Global Shares Drop Drastically, Dominatrix History, Nicki Minaj a Battered Woman?, Mexico Police Quit, Rape Drug Detector

Debt ceiling sorted? Great. Stocks around the world still plunge. Awesome. [AlJazeera]

On both sides of the Atlantic, economic vital signs are rapidly deteriorating. The United States’ recovery is stalling, and Europe’s debt crisis is threatening to strike Spain and Italy, which have two of the continent’s largest economies.

Investors concerned about another recession in the U.S. and the global economy, took part in a massive stock sell-off, sending the the Dow Jones industrial Average down 512 points. The Dow has now given back all of its gains for the year and then some. Investors are increasingly afraid that the world’s leading governments, weighed down by debt and wounded by the last economic downturn, may not have the wherewithal to keep the emerging crisis in check. [WashPo]

The history of the dominatrix. We talked to one too, Mistress Didi. [Fashionista]

Rock star life? Why is Nicki Minaj cursing someone out while a hotel manager’s calling 911 to help her while a dude is threatening him? Someone report back. “Basketball Wives” incidents are cropping up everywhere … [NeocoleBitchie]

An entire Mexican police force quits. [BBC]

Rape drug detector! I’m buying one … you? [Jezebel]

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