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New K-Y Commercial Features A Lesbian Couple

I do a lot of grumping and grousing here at The Frisky. But when companies do something awesome, I like to give credit where credit is due. K-Y jelly has some new commercials going on the air in September for it’s K-Y Intense lube and one of them features a lesbian couple. (They’re actors.) The two women are shown in their bedroom talking about their great relationship and then under the covers, post-sex. As blogger Vanessa Valenti wrote on Feministing, “It’s perhaps the only ad I’ve seen referring to lesbians having sex that doesn’t portray them as oversexualized, objectified and not really gay but just performing for dudes’ pleasure.” I couldn’t have put it better. Good job, K-Y, and may your K-Y Intense lubricant be just as amazeballs as you claim! [YouTube via Feministing] Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Jake Gyllenhaal’s Exes Are Laughing At Him

  • Jake Gyllenhaal must have heard a ringing in his ears recently: Reese Witherspoon and Taylor Swift had lunch together last week and dished about their mutual ex. “They talked about how vain and self-aborbed Jake can be,” a source told Us Weekly. “They laughed about it.” Poor Jake. [US Weekly]
  • Remember that hair salon I wrote about yesterday that depicted domestic violence in one of its advertisements? Someone vandalized it. Fluid in Edmonton, Alberta, was tagged with the message, “This is art that is wrongly named violence. That was violence that was wrongly named art.” [The Gloss]
  • Some women just aren’t that into oral sex. [xoJane]

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Evening Quickies: Four-Year-Old Girl Channels Dolly Parton On “Toddlers & Tiaras”

  • What is there to say, really, about a four-year-old girl wearing a padded bra and butt pads while she channels Dolly Parton on “Toddlers & Tiaras”? Her mother wore the same costume as a kid when she competed in pageants and obviously that’s why she thinks sexualizing her four-year-old is A-OK. Excuse me while I bang my head against the wall. [Styleite]
  • Rachel Zoe is talking smack about Brad Goreski, claiming he “used” her and tried to steal her clients after he quit. Ugh, sounds like a Taylor Jacobson redux. I’m just going to tune out. [ONTD]
  • There’s oh-so-many things wrong with this 9/11 memorial coloring book called We Shall Never Forget 9/11: The Kids’ Book of Freedom. [The Week]
  • I’m planning to stalk Jude Law, pounce on him, and shave off that terrible beard. Who’s with me? (Pitchforks and torches discouraged; condoms encouraged.) [Celebuzz]

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Today’s Lady News: FDA Claims Silicone Breast Implants Are Safe

  • The FDA has said silicone breast implants are safe and will stay on the market. However, the chief scientist dealing with implants admitted silicone implants are prone to ruptures, hardening, scarring and pain. Call me crazy, but that doesn’t sound particularly safe. Any Frisky readers with silicone implants want to weigh in? [New York Times]
  • This news should make you nervous: less than one-fifth of OB-GYNs will perform abortions, according to a study of 1,144 OB-GYNs. Nearly one hundred percent of the doctors surveyed said they’d had patients acquire about the procedure, however. Doctors most likely to refuse to provide an abortion were in the South or the Midwest. Interestingly, the most common reason doctors cited for not performing abortions wasn’t that they themselves opposed it, but that their hospital or group practice prohibited it. [Reuters]
  • The founder of Chick beer — that would be premium light beer marketed towards women — explains why women need their own brewskis. Judge for yourself. [Village Voice]

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Condoleezza Rice Tells Dick Cheney To STFU About Crying

“It certainly doesn’t sound like me, now, does it? I would never — I don’t remember coming to the vice president tearfully about anything in the entire eight years that I knew him.”

— Ex-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice politely suggested that ex-VP Dick Cheney STFU after writing in his memoir that she once “tearfully” came into his office upset about work. Cheney wrote about the incident in his new memoir, which is kinda douchey. I have to agree that Condi does not seem like the type to cry at work. Not that there is anything wrong with that if she was! [Reuters] Keep reading »

Hair Salon Defends Domestic Violence-y Ad

“Look good in all that you do” is not a slogan you expect to see next to a woman with a nasty-looking black eye. Then again, no one denies the Fluid hair salon in Edmonton, Alberta, was not trying to shock. The ad depicts a woman with a funky hairdo and a black eye sitting on a couch, while an attractive man in a suit stands behind her holding a diamond necklace. For myself and many others, the ad suggests domestic violence — gratuitous domestic violence, actually, because it’s an ad for a freakin’ hair salon.

Insinuating domestic violence is perfectly within Fluid’s rights, of course, and as to be expected, the salon owner is getting huffy about free speech. Keep reading »

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