Posts tagged "homeless"

Pope Francis Gives Homeless Catholics A Private Tour Of The Sistine Chapel

PLUS, millennials have some weird beliefs about doin' it and VICE is all about sex innnnnn spaaaaaaaaace -- all in Today's Lady News!
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 30, 2015

NHS: Genital Piercings Count As Female Genital Mutilation

The UK’s National Health Service has classified voluntary genital piercings as female genital mutilation.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 19, 2015

Just Look At This Asshole: Catholic Church Spraying Homeless With Water At Night In San Francisco

In a tremendous show of Christian charity, a Catholic church in San Francisco has installed water sprinklers specifically meant to drive away the homeless people who sleep in the church’s outer alcove. The homeless individuals in question were under the impression that the sprinklers were installed to keep the alcove clean, but that wasn’t…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 18, 2015

NM Prosecutor To Bypass Grand Jury, Charge Cops With Murder Of Homeless Man

Last March, Albuquerque police engaged in a five-hour standoff with James Boyd, a schizophrenic homeless man who was camping out in a restricted area in the foothills after city shelters were closed. Towards the end of the conflict, when Boyd had given up and was about to grab his things and move along, the police…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 12, 2015

This Homeless Parisian Bodybuilder Is My New Fitspiration

I have clearly been underestimating bodyweight exercise, because this homeless man, Jacques, has been doing simple bodyweight exercises on the streets of Paris and complimenting it with a diet designed to increase muscle mass -- bought with the money passing Parisians give him -- and he is a homeless Adonis. Good lord.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 12, 2015

Sleazy Homeless Dude Uses NYC Women For Sex And A Place To Crash

From now on, when people ask me what being single in New York City is like, I'm going to point them towards this video. The dude site Elite Daily profiled a creepy homeless dude named Joe. who proudly describes how he gets by on the cold, hard streets of NYC by stealing supplies like Red…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 15, 2014

Homeless Mom Shanesha Taylor Charged With Child Abuse After Leaving Two Kids In Car During A Job Interview

Earlier this month, police arrested a mother in Scottsdale, Arizona, for leaving her two young children in the car while she went to a job interview. On March 20, 35-year-old Shanesha Taylor, who is homeless, parked her car containing her two-year-old and six-month-old sons in the sun while she went to her interview. Someone saw…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 31, 2014

RIP Society: Youngsters Are Taking “Selfies With Homeless People”

If you thought "funeral selfies" and "selfies with cadavers" were tacky, you ain't seen nothing yet. Some young people assholes are taking selfies with homeless people. …
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 10, 2014

Man Poses As Homeless, Gives Away $1K

Drivers in Iowa who rolled down their window to give a few bucks to a homeless guy asking for help on Christmas Eve got a surprise gift in return. Read more on Newser...
By: Newser / January 3, 2014

Family Hosts 200 Of Atlanta’s Homeless At Canceled Wedding Reception

Talk about turning lemons into lemonade. When Tamara Fowler's wedding was called off just 40 days before she was to be married at Villa Christina catering hall in Atlanta, her parents, who had already planned and paid for the wedding, were naturally upset at first. But instead of wallowing in the unfortunateness of it all, they found…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 24, 2013

Comedian Takes On Douchebag Abercrombie & Fitch Practices By Being A Douchebag

It's pretty clear that Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries is a raging douchebag. Aside from the sexist and elitist (oh and we forgot, ableist) practices the company's been found guilty, Jeffries most recently came…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 15, 2013

In Sweden, You Can Pay To Pretend To Be Homeless For The Night

You've always wanted to know what it would be like to be homeless, right? (No, not at all). Wouldn't you like to pay for the privilege of pretending to be homeless for the night? (No, not really). Faktum Hotel, in Gothenberg, Sweden, will give you the opportunity. For just $10, you can get to be…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 21, 2013

“Not Homeless, Need Boobs”: Ohio Woman Begging For Boobs On The Street

There's a couple of speed bumps on the street in Akron, Ohio, but they're not the type you are thinking of: a 37-year-old woman identified only as Chrissy is panhandling for breast implants. Clad in a bikini, Chrissy holds a sign reading "Not homeless. Need boobs." The college student and single mom says her bartender…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 13, 2012

Dawn Loggins Overcomes Homelessness To Attend Harvard

Dawn Loggins spent the summer before her senior year of high school at the prestigious North Carolina Governors School, but when the summer was over, nobody from her family came to pick her up. Her troubled parents, plagued by poverty and drug abuse, had abandoned her, and Dawn was left homeless. She was forced to…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 7, 2012

Homeless Ted Williams Meets Estranged Mom

It's been a banner week for Ted Williams. The 53-year-old spent 20 years living on the streets in Columbus, Ohio, his life ruined by drugs and alcohol. But then a video of the silky-voiced homeless man went viral--and bam!--he's got a job and has been reunited with his mother. On Thursday, Williams saw…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 7, 2011

New Site Makes You Guess: Hipster Or Hobo?

The moment the Sartorialist posted a picture of a homeless man looking chic on his blog, we had to realize this day was inevitable. And now it is here, ushered in by Hipster is the New Homeless, a website dedicated to "those who continue to blur the line between hipster…
By: Lily Q / December 2, 2009

An American Girl Doll That’s Homeless

Homelessness is having a "moment." There are windows at Barneys embracing the sad, unfortunate reality and W magazine gave Sasha Pivovarova designer bags to pose with as she channeled a homeless woman. It’s one thing to have fashion and editorials take inspiration from homelessness. We’re certainly not saying it’s right, but in the time…
By: Bianca Posterli / September 25, 2009