​Scammers Now Conning Families of Undocumented Child Migrants

Because the only reasonable thing for the world to do at this point is continue to be awful, the FBI has uncovered two separate fraud schemes that have gone after families of undocumented unaccompanied minors living in the US. Because families who send their children to another country as a refugee to flee violence… » 7/20/14 1:23pm 7/20/14 1:23pm

​Canadian Woman Stops to Save Baby Ducks, Causes Fatal Car Crash

On Friday, Emma Czornobaj was convicted on two counts of criminal negligence causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing death. Her crime? Stopping her car on the left lane of a highway south of Montreal to help a group of motherless ducklings. This caused 50-year-old motorcyclist Andre Roy to slam… » 6/22/14 3:54pm 6/22/14 3:54pm

Woman Beat Daughter's Classmate With a Hammer In School Bathroom

A third-grader was violently beaten at an Oakland, California school on Friday. Police state that the attacker, another child's mother, lured the girl into a bathroom and then hit her repeatedly with a hammer. Police also state that this was a targeted attack and that it was the result of a family feud. And as we all… » 6/01/14 5:07pm 6/01/14 5:07pm

PETA Discovers Nonexistent Link Between Dairy and Autism

PETA's scientists have been hard at work creating new and sensational ways to get you to fear meat and dairy. While I agree that a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle is an excellent choice, spreading fear and false information is not the way to gain converts. It's dishonest at best and dangerous at worst. And this ad, which… » 6/01/14 2:36pm 6/01/14 2:36pm

Trans Women Assaulted and Stripped on Train, Passengers Cheer

Well this is just lovely (and by that I mean shockingly common), two transgender women of color were harassed and assaulted by at least two men on Atlanta's MARTA train because, oh hey, they're trans women of color. And the men stripped one of the women naked, because of course they did. » 5/29/14 11:00pm 5/29/14 11:00pm

WePay Cancels Crowdfunding for Adult Performer’s Medical Treatment

When adult entertainer, Eden Alexander developed Steve Johnson’s Syndrome after taking a common antibiotic, she attempted to take matters into her own hands. Steve Johnson’s Syndrome is a excruciatingly painful skin condition, which is very dangerous if left untreated. Unfortunately, according to The Rumpus, doctors… » 5/18/14 4:30pm 5/18/14 4:30pm

​Someone Already Pitched a Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Movie

Today, in Horrible Ideas that Should Burn in a Fire, Indian director Rupesh Paul pitched a movie based on the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 tragedy that occurred not even two months ago at Cannes. The film, entitled "The Vanishing Act" boasts the tagline, "the untold story of the vanished Malaysian flight." … » 5/18/14 1:15pm 5/18/14 1:15pm

Brooklyn Man Tattoos Dog, Wins 'Biggest Jackass' Award

I don't know who's the bigger problem here, the tattoo artist who surprised his dog with ink during her spleen surgery, or the unnamed veterinarian who allegedly allowed the inking. Either way, this is bad news all around, and the worst news is this: It's not yet illegal to tattoo your animal in New York. » 3/08/14 1:37pm 3/08/14 1:37pm

89-Year-Old Woman Called 'Flirt' by Nursing Home After Reporting Rape

In a story that's as completely horrifying as it is infuriating, an 89-year-old resident of a senior living home in Northern Minnesota was raped by her caretaker. Her appalling treatment didn't stop there, though: after reporting her assault, she was sent to a psychiatric ward and kept in solitary for three days; she… » 2/25/14 1:00pm 2/25/14 1:00pm

Awful: Bus Driver Hits 8-Year-Old Boy For Misbehaving

It is common knowledge that children can be a handful. They yell, they throw tantrums, when I worked with small children there was a 4-year-old whose sole purpose in life seemed to be to follow me around and kick me directly in the shins. And then we would talk about it. And then he would kick me in the shins some… » 2/15/14 2:19pm 2/15/14 2:19pm

Gym Refuses to Fire Employee Who Sexually Assaulted Woman on Camera

Today in horrible, depressing reminders of what it's like to live under rape culture: last year an Omaha woman, Megan Hunt, was sexually assaulted by a 24 Hour Fitness employee. Even though the attack was caught on tape, the company's corporate HR told Megan that they could not fire the employee for "legal reasons"… » 10/13/13 2:00pm 10/13/13 2:00pm