BYU Student Challenges 'No Sex' Policy and Church's Treatment of Women

Brigham Young University student Keli Byers penned a bold open letter for Cosmopolitan this month, in which she challenges her school's regressive, anti-woman ban on sex. It's an incredibly brave move, considering that, as a teen, Byers was suspended from church for being sexually assaulted by an older Mormon… » 8/13/14 4:30pm 8/13/14 4:30pm

Have You Seen This 'Put Your Number in My Phone' Prank?

First of all, not a "prank." Not a "prank." How is this a "prank." Explain. I would have put "prank" in sarcastic quotation marks in the headline, but I had to put "Put Your Number in My Phone" in actual quotation marks and it screwed up my whole sarcasm thing and BOY AM I UNHAPPY ABOUT IT. Because this is… » 2/21/13 7:00pm 2/21/13 7:00pm

Woman Gets Super Sweet Valentine's Day Note Asking Her Not to Dress…

Earlier this week on Valentine's Day, Brigham Young University student Brittany Molina was minding her own business on campus when a young man pressed a note into her hand. Note passing on Valentine's Day! So romantic, right? Unfortunately not as the note Brittany received was actually a request. A request for her to… » 2/17/12 3:40pm 2/17/12 3:40pm

School Can't Call Its Team the Cougars Because It's Offensive to Older…


Changing the names of high school sports teams to be less offensive to certain groups—like Native Americans, for instance—is nothing new, but now a school board in Utah has taken it to a whole new level. A high school is opening in 2013 in the town of Draper, Utah, and they wanted to call their team the Cougars. The… » 1/19/12 11:05pm 1/19/12 11:05pm

France's Attempt To Ban "Inciting Thinness" Incites Jeers From Some

The lower house of French Parliament voted in favor of a bill today that outlawed "publicly inciting extreme thinness," reports the AP. What does "inciting thinness" even mean? Well the definition, according to law author Valery Boyer, is pretty vague. The new bill would allow judges to imprison or fine offenders… » 4/15/08 3:30pm 4/15/08 3:30pm