Category Archives: News

From women’s health to feminism to politics – news that’s real and relevant to you.

The Daily Squeeze: Carla Bruni’s Increasing Value, Video Games, And A Sick Hamster

  • A nude photo of French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy from 1993 sold at Christie’s auction house yesterday for $91,000 — more than 20 times its expected price. And Carla has improved her Amazon.com sales rank significantly since we first reported on her relationship with Nicolas. Back in December, her album No Promises was 12,718, while today it’s 5,035. [Reuters and Amazon.com]
  • Keep reading »

    The Next-To-Last Hot Guy Got Voted Off American Idol

    Jason Castro, you’re the only one left representin’ hot dudes who can sing cheesy songs about love and faith and dreams. [AmericanIdol.com] Keep reading »

    Kids Who Have Sex Young Don’t Use Much Contraception

    We could never figure out why Jamie Lynn Spears didn’t just go on birth control when she decided to start having sex. Yes, it’s totally possible that she was on the pill and didn’t take as directed — eight out of 100 women will get pregnant each year if they don’t follow the instructions — but a survey by the Crisis Pregnancy Agency in Ireland found that first sex among adolescents was linked to low use of contraception (and high levels of regret). [The Press Association, U.K.] Keep reading »

    Chastity Belts For Massage Therapists

    Masseuses in Indonesia’s East Java province have been asked by the local government to wear a lock on their pants in an attempt to curb prostitution. Aren’t you curious who keeps the keys? Some people don’t think this is a brilliant idea: “It is not the right way to prevent promiscuity,” said Meuthia Hatta, state minister for women’s empowerment. “It insults women as if they are the ones in the wrong.” [News.com.au] Keep reading »

    Real Chick Lit: Confessions Of A Female Cabbie

    Melissa Plaut, author of Hack: How I Stopped Worrying About What To Do With My Life and Started Driving a Yellow Cab talks about passengers’ pick-up lines, fare beaters, and sex in the backseat.

    How’d you start driving a cab, anyway?
    I was about to turn 29 and had been laid off from my corporate office job, which was never fulfilling. I was collecting my unemployment benefits and thinking about what I was going to do for the rest of my life, and it was sending me into a panic. Finally I realized that I didn’t know whether I was ever going to be able to do any one thing with the rest of my life. Instead, I decided that I would live my life as a series of adventures, and my first would be getting behind the wheel of a yellow cab.
    Keep reading »

    Top Ten Movie Crushes

    This list was very hard to compile because we kept thinking of more and more to add, so maybe there will be a part two. In any case, here are the ten movie characters we’ve had raging crushes on. Not including Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing because that’s just a given. Add your own in the comments!

    1. “JAKE RYAN”, Sixteen Candles
    Keep reading »

    Hey, What’s It Like Being A Lingerie Designer?

    Would you take your clothes off for Kathryn Hull? The budding twenty-something designer of Deshabille Lingerie sits down with The Frisky to discuss who’s wearing her panties, creative freedom, and whether romance is alive and kicking.

    Why underthings?
    Honestly, I designed clothes for various companies for years and I found that I personally loved to wear black and grey colors with simple and classic silhouettes without a lot of trims and crap. But, when I designed I gravitated towards lace, pink silks, and uber feminine fabrics and color palette. I had this internal struggle and so I began to think…what can I do with this? How and where can one wear this?
    Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Raids, Awkward Moments, And The End

  • Apparently some wives in the Philippines were sick of their husbands spending time in Quezon City’s sex dens, so they tipped off the police. So far, 15 establishments have been raided and more than 200 sex workers have been rescued. [Philippine Daily Inquirer]
  • Office works around Peterborough, England, are unsure as to whether they should kiss or shake hands when they greet clients and colleagues of the opposite sex. A poll showed that 19 percent had clashed faces with a client or coworker when aiming to kiss opposite cheeks, and six percent had accidentally groped a colleague or client when one had gone in for a kiss and the other a handshake. Awkward. [PeterboroughToday.co.uk]
  • Think you might be in the wrong relationship? Check out this list. [Radar]
  • Keep reading »

    Carrie & Co. Still Out Clubbing In Their 70s

    We love Bea Arthur, Charlotte Rae, Sally Struthers, and the chick who played Mona on Who’s The Boss?. We love Sex and the City. Combining them all is near perfection. [Good Vibrations Blog] Keep reading »

    Gossip Girl Ads Go For Text Speak

    Check out the new print ad for Gossip Girl. I’m not entirely convinced this particular one is real, because I saw a similar version in my Us Weekly yesterday that only said “OMG” not “OMFG”, but whatever, I can’t find that one online. And this one has CHUCK, who’s hot. [Jossip] Keep reading »

    • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

    • HowAboutWe

    • Popular