Jessica Wakeman

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Love & Sex

There are many sad, sad men on this planet, but the saddest of all can only have a girlfriend if she exists on their iPhone. The new iPhone app iMaria is a Croatian Playboy Playmate (naturally) with a “cute English accent.” Like the good little non-threatening virtual girlfriend that she is, iMaria wears low-cut outfits… READ MORE »


News

Once upon a time, Sarah Palin was just a pit bull in lipstick. But speaking on May 14 to a PAC that finances anti-abortion female congressional candidates, Palin not only called herself “feminist” but praised the “emerging, conservative feminist identity” and the “pro-woman sisterhood.” (Never one to miss an opportunity to inject ferocious animals into… READ MORE »


Style

If I had a “boob scarf,” I would be forced to fling it over my shoulder and knock peeps in the face with my titties. But that’s just me. See the full boob scarf — $25 on Etsy.com — after the jump … … READ MORE »


Entertainment

You’ve seen the UC Berkeley a cappella group’s cover. You’ve seen the little girl doing the iPhone apps cover. Brace yourself for yet another cover of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face,” this time by pasty-lookin, camera-shy librarians.

Students and faculty at the University of Washington’s Information School remixed “Poker Face” into a… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Alicia Keys’ new music video for “Unthinkable (I’m Ready)” addresses the heavy topic of interracial dating throughout the decades. I like the video, actually, because it shows how bigotry doesn’t necessarily disappear with time. But over at Feministing, our friend Courtney M. Martin — who’s also a Frisky contributor — is unimpressed. Martin… READ MORE »


News

Marquette Univeristy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, appointed Jodi O’Brien, a sociologist and an open lesbian, as dean of the school in April, but then rescinded the offer in early May. The school told her some of her published writings on sex and same-sex marriage were at odds with the school’s Jesuit teachings. [ABCNews.com]
The World Health… READ MORE »



Entertainment

I love Rihanna’s song “Te Amo,” but come on, this video is so chee-to-the-Z. (That’s “cheesy,” duh.) Women writhing porn-ily on couches, a huge fireplace, hazy mists on the grounds of a castle? It’s like a supermarket romance novel starring lesbians being acted out on film. What do you think? (FYI, definitely NSFW,… READ MORE »


News

Advertising blog Copyranter is unimpressed with this rape awareness ad, which one of their readers snapped a pic of in a bar bathroom. The ad pictures a woman wearing panties with a stop sign on them and the text reads, “Have sex with someone who hasn’t said yes to it and the next place you… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

My sophomore year of college I had a boyfriend who cared for me more than I cared for him. Devin* was a nice guy who treated me well, but after maybe five months of dating, I broke up with him in the kindest way I could have. It was a clean break for me, but… READ MORE »


News

Howard University has admitted it lost the Oscar won by Hattie McDaniel for the 1939 film “Gone With The Wind.” Upon her death in 1952, McDaniel, who was the first black woman to win an Academy Award, bequeathed her statue to the HU drama department. [Essence]
Effective today, Indonesia’s conservative Islamic Aceh province has banned… READ MORE »


Celebs

In fairness to SJP, though, she wore crap on her head long before we ever heard the words “Lady Gaga.” [5/27/10, London] … READ MORE »



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