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Open Thread: Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Happy Labor Day weekend! This is the post to come check in and connect with your fellow Frisky peeps. What are y’all up to this weekend? What are some of your favorite recipes/dishes to bring to a BBQ? What was the highlight of your summer? What are you looking forward to this fall? I’ll start: I’m staying in New York this weekend, hanging with friends, hitting Coney Island, doing some flea marketing, and hopefully welcoming a new addition into the world (a good friend went into labor today!). The highlight of my summer was moving to Brooklyn, and this fall I’m looking forward to cooler outdoor workouts, a fiction class I’m thinking of taking, and perhaps a trip to New Orleans. Oh, and one of my favorite recipes to bring to BBQs is this easy — but delish — key lime pie. Your turn! Keep reading »

A Senate Candidate Who Is Anti-Masturbation

Christine O’Donnell has all the makings of an East Coast Sarah Palin. She’s a candidate running for the Senate in Delaware. More specifically, she’s a Tea Party member who is challenging Republican Mike Castle in the upcoming primary. For a while, she looked like a longshot, but all of a sudden, she’s picked up a bit of steam. Which has folks very worried because let’s just say that O’Donnell has some pretty extreme views. Years ago, O’Donnell made an appearance on the MTV series “Sex in the ’90s.” The point she wanted to make: masturbation is evil. Keep reading »

Study Of “The New York Times Book Review” Finds More Men Get Novels Reviewed Than Women

Last week, I posted about authors Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner and their reactions to fellow writer Jonathan Franzen’s latest novel, Freedom. They weren’t just rankled that Franzen was lauded on the cover of Time magazine as a “Great American Novelist.” Or even that fact that it made headlines when President Obama snagged an advance copy. Picoult and Weiner were upset that The New York Times Book Review had reviewed Freedom twice in one week.

“Is anyone shocked?” Picoult tweeted. “Would love to see the Times write about authors who aren’t white male literary darlings.” There was a hell of a lot of fallout from this, which, frankly, would be quite lengthy explain; I suggest you read NYmag.com’s thorough recap if this whole story interests you. In any case, while I personally shared Picoult and Weiner’s opinion that female writers are revered less in general from the get-go, as of today there is now hard data to back up their complaint against the Times Book Review. Keep reading »

NY Times Stupefied By Women Who Love Their Small Busts

Holy crap! Believe it or not, there are some women out there who have small boobs and actually like them. Shocked by this notion, The New York Times examines the beguiling trend of A-cups who aren’t trying to be D-cups.

The crux of the article: Small-breasted women are embracing their lack of curves — and specialty lingerie shops have begun to realize that small-boobed women wand to look and feel sexy, too.

Our question: How is this at all news? Women of all body types and shapes should embrace their sexiness — regardless of cup size. And it doesn’t take a NY Times trend story on boobs to know that. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Carla Bruni Told She “Deserves To Die” For Supporting Iranian Woman Sentenced For Adultery

Avid readers of Today’s Lady News have no doubt been following the story of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old Iranian woman who has been sentenced to death for adultery. Ashtiani is accused of cheating on her husband and then conspiring to have him killed; she was sentenced to 99 lashes, which she’s received, and death by stoning. After an international outcry that death by stoning was too cruel, Iran changed the sentence to death by hanging. However, her lawyer also fled Iran to Norway in fear when he learned the government planned to arrest him.

Carla Bruni, the First Lady of France and a musician/model/actress who was known for her colorful sexual escapades before she married President Nicolas Sarkozy, has spoken up for Ashtiani and said no one should be murdered for their sexual behavior. Earlier this week, a state-run newspaper in Iran called Bruni a “prostitute” and then said she “deserves to die” for supporting an “adulteress.” Keep reading »

What Is “Bubbling” And What Does It Have To Do With Porn?

What do you do if you’re horny but your strict religious faith forbids both premarital sex and looking at porn? You use Photoshop. According to BuzzFeed, one Mormon man has found a loophole where he takes photos of women in bikinis and blocks the sexy parts of a woman’s body, which he calls “bubbling.” After the jump, see the photo pre-bubbling: Keep reading »

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