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Did Romney’s Campaign Steal Its Logo From Robinson BMX?

2012 Election
All of The Frisky's posts about the 2012 election. Read More »

Well, it sort of appears so. Wonder who tipped the Romney/Ryan team to the idea — I’m guessing it was one of Romney’s five hot sons…

The Soapbox: Where Helen Gurley Brown Got Feminism Wrong

RIP: Helen Gurley Brown
Cosmopolitan's founding editor has passed away at age 90. Read More »
HGB: Fun and Fearless
Helen Gurley Brown photo
Ten fun and fearless facts about Helen Gurley Brown Read More »
Helen Booted From Cosmo
How Helen Gurley Brown got booted from Cosmopolitan mag. Read More »

When Helen Gurley Brown passed away earlier this week at the age of 90, female journalists and writers came out en masse to laud Brown for her contributions to the sexual liberation of women and heralded her a feminist icon.

It’s true that Brown’s incredible 32-year reign at Cosmopolitan marked a sea change for women’s publications, offering a fresh, sexually liberated image of women “having it all” (which in Brown’s world meant sex, money and power). Brown wanted women to harness their femininity to get ahead, and many took to her female-forward, pro-sex message. But let’s not pretend Helen Gurley Brown’s “stiletto feminism” — to borrow a phrase from Washington Post writer Kathleen Parker — wasn’t also problematic. Keep reading »

Cinnabon, You Have Failed Us With Your Pizzabon

Be My Boyfriend: Pizza Guy
This guy ate 362 slices of pizza. We want to eat him. Read More »
Pizza Party Rap
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When I heard that Cinnabon had created a new snack treat to add to its gooey cinnamon bun empire, I was thrilled. Then I found out it was a pizza-oriented treat called a Pizzabon. Double thrilled! But then I saw the Pizzabon, and deep snackappointment (that’s snack disappointment, if you’ve never experienced it before) set in. This was not the pizza-cum-cinnamon bun treat I had envisioned. Cinnabon, with all its cinnamon bun technology, had failed to capitalize on the unique swirl shape inherent in its product. Allow me to illustrate how they failed, after the jump… Keep reading »

Wear Your Annoying Feminism Around Your Neck!

Feminist Sweater
Tavi's got a sweater with the "f word" on it. Feminist, that is! Read More »
Frisky Feminism!
Everything The Frisky has ever written about feminism! Read More »

Sick of having the same-old-same-old convo with your misogynist friends and neighbors? Tired of always having to explain to your nearest and dearest how your annoying feminism is an inflexible, static part of your political worldview? Then maybe you need to cut to the chase and get one of these “Feminist Killjoy” necklaces. Made by Etsy shop It Was Me, the Feminist Killjoy necklace gets right to the point and says what everyone’s thinking anyway. As the folks at It Was Me explain, “Do you stop watching television shows when they disrespectfully portray trans women? Did you tell your boyfriend he wasn’t getting any until he paid for half of your birth control? Do you resent rape culture with every fiber of your being? Well, there maaaaay be a chance that you are a feminist. Perhaps even a humorless one. A FEMINIST KILLJOY!” Plus, a portion of the proceeds go to Planned Parenthood and the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund.  So you can put your feminist killjoy money where your feminist killjoy mouth is. [$32, Etsy]

The Good, The Bad & The WTF: The “Cosmopolis” (Starring Rob Pattinson!) Premiere

The premiere for Rob Pattinson’s new, David Cronenberg-directed film “Cosmopolis,” was last night, and dozens of ladies vying for the role of Robert Pattinson new GF turned out for the affair. But what all you Twihards really want to know is how are our venerated sparkle vamp is doing. Judging from the Gucci suit he’s sporting, he appears to be adjusting to life post-K-Stew just fine. “Cosmopolis” is a bit of a departure for ol’ Robbie — he plays a billionaire hedge fund dude whose day begins to unravel over the course of several hours. Check out his look — along with the rest of the premiere attendees — above!

RPattz On "The Daily Show"
What did he tell Jon Stewart about the breakup? Read More »
Rob Moves Out
Robert Pattinson photo
Robert Pattinson moves out amidst Kristen Stewart cheating scandal. Read More »
Twihards React
robsten is unbroken
The Twihards have some very strong opinions about K-Stew cheating. Read More »

This Girl Has Nails On Her Nails!

It took me a minute to figure out what was going on with these nails, but holy Christ, they are Dr. Evil nails. As in, that woman’s pinky has a pinky on it, which is a very Xzibit meme kind of thing to do. Like, “Yo dawg, I heard you liked nails, so we put some nails on your nails so you could nail while you nail.” [Kaleigh O'Connor]

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