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Vice Mag Thinks Ridiculing OWS Is Really Funny

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Occupy Condoms
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I-Banker Email
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So, it was only a matter of time before Vice magazine, the arbiters of all things desperately cutting edge, would deign to make some kind of commentary on Occupy Wall Street. Align themselves with the 99 percent–an earnest movement aimed at bringing forth a more equitable model of wealth and social justice? Forget it. Instead, the Terry Richardson-loving, snark-crackling mag went and staged an “American Psycho”-themed fashion shoot at Zuccotti Park, embedding well-coiffed male models among real-life protesters. And as if that weren’t offensive and sigh-inducing enough, the irony-blasting folks had one model sporting this “suck 1 percent of my dick” sign. Rather tacky, no? [Vice]

Girl, O.B. Is Sorry About Your Messy Tampon Situation

Your First Period
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Vodka-Soaked Tampons?
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Don't try this (probably urban legend) at home, kids! Read More »

O.B. tampons feels really bad about that whole tampon shortage thing you had to go through a few months back, so they’ve whipped up an apology just for you. Nah, girl, I mean, just for YOU. Call it their Ruben Studdard “Sorry For (2004)” — girl, do not underestimate this jam — but O.B. has made a really special sorry for y’all, featuring a Coldplay-ian guy wearing (yes, really) white pants singing a song specially made to order. Do it. I dare you. [O.B. Tampons]

Bro-Tastic GoDaddy Commercial Might Actually Air During Super Bowl This Year

Sexist Ads
Not all advertising campaigns are sexist and offensive. Read More »
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For the first time in eight years, the network hosting the Super Bowl has actually accepted the preliminary script for GoDaddy.com’s bro-tastic commercial pitches. Six racy “Internet only” commercials later — including one rejected commercial with a “beaver” entrendre — I’m still trying to align my neck after all of that strategic screen blocking. GoDaddy certainly isn’t unique in its marketing of sex, especially during the biggest football game of the year. It’s just their total lack of cleverness that normally cushions the hot-girls-performing-exaggerated-sexuality-for-guys message that make them more crude.

Allow me to give you a rundown… Keep reading »

Completely Superficial: Judging The Presidential Candidates’ Style

I’m not going to sit here and tell you who to vote for, or attempt to suss out an official Frisky-approved political platform. But what I can tell you? Who wore it best. Sure, most politicians don’t wear the most cutting edge looks, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t assess their outfits and judge their personal style. All opinions expressed are strictly non-partisan and based purely on the cut of their jibs and the comb of their hairs. Tell us who you think has the best look in the comments.

The 6 Craziest Christmas Crimes So Far This Year

Christmastime means Christmas crimes. People do stupid crap all year-long, but the holidays inspire a special brand of crazy. The 2011 holiday crime season is just ramping up. Just this week a burglar broke into a Pittsburgh liquor store and made off with two bottles of alcoholic egg nog. I mean, egg nog is good, but not worth going to jail for. Click on through to see some of the craziest Christmas crimes committed so far this year. [Huffington Post]

Date Rape PSA By PA’s Liquor Control Board Accused Of Victim-Blaming

Drunk Is A Feminist Issue
Why women should be concerned about binge-drinking. Read More »
Too Drunk?
If you're a drunk woman who gets raped, will you be taken seriously? Read More »
Rape Checklist
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A handy checklist of things that cause rape. Read More »
Date Rape Drug Test
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A date rape drug test may soon be available. Read More »
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Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board is under fire for a new PSA campaign called Control Tonight, which critics say puts the onus on women for “not getting raped” while drunk and is blaming the victim. The ad in question depicts a woman’s bare legs on what looks like a tiled bathroom floor with her panties pulled down to her ankles and the text reads:

02:19 a.m  SHE DIDN’T WANT TO DO IT, BUT SHE COULDN’T SAY NO.

When your friends drink, they can end up making bad decisions. Like going home with someone they don’t know very well.

Decisions like that leave them vulnerable to dangers like date rape. Help your friends stay in control and stay safe. Keep reading »

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