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The Soapbox: On Kasandra Perkins And The Color Of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Advice
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... from a prosecutor who has seen it all. Read More »
Helping DV Victims
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Should we ask victims of domestic violence why they stay? Read More »
Kasandra Perkins Murder
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NFL player Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend and then killed himself. Read More »

On December 1st, the sports world was in shock as reports came in that Jovan Belcher, a linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, died in a murder-suicide, killing himself at the Chiefs training facility after murdering the mother of his three-month-old child in their home. Most people tried to figure out what would make a good kid like Belcher, who appeared to “have it all,” end his life in this way. But I found myself asking, “But what about the girlfriend? Does she even have a name?”

Her name was Kasandra Perkins. The 22-year-old mother had given birth in September and now she was dead. Gone. Keep reading »

College Basketball Player Fat-Shamed After Quitting Team

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Wisconsin news anchor responds to fat shamer's bullying letter. Read More »
"Fat" Beauty Queen
Miss San Antonio lost her crown for eating tacos. Read More »
Open Letter To The Fat Girl
Winona pens an open letter to the fat girl. Read More »

Today In Totally Awful News: Josh Smith, a junior on the UCLA basketball team, left the team in response to accusations that he simply wasn’t in good enough shape to play — and to a chorus of professional sports commentators and fans claiming he was “too fat.” “I have made the decision to leave the program for personal reasons,” Smith said in a statement. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at UCLA and am grateful for the opportunity that has been presented to me here.”

Smith said he had difficulties with training and conditioning, and struggled with his weight. And that, apparently, was enough to make some in the media attack him for it. Keep reading »

NFL Star Brandon Marshall Tweets Naked Teammate By Accident

Brandon Marshall , a wide receiver for the Chicago Bears, was so psyched about a UCF shirt he received that he went on to tweet a photo of him wearing it to his over 750,000 followers.

But unfortunately, and understandably considering his job, he went wide — and the photo included a teammate’s naked butt in the background.  Which isn’t surprising considering it was taken in a locker room. Read more…

Today’s Lady News: Douchey Ads For New York Knicks Removed

"Unfeminine" Athletes
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Some old sexist dude is concerned lady athletes are not feminine. Read More »
Anti-Gay Slur
Escobar suspended for writing anti-gay slur on his face. Read More »
Condi Invited To Club
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Condi Rice was invited to join the all-male Augusta National Golf Club. Read More »
"Prostitute"
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16-year-old Saudia Arabian Olympian called "prostitute" for competing. Read More »
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  • Whoever does advertising for the New York Knicks must have thought this ad about bagging “sixes” and “sevens” was a 10, when it’s really a zero. People are people, not numbers ranking them on their attractiveness. I was going to call this ad “sexist,” but really, it’s more all-around douchey for either gender. [VIBE]
  • Moms now run New Hampshire. Here’s blogger Amanda Hess on why they shouldn’t talk about being moms. [Slate]
  • On white women who voted for Mitt Romney … [The New Yorker] Keep reading »

Toronto Blue Jays Player Yunel Escobar Suspended For Writing Anti-Gay Slur On His Face

Gay Scaremongering
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This gay marriage scaremongering ad is so bad it's good. Read More »
Obama Supports Gays
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The president comes out in support of same-sex unions. Read More »
Big Gay Oreo
Some people were offended by this Oreo. Read More »

For those of you who don’t speak Spanish, “Tu Ere Maricon” translates to “You are a faggot.” Toronto Blue Jays player Yunel Escobar made a grave error in judgement by writing this anti-gay slur on his face during a game this weekend. Escobar defended his homophobic face painting at a press conference saying: “I don’t have anything against homosexuals. I have friends that are gay … It’s just something that’s been said amongst the Latinos. It’s not something that’s meant to be offensive.” Keep reading »

A Little Boy Without Feet Skills Us All In Soccer

Childhood Experiences
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The twenty scarring experiences every woman needs to get over. Read More »
A Mini-Soccer Star

Some days, you’re like “I really can’t deal with working out, I’m so tired.” And then you read about kids like Brazilian boy Gabriel Muniz, who was born without feet and still manages to play soccer, and then you feel absolutely mortified about your own laziness. [YouTube]

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