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Today’s Lady News: Huffington Post Taken To Task For Sexist Content

  • I love this Bitch magazine video, “The Huffington Post’s Sexist Link Bait Strategy,” by Anita Sarkeesian — and not just because my study for Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting about the lack of female bloggers on HuffPost’s front page is quoted in it. She asks why the site calls itself liberal and progressive when so much of its internet traffic comes from viewers looking at slideshows of celebrity nip slips. [Bitch]
  • Walmart is appealing an April ruling to authorize a class action lawsuit against the company for sex discrimination. Female employees past and present claim they received lower pay and were passed over for promotions. [Reuters]
  • Yesterday, Alaskan voters approved a law that requires a parent to be notified by a doctor if a teen girl, age 17 or younger, is seeking an abortion. The teen girl can skirt the law if she provides the doctor a notarized statement that she is being abused at home. Already 34 other states require that a parent be notified or give consent in order for an abortion to be performed. [Anchorage Daily News]

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Why Would Anyone Watch A Male Spin-Off Of “The View”?

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Rumor has it Barbara Walters is in talks to start a spin-off of “The View” aimed towards men, starring a cast of both men and women. It hopes to air during the time slot soon-to-be vacated by Oprah. The D-list talent rounded up so far includes Bryant Gumbel as moderator; comedian Alec Mapa, who played Suzuki St. Pierre on “Ugly Betty”; BET news anchor Jacque Reid; and former Fox News host E.D. Hill. According to The New York Daily News, “[the show] will attempt to inject a male perspective into the topics of the day.” Um, that’s called nearly all of nighttime news/chat TV already. Allow me to introduce to you Larry King, David Letterman, Brian Williams, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Jay Leno, Sean Hannity, Alan Colmes, Conan O’Brien, Shephard Smith … Keep reading »

3 Adorable “American In Paris” Looks We’re Craving This Fall From GapKids

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Freedom fries? Never heard of them. Francophila is the new back-to-school look for GapKids this year and we’re sooo jealous. Oh, to be 5 years old again so I could wear the “American In Paris” collection! Staffers in The Frisky’s office are gushing over the looks and insisting we could fit in the XXL sizes, but I say, “No way, Pierre.” Instead, here’s a few ways to recreate the trés mignonne looks yourself. [GapKids]

Lady Gaga’s Alter-Ego Jo Calderone Does Men’s Vogue Japan

Meet Jo Calderone (again), Sicilian auto mechanic and cross-dressing alter-ego of Lady Gaga. (Didn’t you hear? An alter-ego is the new must-have accessory of super-stardom.) Jo’s got himself herself the cover of Japanese Men’s Vogue and claims in a Q&A to be a muscle car fanatic who wants to own her own car shop. See another pic of Jo, after the jump … Keep reading »

Oops, TV Station Accidentally Posts Pics Of Topless Teen “Top Model” Contestant

A New Zealand television station is in hot water after it posted unedited, topless photos of a teenaged “Top Model” contestant on its website — in error, they claim. “New Zealand’s Next Top Model” snapped photos of 16-year-old Michaela Steenkamp with mud on her boobies posing on some rocks, which were supposed to be posted on NZ’s TV3 website. You know, the classic muddy mermaid in a headwrap shot! But unedited pics “with her breasts clearly shown,” according to the New Zealand Herald News, greeted fans instead and people flipped out because of Michaela’s age. TV3 hastily replaced the pics with one of Michaela with both mud and steam covering her body (as seen above). Now the station is hastily releasing statements to assure everyone all the models had their nipples “taped” for the shoot, the photographers were women, and they had chaperones on set. That’s great but … frankly, it’s kind of a lifeless photo anyway. Shame it’s getting so much attention. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Texas Preschool Won’t Admit Girl With Lesbian Parents

  • Olivia Harrison has two mommies. Therefore, St. Vincent’s Cathedral School in Bedford, Texas, will not admit the 4-year-old girl to its preschool. Apparently, the school was fine during the application process but got upset when both mothers showed up for a parents’ night. Discrimination: exactly what kids should be learning in preschool. [CNN]
  • Meet the man who is trying to make Ford — one of the biggest modeling agencies in the world — a little more diverse. [NYMag.com]
  • When a gay couple marries, who takes whose last name? [AP]

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Skinny Jeans Are The Downfall Of The American Man, Says Lady Who Needs A Hug

Sometimes I like to write in a dry style. When I do this, it’s amusing to read comments by commenters who don’t understand that I’m being sarcastic. So I hoped this op-ed which popped up in my Google alerts, “Skinny Jeans, John Wayne, And The Feminization Of America,” was also being very dry. But in fact this author, Jane Gilvary, is quite serious that men in skinny jeans are the downfall of America. How about this gem?

“… real men don’t wear skinny jeans. Real men also don’t wear V-neck tees, or accessorized scarves, and they avoid purple and pink like the plague. The mere idea of a pedicure or waxing makes a real man nauseous. If a woman hangs out with this kind of girly-man routinely, it’s only because she wants to share his wardrobe and his non-fat caramel macchiato.”

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The Reason Why Snooki Has Fancier Purses Than You

Snooki may have gotten punched in the face by a gym teacher from Queens, but being a D-list celebrity is not all rough on our girl. Apparently, she gets so many designer purses sent to her for free even Posh Spice is getting jealous. Style writer Simon Doonan warns us something nefarious is afoot, though. “Allegedly, the anxious folks at these various luxury houses are all aggressively gifting our gal Snookums with free bags. No surprise, right?” Doonan wrote. “But here’s the shocker: They are not sending her their own bags. They are sending her each other’s bags! Competitors’ bags! Call it what you will — ‘preemptive product placement’? ‘unbranding’? — either way, it’s brilliant, and it makes total sense.” I guess nothing warms a cold fashionista heart more than seeing a girl who just got arrested for public drunkenness during the daytime carry the competition’s wares on her arm as she trots out of the slammer. Still, that is so mean. [New York Observer] Keep reading »

Are You Snookin’ For A Halloween Costume Already?

“Jersey Shore” Halloween costumes? Now that is truly scary.
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How Dorky Boys Lose Their Virginity

Oh boy, guys. There’s a new movie coming out in September about a topic that’s never been explored onscreen before: teen boys losing their virginity!

“The Virginity Hit” stars a lovable dork who’s just dying to lose his V-card and … wait … you say this topic has been explored before? How many times in the past?

Ohhhh. Hmm. Keep reading »

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