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Two Teen Girls Arrested For Pimping

Pimpin’ ain’t easy, especially when you’re a prostitute yourself. Phoenix police have arrested two 16-year-old girls for allegedly pimping other young women for prostitution. The teens, identified as Jazmine Finley and Tatiana Tye, were involved in prostitution themselves and were responsible for recruiting, teaching, and receiving money from at least five girls, ages 14 to 17. Although some of the girls were from area high schools, no prostitution crimes were committed on school grounds while the Phoenix Police Vice Unit was investigating. The investigation is ongoing, and there may be more arrests. I’m pretty sure Finley and Tye didn’t hatch this plan on their own, and were probably coerced into prostitution in a similar fashion. I’d bet the whole group is probably part of a larger prostitution ring — let’s hope the investigation goes all the way to the top. [Daily News] Keep reading »

Frisky Hate Mail: We’re All Pathetic Skanks

We get a lot of mail from readers, some insanely flattering, some helpful (thanks for doing a little free copy-editing for us, guys!), and plenty of nasty hate mail. With that in mind, we’re going to post some of the best reader mail we get from time to time, because we totally appreciate that you even take the time to write!

From: REDACTED@linuxmail.org
Sent: Thu 02/26/2009 06:21 PM

“Male version of CNN article “How to Avoid Falling in Love”:
1) Only date fat chicks.
2) Date chicks who pay for dinner. In other words, date VERY LITTLE.
End of article.

I’m going to complain to CNN until they stop publishing you pathetic skanks.

Sincerely,
A guy who avoids chlamydia by not having sex with girls like you.”

Honestly, my case of chlamydia is so offended, it’s avoiding YOU. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Kanye’s New Girl Amber Rose Was A Professional

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  • Kanye West’s new girlfriend Amber Rose used to work a stripper pole before she started working him. Ha! Like they really have sex. [Media Takeout]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow said people hate on her website Goop because they just don’t get it. She’s right. I just don’t get why I’d want to take advice from a celebrity whose life (and bank account balance!) is completely different from mine. [Perez Hilton]
  • Warner Bros. has plans to remake “The Neverending Story.” Is nothing sacred? Although I want my childhood memories to remain as they are, I do think this story would benefit from advances in CGI technology. [Dlisted]
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    OctoMom Being Wooed By Porn Companies

    Top porn company, Vivid Entertainment, is currently remaking the classic “Deep Throat,” and they’re apparently offered the OctoMom, Nadya Suleman, $1 million to show her baby-maker at work on camera. While many of us can’t even get health and dental insurance from our mainstream jobs, Vivid also threw in benefits for her and her whole family if she’d become one of their naked contract stars. Plus, she’d also get bejeweled with the official Vivid girl necklace! How could she turn all those perks down? Keep reading »

    Study Shows That Beauty Is In The Gender Of The Beholder

    A recent study says women and men view beauty differently. Yeah, we kind of already suspected that. But now there is proof to back it up! Apparently, women use their whole brain to absorb beauty, whereas men use the right side of their brains. Keep reading »

    “Obama Is Gay!” Plus 10 Other Tabloid Lies

    ZOMG! Did you hear?! President Obama is GAY! According to The Globe, that is. Tabloids sell amazing lies that millions of people buy. While it would have been doubly empowering for America to not only elect its first African-American, but also its first openly homosexual President, these rumors are just fun fantasies good for a laugh — which we could all use right about now. Guess that’s why The National Enquirer is America’s best selling weekly “newspaper.” Here are our favorite outrageously LOL rag-mag cover stories…

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    Embrace Your Love Of “The Real Housewives”

    Elizabeth Hayt over at The Daily Beast describes Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise as a “post-feminist nightmare that preys on women’s shallowest, least-attractive qualities” in her article, “Wives Gone Wild.” But she, like the rest of America, can’t stop watching. Here’s why you should embrace your love of these women, even though they exhibit the worst of stereotypical feminine traits. Keep reading »

    The Fear Of Infertility

    I was lying there on the cold, hard examining table. A stranger came in and before I knew it, I was uncomfortably spreading my legs. He told me it wouldn’t hurt and proceeded to stick a strange contraption up into my body. I was there to find out “if all my parts were as they should be.” Keep reading »

    Doing The Math: Is Red Wine Good Or Bad For You?

    I’m a wino. I’ll admit it. I like to end the day with a glass of red wine or three. Is that so wrong? Apparently, to some, you know, scientists, it is. On a fairly regular basis a new study is released that associates my beloved nectar with either disease and death (cancer!) or vitality and life (good cholesterol!). So which is it? Just this week, a new study was released that says drinking a glass of red wine a day increases a woman’s chances of getting breast cancer by a quarter. I decided to weigh the positives and negatives of drinking red wine to find out conclusively if I should give up my vice for good — or pour myself another glass. Keep reading »

    What Musicians In Formerly Popular Bands Do: Start A New Band

    A lot of famous musicians have side projects because they’re just so creative that one band isn’t enough, i.e., Damon Albarn is in both Blur and Gorillaz, and Spencer Krug is in both Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown. Well, there’s a new band that’s made up of the most random mix of musicians — we think they must have been bored and looking for something to do since all of their bands peaked in the ’90s or early ’00s. Tinted Windows is made up of Taylor Hanson (Hanson), Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins), and Bun E. Carlos (of Cheap Trick), and their first record comes out next month. The initial idea to work together came when Hanson and Schlesinger met in the mid-’90s, and they just kept adding members, I guess. The first single, “Kind of A Girl,” sounds like a Fountains of Wayne song being sung by Hanson. We think they should add a member of Soul Asylum or Goo Goo Dolls to the group, too. Keep reading »

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