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'Damsel in Defense,' for the Woman Looking for a Feminine Way to Defend Herself

Being an independent woman is rough, especially if you want to practice non-lethal defense but feel uncomfortable doing so without a sufficient amount of bling. Or at least that's the reasoning behind "Damsel in Defense," a for-profit company — which seems awfully like a multi-level marketing scheme — that employs… »10/04/12 6:15pm10/04/12 6:15pm

Pepper-Spraying Black Friday Shopper Gets Even More Crazy, Threatens To Sue Walmart

If you thought the tale of the California woman who pepper sprayed other Walmart shoppers during a Black Friday stampede was the most "only in America" story of the season, prepare yourself to feel a surge of patriotic pride. Now she's considering filing a lawsuit against the store. Authorities say 32-year-old… »12/12/11 10:30am12/12/11 10:30am

The Best Pepper-Spraying Baby Jesus Christmas Sweater Ever Made


If you've been looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the protester or internet-lover in your life, look no further: it's the Cop Pepper-Spraying Baby Jesus Christmas sweater! The brilliant work of artist Abbie Heppe, this beautiful sweater's design showcases Lt. John Pike—who became a famous meme (meme-ous?)… »12/04/11 6:35pm12/04/11 6:35pm

California Woman Who Pepper Sprayed 15 People On Black Friday Turned Herself In, Refuses To Talk About it

The woman suspected of spraying fifteen people at an LA-area Walmart last week in an attempt to keep people away from the items she wanted has turned herself into authorities but was released pending further investigation after police say she refused to discuss the incident. »11/26/11 4:30pm11/26/11 4:30pm

UC Davis Chancellor Says She Won't Resign After Horrific Pepper-Spraying Of Students

After police brutally pepper-sprayed peaceful protesters at UC Davis on Saturday, almost 50,000 people signed a petition asking university chancellor Linda Katehi to resign. And students held a silent vigil to protest her press conference yesterday. Nonetheless, Katehi told George Stephanopoulos today that she… »11/21/11 11:30am11/21/11 11:30am

"Are You Still A Virgin If You've Had Oral Sex?"

It's time for another installment of Pot Psychology »8/15/08 4:20pm8/15/08 4:20pm, the "advice" column in which we attempt to solve everyone's problems with an herbal remedy. (Remember, kids: Don't do drugs!) In this episode, , the Feldman to my Haim, helps me answer questions about Craigslist hookups, sleeping with siblings of friends, and ex…