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Bigots Call For Girl Scout Cookie Boycott Over Inclusion Of Trans Girl In Troop

Santorum on Lesbians
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Says being a lesbian is a "choice." Read More »
Bigots "Lost" Gay Marriage
Bigots admit they've lost the gay marriage battle in our generation. Read More »
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Today in Bitch, Please news: a bigoted group in Texas is calling for a boycott of scrumptious Girl Scout cookies after a Denver, Colorado, troop has allowed a seven-year-0ld boy who identifies as a girl to join them. The diarrhea-icing on this crap-cake is that a 14-year-old Girl Scout in California has also uploaded a video to YouTube railing against Girl Scouts USA for their treachery. “Girl Scouts describes itself as an all-girl experience,” says the girl, identified only as Taylor, who is in a group called Honest Girl Scouts. “With that label, families trust that the girls will be in an environment that is not only nurturing and sensitive to girls’ needs, but also safe for girls.” Translation: a seven-year-old transgender child is a threat. Oh, you know those dangerous queers! Keep reading »

10 Ways We’ll Stand Up For Ourselves In 2012

New Year, New You
Everything you need to kick 2012 off right. Read More »
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Kinder To Yourself
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I might sound bold on The Frisky, writing opinionated pieces about marriage equality and abortion rights.

In real life, though? I’m more like the cat that runs underneath the bed when thunder claps. Confrontation, expressing anger and all-around rocking-the-boat aren’t really my thing. I repeatedly bite off more than I can chew, get overwhelmed, and hold inside my anger or hurt feelings rather than deal with it in more manageable, bite-sized pieces. I’m working on getting better at it. But it’s uncomfortable and at times scary.

I’m not the only woman who feels this way. In fact, so many of my friends and other ladies I am close to have expressed to me that they’re “non-confrontational.” A lot of this, I think, has to do with our feelings being minimized or dismissed by our parents and family growing up and later on, those patterns are repeated by our loved ones. But it also has to do with avoiding those uncomfortable and at times scary feelings because confronting them head-on just sucks.

Standing up for myself is something I want to do more, not just in 2012, but always. I’ve brainstormed with my Frisky colleagues some ways we’re going to stand up for ourselves in 2012: Keep reading »

“S**t White Girls Say To Black Girls” Is Back

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It turns out there’s a lot of dumb shit that white girls say to black girls. Chesca Leigh has made another video of ignorant stuff that white ladies have been known to say to their unsuspecting friends. I would be embarrassed if I wasn’t laughing so hard. [YouTube] Keep reading »

“Friends With Kids”: An Ensemble Cast Movie That Does Not Look God Awful

Review: "Bridesmaids"
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This is one chick flick you shouldn't miss! Read More »
"Bridesmaids" Is #1
Kristin Wiig & Co. have the #1 female comedy ever. Read More »
Sequel Without Kristen?
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Who is the fool who thinks you can do a "Bridesmaids" sequel w/out Kristen? Read More »
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Jennifer Westfeldt is some kind of voodoo witch doctor sorcerer. Not only has she captured the heart of Jon Hamm, but she has also written and directed a romantic comedy with an ensemble cast and, you guys, you’re not going to slit your wrists while watching it. “Friends With Kids” comes out March 9 and stars Jennifer, her manpiece, Kristen Wiig (!), Maya Rudolph (!), Chris O’Dowd (!!!!!), Adam Scott (!), and Edward Burns (!!!!!). That’s like half of the “Bridesmaids” crew, which is why it actually looks funny. Goddamn, woman. How did you keep Katharine Heigl from being cast in this? Burning crosses and heads on stakes?  [YouTube]

Morning Quickies: Heather Locklear Hospitalized For Drugs & Alcohol

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Evening Quickies
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  • If there’s one thing not to mix with alcohol, it’s prescription drugs. Heather Locklear learned this the hard way and was hospitalized yesterday afternoon after her sister called 911. A hospital spokesperson says Heather is awake and responsive right now, but law enforcement sources say the actress consumed a “dangerous mix” of drugs. In 2008, Heather’s doctor called 911 out of concern that she may have ODed on prescription meds. Get well soon, Heather Locklear! [TMZ, Starpulse]
  • Sinead O’Connor has called off her marriage with Barry Herridge yet again. The couple married, then split after 17 days, then got together again. In a message on her website, Sinead posted “The marriage [is] untenable so that is now over.  … I’m gonna be me. And if anyone doesn’t like that they can seek therapy. Because I am wonderful. Exactly as I am. As Bridget Jones would say.” While I admire her quotation of Bridget Jones, I am worried for this woman! Earlier this week, Sinead tweeted that she desperately needed a psychiatrist who could prescribe her meds. Hope she’s getting the help she needs. [The Sun UK]
  • James Franco has been tapped to play Robert Mapplethorpe in a flick about the famed photographer, who died in 1989 of AIDS. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Olivia Munn is the latest celeb to pose nakey-nakey for PETA, alongside a floppy bunny. [Starpulse]
  • Lindsay Lohan owes $94K in back taxes for 2009 and has been hit with a tax lien. Oof. Tax bullshit is no fun. [Evil Beet Gossip] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Beyoncé’s Birthing Suite Is Nicer Than My Apartment

Welcome, Blue!
Beyonce gave birth on January 7 to baby girl Blue Ivy Carter. Read More »
Baby Name Rumors
Jay-Z & Beyonce
One rumor: Lucifer's daughter was a baby name inspiration. Read More »
Morning Quickies
J.Lo's younger manpiece gets a $10K weekly allowance. Read More »
  • Check out Beyoncé’s super-luxe birthing suite! TMZ has published pics from inside Lenox Hill hospital where Bey gave birth on Saturday night to baby Blue Ivy Carter. Beyoncé’s birthing suite had two couches, at least one arm chair, and four flat-screen TVs. Wow, even if you had nosebleed seats in this hospital room you could still see the baby crowning! [US Weekly]
  • Marc Anthony flipped out after he discovered his and J.Lo’s twins refer to Mommy’s new boyfriend as “Daddy Casper.” Marc supposedly threatened that he’ll ask the kids to call his new girlfriend, model Shannon De Lima, “Mommy Shannon.” Oof. [Bossip]
  • Lindsay Lohan crashed the Weinstein Company’s Golden Globes party last night at L.A.’s Chateau Marmont. Meh. If you’re as famous as Lindsay Lohan and a clipboard Nazi still lets you through the door, I don’t think you can say she “crashed.” [FoxNews]
  • Great douchebags of classic literature. We’re looking at you, Mr. Rochester. [Glamour] Keep reading »
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