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Trigger Warning: This post contains a description of sexual violence that may potentially be triggering for survivors of sexual assault. A 15-year-old girl was found last week in Northern California's Lake County. She was a runaway from Los Angeles. It is believed that she was living on the streets in Hollywood when she encountered 30-year-old Ryan Alan Balletto and 25-year-old Patrick Steven Pearmain, her kidnappers.   Balletto and Pearmain, pictured above, maintain their innocence, but the girl said that she was forced to spend up to three days...
The U.S. Military has begun issuing Army Combat Uniforms (ACUs) specifically tailored for the female form … finally. Owing to a growing proportion of female soldiers in the military, these new uniforms are meant to increase professionalism, improve fit and comfort and decrease the restriction of movement that came from covering ladies with the standard, ‘burly-dude’ fit uniform. The original ACU was built “by males for males,” states a recent article on the Army’s website. The ACU-As (or, Army Combat Uniform – Alternate) will accommodate a greater...
Imagine Don Corleone played by an 11-year-old, menstruation-obsessed little girl. That's this video.  It follows the touching story we're all familiar with: a little girl feels isolated at camp, until she becomes the first to get her period. Then she becomes an oppressive dictator who deals out tampons and unwarranted advice to her fellow campmates. #kidsthesedays  It's cool especially because they stray away from the lame tropes we usually see in tampon ads. They're not using cutesy euphemisms for "vagina," all the little girls look appropriately miserable...
     Yahoo! Shine reports this morning that Prince William of Wales, Duke of Cambridge and husband to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, will take two weeks of paid paternity leave following the birth of his son, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge.This sends a huge and important signal to the international community of dads: that it’s okay to take paternity leave. Paternity leave is awesome for a whole mess of reasons. Dad gets to bear some of the burden of raising a new baby, not leaving it...
In true Sociology 101 style, a woman approached men on the street and flat out asked them if they wanted to have sex with her. The same experiment was repeated with a man, but asking women on the street for sex. Obviously, there was going to be a gendered response. The reactions of the people on the street are entertaining, but they also illuminate deeper societal issues. To no surprise of mine, the girl had a 50% success rate with just 14 dudes, while the guy...