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Why We Hate the Mullet

How did one hairstyle get to be so universally reviled?

(Newser) - Americans and Iranians experienced an unlikely coming-together the other day on one topic: the mullet. Iran’s banning of the hairstyle earned it “not its usual international condemnation but a PR boost,” writes Beth Teitell in the Boston Globe . Inspired by the rare show of unity, she went... More »

Pittsburgh Zoo Seeks Strange Breed: Mullets

Unfortunate hairstyle gets admission discount

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium lured mullet wearers from far and wide yesterday, offering reduced admission and holding a contest for the best bad head of hair, the AP reports. The winner got a behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo, but runners-up won the more valuable prize: a free haircut.... More »

Anti-Gay-Adoption Org Mixes Lesbian Photos

'Obvious use of stereotype ... as scare tactic': blogger

(Newser) - A Florida group that opposes adoption by gay couples is guilty of using stereotypes in its “scare tactics,” blogger gwen writes for Sociological Images . The Florida Family Policy Council used a photo of an “androgynous-looking, angry, mannish lesbian couple” to alert members that a different pair had... More »

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