Jessica Wakeman

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The Snuggie armchair: it appears to be an actual thing. Or is it a Slanket armchair? The website that sells this atrocity is in French, so we will defer to our Parisian correspondent Leonora’s translation. But my hunch is that the copy reads, “You stupid Americans, why would you buy a Snuggie armchair when you… READ MORE »


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An Estonian weight loss clinic used two pretty blond women — one large and one skinny — to advertise its techniques by having them walk around wearing T-shirts that read “Before” and “After.” Clever gimmick, I’ll admit. But it’s degrading for the bigger girl to walk around all day being fat-shamed as the… READ MORE »


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“The West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin is just like you—when he is pissed off about a blog post, he takes to the comments section! Sorkin, who wrote “The Social Network,” left a long comment on a blog post written by TV writer Ken Levine, who reviewed the movie. Another commenter, calling themselves Tarazza, posted a… READ MORE »


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At some point in your life, you’ve probably seen a billboard which said something like “Pregnant? Scared? Call us!” You may have thought nothing of it, because you weren’t pregnant or even sexually active yet. In New York City, home to over 8 million people, signs like these depict a young, concerned-looking women under the… READ MORE »


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I’m a little slow on the uptick here because I couldn’t care less about football players and their weenies. But! Some of you may have heard that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre, a married man, might have been a naughty boy. Two years ago, when he played for the New York Jets, Favre allegedly sent… READ MORE »


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Happy National Coming Out Day to our gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual readers! In honor of this special day, our friends at Marie Claire have this fantastic essay by a lesbian named Stephanie Fairyington, who at 28 decided to come out to her beauty queen mom. [Marie Claire]
New York City’s mayor is blasting… READ MORE »


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Because all patriarchal structures must fall, fashion magazine Gemma is gone! In its place is Vag Magazine, a feminist rag purchased by Fennel, Sylvie, Bethany, Heavy Flo (a roller derby legend), and Reba (a gonzo feminist pop-culture journalist) with the proceeds from the reusable menstrual pads they sell on their Etsy shop. Will… READ MORE »


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What happens when “Jersey Shore” meets “Bridezillas”? The best Worst TV Ever.

On VH1’s new show “My Big Friggin’ Wedding,” the producers of “Jersey Shore” follow five real-life couples — two from Long Island, three from New Jersey — as they try to sober up long enough to walk down the… READ MORE »


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Krystal Ball, the 28-year-old Virginia Congressional candidate whose embarrassing private photos were dug up by a right-wing blog and posted on the internet, released the public statement today of my feminist wet dreams.

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“Jersey Shore” hardly needs CollegeHumor.com to make itself more funny, but a fake RPG video starring these stallions is still kick-ass. Watch Pauly D, Vinny, Ronnie and The Situation find skanks for the hot tub and follow them along their way as they dodge grenades, defend Sammi’s honor, and of course, show disrespecting… READ MORE »


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Feminist Germaine Greer has an unorthodox suggestion for how to deal with men who rape: Women should put their names online in a rapists’ registry. Speaking at a literary festival yesterday, Greer — who became famous 40 years ago when she published the seminal “second wave” feminist text The Female Eunuch — criticized the paltry number… READ MORE »


Style

“What Not To Wear” is my go-to channel-surfing show — and if it’s a weekend marathon, I will binge on six straight episodes like Lady Gaga at a lobster hat sale. What’s not to like? The women (and occasionally men) nominated by their loved ones for “What Not To Wear” are all-too-relatable with their style… READ MORE »



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