July 2, 2013 - 9:20 am

Even Sausages Are Sexist These Days

Leave it to Germany to make every kind of sausage imaginable. These Rastings sausages are designed and marketed specifically towards men or women, bearing a hyper-sexualized image of the opposite…

Mary Odell | July 1, 2013 - 7:00 pm

A Lot Of What People Think About Transgender Athletes Is Wrong

Fallon Fox received a lot of attention and abuse in March after she was forced to come out as a transgender woman. Fallon had been a professional mixed martial arts…

Mary Odell | July 1, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Jourdan Dunn Isn’t Even Mad The She Was Cut From Dior’s Show Over Her Boobs

You know the fashion industry is in a bad place when a model doesn’t mind being cut from a runway show for the size of her boobs because she’s usually

Mary Odell | July 1, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Robbery Ring Run By Barhopping Temptresses

I’m almost positive I’ve seen at least one episode of “CSI: Miami” that goes exactly as follows: A few women team up to seduce some unsuspecting men in sleazy clubs.

Mary Odell | June 30, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Study: Unattractive Workers Are More Likely To Be Bullied At Work

Apparently, the high school standards for popularity stick around even as we cross into adulthood. At least that’s what a new study conducted by associate professor of management at Michigan…

Mary Odell | June 30, 2013 - 2:00 pm

5 (Scary) Things To Know About Exploding Breast Implants

New thing to be afraid of: exploding breast implants!  The trauma is not unheard of, but the particular way in which one Beijing woman’s implants combusted just might be. After…

Mary Odell | June 30, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Check Out Adele’s Baby Boy!

Grammy-winning singer Adele has understandably chosen to keep her baby boy pretty well concealed. This is actually one of the first times we’ve gotten a glimpse of the eight-month-old. Though…

Mary Odell | June 28, 2013 - 5:30 pm

“God’s Law” Cited As The Reason Openly Gay Lawmaker Blocked From Speaking On DOMA Ruling

The striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act is an enormous victory for same-sex marriage. Alas, there are always several assholes out there to remind us that ignorance and…

Mary Odell | June 28, 2013 - 1:20 pm

5 Women Who Had No Idea They Were Pregnant

Every now and then the unthinkable happens and a baby is born to a mother that didn’t even know she was pregnant. Such stories are often met with skepticism because…

Mary Odell | June 28, 2013 - 11:00 am

Serena Williams Is Doing Apologies Wrong

Serena Williams is really not doing a great job recovering from the victim-blaming comments about the Steubenville rape that she made during an interview with Rolling Stone. Her first apology was…

Mary Odell | June 25, 2013 - 11:20 am

The Long Road To Marriage Equality in America & What This Week’s Rulings May Mean

After three months of deliberation, the Supreme Court of the United States is due to give rulings on the cases of Windsor v. United States and Hollingsworth v. Perry this…

Mary Odell | June 25, 2013 - 10:00 am

Should A Florida Mom Have Been Allowed To Bring Her Baby To Her Exam?

Naptime, feeding time … final exam? For Rebecca Mabrey, 25, of Jacksonville, Florida, that was how her and her 10-month-old baby’s afternoon was going to play out. But she was…

Mary Odell | June 25, 2013 - 9:40 am