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Today’s Lady News: Boss Fired After Giving Testicle Cyst Photo To Female Staffer

  • The editor of Philadelphia magazine did not have his contract renewed in part because he gave a framed photo of a cyst removed from his testicle to a female staffer. Um, sexual harassment anyone? Larry Platt apparently gave this photo as “gift” to a departing female staffer. Framed? Who would frame something like that? [Philly.com]
  • Pay attention, anti-abortion extremists! Human fetuses cannot feel pain before 24 weeks, according to a study by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. [AP]
  • Police say 10 “angry women” detained a 20-year-old man who was peeping inside the dressing rooms at a thrift store in Church Hill, Tennessee. The women blocked the doors to the shop until police arrived. Talk about teamwork! [AP]

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Baby’s First Credit Card: A Pink Teether

It’s never too early for baby’s first debt reduction program, right? This rubbery credit card teether by Heelarious, the folks who sell high-heels for babies, carries the name “Ima Spender.” Thankfully anyone who drools on this toy is too young to read. Seems like a waste of $10, though: everybody knows babies like to chew on your car keys and then drop them in the toilet. [Heelarious.com via Feministing] Keep reading »

Couple Arrested For Trying To Sell Baby For Drug Money At Walmart

Anyone need a cheap baby? You may be able to pick one up for a bargain at Walmart. Parents of the year, Samantha Tomasini, 20, and Patrick Fousek, 38, were arrested today for trying to SELL their six-month-old baby in the parking lot of a Walmart in California. Just take that in for a second. Would you be surprised to find out that they needed the $25 to buy meth? Nope. But you’d think at least that even the druggiest of drug addicts would try to get more than $25 for a baby. Kids, let these two be your reasons for never, ever doing drugs. Again, as I said earlier about women who have a thing for murderers, PAFU. [Daily Mail]
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No Children Is The New Motherhood

According to a new study, way fewer women are having kids these days. The percentage of American women in their 40s who have never popped one out is up to 18 percent. That stat is double what it was in the ’70s. Whoa, that’s a lot of non-breeders. So what’s going on? Researchers say that this jump is caused by an easing of social pressure for women to be mothers and an increase in the quality and availability of education for women in the last 40 years. But interestingly, even though woman who are more educated are less likely to have children, the study showed that women with a master’s degree or higher are more likely to have children then they were 20 years ago. Are we thinking that this means that the work/motherhood balance is getting easier? [Newser] Keep reading »

Boys In Beauty Pageants Are Creepy, Too


Say the word “beauty pageants” and the first image that pops into most people’s heads is a little girl dolled up in gobs of whore paint, Jon Benet Ramsey-style. The last image to boot up in your mental file? A little boy.

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5 Of The Strangest College Degrees Ever

My teachers always said that stoners don’t amount to anything, but a few select schools across the country are handing out weed diplomas! At Med Grow Marijuana School, outside Detroit, students take a six-week course on growing the best medical marijuana. Apparently, nearly one fifth of the students are ex-auto workers. There are also Med Grow branches in Colorado and New Jersey, and Oaksterdam University has a three-year pot school in Oakland, Los Angeles, and Michigan. Despite increased acceptance of medical marijuana, local police told students that if they’re caught toking, “We’re going to drop you like a bad habit.” Apparently, their police force learned how to talk from “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Living in a city with more medical marijuana clinics than Starbucks, I’ve already accepted that this is the future, but whose parents let them get a degree in weed? [Newser]

In honor of weed schools, we’ve rounded up some of the weirdest college degrees ever, for your amusement. Keep reading »

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