Woman Discovers ‘Rape Room’ in Comic Book Store; Is Promptly Fired

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Welp. Here’s another depressing story about a woman who tried to speak up against workplace sexist bullshit.

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On Tuesday, Bleeding Cool shared the story of Jennifer Williams, a writer and comic book fan who took a job at Harrison’s Comics in Salem, Massachusetts. On her Twitter, Williams said she grew up loving comics and had always dreamed of working in a comic book store likeHarrison’s. Too bad she picked the comic book store where employees taunted her about a “rape room” on site.

It took less than two days for her to be fired after complaining about an inappropriate rape joke at work. Big high five to all the detractors who tell women all they have to do is “report it” when someone harasses them at work. Through a series of tweets, Williams detailed more of what she experienced during the handful of days she worked at the store.

I have no doubt that we don’t know all of the specifics that went on between the store and Williams, but I think one pressing concern remains: WHY THE FUCK DO YOU CALL A ROOM IN YOUR COMIC BOOK STORE A “RAPE ROOM?” Joking around to a new employee that a storage room in your business is called a goddamn “rape room” is some seriously fucked up shit. Good to know that all the industry-wide sexism people complain about in comics goes all the way down to the micro-levels of the business. What is up with an industry that is supposedly so welcoming to disenfranchised men yet can’t seem to offer the same sanctuary for women?

Man admits to ejaculating into coworker’s coffee to get her attention

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A Minnesota hardware-store employee with a crush on a female co-worker repeatedly ejaculated into her coffee and onto her desk in an attempt to attract her attention, police said.

cup-of-coffeeJohn R. Lind, 34, admitted to ejaculating into the woman’s coffee at least twice in six months and on her desk four times, according to a criminal complaint. Lind also said he wiped the evidence with her hair scrunchy, according to CBS Minnesota. The incidents allegedly began in February. The woman told police she had noticed repeatedly that her coffee tasted weird, and concluded the milk had gone sour.

The Beisswenger’s hardware store employee told officials that he was sorry and knew what he did was wrong, but he only wanted to get the woman’s attention, Lind told police on Aug. 28 at the New Brighton Public Safety Center.

According to the criminal complaint, the woman called police Aug. 26 after she caught Lind at her desk with his hands on his crotch and a “deer in the headlights” expression. After he left the room, the complaint said, the woman found bodily fluids on her desk, dripping onto the floor and soaked up in her scrunchy.

When police arrived, they collected the woman’s mug, coffee and scrunchy as evidence. The woman allegedly experienced problems with Lind before. She said in the police report that Lind often approached her with his zipper down.

Charges were filed in Ramsey County, according to CBS Minnesota. Lind faces two counts of criminal sexual conduct. If convicted of both counts, Lind could face more than a year in prison and/or a $4,500 fine.

Ramsey County Sheriff Department could not be reached for comment, but New Brighton Public Safety said the case is still under investigation.

Texas girl trapped in spinning washing machine at laundromat

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A 5-year-old girl was hospitalized on Wednesday after she was trapped in a laundromat washing machine for several minutes and spun at high speeds, police said.

The girl had extensive injuries but was expected to survive the incident Tuesday in a laundromat in Pasadena, about 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Houston, they said

“She was tumbling pretty fast in there,” Pasadena police spokesman Vance Mitchell told Houston TV station KHOU.

“One person walked by and said they saw something flopping around in there. They thought it was just a dress or something because it was moving pretty fast,” Mitchell said.

Police were unsure how the girl got trapped. The said just before the incident, a customer had tried to use the machine and was given a refund because it was not working properly.

‘Mickey Mouse’ And Other Costumed Characters Beat Motorist In Bizarre Road Rage Incident

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This is either the world’s most bizarre road rage incident or one of the craziest staged pranks you’ll ever see.

The clip, caught on camera in Russia over the weekend, shows a motorist stopping a vehicle with which he’s had some kind of problem. But as people dressed as Mickey Mouse, Spongebob Squarepants, Scrat from “Ice Age” and some kind of spotted creature jump out and start beating him, he was probably wishing he had just stayed home and watched cartoons.

Australia’s 9News reports that the title of the video translates into “severe Chelyabinsk Disney,” implying that the incident took place in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk.

It should be noted, however, that while Mickey Mouse is a Disney character, neither Spongebob nor Scrat are.

We have no idea who’s responsible for that spotted thing.

Guy rips his own head off in broad daylight …. WTF??

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article-behead2-0901In a particularly gruesome story out of the Bronx, a Hunts Point man apparently decapitated himself in broad daylight today.

According to the New York Daily News, an unidentified 51-year-old man parked his 2005 Honda CRV on the street on Monday around 9:35 am. He reportedly looped a chain around his neck, secured it to a pole, and got back into his car.

Police told the newspaper that the man then stepped on the gas, decapitating himself. According to the Daily News, “The man’s head was left on the street by the pole after his vehicle hit a parked truck on the opposite side of the street.”