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Mom Hijacks Her Son’s Facebook Account

I’ve had my MySpace account hijacked by some spammer who proceeded to flood my friends’ inboxes with soft corn porn ads. Evil! But you know who I would never expect to hijack one of my accounts—my mom. That is not the case for 17-year-old Lane Hill. He had been living with his grandparents for five years after his mom, Denise New, went through a rough divorce. On a visit to her house, they got in an argument. And he had accidentally forgotten to log out of his Facebook account. She went in, changed his password, and began posting status messages. “The only mistake I ever made was having a kid,” read one post. “Check this out _ I went to my mom’s and deliberately started an argument and called the police on her. She almost went to jail. How cool is that? Ha, ha, ha,” said another, about an incident where Hill had told police officers that his mom had hit him. She also posted lots of curse words. In a trial yesterday, both Lane and his mom testified. And in the end, the judge found Denise guilty of misdemeanor harassment. She was fined $435 and now has to take anger-management and parenting classes before she can have contact with her son again. And most people are just worried about their mom friending them. [Newser] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Marquette University Rescinds Their Job Offer To Lesbian Dean

  • Marquette Univeristy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, appointed Jodi O’Brien, a sociologist and an open lesbian, as dean of the school in April, but then rescinded the offer in early May. The school told her some of her published writings on sex and same-sex marriage were at odds with the school’s Jesuit teachings. [ABCNews.com]
  • The World Health Organization has asked for more action against the tobacco industry for targeting women and girls, especially in developing countries. Women are the biggest growth market for the tobacco industry. [National Post]
  • Speaking at the U.S. Naval Academy’s commissioning ceremony, Vice President Joe Biden commended the 11 women in the graduating class who will the first to have the opportunity to serve on subs. Biden also noted it’s the 30th anniversary of women graduating from the Naval Academy. [AP]
  • The New York Times calls ultrasounds the “new front” of the abortion wars. [New York Times]

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Gift For Gab: The Best Comments For The Week Of May 21, 2010

We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You crack us up! Each week we’re going to shout out to our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the internet. And you can get in on the action too. Tell us your favorite comments of the week below. Keep reading »

Apparently, U.K. Men Need A PSA To Be Reminded Not To Rape

Advertising blog Copyranter is unimpressed with this rape awareness ad, which one of their readers snapped a pic of in a bar bathroom. The ad pictures a woman wearing panties with a stop sign on them and the text reads, “Have sex with someone who hasn’t said yes to it and the next place you enter could be prison.” Copyranter sniped, “Call me confused, but showing a half-naked woman in a rape awareness ad being viewed by plastered horny pissing men is just bloody stupid, right?” Actually, I believe anything that makes a person think about consent is valuable. What do y’all think? [Copyranter] Keep reading »

M.I.A. Tweets New York Times Reporter’s Number

When a journalist does a profile piece about a subject, sometimes they end up looking good and other times, well, not so much. Apparently, M.I.A. thinks all reporters have to be nice to her. She proved today that if she isn’t pleased with the story, she’ll retaliate in a ridiculously childish way. Upset by a New York Times Magazine cover story by Lynn Hirschberg, M.I.A. Tweeted the reporter’s phone number. Her Tweet made it look like the number was hers and said, “Call me if you wanna talk to me about the NYT Truth issue…” Hirschberg handled the situation much better than the obnoxious rapper, whose video for “Born Free” we still aren’t feeling. She said, “It’s a fairly unethical thing to do, but I don’t think it’s surprising,” she said.”She’s a provocateur, and provocateurs want to be provocative.” Surprisingly, Hirschberg won’t be changing her digits. [Gawker] Keep reading »

Baby Reacts To Hearing His Mom’s Voice For The First Time


Happy Pre-Memorial Day Friday! I’m stoked to get some sun and sleep this holiday weekend (we’ll be blogging on Monday, but on a more weekend-y schedule), but not as stoked as this baby. Watch Jonathan, who is eight months old, react to hearing his mom’s voice after having his cochlear implant turned on. So adorable and moving. Keep reading »

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