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What Are We Reading This Week?

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Hey, just because we watch a lot of “Jersey Shore” here at The Frisky doesn’t mean we have terrible taste in pop culture! Well, it kinda does … but not all our taste is terrible. When we’re not tracking Snooki and The Situation‘s tan lines or posting gratuitous photos of hot guys, we are reading books and, you know, learning stuff.

After the jump, find out what five Frisky editors and bloggers are reading this week and make sure to tell us what you’re reading in the comments.

Natalie Portman’s Miss Dior Cherie Commercial Is Super-Cheesy

When I think of “Natalie Portman” or “Dior,” I don’t think “epic cheesiness.” But the creative director for Nat’s Miss Dior Cherie perfume commercial had a different thought process. Yikes, this is a little embarrassing. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Teen Proposes Girls Carry Guns To Prevent Rape

Oh, girls just wanna have gu-u-uns! Oh, girls just wanna have guns! So says Regis Giles, a 19-year-old conservative activist with a unique new idea to protect women and girls from prowling rapists: equip them with guns. The telegenic lass hails from an esteemed lineage: the blog Guanabee reports she is “the younger sister of the woman posing as a prostitute at ACORN and the daughter of Doug Giles, a Christian motorcyclist who called Sarah Palin-hating women ‘shemales’.” On her web site, Girls Just Want To Have Guns, she has posted a video of herself (which you can watch after the jump) speaking at CPAC, a recent conference for conservatives, in which she rails, “I’m sick and tired of seeing defenseless girls being abducted in broad daylight by some fruity freak aroused by raping and murdering them!” Keep reading »

American Apparel’s New Swimwear Ad Goes Topless

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American Apparel‘s new swimwear ads are here and—OMG, are those nipples?! Yes, the gratuitously provocative ad department at American Apparel has brought us a topless model for spring. Let’s all pretend we’re freethinking Europeans and not have a cow about this, OK? Personally, I could care less about headlights in advertising, but the first thing I look for when buying a bathing suit is how am I not going to flash everyone. [Fashionista] Keep reading »

Beyoncé In Blackface: What Do We Think?

Beyoncé in blackface? I never thought those three words would be in the same sentence. But yes, Ms. Bootylicious has darkened her light skin and thrown a scarf over her head for a L’Officiel Paris campaign. Is Beyoncé trying to make a statement that dark black skin is beautiful? Is Beyoncé trying to make a statement that wearing a headscarf is beautiful? Is Beyoncé simply trying to be “provocative,” whatever that means? Who knows. Personally, I always wonder why ad campaigns or photo shoots that go the blackface route don’t just hire darker-skinned black models (instead of, say, Caucasian model Lara Stone). It’s all well and good to say “black is beautiful,” but if you’re not actually putting money in dark-skinned black models’ pockets, what’s the point? I am, however, just a white girl from Connecticut, so I’d be curious what Frisky readers think of Beyoncé in blackface. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Quickies: Rihanna’s Sexting Colin Farrell & What Are “Mermaid’s Tears”?

  • Rihanna and Colin Farrell have allegedly been sexting each other since November. Damn, I bet sleazy Colin’s good at dirty talk. [Celebuzz]
  • The “Jersey Shore” cast is headed to Italy in April — meaning Prime Minister Berlusconi is going to have to be a bit more patient if he wants to bag JWoww. [Radar Online]
  • Charlie Sheen has a new girlfriend. And yet we are single. Explain that one, universe. [X17 Online]
  • Why hasn’t anyone told me Justin Bieber’s father is bangin’? [TMZ]

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Today’s Lady News: Texas Edges Closer To Ultrasounds Before Abortions

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Shopping Guide: 9 Adorable Cross-Body Bags

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Amelia was mocking me this morning for my love of mini-purses, but she’ll see where she’s wrong when I smack some catcalling oaf in the face with a perfectly-sized mini-purse and she can’t! Mini-purses, besides being adorable, are perfect for a woman who knows all she needs in life is her cell phone, lip gloss and enough money to get home. No more dragging your life’s possessions around over one arm and killing your neck and shoulder blades. Suck it, hobo bags — your days are numbered.

Often, mini-purses come with long straps and are called “cross-body bags,” although that sounds too much to me like Mom carrying her valuables in a passport holder across her body at Disney World because she’s afraid of getting pickpocketed outside of Space Mountain. Instead of mini-purses or “cross-bodies,” I prefer the French-ified description: sacs. They’re little sacs! Isn’t that cute? After the jump, check out nine mini-purses/cross-bodies/sacs perfect for catcaller-smacking — or just lip gloss-holding.

What’s A “Stay-At-Home Girlfriend”?

Linkbait — (noun), an article written online for the sole purpose of trying to draw traffic.

You’ve heard of stay-at-home-moms — now it’s time to meet a “stay-at-home-girlfriend.” Writing on the Brooklyn-based blog Brokelyn, blogger Quiana Stokes described how she recently lost her job and is now a “stay-at-home-girlfriend” in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, playing house and having the roast ready for her boyfriend when he comes home. Feminist bloggers are abuzz with Quiana’s “stereotypically Stepfordish rules,” like picking up after her boyfriend when he gets dressed in the morning, cooking dinner every night, keeping up her hair and nails, and fixing his favorite cocktails when he comes home from a hard day’s work.

Now, I’m going to say something that might surprise you about this proto-Betty Draper: frankly, I don’t think the article is that offensive. Keep reading »

Alleged Details On Lara Logan’s Assault In Egypt Emerge

“60 Minutes” reporter Lara Logan has still not spoken publicly about being attacked on February 11 in Egypt‘s Tahrir Square while she reported on civil unrest there, but alleged details have emerged in an Australian newspaper about the physical and sexual assault Logan endured. It has really, really annoyed me reading internet commenters who have parried back and forth about Logan being “raped” (usually while discussing whether she put herself in the position for such a thing to happen), when, in fact, “rape” is a complete assumption. In its statement regarding the attack on Lara Logan and her TV crew, all that CBS News said regarding the assault was, “In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating …” People made their own inferences that “sexual assault” meant “rape,” when, in fact, it appears it did not. Keep reading »

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