“People have gotten very afraid of women’s non-violent protest. Where no one paid attention before, and saw women as ‘toothless bulldogs,’ today you see the Jenni Williams and Jestina Mukokos of Zimbabwe being arrested as soon as they step out. They haven’t done anything that we did not do. There is [now] this recognition that, hmm, these ‘toothless bulldogs’ have some power and if we don’t stop what they’re doing we’re going to get in trouble. Every time a group of women decide they’re going to protest, the entire government is uneasy. So that’s the first thing. But the second thing is there is a global conversation going on that there is no way that peace can be negotiated, there is no way we can move from conflict to peace without the roles, the ideas, the unique skills and capacities of women.”
– Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee on the political power of women. Gbowee received the Nobel Peace Prize for her work organizing the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace, in war-torn Liberia. The movement is widely credited with helping bring the country’s longstanding civil war to an end. Watch her harrowing story, “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” on Tuesday at 10 p.m. on PBS, part of the channel’s 5-part “Women, War and Peace” series.
Occupy Wall Street. Afghanistan. Iraq. Unemployment. Self-absorbed health editors. The cancellation of “Charlie’s Angels.” Everybody is having a lot of feelings right now, about a lot different things. There’s a crapload of feelings juice being jizzed out all over the place. Are you jizzing feelings juice? Are you getting jizzed on? Keep reading »
First dates can be awkward, so it’s good to find common interests, like long walks on the beach or petty crime.
Florida police arrested two teenagers last week for allegedly attempting a “dine-and-ditch” after the couple enjoyed their first date.
Authorities say that Devin Norling, 18, and Sydney Sanders, 19, were just finishing up their meal at the Indian River Mall T.G.I. Friday’s when they began plotting to avoid the $25.16 bill, the TCPalm reports. Read more…
Call him a pioneer in skydiving sex: porn star Alex Torres has done the dirty while skydiving! His female partner, Hope Howell, happened to be the receptionist at Skydive Taft, the skydiving school which, uh, hosted the event. Oh yeah, the dirty video which captured this Mile High Club milestone is set to a Katy Perry tune. And you thought getting it on in a public bathroom was racy! Keep reading »
LiveScience takes note of what may be the weirdest possible consequence of sex: amnesia. A medical journal recounts the recent case of a 54-year-old woman who showed up at the ER complaining that she barely remembered a thing from the past 24 hours: Diagnosis: transient global amnesia, triggered by the sex she had with hubby. The good news is that, as with most such cases, the condition cleared up in short order. Read more…
Think about the nightly showdown you had with yourself and the mirror as a teen. I’m sure there were at least 10 things you spent hours berating. If mom and dad came in with a credit card and offered a permanent solution, would you take it? Be it a boob job, ear tuck, lipo, lip injections and hell, while we’re at it, a cortisone shot for that zit that won’t go away. Most teens would jump for the chance, and the case was no different with Nicolette Taylor. The 13-year-old from Long Island was featured on ABC News after her parents paid for her rhinoplasty.
The reason for getting plastic surgery at 13? Bullying.
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