Why Is Walmart Hiding Copies of Ronda Rousey's Book From Customers? 

This is a weird choice: Walmart will reportedly sell copies of MMA fighter Ronda Rousey’s autobiography My Fight/Your Fight, but they won’t display them in the store. Customers can only buy the book from a Walmart if they order it online and then pick it up at the store. A report from the New York Post claims it’s… » 4/06/15 4:10pm 4/06/15 4:10pm

Timeline: What the Hell Is Fifty Shades of Grey Doing to People? 

On the surface, Fifty Shades of Grey is a fairly tame and boring movie about two very frightened actors who get undressed and tentatively tickle each other with floggers, but something about the film (or maybe its source material) has caused audiences to go fully insane. Here is a timeline of their bacchanalian… » 2/27/15 2:50pm 2/27/15 2:50pm

The Real World Still Has No Real Rule Against Fighting

The Real World has a long tradition of roommates being kicked off the show for fighting or abusive behavior. Well, times have changed. After another ugly altercation in a recent episode of Real World: Skeletons, no one was booted from the house and the show's official stance on violence seems murkier than ever. » 2/10/15 4:50pm 2/10/15 4:50pm

Your Edgy Jian Ghomeshi Halloween Costume Was Not an Original Idea

If you're a self-identified irreverent guy who wanted to spend Halloween in a costume so uniquely Too Soon that bowties would spin in offense and monocles would pop out in surprise, during your hunt for that perfectly distasteful getup, your mind might have alit on dressing like alleged sexual abuser Jian Ghomeshi.… » 11/03/14 11:50am 11/03/14 11:50am

Many Teen Girls Secretly Empathize with Slender Man Stabbers

The recent event in Waukesha, WI where two 12-year-old girls repeatedly stabbed a peer in order appease the mythical Slender Man had all the ingredients to send grownups into a good old fashioned "won't someone please think of the children?" freakout: violence, lost innocence, a dangerous internet element.… » 7/07/14 6:30pm 7/07/14 6:30pm

Elliot Rodger and Why Cops Didn't Take the Warning Signs Seriously

Internet sexpert Laci Green has a succinct and smart take on Elliot Rodger: Authorities dismissed any concerns aboutthe UCSB shooter because he was just an angry, sad dude — totally acceptable given that "we've normalized the idea of violent masculinity." In the face of rejection, he followed "the manual written for… » 5/28/14 2:35pm 5/28/14 2:35pm

Medic Shot In Ukraine Tweets 'I Am Dying,' Reportedly Recovering Now

Anti-government protestors and riot police continue to clash in Ukraine in what may be the bloodiest day since the protests began. CNN reports that over 100 people have been killed and 500 injured since short-lived truce crumbled this morning. Like so many recent revolutions, the situation in Ukraine is playing out… » 2/20/14 2:30pm 2/20/14 2:30pm

Story of Teen Killing 43-Year-Old Boyfriend Is 11 Flavors of Bonkers

Today, USAToday and local media reported that a 16-year-old girl is being tried as an adult in the case of the murder of her 43-year-old boyfriend, who she killed "during sex" while her mother was in the other room. Missing from the story? Arizona's age of consent, which is 18. Everyone just kind of glossed over that. » 1/23/14 2:00pm 1/23/14 2:00pm

Woman-Beating Man Punished By Being Forced To Hold 'I Beat Women' Sign

When a Tampa woman was beaten after rebuffing the sexual advances of an intoxicated man, she waited for him to sober up, and then offered him a choice: either he'd face arrest, or be forced to stand by the side of a road holding a sign that read "I BEAT WOMEN. HONK IF I'M A SCUMBAG." Guess which he picked? » 12/26/13 2:30pm 12/26/13 2:30pm

A Game Where You Torture Someone Because They Want You To

Torture sequences in games are old news—many major franchises have included it in some capacity, from the classics like Metal Gear Solid to some more recent big titles like Grand Theft Auto and Splinter Cell. The context is usually the same—torture is explored as a military practice (or a critique of military stuff),… » 10/29/13 9:35pm 10/29/13 9:35pm

Kenyans Pissed That Rape Suspects Had to ‘Cut Grass’ as Punishment

Unfortunately, it sometimes takes an act (or several acts) of nightmarish brutality for serious cultural and legal reform to take place. That so far seems to be the case in Kenya, where people outraged at the lenient treatment of several men accused of raping a teenage girl are demanding that the men be punished more… » 10/27/13 2:45pm 10/27/13 2:45pm

Charles Saatchi Says Nigella Strangled Him: We Call Bullshit

Nigella Lawson's soon-to-be-ex husband Charles Saatchi announced this weekend that he's divorcing his wife because she didn't make a big fucking show of defending him after a series of horrifying photos of him publicly strangling her made the media rounds a month ago. In his self-pitying statement announcing he was… » 7/10/13 12:30pm 7/10/13 12:30pm