Where Are India's 60 Million Missing Girls? The Tragic, Obvious Answer

Sunny Hundal, the author of e-book India Dishonored: Behind a Nation's War On Women, has written a fascinating piece for Al Jazeera that some readers might consider an exposé on India's shocking amount of missing women — but in actuality, it's just an amassing of public census data and facts that have been reported… » 8/10/13 5:00pm 8/10/13 5:00pm

Jackass MIT Students Give Rival College Gear to Homeless People as a Prank

Well, here's some serious bullshit in the form of college kid "shenanigans." Hobojacket, a website where you can donate jackets from rival schools to homeless people, was started by MIT students Jin Pan and Cathie Yun one night as a joke. You see, Pan loves to josh with his friends about one day getting rich and… » 11/28/12 1:40pm 11/28/12 1:40pm

Cheerleading Coach Allegedly Hosted Teen Team Members for Sleepover with Stripping Games

Lovejoy High School in Clayton County, Georgia, is the home of the Wildcats. Cheering for the Wildcats are the Lovejoy High School cheerleaders, coached by a woman who recently hosted a team sleepover in her house. According to The Smoking Gun, the coach and the teens played a game called "Judge and Jury." The coach… » 8/23/12 4:00pm 8/23/12 4:00pm

Swedish Zookeeper Mauled to Death by Wolves

Being a zookeeper is a job not without risks, but you have to imagine that the zookeeper at the Kolmården zoo in Sweden who walked into the wolf enclosure on Sunday morning did not expect that she'd end up dead. She apparently entered the enclosure around 11am, and witnesses say the wolves quickly surrounded her and… » 6/18/12 9:30am 6/18/12 9:30am

Grinding Teens Sprayed With Lysol at Worst Prom Ever

Imagine the scene: It's Prom night at Manitou Springs High School, Manitou Springs, Colorado. The event's theme is "Lost in Pandora" which, um, is Avatar-inspired? Maybe? So perhaps City Hall —where the Prom is held — is decorated to look like an enchanted, otherworldly forest, with vines and trees and flowers.… » 5/15/12 4:10pm 5/15/12 4:10pm

JCPenney's 'Too Pretty For Homework' Shirt Is A Steal At $9.99 [UPDATED]

Just in time for back-to-school, JCPenney is selling a girls' shirt emblazoned with the slogan, "I'm too pretty to do HOMEWORK, so my brother has to do it for me." Isn't that a nice, positive message to send to girls aged 7-16? (And on sale, no less — destroying your daughter's self-esteem previously set you back… » 8/31/11 11:30am 8/31/11 11:30am

The Very Stupidest Things Vogue Has Ever Published About Politics

American Vogue's fawning, and roundly criticized, profile of Asma al-Assad, the First Lady of Syria, got me thinking about the almost-funny and totally abject stupidity of so much of that luxury rag's "coverage" of "serious" world events. From puff-pieces about dictatorships to homeless chic, models posed as… » 4/12/11 4:00pm 4/12/11 4:00pm