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Los Angeles Local News Anchors Handle This Morning’s Earthquake Like Pros

Los Angeles Local News Anchors Handle This Morning's Earthquake Like Pros
Better Duck And Cover!

Earthquakes are serious business. Mother Nature does not fuck around. All that being said, I LOLed upon watching this video of these two KTLA anchors responding live as a 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit Los Angeles this morning. They straight dived under that desk. And his face! (In all seriousness, we hope everyone is a-okay out there on the West Coast. Having grown up in San Diego, I know all too well how scary earthquakes can be. Duck and cover!) [YouTube]

Trans Woman Banned From L.A. Gym’s Women’s Locker Room

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  • Yanel Valenzuela of California told a gym trainer that she is a transgender woman, hoping to get an exercise routine tailored to her health needs. But instead, she alleges, the trainer shared that information with others and an L.A. Fitness manager barred Valenzuela from using the women’s locker room entirely. They realize she’s a woman and doesn’t belong in the men’s locker room, right? This is grossly discriminatory against trans folks and completely inappropriate.  [Queerty, Huffington Post]
  • This piece about an Oklahoma couple’s struggle to terminate a pregnancy after they discovered the fetus has severe birth defects is incredibly sad. This is how taking away women’s reproductive rights affects poor families.  [MSNBC]
  • The Cutting Season author Attica Locke has won the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, a $10,000 literary prize for African-American writers. [Clutch Magazine]
  • The web site She’s A Homewrecker is all kinds of come-the-fuck-on. [Huffington Post]
  • Why is Russia taking DNA samples from conservative Muslim women before the 2014 Olympics? [Al-Jazeera] Keep reading »

Nicest Burglars Ever Return Valuables After Realizing They Stole From Sexual Assault Services Nonprofit

Man Returns Bike
He even attached an apology note! Read More »
Open Letter: Goat Thief
Letter to whoever stole this goat and took it to the bar. Read More »
Boy Steals Parents' Savings...
...and uses it to buy candy. Read More »
Be My BF: Cheese Thief
Share your muenster with me, man! Read More »
LA-Burglar-Note

On the night of July 31, police arrived at the San Bernardino County Sexual Assault Services office to respond to an alarm. According to CBS Los Angeles, the building had been broken into through the ceiling, but by the time police arrived the thieves had already fled the area. Cindy Stalling, the executive director was notified, but the investigation had to wait until morning. Two hours later, however, Stalling received a call about more suspicious activity at the office. When she arrived, she found something absolutely shocking.

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Nigel Hardy, 13, Commits Suicide After Being Bullied For Being A Male Cheerleader

Rehtaeh's Suicide
rehtaeh parsons
Rehtaeh Parsons committed suicide at age 17 after gang rape. Read More »
Anti-Bullying Vid
Jonah Mowry's anti-bullying video. Watch »
Columbia Suicide
Columbia university freshman jumps to her death on move-in day. Read More »
Nigel Hardy 4.17.2013

Another bullied teen took his life on Monday: Nigel Hardy, age 13, had been bullied due to his participation in an extracurricular activity he loved, cheerleading.

According to The Los Angeles Times, Hardy punched another boy, who was harassing him about cheerleading, which led to suspension from Hillview Middle School in Palmdale, California.  On Monday, following the suspension, Nigel Hardy’s father went to authorities after finding a suicide note and his handgun missing.Hardy’s body was later found 20 miles from his home with a gun nearby. Keep reading »

“The Women Of L.A.” Is Offensive To Women, L.A., The World

Frisky Sexism
All of The Frisky's posts about sexism. Read More »
Starbucks Stereotypes
What your drink order says about you. Read More »
Why Funny Women Rule
Mind of Man
John DeVore on why funny women are a natural resource. Read More »
Maybe it's you, DJ

Get a load of this new “comedy music video” from some guy named DJ Lubel. It features a cornucopia of has-beens and never-weres, singing a rather mysogynist and racist song about how the women of Los Angeles never put out. It’s really, really charming. I mean, the video starts off with a guy telling his friends that he once got laid by “telling the bitch I was Chris Brown,” and then it goes downhill — yes, downhill — from there. Keep reading »

Waitress Sues L.A. Bar Over Short Skirt Dress Code, Fans Blowing Up Skirt

Harassed At Work
Daley's friend is being harassed by her superior at her summer job. Read More »
Slutty School Girls
On dress codes and "Slutty Wednesday" at one NYC high school. Read More »
Legs Filmed On Subway
legs photo
Some creep is filming videos of your legs on the subway for YouTube. Read More »
Today's Lady News
Pervy New Dress Code
  • A woman claims she was fired from O’Hara’s, a bar near UCLA, for complaining about a new dress code for women that required wait staff to wear short, plaid school girl skirts  and place fans around the restaurant to blow their skirts up! Ew. Creepy. The woman wrote a letter to her boss registering her complaint, then quickly saw her hours reduced before being fired three days later. That fan thing is straight-up sexual harassment: indefensible in any workplace.
  • Republican South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley vetoed a bill last week which would have provided free HPV vaccinations for young ladies. Some strains of HPV are known to cause cervical cancer in women. [Think Progress]
  • A teenaged lesbian couple were found shot in a Portland, Texas park. Mollie Oligin, 19, died from her injuries, and Mary Chapa, 18, was rushed to the hospital and is now in stable condition. Its unclear whether the young women’s sexuality factored in the attack. [MSNBC] Keep reading »
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