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Puppies Are Not Accessories! Harvey Nichols Ad Treats Purse Dogs Like Jewelry

I love purse dogs as much as the next squeal-y girl, but certain things should not be treated as accessories: puppies, children and, oh yeah, puppies. Harvey Nichols‘ holiday commercial dispatched dozens of cute puppies to a department store and showed posh lady-actresses shopping for dogs to match their shoes and coats — even wrapping them up in wrapping paper. Keep reading »

Topless Women Pee In Public And 5 Other Crazy Protests

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Who says women can’t pee standing up? Thirty Ukrainian women angry at their government’s all-male cabinet “peed” outside the Prime Minister’s office in protest last week. The group, FEMEN, squirted bottles of yellow water from their nether regions while carrying a banner which read “To urinate standing is not a privilege.” FEMEN were trying to make a point that an all-male cabinet is tantamount to a men’s room. (Or that you can fake pee in public and not get arrested.) Point taken! FEMEN is also notorious for going topless to support equal pay and anti-sex trafficking bills, but they seem to have kept their bras on during this most recent demonstration. [Herald Sun Australia]

I’m all about protesting injustice and showing peeps what’s up when there’s a sausage fest afoot. Thankfully, feminists get pretty creative — if at times slightly icky, too — so their protests are never dull!

Joy Behar Will Judge Miss America Pageant Based On “Intelligence, Talents”

“I realize it is out of character for me to be judging Miss America. But maybe it will make the show more modern or bring it up to date. I do always find the odd girls prettier. But I don’t think I am going to judge anybody on their beauty as much as their intelligence and their talents. … This is a complete departure for me. But I have a permission slip from Gloria Steinem.”

— “The View” gabber Joy Behar explains why she’s the newly announced 2011 Miss America pageant judge. I guess Rush Limbaugh was busy this year? [NY Post] Keep reading »

What Was The Best Sex You Had In 2010?

As 2010 edges to a close, dirty minds like mine think not of the resolutions I failed to follow through on. No, I reflect back on when, exactly, was the best sex I had all year. Was it that night in the hotel room in upstate New York? Anytime after I brought home a new water-based lube? That time he did that thing which I think might be illegal in Texas?

I want to say my best sex moment was when Amelia gifted me with a brand-spankin’-new Trojan Vibrating Tri-Phoria vibrator, which was sent to her at the office. It has eight settings — yes, eight! But I think if I said my best sex moment came from a vibrator, my boyfriend would be pissed. So I’ll say the best sex this year was pretty much anytime we did the magical “scissors” position. (How do I explain this one? He lies on his side and lifts one leg up like scissors opening vertically, while you lie on your back, spread your legs like scissors opening horizontally and put his thingy in your thingy. It’s an AMAZING position, at least for me!)

Because I’m nothing if not nosy, I checked in with other Frisky writers to find out what was their best sex of 2010. Our dirtiest deed deets, after the jump: Keep reading »

Yoko Ono Opens Up About John Lennon’s Death

Thirty years ago on December 8, John Lennon was killed outside his home in New York City. In the January 2011 issue of Esquire — the “Meaning of Life” issue — Yoko Ono, his widower, reveals what she’s learned since his murder.

She opens up about John’s “negativity,” her friend Jackie O, her son Sean being biracial, and even her experience of widowhood, telling Esquire, “I started to see what a test it is to be a widow in this society.” After the jump, five things from her Esquire interview that you may not know about Yoko Ono. Keep reading »

Jillian Michaels Leaving “The Biggest Loser”: What Should She Do Next?

Jillian Michaels seems like someone I should like. She is hardworking, entrepreneurial, ardently tries to bring out the best in people, and is famous for something other than her butt. But frankly, the woman terrifies me. I cannot watch “The Biggest Loser” without fear that her glistening six-pack of steel will appear in my living room and scream, “Drop and give me 20! No, 50!”

Jillian recently tweeted that she is moving onto greener pastures. “Season 11 of Biggest Loser will be my last :) have to finish out my contract,” she said, referring to the season that starts in January. The notoriously intense personal trainer told her fans that she wants to “become a mommy” (likely through adoption), but we have some other career ideas for Miss Jillian: Keep reading »

Best. Job. Ever.

Dear Amelia: I am quitting to move to China and reintroduce fuzzy panda cubs back into the wild — effective immediately. The Hetaoping Research and Conservation Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong National Nature Reserve breeds pandas and then tries to successfully integrate them into the forest and bring them back from extinction. Uh, in panda suits. Insert “furries” joke here.

After the jump, more panda madness … Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Women Win “The Amazing Race” For The First Time

  • For the first time ever, an all-female team has won the reality show “The Amazing Race.” It only took 17 seasons! Congratulations to the lucky winners, Nat Strand and Kat Chang, who took home a $1 million prize. [New York Times]
  • Women did not advance much in the nation’s boardrooms this year: In fact, 136 Fortune 500 companies still have no women executives. Catalyst, a non-profit that gathers data on women in the workplace, has all the depressing stats. [Reuters]
  • Looking for holiday gift ideas for teen girls other than lip gloss and sweatpants with the word “Juicy” across the butt? Bitch Magazine has a list of great feminist presents, including books, subscriptions to magazines and summer camp. Damn, I wish back in the day someone had given me a book called The Girls’ Guide To Rocking! [Bitch Magazine]

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J-Woww Has A Book Deal And You Don’t

Let’s recap: Jwoww from “Jersey Shore” has a book coming out in February and you don’t. The Rules According to Jwoww: Shore-Tested Secrets On Landing A Mint Guy, Staying Fresh To Death, And Kicking The Competition To The Curb, by Jenni “Jwoww” Farley, will totally be battling Snooki and The Situation‘s contributions to literature in The New York Times Book Review. If only you had thought to join a reality show about binge drinking and fist-pumping first! [New York Post] Keep reading »

“Fairly Legal” Makes Justice Look Totally Sexy

“What does justice look like? 5’5″, brunette, great smile.”

So begins the trailer for “Fairly Legal,” USA’s new legal drama starring Sarah Shahi of “The L Word” as Kate, a former lawyer now working as a mediator. “Fairly Legal” — the title is a play on the term “barely legal” — also trills “justice never looked so good!” and employs the tag line “Less lawyer. More appeal.”

The other promos are just as sexist — why, we even get to see the panties on her law school-educated derriere! Keep reading »

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