Jessica Wakeman

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Blogger Amanda Hess at The Sexist braved the snow outside at Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue book signing in Fairfax, Virginia, to ask all the ladies waiting in line what the ex-guv means for women and feminism. Typical quotes? “[Palin] presents herself feminine…The impression is that feminists are women who don’t like to value their… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Sorry I didn’t post this clip earlier of Noteworthy, the UC Berkeley men’s a capella group, singing Lady Gaga! I was too busy sending it to everybody and watching it twice.

Even if you don’t know all the words to “Poker Face,” it’s worth watching for the booty-shaking dance moves alone. Please put… READ MORE »


Celebs

“I have never done anything racy in a graveyard, no.”—”The Lovely Bones” star Susan Sarandon, who is a good sport when reporters ask bizarro questions [NYMag.com]

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Remember that skeevy soap commercial for Method where a woman gets cat-called in the shower by a bunch of bubbles? Well, Method allegedly pulled it offline after viewers complained, although it’s obviously still here. Anyway, this angered some advertising blogger who insists sexual harassment jokes are hilarious. Steve Hall, a blogger for AdRants, penned… READ MORE »


Entertainment

You didn’t have to be Italian to be horrified by “Jersey Shore,” MTV’s new reality show about a summer share house in the Garden State—it’s exactly what you would expect from the eight trashiest 20-somethings they could find, complete with free-flowing alcohol, macho posturing and dumbass nicknames.

But it certainly didn’t matter… READ MORE »


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How cool! A straight woman named Jamie Frevele is auctioning off her right to marry on eBay after New York State voted not to grant homosexual couples the right to gay marriage. Of course, a person can’t actually transfer a right on eBay, but all the money Frevele does earn off her eBay auction will… READ MORE »



Celebs

Last night, I was in the changing room at my NYC gym alongside the lovely and petite Natalie Portman! She was wearing a puffy green coat and Tretorn rain boots even though it wasn’t raining outside and didn’t close her locker behind her. Anyway, because I’m a nerd, this morning I Googled “Natalie Portman Equinox” READ MORE »


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Boobs splashed on the cover of Cosmo? Check! Boobs flopping around in shows like “The Girls Next Door” or movies like “The House Bunny”? Boobs feeding a hungry infant? OUTRAGE! Cops in Harper Woods, Michigan, responded to the scene of a ghastly breastfeeding-mother incident at a local Target. New mom Mary Martinez had been stopped… READ MORE »


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The House of Representatives’ version of the health care reform bill contained the Stupak-Pitts Amendment (explained in full here) to make sure health insurance doesn’t cover abortion.

Today, the Senate began their own campaign for a similar amendment, when Senators Bill Nelson (D-NE), Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and others introduced an amendment to its… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Let me start off by saying a few things: I’m a feminist; I love Taylor Swift; and I also respect the minds of bloggers Kate Harding of Broadsheet and Amanda Hess of The Sexist.

But I really disagree with both of them, as well as with Sady Doyle on Bitch magazine’s She Pop blog,… READ MORE »


Entertainment

I had uncomfortable feelings about this “Saturday Night Live” skit where Kenan Thompson and Blake Lively make fun of Elin Nordegren allegedly beating up Tiger Woods. Ever since the Woods/Nordegren shiz-nit went down over Thanksgiving, I’ve been noodling a blog post about how I’ve heard and read nothing condemning Nordegren’s what-sounds-a-lot-like domestic violence against… READ MORE »



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