Is ‘Slut-Shaming’ Helping Young Women or Hurting Them?

Side profile of a woman whispering in her friend's ear in university

In sexual harrasement, rape, and/or physical crime cases against women, the woman’s wardrobe and overall appearance is often brought up and used against them.  This is called “blaming the victim” because she essentially entrapped the man into bad behavior.

Jenelle Marie defines the term “slut-shaming” in a courageous article she wrote for Yahoo! News about her experiences as a teenager being shunned and misunderstood because of the sexual perception her peers had of her.  She eloquently describes the trickle down effect of being “shamed.” The shaming did not help to persuade her from having sex or being flirtatious. In fact, she contracted Herpes and was more sexually active than any other time before the shaming began. Continue reading

Woman Found Guilty of Cutting Off Husband’s Penis and ‘Disposing’ of It (Video)

Catherine Kieu, 50, chopped off husband's penis and threw it in the garbage disposal July 11, 2011.

Catherine Kieu, 50, chopped off husband’s penis and threw it in the garbage disposal July 11, 2011.

A man’s biggest fear of physical injury is having any sort of injury to his genitals.  But, most men wouldn’t expect their lady friend or spouse t0 injure their prize jewels beyond a possible kick.

But 20 years ago, when Lorena Bobbitt literally took her husband’s life in her hands, by severing his penis and taking it and throwing it in a field, men were on alert!  Since then, men have relaxed and forgot about John Wayne Bobbitt’s penis.  Maybe because it was rescued from the field and reattached.  But in 2011, in Southern California, Catherine Kieu put men on higher alert when she cut off her, now, ex-husband’s penis and threw it in the garbage disposal, according to the New York Daily News.  No hopes of that being reattached! Continue reading

Man Loses Life Savings On Carnival Game (Video)

Henry Gribbohm lost his life savings playing a carnival game to win an X-Box.

Henry Gribbohm lost his life savings playing a carnival game to win an X-Box.

There is some truth to the saying attributed to the circus man, P.T. Barnum, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Someone proves it to you every single day.

Today’s “sucker” is Henry Gribbohm of Derby, New Hampshire.  He went to the carnival to have some fun with the kiddies and ended up losing his life savings on a game that promised an X-Box if he could throw the ball in the bucket without the ball popping back out, according to CBS Boston.  What never seemed to occur to the man was that he could actually have gone to the store and bought his own X-Box for the $300 he spent trying to win it. Continue reading

Michael Buble’ Performs Acappella in NYC Subway with ‘Naturally 7′ (Video)

Michael Buble' in NYC subway performing "Who's Lovin' You?" with Naturally 7.

Michael Buble’ in NYC subway performing “Who’s Lovin’ You?” with Naturally 7, Thursday, April 25, 2013.

The soulful sound of Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five singing “Who’s Lovin’ You?” has been often imitated, but never duplicated.  Another soulful performance made the top 10 last week in a unusual place with extraordinary talents.

The multi-Grammy winning, Canadian artist Michael Buble’ is presently promoting his new album “To Be Loved” and has been making his rounds on talk shows like “Kelly & Michael” in New York City.  The day he visited their show he obviously took a stroll to the subway because he performed the Jackson’s classic with group Naturally 7. Continue reading

UPDATE: Georgia High School Pulls Off FIRST INTEGRATED PROM! (Video)

Wilcox County High School holds first integrated prom, Saturday, April 27, 2013.

Wilcox County High School holds first integrated prom, Saturday, April 27, 2013.

There is good news this morning! The Wilcox County High School finally pulled off their first integrated prom and it appears that fun times were had by all.

The quartet of friends, two black, two white, Stephanie Sinnot, Quanesha Wallace, Keela Bloodworth, and Mareshia Rucker, we originally reported on April 5, pulled it off!  The flyers they had torn off walls, the lack of support from the governor and parents, did not stop them and they partied TOGETHER at their prom, Saturday, April 27, 2013. Continue reading

As George Zimmerman Readies for Hearing Don’t Forget About John McNeil (Video)

John McNeil leaving prison after six years for defending his family and his home from Brian Epp, who he shot and killed after he threatened him and his son with a knife.

John McNeil (center) leaving prison after six years for defending his family and his home from Brian Epp, who he shot and killed after he threatened him and his son with a knife.

George Zimmerman is preparing to have another status hearing tomorrow on his murder trial set to begin June 10.  The state’s attorney requested Zimmerman’s presence so that the court can ensure he approves the defense waiving his right to an immunity hearing, but also so the prosecution can determine what he is planning to do with the Stand Your Ground law.

But, as we prepare for this detrimental case, there is another case that should remain on our minds.  The John McNeil case should set the tone for the trial, but it is only similar because Zimmerman used the Stand Your Ground law as his defense.  McNeil had an authentic Stand Your Ground case.

John McNeil’s 19-year-old son was being threatened with a knife by an intruder, Brian Epp, who had once worked for McNeil as a contractor and had previous disagreements with him.  Epp had been lurking around McNeil’s Georgia property and his wife, who was suffering from cancer, was interviewed saying that Epp called 911 and notified them that he was on his way home and obviously that Epp was on his property, according to Think Progress. Continue reading

Steven Spielberg and the President Collaborate for “Obama”…the Movie (Video)

Daniel Day Lewis was Steven Spielberg's choice for playing the role of the President in his new film, "Obama".

Daniel Day Lewis was Steven Spielberg’s choice for playing the role of the President in his new film, “Obama” which debuted at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Saturday, April 27, 2013.

The White House held its annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday night and as the EUR reported, the President’s comedic skills were on high beam.  But others wanted to get in on the fun.

Steven Spielberg was patched in for the event to talk about his new film, “Obama”.  He talked about the difficulty he had in getting someone to play President Obama because he heard that he was “aloof” and he never supplied any of his “transcripts.” Continue reading

Bronx Native Goes Fishing in the Heart of New York City

New York fisherman Eliel Santos fishes for precious items under the streets of Manhattan.

New York fisherman Eliel Santos fishes for precious items under the streets of Manhattan.

New York City is known for a lot of things but fishing is not one of them.  Even still, there’s some holes in the Big Apple that are just as good as any other.

Eliel Santos fishes in the grates throughout New York City for money, jewelry, and anything else of value.  For the last eight years, he’s found his fishing expedition to be quite lucrative, according to the New York Post.  Just last week his haul consisted of ”a green iPod Nano in Times Square, a fake gold necklace, and a pocket full of change along Broadway between 23rd and 47th streets.” Continue reading