Consider Helping Our Species By Continuing to Have Sex

It might be a total pain in the ass to woo sexual partners and make an effort to have a relationship with them, but science has now confirmed what any teenager could tell you: the sex makes it totally worth it. Apparently, mating "can produce benefits for a species in the long term." Well, you don't say? » 4/09/12 11:15pm 4/09/12 11:15pm

Gross Cop Accused of Demanding Sexual Favors for Legal Help

Today in awful, a Pittsburgh cop is accused of offering to make women's legal problems go away if they "satisfied him" with various sexual favors. And it looks like his department may have waited years to do anything about it. » 2/17/12 10:20am 2/17/12 10:20am

The Restaurant Industry Treats Women Like Shit

Anyone who has ever worked in the restaurant industry can tell you that it can be incredibly unpleasant for everyone involved, but a new study has found that, in fact, it's an especially terrible place for women to work. To begin with, they make less money. Women servers who work full-time earn 68 percent of the… » 2/14/12 11:50am 2/14/12 11:50am

Major Birth Control Recall Just in Time For Valentine's Day

One million packages of birth control pills have been voluntarily recalled after their manufacturer has announced that the drugs might not contain enough hormones to prevent pregnancy. So instead of calling them "birth control pills," it might be more accurate to refer to them as "one-a-day useless hormone candy." » 2/01/12 11:00am 2/01/12 11:00am

Greg Kelly, News Anchor and Son of NYC Police Commissioner, Is Accused…


Greg Kelly, an anchor on Fox's "Good Day New York" and the son of New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, is currently being investigated by the Manhattan district attorney's office after a woman walked into a police station Tuesday night and complained that Kelly raped her. » 1/25/12 11:55pm 1/25/12 11:55pm

Science Unlocks the Key to Gaydar

Gaydar — the ability to be able to tell who's gay just by looking or talking to them — is a "skill" of debatable merit, but many people like to brag about having finely calibrated systems of working out who's gay and who's not. Of course, when pressed, nobody can ever really put their finger on why exactly they sense… » 1/23/12 11:05am 1/23/12 11:05am

To Cuddle or Sleep, What the Hell Are We Supposed to Do After Sex?


Depending on the circumstances, falling asleep first after sex can be a gamble. You don't want to seem rude and refuse to snuggle, but also you are tired. And if you're not yet on a let-it-all-hang-out basis, you might be paranoid that if you fall asleep and start drooling, your efforts to seem suave and mysterious… » 1/22/12 11:55pm 1/22/12 11:55pm

Julian Assange Lives in Bizarro World

I have less than no interest in discussing, yet again, the merits of the sexual assault allegations against Julian Assange. So it was with trepidation that I waded into Rolling Stone's new interview with the WikiLeaks-founder/guaranteed cocktail party conversation-killer. Against all odds, though, the interview is… » 1/19/12 4:30pm 1/19/12 4:30pm

Oscar De La Hoya Accused Of False Imprisonment, Cross-Dressing, &…

A woman has come forward to accuse boxer Oscar de la Hoya of coercing her into sex while he snorted coke and quoted Charlie Sheen. Oh, but that's not the really shocking thing. » 11/10/11 10:10am 11/10/11 10:10am

Does Herman Cain's Behavior Really Count As Harassment? Witnesses Say…

From the way former employees of the National Restaurant Association are talking about the sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain, you'd think everyone's first day involved a shirtless Brad Pitt cornering them in the hallway and explaining that the first and second rule of the NRA is that you don't talk… » 11/04/11 12:20pm 11/04/11 12:20pm

Airplane, Airport Sex Assaults And The Bystander Effect

Today's news brings two horrifying examples of sex crimes occurring in the course of air travel. And both raise questions of the role of bystanders in the strange, semi-public space created in the course of flying. » 4/13/11 12:43pm 4/13/11 12:43pm

Counselor Rapes 3 Girls, Merely Sentenced To Probation

A New York City juvenile justice counselor raped at least three teenagers in his custody. His sentence? Probation. Meanwhile, one of his victims was sentenced to 12 months on a minor charge. How could something like this happen? » 10/06/10 4:40pm 10/06/10 4:40pm

The U.S.'s Twisted Syphilis Experiments in Guatemala

The United States carried out heinous experiments on Guatemalan prisoners in the 1940s, deliberately infecting them with syphilis via prostitutes. It took until today to apologize. » 10/01/10 5:00pm 10/01/10 5:00pm

KBR Claims Crime Was "Distinct Risk" In Jamie Leigh Jones Case

Mega defense contractor Kellogg, Brown, and Root is preparing to fight former employee Jamie Leigh Jones over her right to settle her suit with the company, all the way to the Supreme Court. Its strategy? Destroying Jones' credibility. » 1/29/10 2:20pm 1/29/10 2:20pm

Everything is spot on in this truly creepy PSA for child abuse awareness. The live action direction is subtle but powerful, and the texturing, animation and compositing of the tentacle are horribly convincing. The concept gets under your skin and sticks with you hours after the visuals have faded away. » 3/18/08 6:09pm 3/18/08 6:09pm