Think there aren't enough jobs for recent college grads In These Tough Economic Times? Think again. Some intrepid soul has taken to backpage.com to prove naysayers wrong with the ad above.
If you are a "beautiful, sophisticated" lady with a "sense of adventure," this totally above-board professional is willing to hire you to seduce businessmen in hopes of "extracting key pieces of information." Thanks, Obama!
I know "Do they offer a matching 401(k) plan?" is every potential applicant's first question, because thinking about the future is important when facing a potential prison term. Sadly, there's no mention of benefits. But CNBC's John Carney does lay out some of the legal pitfalls with becoming a secret sex agent:
Tags: Economy, Men and Women, Sex, Unemployment, Wall Street
Leah Gayle Shipman, a 42-year-old teacher from North Carolina, will avoid a prison sentence for having sex with an underage student by divorcing her husband and marrying the student. Shipman was initially facing a 15-year prison term on charges of statutory rape, but will no longer go to trial, because spouses cannot be made to testify against one another.
It's a creepy story that should be cited any time an opponent of marriage equality complains about gay people ruining the "sanctity of marriage."
But Andrea Tantaros of Fox News' The Five drew a different lesson from the Shipman case:
Tags: Crime, Fox News, Men and Women, Women's Rights
Deadspin's reporting on the life and death of Lennay Kekua, the girlfriend of Notre Dame star Manti Te'o, revealed some interesting facts. Namely, that she's not dead, wasn't Te'o's girlfriend and has never existed. The two did not meet in Hawaii. They did not speak to each other every night on the telephone. Kekua did not suffer a car accident in California, nor did she die of leukemia.
In simpler times, this story never would have emerged and we'd have one less dead fictional girl on our consciences. Imaginary Kekua would live forever, just another my-girlfriend-who-lives-Canada who retreats to rural British Columbia whenever a boy works up the courage to ask a real girl out on a date.
But in today's world, this story has real victims. Think of all the people in actual long-distance relationships. How are they ever going to convince their friends and colleagues they're not pulling an elaborate Manti Te'o style hoax? With this guide, that's how.
Tags: Football, Manti Teo, Media, Men and Women, Sports
It's bad enough that 2012 was America's hottest year on record, and that our crush on hydrofracking may be poisoning the nation's watersheds. Now the Obama administration is facing a new "environmental disaster" in the making:
"Pubic grooming has led to a severe depletion of crab louse populations," said Ian F. Burgess, a medical entomologist with Insect Research & Development Ltd. in Cambridge, England. "Add to that other aspects of body hair depilation, and you can see an environmental disaster in the making for this species." [...]
"We put the flag out, so to speak, if we see a case of pubic lice nowadays," [sexual health expert Janet] Wilson said in an e-mailed response to questions. "The 'habitat destruction' of the pubic lice is increasing and they are becoming an endangered species."
The funny thing about this reporting that claims "Brazilian Bikini Waxes Make Crab Lice Endangered Species" is that there's no hard evidence that it's actually happening. We have some data on the increasing popularity of waxing in the United States and Australia, and some anecdotes about a decline in the number of crab lice reports at local health clinics, but that's not nearly enough to proclaim Brazilians a public health miracle, nor to bring pubic lice to the attention of the EPA.
So let's not get carried away, boys and girls. Pubic grooming should always be a matter of personal preference, or else our civilization will be in deep trouble when some "health expert" decides that vajazzling cures HPV.
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Tags: Environment, Men and Women, Science & Technology, Sex
After compromising on fiscal cliff legislation, House Republicans must have been exhausted from that one thing they did sort of right. Their poor little hearts just couldn't take doing one more thing that would have a positive-ish impact on the country. That must be why they let the Violence Against Women Act expire… but maybe there are other reasons:
1. Republicans would love to provide those additional protections for the LGBT community, undocumented immigrants and Native Americans, but what about all the violence against white men? When are we going to address that?
2. Two of the 25 female House Republicans voted no on VAWA the last time it was up for reauthorization. They said it was because the law didn't go far enough, but still. The GOP has to be sensitive to women's opinions, and that means all of them.
3. Eric Cantor is afraid that if we let Native American tribunals rule on cases of violence against Native women by non-Native people, every treaty we have with them will become null and void. Heck, we might even have to give all the land back. Slippery slope, look it up.
4. But the real reason Republicans didn't pass VAWA might be the fact that even a Republican from Oklahoma is on board with it. You know what happened the last time they listened to one of those guys.
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Tags: House of Representatives, Men and Women, Republicans, Women's Rights