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Escaped Yemeni Child Bride Tells Her Tale

Child Bride
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The plight of a child bride is a sad one. Read More »
Child Labor Stats
Sadly, research shows child labor is on the rise. Read More »
Child Porn At NYU
Daughter wants "artsy" footage dad filmed out of NYU's archives. Read More »
Nada Al-Ahdal
Nada al-Ahdal Will Not Be A Child Bride

In impoverished Yemen, the forced marriage of young girls is not an uncommon practice. According to the UK’s Daily Mail, men will pay poor families a “bride price” for their young daughters, so marrying off girls as young as Nada al-Ahdal, 11, happens often. There is also a traditional belief that if girls are married when they are young, they will live away from temptation and will grow up to be obedient wives. Keep reading »

British Prime Minister Reveals Crackdown On Internet Porn

Tumblr Pornpocalypse
The Soapbox:Even Tumblr Can't Save Us From The “Pornpocalypse”
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Better Porn Watching
7 Steps For A Better Porn-Watching Experience
Amelia shares helpful hints for a better porn watching experience. Read More »
Internet Porn Keyboard

David Cameron, British Prime Minister, has announced that every household will now be blocked from viewing online porn and other adult materials unless they specify that they would like the block to be removed. He has also announced that it is now a criminal offense to possess porn that depicts rape or simulated rape, reports the Daily Mail.

These laws are an attempt to clean up the internet and block children from accessing violent porn on the internet without their parents’ knowledge. The laws also hope to at least decrease the amount of rape-depicting porn available to people. By the end of the year, all new customers setting up an Internet account will have to select whether or not they would like adult content to be available. Having the block on adult material will be the default setting. David Cameron said, “We are taking action to help clean up the internet and protect a generation of children from often extreme online pornography.” Keep reading »

Norwegian Woman Raped In Dubai Is Finally Pardoned

Sexting In Dubai
A couple was jailed in Dubai simply for sending sexy texts. Read More »
New "Rape" Definition
A new definition of rape has been approved by the FBI. Read More »
Another Gang Rape
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Another woman has been gang raped on a bus in India. Read More »
Marte Deborah Delelv

Last Tuesday, Marte Deborah Delelv of Norway was sentenced to 16 months in prison. Her crime? She reported being raped by a colleague while on a business trip in Dubai to the police. According to the Daily Mail, when she first reported the alleged rape in March, she was thrown in jail for four days because she had consumed alcohol. She was then charged with having sex outside of marriage and received her 16-month sentence. Her alleged rapist received only a 13-month sentence. Finally, however, Delelv has been pardoned for being raped and is allowed leave Dubai and return home, reports Associated Press. Unfortunately, she no longer has a job.

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Sex Trafficking Ring Busted In New Jersey

It is easy to think of sex trafficking as something that only happens far off in Asia or in the movie Taken. But human trafficking happens in America as well. This week, in Lakewood, New Jersey, Jose Cruz “Chato” Romero-Flores, along with his girlfriend and four male associates, were arrested in a human trafficking bust, reports USA Today.

Romero-Flores allegedly ran three brothels in Lakewood and filled them with women lured from their homes in Latin America with promises of jobs as house cleaners or babysitters. In these brothels, women were forced to serve up to 40 clients in a single day.

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Study: Long-Distance Relationships Can Make Stronger Bonds Than Face-To-Face Relationships

Long Distance Can Rock!
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20 reasons why long distance relationships can be pretty awesome. Read More »
10 Simple Relationship Tips
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These tips might save your relationship! Read More »
Distance and trust
My long distance relationship didn't have trust. Read More »
Woman Video Chatting

Speaking from experience, long-distance relationships can be the worst. Missing your significant other leads to frustration, which leads to anger, which leads to fights that can’t end in sex and snuggling. For some reason, people keep trying them and sometimes they even work out in the end. In fact, a study conducted by Crystal Jiang, from the City University of Hong Kong, and Jeffrey Hancock, from Cornell University, has found that people in LDRs are more likely to form strong bonds than couples who see each other in person regularly.

In the study, as reported in Science Daily, dating couples in both long distance and geographically close relationships were asked to report their daily interactions over the course of a week. This included face-to-face talking, texting, phone calls, emails, video chat, and social media. The couples were also asked to report how much they shared about themselves and how intimate they felt with their partner during these interactions.

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Jogger Caught On Video Pooping In Man’s Yard

10 Poop Bandits
The Top 10 Poop Bandits
Some criminals leave behind a smelly surprise. Read More »
Poop Revenge
You can send someone revenge poop in the mail through an online service. Read More »
Rainbow Poop?
The future of our poop. Watch »
Poop Jogger

One woman in New Mexico has a really bad habit of pooping in the same man’s yard on her morning runs. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, has described the attacks as “malicious fecal distribution,” according to Daily Mail.

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Kris Jenner Can’t Figure Out Why Kim and Kanye Don’t Just Marry

North West on Talk Show?
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Is Kris Jenner already using North West for her own benefit? Read More »
Fake North West Photos
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Kim Kardashian leaked fake baby photos, which is actually genius. Read More »
Live Up To Her Name!
Kim Kanye baby name
10 ways Kim and Kanye's baby can live up to the name "North West." Read More »
Kris On Kim's Sex Tape
Rumor has it Kris Jenner encouraged Kim's infamous sex tape . Read More »
Kris Jenner on Jimmy Kimmel

Kris Jenner may be the most over-involved parent of all time, but I have yet to witness an incident where she has been this oblivious. For some reason, Kris Jenner can’t figure out why Kim Kardashian and Kanye West aren’t married yet. Kris Jenner appeared on “The Talk” yesterday and, naturally, was asked about Kim, her new baby, North West, and Kim’s relationship with Kanye West. Co-host Sara Gilbert asked Jenner, “Are Kim and Kanye going to get married and are you upset about it?” Jenner replied, “No and no.” Despite this answer, she went on to discuss her frustration that neither Kourtney, who has two children with boyfriend Scott Disick, nor Kim is married even though they have children. Keep reading »

Pink’s Awesome Response To Kanye’s Leaked Drunken Insults

"Ima Let You Finish"
Kanye West's infamous interruption of Taylor Swift at 2009 VMAs Read More »
Kanye West, Non-Gentleman
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Pink Vs. Chris Brown
Pink slams Chris Brown. Read More »
  • Kanye’s full drunken rant from the night of his infamous interruption of Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs was leaked yesterday, and apparently Kanye had a few unsavory things to say about Pink. Luckily, Pink responded ever so gracefully, tweeting, “Oh come on y’all… If people secretly recorded me and all the shit I talk…. It’s all good. All love. And we all still here. Peace please,” to her offended fans. [Popdust]
  • Trayvon Martin’s parents released a statement after watching President Obama’s remarks today, writing, amongst other things, “What touches people is that our son, Trayvon Benjamin Martin, could have been their son. President Obama sees himself in Trayvon and identifies with him. This is a beautiful tribute to our boy.” Tears. Keep reading »

Women Receives Free Pizza For Breastfeeding At A Restaurant

Professor Breastfeeds
Breastfeeding professor brings sick baby to class, heads explode. Read More »
Breastfeeding on Time
TIME magazine breastfeeding cover photo
Time magazine's breastfeeding cover is just a tad provocative. Read More »
Erotic Breastfeeding
Man's erectile dysfunction was cured by his wife's breast milk. Read More »
Breastfeeding Man
Meet the man who is determined to breastfeed. Read More »
Pizza Receipt

When Jackie Johnson-Smith’s child began to cry during dinner at Fong’s Pizza in Iowa, as you might expect, she fed the child and then exited the restaurant to avoid disturbing other diners. Johnson-Smith happens to breastfeed her baby, a practice that is often met with a lot of opposition in public. This time, however, she was thanked by her waitress in the form of a free pizza. Keep reading »

I Have A Love/Hate Relationship With Being A Waitress

Restaurant Server Secrets
40 things your waiter really wants you to know! Read More »
Working At Disney World
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What one woman learned while working for Disney. Read More »
Barista Wants You To Know
50 things your barista wishes he could tell you. Read More »
Waitress With Customers

This summer, I, like many of my college-attending peers, split my weeks between an internship here at The Frisky and a part-time job. I happen to be waiting tables at a German restaurant near my home. Waitressing has provided me with an excess of strange knowledge and bizarre tales. Once I don my black button-down shirt and black dress pants pulled out of storage from my sister’s days in the high school orchestra, my status as a human seems to change. Observing people is therefore my favorite part of the job by far.

Anyway, here I have compiled some of the more interesting experiences from my days as a waitress, categorized into The Good, The Bad, and The Strange.

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