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Critics Of Toddlers Pole Dancing Are Such A Buzzkill

A pole dancing class for toddlers offered at a dance studio in England is being attacked by critics who say it’s “promoting sexually precocious behavior” in young kids. But I don’t get what everyone is so worked up about. Isn’t climbing up and down and around a stripper pole just another form of exercise? And aren’t we being told every day to make sure our kids exercise so they can be healthy?

It sounds to me like maybe these whiny, fun-hating complainers need to get their head out of the gutter. Read more… Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Saudi Women Flout The Driving Ban

  • Today is the day Saudi Arabian women are holding a mass protest by breaking the law and driving. Our thoughts are with them! [Christian Science Monitor, The Daily Beast]
  • Brazil is considering a quota for Sao Paulo Fashion Week which requires that 20 percent of its models be black. If only American fashion shows would do the same thing. [Daily Mail UK]
  • A boarding school in Kenya offers fathers a traditional dowry to secure their girls an education. [CNN]

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45 Things We’ve Learned From Sex Scandals

Over the past few years working at The Frisky, I have covered an exorbitant number of sex scandals. It’s pretty clear to all of us that sex scandals are cropping up more and more frequently, for both politicians and celebrities. It’s unclear whether people are stepping out more on their marriages, or if technology (texting, Twitter, Facebook) leaves people more vulnerable to being caught, or if our 15-seconds-of-fame culture leads second and third parties to step forward and soak up the limelight more than they would have in the past. But it’s clear that something is certainly up. Insert Weiner joke here.

Oddly, through the sex scandal onslaught, I feel like we’ve learned an awful lot. After the jump, 45 lessons—both big and small—that recent sex scandals have taught us. Who knew they were so educational? Keep reading »

The Poop Burger Is Here

 

Telling someone to “eat a s**t sandwich” is no longer an insult reserved for your worst enemies. It’s something you can literally do. Japanese scientist Mitsuyuki Ikeda has made a scatological breakthrough with his alternative meat product containing a protein extracted from human poop. It’s more delicately referred to as “sewage mud.” Turd burgers, while still way more expensive than regular meat, are incredibly high in protein, low in calories and fat, and eco-friendly. Yeah, that still doesn’t put me remotely in the universe of wanting to eat one. Or eat anything for the rest of the day for that matter. Thanks, science! [In Habitat] Keep reading »

The Vancouver Riots Makeout Couple Revealed

Don’t riots and violence just make you feel so passionate? No? Me neither, which is why I would love to know if there was alcohol involved when these people laid down in the street and kissed while Stanley Cup hooligans tore up the city of Vancouver all around them. (I am going to go with “probably” on that one.) Most media outlets speculated for days that the Vancouver riots makeout couple was a hoax somehow. But Toronto’s Globe & Mail got on the case and identified these two crazy kids: Scott Jones and Alex Thomas. Keep reading »

Anthony Weiner Has Job Offers From “Entourage,” Larry Flynt

With it clear that Weinergate wasn’t disappearing anytime soon, yesterday Anthony Weiner held a press conference yesterday to announce that he was resigning from his post in the House of Representatives. “I had hoped to be able to continue the work that my constituents elected me to do,” he said. “Unfortunately, the distraction that I myself have created has made that impossible.”

But it does not look like Anthony will be unemployed for long. Today, both Larry Flynt and the television show “Entourage” reached out to him, offering him work. Keep reading »

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