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Sixth-Grade Teacher Accused of Having Sex With 13-Year-Old Student

March 26, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

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A married teacher is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student, according to ABC 15.

Brittany Zamora, 27, is facing nine counts of sexual conduct with a minor, two counts of molestation of a child, and one count of furnishing harmful material to a minor.

The victim’s father called police after finding text messages on his son’s social media that indicated sexual misconduct between the suspect and victim.

The allegations happened both on and off the campus of Las Brisas Academy Elementary School in Goodyear, Arizona.

Another student is believed to have witnessed Zamora having sex with the victim on campus, according to the TV station, citing court records.

“We all had suspicions, because they were really close,” a unnamed student told FOX 10. “I hoped it was just rumors going around school.”

The suspect was jailed under a $250,000 bond and ordered to not have contact with any minors.

According to FOX 10, the boy’s parents discovered unusual Instagram messages between their son and Zamora. “The boy’s parents found Instagram messages between him and Zamora. In some of the messages, the two stated they missed and loved each other."

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Comedian Accuses Cancer Resarch of ‘Fat-Shaming’ For Launching Campaign Against Obesity

March 5, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

Sofie Hagen, a Danish-born and UK-based comedian has ignited heated discussions after publicly accusing Cancer Research UK of ‘fat-shaming.’ The organization claims it doesn’t want to insult anyone, but hopes to raise awareness of the link between cancer and obesity. Hagen, however, says their campaign is “incredibly damaging.”

The campaign image in question states “obesity is the biggest cause of cancer after smoking.” Hagen shared the image on her Twitter Wednesday, bemoaning the ways this kind of messaging further stigmatize fatness.

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Florida Teacher Accused of Sexual Relationship With Eighth-Grader

March 1, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

A former teacher who taught at New Smyrna Beach Middle School in Volusia County, Florida has was arrested on Wednesday on allegations that she had a sexual relationship with an eighth-grade student.

Police said that Stephanie Peterson, 26, was arrested on two counts of lewd or lascivious battery and one count of transmission of harmful materials to a minor.

The alleged relationship began in November, according to a press release from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office posted on its Facebook page.

Police said they spoke to the 14-year-old victim who told them that Peterson sent him nude photos. That’s not all — she also allegedly picked him up at his home, around 11 p.m.on multiple occasions, and then brought him home a few hours later after engaging in a sexual encounter.

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Transgender Teacher Gets Wins $60k Settlement For Co-Workers’ Improper Gender Pronouns

February 28, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: main, Story |

A teacher at an Oregon elementary school has been awarded $60,000 by her school district as compensation for harassment she claims to have suffered on the job, including being referred to by the wrong pronoun.

According to The Oregonian, Leo Soell was born a woman, but now prefers to identify as “transmasculine” and “genderqueer,” meaning she does not consider herself to be male or female. After getting breast cancer in late 2014, she had her breasts amputated to create a more masculine appearance and changed her name to Leo. Once she returned from medical school in May, 2015, Soell was fully public with her gender-neutral identity.

Once she returned to work, Soell claims she fell victim to relentless harassment from her co-workers. She says employees persisted in calling her hurtful terms like “Miss Soell,” “lady,” and “she.” If a student asked Soell’s sex, she says she was ordered to reply it was a private matter not suitable for discussion at school.

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Transgender Wrestler Mack Beggs Wins Girls State Wrestling Title for the Second Time

February 26, 2018 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Story |

Mack Beggs, an 18-year-old transgender wrestler transitioning from female to male, won his second Texas state title Saturday. 

The senior from Euless Trinity High School outside Dallas-Fort Worth, won the girls Class 6A state title at 110 pounds with a 11-2 decision over Chelsea Sanchez of Katy Morton Ranch High School at the state championships at Berry Center in Cypress, a suburb of Houston.

Last year, Beggs defeated Sanchez, 12-2, in the 110-pound title match in Class 6A competition.

As Beggs was presented with his second gold medal, he was greeted with a mix of cheers and boos.

After the match, Beggs was asked how his second state championship felt in comparison to the first.

“It definitely felt different,” Beggs told the Dallas Morning News Saturday night. “I felt a lot more humble. This year I wanted to prove a point that anyone can do anything. Even though I was put in this position, even though I didn’t want to be put in this position, even though I wanted to wrestle the guys, I still had to wrestle the girls. 

“But what can I tell people? I can tell the state Legislature to change the policy, but I can’t tell them to change it right now. All I can hope for is that they come to their [senses] and realize this is stupid and we should change the policies to conform to other people in my position.”

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The Phenomenon Of ‘Bud Sex’ Where Straight Men Have Sex With Other Men, But Don’t Identify As Gay

February 15, 2018 | 6 Comments » | Topics: Story |

A University of Oregon sociology doctoral student named Tony Silva recently interviewed 19 men from the M4M casual encounters section of Craigslist to ask them about their sexual habits and identities and published his findings in the journal Gender & Society. All the inteviewees identified as exclusively or mostly straight, most were over 50 (only five were under) and they all lived in rural areas of Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, Oregon and Washington known for their “social conservatism and predominant white populations.”

In his backgrounding, Silva came across several not-completely-straight terms like “dude sex” (sex between white, masculine “bros” in urban and military contexts) and “heteroflexible” (same-sex encounters of men who predominantly identify as heterosexual). But his interview also uncovered a a new term: “bud-sex”, a type of encounter that reaffirms the participants’ heterosexuality by framing their same-sex sexual activity as “helpin’ a buddy out,” relieving “urges” or having sex without sexual attraction (if that makes sense).

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Texas Man Convicted Of 4th DWI Argues Blood Alcohol Limit Discriminates Against Alcoholics

February 15, 2018 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Story |

A Texas man convicted of drunk driving multiple times argued that applying the state’s blood-alcohol limit of 0.08 is discriminatory to him and other alcoholics, the Statesman reports.

Ralph Alfred Friesenhahn was convicted of drunk driving for the fourth time in 2016. His history of DWI convictions made this a felony conviction with a $1,000 fine and a four-year prison sentence. His defense during the trial, as well as during his appeal that was denied on Friday, was that alcoholics are a protected class under the Americans With Disabilities Act. 

Additionally, Friesenhahn and his lawyer claimed that the law treats alcoholics differently than other DWI defendants because alcoholics are able to function adequately at higher blood-alcohol content better than non-alcoholics, meaning that the 0.08 limit is an unfair standard for alcoholics.

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Chinese Man Claims He Can Predict a Woman’s Future by Fondling Her Breasts

February 14, 2018 | 5 Comments » | Topics: Story |

An elderly man, believed to be a mystic in China, has a very strange way of telling the fortune of his clients. The unnamed Chinese clairvoyant is said to be able to tell a woman’s future by fondling her breasts.

A short footage of ‘Mr. Strange’ performing his unique fortune-telling techniques was recently uploaded and shared online. The video has since gone viral in Chinese social media and has accumulated hundreds of thousands of views, reported the Mirror.

Initially posted by a user called Xiao Yuwen on the Chinese video-sharing site Miaopai, the mysterious man is shown to be quite busy at his “craft,” cupping a client’s breasts with one hand while holding a pair of crutches on his other hand.

His stoic facial expression seems to indicate his high level of focus and concentration. The woman, while patiently awaiting the prediction, quietly rests her chin on her hand. Meanwhile, onlookers curiously watched as the master does his thing.

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You Can Now Successfully Avoid Social Contact with ‘Human Uber’

February 6, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Story |

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Gig economy apps like TaskRabbit, Postmates and DoorDash have made paying a stranger to go out and run errands for you increasingly easy, and now the ultimate couch potato’s dream has come true: “ChameleonMask,” (Human Uber, on Twitter), a new technology in which someone straps a screen to their face and acts as your surrogate at events.

For all you so-called introverted extroverts out there, this situation is pretty ideal.

ChameleonMask hopes to provide people with human surrogates who would interact with the real world on the customer’s behalf. To do this, each surrogate would wear a screen on their head that displays the customer’s face and plays the customer’s voice. The service would theoretically allow you to attend parties and other social functions from the comfort of your bed, achieving something known as telepresence, while you give directions to your surrogate — even so far as telling them what to wear.

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Father And 20 Year Old Daughter Face Incest Charges After Marrying And Having Baby Together

February 5, 2018 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Story, WTF |

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Steven Pladl, 42, of Knightdale, and Katie Pladl, 20, were arrested Jan. 27, WNCN-TV reported, citing “warrants.” They have also been charged with adultery and contributing to delinquency. The maximum sentence for the incest charge is 10 years in prison.

The child, a boy, was born in September, the station reported.

Steven Pladl was released on a $1 million bond. Katie Pladl’s bond is also $1 million but as of last week she was still being held in a North Carolina jail. They appeared in court last week.

The charges were brought in Virginia where authorities believe the relationship began.

The station reported that Pladl gave up Katie for adoption when she was an infant.

They reunited in 2016 when she tracked him down through social media.

At the time, Pladl was living outside Richmond with his wife, Katie’s mother, and their two children, girls who would have been Katie’s sisters.

Katie moved into the home, the station reported.

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