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Quotable: Women Can’t Worry Their Pretty Little Heads With “Meaty” Magazine Articles!

“Just look at the features in men’s magazines. They’re often much meatier than the fare you find in women’s magazines. What does that tell you? That guys aren’t afraid to spend an hour reading a great piece of writing.”

Details deputy editor Chris Raymond, whose prestigious magazine has recently offered men meatier fare like “Why It’s OK To Stare At Fat People” and “The Rise Of The Hot Jewish Girl.” Bitch, please! Pick up a copy of Bust or Bitch or even Elle, Marie Claire or Vogue, and then we’ll talk. [NYMag.com]

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Today’s Lady News: Houston Might Elect A Lesbian Mayor!

  • Who would have thought the largest American city to (hopefully) elect an openly gay woman as mayor would be Houston, Texas? Cross your fingers for Annise Parker, a Democratic Houston City Controller and a lesbian, in the election this weekend. Parker has a small lead in the polls but is struggling against homophobia. One anti-gay activist sent out 35,000 mailers with a photo of Parker that says, “Is this the image Houston wants to portray?” [The Daily Beast]
  • Massachusetts’ Governor Deval Patrick has appointed the state’s first-ever female Superintendent of State Police. Hopefully, Marian J. McGovern can keep those Ma**-holes in line! [The Boston Globe]

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Kudos To Burger King, For That Whopper Of A Creepy Ad!

Burger King in the UK just debuted the creepiest new ad—it’s called “Shower Cam” and it’s a bizarre union of voyeurism and breakfast sandwiches. Any guy who certifies his age as 18+ can watch a sexy young woman disrobe and “shake her bits to the hits,” i.e. take a shower while warbling off-key to a song like “Love Machine.” It’s tag line is “The World’s First Guilt Free Shower Cam”—a rather creepy headline if you consider all the videos that were taped of ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews naked, without her knowledge. The only thing that’s remotely funny about it all is how the woman’s bikini top is shaped like hamburger buns. Keep reading »

Holiday Shopping List: For Book Lovers

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Sure, I’d love a pair of $98 J.Crew shearling earmuffs for Christmas. But the real way to my heart is on my bookcase: I love reading. We know a lot of Frisky readers are bibliophiles and that’s why we’ve gathered together a list of dead trees that will make your days merry and bright. Some of the books I chose came out this year, while some are a little older, but all of them will keep a bookworm nerdy and warm on those long winter nights!

What Do Boob Jobs Have In Common With Abortion?

It’s “elective,” they say, just like “a boob job.” A typical complaint is “I shouldn’t have to pay for someone’s boob job or someone’s abortion.” Never mind tons of us are paying for things we vehemently don’t support (wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, No Child Left Behind Act, etc.)

Compare choosing an abortion to everything from boob jobs to laser hair removal.

Admittedly, some women with ginormous breasts do go under the knife to get a breast reduction because of back pain—those are about as “medically necessary” as boob jobs get. Otherwise, boob jobs in our culture, rightly or wrongly, are considered the province of vain women who care deeply about indulging themselves in beautification. A boob job generally isn’t considered a necessity, it’s considered indulgent. Caring enough about your tits to go under the knife generally implies you’re self-centered.

Is this really how our culture thinks of women who choose to end a pregnancy? That their choice is an indulgent, self-centered one? Keep reading »

Girl Talk: A Shiksa Does JDate

I do things on impulse: I bought a $250 pair of high heels I didn’t need, I pierced my tongue, and two years ago, when a Jewish co-worker/yenta promised I could meet my beshert for $40 a month, I joined the Jewish dating site JDate that very night. The thing is, though, I’m not Jewish. Not even “halfsies.” Keep reading »

Breaking News: Casual Sex Won’t Ruin Your Life!

Breaking news! Hooking up won’t lead to ruination, death by AIDS, and a locust plague. A recent study by University of Minnesota School of Public Health found young adults who had casual sex were in a no worse emotional state than ones who had sex in committed relationships.

Researchers spoke to 1,311 young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 about their last sexual encounter and found that the one-fifth who last had casual sex and the four-fifths all felt emotionally similar afterward. “We were so surprised,” said Marla Eisenberg, an assistant professor at UM. “The conventional wisdom is that casual sex, ‘friends with benefits,’ and hooking up is hurtful. That’s what we’ve been teaching kids for decades.”

Obvi. That’s because conventional wisdom is crap. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Scenes From A Sarah Palin Book Signing

  • Blogger Amanda Hess at The Sexist braved the snow outside at Sarah Palin‘s Going Rogue book signing in Fairfax, Virginia, to ask all the ladies waiting in line what the ex-guv means for women and feminism. Typical quotes? “[Palin] presents herself feminine…The impression is that feminists are women who don’t like to value their feminine qualities, and they like to put it down and be like a man, and I don’t think that’s appropriate for women. I kind of like her in that regard, that she’s sort of celebrating her womanhood as well.” [The Sexist]
  • Jon Stewart called out “Fox & Friends” co-host, Gretchen Carlson, for pretending to be a dumb blonde on-air by looking up the definition of difficult polysyllabic words like “ignoramus,” “recession” and “czar.” Carlson’s not an ignoramus, though, because she was actually valedictorian of her high school and attended Stanford, though. Ugh, I hate when women play the ditz card. [Jezebel]

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Berkeley Men’s A Capella Group Sings Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”!


Sorry I didn’t post this clip earlier of Noteworthy, the UC Berkeley men’s a capella group, singing Lady Gaga! I was too busy sending it to everybody and watching it twice.

Even if you don’t know all the words to “Poker Face,” it’s worth watching for the booty-shaking dance moves alone. Please put that lead singer on Broadway? Keep reading »

Quotable: Susan Sarandon Has Not Had Sex In A Graveyard

“I have never done anything racy in a graveyard, no.”

—”The Lovely Bones” star Susan Sarandon, who is a good sport when reporters ask bizarro questions [NYMag.com]

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