While there are still a few days left in 2009, we’re going to feature some of our best and favorite posts from the last year. Each of your regular Frisky bloggers has picked out her 10 favorite posts from 2009—some you may remember well, others might have slipped past your radar. Either way, we hope you’ll relive the best of The Frisky in 2009. Here’s the best from Editrix Amelia!
|AMELIA’S BEST POSTS OF 2009|
|Girl Talk: I Hit My Boyfriend
“Years ago, when I was about, oh, a year into my relationship with my now ex, he and I got in a fight (over what, who knows), I lost my temper, and I started hitting him. Not in the face, but on his arms, my fists balled up. I think I shoved him a few times too. He didn’t do anything back, aside from wrapping his way stronger arms around me, so I couldn’t hit him anymore, and to calm me down, because I was crying…”
|Dating Amelia: Closure Can Be Bittersweet
“I unleashed my rage on him, for one, writing him a scathing email telling him exactly what I knew. I’m sure he won’t respond, in fact I doubt that he will even read it. It will be the last communication I ever have with him and, in a way, as heartbreaking as it is—because I miss the person I loved so goddamn much—it has offered me the closure I needed. These suspicions have been festering for so long, adding to not only my distrust of men, but my distrust in my own instincts.”
|10 Celebs Who Need To Quit Making Duckface
“There’s a new movement afoot, one I think we can all get behind. It’s called Anti-Duckface and its goal is to get people—both Average Janes and famous celebs—to stop making that “face you make when you’re about to take that perfect shot of yourself for MySpace.” You know the one they’re talking about, don’t you? “The one where you push your mouth out in that weird combination of a pout and a kissy face to make it look like you’ve got big pouty lips and model-quality cheekbones.”
|Are You A Feminine-ist?
“‘Feminine-ist’ and ‘feminine-ism’ are terms Salmansohn is desperate to get in to the lexicon, but she doesn’t make much of a case for their inclusion, in my opinion. For starters, there’s her definition of feminine-ism: ‘This energy of simply being by indulging in a meditative and self-nurturing manicure, a facial or a hot bubble bath.’ So feminine-ism is about going to a spa?”
|25 Male Celebrities Who Are Past Their Expiration Dates
“It was probably their intention, but when I saw Spike.com’s list of the Top 10 Actresses Past Their Expiration Date, I couldn’t muster up much rage. Sexism, alive and well on crappy men’s websites. YAWN … Whatever, schlubs. I decided to go for an immature rebuttal to their silly little list—male celebrities who are past their expiration dates are easy to come by. So easy, my fellow Frisky gals and I found 25. Suck it, fellas!”
|Girl Talk: I’m Turning 30, So What?
“In three weeks I am turning 30 years old. This is apparently a big deal, or so says everyone around me, and I am feeling a lot of pressure to celebrate it as such. But for some reason, I can’t really get worked up about it—either in a positive or negative way—and I don’t think that’s such a bad thing.”
|Nerd Girl Porn: Hot Stock Models
“See the guy on the left? In stock image fantasy land, he is my boyfriend. I don’t know his name, or even where he’s from, but I have seen what he looks like when he’s bundled up for winter, watching sports with the guys, celebrating a sad birthday party, and on his way to ring in the New Year. Stock image models may never become household names, but they’re still mighty fine and hardly generic. Keep clicking for more of these anonymous hotties.”
|Hate F**king Does Not Equal Rape
“Where I come from, hate f**king is not the same as raping someone. In every instance that I’ve used it or someone I know has used it, it has been in reference to having consensual sex with someone you just cannot stand, but you want to f**k for fun anyway, and that the animosity between you actually makes the sex hot in a way that’s different from sex with someone you love or like.”
|Celebs Who Dress Like They’re On “Star Trek”
“In the Hollywood galaxy, the stars are all abuzz about the new “Star Trek” movie, and it would seem their fashions are following suit. Madonna, with her antenna-like architectural scrunchie of doom is not the first. Here, some celebs who are sporting a new alien-chic aesthetic.”
|Hey, Perez! Quit The Bellyaching!
“How odd that someone who has positioned and sold himself as some sort of gay rights crusader would use that word as an insult. This was not a case of Lavandeira “taking back” a word that was intended as an insult and reclaiming its power for the gay community. He called Will.i.am a f**got because he wanted to piss him off and it was a cheap shot that made it even clearer just how self-serving Lavandeira’s interest in gay rights really is.”