The Man Behind the Incest: An Interview With V.C. Andrews' Ghostwriter

V.C. Andrews is practically an institution. Her young adult gothic horror novels have sold more than 106 million copies, been translated into 24 languages, and educated generations of adolescent girls about consensual incest. Hers is the longest-running literary franchise in history and she's one of the most popular… » 12/05/13 4:00pm 12/05/13 4:00pm

Rape Fatigue and You: When There's Just No Anger Left

Since around 2pm on Monday, I've felt like a contestant on a sadistic Japanese game show, donning an American flag bikini and a blindfold, covered in glue and standing in a phone booth, trying to catch dollar bills with my flailing arms as an industrial strength blower propels cash around me at high speeds. But… » 8/22/12 11:45am 8/22/12 11:45am

Todd Akin Releases 'Forgive Me for Being a Dipshit' Ad, Vows to Plunge…

Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin is so, so sorry. He's so unbelievably, self-flagellatingly remorseful that he has released a new ad begging voters' forgiveness, claiming he used the "wrong words in the wrong way." But that's not enough for top GOP officials, who are trying to come in and shut that whole thing down. Guy… » 8/21/12 10:30am 8/21/12 10:30am

A Handy Tool to Keep You From Sleeping With Your Cousin

While the idea of accidentally hooking up with one's cousin is quite disturbing, it's a real possibility when you live in a place like Iceland that only has 300,000 people to choose from. That's why there's a new website called Íslendingabók, aka the Book of Icelanders. It sounds like a cooler version of Facebook, but… » 2/09/12 9:30am 2/09/12 9:30am

Abortions To Save Woman's Life Will Be Permitted In Imaginary Perry…

Yesterday, Rick Perry announced that he'd had a change of heart about what women should be allowed to do with their bodies, and now fully supports the bit of the Personhood USA pledge that says, "abortion and the innocent killing of life should always be prohibited." Today he clarified that he does find abortion… » 12/28/11 11:18pm 12/28/11 11:18pm

'German Fritzl' Lives Up To Reputation Of Being One Sick Fuck

We've been repeatedly horrified over the years by incidents similar to the case of Joseph Fritzl, the Austrian man convicted of holding his daughter captive for many years while he sexually abused her. However, "Adolf B," the man dubbed the "German Fritzl" by the media, has managed to add a disgusting new twist to the… » 12/20/11 9:50am 12/20/11 9:50am

High School Prank Involves Charming Parent-Child Makeout Session

If you're looking for a good prank to play on a high school student, the possibilities are really endless. Just fill their locker with glitter, convince them the SATs were yesterday, or copy whatever's the last thing Brad Pitt did to George Clooney. However, since it seems this wasn't made clear enough, we have to… » 12/15/11 9:29pm 12/15/11 9:29pm

Military Rape Victims In Need of Abortions Should Just Suck it Up, Says…

Civilians who work for the government are able to use their government-funded insurance to pay for abortion if they're victims of rape or incest, but not our female servicemembers. And now, thanks to frustrating inaction from the Senate yesterday, the unbelievably stupid restriction on abortion for military victims of… » 12/01/11 4:50pm 12/01/11 4:50pm

Austrian Man Accused Of Abusing Daughters For 41 Years, Dubbed 'Another…

Today an 80-year-old man was arrested in Austria for allegedly keeping his two mentally disabled daughters trapped in their home and physically and sexually abusing them for decades. The case is horrifying in its own right, but it's getting even more press because it's reminiscent to the Josef Fritzl case. » 8/25/11 10:11pm 8/25/11 10:11pm

Fritzl's Horrifying Incest Basement Will Be Filled With Concrete

The man who is liquidating the estate of Josef Fritzl, the Austrian father who impregnated his daughter and kept her and her children prisoners in his basement, says he's going to fill the basement with concrete so that no one can go in there ever again. Meanwhile, Fritzl is serving a life sentence in prison. » 8/12/11 4:10pm 8/12/11 4:10pm

The Father/Daughter Incest Story That Was Too "Real" For Jerry Springer

Recently The Steve Wilkos show (what, you haven't heard of it?) aired a two-part story about a father and his 18-year-old daughter who had been estranged during the girl's childhood but reconnected through MySpace when the daughter, Britney, became an adult. They struck up a romantic relationship and are now calling… » 5/17/11 12:30pm 5/17/11 12:30pm