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What’s Worse Than A Cat Lady? A Rat Lady

Meet Dianne Rochenski, a New York woman who literally lives in a rat’s nest. Aside from having two live rats running around (in her bed mind you), she keeps her favorite recently deceased rat, Reggie, in the house wrapped in cloth with a dollop of blueberry yogurt on his mouth since that was his favorite food. (Rats eat yogurt?!) The appeal of having pet rats? Dianne claims she “can see God in their eyes.” Uh, really? All I see in those red, beady eyes is the Devil. Worst nightmare. [Dlisted] Keep reading »

“What Do You Do?” Week: Sarene, Cool Copy Editor

This week, we’re spending a little time learning all about you and the awesome and unexpectedly cool jobs you do. Each one of these profiles was culled from you, dear Frisky Readers, and we’re amazed by the incredible jobs you have. This is our attempt to learn more about what you do for a living.

After the jump, read all about Frisky reader Sarene’s job working at one of the biggest magazines in the world. Keep reading »

Vikings QB Brett Favre Accused Of Sending Lewd Texts To Women

I’m a little slow on the uptick here because I couldn’t care less about football players and their weenies. But! Some of you may have heard that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre, a married man, might have been a naughty boy. Two years ago, when he played for the New York Jets, Favre allegedly sent photos of his penis to a former Jets sideline reporter and model/actress named Jenn Sterger, after contacting her through MySpace and leaving her voice mails asking to come to her hotel.

Jenn Sterger, who is no longer with the Jets either, has not spoken publicly about the alleged incidents. In fact, voicemails and pictures from Favre were made public by a third party, which the sports blog Deadspin.com purchased. Sterger has not filed a formal sexual harassment complaint — yet. Keep reading »

President Obama Gets Streaked, A Book Pegged At Him

Brotherly love, shmotherly love. At a rally held by Barack Obama on Sunday in Philadelphia, peeps went a little wild. First, someone in the audience threw a book at the prez. Shortly after, another guy ripped off his clothes and streaked.

So who were these upstanding citizens? Keep reading »

Attention, Bullies: It Gets Worse


By now, most of us have seen recent videos telling GLBT teens “It Gets Better.” We’ve posted a video by Dan Savage and his husband, Terry, as well as a video from Tim Gunn, all promising GLBT teens that as bad as their experience has been so far — as terrible as junior or high school is to endure — it does get better — much better. Today’s video, though, is sending the opposite message to the opposite audience. It goes out to all the bullies out there who think they’re Kings of the World. Hey, guess what happens after high school, suckas! It gets worse! [via Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Happy National Coming Out Day!

  • Happy National Coming Out Day to our gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual readers! In honor of this special day, our friends at Marie Claire have this fantastic essay by a lesbian named Stephanie Fairyington, who at 28 decided to come out to her beauty queen mom. [Marie Claire]
  • New York City’s mayor is blasting a paid-sick leave bill which would require businesses to provide up to nine days of paid sick leave per year, saying it will hurt small businesses. But women’s rights activists in New York say that pregnant women, especially, are crunched for time for doctors appointments and should not have to use vacation days, if they even get them. [New York Observer, Wall Street Journal]
  • Two lesbians say they were kicked out of a Baltimore Ravens game on Sept. 26 for kissing in the concessions stand line, for which they were warned by a security guard to “stop making a scene” and asked to show their drivers’ licenses and receipts for their purchases. The stadium claims they kicked these heathens out because they “stole” a plastic cup to pour ketchup into. So stupid. [Queerty]

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