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Today’s Lady News: Xbox Support Assumes Woman’s Game System Is Her Son’s

  • A woman recently contacted Xbox support about downgrading her account and the customer support sent a reply which read, “As I understand, when your son tries to sign in to Xbox LIVE, [redacted] … I know how disappointing it is when your son cannot enjoy the Xbox Live service due to this matter.” Trouble is, this woman doesn’t have a son. In fact, she never even mentioned a son! Way to stereotype your users, Xbox. [Consumerist]
  • The 18-year-old Afghani girl whose mutilated face appeared on the cover of Time magazine, arrived in Los Angeles on Friday for reconstructive surgery. Aisha said her nose and ear were cut off by her Taliban-sympathizing husband as punishment for running away. [Los Angeles Times]
  • Desirée Rogers, former social secretary for the Obama White House, has been named CEO of Johnson Publishing, which publishes Jet and Ebony. [Yahoo News]

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Woman Can’t Get McNuggets And Goes Nuts


If you need anymore proof that there is something other than chicken in McDonald’s McNuggets, look no further than Melodi Dushane. Melodi went through the fast food drive-thru at 6:30 in the morning hoping to get some of Mickey D’s famous chicken morsels. When she found out that the restaurant was only serving breakfast, her reaction was something a bit more violent than just accepting the fact that 6:30 a.m. is not ideal McNugget-munching time. Instead, Melodi thought assaulting the employee until the food appeared was a much better idea. Keep reading »

Holy Chopsticks! Pop Tarts Sushi?

Big news in the snack world: Pop Tarts has unveiled its new flagship store in New York City’s Times Square — and a new taste sensation: Pop Tarts sushi. You’re on ideas fire, Pop Tarts!

What is Pop Tarts sushi? It’s minced bits of Pop Tarts wrapped in Fruit-by-the-Foot. Basically, it’s our wet dream of a snack. The snack scientists over at Pop Tarts have come up with around 30 new tarty treats, all of which combine the delicious high-fructose corn syrup-infused breakfast treat with surprising ingredients (Pop-Tarts Ants on a Log, anyone?).

The store will also feature Pop-Tarts themed light shows and Pop-Tarts video games, all of which we’re sure will be highly instructional. [NY Times] Keep reading »

These People Know How to Quit A Job With Flair

In today’s economy, you hear more about people looking for jobs than leaving them. But that doesn’t mean the world still isn’t full of disgruntled workers who decide it’s better to drop their job then deal with the daily torment. While most people’s resignations involve a two weeks notice and a quiet exit, there are a few who decide to turn their leaving into a memorable event. We are talking Jerry Maguire — walking out with a fish and Renee Zellweger — kind of productions here. Two happened just this week. Keep reading »

How Do You Handle A Pervert?

Last Saturday night, a 21-year-old New York City woman was waiting for the subway when she experienced a rather unwelcome advance: a pervy fellow subway rider grabbed her butt as he ran to catch a train. Thinking he had made a clean getaway, the perv jumped onto an oncoming train — but the victim followed him, snapped his photo with her cell phone, and sent it to the local media. The New York Daily News posted the pervert’s photo on their website, and one lucky reader identified the man as his neighbor, Javier Zempalteca. Zampalteca was arrested and charged with third-degree sexual assault, all thanks to a camera phone and the work of a diligent victim.

Most of us have faced street harassment and pervy behavior at one time or another, but how many of us would be as quick-thinking as this 21-year-old? Which got us thinking — how have you handled unwanted pervy advances? Share your tips and stories in the comments. [Gothamist] Keep reading »

Legless Kitty Is The Cat’s Meow

What has nine lives but no legs? It’s Kelly Anne, the legless cat! A couple of years ago, Kelly Anne was chased up a tree by some dogs and accidentally electrocuted, so vets in Mobile, Alabama, performed a quadruple amputation on her and nursed her back to health.

These days, the orange and white tabby can scoot around on her furry flippers, though she can’t scratch or groom herself properly. But by all accounts she’s a happy kitty. And she even caught a mouse once (what a pathetic mouse). [Comcast] Keep reading »

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