Hoo-ray! Nobody famous died this week! (Well, except Susan Atkins from the Manson family, but seriously, that whole story is creepy.) Healthy, robust celebs means Frisky bloggers get to turn our attentions elsewhere, whether we were casting the “Sweet Valley High” movie (written by Diablo Cody!), figuring out why we’re bad at dating, cooing over three-year-old Suri Cruise’s kitten heels, or covering Mackenzie Phillips‘ unbelievably disturbing announcement that she had an incestuous relationship with her dad. After the jump, everything you might have missed this week on The Frisky: Keep reading »
talked out of narc-ing it up Valley Of The Dolls-style by our own John DeVore Keep reading »
I may be the only woman in America who guffaws out loud at those Tampax
commercials with Mother Nature. You know, the one where the lady who sounds so much
like my WASPy mom shows up with your “monthly gift
” right before you’re about to have sex? Affection aside, it’s highly entertaining to watch Serena Williams
nearly whack tennis balls at her Aunt Flo. Keep reading »
Whoa, check out this hawt “Save The Boobies” PSA from Rethink Breast Cancer! It sure gets the point across: check your ta-tas for breast cancer, cuz it’s so awesome getting ogled at the pool! M.J. Decoteau told the New York Daily News“The spots are definitely not for everyone.” She says younger women are probably “tossing” breast cancer pamphlets with “a 65-year-old woman on the cover.” Decoteau added, “We’re hoping that they get the take-away message [from the PSA] to be breast aware.” The viewer’s aware of the breasts, all right!
I’m wondering if campaigns for breast cancer awareness becoming gratuitous, like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals? PETA’s #1 stunt is to use women’s bodies—like their “fat women are whales” ad—to get their message across. Sex and controversy get some people to pay attention, sure, but they also reinforce other less-cool ides, like healthy boobs are important so a woman can show them off. I poked around the Rethink Breast Cancer and I dig the loving, supportive, pro-women activism it organizes for breast cancer survivors. But is manufacturing controversy with a PSA that looks like what goes on inside of a 14-year-old boy’s head really the way you want to educate women about a disease? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
Running away to the forest with an all-women tribe of ass-kicking Amazons is a fantasy few of us will ever realize, despite the vows we decree when we’re pissed off at some bozo. But in Ukraine a tribe of 150 women, who call themselves the Asgarda, live in the Carpathian Mountains completely separate from society and train in the martial arts. The Asgarda aren’t jilted lovers, though—some of the tribe members are quite young. The women have seceded from society because sexual trafficking is rampant in Eastern European countries like Ukraine and gender oppression is a fact of life everywhere in the world. But the fed-up women of the Asgarda isolate themselves from men in a statement of female empowerment and independence. Keep reading »
The good news: my boyfriend has engagement rings on the brain. The bad news: he’s been reading the Freakonomics Blog on the New York Times website. Why is this bad? The Freakonomics economists solve puzzling economic capers of day-to-day life, most recently tackling what a “bad investment” it is for a man to give his girlfriend a diamond ring:
Q: It doesn’t seem rational for a young man to give his girlfriend an expensive engagement ring when he proposes. My thought is that the most efficient use of that dollar is to invest it into something that a young couple would value most e.g. a down payment on a first house, etc. The diamond market is a monopoly and diamond prices are manipulated so that prices are always high. Can you construct a concise and logical argument that young men across the world can use to not buy diamond rings? After all, you already are offering the most valuable thing that you have (your heart) to your soon-to-be bride. In this age, why is a token like an overpriced rock still needed?
In response to this penny-pincher’s question, economist Tim Harford replied, “I tend to agree with you.”
Uh oh. Keep reading »
We’ve seen the grab-able booty wrought by Huit lingerie’s padded butt panties. But never before have we seen denim that claims to give you a more voluptuous tush just from the fabric alone! Behold: Innovativa push-up jeans. They promise Beyoncé’s booty at only $99 a pop! The Innovativa site sells lots of different cute, tight pairs of jeans, each looking more liable to cut off circulation to your legs than the last. We’re wondering, though, if there’s not padding in the seat of those pants? Does the fabric just cantilever your butt up in order to make the cheeks look perkier? But how can a lady sit without ripping anything? Vaguely terrifying. True, this array of be-denimed butts is infinitely enticingly spankable, but if you want a badonkadonk, ladies, I’ve got a better idea. Just come ’round The Frisky office and I will generously offer to trade asses with you! [Guanabee] Keep reading »