Last week, we were kvelling about Shyane DeJesus, a 22-year-old college student in New York City who fought back when she was groped by a man while waiting for a subway. And she didn’t let the guy who lifted up her dress and slid his hand under her skirt get away when a train arrived: she followed him on the train, punched and kicked him, and shoved her Blackberry in his face to snap pictures. “I’m glad I fought back. I’m going to defend myself,” she told the New York Post. “I want him on the list for sex offenders.”
Well, it seems like Shyane DeJesus might just get her wish. The alleged subway groper, Froylan Andrade, 39, was arrested on Sunday after he was turned in by his brother. Keep reading »
Tomorrow, Election Day, voters in Mississippi will vote on a fetal personhood amendment to define a fetus as a person in the state constitution, thereby criminalizing all abortion. Initiative 26 would define a “person” as “every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof.” If it passes, surgical abortions would be banned, the abortion pill would be banned, and, according to a Personhood USA spokesman who spoke to NPR, even birth control pills would be banned. Keep reading »
This afternoon, Sharon Bialek, the fourth woman accusing GOP presidential nomination wannabe Herman Cain of sexual harassment, held a press conference in New York to describe how she met with him about getting a job and he reached his hand under her skirt. Bialek said in July 1997, she met with Cain, then the president of the National Restaurant Association, after getting her old job back. She claims Cain allegedly reached under her skirt for her genitals and pushed her head towards his crotch. When she asked what he was doing, Cain reportedly said, “You want a job, right?” Keep reading »
It happens daily in supermarket and convenience stores nationwide — digging into a bag of chips while waiting in line, sampling a couple of grapes in the produce section, opening a bottle of milk to appease a crying child.
The highly-publicized story of a pregnant Honolulu mom who was arrested last week with her husband after she ate a sandwich in a Safeway store and forgot to pay, leading to the couple’s 2-year-old daughter being taken away by Child Welfare Services, has sparked a national debate on the issue.
It also raised the question: Is it OK to consume food and beverages in the store before paying? Read more…
The bad news: tonight, Daylight Saving Time ends, which means it’s about to get cold and dark for the foreseeable future. As someone who is prone to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), I am determined to look at this from a glass half full perspective! Which brings me to the good news: by setting the clocks back an hour tomorrow, we get an extra hour tomorrow! An extra hour to do anything you want with. Here are 35 ideas for how to spend it. Share yours in the comments! Keep reading »
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, today is Move Your Money Day. Or Bank Transfer Day. Or Dump Your Bank Day. It has a lot of names. Point is, November 5 has been marked as the unofficial date for unhappy customers to take their moolah out of the big banks and move it into smaller, more local credit unions. People are fed up with the hidden fees, the terrible customer service, and the overall corporate greed that some of our nation’s biggest banks are becoming notorious for and want change. So far, Bank Transfer Day has over 78,000 people on Facebook who’ve pledge they’re making a switch. Onward! Read more…