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Quotable: Even The Secretary Of State Gets Sexually Harassed

“He mentioned that when he gave me a hug I had very firm breasts.”

— Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright recalls an awks moment with a South Korean diplomat. Gross! [The Hill] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: No More ‘Round The World Sailing, Young Ladies!

  • A Dutch court has extended a ban on allowing 14-year-old Laura Dekker to sail around the world solo. Dekker is hoping to beat Australian Jessica Watson’s record of being the youngest girl to sail around the world at age 16. The judge who extended the ban against Dekker’s plans until August said the court has “concerns for her social-emotional and identity development.” We think they’re probs just freaked out over 16-year-old Abby Sunderland‘s recent dramz. [AFP]
  • Model Crystal Renn has responded to “Britain’s Next Top Model” judge Julien Macdonald’s comment that having a plus-size model on the show would be a “joke.” Renn wrote a piece for the London-based Independent begging to do away with the term plus size. “Part of the problem is this focus on straight sizes and plus sizes,” she wrote. “It is creating an ‘us and them’ mentality. We need to change the way we approach the whole thing, and do away with these terms. All we are is a bunch of models, no matter what size.” [The Independent]
  • A mother in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was asked to cover up or go someplace else to breastfeed her infant son at Big Splash Water Park. Tina Russell said she was watching her other child play in the pool and does not think other parents should be offended that she stayed put to feed her littlest one. In any case, OK state law protects mothers who breastfeed in public. [KTUL]

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World Cup Nails!

Hey Simcha, are you reading? We know you love nail art like Perez loves posting celebrity crotch shots. Check out these World Cup nails — they come in handy if you need to scratch another fan’s eyes out. [AuH2O Designs] Keep reading »

Conchita The Chihuahua Is An Heir To Millions

We know when Amelia kicks she bucket, she’s leaving her closetful of J.Crew tops and buckets of nail polish bottles to her pooch, Lucca. But when a millionaire dies, wouldn’t you hope they leave some of their bread to, you know, the family?

Who the hell are these millionaires who die and leave their dogs homes, cars, butlers, maids, millions of bucks, etc.? I know a ton of public school teachers I could introduce them to. Keep reading »

Quotable: Jessica Alba Says Violence In “The Killer Inside Me” Is Actually Responsible

“It’s a Jim Thompson novel about a sociopathic killer who’s a coward! I think the detail that went into the killing of the women is actually showing how weak he is, because he’s preying on the people who loved him the most. I think a lot of people also want everything to be shiny happy people, and they want killing to be a sexy guy with his shirt off blowing guys’ heads off. This just shows how horrifying it is, which is responsible, actually.

Jessica Alba on the violent spanking and beating scenes in “The Killer Inside Me,” in which her character, a prostitute, is eventually killed by Casey Affleck’s character, a sociopathic cop. You know, I actually agree with Alba on this one: there’s a difference between glorifying violence against women and depicting violence gruesomely and honestly. Withholding judgment on this one until I see the flick myself. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

A Drunk Brit Waxed His Balls For Charity And It Did Not Go Well

Earlier this month a Brit was feeling generous at a charity fundraiser, so he offered up his balls for a bikini wax at the pub. Alas, that was the day Joe Cooper, 24, learned a valuable lesson about mixing manscaping with alcohol. Keep reading »

Perez Hilton Losing Advertisers Over Miley Cyrus Brouhaha

Perez Hilton is furiously trying to backpedal and say it was fine for him to post an up-skirt photo of 17-year-old Miley Cyrus because she was wearing panties — but ABC is not having it. The station has pulled a rotating banner ad for “The View” from Perez’s blog. A source told MSNBC’s The Scoop blog, “It has to do with the morality of the issue. Miley is a minor, period. There are ethics involved in running an ad on a site that potentially violated the rights of a minor and that is what the conversation is about about a network level.” Will other advertisers follow ABC’s lead? Should they? [MSNBC] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Study Says Obese Women Have Less Sex, More Unwanted Pregnancies

  • Obese women with a body mass index over 30 have less sex and more unwanted pregnancies, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal. Obese women are less likely to use oral contraceptives like birth control pills and more likely to use the “pullout method” … and, hence, get preggo. [CBSnews]
  • Uh-oh. The FDA is not so sure about flibanserin, the “female Viagra,” anymore. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Our friends at Jezebel.com gathered 27 menstruation scenes from movies. An awesome or eww tribute to menarche? [Jezebel]

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Australian Pottymouths Fined Up To $300 For Public Cussing

Civil liberties nightmare or a f**king great idea? Police in Queensland, Australia, now have the authority to fine citizens $100 to $300 for committing the “public nuisance” of cussing in public. Queensland’s head of state, Anna Bligh, said to expect a 20 percent rise in public nuisance complaints, based on trial programs in South Brisbane and Townsville. Why are Aussies so concerned about naughty language? They’re not. Apparently, swear words are just a moneymaker. Bligh said that targeting public pottymouths (along with those who pee in public and other acts of disorderly conduct) could generate the government some major bucks. Watch your mouths, Aussies! [News.com.au] Keep reading »

Corsets: Sexy Lingerie Or Rib-Crushing Craziness?

How do we feel about corsets? Burlesque performers, like our girl Dita Von Teese, can wear a corset and look damn hot doing it. But on the other end of the spectrum, there’s those frightening women who mush their organs together inside tight corsets, gunning for a six-inch waist. Chicks like that have got some serious ish.

Somewhere in the middle is Megan Fox in “Jonah Hex,” which looks likes it’s set in the Wild West and calls for her to wear an old-timey corset and bustle. Fox recently spoke with InStyle magazine about how the “Jonah Hex” wardrobe department snapped her into corsets to get her waist down to 18 inches, which “would leave these deep grooves, these deep indents from the boning in the corsets, for the whole next day.” Ew, right? Keep reading »

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