Archive: Apr 2012

14 Handmade Sex Toys You Can Get On Etsy (NSFW)

Sometimes, you open your sex toy drawer and think, I really wish my sex toys weren’t so generic. If only they were more … original, more handmade, more artsy, more a reflection of my individual, sexual expression. Well, Etsy has you covered. Click through to see some crafty adult toys for your one-of-a-kind sex life.

By: The Frisky / April 27, 2012

Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha!

Happy Friday! It’s time for Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha! Click through to see the super short hemlines and questionable definitions of the word “dress” that caught our eye recently–we’ve got some doozies for you this week. And remember, if you spot a Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha moment, send it to me at winona@thefrisky.com!

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 27, 2012

“Sexist” Brazilian Gym Ad Fails To Capture Our Outrage

I don’t fully understand why these ads  are “sexist” or “offensive,” as per the women’s health blog Blisstree. The Brazilian gym Vila Olimpica ads show big, muscular men standing behind women, their ripped arms doing things like opening jars and bottles of wine. But I didn’t read this as “the iddy-bitty-widdle-lady can’t open a jar of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2012

How To Choose Your First Pair Of Fly Kicks

Growing up a few miles from the Nike World Headquarters means I’ve always had complicated feelings about athletic shoes. Portland’s casual attitude combined with Nike pride meant everyone wore sneakers everywhere, and I was always like, “Really, you guys? Dirty gym shoes at a formal wedding?” I vowed early on that I would only wear…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 27, 2012

Evening Quickies: Cutest Baby In The World Offered Modeling Contract

Harper Seven Beckham — that’s David and Victoria’s infant daughter, for those of you not obsessed with the chubby-cheeked beauty — has been offered a modeling contract by baby clothing web site My1stYears.com. This is probably just a stunt, but I, for one, need more pictures of those chubby cheeks.  [Stupid Celebrities]
Tommy Marth,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 26, 2012

11 Reasons Why Weddings Are Dumb

There is a big difference between a wedding and a marriage. A marriage is what happens when two adults in a loving relationship pledge to torture each other until they’re old and wrinkly. It’s romantic, especially if you believe in “the one,” which is the idea that there is one special person out there who…

By: TruTV / April 26, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Teacher Claims She Was Fired From Catholic School For In-Vitro Fertilization

Emily Herx, 31, of Indiana, claims she was fired from teaching at a Catholic school because she and her husband used in-vitro fertilization to get pregnant. IVF is apparently not acceptable according to Catholic teaching. [Huffington Post]
Sandra Fluke, who testified before a Congressional committee about the need for religiously-affiliated employers to cover…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 26, 2012

Naked Rider Gets A Ticket For Not Wearing A Helmet

This nude motorbike passenger was pulled over in Romania, but not for riding in her birthday suit. A traffic cop ticketed “the modern day Lady Godiva” for not wearing a helmet. “He gave her a warning and a ticket and told her and her companion to ride on,” said a witness. And that’s exactly what…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 26, 2012

April 26: What Are We Wearing Today?

In honor of Channing Tatum’s birthday, I’ve eaten a whole bunch of Girl Scout cookies. I feel kinda sick. Let’s just skip ahead to our outfits, shall we?

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 26, 2012

Meet The New Face Of Maybelline, Pink-Haired Fashion Favorite Charlotte Free

To all those who have hopped on the pink hair fad with a high-fashion wink, it’s quite possible that you have Charlotte Free to thank for that. The model best recognized for her rose-hued tresses appeared on the scene last summer after being discovered by a photographer at a local arcade, and she’s become pretty…

By: Rachel Krause / April 26, 2012

British Docs Busted For Offering Female Circumcision (Which Is Illegal And Also Horrible)

A doctor, a dentist, and an alternative medicine practitioner were all secretly filmed offering to perform or arrange female genital mutilation (FGM), according to the UK Guardian. FGM involves removing all or part of the external female genitalia, and sometimes sewing the opening to the vagina shut. It’s all supposedly for the purpose of making…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 26, 2012

Style Stealer: Emma Watson At The Tribeca Film Festival

At what point did I become so mortally jealous of Hermione? She went from a frizzy-haired child wizard to a bonafide style icon in practically no time at all — props! Emma, as anyone who’s anyone does, turned out in my fair city for the Tribeca Film Festival, which runs April 18-29, and last Saturday…

By: Rachel Krause / April 26, 2012

“The Week The Women Went” Will Be Like A Very Dysfunctional “Wife Swap”

Lifetime, the network for women where women are most often portrayed as killers, murder victims or prostitutes, has a new show lined up for summer! It’s called “The Week That Women Went,” and it’s a documentary mini-series that attempts to show what might happen to a small town if all the women were to disappear.

By: Julie Gerstein / April 26, 2012

Vogue Scrubs Syria’s First Lady From Its Website

Oh Vogue, you are so very good with the fashions, but the politics? Not so much. The high fashion mag’s latest gaffe is a poorly-timed profile of Syrian First Lady Asma al-Assad, which ran in the mag’s March 2011 issue. It used to be searchable on Vogue’s website, but it’s since been taken off the…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 26, 2012
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