Kansas City, Missouri, is considering an ordinance that would provide fines and jail time for street harassers. So Iguess I’m movin’ to Kansas City! I have family there, it’ll be all good.
Various other cities in Missouri (of all places), including Columbia and St. Louis, have put together bans on public harassment similar to this ordinance. They point out that in the years since these anti-harassment laws have been in effect, they’ve never issued a citation for it, because it’s hard to enforce the laws without an officer witnessing the harassment. Kansas City’s solution to this problem is to find out where harassment happens the most, and increase police presence in those areas. Keep reading »
There’s a startling trend lately of people getting plastic surgery to look like their favorite celebrity and becoming something of an Internet celebrity in the process. There was the dude who spent $100,000 to look like Justin Bieber. There was the Ukrainian lady who wanted to look like Barbie. And now, there’s Victoria Wild, a Latvian model who has so far spent 30,000 British pounds (or approximately $49,000 USD) to look like a blow-up sex doll.
And you know what? She actually looks less real than some of the actual sex dolls I’ve seen in assembly. Keep reading »
Frat boys from Tau Kappa Epsilon at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee have been accused of slipping date rape drugs to young women at an off-campus party on Friday night after several female and one male student became so utterly incapacitated that police had to be called.
A UWM residence hall called the police three different times early Saturday morning after students came back to the dorm “unable to stand or walk.” All of the incapacitated students had X’s written on the back of their hands, which they said they got from the TKE party. And here’s where the part of the story gets weird. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Keep reading »
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer headbutted his wife, breaking her nose, after she turned him down for sex. He proceeded to lock himself in a bathroom and threaten to kill himself in front of his wife and son if she told the police about the assault.
So that’s four NFL players in some kind of legal trouble over domestic violence in 11 days. Meanwhile, the NFL has been making statements about women as “matriarchs,” citing our community-building skills, ability to produce and raise children, purchasing power, and overall domesticity as the reasons that the NFL likes us. I’m so flattered. I know I was a beacon of domesticity when I yelled so hard at the Patriots for losing to the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI that I had a blood pressure spike and almost fainted. Keep reading »
“I think that the term [feminist] has been incredibly bastardized. I am a huge advocate of empowering women — the idea of women supporting each other and supporting themselves and making strong choices that make them happy. I think often feminism gets a very narrow definition. It’s not about making shit-tons of money and running a Fortune 500 company. It’s about doing what makes you feel good as a woman, and if that’s being a stay-at-home mom, you can be just as much of a feminist that way as you can as a fighter pilot. So in that way, yeah, of course.”
It’s a sign of the zeitgeist, I guess, when an otherwise frothy interview with an actress on one of the hottest shows on TV right now turns from face wash and lipstick to feminism? That’s what I choose to believe at least: “Girls” star Zosia Mamet spoke with Allure about makeup tips and fielded a question about whether she calls herself a feminist. Mamet, who writes a column for Glamour, has written a critique of “lean in” feminism before. Her answer was somewhat one-dimensional — I mean, it takes an enormous amount of privilege in the first place to choose to be a stay-at-home mom — but otherwise I solidly agree with Mamet. Women’s equality is about much more than a privileged, elite group of women being financially successful under capitalism. [Allure] [Image via AKM-GSI]
Singer Robin Thicke was just like thousands of tourists who were stranded in Cabo San Lucas as a result of the devastating effects of Hurricane Odile.
One thing that set Thicke apart from the other 30,000 panicked and stranded tourists, was that he attempted to use his celebrity and some cash to get out of Cabo faster than the less famous folks.
The “Blurred Lines’ singer was vacationing in Cabo with his son, a nanny, a woman who looked to be his publicist and another gentleman who seemed to be Robin’s pal.
According to a Celebuzz source, Robin was doing everything in his power to get out of Cabo. At the airport, a woman associated with Robin (who was way, way back in line of 750-1000 people) approached a group of tourists near the front of the line. Keep reading »