This Mandatory (And Sexist) Sex Ed Workshop Is Why Society Is Moving Backwards

This Mandatory (And Sexist) Sex Ed Workshop Is Why Society Is Moving Backwards

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 »

It’s Time To Cry: Woman’s Golden Retrievers Keep Her Alive After A Painful Fall

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"They Let Me Know That I Was Not Alone"

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]

Amanda Bynes’ Psychiatric Hold Extended To Two Weeks

  • Amanda Bynes’ involuntary 5150 psychiatric hold has been extended from 72 hours to 14 days. Her parents and lawyer tricked her into getting help by convincing her she was going to a legal meeting. For some reason, Sam Lufti, the dude who spent a lot of time with Britney Spears circa her bald era, helped with Amanda’s parents’ plan to get her into treatment. These past few weeks, Amanda has talked up a supposed engagement and accused her father of molesting her, later retracting the statement by blaming it on a “microchip” in her brain. No matter how you look at it, this situation is an all-around bummer. At least she’s someplace safe now and hopefully on her way to healthier times. [Pink Is The New Blog]
  • Swedish model Anna Maria Mostrom is brain dead after being hit by a bus while biking on New York City’s Roosevelt Island. Mostrom modeled on catwalks and was once a contestant on “Scandinavia’s Next Top Model.” She’s surrounded by friends and family, and doctors are preparing to donate her organs to save other lives. [Mirror UK]

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‘Crabzilla’ Or ‘Crapzilla’ — You Decide

Crabzilla Or Crapzilla- You Decide

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…

Tennessee Could Change Its Constitution To Repeal Protections For Abortion In Any Circumstance

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  • Tennessee’s state constitution could be changed so that it doesn’t protect abortions in any circumstance, ever. [Slate]
  • A new PBS documentary series is delving into white identities and many of the delusions white people have about race in America. [The Grio]
  • GamerGate is becoming the most distilled example of misogyny in American culture. [Deadspin] Keep reading »

The Site That Got Hacked In “The Snappening” Wants Bitcoin For Interviews

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 »

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