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Female Bloggers Ask, Is Taylor Swift Bad For Women?

Let me start off by saying a few things: I’m a feminist; I love Taylor Swift; and I also respect the minds of bloggers Kate Harding of Broadsheet and Amanda Hess of The Sexist.

But I really disagree with both of them, as well as with Sady Doyle on Bitch magazine’s She Pop blog, about Taylor Swift, specifically how detrimental it supposedly is that Swift’s songs “reinforce some not-so-woman-friendly stereotypes in extremely annoying ways,” as Harding wrote.

I know. Heavy stuff for a Monday. Keep reading »

Does “SNL” Think Domestic Violence Against Tiger Woods Is Funny?


I had uncomfortable feelings about this “Saturday Night Live” skit where Kenan Thompson and Blake Lively make fun of Elin Nordegren allegedly beating up Tiger Woods. Ever since the Woods/Nordegren shiz-nit went down over Thanksgiving, I’ve been noodling a blog post about how I’ve heard and read nothing condemning Nordegren’s what-sounds-a-lot-like domestic violence against her husband and the fact that he seems to be covering for her. Keep reading »

Quotable: Tracy Morgan Has Ideas For Your Placenta

“The first day I met [Tracy Morgan], I had a small Afro, and he was like, ‘You know, if you want to get dreads, you should get your girl pregnant and put the placenta in your hair.’ And I was like, ‘What the f**k are you talking about?’ But from that point on, I thought, ‘Any brain that can make that up needs to be studied.’”

—Donald Glover, “Community” star and ex-writer for “30 Rock.” Did we mention he’s only 26? Wonder if he’s single … [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Taylor Swift Is Kinderwhore Chic

Well, look who was on the cover of “T,” The New York Times Style Magazine this weekend! It’s our favorite songstress, Taylor Swift, all dressed up in couture kinderwhore. Sniff! Courtney Love would be so proud. [T] Keep reading »

Poll: Would You Pray More At “Hip” House Of Worship, Like A Bar?

Would you attend a house of worship more if it were at a "hip" location?

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Frisky Friday Roundup: What Did The Cool Kids Read This Week?

What had the cool girls muffling their laughter in the cubicle this week? These were the most popular stories of the week on The Frisky:

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Most Read: Don’t You Know Who I Am? 10 Celebs Go Unrecognized
Most Re-Tweeted-ed: 10 Freaky Hello Kitty Products Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Mom Gives Birth In An Airplane!

  • A kick-ass new mommy gave birth today at 30,000 feet! The mother went into labor on a flight between Chicago and Salt Lake City and a doctor on board helped with delivery before the plane made an emergency landing in Denver. Congratulations! [MSNBC]
  • Dr. LeRoy Carhart has started again performing late-term abortions (up to 24 weeks/six months) at his Omaha clinic after the May murder of Dr. George Tiller by an anti-abortion extremist. In Nebraska, abortions after a fetus is viable outside the womb are illegal, except to save the life of the mother. Still, Carhart has become a new focus of abortion opponents. “[Protesters] have never targeted me more,” Carhart said. “But to me, the most dangerous response would be for me to stop what I am doing. The thought that killing Tiller might also succeed in closing another clinic—that’s my main reason for keeping open.” [New York Times]
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Liz Lemon Vs. The High-Def Camera

Oh, to be a fly on the wall in some beer-drenched frat house full of peeps who don’t understand “30 Rock” is satire. In last night’s episode, Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) went for Lasig surgery—that’s an off-brand Lasik—and got her hair did in a ferocious new ‘do, all to look TV-ready for Jack’s new show, “Dealbreakers.” It backfired, of course, and that was even before the high-definition camera. [Hulu] Keep reading »

All Men Really Do Look At Porn, Apparently

We’re sure lots of guys jumped to attention when they learned the University of Montreal was going to conduct a “pornography study.” Unfortunately, no one got to help out Professor Simon Louis Lajeunesse with his research! You see, the professor had hoped to research how relationships between men and women are affected after a man who has never seen porn gets hooked on the stuff. One small problem. “We started our research seeking men in their twenties who had never consumed pornography but we couldn’t find any,” Lajeunesse said. He didn’t flush out what “consumed” means—they had seen it? they jerk off to it?—but I guess it shouldn’t be surprising either way. Everyone, after all, receives emails daily promising “HOT WET FRESHMAN SLUTS” one click away.

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“Sexy” Nativity Scene In Shop Window Pisses Off L.A.

The people of Los Angeles have their panties in a knot after Madison, a clothing store on Robertson Boulevard, scoffed at good taste and depicted a “sexy nativity scene” in their store windows. The Virgin Mary lies in the hay with her legs provocatively posed, the baby Jesus sits nestled in her lap, and the pair is surrounded by wise men. All are wearing items from the store, of course! “The way they have presented Mary in a very provocative position with a baby in her crotch, and that baby is supposed to be Jesus … no,” said one woman who complained to KTLA-TV. Keep reading »

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