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Fertility And The Affections Of Men

Deborah Anderson and her colleagues, who looked at Coca-Cola as a spermicide, weren’t the only ones awarded an Ig Nobel Prize by the Annals of Improbably Research magazine. Geoffrey Miller, an associate professor of psychology at the University of New Mexico received an Ig Nobel for his work studying female fertility. He and his colleagues studied the earnings of 18 exotic dancers and learned that the women’s earnings increased by at least $100 per five-hour shift when the women were their most fertile. “I have heard, anecdotally, that some lap dancers have scheduled shifts based on this research,” Miller said. We’re thinking that if strippers, er…exotic dancers saw this much of a difference in male “affection” based on their fertility, we should really only go on dates when we’re in our “fertile window.” Only that would also mean that if things went well on said dates, we’d also have the greatest chance of getting pregnant during that time. I guess a girl can’t have everything. [LiveScience] Keep reading »

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For October 4-5th 2008

There isn’t much on TV this Saturday, except “Saturday Night Live” featuring Tina Fey as Governor Sarah Palin. Sunday evening is definitely the night for must watch TV. I can’t wait to see my honey Stephen Moyer on “True Blood.” Keep reading »

Quickies!: Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal Might Break Up

  • Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal might be on the rocks due to difficulties in their current long-distance relationship. [The Superficial]
  • Lauren Conrad and Justin Bobby?!?!? Rumors are flying, and Audrina takes to her blog. [Perez Hilton]
  • Holly Madison made out with one of Brody Jenner’s friends (no sex) the other night at Coco Deville in Hollywood. [What Would Tyler Durden Do?]
  • Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky will be married tonight in New York City at Le Cirque. [New York Post]
  • Investment banker apparently offering his “gay virginity” for money. [College Candy]
  • Ten supposed ways to cause the elusive female ejaculation. [Daily Bedpost]
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    Five Things You Should Know About Jacqueline Susann

    All this talk of mixing pills and booze has got me thinking about one of my favorite trashy novelists, Jacqueline Susann, a writer who has seemed to escape the attention of many modern women (well, at least every other woman at The Frisky). Susann is best known for penning “Valley of the Dolls”, loosely based on her own life (it also spawned a terrible movie and a short-lived TV series), but she also wrote two other books that sit on my nightstand — “Once Is Not Enough” and “The Love Machine”. I’m not going to pretend like all three aren’t basically the exact same book, about a group of female friends who drink, do drugs, and have sex during the ’60s — Susann was definitely a one-trick pony, but she was good at all that debauchery. I decided to read up on some facts about the original trashy beach read writer — all the scandalous info, after the jump… Keep reading »

    To Eat Yoplait Yogurt Or Not, That Is The Question

    Yesterday, we told you that sending in your Yoplait yogurt lids was an easy way to contribute to the fight against breast cancer — at the very least, those pink lids make you think about the disease every day when you eat your breakfast. However, we just want to make it clear that we don’t want you to start downing yogurt like it’s you’re job. Some organizations are against Yoplait’s Save Lids to Save Lives campaign, saying that the company uses milk from cows treated with an artificial growth hormone, which increases their milk production. Breast cancer is a health concern associated with the hormone’s use, but right now there is no clearcut evidence. We think you can decide for yourselves if you want to eat Yoplait, but if you are going to do so, you might as well send in your lids. Keep reading »

    “Bride Wars”: “Mean Girls” For Grown Women!

    Do you ever feel old while watching movies like “Mean Girls” or shows like “Gossip Girl” and “90210″ because you’re completely out of the characters’ age range? Sometimes I do. I think to myself, “Why is this stuff so entertaining to me? I don’t have these issues anymore. Am I losing precious brain cells by watching fluff?” Well now we can enjoy bitchy entertainment without remembering our age, thanks to a little movie called “Bride Wars.” Keep reading »

    We See Chick Flicks: Rachel Getting Married

    I’m not gonna lie; part of why I wanted to see this movie is that it had my name in it. I didn’t read much, if anything about it, aside from seeing the poster, so I will tell you right off what I didn’t know until the film started: this is not really a chick flick, at least, in the sense of feel-good, “Sex and the City”-style romance. It’s dark and intense, and will make you cry…unless you have a heart of stone. But the humor here is highlighted by the otherwise intense drama (aka, a dramedy). It is a chick flick in that it centers around two sisters, whose bond is intense, combative, and holds lots of longtime hurt.

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    VP Debate: 15 Random Things We Noticed About Sarah Palin

    Last night’s Vice-Presidential debate was some good TV! The back-and-forths between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin were perhaps a little more restrained than we expected or hoped for, but they both definitely made an impression. Palin especially, who had a series of bad interview clips with Katie Couric making the rounds in the days leading up to the debate. While she was clearly rehearsed and prepared, there were some great Palin moments that stuck out as especially memorable for this fanatic. Those, after the jump… [CNN Debate Transcript]
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    The Daily Squeeze: No Sex In Space Movie & Male Birds’ Singing

  • Virgin Galactic, the company planning on taking wealthy tourists to the edge of the atmosphere, has turned down a $1 million-offer for a sex-in-spacce movie. [Fox news]
  • The Indian Health Minister wants to legalize homosexuality, which is currently a crime with the punishment of life in prison, so that they can focus on fighting HIV/AIDS. [Medical News Today]
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    Quickies!: Angelina Jolie Could Win An Oscar For Changeling

  • Angelina Jolie hasn’t been nominated for an Oscar since winning Best Supporting Actress for “Girl, Interrupted” in 2000, but her performance in “Changeling” might change all of that. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Lots of celebrities have said how scary they think Sarah Palin is, but only the ever-dramatic Diddy would turn it into the “Blair Witch Project.” [Perez Hilton]
  • Larry Flynt has produced an X-rated movie using an adult film actress who resembles Sarah Palin. [Daily News]
  • Rumor has it Kim Kardashian was eliminated from “Dancing With the Stars” because producers suspected her of cheating. [Media Takeout]
  • Why does Brandy keep making albums when she hasn’t been entertaining since 1997? [Popbytes]
  • I’d be embarrassed to wear this even on a Paris runway. [Candy Kirby]
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