Amelia McDonell-Parry

Born and raised in California, Amelia moved to NYC after graduating from the University of California at Santa Cruz. After toiling away at Interview, Rolling Stone and Maxim magazines, she made the move online and has been basking in the harsh glow of her laptop screen ever since. When she's not spending her days editing and writing (about topics as vast as feminism, Ryan Gosling, "Star Trek," and the latest D-list sex tape), Amelia is buying peonies, hanging with her dog Lucca and dreaming about her next vacation. Email Amelia at amelia[at]thefrisky.com

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How The Anti-Rape Movement Can Learn From The Rolling Stone/UVA Debacle

While misogynists will use this as “evidence” that women lie about rape, I wholeheartedly agree with Amanda Hess at Slate when she writes that the Rolling Stone/UVA disaster “cannot possibly undermine a social justice movement because any understanding of justice must accommodate the truth.”

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2015

I Hereby Declare Today, April 6, Unfriend Every Dude You’ve Banged And No Longer Care About Day!

Facebook has been seriously up my ass about dudes I’ve slept with lately. First, the People You May Know feature managed to get access to my iPhone contacts so suddenly one night stands — hell, even guys I just made out with — were suddenly suggested “friends.” But then, for whatever reason, I started noticing far too many status updates from…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2015

Columbia Journalism Review Investigation Calls Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story “A Failure That Was Avoidable”

The Columbia Journalism Review has completed their investigation into Rolling Stone’s reporting and editorial practices in their story about a gang rape that allegedly occurred at the University of Virginia, and has concluded that the story — which Rolling Stone has officially retracted — is one of “journalistic failure that was avoidable.” These failures, according…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2015

You’ve Got To Watch “SNL”‘s Hilariously Scathing Scientology Spoof

This fake commercial from last night’s “Saturday Night Live” may be about a religion called the “Church of Neurotology,” but all of the details so closely resemble actual facts from the HBO doc (and book of the same name) “Going Clear,” that you almost can’t even call it a spoof of Scientology. Made to look…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 5, 2015

Beyonce Drops New Song & Video, “Die With You,” On 7th Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday was Beyonce and Jay Z’s 7th wedding anniversary, and to mark the occasion, Bey released a new song dedicated to her husband called “Die With You,” along with a video for the tune shot by Jay Z, and all “exclusively” released on his new music streaming service Tidal. I say “exclusively” because it took…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 5, 2015

Is Nev Schulman Headed To Rehab?

“You can’t help anyone else if you don’t help yourself first,” he wrote on Facebook.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 3, 2015

Style Guide: 6 Spring Shoe Trends To Stock Up On

I must have a heavy step, because I wear my shoes into the ground. The bad news about that is that I end up having to say goodbye to my favorite pairs before I’m ready. The good news is that means I have an excuse to shoe shop! And sure enough, all of my warmer…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 3, 2015

Meet Your New Tinder Boyfriend, TC, The Guy With The 22-Inch Dick

Is that an elephant trunk in your pants or are you just happy to see me?

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 2, 2015

Watch Ad-Rock Of The Beastie Boys Give Excellent Advice On Rookie’s “Ask A Grown Man” Series

While MCA will forever have legend status (RIP), Ad-Rock has always been my favorite Beastie Boy. (No disrespect to Mike D, BTW, who is awesome as well and it’s not like I would ever call him my least favorite Beastie, there’s no such thing.) His rhymes were my favorite, he’s been married or involved with…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 1, 2015

Style Guide: Spring’s Coolest Jacket Trends

Winter is totally overstaying its welcome, but at some point soon, spring will actually arrive and it’ll be time to store away your heavy coats for at least the next six months. But crisp air, cool breezes and the occasional spring shower means that you can’t go completely bare-armed. Girl, you need a spring jacket,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 31, 2015

The Indianapolis Star Comes Out Against Indiana’s Anti-Gay “Religious Freedom Law” With Powerful Frontpage Editorial

The Indianapolis Star has taken a strong stance on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act with today’s front page editorial which declares in bold letters “FIX THIS NOW.” The editorial from the state’s leading newspapers calls not for a repeal, which the paper says would be “unacceptable” to Governor Mike Pence and his fellow Republican lawmakers,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 31, 2015

6 Additional Scientology Horror Stories We’d Like To See Covered In A “Going Clear” Sequel

Last night, HBO aired the documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief,” which we at The Frisky have been excitedly awaiting since first hearing about it, as we are giant nerds about knowing everything there is to know about Scientology. In fact, Amelia helped research the book Inside Scientology by Janet Reitman! And,…

Etsy Spotlight: 13 Delicate & Cheeky Gold Necklaces

I’m not a huge style rule follower, but one thing I always adhere to is that if I’m wearing big earrings, I can also wear bracelets, but a necklace would be too much going on. I’ve been on a big chunky gold hoop kick lately, so I haven’t been wearing many necklaces, but I’m planning…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 28, 2015

This Tumblr Celebrates Teenage Bedrooms On Screen

Do you remember your teenage bedroom? I do. It was the jam. First of all, the stucco walls were painted what my mother considered a “hideous” shade of pinkish-coral, but I thought it was perfect. My walls were plastered with rock posters (Pearl Jam, obvi) and snapshots of me and my besties, the bottom drawer…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 28, 2015

21 Love & Life Lessons From Mariah Carey In Honor Of Her 45th Birthday

Today is Mariah Carey’s 45th birthday and it’s got me feeling emotions, specifically gratitude for all the wisdom about life and love that she has imparted through her music over. So in honor of Mimi’s big day, here are those bits of wisdom, accompanied by GIFs of Mariah at her most divalicious. …

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 27, 2015

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