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A Woman Explains Why Men Cheat

Nobody likes a cheater. But there are some situations that are almost impossible to resist. Let Asylum’s token girl tell you why we feel sympathetic toward guys who cheat, even while we’re smashing your Xbox with a hammer. Watch it! Keep reading »

A Man Makeover Results In Tragic Guyliner And Manscaping Incident

Asylum explores the exciting new frontier of dude overhauls in “A Day in the Life of Sexy Me — One Writer Undergoes a ‘Man Makeover’.” Before his … manakeover? … writer Alan Wieder was a hirsute, rumpled writer-type. “While I’m not unclean,” he says, “I have the overall look of an out-of-work, perhaps even indigent, humanities professor.” That is, until Asylum got a hold of him. The makeover team’s goal? Take him from Rumple-stiltskin to Authorial Hottie. What followed: a haircut, a beard trim, a brow waxing, some lip plumper, a bit of bronzer, and guyliner. The result: rocker … ish. Once back out on the streets, though, no one seemed to notice. At work, a coworker declared he looked like “a gay clown.” The ladies over at Lemondrop “pronounced the new Alan “a bit like Pete Wentz’s sad-sack uncle the family would desperately like to disown.” Ouch. So, would you rather do Alan Before or After or Never? [Asylum] Keep reading »

Who Are The Most Exposed Women Of The Decade?

Our buddies over at Asylum have rounded up “The Most Exposed Women of the Past Decade.” Their “pseudo-statistical ranking” used a three-pronged method to figure out which ladies had overexposed themselves more than the rest, including how many times they appeared on the cover of Esquire, how many lad mags deemed them hot, and how often their name was searched on the internet. So, who made the cut? Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and Megan Fox, natch. But who was the most exposed woman of the last decade? Find out! Keep reading »

Women Fleeing Beatings From Their Husbands Could Get Asylum Here

Rody Alvarado Peña, now 40, was 16 when she got married in her home country of Guatemala. Her husband severely beat her for more than 10 years—pistol-whipping her, using her head to smash windows, chasing her with a machete, dragging her down the street by her hair, and kicking her repeatedly in the stomach in hopes of aborting their baby. In 1995, Rody ran away to the United States and sought asylum. See, generally, asylum here is only granted to people who are part of social group that is persecuted—abused women traditionally do not count. But lawyers in Rody’s case argued that they should, because women in Guatemala are persecuted in a targeted way—more than 4,000 women in the country have been beaten to death by their husbands in the past decade, and only 2% of the cases were ever solved. Still, Roday has spent the past 14 years in constant court cases and hearings, trying to get asylum officially granted. While lawyers and immigration officials debated her case, she has been able to stay in the United States—she lives in California and works as a housekeeper at a home for elderly nuns—but she never knew if she’d have to pack up and leave. Finally, the Obama administration has taken the bull by the horns and recommended that Rody be granted asylum. Which is awesome. But of course, this case has much larger implications than Rody continuing her life here. This sets a precedent that battered women are a persecuted group and qualify for asylum. This could be big news for women horribly abused in other countries where domestic violence is part of the culture. [NY Times] Keep reading »

The Frisky’s Top 15 Songs For Gettin’ Busy

On the occasions where we have the mental concentration to actually put on music when we’re getting down and dirty in the sack, there’s some music that always helps tickle us below the belt. After the jump are 15 songs that really get us going — for those times when we’re in the mood for it slow and sweet and those times when our neighbors complain about all the racket. Our boys at Asylum compiled a similar list of songs that dudes love to do you to — wonder if there’s any similarities… Keep reading »

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