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​High Schoolers Shown Clips From Pretty Woman at Dress Code Assembly

Visual material can be really helpful in the classroom. For example the "Carol never wore safety goggles" poster worked for decades. Most of my understanding from science comes from Bill Nye The Science Guy videos. But when it comes to talking to students about a dress code, maybe don't show them a film about a… »10/04/14 6:34pm10/04/14 6:34pm

Headdesk-y Miss USA Contestant Can't Name a Positive Female Role Model

Wanna hear something bananas? A contestant at this weekend's Miss USA Pageant (A.K.A. The Susan B. Anthony Consortium for High-Minded Ladies) was asked a question about positive depictions of women in pop culture and ended up saying something dumb. Can we continue or was your computer totally ruined by your surprised… »6/04/12 3:50pm6/04/12 3:50pm

State Department Kids Treated to Educational Lecture About Hookers

The Secret Service's failure to be serviced in secret is now the hottest topic in DC area elementary schools after yesterday's ill-advised Take Your Child to Work Day at the US State Department. The State Department just so happens to be investigating a certain Secret Service for having certain sex with certain… »4/27/12 4:20pm4/27/12 4:20pm

Molly Ringwald Tells Reddit Secret of Youth is 'Blood of Kristen Stewart'

Reddit, the internet's sometimes lovable, often exasperating socially awkward child prodigy of a brother, occasionally invites celebrities (and meme subjects) to answer questions from the site's commentariat. Last night, former Brat Packer and current grown up actress Molly Ringwald offered herself as an interview… »4/26/12 3:10pm4/26/12 3:10pm

Pageant Mom Defends Dressing 3-Year-Old As Pretty Woman Prostitute

Wendy Dickey, the mom whose 3-year-old daughter wore a hooker getup for a Pretty Woman routine on Toddlers & Tiaras, defended her costume choices to TMZ, saying the child-size sex worker ensemble is "less revealing than gymnastics wear and swimsuits," and "a lot less harmful." Earlier, we pointed out that she could… »9/08/11 10:35am9/08/11 10:35am

British Professor: Prostitution Is Not All Bubble Baths And Bordellos

In Montana, former cathouses and bordellos are now tourist attractions, where, according to the Economist, Big Sky Country enthusiasts can dream of the notorious Madam Ida, who "distributed gilt neckties to favoured customers." (No doubt against a backdrop of crushed red velvet and giant, filigree mirrors.) Americans… »2/29/08 3:00pm2/29/08 3:00pm