Jessica Wakeman

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Love & Sex

Laura Sessions Stepp, a Washington Post reporter, pissed off a whole lot of people a few years ago when she published a book about why hooking up is bad for women, called Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love and Lose At Both.

Now the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy… READ MORE »



Style

Shapewear will never be the most attractive undergarments—cue Bridget Jones swatting away Daniel Cleaver from gawping at her control-top panties—but at least Spanx are making an effort to look less frumpy. Detailed with lacy designs and metallic lining, Spanx’s Haute Contour undergarments are actually pretty, which is practically unheard of for thigh-shapers and tummy-squeezers. The… READ MORE »


News

Author Francesca Lia Block, we hope you’ve got Judy Blume on speed dial! Some wackos in Wisconsin are calling for one of your books to be censored in a good ol’ fashioned book-burning. Block’s young adult novel, Baby Be-Bop, is the story of how a teenage boy comes out of the closet to his grandmother. READ MORE »


Guys

A naked Sacha Baron Cohen? Even as “Bruno,” he’s no Bar Rafaeli on the cover of Esquire, that’s for sure. Or the model Miranda Kerr on the cover of Rolling Stone. Or even a Bruce Willis and Emma Heming in W. [GQ] … READ MORE »


Love & Sex

There’s no better way to get everybody fighting than to bring up the “having kids” or “not having kids” debate. The so-called “mommy wars” are a surefire way to make everybody defensive!

But the discussion gets the nastiest and most infuriating when women with kids accuse women sans kids of being “selfish”—which happened repeatedly… READ MORE »


Style

Eighteen-year-old Kimberley Vlaminck is freaking the hell out. The Belgian teen asked for just three little star tattoos on her face. But she fell asleep and woke up with 56 stars tattooed all over her cheeks, chin, forehead and nose.

She’s now suing tattoo artist Rouslan Tourmaniantz (check him out!) to get the 53… READ MORE »


News

How does the op-ed community’s snarkiest scribbler pack so much fiber and fluff into her New York Times column twice a week?

She consults her “How Maureen Dowd Writes A Column” flow chart, duh. Image after the jump. [Huffington Post] … READ MORE »


News

Same-sex marriage bans just got stupider: two New Yorkers just got their marriage license revoked after city officials say they were snookered into believing the bride was actually a groom.

The would-be bride, Hakim Nelson, 18, identifies as a woman and hopes to undergo gender reassignment surgery. When Nelson married 21-year-old Jason Stenson… READ MORE »


News

In high school I read John Irving’s excellent book, The Cider House Rules, in which the protagonist, a young man named Homer, is raised in an orphanage under the care of a kindly physician, Dr. Larch, who he is shadowing and learning medicine from. Dr. Larch eventually reveals to him that he’s been performed illegal… READ MORE »


Style

“Designers with an obsession for towering torture chambers, often poorly designed for the well-being of the foot, must get a reality check.

I, for one, am over the mania for the high, high heel.

Too many career women look like a herd of fashion beasts, aping one another in impractical shoes.”VogueREAD MORE »


News

Lawsuits to roll your eyes at: they’re not just filed by Americans anymore!

A 20-year-old British college student is suing her old boarding school for $493,000, claiming the school fostered a ‘drinking culture’ that led her to get wasted and fall out a first floor window, permanently injuring herself. … READ MORE »



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