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How Did You Get Out Past Curfew? The Frisky Shares Our Sneakiest Stories

Being a teenager totally sucked. But it especially sucked when my parents arbitrarily made up rules. Some nights they were whatevs about a curfew, but other nights they’d randomly say “be home by midnight!” or “be home by 11!” Inconsistent parenting like that was very, very frustrating — especially since I was basically good kid who didn’t do too many naughty things. (Granted, I did not do much to endear them to trust me after I got my belly button and tongue pierced.)

But I’ve always been a devious girl, so when I had a curfew, you’d best believe I found ways to get around it …. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: “Pirates Of The Caribbean 4″ Casting Says No To Fake Breasts

  • An alleged casting call for “Pirates of the Caribbean 4″ told pirate wench wannabes to leave their big boobs at home. Moviehole.com claims a casting call for extras had these specific requirements: “Beautiful Female Fit Models. Must be 5’7-5’8, Size 4 or 6 – NO BIGGER OR SMALLER. Age 18-25. Must have a lean dancer body. MUST have real breasts. Do not submit if you have implants.” It’s great they are embracing a more “natural” look, but other than that, looks like same-old, same-old in the casting department. [Moviehole]
  • Lawmakers are pushing for “potty parity” at D.C. federal buildings. The bill would require a 1-to-1 ratio of male and female restrooms be required when new buildings go up for renovation, if feasible. [ABC News]
  • Legislators in Missouri discussed a bill yesterday that would ask a woman to provide the “medical, social or economic reason” she sought an abortion. The woman would not have to provide a response, however. State Senator Sen. Tom Dempsey (R-St. Peters) said he thought the information would be useful for politicians who create legislation on abortion. [KOAM-TV]

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Foo Foo, Cabbage Patch, Francesca: 16 Weird Names Ladies Call Their Vaginas

If Kotex isn’t allowed to say “vagina” or even “down there” in their tampon commercials, they should check out LoveYourVagina.com, a veritable thesaurus of ladyparts synonyms. LoveYourVagina.com is asking ladies to “tell us what you lovingly call yours …” and graphing the answers in a massive tag cloud. Eve Ensler would be so proud! Or she might cry. I can’t really tell.

After the jump, let’s take a look at16 straight-up weird names we girls call our vag. Keep reading »

What Is “Scooping”? And Why Don’t We Just Call It “Sexual Assault”?

Middle school totally blows for everyone. It’s a rule. It’s, like, written in the Bible or something. But I’d bet it blows a hell of a lot more when you’re a 6th grader who gets groped by her classmate and both your school administrators and the media act like it’s just a “schoolboy prank.”

That’s what has happened to an 11-year-old girl at Castaic Middle School, in Castaic, California: The girl said she was leaning over her locker when a boy came up behind her and grabbed her breasts. The kids at her middle school call that behavior “scooping.” After it took two days for the school to inform him about the incident and administrators failed to explain the boy’s punishment, the 6th grade girl’s father, Chris Dawson, went to TV station KTLA with the story. KTLA reported the incident and came up with this genius headline: “Scooping: Sexual Assault or Schoolboy Prank?”

Because there is such a thin line between inappropriately touching someone and a funny “prank,” right? Keep reading »

Jimmy Fallon Asks Dakota Fanning About “Steamy” Scenes With Kristen Stewart

Dakota Fanning appeared on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” last night. She’s totally cute. He’s kind of icky.

While chatting about her new movie “The Runaways,” Fallon said, “You were 15 when you shot this movie … there were some pretty steamy scenes in the movie, especially with Kristen even. You had some steamy scenes with her. So you’d go from the movie set back to being a 15-year-old.”

Is it just me, or did he look really uncomfortable like he felt kinda pervy for asking that? Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Stripper Sues Club For Unpaid Wages, Claims “Exploitation”

  • Exotic dancer Quansa Thompson is suing her former employer, a D.C. strip club called The House, for unpaid wages under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Thompson says the club only paid dancers $20 per day and they are allowed to keep whatever was left of their tips after giving the DJ and bartender a share. Plus, dancers had to pay the owner $80 for missing a shift, even if they were sick. After missing work one day, Thompson said she was banned from the club when she spoke to a union and threatened to sue her boss. Her lawyer says the strip club gets away with it by classifying dancers as independent contractors and said their practices amount to “exploitation.” [Washington Post]
  • Remember we told you about a store selling black Barbie dolls on sale while white Barbie dolls were full price? The Root imagines what the discount black Barbie would say if she could talk. [The Root]

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“Pretty Wild,” Pretty Stupid: Watch A Clip Of Alexis Neiers Goin’ To Jail

Confession: I haven’t actually watched that new E! show, “Pretty Wild,” about L.A. party girl Alexis Neiers and her many, many troubles. But if the above clip of Alexis, her little sis Gabby Neiers, and their mom — reacting to Alexis getting busted for allegedly robbing celebs’ homes in a “bling ring” — is any indication of what “Pretty Wild” is all about … I’ll pass, thanks.

One thought, though: I get that pretty girls allegedly stealing celebs’ s**t is SCANDALOUS and all. But before we join in on the national pastime of spanking these bad girls — now it’s Alexis and her friend, Tess Taylor; a few years ago it was Paris Hilton — let’s hold on for a second. Shouldn’t we save up our sputtering outrage for the less “sexy” criminals — say, murderers, sexual abusers, and rapists? Just a idea. Keep reading »

10 Suggestions For Renaming The Hymen

In some cultures, the word “hymen” could use a little re-branding — so the Swedish Association for Sexual Education is renaming it! The Nordic org is publishing literature in English, Arabic and Sorani Kurdish that refers to that little piece of tissue as the “vaginal crown” or “vaginal corona” and provides diagrams and info explaining that not having a hymen when one first has sex doesn’t mean one is not a virgin. The group hopes that more education on the hymen — er, the “vaginal crown” — will have an effect on the number of so-called “honor killings,” when male members of a family murder a woman who has had sex out of wedlock or even associated with a man who is not socially approved by her culture.

The Frisky is pretty happy to live in a place where having a hymen on our wedding night is not a life or death situation. But we couldn’t help but get the ol’ wheels turning when it comes to renaming the hymen. After the jump, some suggestions that were probably rejected … Keep reading »

Photographer Mom Dressed Baby Up Like Hitler And Other Dictators

I like art a whole lot. And I love living in a country where people can create any kind of artwork they want without fear of being thrown in prison or killed. I’m guessing Nina Maria Kleivan, a Danish-Norwegian photographer, feels the same way. Eleven years ago, Kleivan created a series of photos of her infant daughter dressed as the world’s cruelest dictators, like Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Idi Amin, Benito Mussolini and Saddam Hussein.

It begs the question: why, oh why, would a mother dress her baby up like Hitler? Keep reading »

You Can’t Say That On Television: Networks Nix The V-Word In Tampon Ads

Earlier this week Kotex released sassy new commercials advertising its pads and tampons — but advertising agency JWT butted heads with three broadcast TV stations that wouldn’t let them say a very naughty, shameful word.

Yes, even though your grandma has seen “The Vagina Monologues,” when it comes to your secret special lady place, TV prefers feminine hygiene commercials use a cutesy euphemism like “down there” instead of saying “vagina.” (And two networks weren’t keen to air an ad referring to a lady’s “down there,” either.) Keep reading »

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