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Fuck This World: A Magazine Tried To “Help” 9-Year-Old Girls Find The Best Swimsuit For Their Body Type

Body issues are something that many women (and men, tbh) will struggle with their entire lives. Discovery Girls, a magazine aimed at readers aged 8-12, seems to want to make…

Liz Magee | May 11, 2016 - 8:45 am

Video Shows Police Officer Body-Slamming A 12-Year-Old, Knocking Her Unconscious

A video is making the rounds of a San Antonio Independent School District police officer body-slamming a twelve-year-old girl, knocking her unconscious, before arresting her.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 7, 2016 - 11:32 am

San Francisco First US City To OK Paid Parental Leave

What do the United States and Papua New Guinea have in common? Per theInternational Labor Organization, they’re the only two countries out of 185 that don’t have national paid parental…

Newser | April 6, 2016 - 3:30 pm

Horrible Parents Trample Kids, Overtake Easter Egg Hunt

Is this the end result of millennial entitlement or are these parents just crazy?

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 28, 2016 - 11:50 am

“People” Pulls Kristin Cavallari’s Deadly Baby Formula Recipe

Feeding your baby goat’s milk is not actually a good idea, and could, in fact, kill them.

Robyn Pennacchia | March 21, 2016 - 1:30 pm

Movie Theatres Are Banning Kids Under Six From R-Rated Movies

Some theatres say no young children after 6 PM, but Regal has tightened it to an all-day restriction.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 18, 2016 - 9:15 am

SCOTUS Ruling Ensures Custody & Rights For Gay Adoptive Parents

The court overturned an Alabama Supreme Court decision saying that a gay adoptive parent shouldn’t be granted custody.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 7, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Maybe I’m Not “Meant” To Be A Mother (And That’s Okay)

Having never even considered what lay beyond the point of imaginary motherhood, my ticking biological clock took on a more foreboding sound, a countdown slog towards, well, death.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 2, 2016 - 3:00 pm

In Defense Of Extracurriculars

When I was in high school, I was the president of my school’s Queer-Straight Alliance, the vice president of the Artistic Cooperation Society, and I occasionally attended the Socialist Club

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 3, 2015 - 9:00 am

Concerned Mom Mad Son’s History Book Doesn’t Show Bright Side Of Crusades

She may have gotten her Monty Python movies mixed up?

Robyn Pennacchia | October 6, 2015 - 6:14 pm

Make It Stop: “My Friend’s Facebook Posts About Her Kid Are Totally TMI”

When I’m scrolling my feed in public, I don’t want to see half-naked babies popping up on my screen.”

Anna Goldfarb | October 2, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Mom Bakes Princess Hulk Cake, But Dad Gets All The Credit

When Brian and Lainie Elton’s four-year-old twin daughters asked for a Hulk Princess cake for their birthday, their parents got to work on a confection that has since gone viral. The awesome photo…

Lauren Vinopal | September 16, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Dad Tries To Turn His Daughter Into A Princess, But We Like Her Just The Way She Is

I was really into Halloween as a kid, but my tastes were always a bit darker and more morbid than what my parents preferred. They wanted me to be a princess…

Lauren Vinopal | September 14, 2015 - 3:30 pm

On Donald Trump & Fathers Who Sexualize Their Daughters

Late one summer night, I received a message on Facebook.

“You looked so sexy,” it read.

Tiffanie Drayton | September 14, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Shocker, Goth Kids Are More Likely To Be Depressed

A new study revealed that kids who associate with the goth scene tend to be more depressed than average, and are more likely to engage in self-harm. The researchers said

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 31, 2015 - 9:30 am

Baby Shits All Over Dad’s Terrible Tribal Tattoo

I mean, can you blame him?

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 28, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Netflix Now Offering Unlimited Paid Maternity And Paternity Leave

Yesterday, Netflix announced that they would be offering unlimited maternity and paternity leave to new parents during the first year following their child’s birth or adoption. According to Tawni Cranz,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 5, 2015 - 10:45 am

Cops Say Parents Banished Teen For Eating Pop-Tart

A 14-year-old girl who ate an unauthorized Pop-Tart found herself banished to the woods for a week with only a tent, a roll of toilet paper, a flashlight, and a…

Newser | July 7, 2015 - 5:45 pm
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