Oregon is Attempting to Ban Upskirt Photos Taken Without Consent

Yes, you read that headline right: the state of Oregon is “attempting” to ban unwarranted upskirt photos. Because as is infuriatingly the case in many other municipalities, there’s a question of whether or not the practice of taking pictures of women’s genitals without their consent is entirely illegal. » 5/26/15 9:40pm 19 minutes ago

The VA Can't Fund IVF for Soldiers Because Congress Loves Embryos More

As we exit another Memorial Day weekend full of solemn paeans to The Troops, the Washington Post reminds us that the Veterans Affairs Administration still won’t cover in vitro fertilization for injured returning veterans. The ban has been in place for nearly a quarter century, and it’s there to protect fertilized… » 5/26/15 8:15pm Today 8:15pm

Very Dumb #BlameOneNotAll Campaign Is India's Answer to #NotAllMen

Mintified is an Indian website devoted to “inspiring” and/or “viral” posts, using Upworthy-style, desperate headlines. You’ve never heard of it before, you’ll never read about it here again, and you’re only reading these words at this exact moment because of the thunderous trainwreck that is their latest effort:… » 5/26/15 7:00pm Today 7:00pm

The Creepy Fundamentalist Homeschool Cult That Trained the Duggars

You know about the Duggars, the evangelical Christian family whose 19 children catapulted them to fame through Discovery Health specials and TLC show, 19 Kids and Counting, and you know about Josh Duggar, the eldest son, who admitted last week to molesting several underage girls as a teen—including his own sisters. » 5/26/15 6:28pm Today 6:28pm

So Many Men Fell in Love With A Woman Who Never Existed

Social media creates a false sense of intimacy and, because we want to believe that people on the internet are who they say they are it’s still fairly easy for people to trick themselves into believing the beautiful stranger who’s taken an interest in them is made of flesh and blood and not ones and zeroes. In some… » 5/26/15 6:15pm Today 6:15pm

Nigeria Fashion Week: Pretty Prints and Patterns for All Occasions

Africa Fashion Week Nigeria began Saturday in Lagos, and already there are a clutch of runway clothes for which I’d gladly hawk my whole wardrobe. Lovely prints were key, as some designers played with new ways of incorporating ankara and jacquard, all in super-modern silhouettes and bright color saturation that looked… » 5/26/15 6:15pm Today 6:15pm

Ciara Is Roberto Cavalli's Latest Muse, Gorgeous as Ever

Twitter went wild over Rihanna’s stunning Dior spot, and the fact that she was the storied French fashion house’s first black woman spokesmodel. Now, we’re guaranteed to see at least one more black pop star in the fall/winter advert cycle: Ciara is the new face of Roberto Cavalli, another revered European design house… » 5/26/15 5:40pm Today 5:40pm

A Good Flannery O'Connor Stamp Will Soon Be Easy To Find

Fifty years after her death, Flannery O’Connor has officially made it—she’s going to be on stamp. Set to be released as part of the USPS Literary Arts commemorative series, the stamp depicts O’Connor surrounded by peacock feathers. Linn’s Stamp News, my new favorite website, reported on the mail’s newest star.
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Woman Tried to Bribe Officer By Offering to 'Lick His Butthole'

Meet Diane Thomas, a 52-year-old woman who beat up and scratched her boyfriend and then did everything in her power to keep from being arrested when the police arrived. And by everything, she meant everything, including a recently-popularized sex act that is usually not offered on a first date (or during an arrest). » 5/26/15 4:45pm Today 4:45pm

Charli XCX Nixes Plans to Market Branded Tampons Over 'Health Issues'

The best part of any live music show, you’ve got to admit, is the merch table: what, with its overpriced tokens of memorabilia and status tchotchkes available for purchase to prove to the world that You Were There when They Weren’t, even if your credit card bill outlasts that tour T-shirt you swore you’d wear forever. » 5/26/15 4:30pm Today 4:30pm

Game of Boners: Lost Minds, Lost Virginities

Oh, hey there, daughters of the Harpy! Did you think Game of Boners forgot about you? That we were gonna leave you high and dry? No way! I—QUEEN HARPY—just needed Memorial Day off to lie in the sun and sip on some of Cersei’s special sangria. A tip from the queen herself: replace the fruit chunks with more wine. And… » 5/26/15 4:15pm Today 4:15pm