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Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “Outlander” And “The Knick,” Listen To Wiz Khalifa & Drink A Coconut Cocktail

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch "Outlander" And "The Knick," Listen To Wiz Khalifa & Drink A Coconut Cocktail

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! Keep reading »

Watch This Little Girl’s Adorable Reaction To The Space Shuttle Launch

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I wish I got as excited about anything as this little girl gets about watching the space shuttle launch. Her sense of wonder is too sweet. [Tastefully Offensive]

Woman Sues Facebook For $123 Million For Not Removing Her Likeness In “Revenge Porn”

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  • Meryem Ali, 28, of Houston, Texas, is suing Facebook for $123 million for failing to remove her likeness in “revenge porn” photos posted to their site. As she tells Cosmopolitan.com, a man she had hung out with three times created a fake profile with photos of Ali’s head photoshopped onto pornographic images.  Ali’s original contact with Facebook with pretty much ignored (as well as contact made by family and friends). Four-and-a-half months later, Facebook finally took down the offending content only after they were contacted by police. Ali is now suing the site for 10 cents for every one of Facebook’s 1.23 billion users. [Cosmopolitan.com] Keep reading »

Teacher Suspended Over Ferguson Shooting ‘Skit’

Teacher Suspended Over Ferguson Shooting Skit

An Alabama teacher has been suspended without pay after a lesson this week that had parents fuming. An unidentified female teacher at Selma’s Brantley Elementary was discussing current affairs with her sixth-grade class when a student brought up the Michael Brown shooting, the superintendent tells the Selma-Times Journal. That’s when the teacher reportedly told students to research the shooting, including where each bullet hit Brown, before the class re-enacted the event in what one parent calls an “absurd” skit, per the New York Daily News—though it isn’t clear if the teacher was the one to suggest that idea. Read More On Newser…

RIP Society: Oklahoma City Police Officer Arrested For Sexually Assaulting 7 Women

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Why we cannot have repro rights justice without fighting police abuse. Read More »
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To protect and serve, huh? Oklahoma City police arrested fellow cop Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, 27, yesterday for rape and sexual battery against seven Black women.

Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty said that an investigation by the sex crimes unit found Holtzclaw assaulted the women while on-duty between February and June of this year, according to KOCO news. A three-year veteran of the force, Holtzclaw stopped women while they were walking in their neighborhoods or during traffic stops; he then searched and threatened them. He forced some of the women to perform oral sex on him, while others were forced to fondle themselves or expose themselves. One victim was raped.

“We kind of anticipate there may be more victims out there because this goes back to February,” said Oklahoma City District Attorney David Prater, as quoted by Michigan Live. Authorities are urging any other potential victims of Holtzclaw to come forward. Keep reading »

Study: “Fifty Shades” Readers Are Slutty Binge Drinkers With Eating Disorders & Abusive Partners

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Want to try BDSM? Take a class! Read More »
Kittens Reenact "50 Shades"
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You haven't seen Christian Grey like this before ... as a kitten. Read More »
The Real Christian Grey?
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Is this dashing Italian real estate agent the real Christian Grey? Read More »
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Five myths about kinky sex from "50 Shades Of Grey." Read More »
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Today in Things That Make Me Want To Scream “CORRELATION DOES NOT EQUAL CAUSATION!” And Beat My Head Against The Wall:

Last year, a study out of Michigan State University found that the erotic BDSM trilogy Fifty Shades Of Grey “perpetuates” abusive relationships. Now, another study from the same professor at MSU claims young women who read the books are more likely to have an abusive partner and show signs of an eating disorder.

Women who read all three books in the trilogy (like me and Amelia), the study found, are more likely to binge drink and have multiple sex partners. Amy Bonomi, a professor of Human Development and Family Studies and lead author of the study, said that based on her study of over 650 young women ages 18 to 24, it’s possible the Fifty Shades books might “reaffirm” negative experiences and “aggravate trauma.” In other words, this lady r-e-a-l-l-y does not like these books.

Well, well, well. Where to start with this one? Keep reading »

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