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KROQ Asks, Is Christina Hendricks Full Figured Or Fat?

Radio station KROQ has just a brilliantly creative content creation department: A poll on their website, by someone named “Psycho Mike,” is just aching to generate outraged page views by asking, “Christina Hendricks — Full Figured Or Fatness?”

“I feel like she could lose a couple of pounds … Everyone on the staff (including men, not just bitter women) disagrees with me. What do you think?”

Hmm, what do I think? Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Obama Will Nominate A Supreme Court Justice Who Supports “Women’s Rights”

  • When asked about Justice Stevens’ impending departure from the Supreme Court, President Obama said his nominee will take “into account individual rights and that includes women’s rights,” which some took to mean this person will support legal abortion. Obama added, “Part of what our core constitutional values promote is the notion that individuals are protected in their privacy and their bodily integrity and women are not exempt from that.” Obama also said he won’t have “litmus tests” for his SCOTUS nominees. [USA Today]
  • Ben Roethlisberger, a quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who was recently accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old college student, will allegedly be banned from four to six games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Last week, prosecutors dropped charges against Roethlisberger. [AP]

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Boxing Champ Sergio Martinez Says Fight In The Ring, Not At Home With Your Woman

If there’s one thing we love more than a hot man with his shirt off, it’s a hot man with his shirt off who fights for a good cause: Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez announced yesterday he’s launching a campaign in the boxing community to raise awareness about violence against women. But sadly, Martinez is responding to a tragedy that struck the boxing world this weekend when Edwin Valero stabbed his 24-year-old wife to death and then committed suicide in his jail cell. Valero had been arrested for hitting his mom and sister last September and was suspected of beating his wife, Jennifer Viera. Still, it’s sweet that one of Valero’s contemporaries will not allow the young woman’s death to have been in vain. “I love and respect women. Violence against women is simply unacceptable,” Martinez said on Tuesday. “The great number of cases, too often involving athletes, requires action. I have always confided in my mother and consider myself to be a momma’s boy. Women must be respected, not abused.” Swoon. [ESPN] Keep reading »

“Sorry, Ma’am, You Can’t Wear That Princess Dress Here,” Says Disneyland Paris

Scene:
A beautiful spring day in Disneyland Paris

Characters:
Natasha Narula, age 36, who is wearing an old wedding dress with a tiara
Drew, age 8, who is wearing a little girl’s princess dress
“Jacques,” a Disneyland Paris security guard who seems like kind of a jerk

Jacques The Security Guard: Madame? Pardon, madame? You cannot wear that princess dress here. Keep reading »

“Pretty Wild,” Pretty Stupid: Alexis Neiers Flees For the Border


On this week’s episode of “Pretty Wild,” our girl Alexis Neirs has been invited to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico to do a charity event for Haiti. But seeing as Alexis is embroiled in legal trouble for her alleged participation in the Hollywood “bling ring” — a group of L.A. teens who police say robbed the homes of celebrities — she wants to check with her lawyer first. This clip makes it seem like if Alexis just whines enough, her lawyer will “let” her go! But at least he hilariously warns Alexis that “bounty hunters” will track her down if she tries to flee justice a lá rape-y old Roman Polanski (although she’d have her E! reality crew in tow, natch). [E! Online] Keep reading »

Whee! Gabourey Sidibe Is Hosting “SNL” This Weekend!

Judging by these promos, Gabourey Sidibe‘s hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live” is going to involve a lot of guns and Andy Samberg with his pants off. (But hopefully not so much high-pitched screaming.) But you know what this means, guys? There’ll actually be a black woman on “SNL” — not just Kenan Thompson in lipstick and a wig. Keep reading »

What’s So Funny About Gwyneth Paltrow Getting Punched In The Face?

I have a sense of humor. I really do. I even defended evil, bad, un-feminist Tina Fey when she hosted “Saturday Night Live” recently. But, sorry Onion News Network, I don’t crack a smile at this fake news clip, “Iron Man 2 Buzz Heats Up Over Rumors Gwyneth Paltrow Gets Punched In Face.” What, exactly, is funny about the idea of Gwyneth Paltrow getting punched in the face? Keep reading »

Frisky Q & A: Melissa Febos, Ex-Dominatrix And Author Of “Whip Smart: A Memoir”

A dominatrix: all of us know what one is. But let’s be honest: few of us actually know a woman who earns her living as one (that we’re aware of, anyway). But you’ll become, ahem, intimately familiar with one after reading the recently published book, Whip Smart: A Memoir, by Melissa Febos.

Febos, who nowadays teaches writing and literature at SUNY Purchase College in New York, was just a college student looking to earn extra cash at a Manhattan dungeon. But surprisingly, something about domme-ing men for money appealed to her. Febos — who was also busy acquiring, and then kicking, a heroin addiction — spat, spanked and insulted her way through clients for a whole four years before she left the dominatrix life for good.

I spoke with Febos about what initially drew her to sex work, how she broke the news to mom and dad that she was a dominatrix (yes, they knew!), and what she did with all those kinky clothes when she finally hung up her whip. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Breastfeeding Billboard Pisses Off Peeps In Ohio

  • For some reason, people in Ohio are offended by a billboard that says “Breast Milk Satisfies” and shows a cute baby with milk — you know, breast milk! — dribbling out of his mouth. [Cleveland Leader]
  • Another day, another sketchy “plastic surgery” incident: cops in Venezuela arrested two beauticians who pretended to be doctors and gave women boob jobs and butt implants out of an apartment in Maracay. [Fox News]
  • A 22-year-old college student has filed a civil lawsuit against Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Eric Foster, accusing him of sexual assault, false imprisonment, and other charges. The student, who is a hotel receptionist, claims Foster assaulted her when she delivered dental products to his room. [AP]

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Quotable: Sarah Silverman’s Choice Words For The “Real Housewives” Ladies

“My boyfriend and I will watch ‘The Bachelor’ [and] ‘The Real Housewives of New York,’ and we laugh at it, or whatever, but it just horrifies me to think there might be young impressionable girls who think this is what being a woman is, being a rich conniving backstabbing c**t or someone who is flattered to be one of 25 girls some guy gets to pick from.”

Sarah Silverman, whose memoir, The Bedwetter, comes out today [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

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