Evil Gyno Graeme Reeves Brutalized 800 Women Before He Got Caught

You know what I'm sick of writing about? GENITAL MUTILATION. Seriously, another day in February = another story about women getting their clitorises brutally cut out of their vulvas. Why is the media so obsessed with covering the 'bad news' of women are getting their labias sewn shut when it never seems to chronicle… » 2/27/08 2:30pm 2/27/08 2:30pm

Filomena Tobias Got Four Rich Dudes To Marry Her And You Are Still Single

Filomena "Phyllis" Tobias had a rocky relationship with her gazillion dollar hedge fund manager husband Seth. This was not surprising, since she had a rocky relationship with the other three husbands she had before him, and by rocky I mean lots of police getting called to the house because she liked to hit them etc.… » 2/11/08 6:00pm 2/11/08 6:00pm

The Megan Meier Police Report: There Are (Almost) No Words

The Smoking Gun has finally unearthed the Megan Meier police report, which is to say, it unearthed the police report filed by one Lori Drew, in response to the "hostility" and "tension" she felt in her suburban St. Louis community after Meier, her 13-year neighbor, hung herself in the closet in despair over having… » 11/20/07 2:30pm 11/20/07 2:30pm

"Megan Died Never Knowing This Young Man Didn't Exist"

The story of Megan Meier, the 13-year-old who killed herself after being abruptly dissed by a MySpace suitor who turned out to be the sick creation of her ex-friend's mother, has hit the national news circuit full-force. Friday's Anderson Cooper 360 brought us footage of her MySpace profile — "Wait for the one who… » 11/19/07 12:00pm 11/19/07 12:00pm

What Do You Do With The "Missing White Girl" Story?

The trouble with the "missing white woman" beat is I'm never quite sure what I'm supposed to learn from those stories. Part of it is that I'm too ADD to get sufficiently engrossed in the details, because it often happens years later that a story like Natalee Hollaway gets recapped in Vanity Fair and I'm like, "Holy … » 11/16/07 1:00pm 11/16/07 1:00pm

Are The Parents Who MySpace-Tormented Megan Meier Into Killing Herself Ready To Atone? Um...

This is Megan Meier, who is now dead. She hung herself at age thirteen after the parents of one of her former classmates used MySpace to create a character named Josh Evans, who spent a few months flirting with her before abruptly turning on her and calling her a "slut" and a "bad person" etc. etc. And while we… » 11/15/07 1:30pm 11/15/07 1:30pm

How To Rape 100 (Cute, Educated, Upper Middle-Class) Women And Get Away With It

Meet Jeffrey J. Marsalis. Prosecutors know he raped thirty women and believe there are probably hundreds, though they only decided to charge him with ten. And he was recently acquitted on all of those, because this country is not being run by Dick Wolf. Here is the rub: the girls Jeffrey raped met him on Match.com,… » 10/09/07 1:30pm 10/09/07 1:30pm