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Woman Wins $1.4 Million Settlement For Getting Spanked At Work

And the award for the most awkward team-building exercise ever goes to … Janet Orlando of California, who several years ago got a spanking with competitors’ yard signs in front of her co-workers. In 2006, she won a $1.4 million settlement from her employer, Alarm One Inc. in Anahiem, but the company never paid up because its insurers said no bank would finance them that amount of money. On Tuesday, Fresno County Superior Court ruled that her company still owes Orlando her spank-change. And rightly so! But let’s get to the important part: Amelia, why don’t we have team-building exercises that involve spanking? It would sure beat that time we sat in a circle and each had to tell one secret about ourselves. [San Jose Mercury News] Keep reading »

The Candy Hierarchy

For the most part I agree with this fairly detailed ranking of the various candies given out on Halloween. However, I am distressed by the absence of Sour Patch Kids. Where are they? And for the love of Willy Wonka, Butterfinger needs to be MUCH higher up. It’s delicious! Also, trail mix doesn’t deserve to be on the bottom tier. That crap will get your house teepee-ed. [via Boing Boing] Keep reading »

Man Waterboards Girlfriend For Allegedly Cheating

This story will make you worry not just about the state of our country, but humanity in general. A Nebraska man named Trevor Case is being charged with domestic assault, making terrorist threats, and false imprisonment. Why? He allegedly waterboarded his girlfriend. The 22-year-old suspected his girlfriend was cheating on him and wanted to punish her for the alleged infidelities. He waited until she came home and then tackled her to the ground, tied her to a couch, stuffed socks in her mouth, and placed a shirt over her face. He then poured a pitcher of water on her face—a sensation that makes a person feel like they are drowning. “She started freaking out and thought she wasn’t able to breathe,” said a police spokesperson. “As she was trying to get up, she clawed Case on his chest.” Keep reading »

Puppies Pick The Next Nevada State Senator

Puppies, always so political. Like the five puppies polled on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” Pups Roger Blain, Brian Johnson, Kyle McAdams, Lisa Armstrong and Gary Frick were asked which Nevada senator they’d vote for: Republican Sharron Angle or Democrat Harry Reid. Four our of five puppies chose Reid, and majority paws wins. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Joy Behar Told Sharron Angle To “Go To Hell, B-Word”

  • Nevada Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle is one of the scariest politicians I know of. She believes a woman or girl who got pregnant via incest or rape should be forced to give birth — but Joy Behar should not have called her a “bitch” and said Angle is “going to hell.” “The View” aired Sharron Angle’s latest TV commercial, which some say portrays Latinos as a threat to white people. When it was done airing, Behar called Angle “a moron on top of being evil” and said she’s “going to hell, this bitch.” Point taken, Joy, but calling a female politician a bee-yotch? Not helpful. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Activists are holding a Big Fat Kiss-In outside of Marie Claire‘s offices tomorrow (Friday) to protest against that blog post by writer Maura Kelly in which she said she’s “grossed out” by fat people. The kiss-in starts at 6 p.m. and will be at Hearst Tower on 57th Street at 8th Ave. in New York City. [StacyBias.net]
  • Asked by Diane Sawyer how many women would be enough for the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said, “Nine. There’ve been nine men there for a long time, right? So why not nine women?” [Women & Politics]

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Monster Portraits Do Good

When 5-year-old Aidan was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia this past September he didn’t freak out. Instead, he found solace in one of his favorite activities: drawing monsters. And now those monster pictures are being put to good use; they’re for sale on a special Etsy shop. And money from the sale of his monsters will go to help fund his treatment. The funds are especially necessary since Aidan regularly endures painful rounds of chemotherapy and antibiotics to fight the disease, and hospital costs are unbelievably expensive. Aidan’s plight has inspired others to get in on the giving act: Regretsy has chipped in by auctioning off a selection of handmade scary knitted hats. You can check up on Aidan’s treatment and progress on his family’s website and see just where your monster money is going. [Aid For Aidan] Keep reading »

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