Scary Form of Crotch Rot Makes a Comeback

  • The STD of yore, syphilis, is back, baby, and on the rise in New York City! This obviously has nothing to do with Zach Braff being in town all summer. [NY Times]
  • Kate Hudson may think that men are whores by nature (and that it's okay!), but nerds beg to differ. UC Berkeley math professor Dr. David Gale says it's mathematically impossible for men to have more sexual partners than women — we would tell you more about the handy-dandy equation he uses to back up this claim, but we didn't quite get it. [NY Times]
  • An alarming percentage of women are unaware that HPV can cause cervical cancer and even fewer know that there is a vaccine available. Now you know ladies, so get thee to Dr. Pap Smear and thank us later. [BBC News]
  • A 13-year old Egyptian girl died during a circumcision procedure, only a few weeks after a similar death prompted health officials in the country to ban the heinous practice. [Fox News]
  • Maryland police accidentally let a sexual assault suspect go after they arrested him for molesting a 9-year old girl. The perv is still on the loose. Way to fucking go, Maryland PD. [Fox News]
  • Yay, Ohio! The state's Civil Rights Commission is pushing for companies with four or more employees to grant their workers 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave, regardless of how long they've worked for the company. Wait, unpaid? That sorta sucks, actually. [NY Times]
  • Irene Morgan Kirkaldy, a Civil Rights pioneer whose refusal to make room for a white bus passenger preceded Rosa Parks by a decade, has died at the age of 90. [NY Times]
  • Dr. Howard Judd, whose expertise in menopause led to significant advances in estrogen and hormone treatments, died at the age of 71. How he knew so much about hot flashes, we'll never know. [NY Times]
  • A new study shows that taking a birth control pill for an extended period of time can affect fertility down the road. [Telegraph]
  • The latest trend in bodice rippers comes out of Australia, as romance writers are penning hunky heroes that are more like your average Joe. Eh, we prefer the perviness of VC Andrews incest-laden paperbacks anyday. [Reuters]
  • In the stupid legal battles department, some schmo is suing 1-800-Flowers for $1 million for revealing his affair to his wife. Something tells us he's going to have a hard time getting a date after this. [ABC News]
  • We're not sure where we stand on the Mexico City street vendor debate — aside from the fact that we think the tacos are super tasty — but we do think the woman fighting the Mayor's plans to clean up the city is one bad-ass great grandma. [LA Times]