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Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Taking Her Last Name

By now you’ve probably heard about Michael Buday, the guy who wanted to take the last name of his wife, Diana Bijon, when they married in California. It took two years, a sexual discrimination suit, and a change in California law before he was able to do so. While women have an easy time taking their husband’s last name, there is no place on the marriage license application, and driver’s license, for the groom to choose the bride’s surname. Clearly, this is ridiculous and there’s not much more to say about that, except good for Mr. and Mrs. Bijon for taking their fight all the way. But it got me thinking about the notion of changing your last name in marriage anyway — is this something guys would actually consider? I posed the question to the guys on my IM and, needless to say, they probably won’t be taking your last name anytime soon. Check their responses, after the jump. Keep reading »

Today In Terribleness: Sexual Assault, Crying Rape, And That Austrian Psycho

  • A University of Connecticut student recounts being sexually assaulted on campus, fighting back against her attacker, and then being assaulted AGAIN by onlookers. [DailyCampus.com]
  • A woman who was having an affair, cried “rape” when she was caught by her husband because she says she feared for her life — her husband shot her lover and killed him. This past week, the wife was convicted of involuntary manslaughter, while her husband, who shot the guy in the first place, walks free. Was she convicted because of her lie (that she was raped) or because of her infidelity? [Broadsheet]
  • Remember that disgusting cretin from Austria who kept his daughter locked up for 24 years, raped her, and fathered six of her children? He says, “I could have killed all of them, and nothing would have come out of that. No-one would have ever known about it….I have not been treated fairly, it has all been one-sided.” [Daily Mail U.K.]
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    Wal-Mart: Always Low Prices, Finally An Inkling Of Human Decency

    Last week we wrote about Wal-Mart employee Debbie Shank, who was struck by a truck and suffered severe brain damage and whose medical expenses were covered by her Wal-Mart insurance. The chain sued for reimbursement of $400,000+ after Shank won a settlement against the truck company which was responsible for her accident. Today the mega-chain finally dropped their suit. Wal-Mart, you (finally) did the right thing. But we’re still going to shop at Target! [St. Louis Today] Keep reading »

    Yet Another Reason Why We Shop At Target

    Target is awesome, and not just because they have cheap, cute clothes designed by normally-out-of-our-price-range big names like Jovovich-Hawk and Luella Bartley. They also rule because they don’t screw over their employees in the most evil way possible. Wal-Mart, which, frankly, has some of the worst clothing you could possible buy at a megastore, won a suit against a former employee for $470,000. For what, you may ask? The awful truth, after the jump. Keep reading »

    Bikini Model Proves Her Case

    Earlier this week, we told you about the bikini model whose breasts got her acquitted of property damage. Then on Japanese television, Serena Kozakura proved her 44-inch bust makes one heck of a doggy door stopper. The truth, unlike a good bra, will set you free! [You Tube] Keep reading »

    Model Gets Something Off Her Chest

    The Girls Next Door’s Kendra Wilkinson claims getting fake breasts were her “best investment” and a pin-up girl in Japan couldn’t agree more. Serena Kozakura claims, “It was my breasts that helped me win in court.” Last year, the ample-chested bikini model was found guilty of property destruction after a man accused her of jealously kicking in a door when she found him in bed with another woman. Kozakura appealed the case, using her 44-inch bust as her defense, saying that she is too chesty to have crawled through the hole in the door to the house. On Monday, the Tokyo High Court happily examined the evidence and threw out her guilty verdict. Ta-ta-riffic! [Yahoo] Keep reading »

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