This is a sad story. If you are looking for something uplifting to start your weekend, stop reading right now.
Police in Phoenix, AZ, went out to investigate reports of hysterical screaming. They found four boys, all under age 15, and a partially clothed 8-year-old girl running from an empty shed. The boys, ages 9 to 14, now face charges ranging from sexual assault to kidnapping. Investigators say they lured the girl to the shed by offering her gum. Then, they held her down and took turns raping her for about 10 to 15 minutes. Keep reading »
Here’s a brainteaser: If someone is born a man, but becomes legally female aside one special male part, and then they kill someone, which prison should they be held in—male or female?
Well, according to a transsexual inmate in this specific situation, she says she should be hanging with the ladies. Currently held in a men’s prison in the UK, this inmate claims her human right to “respect of her private life,” as stated in European Law, is being violated by having to stay in a men’s facility. And she’s suing over it. Not only is the she-mate unable to wear skirts or make-up—she also says its a glaring violation of her human rights not to be able to have gender reassignment surgery. And she’s so close—she has hormonally grown breasts and has lasered off all the hair on her face and legs. But doctors have repeatedly denied her the final surgery because she must live as a female for a certain period of time before being eligible—something she cannot do being held in a men’s prison. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
Let your household products speak for you. U.K. fair trade and poverty-fighting org, Traidcraft created this statement packaging for 100 percent recycled tissues, paper towels, and toilet paper. [Lovelypackage.com] Keep reading »
It was the first week of January when the CEO of my company called everyone into the conference room to have a heart-to-heart about how the recession would affect our jobs. (1) No raises. (2) No Christmas bonuses. (3) Work day extended by an hour. I suspected that layoffs were impending. I prepared for the worst. I put in more hours at the office; I began racking my brain for ways to make extra cash, started saving every penny, and started expressing my fears, concerns, aggravations, and joys through writing. I started blogging and pitching stories. So when I was “involuntarily laid off” in May, I wasn’t distraught at all—I thought of it as a blessing in disguise, a chance to try the dream of being a writer. I looked at it as funemployment—a chance for me to step back from my life and exhale for a moment. And it was only a matter of weeks before my hobby became my career, at least a part-time one. But still, when you’re not in an office all the time, you do end up with serious free time. Here are the blogs I’m loving, made specifically by and for unemployed people. Keep reading »
Summer is really great, but aren’t you sooo bored with all the nice weather and nature and crap? Yeah, we get it, it’s pretty out, now stop gloating you hussy season. I don’t need your vitamin D, sun. Give me artery-clogging movie-theater popcorn and one of those Coke slushies and I’m golden all year round. This week, consider adoption with “Orphan,” ponder the state of gender relations with “The Ugly Truth,” and check out “G-Force,” just cause isn’t it a miracle we haven’t run out of animals to animate yet? Keep reading »
Hillary Clinton and North Korea leaders have traded so many insults recently that we can’t even count them anymore. But we can certainly laugh at the them, because this smack-talking has a strangely preschool-like quality. It all started when Secretary of State Clinton said that North Korea’s government was acting like “small children and unruly teenagers and people who are demanding attention.”
Then a North Korean official fired back that Hillary “looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping.” [CNN] — Cold diss. Keep reading »
We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You bitches crack us up! In honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the Internet, we’re giving away prizes! Each week we’ll award you awesome chatty Cathys a little something special. This week, five winners will receive The Pulpwood Queens’ Tiara-Wearing, Book-Sharing Guide To Life. Without further adieu, the lucky winner of this week’s Gift For Gab. Keep reading »