Jessica Wakeman

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“[People are coming out against the label [“feminist”]? Wow. I guess I’m not aware of that. What that means to me is that you don’t let your gender define who you are — you can be who you want to be, whether you’re a man, a woman, a boy, a girl, whatever. However you want… READ MORE »


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Darren Wilson is the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on Saturday afternoon, Ferguson’s police chief announced today. The department has withheld Officer Wilson’s name this entire week amidst protests. Wilson is a six-year veteran of the police force and has had no prior disciplinary… READ MORE »


News

Someone at the Oxford Engilsh Dictionary is a feisty feminist: both “douchebag” and “mansplain” have been added to the publication, confirming their place in our lexicon. So, next time I grumble about how you can open up the dictionary to the word “mansplain” and see a picture of Bill Maher, he might actually be… READ MORE »


Style

This week, the retro fashion shopping site ModCloth made a public commitment to transparency in the media by signing a pledge let customers know if they Photoshop their models.

The Heroes Pledge for Advertisers, which is a campaign of the Brave Girls Alliance, asks companies to commit to informing users if they tangibly… READ MORE »


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America, and quite possibly the world, is going to hell in a handbasket — but, hey, Reese Witherspoon went to a fancy party in Capri and it looks like she had fun! What are those moves called, Reese?! I highly recommend watching the entire video at TMZ — she appears to be dancing… READ MORE »


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The cinematic masterpiece that is sure to be “Fifty Shades Of Grey” is still a long way off (February 2015) but you can get your kinky sex fix now with … wait for it, kittens. Yes, the erotic love affair of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey is reenacted by teeny-weeny beh beh kittehs (and their… READ MORE »


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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s one-year-old daughter North West made her “modeling debut” in ex-French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld’s new fashion mag CR Fashion Book, clad in a Chanel sweater and purse. [Daily Mail UK]
“Today” show anchor Savannah Guthrie gave birth yesterday to her first child, a baby girl named Vale. READ MORE »


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What horrors could await the precious ninth-grade snowflakes of the Cape Henlopen School District in Delaware after they read The Miseducation Of Cameron Post, a YA novel about a gay teen? Concerned parents were not about to find out! Back in June, the board had removed Cameron Post from the list. After some negative attention and… READ MORE »


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Two Hollywood legends passed this week — Robin Williams, 63, on Monday morning, and Lauren Bacall, 89, on Tuesday night. They died in extremely different ways, but both were household names who’d been in numerous iconic films. These two deaths are being handled very differently — Bacall’s obituaries and remembrances are far more focused on… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Public Service Announcement: if you accidentally lodge a sex toy in one of your orifices, GO TO THE DOCTOR. A 50-year-old London man died this past December from septic shock after he waited five long days to remove a dildo he’d lodged into his rectum.  Nigel Willis was too embarrassed to go see a doctor,… READ MORE »


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It’s not just women who are at risk of being hurt if they stand up to street harassment: a man in Philadelphia was attacked and knocked unconscious when he tried to stop a car full of men from catcalling a group of women. NBC Philadelphia reported that a 39-year-old man visiting from Texas saw several… READ MORE »


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Last night, Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda announced she is abandoning Twitter — although the account is still up — after at least two users posted digitally altered photos claiming to be the body of her dead father. (The accounts spreading the images have since been suspended.) On Zelda’s Instagram account, she also said she… READ MORE »


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Lauren Bacall, a legendary Hollywood actress who appeared in “How To Marry A Millionaire” and “The Big Sleep,” has been reported dead at 89, according to TMZ. A family source told the gossip site that the actress suffered a stroke. A former model, Bacall had been married to the actors Humphrey Bogart, her co-star in… READ MORE »


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The Oberbayern nightclub on the Spanish island of Marjora distributed T-shirts over the summer that showed a man shoving a “problem” woman. In one panel, a man and woman stand side by side with the caption “Problem?” In the next panel, the man is pushing the woman down and the caption reads… READ MORE »


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What does a woman’s past sexual experience have to do with her teaching skills? Just about everything! That’s why the education department in Sao Paolo, Brazil gets all up in the ladybusiness of potential female employees. According to women’s rights activists in Brazil, as cited by The Washington Post, women are required to prove their… READ MORE »


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Remember when two teenaged boys from Steubenville High School were sentenced for sexual assaulting a 16-year-old girl and all CNN could do was mourn about how these two boys’ lives were “destroyed”? It was a rather disgusting display of where some people’s priorities lie: as the judge rendered a guilty verdict towards two young sexual… READ MORE »


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As news of Robin Williams death at 63 from suicide spreads around the world, loved ones are remembering the actor, who by all accounts was one of the nicest people with whom anyone had ever worked. During a live taping of his show “Conan” early yesterday evening, a visibly stunned Conan O’Brien announced the death of his… READ MORE »


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Robin Williams had checked into the Hazeldon Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota in June to help with a “deep, dark depression” and his ongoing struggles with alcohol addiction. Williams had battled an addiction to cocaine in the past, but had had long periods of sobriety. Yesterday in announcing the actor’s death from suicide, Williams’ READ MORE »



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