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Men Who Kill

From what I know about yesterday’s shooter, he was angry because he lost his job. This guy reminds me of many other men who kill—off the top of my head I can think of at least five mass murders where the killer was fired from a job, dumped by a girlfriend, or rejected. Ending lives essentially because they didn’t feel… » 8/27/15 12:59pm Yesterday 12:59pm

Amy Schumer Calls for Better Background Checks After Trainwreck Shooting

New York Senator Chuck Schumer and his slightly better-known cousin Amy held a joint press conference Monday, calling for stronger background checks and better mental health funding as part of a plan to try to reduce the devastating number of mass shootings in the United States. A gunman killed two women and injured… » 8/03/15 12:25pm 8/03/15 12:25pm

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