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“What Do You Do?” Week: Alyssa, The Funny Girl

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 how Alyssa turned being funny into a career. Keep reading »

Estonian Weight Loss Clinic Uses Fat Girl And Skinny Girl As “Before” And “After” Models

An Estonian weight loss clinic used two pretty blond women — one large and one skinny — to advertise its techniques by having them walk around wearing T-shirts that read “Before” and “After.” Clever gimmick, I’ll admit. But it’s degrading for the bigger girl to walk around all day being fat-shamed as the “before” chick. No amount of money she was paid is worth being exploited for that nastiness. [The Daily Wh.at] Keep reading »

NYC Considers Making “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” Come Clean About Anti-Choice Stance

At some point in your life, you’ve probably seen a billboard which said something like “Pregnant? Scared? Call us!” You may have thought nothing of it, because you weren’t pregnant or even sexually active yet. In New York City, home to over 8 million people, signs like these depict a young, concerned-looking women under the words “Free abortion alternatives.” They advertise the 12 various E.M.C. FrontLine Pregnancy Centers around the city which are “crisis pregnancy centers”; the city also has four other CPCs.

Indeed, they offer “abortion alternatives,” if you could even call them that. “Crisis pregnancy centers” are actually anti-abortion organizations, often run by pro-life groups, and do not actually provide a full range of reproductive health services for women. They sometimes offer sonograms for pregnant women. However, they are not necessarily staffed by licensed medical professionals and do not provide family planning (like birth control pills) or referrals for abortions. Keep reading »

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 »

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