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Can A Woman Write Porn And Still Call Herself A Feminist?

Just wait until the real feminists hear about this. A pornographic German novel so graphic it’s caused people to faint at public readings will be published in the UK next month, and it was written by a woman — a woman who calls herself a feminist. Charlotte Roche’s Wetlands shot to the top of Amazon’s worldwide best-seller list last year when it was first published in Germany. Featuring an 18-year-old heroine who explicitly reveals her sex life and “has a totally creative attitude towards her body,” the novel has provoked a debate over whether Roche can call herself a feminist while writing porn. “Men think they can be disgusting and sexual and stuff, and now I’ve shown them that women can do the same,” Roche has said. “I am very much for pornography.” The novel is an example of an increasingly popular genre: chicks who write racy erotic stories, including the bestselling The Sexual Life of Catherine M, an explicit memoir by the respected Parisian art critic Catherine Millet, and The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl by Belle de Jour, a book that started as an anonymous blog.

So what do you think? Can a woman write porn and still call herself a feminist? [Telegraph] Keep reading »

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For January 24-25th 2009

Saturday

  • “Burn Notice” on USA at 9 am
  • “Miss America: Countdown to the Crown” on TLC from 9 am to 1 pm
  • “Unconventional Births” on Discovery Health at 10 am
  • “Best Week Ever” on VH1 at 11 am
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    Quickies!: Vogue Trashes Sienna Miller, Oscar Movies Leaked Online, & NeNe And Kim Are BFF’s Again

  • The new documentary “The September Issue” follows Vogue editor Anna Wintour as she completes an issue of the magazine while trashing its cover girl, Sienna Miller. [Perez Hilton]
  • Public proposals seem really awakrd. And restaurateurs, maitre d’s, chefs and waiters agree that it is a bad idea. [Dear Sugar]
  • A ladies man explains why he’d fight to be monogamous. [Your Tango]
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    Gift For Gab: Your Best Comments For The Week Of January 23rd 2009

    We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say, you bitches crack us up! So in honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the Internet, we’re giving away prizes! Each week well award five of you an awesome internet chatty Cathy’s a little something special. This weeks winner’s will receive the Dumped! Fun and Games Activity Book. So, without further adieu, here are the lucky winners of this week’s Gift For Gab…

    Friskiest Pet Owner
    Abarita in Dealbreaker: The Guy Who Hated Dogs
    Abarita shows us Iggy Pop’s probable inspiration for “I Wanna Be Your Dog:”

    ”My boyfriend says he doesn’t like small dogs (I have a yorkie/maltese), but when he comes home from work who does he give kisses to first? Yes, that’s right, my dog! Perhaps if I got down on all fours…hmm.”

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    Obama Used For Anti-Choice Ad

    The anti-choice organization, CatholicVote.org has put together this advertisement which argues against abortion using Obama as its proof that abortion is wrong. After all, IMAGINE THE POTENTIAL. If Barack Obama had been aborted, he would have never been President and…wait…defended Roe V. Wade. Uh, okay, whatever. Anyway, if Obama has been aborted, he wouldn’t have been President, and then the universe would be screwed, and the American people wouldn’t have a rock star hottie for a leader, so therefore abortion is wrong! But wait, let’s imagine the potential of other coulda-been-aborted people — Adolf Hitler, Osama bin Laden, Spencer Pratt…the argument goes both way, peeps. [AdFreak] Keep reading »

    The Beyonce Spoofs Continue

    There were plenty of interpretations of Beyonce’s song “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” so it’s nice that “If I Were A Boy” is finally getting some parody love. In this video, Pinocchio ponders what it would be like to be a real boy. Keep reading »

    What You Never Knew You Needed: Noodle Eater Hair Guard

    A few years ago, I had a terrible haircutting accident that resulted in a most unfortunate mullet. I tried various ways of camouflaging the mullet — headbands, scarves, hats, hiding my head inside a pillowcase — without much success. Finally, I came to the realization that if I ever hoped to look normal again, I’d have to cut off my hair and start all over again, and so, just two days before my 30th birthday, I got the shortest pixie cut ever. It’s been nearly 2 ½ years since that fateful day, and after a few brief pit stops at various short styles, my hair is finally long enough again that I can worry about getting it in food while I eat. Thankfully, rather than go back to my short cut, there’s this handy dandy Noodle Eater’s Hair Guard that will effectively keep my hair out of my lunch. Sure, I could just wear a headband or pull it back, but neither of those options makes a statement quite like the Noodle Eater’s Hair Guard does, which, of course, says, “Yeah, my hair’s long now, so suck it.” [via Interior Design Boom] Keep reading »

    The Obamas Are Into WHAT???

    Listen, I’m not going to attempt to explain this video. What does it all mean? I have no clue. One thing is for sure. It’s fascinating. On Fox 2 News in Detroit, a sexpert takes to the airwaves for a segment called “The Love Doctor” to reveal what the intimate relationship of Michelle and Barack Obama is really like. Kiki T has already gone there, but I’m down for a second opinion. Fox’s sexpert says there’s a lot of affection between them. “They do a lot of touching,” she says, “kissing,” she continues, “even fisting.” WHAT??? What did she just say??? She said fisting! Wait, does she mean fisting or fisting? Whichever, I can’t imagine George and Laura did a lot of that in the White House. Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Brad Forgot To Zip His Fly, The U.K.’s Best Mommy & Kanye Wants To Do Bisexual Porn

  • Brad Pitt was out and about with his zipper down. Didn’t Angie check him out before he left the house? [DListed]
  • Mother of the Year! Shelley Price tells a mother effing newspaper all about how she’s never loved her 11-year-old daughter Catherine and them makes her pose for a miserable looking photograph. [Daily Mail U.K.]
  • Today is the first anniversary of Heath Ledger’s death. He was nominated for an Academy Award this morning for his work as The Joker in “The Dark Knight.” Check out the full list of nominees. [Oscar.com]
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    Ty Makes Sasha And Malia Dolls

    Ty, the toy company that makes Beanie Babies, recently released dolls named “Sweet Sasha” (left) and “Marvelous Malia” (right) as part of their TyGirlz Collection. The company, based outside of Chicago in Oak Brook, IL, said they chose those names because “they are beautiful names,” rather than because they’re the names of the First Daughters. “There’s nothing on the dolls that refers to the Obama girls,” said spokesperson Tania Lundeen. “It would not be fair to say they are exact replications of these girls. They are not.” Clearly — the real Obama girls are way cuter. [AP] Keep reading »

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