Kansas Senator To ‘Ladies’: No Mini-Skirts, Please

Newser | January 23, 2016 - 10:00 am

A Kansas state senator has some people’s knickers in a twist after implementing a new dress code that singles out women who wear “skimpy skirts or blouses with plunging necklines,” the Topeka Capital-Journal reports. Mitch Holmes is the chairman of the state’s ethics and elections committee, and his new dress code applies to those testifying before… More »

Bill Cosby Gets One Defamation Lawsuit Dismissed, Unfortunately

Bronwyn Isaac | January 22, 2016 - 5:45 pm

I am hoping this won’t discuss the other women currently undergoing similar battles with Cosby, because fuck — he has a lot of psychological hell to pay for. More »

Watch The Blizzard Bury Our Nation’s Capital From Speaker Paul Ryan’s Balcony

Megan Reynolds | January 22, 2016 - 5:15 pm

Did he pick this music out or…? More »

Man’s Obituary: “In Lieu Of Flowers, Don’t Vote For Trump”

Newser | January 22, 2016 - 5:00 pm

A Pittsburgh man’s obituary is pretty standard stuff, until you get to the end. Jeffrey H. Cohen, 70, died Sunday morning, and his obit, published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, starts off by describing his life (as a teen, he worked at a ranch where he shoveled “more horse manure than you’ve ever seen”), his career… More »

The Academy Introduces Major New Changes To Increase Oscar Diversity

Megan Reynolds | January 22, 2016 - 4:49 pm

In an emergency meeting held Thursday night, members of the Academy Motion Picture Arts & Science held a meeting to address the diversity issues and to come up with a plan to do better, immediately. As reported by Variety, the plan will address the recruitment process and will also add three additional seats to the board.
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Gird Your Loins Against The Blizzard And Stay Indoors Without Losing Your Mind

Megan Reynolds | January 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm


Contracting HPV From Oral Sex Can Make You Seven Times Likelier To Develop Head And Neck Cancer

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 22, 2016 - 1:00 pm

A massive medical study – of 96,000 participants over 4 years – has shown that if you contract HPV via oral sex, you’re at least seven times more likely to also develop cancers of the head and neck (cancers of the pharynx, larynx, sinuses, oral cavity, and salivary glands).

And peopleMore »

A Super Creepy Christian “Purity” Seminar Is Being Pushed On Young Girls In Colorado

Robyn Pennacchia | January 22, 2016 - 12:30 pm

Parents in Colorado are rather perturbed over getting an email from the Mesa Valley School District 51 recommending a Christian purity seminar to girls ages 11 and up. Said seminar was titled “Wake Up Sleeping Beauty: At His Feet,” and the invite included this charming image.

HUH. Now, clearly, this is meant in reference… More »

Donald Trump Shares Special Message From “WhiteGenocideTM”

Robyn Pennacchia | January 22, 2016 - 12:15 pm

Make of this what you will. More »

The Problem Of Access To Abortion In Small Town America

Sydney Leathers | January 22, 2016 - 10:45 am

When having a choice requires having money to travel. More »

The Internet Is Taking Winter Storm Jonas (Brothers) And Running With It

College Candy | January 22, 2016 - 9:00 am

Unfortunately, the coming “Winter Storm Jonas” has nothing to do with the “Burnin’ Up” boys. However, that doesn’t mean the Internet is just going to let a snowstorm go by without a campaign for the Jonas Brothers to reunite…or at least blame them for the awful weather. Read more on College Candy…More »

A Woman Turned Every Heinous Sext Received From A Frat Bro Into A Song

Megan Reynolds | January 21, 2016 - 5:30 pm

Ah, men. So cool, so chill. Especially when they very much want you to give them a blowjob and ask for said favor via a string of raunchy, explicit sexts that linger in your inbox, unread and unopened. What else is there to do with the sex-filled ramblings of a frat boy than to turn… More »

Happy International Sweatpants Day AND #SquirrelAppreciationDay AND National Hug Day!

Robyn Pennacchia | January 21, 2016 - 4:30 pm

Have you hugged a squirrel wearing sweatpants today? More »

Ex-Cop Daniel Holtzclaw Sentenced To 263 Years In Prison For Rape And Assault Of Black Women

Megan Reynolds | January 21, 2016 - 3:39 pm

Daniel Holtzclaw, the Oklahoma City Police officer that was convicted of raping and sexually assaulting eight women while on duty has been sentenced to 263 consecutive years in prison — the full recommended sentence decided by the jury in December of last year. More »

Carly Fiorina Ambushes Unsuspecting Toddlers, Puts Them On Stage For Anti-Abortion Talk

Robyn Pennacchia | January 21, 2016 - 2:30 pm

The children were at the botanical gardens for a field trip, and did not expect to be used as props for Fiorina’s campaign stop. More »

Kathryn Smith Is Now The NFL’s First Ever Female Full-Time Coach

Lauren Vinopal | January 21, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Hey Beyonce, can we get a “Who run the world?!” More »

Retta, Elizabeth Banks And More Tell Abortion Stories For Roe V. Wade Anniversary

Katie Klabusich | January 21, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Words matter. Stories matter. People matter.

As the abortion storytelling movement continues to pick up momentum and people become bolder about a procedure one in three women will have in their lifetime, campaigns like Draw the Line from the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) have been poppingMore »

Victim of Racial Profiling At Barney’s Receives A $45,000 Settlement

Lauren Vinopal | January 21, 2016 - 12:45 pm

When Trayon Christian used his debit card to lawfully purchase a $349 Ferragamo belt from a Barney’s in Manhattan on April 27, 2013, he was arrested seemingly under the guise of, “You could never afford that.”

Christian was told that his debit card was not real, that a Barney’s employee had reported it to the… More »

Why Journalism Is Afraid Of Sexual Assault

Stephanie Weber | January 21, 2016 - 12:00 pm

I am a fake journalist. By which I mean that I am a humor writer who writes fake news for The Whiskey Journal as well as Reductress and Above Average. I am by no means an actual journalist. I’m a comedian. I write satire and I perform stand up and sketch comedy across the country. More »

Men’s Rights Activists In India Ran A Marathon Dressed As ATMs

Robyn Pennacchia | January 21, 2016 - 11:45 am

That seems like an unwieldy marathon strategy. More »

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