Topic: Stuff

18-Year-Old Mother Fatally Shot — Hours After Her Sister Attends President Obama’s Gun Control Speech

18-Year-Old Mother Fatally Shot -- Hours After Her Sister Attends President Obama's Gun Control Speech

Janay McFarlane was visiting her family and friends in North Chicago. She was 18 years old, walking down the street, when she was shot in the head. Just hours earlier, her 14-year-old sister Destini attended President Obama‘s Chicago gun control speech.  Now, Destini’s sister is dead and Janay’s three-month-old son is motherless, all due to the city’s horrible epidemic of gun violence. More »

North Carolina Representative Introduces Bill Criminalizing Nipple Exposure Because Nipples Are Destroying America

North Carolina Representative Introduces Bill Criminalizing Nipple Exposure Because Nipples Are Destroying America

We have so many problems in this country. People are unemployed. Gun violence is rampant. Monsanto is poisoning all of our children. Oh, and the nipples. If I could think of the one thing that is equivocally destroying America it would definitely be indecent exposure of the nipples. Thank God we have Republicans like Rep. Rayne Brown of North Carolina, diligently working to criminilize nipple exposure. More »

Quick! Someone Get Me Pregnant So I Can Buy One Of These! This May Be The Best Baby Gift Ever!

Quick! Someone Get Me Pregnant So I Can Buy One Of These! This May Be The Best Baby Gift Ever!

Ugh, I keep forgetting I don’t have a uterus, so no baby for me, but this will be the gift I buy for all the people I know who have babies! I was perusing some of the offerings of the 2013 Toy Fair held recently in New York and although the plush testicles are another adorable option, and I so want the plush Breaking Bad dolls, the Mustachifier is hilarious and reasonable and would make an awesome new baby gift. More »

Stylish Pregnant Women Don’t Wear Men’s T-Shirts With Pudding Stains On Them – Like I Did

Stylish Pregnant Women Don't Wear Men's T-Shirts With Pudding Stains On Them - Like I Did

There is nothing in this article about wearing threadbare leggings and oversized T-shirts with stains on them. Nothing. Which was sort of my maternity fashion staples, except that one time when I had an event to attend and I purchased this truly hideous empire-waisted number that I think actually had a lace collar and tiny little flowers on it. Truly awful. I wore a lot of slides on my feet and yoga pants and hoodies and undershirts. I was not a pretty mom-to-be. I think when it was really hot out I relied on maxi-dresses, but those usually were wrinkled and sorta flow-y, not exactly Vogue cover material. More »

Seriously Confused Teacher Quizzes Fourth Graders About Infidelity

Seriously Confused Teacher Quizzes Fourth Graders About Infidelity

When I was a kid, word problems were pretty straight forward critical thinking mathematical tasks. You know, something like If 8 workers can build a fence in 6 hours, how many workers would it have taken to do it in 2 hours? I guess there are also word problems that help to develop critical thinking skills. If you are a student in one Arizona teacher’s class, word problems also exist to plant seeds of doubt, confusion, and sexist stereotypes about infidelity. Fun! More »

All Of The Oscar Pistorius Coverage Is Making My Blood Boil. He’s A Murderer – Wrap Your Head Around It

All Of The Oscar Pistorius Coverage Is Making My Blood Boil. He's A Murderer - Wrap Your Head Around It

People really hate to believe that their precious celebrities can be vile, dangerous, woman-killers. Unfortunately, they hate it more than domestic violence itself – which claims 1300 lives and causes 2 million injuries per year in America alone. Another chapter in our long narrative of giving violent men the benefit of the doubt unfolded this week with the death of model Reeva Steenkamp at the hands of her Olympian boyfriend Oscar Pistorius. Reeva was brutally murdered and the world weeps – but not for her.
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Shocking New Study Discovers That Kids Will Eat Vegetables – If They Are Sugar Coated

Shocking New Study Discovers That Kids Will Eat Vegetables - If They Are Sugar Coated

The University of Connecticut’s Department of Nutritional Sciences discovered that preschool children ate more vegetables that were sweetened with sugar than standard veggies. As I have stated many times on Mommyish before, I am not an actual scientist, but I am a scientist when it comes to things like sugar, and things that you put in your mouth hole, so as this type of scientist I can state for the record that my official stance on this study is:

Of course kids will eat vegetables that are covered in sugar, doy. More »

Lena Dunham Daring To Exist Is Starting This Awful Woman-Shaming Spiral Of Something

Lena Dunham Daring To Exist Is Starting This Awful Woman-Shaming Spiral Of Something

When can we stop having this conversation, where the layers and layers even drag down the real-life spouse of an actor who probably doesn’t even belong in the conversation to begin with? Why are we having this conversation to begin with? Maybe that’s the end game. Maybe the audacity of Lena Dunham just being Lena Dunham and daring to be Lena Dunham (which to me isn’t even that brave to begin with, considering the fact she is beautiful) will bring all the normal women to our TV screens and those of us who are even more normal than these well-above normal women can start to feel like we actually deserve to exist on this earth. Because all these conversations do is make those of us below what society is referring to as “average” feel really shitty. Even on our good hair days. More »