“That’s bad for women!” “Is this bad for women?” “Bad for women!” “Bad for women!” Blagh!
“Bad for women” seems to be the catchphrase used by the blogosphere to describe anything that may have a less than fabulous impact on women’s lives. Needless to say, while some of the arguments may be valid, this phrase has been worn out. After the jump, nine people and things that, ZOMG, might be baaaaad for women. Keep reading »
Obama is looking at that Brazilian’s booty like she’s the answer to the economic crisis. Hardly! Click here to read why this pic is totes misleading — not that we would blame him for lookin’. Keep reading »
God, Sarah Palin hates Levi Johnston so much right now: the father of the Alaska (soon-to-be-former) governor’s only grandchild gabbed to reporters last night that she stepped down as Alaska’s governor before her term is up so she could make more money.
The sexy-dumb hockey player, who has kept busy since the election gossiping with Tyra Banks and posing shirtless in GQ, claimed that he heard Palin bemoan the family’s financial situation back in December. According to Johnston, the governor allegedly said “how nice it would be to take some of this money people have been offering us and just run with it, and saying forget everything else.”
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Sacha Baron Cohen has never been known as one to tread lightly on delicate issues such as race, religion or sexuality, and the newly released “Bruno” proves no exception. Playing Bruno, a dopey gay Austrian fashion commentator and overall clown, Cohen faces (or more accurately flings himself and awkwardly tackles) controversy on all fronts. Knowing that reactions to the highly anticipated film would be strong, we at The Frisky decided to stay up late and attend the opening night midnight showing and get firsthand reactions from audience members. Staying up was easy, but recovering from our shock and regaining the ability to speak after the barrage of awkward and uncomfortable comedy was another matter entirely. What people thought of the movie, after the jump. Keep reading »
I was so excited on Monday when Wes Hayden finally got the boot on Monday night’s episode of “The Bachelorette,” after Jillian Harris finally realized he was “there for the wrong reasons” (drink, bitches!). And after Wes got the boot, he seemingly admitted that he did have a girlfriend, as had been suspected and hinted at all season. Well now that he’s off the show, Cowboy Wes is singing a different tune…
In an impossibly long (85 minutes!) podcast interview with Reality Steve — I only made it through, like, 75% of it — Wes covers a lot of ground. Much of what he discusses in the first half of the interview is related to Pilot Jake. To be honest, Wes seems pretty sincere, and given that I found Jake to be suspiciously fake himself, I might even believe him. Crazy, I know. One thing is for sure — I am VERY excited to see these two duke it out on “The Men Tell All.” Feel free to listen to the whole interview here, but after the jump, the 12 most interesting tidbits…
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Dominatrix and fetish/bondage model Mz Berlin, whose real name appeared in a story in the San Francisco Weekly even after she asked for anonymity, has been denied the right to visit her 8-year-old son. After her ex-husband read the article about her, err, habits he asked the courts to take away Mz Berlin’s visitation rights. He said he’s worried about their son’s safety. Keep reading »
Evian wants to make you feel as good as a baby rollerblading to “Rapper’s Delight.” Umm, what? The French mineral water company recently posted an ad online featuring a bunch of CGI babies flipping and rollerblading around bottles. The company boasts that Evian’s “pure and mineral-balanced” water “supports your youth.” Sorry, but if there’s not some special youth hormone in that bottle, than it’s just regular H2O. Am I the only one who thinks this video is totally creepy? And who has The Sugarhill Gang stuck in my head? [Daily Mail]
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A year and a half ago, my mother had a kidney transplant. Undoubtedly, it was one of the scariest days of my life, but I’m certain my entire family would endure it again. To have my mom healthy and alive and to have received the gift of life from a complete stranger was a miracle. In the 19 months since my mom’s surgery, medicine has made leaps towards making sure any patient in need of a transplant will not die waiting for an organ. That latest advancement ended three days ago—when a 16-way kidney swap took place in four different hospitals across the country and saved eight lives. Still, the road to getting a transplant is never easy and, in my personal situation, it was a yearlong battle between science, my mom, and the donor waiting list. Keep reading »
A lot of people are happy that Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, but Emily Bazelon from Slate found someone in particular who is pretty psyched: the only woman presently sitting on the Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
Ever since Justice Sandra Day O’Connor retired three years ago, Ginsberg has represented the XX chromosomes on the most important bench in the country with her colleagues—eight men. She spoke with Bazelon for the New York Times‘ Sunday magazine about why the Supreme Court should have more women on it, why women might judge differently than men do, and her concerns about reproductive rights and the legality of abortion.
We collected nine bits of Ginsberg-ian wisdom, after the jump. [The New York Times Magazine] Keep reading »