Nicholas Gonzales, an accused rapist in Sydney, Australia, has been acquitted of raping a 24-year old woman because his lawyer argued her jeans were too tight to be removed by Nicholas alone, making the sex consensual.
He successfully argued ‚”it’s difficult for skinny jeans to be taken off by someone else unless the wearer’s assisting, collaborating, consenting.”
This is bad news. Notice to skinny jeans-wearing citizens of the 11211: your size 0 slim fits are now recognized as an Australian voice of consent.
Archive for May, 2010
Got the sniffles? Instead of waiting for the Obama plan to kick in, did you know you can trade your art (or music, film, acting, dance, or anything really) for medical care at the Bushwick-based Woodhull Hospital?
As the blog Brokelyn reports, the plan is called Artist Access and allows folks to volunteer their skills, time and/or services to the hospital in exchange for credits (1 hour = about $40 worth of care). And it’s not just emergency room visits either — you can trade for dental work or even prescription drugs.
All participants must be NYC residents, making a living through art (of any kind), and will need to first enroll in HHC Options, one of New York City’s low-to medium-income health care plans.
So quit googling your symptoms (those results can be scary y’all) or hitting your friends up for their expired prescriptions and go to the damn doctor already.
Because nobody can do a better recap than the Brooklyn Paper’s Aaron Short, I’ll just point you to his story on opening day: Kickball ‚Äî the sport of Kings ‚Äî is back!
‚”Our goal was to look good and have fun, so it doesn’t matter if we won or lost,” said captain Paul Cougar Mellencamp. ‚”We lost our first game last year and then won 20 in a row before winning the championship.”
Brooklyn Paper / Photo by Julie Rosenberg
Disclosure: Of course I’m on a team.
Unlike a New Year’s midnight that ends with you turning to your fugly friend and with a settling shrug and desperate, “I mean… Should we…?” eyes, May 4th’s midnight brought the release of Minus the Bear‘s hotly anticipated album OMNI. To properly celebrate, Minus the Bear hosted a secret show at Bowery Electric along with tourmates Everest.
The Seattle based band thrilled their fans by playing a mix of their old and new tracks. Considering the crowd of die-hards immediately surrounding the band, lead singer Jake Snider kept his banter to a minimal but joked about the band’s pre-determined set list.
Openers Everest toned down their usual lineup with a dusty acoustic version of their set. It’s surprising to learn Everest heralds from Los Angeles as the band’s presence and expansive sound feels like rich country. Although their sound is folk influenced, the pop sensibilities of Everest created an interesting build up for each of their songs which felt instantly familiar but not stale. Everest’s album On Approach will be available May 11th.
Minus the Bear will continue on their OMNI North American tour, for more dates click here and check out more photos after the jump!
We can judge the sender of this message all we want, but I will admit… I have had thoughts like this before. I dated a guy once who admittedly said that he had never read a book– so let’s take that into consideration in the comments as we bash the ‘hipster scumbag’ responsible for this kind of insensitivity.
But still, a text message!? Ouch.
[Thanks to @VoiceStreet]