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This Dog Is Having The Worst Hair Day Ever

By: Claire Hannum / April 16, 2015

You know that moment when you get a haircut you’re not happy with and find yourself crying the second you get home and look in the mirror? Stains the dog would feel your pain after enduring an ugly haircut of his own, but being, well, a dog, he’s utterly oblivious to how silly he looks! MUST BE NICE. Stai… More »


Just Look At This Asshole: Michigan Mechanic Refuses To Service Gay Cars, Says He Is Not A “Racists”

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 16, 2015

Meet Brian Klawiter! Brian Klawiter is a mechanic in the state of Michigan who has recently drawn some attention after making an announcement on the Facebook page for his company, Dieseltec, about how he will not be repairing the cars of any gay people who come into his shop. As we all know, repairing homosexual cars is one… More »


Dreaded iPhone Texting Bubbles Mystery Solved

By: College Candy / April 16, 2015

We’ve all been there: You’re in the middle of sending a text to this new guy you’re talking to when someone calls, or you’re replying back to a message from your mom about what NSFW means when your boss tells you to do something. Three hours later, you suddenly realize that you forgot to respond and… More »


Tennessee Votes To Make The Bible The State Book, Has Nothing Else To Attend To

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 16, 2015

Tennessee gets more federal tax dollars than it gives, will just spend that money on lawsuits to defend this. More »


Mommie Dearest: Quit Bitching About Kids On Airplanes

By: Avital Norman Nathman / April 16, 2015

Very few parents want to be seen as the problem, and want to have as relaxed a flight experience as you do. More »


Tulsa Reserve Deputy Who “Accidentally” Killed Unarmed Black Suspect May Have Lacked Training

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 16, 2015

Today in news that does not shock but nonetheless repulses me: Robert Bates, that “Reserve Deputy” with the Tulsa police department who shot and killed unarmed suspect Eric Harris over the weekend after he “mistakenly” grabbed his gun instead of his Taser, may have lacked the training required to be on the job in the first… More »


An Interview With A Real Person Willing To Lose A Tendon For Candy Crush

By: Beejoli Shah / April 16, 2015

In depressingly hilarious “the machines are going to kill us all” news, a San Diego man of just 29 years recently tore a tendon in his thumb after almost two straight months of playing Candy Crush non-stop. As Polygon reports, it wasn’t the tendon tear that made his case unique — it was the fact… More »


Fight For $15 Protests Are Taking Place In 230 Cities Nationwide Today

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 15, 2015

Fight for $15 protests are expanding today, with demonstrations taking place in 230 cities across the United States in support of raising the minimum wage. More »


McDonald’s Franchisees Cry Over Minuscule Wage Hike That Doesn’t Even Apply To Them

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 15, 2015

“McDonalds has stabbed us in the gut,” says franchise owner. More »


Bill O’Reilly Pretty Sure Christians Are Being “Verbally” Murdered In This Country

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 15, 2015

Ever the culture warrior, Bill O’Reilly spoke with his agnostic but still totally conservative friend John Stossel Tuesday night about his fears regarding the ways Christians are totally oppressed in this country.

While Stossell suggested that while there may be places in the world where Christians are oppressed, they are not oppressed here… More »


Trans Man Aydian Dowling Might Be Men’s Health’s “Ultimate Guy” This Year

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 15, 2015

Trans bodybuilder and activist Aydian Dowling is in the lead in a Men’s Health competition to find “The Ultimate Guy” to put on their cover. Thoughts, in no particular order:

HUBBA HUBBA
YAY!

The Men’s Health competition web site defines the “Ultimate Guy” as someone who’s “fit and fearless, a… More »


Now There Are “No Catcall Zones” In NYC

By: Megan Reynolds / April 15, 2015

It’s catcall season, everyone. More »


Aaron Hernandez Guilty Of 1st-Degree Murder

By: Newser / April 15, 2015

After seven days of deliberation, a jury has found former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd. The Boston Herald reports that means Hernandez will spend the rest of his life in prison, without the possibility of parole. Jurors could have acquitted Hernandez or found him guilty… More »


Kill It With Fire: This Coachella Attendee’s “Eat Sleep Rape Repeat” Shirt

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 15, 2015

Okay, I’m not literally suggesting we burn this godawful douchebag alive, but I am encouraging you to memorize his face, shame the shit out of him should you ever encounter him in the flesh and warn every woman in his radius that he proudly condones rape. As for his shirt… More »


Read About Wonder Woman’s Longstanding Place In Art

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 14, 2015

Plus, Joss Whedon takes on “Jurassic Park” and lady blog The Mary Sue in Today’s Lady News! More »


GoDaddy CEO Mocks His High School Aged Son For Ending Up In A GQ Slideshow Of Coachella’s Hottest Partiers

By: Beejoli Shah / April 14, 2015

As someone who was very recently a teen (that is my story and I’m sticking to it), the one implicit yet unstated rule of your parents letting you do cool, if not wholly age-appropriate activities is that you LOCK THAT SHIT UP. You don’t drink to excess, you don’t share it all over social media, and you… More »


China’s 5 Arrested Feminist Activists Have Been Released From Custody

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 13, 2015

The five Chinese feminist activists who were arrested in the days leading up to International Women’s Day for handing out brochures about sexual harassment have been freed from custody. More »


Gay Men Married To Women: The Latest Allies In The Fight Against Marriage Equality

By: Beejoli Shah / April 13, 2015

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments at the end of this month regarding whether individual states’ gay-marriage bans violate the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection for all citizens under the law, proponents against marriage equality have found a surprising new ally: gay men who are married to women.

As Slate reported, an amicus briefMore »


Morons Can’t Stop Paying Hundreds For This Adult Tricycle

By: Beejoli Shah / April 13, 2015

Back in the days when I hoped to be a trendsetter, I used to scour the homepage of Kickstarter looking for projects to fund, like some kind of low-income bracket Miss Havisham. This is how my home has ended up littered with a game that promised to be the next Cards Against Humanity (it wa… More »


The Soapbox: We Can’t Address Poverty Until We Listen To People Who Are Living It

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 13, 2015

I’ve gotten a lot of feedback about last Friday’s article on Gwyneth Paltrow and the Food Bank Challenge. From that feedback I’ve learned a lot of useful things, like that the $29-per-week allocation is supposed to be for three people; you aren’t allowed to buy prepared food on SNAP in Illinois, Ohio, and I assume… More »


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