June Shannon, from TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” and Roseanne Barr are seen at the Discovery Communications 2014 Upfront presentation at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 3, 2014. (Mark Von Holden/ AP Images for Discovery Communications Inc)
Facing a future where women are still paid 23% less than men for the same work, and where 1 in 5 women are raped or sexually assaulted in gender-based violence, little girls between 6 and 13 years-old dressed as pretty pink princesses drop F-bombs to draw attention to society’s sexism. Asking the question, “What’s more offensive? A little girl saying f*ck or the sexist way society treats girls and women” these adorably articulate little ladies in sparkling tiaras turn the “princess in distress” stereotype on its head and contrast the F-word with words and statistics society should find shocking such as “pay inequality” and “rape.” The video also features a 12 year-old boy wearing a pink gown standing up against sexism saying, “When you tell boys not to ‘act like a girl,’ it’s because you think it’s bad to be a girl.”
CaseClsed2: What the girls are saying is true, men do get paid more than women. I just don’t want to see little girls with potty mouths cursing and speaking like adults. This has gone too far.
Secret Service Agents Got ‘Bombed’ Before JFK Killing
But would sober agents have stopped the assassination?
|Many blame the JFK assassination on roguish figures like Fidel Castro or the Mob, but few consider the Secret Service agents themselves—some of whom were out boozing til late the night before. Sound familiar? In the wake of recent Secret Service scandals, Vanity Fair reports that six agents were out drinking late at a Dallas coffee house (that allowed illegal drinking) in the wee hours of November 22, 1963, and at least four of them protected Kennedy the next day. None took action to save Kennedy between the first bullet and second, fatal, one; the only one who acted pushed the First Lady back into her seat. “I told those playboys that someone was going to get the president killed if they kept acting like they did,” an agent reportedly cried out in Chicago after JFK was shot. “Now it’s happened.”
But the Service has long been an organization for tough, overworked guys who shrug off sleep and prove their mettle with hard drinking. Some say Kennedy’s risk-taking, womanizing ways made things worse by Read on…
This Nov. 22, 1963 file photo shows President John F. Kennedy riding in motorcade with first lady Jacqueline Kenndy before he was shot in Dallas, Texas. (AP Photo, file)
Man Blind for Decades Sees Again With Bionic Eye
Larry Hester is country’s 7th recipient of device
It’s been 33 years since Larry Hester started going blind. But thanks to a new bionic eye, the 66-year-old is experiencing vision once again, reports Duke Medicine. Granted, “it’s not vision as we traditionally know it,” a Duke University scientist tells Duke Medicine. But “turning this device on allows him to experience a whole new world.” Hester is the first person in North Carolina, and only the seventh in the country, to receive an Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Device. Last month, he had a sensor implanted in his eye; it gathers light signals from a camera on his glasses.
On Oct. 1, the device was turned on for the first time. Could….Continue Reading
In this Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 photo, Chris Brown poses for a portrait while promoting his sixth album, “X,” in Los Angeles. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP, file)
Two new iPhones are photographed at the Apple store in the center of Munich, Germany, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo, dpa,Peter Kneffel)
Dr. Anthony Atala holds the “scaffolding” for a human kidney created by a 3-D printer in a laboratory at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. The university is experimenting… (AP Photo/Allen Breed)
Harvard is investigating deaths emailed to students.