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911 Dispatcher Tells Sexual Assault Victim To “Quit Crying”

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  • A 911 dispatcher in Columbia, Ohio, is being criticized for telling a woman who had been sexually assaulted at gunpoint to “quit crying” during the upsetting call. The 20-year-old was attacked after 4 a.m. on Sunday morning by a strange man who broke into a house and held a gun to her head. Although the dispatcher was trying to get much-needed information out of the caller, she was extremely rude and lacking in basic human empathy. [ABC News]
  • Men’s rights activists are leaving sexist notes like “Women lie about rape” inside copies of the book Everyday Sexism inside bookstores. Clever, gentlemen. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

RIP Society: Woman Calls Emergency Services Over Ice Cream Sprinkles

Sprinkles Are Not A Crisis

A woman in West Midlands, England, called 999 (Britain’s emergency call service) because of ice cream sprinkles. In the middle of an argument with the guy who’d just sold her an ice cream cone, she called police in a huff and detailed how he refused to put sprinkles on both sides. Um. Desserts are an emergency, okay? She insisted to the operator that ”it doesn’t seem like much of an emergency but it is a little bit.” After all, the ice cream man had “put bits on one side and none on the other.” Okay, so this is kind of hilarious (especially the recording), but wasting minutes of emergency responders’ time leaves people with real, non-dessert-related emergencies waiting longer for assistance. That said, I totally can’t help but laugh about this one. [Telegraph UK]

Drunk Dialers Beware: Now You Can Text 911 During An Emergency

I can’t decide if this is a genius or terrible idea. Cell phone providers have now made it possible for users to text message 911 during an emergency in case they’re unable to speak.

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless have all hopped on board with the new feature, but the ability to reach 911 via text message is only currently active in limited areas. Only certain states and counties have call centers that support 911 texting, but they’re working on making this a nationwide feature as soon as possible. Providers are telling users to text 911 their location and emergency if they’re, say, hiding in a closet with an intruder in the house or hearing impaired, for example. Keep reading »

Man Calls 911 Because He Can’t Deal With One-Night Stand’s Loud Snoring

Remember the name Benjamin Todd Duddles. He should now be added to every woman’s DO NOT SLEEP WITH LIST. But especially if you live in Waukesha, Wisconsin. In order to get rid of his one-night stand who was “snoring like a train” in his bed, Mr. Duddles called 911 and requested that she be “removed from his bed.”As if one-night stands aren’t precarious enough already. We’ve all been given subtle hints that it’s time to leave the morning after a hookup, but never while we were still asleep.  Keep reading »

This 911 Operator Is Such A Jerk

For reals?
This 911 Operator Is Such A Jerk
She Laughed When He Said His Girlfriend Was On Fire!

We’ve all had moments in life when we’ve found ourselves laughing at the most inappropriate times. Like, in the middle of an argument or upon seeing someone’s penis for the first time. (I still regret that.) But it shouldn’t be too hard to keep a straight face in the middle of a life-threatening emergency. When Arizona man Lalo Delgado was in a serious accident, he called 911 to report that both his car and his girlfriend were on fire. The operator’s response? Oh, she giggled. Because possible death is really hilarious. Seriously, WTF? Keep reading »

Debate This: Are You Bothered By This AT&T 9/11 Twitter Post?

Debate This: Are You Bothered By This AT&T 9/11 Twitter Post?

Today is the 12th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001. AT&T posted this advertisement, featuring a hand holding a smartphone with an image of the memorial lights for the Twin Towers against the NYC horizon, to their Twitter page, writing, “Never Forget.” Hmm, using a national tragedy to essentially advertise your products/services? Crappy business move, in my opinion. What do you guys think? Tacky, tasteless and offensive, or is this no biggie? [Twitter]

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