Erica Anderson is your average 37-year-old mom of two in Grants Pass, Oregon. Which is why it’s so surprising that last Monday she walked into a local bank and slipped the teller a note telling her to fill a bag with money. The note also told the teller to wait 15 minutes before calling the… READ MORE »
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Nothing could make me want to read a memoir by 16-year-old Justin Bieber. Nor am I interested in Demi Moore’s life story. Or Anne Heche’s, or Laura Bush’s, or basically 90 percent of the famous folks who have released autobiographies in recent years. But Jaycee Lee Dugard? Yep, that is a memoir I would like… READ MORE »
Today is Ancestor Appreciation Day! (What, you mean you didn’t have this one highlighted in your calendar?) We thought this slightly random holiday would make for a cool opportunity to break from all the pressing news of the present, and instead reflect on our pasts. Here, some Frisky staffers share interesting stories and facts about… READ MORE »
At age 37, while working as an incest writer and researcher, Meredith Maran accused her father of molesting her. Based on a combination of “symptoms” like depression and guilt and disturbing incest dreams, the accusation would ignite an estrangement that kept her children from spending time with their grandfather for the next eight years.
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We’re so glad this guy’s not our dad: A California police officer staged a fake arrest of his 14-year-old daughter’s 15-year-old boyfriend after finding out the couple had sex.
The father went to the boy’s house in uniform and told him and his parents that he was being arrested on sexual assault charges. READ MORE »
Across the pond, a cat that had been dyed pink was found wandering the streets and dubbed “The Pink Panther.” Not long after, the feline’s owner was located, Natasha Gregory, 22. (Headline: “I Dyed My Puss Pink.”) Gregory colored the cat with food dye; when asked why, she said she’d gotten the idea from a… READ MORE »
People who live in France are laughing and shaking their heads—once again— at Rachida Dati, a former justice minister, who mistakenly said “fellation” (which means fellatio, or oral sex, in French) instead of “inflation” during a televised interview. Dati’s gaffe: “Some demand profitability of 20 to 25 per cent even when there is hardly any… READ MORE »
Just Cookies, a bakery in Indianapolis, refused to take an order from a gay student group because their request for rainbow cookies and cupcakes (to celebrate National Coming Out Day) violates the “values” of the bakery. [Change.org]
Jordan’s Queen Rania had some thoughtful words on anti-Muslim sentiments during her appearance on the “Today” show this… READ MORE »
Manicures are the next thing to go “fantasy.” Here is one of the fierce competitors at the 2010 Nailympics, held in the U.K. Yes, there really is an Olympics for manicurists. That’s quite a jungle on her hand there. Not exactly an everyday look, but still pretty amazing. Just for the record, I’m ready and… READ MORE »
Portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — i.e., the new health care reform law — go into effect today, including several that will affect women and girls. Beginning today, health care plans must offer preventative screenings and counseling without charging out-of-pocket costs. (Birth control, however, is not considered a “preventative service” READ MORE »
Check out this amazing and heartwarming video from sex columnist Dan Savage and his husband Terry talking about their 16-year relationship and their son DJ. They remind gay, lesbian and trans teens that “it does get better.” … READ MORE »
Drive-by whoring. It’s a phrase we didn’t know until yesterday, and we have the fine guys of St. Louis morning show “Woody and Rizzuto” to thank for broadening our horizons. It seems that DJs Woody and Rizzuto, of KPNT 105.7 The Point, are encouraging their male listeners to give the “difficult bitches” in their lives… READ MORE »