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Etsy’s “Congratulations, You Got Bad Touched” Rape Greeting Card

This greeting card belongs on Regretsy, not Etsy: it says “Congratulations, you got bad touched!” and is advertised by the Etsy seller “youstupidbitch” as “Get creeped on, get raped? Know someone that has? Then this card is for them.” It depicts a naked woman sitting next to a shower drain with her hands on her head, possibly in distress. And it’s only $2.50 each! I’m assuming this card was uploaded by the seller and will likely get yanked down by the sensitive, liberal-minded folks over at Etsy as soon as they become aware of it. (But considering the seller also offers a wedding-themed greeting card that says, “Congratulations! She’ll make a great starter wife,” the seller might not just be screwing around.) You can see a full screengrab of the Etsy.com page after the jump. Keep reading »

Making Sense Of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, Rape, Michael Moore, Naomi Wolf, And Keith Olbermann

If you signed onto a feminist or women-focused blog anytime in the past week, you might have asked yourself, “What the hell is going on?” Everyone is at least vaguely aware, I hope, of the Wikileaks cables and international man of mystery Julian Assange (though if not, I’ll explain it briefly after the jump). By why the hell is everyone talking about rape? And what does Michael Moore, of all people, have to do with it? And why did Keith Olbermann deprive the universe of his tweets?!

Allow me to attempt to explain — very, very basically — what the hell is going on … Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Betty White Voted AP’s Entertainer Of The Year

  • Woot woot! Betty White has been voted Entertainer of the Year by the Associated Press. [NPR]
  • Remember the bigoted DMV employee who sent a letter to transgender woman Amber Yust telling her she’d go to hell after trying to have her gender legally changed on her license? The employee has since resigned. Amber Yust (and I) thinks that employee should have been given a pink slip first. [Nerve]
  • Forget about rappers who only rhyme about bitches and hoes: here are the top 10 least misogynistic lyrics of 2010! [The Grio]
  • Duh: domestic terror attacks on abortion clinics don’t do jack to lower the abortion rate. Are you listening, extremists? [Big Think]

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German “Octomom” Dog Gives Birth To 17 Puppies


If you thought Octomom‘s breeding capabilities were disgusting, get a load of this bitch. (Dog joke.) A German dog gave birth “naturally” to 17 puppies — count ‘em, 17 puppies! Etana, a Rhodesian Ridgeback from EbereschenhofI, had nine boy dogs and eight girl dogs. When they all want to nurse at once she probably just lies there and hates the jerk who knocked her up. I say we volunteer to get this brave mama a new pair of boobs and some vaginoplasty surgery, stat. [BBC] Keep reading »

Sarah Palin Calls Herself A Feminist, Promptly Renounces Feminism

I know nothing will put some warm, fuzzy Christmas cheer in your heart like listening to Bill O’Reilly and Sarah Palin discuss feminism. So let’s dive right in and hear what Mama Grizzly has to say, shall we? Keep reading »

NYC Weatherwoman Admits Lying About Attempted Sexual Assault

A New York City weatherwoman who has appeared on “Good Morning America” has confessed to lying to police about an attempted sexual assault. This November, Heidi Jones, 37, of WABC-TV reportedly claimed that two months earlier she had been jogging in Central Park when a Hispanic man in his 30s or 40s grabbed her, dragged her to a wooded area, and threatened to sexually assault her. She said her screams attracted the attention of two passers-by, which scared the potential rapist off, and that two NYPD officers refused to take her statement. She also told police that around the time of her report, the same alleged Hispanic man found her outside her apartment and told her, “I know you went to police.” Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Sarah Palin Says There’s A Double Standard For Crying

Sometimes there’s just so much lady news that I have to do a weekend post in addition to my regular daily post. So for your enjoyment, here is “Today’s Lady News: The Weekend Edition.” Damn, I feel all fancy, like NPR!

  • Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin addressed soon-to-be Speaker of the House John Boehner’s habit for tearing up and rightly pointed out that there is a double standard when it comes to men and women politicians crying. “I don’t know if a woman would be given a pass necessarily,” she told “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts. “I respect John Boehner because he has worn his feelings on his sleeve on things that are so important to him … and I give him that pass, too. But that’s one of those things where a double standard certainly is applied. I’m sure if I got up there and did a speech and I started breaking down and cried about how important it is to me that our children and our grandchildren are provided great opportunities, I’m sure that I would be knocked a little bit for that.” [ABC News]

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A First Look At Fred Armisen And Carrie Brownstein’s “Portlandia”

I know what I’ll be doing Friday, January 21, 2011, at 10:30 p.m. EST: watching “Portlandia,” duh. “Saturday Night Live”‘s Fred Armisen and Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein will star in this IFC sitcom mocking the too-PC-for-their-own-good residents of Portland, Oregon. Of course, it’s not actual Portlanders who are being made fun of, but the types of people who dumpster-dive for fruit (ew) and “put birds on things.” [YouTube via IFC] Keep reading »

Hilarious Blog Alert: WTForever21

The white leopard-print leggings? The furry pink vest? The sequined belt? Yup, every WTF item in my closet is from Forever 21. But the store’s so inexpensive, can you say no to a lime green bra and panties set covered in spikes?! (OK, I made that last one up. But they probably sell it.) The older I get, the more difficult it gets to justify shopping at a store that I’m sure outfitted many a Lady Gaga costume this past Halloween. That’s why I’m somewhat obsessed with the blog WTForever 21, which mercilessly mocks the store’s weirder offerings. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: U.S. House Could Not Pass Anti-Child Marriage Bill

  • A bill to further protect girls around the world from child marriage failed to pass the House of Representatives yesterday, despite unanimously passing in the Senate. According to The Washington Post, some members of Congress had circulated memos urging people not to support the bill because it would “overturn pro-life laws.” However, the words “abortion” and “family planning” were not mentioned anywhere within the bill. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), who sponsored the bill, said: “The action on the House floor stopping the Child Marriage bill tonight will endanger the lives of millions of women and girls around the world. These young girls, enslaved in marriage, will be brutalized and many will die when their young bodies are torn apart while giving birth. Those who voted to continue this barbaric practice brought shame to Capitol Hill.” Frankly, I’m disgusted right now. [Washington Post]
  • Air New Zealand will be taking down a billboard which reads “Fares lower than your grandma’s boobs” after complaints that it is sexist and ageist. [Stuff NZ]

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