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Today’s Lady News: China’s “Fake Virgins” Are On The Rise

  • The lengths women will go through to seem “pure”: an increasing number of sexually active young Chinese women are getting a surgical “hymen restoration” so they appear to be virgins on their wedding night. A “hymen restoration” costs about $700 and involves a half hour of surgery. [Washington Post]
  • Miss Universe contestants caused a stir posing topless in body paint in promotions for the pageant. Because, you know, beauty pageants aren’t supposed to be about people’s bodies or anything. [Huffington Post]
  • Health experts say low-income immigrant women are using the abortion pill RU-486 illicitly, because they can purchase the pills for as little as $20 off the street when they cannot afford a doctor’s visit to have them prescribed. According to the February 2010 of the journal Contraception, the median cost for a first-trimester abortion is $430. [ABC News]

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What Is Ella, The Morning-After Pill That The FDA Just Approved?

Woot, woot! On Friday afternoon, the FDA approved ella, a new emergency contraceptive that can be taken five days after unprotected sex, for prescription-only sales. If the condom breaks, you are a victim of sexual assault, or any number of numerous situations where you’re doing the “No babies! No babies!” dance, you now have more morning-after pill options than ever before.

What do you need to know about ella — and Plan B, the existing emergency contraception? All the deets are after the jump. Keep reading »

30 Things I Love About Myself

In honor of Love Yourself Week, each day a Frisky staffer will share 30 things she loves about herself — and we encourage the rest of you to do the same in the comments!

Ask me if I have good self-esteem and the answer is “yes.” But ask me to explain the reasons why I love myself? It’s hard. I gave it my best shot … and I hope you’ll all do the same (about yourselves, not me) in the comments! Keep reading »

Quotable: Beyonce Uses The “F-Word”

“I think I am a feminist in a way. It’s not something I consciously decided I was going to be; perhaps it’s because I grew up in a singing group [Destiny's Child] with other women, and that was so helpful to me. It kept me out of so much trouble and out of bad relationships. My friendships with my girls are just so much a part of me that there are things I am never going to do that would upset that bond. I never want to betray that friendship because I love being a woman and I love being a friend to other women. I think we learn a lot from our female friends – female friendship is very, very important. It’s good to support each other, and I do try to put that message in my music.”

Beyoncé isn’t afraid to use the f-word! Not that I’m surprised to hear this from the pop star who brought us “Independent Woman,” “Single Ladies,” and “Bills, Bills, Bills” [CORRECTION: Oops! I mixed up the lyrics of "Independent Woman" and "Bills, Bills, Bills." Yeah, that last one is not very feminist at all!]. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

Quickies: Jamie Lynn Spears Hangs Out With Her Baby Daddy & Why James Franco Is Reading “Twilight”

  • Ex-Nickelodeon star Jamie Lynn Spears, 19, may be getting back together with her ex-boyfriend, Casey Aldridge, the father of her 2-year-old daughter, Maddie. Jamie Lynn and Casey were seen at a Lady Gaga concert in Los Angeles. She’s the teen mom who scandalized America first, dammit. [People]
  • Continuing their parade of creepiness, Kim Kardashian, 29, says she would never date 16-year-old Justin Bieber because she’s old enough to be his mom. Maybe if she was a very young mom. [Hollywood Life]
  • Kourtney Kardashian’s boyfriend, Scott Disick, opens up about his battle with alcoholism. [Us Weekly]

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Today’s Lady News: Bomb Scare At Tulsa Abortion Clinic

  • A bomb squad was called to an abortion clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma yesterday afternoon when an employee reported she thought she heard a ticking sound coming from her trash can. Police arrived and sent a robot inside to find and dismantle the package. Fortunately, it turned out to be nothing. [Fox23.com, Fox23.com]
  • The Department of Homeland Security has granted asylum to a Mexican woman who was a victim of domestic violence for several years. She had been raped, beaten and almost burned alive by her husband. The DHS said Mexico could not protect her from murder threats, as well as domestic violence, if she returned. [New York Times]
  • Giorgia Boscolo, 24, of Italy is only one test away from becoming Venice’s first-ever female gondolier. Congratulations! [AP]

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Watch This Instead Of Working: “Telephone: The Office Version”

ZOMG, this parody of Lady Gaga and Beyoncé‘s “Telephone” is totally brilliant — even if the Frisky offices are nothing like “The Office.” Anyone who manages to rhyme the words “passive-aggressive micromanaging man whore” is my new hero! Keep reading »

Quotable: Betsey Johnson’s Advice For The Future Frozen Faces Of America

“It’s a free country, it’s a free life, do what you want. But get a good doctor! For crying out loud, pay the money to have a good doctor!”

Betsey Johnson on Botox. If you’re going to stick needles in your face, at least follow her advice! [NYmag.com] Keep reading »

Snooki Tried, And Failed, To Trademark Her Name

Snooki has a pussy(cat) problem! “Jersey Shore”‘s sloppiest drunk has been denied the trademark for her name because a 2003 children’s book, Adventures of Snooky: Under the Sea, already beat her to it. Snooky the cat is also orange and could scratch your eyes out. However, unlike Snooki the human, who searches for Sea Breezes and guidos on the beaches of New Jersey, Snooky is searching for his lost family in the ocean. Aww, that’s sweet!

Anyway, watch your back, U.S. Patent Office. Someone’s totally going to jump up from behind you and rip out all your hair extensions. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

Can You Tell A Slut By What She’s Wearing?

Cue the eyeroll. A British celeb style website called MyCelebrityFashion polled men on their girlfriends’ clothes and asked, “What trends make women look promiscuous?” Because you can tell a slut by what she’s wearing, duh.
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