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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Of The “I Hate Females Who …” Twitter Trending Topic

As soon as Amelia told me “I hate females who …” had become a trending topic on Twitter, I knew no good could come of this: Yes, let’s list all the things we hate about the way women look and behave, because the mainstream media isn’t doing that enough!

But it was actually a nice surprise to see how different people interpreted the prompt. The majority of people who joined in the trending topic “I hate females who …” saw it as just another opportunity to talk the usual s**t about women who are ugly/slutty/not feminine or pretty enough. Yet some people actually had things to say that weren’t totally sexist. Let’s investigate … Keep reading »

iMaria, An iPhone App For Men Who Can Only Deal With Virtual Women

There are many sad, sad men on this planet, but the saddest of all can only have a girlfriend if she exists on their iPhone. The new iPhone app iMaria is a Croatian Playboy Playmate (naturally) with a “cute English accent.” Like the good little non-threatening virtual girlfriend that she is, iMaria wears low-cut outfits and asks if you’d like her to cook you something or go tan at the beach. All that is sad enough without the creep factor: the producer, Premika, advertises their app by trilling, “iMaria is a fun and interactive virtual girlfriend application that lets you be in control!”

Guys, if the only person who will let you be “in control” is a digital nudie model girlfriend you purchased for 99 cents on iTunes, maybe you need to think about that. [PremikaOnline.com] Keep reading »

Is Sarah Palin Allowed To Call Herself A Feminist?

Once upon a time, Sarah Palin was just a pit bull in lipstick. But speaking on May 14 to a PAC that finances anti-abortion female congressional candidates, Palin not only called herself “feminist” but praised the “emerging, conservative feminist identity” and the “pro-woman sisterhood.” (Never one to miss an opportunity to inject ferocious animals into the conversation, Palin praised “mama grizzlies,” too.)

Now, it’s not difficult to understand how the estrogen contact high, which surely comes from speaking to a group that finances female congressional candidates, could give one a sense of kinship to the sisterhood. But considering how feminists are generally not considered the type of people who would require women to pay for their own rape exams, you wouldn’t be alone in wondering what the heck was going on when Palin dropped the “f-bomb.” Keep reading »

Get The Big Breasts You’ve Always Wanted … With A Boob Scarf

If I had a “boob scarf,” I would be forced to fling it over my shoulder and knock peeps in the face with my titties. But that’s just me. See the full boob scarf — $25 on Etsy.com — after the jump … Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Stopped Masturbating

I was one of those girls who bought a vibrator in high school. She — yes, she’s a she — was leopard print and I hid her deep inside my closet where even the nosiest parent would not find her. She lasted all throughout college, a trip to Europe and back, and even withstood a minor, battery-related fire. (Be careful, everyone!) When she retired to the great sex shop in the sky, I replaced her with a new vibrator — a slick, slim, glittery blue little rocket — which I never quite felt was “me.” A few years ago I got myself one of Toys in Babeland’s bestselling vibes, the Laya Spot. It’s a darling shade of green and shaped like a cute little critter, curled up to sleep in its nest. She and I have enjoyed some good times indeed.

But these days, my vibrator is quite literally gathering dust, tossed off to the side of the bed. I suppose I should be pleased that something with a pulse is now tussling the bed sheets. But to be completely blunt, I miss masturbating sometimes. Keep reading »

Librarians Remix Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” With Nerdy Panache

You’ve seen the UC Berkeley a cappella group’s cover. You’ve seen the little girl doing the iPhone apps cover. Brace yourself for yet another cover of Lady Gaga‘s “Poker Face,” this time by pasty-lookin, camera-shy librarians.

Students and faculty at the University of Washington’s Information School remixed “Poker Face” into a quirky ode to librarianship called “Catalog” and it set my little nerd heart aflutter. Ca-ca-ca-catalog, ca-ca-ca-catalog! [BoingBoing] Keep reading »

Alicia Keys Addresses Interracial Dating In “Unthinkable (I’m Ready)”

Alicia Keys‘ new music video for “Unthinkable (I’m Ready)” addresses the heavy topic of interracial dating throughout the decades. I like the video, actually, because it shows how bigotry doesn’t necessarily disappear with time. But over at Feministing, our friend Courtney M. Martin — who’s also a Frisky contributor — is unimpressed. Martin found the “white dude in a truck and a bunch of angry black men” motif annoying, accusing Keys’ video of “fall[ing] into all of the tired stereotypes of the tragic interracial love story.”

Surely interracial dating is a complicated issue to deal with in a five minute-long music video, but maybe Alicia Keys could have been more original. What do you think? [Feministing] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Marquette University Rescinds Their Job Offer To Lesbian Dean

  • Marquette Univeristy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, appointed Jodi O’Brien, a sociologist and an open lesbian, as dean of the school in April, but then rescinded the offer in early May. The school told her some of her published writings on sex and same-sex marriage were at odds with the school’s Jesuit teachings. [ABCNews.com]
  • The World Health Organization has asked for more action against the tobacco industry for targeting women and girls, especially in developing countries. Women are the biggest growth market for the tobacco industry. [National Post]
  • Speaking at the U.S. Naval Academy’s commissioning ceremony, Vice President Joe Biden commended the 11 women in the graduating class who will the first to have the opportunity to serve on subs. Biden also noted it’s the 30th anniversary of women graduating from the Naval Academy. [AP]
  • The New York Times calls ultrasounds the “new front” of the abortion wars. [New York Times]

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Frisky Books: What Are We Reading This Week?

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Watch Rihanna’s Sexy Girl-On-Girl Video For “Te Amo”

I love Rihanna‘s song “Te Amo,” but come on, this video is so chee-to-the-Z. (That’s “cheesy,” duh.) Women writhing porn-ily on couches, a huge fireplace, hazy mists on the grounds of a castle? It’s like a supermarket romance novel starring lesbians being acted out on film. What do you think? (FYI, definitely NSFW, unless your boss is a horndog, which mine is.) Keep reading »

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