Jessica Wakeman

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News

I love this Bitch magazine video, “The Huffington Post’s Sexist Link Bait Strategy,” by Anita Sarkeesian — and not just because my study for Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting about the lack of female bloggers on HuffPost’s front page is quoted in it. She asks why the site calls itself liberal and progressive… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Rumor has it Barbara Walters is in talks to start a spin-off of “The View” aimed towards men, starring a cast of both men and women. It hopes to air during the time slot soon-to-be vacated by Oprah. The D-list talent rounded up so far includes Bryant Gumbel as moderator; comedian Alec Mapa, who played… READ MORE »



Celebs

Meet Jo Calderone (again), Sicilian auto mechanic and cross-dressing alter-ego of Lady Gaga. (Didn’t you hear? An alter-ego is the new must-have accessory of super-stardom.) Jo’s got himself herself the cover of Japanese Men’s Vogue and claims in a Q&A to be a muscle car fanatic who wants to own her own car shop. See… READ MORE »


Style

A New Zealand television station is in hot water after it posted unedited, topless photos of a teenaged “Top Model” contestant on its website — in error, they claim. “New Zealand’s Next Top Model” snapped photos of 16-year-old Michaela Steenkamp with mud on her boobies posing on some rocks, which were supposed to be posted… READ MORE »


News

Olivia Harrison has two mommies. Therefore, St. Vincent’s Cathedral School in Bedford, Texas, will not admit the 4-year-old girl to its preschool. Apparently, the school was fine during the application process but got upset when both mothers showed up for a parents’ night. Discrimination: exactly what kids should be learning in preschool. [CNN]
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Style

Sometimes I like to write in a dry style. When I do this, it’s amusing to read comments by commenters who don’t understand that I’m being sarcastic. So I hoped this op-ed which popped up in my Google alerts, “Skinny Jeans, John Wayne, And The Feminization Of America,” was also being very dry. But in… READ MORE »


Celebs

Snooki may have gotten punched in the face by a gym teacher from Queens, but being a D-list celebrity is not all rough on our girl. Apparently, she gets so many designer purses sent to her for free even Posh Spice is getting jealous. Style writer Simon Doonan warns us something nefarious is afoot, though. READ MORE »


Celebs

“Jersey Shore” Halloween costumes? Now that is truly scary. … READ MORE »


Entertainment

Oh boy, guys. There’s a new movie coming out in September about a topic that’s never been explored onscreen before: teen boys losing their virginity!

“The Virginity Hit” stars a lovable dork who’s just dying to lose his V-card and … wait … you say this topic has been explored before? READ MORE »


News

On August 28, an anti-abortion law in Missouri will go into effect, which will require that “the life of each human being begins at conception” and “abortion will terminate the life of a separate, unique, living human being” be written on brochures handed out to women seeking abortions. Missouri already has a 24-hour waiting… READ MORE »


Entertainment

You may have heard of the novelist Jonathan Franzen, who always seems to be in the news about something. In 2001, he dissed Oprah — Oprah! — for having “schmaltzy” taste after she chose his novel, The Corrections, for her book club and then she rescinded the offer. His latest novel, Freedom, has already grabbed… READ MORE »



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