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Gay Girl In Damascus Blog A Hoax, Actually Penned By American Man In Scotland

Last week, we told you about the mysterious disappearance of Amina Abdallah, 35, a lesbian woman in Syria who penned the blog Gay Girl in Damascus. As Jessica initially wrote in that post, according to a post written by her cousin, on June 6, three men pulled up in a car and grabbed Abdallah. In a followup post, her cousin simply said she is “missing.” Shortly after word of her disappearance spread on the internet, along with various photos of Abdallah, a woman named Jelena Lecic, from the UK, came forward and said that the photos were actually of her. (The photo at left is Lecic and is one of the photos used to represent Abdallah on the internet.) This caused many to question not only the legitimacy of Abdallah’s disappearance, but also her existence as well.

And, as it turns out, those hunches were right. There is no Amina Abdallah. Keep reading »

Naked Woman On Park Bench Allegedly Wanted To ‘Cool Off’

Next time Susan Pollock needs to cool off, she should head to a nude beach instead of the city park.

The 44-year-old woman was charged with indecent exposure after police in Mesa, Ariz., claim they found her sleeping naked on a park bench near an empty bottle of vodka, the East Valley Tribune reported.

A father and his three children spotted Pollock taking her siesta around 5:30 p.m. She smelled of alcohol and was wearing nothing but a T-shirt rolled up above her breasts, the Arizona Republic reported. Read more… Keep reading »

A Handy Checklist Of Things That Cause Rape

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I can think of a few people who need this sign someplace where they can always see it. Sadly. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Alabama To Ban Abortion After 20 Weeks

  • Alabama’s state House and Senate have approved a bill to ban abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy, except in cases of risk of death or physical harm to the mother. [Reuters]
  • Nassau County in Long Island, New York, has offered $7 million to female police officers who filed a gender discrimination lawsuit because they were paid less than male officers for the same job. [Reuters]
  • Journalists are pouring over 13,000 of Sarah Palin’s gubernatorial emails released by the state of Alaska today. The Frisky will keep you posted on anything juicy they dig up. [Washington Post]

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Flowchart: Is It Okay To Tweet That Dick Pic?

Appropriately simple and to the point. [GOOD]
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Democrat Vs. Republican Sex Scandal Showdown: Which Party Has The Worst Scandals?

It’s been a busy few weeks for political sex scandals. First we found out that Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a love child—well, possibly two—more than 10 years ago without wife Maria Shriver‘s knowledge. And then came Weinergate, in which Democrat Anthony Weiner ‘fessed up to sexting with six women, even sending one of them a picture of his … wiener.

This has us wondering—which political party has the worst sex scandals? After the jump, a highly scientific study*. Keep reading »

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