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This Is Actually The Cutest Kitten In The World

50 Shades Kittens
50 shades of grey kittens
Watch kittens reenact the plot of "50 Shades Of Grey"! Read More »
Maru Vs. Blinds
Maru
Watch Maru discover window blinds. Read More »
Cat Loves Hot Dude
Cat And Hot Dude
This dude is so hot even his cat can't stop pestering him for cuddles. Read More »
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Tiny Kitten
Not Exaggerating

I know the internet is the land of hyperbole, especially when it comes to cats. But for real, everyone, anointing this kitten getting a belly rub as “The Cutest Ever Cat Video On The Internet” seems pretty spot-on to me.  I dare you to disagree with me. [Love Meow]

California Bill To Expand Porn’s Condom Usage Dies In Committee

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  • A bill to increase pressure on the porn industry to comply with an existing law requiring adult performers to wear condoms during sex scenes filmed in Los Angeles County has died in committee. The new bill would have required HIV testing and expanded the law’s reach to all counties in California, as many XXX film sets have left LA County to skirt the rules. [LA Daily News]
  • Columbia University announced a new sexual assault policy today, but is receiving criticism from student activists for apparently avoiding their inclusion in developing it. [Huffington Post]
  • A startup scrapped a contest after they got backlash for offering a free smartphone to women who could get 50 “likes” after they uploaded pictures of themselves with the company logo written on their body. [The Verge] Keep reading »

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Maryam Mirzakhani Is The First Female Winner Of The Fields Medal For Mathematics

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Maryam Mirzakhani Is The First Female Winner Of The Fields Medal For Mathematics

Maryam Mirzakhani, who is 37, became the first woman to win the Fields Medal this week. In the world of mathematics, the Fields Medal is equivalent to the Nobel Prize. If you’ve seen “Good Will Hunting,” you might remember hearing it referenced quite a few times. Mirzakhani was one of four recipients and was presented the award at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul. Mirzakhani grew up in Iran, where she initially thought she might become a writer before she fell in love with math, and then went on to study at Harvard. Now a professor at Stanford University, she is known for her studies of geometry and dynamical systems, especially the symmetry of curved surfaces. Mirzakhani says on Stanford’s website, “This is a great honour. I will be happy if it encourages young female scientists and mathematicians. I am sure there will be many more women winning this kind of award in coming years.” Keep reading »

…To Boldly Go Where No Mini-Van Has Gone Before!

Hey guys, what do you think of my sweet new ride? Just kidding, I wish I could afford this “Star Trek”-themed “boogie van” (really, that’s a term?) for sale on eBay for $8,500. I’m moving to Los Angeles in a few months and I need a set of wheels, and this 1978 GMC van has all the right vibes I’m looking for. I can picture it now: cruising down the 405, rocking a Baja hoodie, beaming up hotties for intergalactic sexual adventures in the red velvet-covered back seat. Hmm, the auction ended today and it looks like no one bid. Maybe the owner is open to negotiations… [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Dungeons & Dragons Can Be A Game For Girls, Too

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D&D Game Goes Co-Ed

“It’s a good thing that boys are challenged the way they’re taught their exclusive activity is open only to them.” These are the words of a 25-year-old man named Sam. He may as well be speaking about any male-dominated space — ground combat, restaurant kitchens, construction work — but Sam was referring to one space in particular: Dungeons & Dragons games. The stereotype of the typical D&D gamer is man or a boy, in particular one who is socially awkward, skinny, and sporting glasses. As a result, role-playing games are not traditionally acknowledged as something women and girls do (although they totally do). In this short documentary by Meredith Jacobson, four middle-school-aged boys and four middle-school-aged girls play D&D together for the first time, while Sam the Dungeon Master oversees the co-ed experiment. It might just inspire you to pick up some polyhedral dice yourself! [Vimeo via The Mary Sue]

RIP Society: Mom Arrested For Swearing In Front Of Her Kids At The Grocery Store

Mother Arrested
Mommie Dearest: Mother Arrested For Leaving 9-Year-Old At The Park While She Went To Work
... for letting nine-year-old play at the park while she had to work. Read More »
Mom Sells Katy Tix
Mom Sells Daughter's Katy Perry Tickets
Pissed off mom sells "spoiled brat" daughter's Katy Perry tickets. Read More »
Calling Your Kid Names
Brandi Glanville
"Real Housewife" Brandi Glanville called her 7-yr-old son an "asshole." Read More »
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Police in South Carolina arrested a mom last weekend after she allegedly directed the word “fuck” at her children in a Kroger grocery store. Danielle Wolf, who just moved her family to the city of North Augusta three weeks ago, grew frustrated with her husband for squishing the bread in her shopping cart, and displayed her annoyance with a few four-letter words. A fellow shopper approached Wolf and insisted that she had said “fuck” in front of her children. Wolf had said the word to her husband, not her kids, though I’m not sure why a total stranger felt entitled to this clarification. “She’s like, ‘you said the f-word’, and I’m like, ‘when did I say this to my kids?’” Wolf told local news station WJBF. “She’s like, ‘you told them that they were smashing the bread’, and I said ‘no’ I said that to my husband, that he was smashing the bread by throwing the frozen pizzas on top of it.’”

One thing lead to another, and though the irritated shopper hadn’t intended for Wolf to be arrested, she ended up leaving the store in handcuffs. Keep reading »

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