Topic: Guns

Karolina Kurkova Probably Picked A Bad Time To Wear A Dress Printed With Assault Rifles

Karolina Kurkova Probably Picked A Bad Time To Wear A Dress Printed With Assault Rifles

We’ve never been thrilled about the fashion industry’s fondness for taking a provocative image and printing it all over clothes for the sake of, well, more provocation. At best it seems like a pretty puerile exercise in rebellion, at worst it seems painfully ignorant. In the wake of a very recent, very violent national tragedy, though, it’s also ill-timed. More »

New Contender In Fight To Be ‘The Worst’: Man Threatens To Shoot Up Schools If Sandy Hook Tragedy Affects Gun Rights

New Contender In Fight To Be 'The Worst': Man Threatens To Shoot Up Schools If Sandy Hook Tragedy Affects Gun Rights

While there is an infinite number of things to be depressed about when thinking of what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School, one of the aspects that has shocked and appalled me the most is the way that many people have been callous, insensitive and just general jerks in their discussions of the topic. The Westboro Baptist Church will be picketing their funerals. Victoria Jackson blamed the tragedy on abortion. And now, some asshole has decided that in order to get his point across that he supports the Second Amendment, he should threaten to shoot up some schools himself. Oh, and cheer on the killer, Adam Lanza. More »

Why Does Pepper Spray Have To Be Pink?

Why Does Pepper Spray Have To Be Pink?

As women, we’re taught to adjust our way of life to circumvent danger. Don’t walk alone at night. Don’t leave the bar without friends. Watch your drink. Don’t get too drunk. Where something you can run in. Keep your cell phone charged in case somebody follows you. Cry “fire,” not “rape.” Take self defense classes. Carry pepper spray. Always glance over your shoulder, behind your front seat and outside your door. But I don’t want to be afraid, nor don’t want a pink stun gun. And why the fuck are there even pink brass knuckles shaped like cats, anyway? More »