Posts Tagged ‘murder’

Should Drag Queens Pay to Race Down 17th Street?

FOX5 investigates why some D.C. special events—including D.C.'s traditional Halloween drag event, the Dupont "High Heel" race—aren't forced to pay the city fees for the D.C. police officers employed as security for the parades. Kristopher Baumann, Chairman of the Fraternal Order of Police's Labor Committee, suggests that the city money used to subsidize the parties [...]

Boobies As A Weapon of Mass Destruction

Players of first-person shooter game Team Fortress 2 have discovered a new accessory to aid them in offing other players: Images of English pin-up models Lucy Pinder and Keeley Hazell. Users are inserting the cheesecake photos into the game's environment in an attempt to distract other players long enough to sneak up and kill them. [...]

The Morning After: Mrs. George Clooney Supreme Court Justice Edition

* I really liked this Maureen Dowd column mocking the policing of Kagan's sexuality via a faux Joe Biden e-mail. Dowd as Biden:

Yeardley Love’s Murder Shines Light on Domestic Violence, Alcohol Abuse, and Lacrosse

This week, 22-year-old University of Virginia men's lacrosse player George Huguely was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old women's lacrosse player—and ex-girlfriend—Yeardley Love. As the campus recovers, commentators are busy examining the university's efforts to preventing these types of crimes: Ones involving intimate partner violence, alcohol abuse, and lacrosse.

Could Yeardley Love’s Death Have Been Prevented By UVA’s Safety Tips?

On early Sunday morning, 22-year-old University of Virginia women's lacrosse player Yeardley Love was found dead in her apartment with "obvious physical injuries." Hours later, 22-year-old men's lacrosse player George Huguely was arrested and charged with first degree murder. Police didn't release many details in the case, save that Love and Huguely "had been in [...]

Date Rape Anthem: The Gits’ “Spear & Magic Helmet” (With Help From Bugs Bunny)

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Date Rape Anthem: The Gits' "Spear & Magic Helmet," our first anti-rape anthem inspired by the Looney Tunes set. Thanks to commenter basketcasey for the tip.

Why Do So Many Men Die As A Result of Domestic Violence?

Last year, 53 people in the state of Maryland died as a result of domestic violence. According to the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, which crunches the numbers for that sad statistic, the domestic violence-related deaths for the fiscal year 2009 (July 2008—June 2009) fell surprisingly evenly along gender lines:

32 of the dead are female.
21 [...]

Scott Roeder: Pro-Life Activist, Murderer, and Cartoon Plagiarist?

This week, anti-abortion activists staged an eBay auction to help raise a legal defense fund for Scott Roeder, who was charged with murdering abortion provider George Tiller back in May. With the auction, anti-abortion activists were hoping to capitalize on Roeder's newfound notoriety by selling off a series of his signed, pro-life memorabilia.
But before the [...]

This Week In Sexist History: I Killed Your Boyfriend Because You’re A Ho Edition

Newspaper stories from the good old days say the darndest things. This time on journalism’s way-back machine: an 1870's defense attorney argues that a man can't be held responsible for killing his estranged wife's lover—because, let's be honest, she was kind of a ho.
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This Week In Sexist History: Decapitated Women Vs. Mischievous Terriers Edition

Newspaper stories from the good old days say the darndest things. So every week on the Sexist, let’s take a ride on journalism’s way-back machine, to a time when recently decapitated Arabian women competed for ink with adorably mischievous train-track terriers!
This Week In Sexist History, a double billing:

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