As a modern woman who values her reproductive rights and the education of sexual health, I’m ALL ABOUT today’s young folks taking sex ed classes— but not when they’re sexist, bigoted and alllll sorts of wrong.
A secondary school in Singapore, Hwa Chong Institution, held a mandatory sex education session recently sponsored by Focus on the Family, a Colorado Springs-based non-profit known for preaching abstinence and anti-gay rhetoric. One whistle-blower, a brave teen named Agatha Tan, was so appalled by the sexist and bigoted materials provided in the course that she wrote a thoughtful open letter to her principal complaining about the class, and posted it to Facebook. So why was she so appalled? Prepare to facepalm for days… Keep reading »
Judy Muhe, a 76-year-old from Palmdale, Florida, suffered a hard fall at home alone with her two dogs. She has Parkinson’s disease and was unable to get up on her own, so she drifted in and out of consciousness on her kitchen floor for two horrifying days. The dogs, Higgins and Dodger, were her saving grace. The two swooped in, laying beside Muhe to keep her warm and to comfort her until a friend arrived and found her on the floor. Muhe told “ABC News” her dogs are “angels on four legs” and “my guardians … I have no doubt they would do it again.” [ABC]
Nowadays, it seems the world is just littered with crises. But one thing we don’t have to worry about is “Crabzilla.”
A photo depicting what appears to be a 50-foot crab hanging out near a wharf in Kent, England, started making the rounds on the Internet earlier this week. The photo was featured on a local curiosities site called Weird Whitstable, and eventually dubbed “Crabzilla.” Read more on Huffington Post Weird News…
Snapsaved is the third-party company that used flaws in Snapchat’s programming to allow users to store their snaps indefinitely, and it was through Snapsaved.com (not through the Snapsaved app) that 90,000 nude snaps were stolen and published online. Snapsaved shut down immediately after the leak, but the damage was already done. The company admitted that it was hacked and apologized to users this weekend.
With all of that out of the way, Snapsaved is now apparently asking journalists for monetary compensation via Bitcoin in response to interview requests. That’s right: Their site was insecure, it left private photos vulnerable, someone hacked it, they’re at least partially responsible for the likely circulation of child porn, and now they’re asking to be compensated for insights on their incompetence. A+, Snapsaved. Keep reading »