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Second Catholic College Drops Student Health Plan Over Birth Control Melodrama

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  • Ave Maria University in Florida has dropped its student health plan rather than cover birth control in its health plan. I don’t understand why Catholic universities are doing this. It’s pretty clear: under the health care reform compromise, if a religiously-affiliated employer (such as Ave Maria University) objects to covering birth control in its health care plan, then its insurance company will be required to cover it free of charge. See? You don’t have to pay for it. Canceling student health plans just seems like a way to make headlines while pretending to be the victim. [Think Progress]
  • Congress is debating a so-called “fetal pain” bill that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the medically unproven claim that fetuses can feel pain after that point. [AP]
  • The grocery store chain Safeway is doing PR damage control: the senior vice president made a joke about Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi being pigs at the company’s annual shareholders meeting. [Slate] Keep reading »

Smartypants Philosopher Intellectual Wants To Make Your Porn More “Highbrow”

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Let’s talk about your taste in pornography. Is it highbrow enough? Pinkies up, chaps!

Philosopher and How Proust Can Change Your Life author Alain de Botton is deeply concerned about this issue. So he plans to take one for the team and meet with “leaders in porn and the arts,” according to the UK’s Telegraph newspaper, “to bring about a better kind of pornography.”

I didn’t realize there could be better and worse pornography, so long as it’s all legal, consensual and no one is wearing frosted lipstick. But the esteemed philosopher disagrees.  Keep reading »

Judge Judy Thinks Parents Should Be Licensed To Have Children

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National treasure Judge Judy hit up “The View” this morning. I barely recognized her when she’s not screaming at someone! But as always, J.J. spits the truth.

The ladies asked Judy what her thoughts were on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”‘ Brandi Glanville, who made headlines this week [second to last item] for saying that seeing her ex-husband’s new wife LeAnn Rimes holding Glanville’s children made her feel violently angry. Judge Judy very politely suggests that everyone STFU and grow up. “You have to love the child more than you hate each other,” she advised, before adding later, “Only mature people should have children,” to audience applause. And if Judge Judy had to issue a license to have children? She would. 

Eeek.  Anyone else a little afraid they would not pass muster? 

Stay-At-Home-Moms More Worried, Sad & Stressed, According To New Poll

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Let's be realistic about the finances it takes to raise a family. Read More »
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I want a ceasefire on the mommy wars, because it helps no one. Read More »
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... according to Rush Limbaugh's wildly inaccurate twisting of study. Read More »
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As if the “mommy wars” need even more ammunition to make women feel bad about themselves: a new Gallup poll found that stay-at-home-moms were more likely to be unhappy than working mothers.

Gallup surveyed nearly 61,000 women between the ages of 18 to 64 who had at least one child under the age of 18. A quarter of SATMs said they felt a lot of sadness “yesterday” and one-fifth said they felt anger, compared with only 16 percent and 14 percent of working mothers, respectively. Gallup said SAHMs were more slightly more likely to say they felt stressed “yesterday” than working moms (50 percent to 48 percent) and more SAHMs said they had been diagnosed with depression as well (28 percent to 17 percent). 

What does it all mean? Eh, probably nothing.

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Here’s The Audio Of Gilbert Gottfried Reading “50 Shades Of Grey” That You Didn’t Ask For

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We know you have reservations about reading the hot new BDSM “mommy porn” erotic novel 50 Shades Of Grey in public. What if someone from church sees?! What would your grandma think?! That’s why we couldn’t be more pleased talented voiceover actor Gilbert Gottfried has done the audiobook for 50 Shades. No one has to know you’re listening to a (NSFW!) filthy story about fisting and Anastasia’s slapped clitoris … read in the sultry voice of Iago from “Aladdin.” [Jest.com]

Beefcake Alert! 8 Male Celebs Who’ve Worked As Strippers

Las Vegas is the land of celebrity second acts. Some of them are seedier than others, like, say, taking your clothes off for drunk, howling bachelorettes. Joey Lawrence is the latest shameless celeb to add “stripper” to his resume: the 36-year-old will be joining the all-male stripper crew at Chippendales for a three-week engagement this June. Whoooooa!, as his “Blossom” alter ego might say. Let’s dial back to 1996 when I really would have cared what Joey was packing down below his Chippendales bow tie. [TMZ]

We know all about the ladies of Hollywood who’ve swung around a pole, whether for a role, for exercise, or for rent money. But Joey Lawrence is just one of many male celebs who have worked as strippers, too! Let’s ogle them, shall we? Keep reading »

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