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When Your Teacher Doubles As A Famous Model, Everyone Wins

By: Claire Hannum / March 30, 2015
University of London student Arief Azil got a shock when he discovered that his Italian math lecturer was a well-known male model, and proceeded to do the rest of the world a favor by sharing the news on Facebook, after which the internet gleefully took it and ran with it. No word on how Pietro Boselli feel… More »


Nashville Is Using Sterilization As A Bargaining Tool In Plea Deals For The Most Vulnerable

By: Katrin Higher / March 30, 2015
Nashville prosecutors are returning to the dark ages when it was common to use sterilization as a bargaining tool for plea deals for society's most vulnerable: minorities, the poor and the mentally ill. The most recent case in Nashville is one of four that has occurred over the last five years, and involves a mentally… More »


6 Additional Scientology Horror Stories We’d Like To See Covered In A “Going Clear” Sequel

Last night, HBO aired the documentary "Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief," which we at The Frisky have been excitedly awaiting since first hearing about it, as we are giant nerds about knowing everything there is to know about Scientology. In fact, Amelia helped research the book Inside Scientology by Janet Reitman! And,… More »


Squee Your Monday Away With This Baby Clouded Leopard

By: Claire Hannum / March 30, 2015
On March 7, an endangered clouded leopard kitten was born at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo! More »


The FDNY’s Firehouse Cats Are Adorable Instagram Stars

By: Claire Hannum / March 30, 2015
Some New York City firefighters have taken to Instagram to share the lives of their rescue cats, and I'm kind of hoping it turns into a massive trend, because stumbling upon their pictures has made my day significantly more cheerful. Boogie of Ladder 24 and Carlow of Ladder 13, both in Manhattan, fill Instagram feeds with their daily… More »


2-Year-Old Indian Girl Breaks Archery Record, Is Our New Matriarch

By: Katrin Higher / March 29, 2015
Meet Dolly Shivani Cherukuri, 2, the latest person to break India's archery record. Yes, that's right, AGE TWO. At age two I think most of us were sucking our thumbs and still rolling around drooling, no? Not this queen, who has the face of a thousand daggers -- the better to fight men with I… More »


Mommie Dearest: Shaming Women For Public Breastfeeding? There Should Be A Fine For That!

By: Avital Norman Nathman / March 29, 2015
Another country making leaps and bounds over the US when it comes to supporting mothers? Insert my not-at-all-shocked face here. The Brazilian city of São Paulo recently approved a bill that will fine people $150 for shaming women who breastfeed in public. That's right. Women in São Paulo who are nursing their babies no longer… More »


4-Year-Old Girl Sneaks Out At 3 A.M. To Get A Slushie

By: Katrin Higher / March 29, 2015
Talk about a girl on a mission. Early Saturday morning, four-year old Annabelle decided to sneak out of her Philadelphia-area house in hot pursuit of a goddamn slushie. She decided to board a bus at 3 a.m. in order to do so, adorned in her little purple parka -- perfect slushie hunting gear IMO. Luckily… More »


Endangered “Magic Rabbit” Photographed For The First Time In 20 Years

By: Katrin Higher / March 29, 2015
I know, at first I thought this was about an amazing elusive vibrator as well. But it's not, it's about a glorious magical little baby rabbit-like creature called an Ili Pika who lives in the cliffs of the Tian Shan mountains of China. These little precious tiny dudes have not been photographed because its populatio… More »


McDonald’s Creates Big Mac Lifestyle Collection, Is Gross

By: Katrin Higher / March 29, 2015
I'm not sure what McDonald's is trying to pull with this stunt here, but to me it is dumb as hell. It screams of try-hard hipster appeasement and it's just kind of gross? I love hamburgers and I love food being depicted on clothes in many cases, but McDonald's is totally on my shit list… More »


Alabama Cop Faces Federal Charges In Brutality Case

By: Newser / March 29, 2015
A former Alabama police officer has been charged with violating the civil rights of an Indian man who was injured during a violent confrontation in February. Former Madison police officer Eric Parker is charged with using unreasonable force that left Sureshbhai Patel hospitalized. He was slammed face-first to the ground in the confrontation, which was captured… More »


Thousands Gather To Protest Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law

By: Katrin Higher / March 29, 2015
Yesterday, thousands gathered outside of the Indiana state house to protest the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that has rocked the state and the country. This "religious freedom" law could (and will) lead to discrimination of the LGBTQ community. In basic terms, you can now essentially and legally discriminate against someone from the LGBTQ community because… More »


Google’s New CFO Ruth Porat Is Getting PAID

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 27, 2015
Plus! A "Game of Thrones" porn parody has an Iron Throne made of dildos; a closer look at Chicago P.D.'s sex crimes unit; and reviews for a few feminist videogames, all in Today's Lady News... More »


Arizona Lawmaker Wants To Make Church Attendance Mandatory

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 27, 2015
What on earth is it with Arizona and Indiana this week? Is someone giving out new toaster ovens to the state that can prove they are worse than Florida in the shortest amount of time? I am really starting to wonder here. Anyway, State Senator Sylvia Allen (R-Snowflake...For Real, Not A Joke) brought up a… More »


Racist Oklahoma SAE Members Apparently Learned Racist Chant On A “Leadership Cruise”

By: Megan Reynolds / March 27, 2015
It never ends. … More »


Watch A Beautiful Flight Through The Moon’s Shadow

By: Claire Hannum / March 27, 2015
For those of a more superstitious leaning, last Friday's lunar eclipse brought with it big changes and heavy emotions, but it also left behind a gift that everyone could enjoy no matter their level of woo-woo astrological beliefs: beautiful photos of the event for limitless oohing and ahhing. This timelapse film of a plane flying past the eclipse didn't surface until days after… More »


Dear Mike Pence: Opposing Needle Exchanges Is Both Stupid And Dangerous

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 27, 2015
Clean needles save lives. More »


Horror Show Restaurant Owner Kept His Chef Enslaved For Three Years

By: Beejoli Shah / March 27, 2015
File this under worst story this side of the Ganges: a Indian restaurant owner in Los Angeles was arrested yesterday for keeping his chef enslaved for three years, and forcing him to work 12-14 hour days without pay. Pardeep Kumar, who owns the standalone Tandoori Grill in Valencia (not to be confused with the many… More »


I’m Really Sorry, But That Gawker Whole Foods/Katie Holmes Exposé Is Not As Exciting As It Seems

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 27, 2015
J.K. Trotter at Gawker’s Black Bag vertical did a very, very, very in-depth investigation of a claim from 2012 that Katie Holmes, living at the Chelsea Mercantile at the time, shortly after she left ex-spouse Tom Cruise, had a secret entrance to the Whole Foods that occupies the ground floor of the building. Paparazzi had… More »


Broadway Legend Audra McDonald Throws Down On Indiana’s Anti-LGBT Bullshit

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 27, 2015
The always glorious Audra McDonald had some words yesterday for Indiana Governor Mike Pence, who had just signed a bill that would allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT citizens. You know, because there are grown ass adults out there whose biggest problem is having to share their cookies with people they don't like. McDonald aptly compared the… More »


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