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Today In Terribleness: 14-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide When ID’d After Statutory Rape

A week ago today, 14-year-old Samantha Kelly of Huron Township, Michigan, came home from school and hung herself. Why would a young girl take her own life? Over the past few months, her classmates at Huron High School had been bullying Samantha when they learned her family was pushing a statutory rape charge against an 18-year-old classmate. A police investigation found that the September incident between Samantha and Joseph Tarnopolski had in fact been consensual, but at 14 she was still under the age of consent. Tarnopolski was charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct and in the past several months, Samantha was getting taunted for accusing him. Keep reading »

Gay Student Defends Teacher In Trouble For Disciplining Bullies

I love this! Watch 14-year-old openly gay student Graham Taylor as he eloquently defends teacher Jay McDowell, who received disciplinary action for removing a student from class for making anti-gay slurs. Wait. Isn’t that what teachers are supposed to do? I guess not in Howell, Michigan—headquarters of the KKK. Graham calls the bigotry against gays a “silent holocaust,” which drove him to attempt suicide at age 9. Uh, I have a dream … that this kid will run for public office someday. He’s got my vote. [The Daily What]

[Editor's Note: We are striking the KKK comment from the record. It was in reference to the video. Our apologies.] Keep reading »

Silly Bandz Get Sex-ified


Silly grownups, Silly Bandz are for kidz! Well, they were until some perverts decided to get in on the trend. First there were Sexy Bands, now there are “Wear A Willy Bands” (see above video). I have to say, the Sexy Bands that came in different sexual positions at least seemed like a fun game to play, like: “Pick a bracelet off my wrist, and that’s what we’ll do next!” But the peen options just aren’t nearly as cool as unicorns, guitars, and dinosaurs. Although, really, no grownup should be wearing a rubber band and calling it a bracelet. Adults, please step away from the kid trends. [Trend Hunter] Keep reading »

A Twisted Girl In A Twisted World

Imagine reaching into the fridge for a soda and finding an ultra-bendy human being in there. In this totally-not-at-all-Photoshopped pic, Zlata, the most bendable woman in the world, shoves herself into a moldy fridge. Zlata can twist herself up into virtually any shape, and has done tons and tons of porn-y fetish-related magazine shoots. This is one of the few “safe for work” (but perhaps not “safe for the squeamish”) we can show you. Zlata got to be, um, Zlata, because her cartilage hasn’t developed like normal, and is still as flexible as a baby’s. Oh, and check out a video of Zlata doing her crazy contortion thing, too. [Animal New York] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Cindy McCain Says Our Government Treats Gays Like “Second Class Citizens”

  • Cindy McCain joined this NOH8 campaign video alongside Slash, Dr. Drew, Kat Von D, and other celebs to speak out against bullying of gay youths. Most importantly, Cindy McCain says bullies are only taking their cues from the government! Yes, Cindy McCain actually said, “Our government treats the LGBT community like second-class citizens.” What the hell is she still doing with Senator John McCain if this is how she feels? That’s going to be one awkward dinner table conversation tonight. [YouTube]
  • Sapphire has sold a sequel to Push (which became “Precious”) to Penguin called The Kid. [Jezebel]
  • Here are 50 shows in 50 states supporting the Girls Rock Camp Alliance! [Seattlest]

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Debate This: Is It OK For Amazon To Sell “Kiddie Porn”?

Yesterday we got into a heated debate over whether or not Amazon should have banned its controversial Kindle title The Pedophile’s Guide to Love And Pleasure. I should revise my original statement to read, “I am opposed to censorship in most cases.” But as reader Vivster so wisely pointed out, censorship is an official order not to sell or publish something, and Amazon is a private bookseller. So it’s kind of a moot point anyway. That being said, I think that Amazon was right to pull the title. That is my opinion. But now other Amazon content is being questioned. Keep reading »

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