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Meet The Girl Who Was Born Without A Vagina

We’ve heard of pretty painful things happening down there. Childbirth, for one. But nothing compares to an 11-year-old girl in India who was born without a vagina. Doctors did not notice her missing hoo-ha until she began having severe abdominal pain and a sonogram revealed that the girl didn’t have a lower vagina or vulva. Her period blood was collecting inside her each month and she was developing cysts. Ouch! Luckily, this deformity, called “cryptomenorrhoea,” cryptomenorrhea could be fixed with vaginoplasty surgery and now she is the proud owner of a new vagina. No need to hit up that woman with two vaginas to lend one of hers. [Times of India] [Ed Note: At left is just a stock image photo and not a photo of the girl without a vagina.] Keep reading »

Cute Or Offensive? Tool Belt Diaper Bag For New Dads

So what do we think of this Daddy’s Little Project Diaper Bag? It is designed to look like a tool belt, with a ton of pockets, and comes with blueprints on how to change a diaper.

Now, a diaper bag is just a bag you put diapers in, so clearly this is all about marketing. Some people — like Amelia, whose guy friend owns one — think the toolkit diaper bag is totally cute. [Cute enough that, made for "men" or not, I would want one for myself. -- Editor] Others — like me — see how it’s a cute product, but also think it’s as annoying/offensive as the pink-ification of products to signify they’re “for women.” I mean, diaper-changing blueprints? Men aren’t stupid. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Happy 90th Birthday, (White) Women’s Right To Vote!

  • Happy 90th birthday, women’s right to vote! Let’s all nerd out and brush up on our knowledge of the hella important 19th Amendment, including one oft-overlooked fact: it only assured the right of white women to vote. [Oxford University Press]
  • Former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin is not one to let a holiday like this pass by without a comment. She tweeted from her Twitter account earlier today, and I quote, “Who hijacked the term ‘feminist?’ A cackle of rads who want 2 crucify other women with whom they disagree on a singular issue; it’s ironic (& passé).” Rads means “radicals,” maybe? The Frisky office is still trying to figure out if by “cackle” Palin meant “gaggle” or “coven” or something else entirely. [SarahPalinUSA on Twitter"]

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Forever 21 Says Lederhosen Are Hot Hot Hot For Fall 2010

Pity the high school administrators. Their lives just go so sucky. The fall 2010 look book for Forever 21‘s line Heritage 1981 has more suspenders than a Steve Urkel orgy, including with crotch-hugging lederhosen. Lederhosen? Yes, really. Keep reading »

Taylor Swift’s New Taylor Swift-ian Album Cover

Red lipstick? Check. Sparkly dress? Check. Oodles of blonde curls? Check. Yes, this is most assuredly Taylor Swift‘s new album cover. Speak Now won’t “drop,” as they say in the biz, until October 25th. [People] Keep reading »

Gisele’s Hair Speaks Volumes

Gisele Bundchen reclaims the word “bombshell” from (ick) Bombshell McGee on the fourth issue of indie fashion mag LOVE. Very “Betty Draper in Italia,” no? [The Vie Society] Keep reading »

Bad Poetry Day: Frisky Readers Share Their Worst Adolescent Poems

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QUEEN THOMAS:

Lament of a P.O.ed Teenager:

“Hello, Mr. Spider
Are you unhappy too?
So melancholy you sit there
Sitting there so blue.

You must be so lonely.
I’m pretty lonesom too.
I’ve a way to help us out:
Spidey… meet my shoe!

‘Cause I’m not happy with the world
And that includes you too!
The universe don’t like me either.
Let me give you a clue.

Bickering, annoyances,
They stick to me like glue.
Even if I’m not involved
The world still wants me to.

Another thing that the world
Really likes to do:
It fills me up, all anxious-like,
and then swaps it for poo.

It always ignores my wants,
My needs, my grievance too.
You mention my name to the world
It’ll ask you, “Who?”

And yet it blesses those
Who don’t deserve a flu.
The more deserving get the crap.
But I ask you, “What’s new?”

All of this is very sad
But also very true.
I’m done complaining to you now.
So, Spidey, to heck with you!”

Bad Poetry Day: Frisky Writers Share Their Worst Adolescent Poems

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Let’s be honest: the poetry we wrote in our youth may have been cute, or tortured and angst-filled, but it was probably pretty bad. In honor of Bad Poetry Day, four staffers at The Frisky would like to share with you their crappiest adolescent poems. Aren’t you happy we switched to blogging?

Stay tuned for a post later today with our readers’ worst adolescent poetry, too. I promise there are going to be some humdingers.

Jessica Simpson Is Talking About Her Body. Again.

Jessica Simpson really fails at this setting-a-good-example thing. I know “The Price of Beauty,” her VH1 reality show, tries to impart the idea that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and colors. She’s even referred to the show as being like “missionary work” for her. But Jessica certainly doesn’t further her own “cause” when she makes comments like this:

“I have a white girl booty. I don’t have a big butt. I’d rather have a happy medium and take some off my chest and put it towards my butt so I could balance out a bit.”

Really, Jessica? Way to go on that “accept your body, everyone is beautiful!” thing. I guess you could say she’s honest to a fault about her body image issues. Or you could ralph at the galling inconsistency of the various things that come out of her mouth at various times. [E! Online] Keep reading »

Calling All Bad Poetry Submissions!

Calling all Frisky readers! Tomorrow, August 18, is Bad Poetry Day and we need your worst adolescent scribblings for our most epic, embarrassing post ever.

Don’t worry, we Frisky staffers will humiliate ourselves for your entertainment by sharing our terrible poems in a separate post. But it’s time for you readers to do your part, too. Send your baddest-of-the-bad poetry and the estimated age you penned this masterpiece to {encode=”jessica@thefrisky.com” title=”jessica@thefrisky.com”} by noon (EST) on Wednesday for inclusion in a very special post of poetry by our dear Frisky readers. Your identity will be kept totally anonymous. Simply include your commenter handle or the name/pseudonym that you’d like us to publish. (All submissions that don’t clarify what name to use will by default be credited to “Anonymous.”)

Your privacy may be protected, but your dignity will be hung out to dry with the rest of us. Keep reading »

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