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UPDATE: A Questionable School Dress Code Bans Afro-Puffs

UPDATE, 4:45p.m.: Via Jezebel, Horizon Science Academy has posted an apology on their web site and said it will “correct the information” in its dress code, as well as send out…

Mary Odell | June 24, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Not This Crap Again: Florida Police Officer Asks Woman To Remove Bra, “Shake It” For Him

A standard traffic stop over a broken headlight turned into sexual abuse in Florida when a Lakeland police officer asked Zoe Brugger to lift up her shirt, pull her bra…

Mary Odell | June 24, 2013 - 11:20 am

Would You Rather: One Inch Penis Or 132-Pound Testicles?

Up until he underwent a grueling 13-hour surgery, Wesley Warren Jr. had 132-pound testicles. In 2009, after crushing his testicles in his sleep, Warren Jr., developed a disorder called “scrotal…

Mary Odell | June 24, 2013 - 10:40 am

Should Porn Have Its Own Academic Journal?

An academic journal entitled Porn Studies is debuting in 2014 and will be “the first dedicated, international, peer-reviewed journal to critically explore those cultural products and services designated as pornographic.”

Mary Odell | June 24, 2013 - 10:00 am

Court Rules In Favor Of Anti-Gay Teen Kicked Out Of Class By Teacher

In 2010, high school teacher Johnson McDowell wore a purple shirt to school in solidarity with bullied LGBT youth, and screened a video about someone that had committed suicide after…

Mary Odell | June 23, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Dolce and Gabbana Guilty Of Tax Evasion

The two iconic Italian fashion designers, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, were both found guilty this week of evading taxes on $1.3 billion in income. The case dates back to…

Mary Odell | June 22, 2013 - 10:00 am

Waitress Fired For Dressing In Drag Or For Breaking The Dress Code?

A woman in Kalamazoo, Michigan claims that she has been fired for showing up to work at the restaurant, Harvey’s on the Mall, in dressed as a man. The restaurant,…

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

Finally Some Good News: HPV Vaccine Has Been Incredibly Effective

Since the introduction of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil in 2006, infections in women and girls have been by more than half. This statistic exceeds the expectations of researchers and…

Mary Odell | June 20, 2013 - 10:40 am

Miss Utah Sings The Wage Gap Answer That She Bombed At The Miss USA Pageant

After fumbling her answer at the Miss USA Pageant, Miss Utah Marissa Powell gotten a few chances to redeem herself. Her near-nonsense answer had to do with the gender wage…

Mary Odell | June 19, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Check Out Cher’s First Live TV Performance In 10 Years On “The Voice”

Cher performed her new single, “Woman’s World” on the season four finale of NBC’s “The Voice” last night. She basically rocked it, but not without being super weird as only…

Mary Odell | June 19, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Is This Offensive Johnny Farah Ad The “Worst Ad Of The Year”?

This ad was made in an effort to “celebrate” the collaboration between Johnny Farah, a Lebanese designer of luxury belts, bags, and accessories, and photographer Joe Kesrouani, but it ended…

Mary Odell | June 19, 2013 - 11:40 am

Victoria’s Secret Protesters Strip Down For Body Diversity

This weekend in San Francisco, the organization About-Face hosted a protest where participants shed their clothing in front of Victoria’s Secret as a statement against the company’s exclusive use of…

Mary Odell | June 18, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Women In Nepal Are Exiled During Their Periods

And you thought your period was rough: in the district of Achham, Nepal, women are ostracized each month while they are menstruating. During what is called “chaupadi,” a menstruating woman…

Mary Odell | June 18, 2013 - 9:40 am

Bill Maher Calls Sarah Palin’s Son A “Retard” And “The View” Hosts Have Something To Say About It

Today “The View” hosts debated whether or not it was appropriate for Bill Maher to call Trig Palin, Sarah Palin’s son who has Down Syndrome, a “retard” during his…

Mary Odell | June 17, 2013 - 8:00 pm

High School Principal Suggest Porn Stars Teach Sex Ed

Principal Mark Slater of The Leys in Cambridge, a prestigious boarding school in the UK, has an idea popular with 14-year-old boys the world over: students should be taught sex…

Mary Odell | June 17, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Charmin’s New Toilet Paper Ad Is Just A Butt Really Close Up

Charmin toilet paper ads usually include cute bears experiencing mishaps with toilet paper and eventually figuring out that Charmin is the best! This ad is a little bit different in…

Mary Odell | June 17, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Miss Utah Gives Lame Answer During Miss USA Pageant

It’s no big secret that the Miss USA Pageant isn’t exactly renowned for the intelligence of the contestants, but honestly there should be a level of acceptable coherence in the…

Mary Odell | June 17, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Shocker (Not!): Extremely Anti-Gay Countries Search For The Most Gay Porn

Pakistan, Nigeria, and Kenya are some of the world’s most vehemently anti-gay countries. Coincidentally enough, these countries also have some of the highest Google searches for gay porn. Searches like…

Mary Odell | June 17, 2013 - 9:40 am

Noted Humanitarian Chris Brown Launches Campaign To Encourage “Love”

Chris Brown’s new single, “They Don’t Know” is expected to drop sometime before his new album, X, is released on July 16. Brown tweeted, “The new single is part of my…

Mary Odell | June 14, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Meet Raffael Medina Brochero, Who Is Selling His Testicles To Go To Europe

He would give his balls to go there!”

This statement, though usually figurative, is meant very literally by 52-year-old Colombian poet Raffael Medina Brochero. He has offered to…

Mary Odell | June 14, 2013 - 3:30 pm