Profile for Jessica Wakeman

avatar

Whoa, Check Out “Texas Observer”‘s Provocative Cover On Anti-Abortion Politics

Forced Ultrasounds
Women in Texas seeking abortions are forced to have an ultrasound. Read More »
One Woman's Ordeal
Today's Lady News photo
One woman describes her ordeal with the Texas forced ultrasound law. Read More »
My Abortion
This author says her abortion was the best decision of her life. Read More »
Abortion Rights
abortion photo
All of The Frisky's posts about reproductive rights. Read More »
texas observer abortion cover photo

Tell us what you really think, Texas Observer. This is the magazine’s April 2012 cover: a provocative rebuke to Texas’ forced ultrasound law for women seeking an abortion and just who (faceless, white males) is behind it. I think it’s incredible. Thoughts? [TexasObserver.org]

Lena Dunham On The Debt “Girls” Owes To “Sex And The City”

HBO's "Girls"
We're psyched for Lena Dunham's debut TV show, "Girls." Watch »
"Girls" Trailer
Check out the first trailer for Lena Dunham's new show, "Girls." Read More »
Review: Tiny Furniture
What we thought of Lena Dunham's debut film. Read More »
lena dunham photo

“‘Sex and the City’ [is] not necessarily an influence on the show, but it’s an influence on the girls in the show and we know the show couldn’t exist without it because these girls wouldn’t exist without it. They wouldn’t have necessarily had the drive to move to New York and try to live this specific life if they hadn’t watched ‘Sex and the City’ marathons behind their parents’ backs. … The only thing we can hope to do is a different version of a ‘Sex and the City’ story. We’ve actually stopped allowing people in in the writer’s room to go, ‘Actually that’s an episode of “Sex and the City.” It’s the same as going, ‘Actually that’s an episode of “Seinfeld,”‘ because everyone on ‘Seinfeld’ did everything there is to do in New York City. They’ve had every adventure possible.”

– Lena Dunham, the writer, director and star of the upcoming HBO show “Girls,” talked to Heeb about references her show will make to its Botoxed big sister, “Sex and the City.” It’s cool that she’s acknowledging her predecessor, yet I don’t understand why any show that also happens to star a group of women has to automatically be similar in some way, or even compared in some way, to “SATC.” There’s a lot more demographics to represent not only in NYC, but in life. I’ve only seen the same preview clips of “Girls” that everyone else has, but what I really like about it is how it feels like a fresh, new story being told … right?  [Heeb Magazine]

Feminist Naomi Wolf Calls For Boycott Of Katy Perry’s Music

Naomi Controversy
Naomi Wolf photo
Naomi Wolf pissed lots of feminists off by supporting Julian Assange. Read More »
No Anonymity For Accusers
Naomi Wolf says there should be no anonymity for rape accusers. Read More »
"Playboy Club" Boycott
Gloria Steinem photo
Feminist Gloria Steinem urges a boycott of "The Playboy Club." Read More »
naomi wolf and katy perry photo

Naomi Wolf, a prominent feminist activist, is calling for a boycott of Katy Perry’s entire pop music oeuvre on account of the singer’s music video for her song “Part Of Me.” In the video, Katy dumps a boyfriend and then joins the Marines, where she endures tough training while singing about how she’s so strong and “you’re never gonna break my soul.” On her Facebook page, Naomi Wolf wrote that the video is “a total piece of propaganda for the Marines,” continuing: 

I really want to find out if she was paid by them for making it. It is truly shameful … I would suggest a boycott of this singer whom I really liked — if you are as offended at this glorification of violence as I am. Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Maggie Gyllenhaal Expecting Another Girl, Won’t Sell Baby Photos

Maggie The Feminist
Maggie Gyllenhaal photo
Maggie Gyllenhaal on why she supports Planned Parenthood. Read More »
Maggie's Vibrators
Maggie Gyllenhaal gets sent lots of vibrators since "Hysteria." Read More »
"Hysteria" Hysteria!
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy star as the inventors of the vibe. Read More »
maggie gyllenhaal and peter saarsgard photo
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Saarsgard are one of my favorite celeb couples, in part because they won’t reveal the due date of the baby girl Maggie is carrying and they refuse to sell any baby photos. Take notes, Jessica Simpson. In pen. [USA Today]
  • Katie Holmes is “rebelling” against Tom Cruise by not wearing makeup in public, as you do. [Celebitchy]
  • Jaleel White’s tactic for dealing with 2010 allegations that he physically abused his daughter’s mother is to deny, deny, deny. [People]
  • Kate Winslet says “My Heart Will Go On” makes her want to throw up. Us too, Kate. Us too. [US Weekly]
  • A UK gossip rag claims Anne Hathaway has been put on a 500-calorie-a-day diet — basically, a few apples and some protein — to slim down EVEN MORE for her role in “Les Miserable.” Tell me this is not true. [Celebuzz]
    Keep reading »

Criminal Beard-Cutting Sprees Rock Ohio’s Amish Community

amish man photo

The Amish are a generally quiet folk not known for crimes and misdemeanors. But one Amish community in Ohio is in turmoil after six women and 10 men have gone on a beard-cutting spree. Yes, beard-cutting. Amish men sport famously long beards in accordance with the Bible, which they say decrees that a man must stop shearing his facial scruff after marriage. But 16 Amish folks who are reportedly having “religiously-motivated” disputes over church discpline with the people they assault are snipping off beards with hoarse shears, scissors, and battery-powered clippers. Some female members of the Amish community have also had their hair cut off, which is also considered offensive. Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Elton John Talks Whitney Houston, Cocaine Abuse

Elton John Adopts
Elton John and his partner have adopted a baby boy! Read More »
Dirty Diaper Love
elton john photo
New dad Elton John says dirty diapers smell sooo good. Read More »
Morning Quickies
Victoria Beckham models in Bazaar
Victoria Beckham says she represents "the general public." Read More »
Elton John photo
  • Talking about Whitney Houston’s recent death, which has been officially ruled a drowning, Elton John said, “I could have easily ended up like Whitney Houston. It’s a miracle I didn’t. Because I’m sure I did as much cocaine as she ever did.” Why do celebrities always chime in with this It could have been me! thing after a death? I’m thinking of Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse here. It seems a little tasteless to attract attention to yourself and the fact that you were lucky enough not to die. But, hey, he’s Elton John, so I’ll give him a pass. [Because he's Elton John, I will not give him a pass. -- Editor]  [E! Online]
  • Three-year-olds are pouty and temper tantrum-prone, even when their mama is Jennifer Lopez. [PopCrush]
  • Check out the letter that a 2o-year-old Fiona Apple wrote back in 2000 to a high school kid trying to start a Gay-Straight Alliance. [Nerve]
  • Ten “New Girl”-inspired outfits for spring and/or a Zooey Deschanel fan festival. [Betty Confidential]
  • Kate Winslet is not so impressed with her performance in “Titanic.” [Celebrity Cafe] Keep reading »
  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular