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Zosia Mamet: Feminism Is “Not About Running A Fortune 500 Company”

“I think that the term [feminist] has been incredibly bastardized. I am a huge advocate of empowering women — the idea of women supporting each other and supporting themselves and making strong choices that make them happy. I think often feminism gets a very narrow definition. It’s not about making shit-tons of money and running a Fortune 500 company. It’s about doing what makes you feel good as a woman, and if that’s being a stay-at-home mom, you can be just as much of a feminist that way as you can as a fighter pilot. So in that way, yeah, of course.”

It’s a sign of the zeitgeist, I guess, when an otherwise frothy interview with an actress on one of the hottest shows on TV right now turns from face wash and lipstick to feminism? That’s what I choose to believe at least: “Girls” star Zosia Mamet spoke with Allure about makeup tips and fielded a question about whether she calls herself a feminist. Mamet, who writes a column for Glamour, has written a critique of “lean in” feminism before. Her answer was somewhat one-dimensional — I mean, it takes an enormous amount of privilege in the first place to choose to be a stay-at-home mom — but otherwise I solidly agree with Mamet. Women’s equality is about much more than a privileged, elite group of women being financially successful under capitalism. [Allure] [Image via AKM-GSI]

Kate Hudson & Goldie Hawn Claim They Can See Dead People

  • Kate Hudson told a British talk show host that she and her mom Goldie Hawn both have the ability to “see dead people” by sensing a “fifth energy” around them. Hudson explained, “It is not really seeing, it is feeling a spirit. A fifth energy. I believe in energy. I believe our brains can manifest into visual things.” Oooooooookay. [Daily Mail UK]
  • A 40-something woman broke into Keanu Reeves’ home early Monday morning and sat down in a chair in his library. Reeves stumbled upon the woman, who explained she had come to meet him, and calmly chatted with her until he was able to dial 911. Creeeeeepy. [TMZ]
  • Giuliana Rancic said she isn’t sure that “Fashion Police” will continue without Joan Rivers. [US Weekly]

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Labor Organizer Ai-Jen Poo Is Another MacArthur “Genius” Grant Winner

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Customer Who Put His Hand On His Bartender’s Ass Messed With The Wrong Pissed Off Woman

Customer Who Put His Hand On His Bartender's Ass Messed With The Wrong Pissed Off Woman

An ex-New York City bartender/aspiring actress named Laura Ramadei has penned an open letter to a customer named Brian Lederman, who groped her and said he wanted to order her “to go.” When Ramadei didn’t respond to his sexual harassment, Lederman — a hedge funder who she easily found online through a Google search, after he paid with his credit card — left a shitty tip.

And, well, her open letter to him that she posted on Facebook is so feisty, feminist-y and awesome that I kinda hope she tracks us down and starts writing for The Frisky. (Lederman responded by telling The New York Post she is a “fucking cunt,” because of course he did.)

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Miley Cyrus In Trouble For Getting Spanked Onstage With The Mexican Flag

  • Oh Miley, just stop.  The pop princess is in trouble with the Mexican government after she got spanked onstage with a Mexican flag while twerking in a comically large prosthetic butt. (Which, in and of itself, is UGHHH.) The incident occurred in Monterray, Mexico on Tuesday night and officials are investigating possible desecration of the flag, which carries a $1,200 fine (pocket change for Miley) and a 36-hour jail sentence. You’re on your own for this one, kid. [TMZ]
  • Kendell Jenner was not welcomed with open arms by the other models at New York Fashion Week, who supposedly put cigarettes in her drink. [In Touch Weekly]
  • Nick Cannon wore a $2 million pair of Tom Ford slip-ons covered in 14,000 diamonds on “America’s Got Talent.” The shoes are currently being reviewed by the Guinness Book Of World Records for possible inclusion as the most expensive pair of shoes in the world. [WWD] Keep reading »

Girl Scout Cookie-Flavored Nesquik Is A Thing Now

Girl Scouts Nesquik

Nesquik has debuted a new chocolate milk beverage we are welcoming with open arms and clogged arteries: Girl Scout cookie-flavored milk. (At least it’s lowfat Girl Scout cookie-flavored milk.) The two limited edition flavors are based on the popular cookies Thin Mints and Samoas. That’s right, I wrote based on. Although the Scouts will receive royalties for licensing their cookie brands — just like they’ve done for lip balms, for example — there will not actually cookie pieces or ingredients in the milk and, in fact, the Samoas drink is marketed as “Caramel Coconuts.” I have no clue if Girl Scout chocolate milk tastes decent, but as they are only in stores through this month, you should get your hands on one now if you want to find out. [NesquikGirl Scouts Utah (PDF)]

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