Profile for Amelia McDonell-Parry

Girl Talk: Too Drunk To Be A Victim?

Drunk Is A Feminist Issue
Why women everywhere should be concerned about binge-drinking. Read More »

“There is no justice for drunk women,” begins Andrea Peysner’s New York Post column, “It’s Open Season For Predators In Uniform,” about the acquittal of a cop accused of raping a drunk woman in her apartment. “A Manhattan jury yesterday had to decide whom it hated more: a rotten police officer who admitted he lied, cheated, cuddled, kissed and groped a drunken woman. Or the woman herself … But there never was any contest. The jury loathed her on sight.” Peysner, it should be noted, is known for her extremely conservative views. I generally consider her a wack job, so I was shocked to read that she was just as appalled as I am by the results of this case.

As a young woman who has also been drunk on many occasions, this case has resonated deeply with me. It has, in particular, reminded me of a night I had eight years ago. I am now wondering how a jury of my peers would have judged me had the night gone differently. Keep reading »

What Is Your Dating Fetish?

The other day I was having dinner with a guy friend when he spotted something over my shoulder that had him salivating. Seriously, his eyes were going all googley and crap.

“What are you looking at?” I finally asked him.

“Don’t turn around now, but when you can, check out the woman at the table behind you and to the left.”

I nonchalantly gave the ol’ side eye. Keep reading »

Disqus Commenter Blocking

In the last, uh, 10 minutes I’ve gotten a whole bunch of emails from commenters who’ve been blocked from commenting by Disqus. This is definitely some sort of technical error that I am trying to get someone to fix now. If you’ve been blocked, it’s not because you’ve done anything wrong — there’s just some sort of technical error going on. Sit tight — I will update this post once everything is back to normal. Thanks for your patience.

Update: According to Disqus tech support, the problem is impacting a couple sites and they are working on fixing the issue now.

Update 2: This issue should be resolved. {encode=”amelia@thefrisky.com” title=”Email me”} if you are still blocked from commenting! Keep reading »

Why Is Everyone So Concerned About My Anus?

It has recently come to my attention that perhaps I am not as concerned about the cleanliness of my anus as I should be. See, in the last few weeks, I feel like the universe has been trying to tell me that keeping my chocolate starfish pristine should be higher on my list of priorities. It’s giving me a complex. Keep reading »

A Chic Cover-Up For All Occasions

As luck would have it — it being Wedding Week and all — I am attending the wedding of a good friend from college this weekend, in the Napa Valley. I know, boo hoo for me, what a pain. What is a pain is that I do not have a cover-up of any sort to go along with the strapless cocktail dress I’m wearing. This is a common conundrum for the average female attending a wedding during the late-Spring. During the actual outdoor ceremony, the weather will be warm enough to go bare-shouldered — but at night, during the reception, the temp is going to take a dip. What’s a gal to wear with a fancy dress when her closet is full of heavy dark blazers and casual cardigans? Not wanting to drop a lot of bones, this softly structured open jacket is the perfect amount of dressy and gentle on the pocketbook. Best of all, it can be rocked with jeans and a T when wedding season is over. Sweet!

[$27.80 Forever 21]

So, “Girls Run The World,” Beyonce? Not So Much!


Beyonce’s new video for her song “Girls (Run the World)” features some sweet dance moves — not to mention likely suspicious Illuminati imagery! — but is its message a tad, um, premature? I’m obsessed with this video from vlogger Nineteen Percent which breaks down the many ways in which Beyonce’s lady power victory anthem just ain’t true. It’s funny, it’s distressing, and it’s a brilliant way to use pop music as a “great tie-in to a discussion of feminism.” Kick ass! [YouTube] Keep reading »

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