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For Saudi Women, Lingerie Shopping Sucks

When I first started developing in the chest department, my mother dragged me to Victoria’s Secret’s semi-annual sale to get measured so I would have proper fitting undergarments. I absolutely hated the experience. How embarrassing to strip down and have a stranger measure your assets! Luckily, I grew up, and bra shopping is no longer awkward. For women in Saudi Arabia, however, the experience is still an uncomfortable one.

The people who work in lingerie stores are largely male, contrary to a law that has been in effect since 2006 saying that only female staff can be employed in women’s stores. There are a few reasons that it hasn’t been enforced: employing women would mean even more than 10 percent of the countries male population would be unemployed, and many in the religious establishment oppose allowing women to work in places where men and women can mix, such as malls. Keep reading »

Liveblogging “America’s Next Top Model”

Don’t forget! Tonight at 8 pm EST, I’ll be liveblogging yet another episode of that hot mess masquerade they called “America’s Next Top Model.” I need Tyra to do something crazy, and soon. Or I need Mr. Jay to get bitchy with the girls. Everything has been far too nice so far this season. Oh, and will my beloved Cokey last another week? Let us pray! Keep reading »

Quickies!: Robert Pattinson Is Stinky

  • His hair isn’t the only thing Robert Pattinson doesn’t wash. His body odor is driving people on the “New Moon” set crazy, according to a source. [DListed]
  • Okay, so I thought the whole rappers stealing whole movie scenes for their videos was so over. But apparently not because Eminem recreates “Rain Man” for his “We Made You” video. Hopefully he pays homage and doesn’t poke fun at savants. [Perez Hilton]
  • Avril Lavigne describes her first fragrance as “me in a bottle.” So it smells like booze, cigarettes, and a doomed marriage? I wouldn’t want to smell like her or these other celebs. [People]
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    Quote Of The Day: Gloria Steinem On Men & Women’s Roles At Home

    “We’ve demonstrated that women can do what men do, but not yet that men can do what women do. That’s why most women have two jobs — one inside the home and one outside it — which is impossible. The truth is that women can’t be equal outside the home until men are equal in it.”

    – Gloria Steinem, who turns 75 years old today. Happy Birthday Gloria! Keep reading »

    Would You Prefer Brains Or Beauty Or Friendship?

    Last week, we asked you whether you’d want to be called a slut or fat. More of you picked slut over fat (1,573 vs. 689). Obviously, perceived promiscuity is a less hurtful label to Frisky readers than assaults on our appearance, even if we’re playing into archaic ideals. But when it’s a choice of brains versus beauty, women are still conflicted, according to a an Oxygen network poll of more than 2,000 women aged 18 to 34. Keep reading »

    Woman Cuffs Hubby To Bed For Talk, Not Sex

    Yesterday, 37-year old Helen Sun handcuffed herself to her estranged husband to keep him from leaving. Sun told investigators that she just wanted to talk—don’t we all?—and the only way she could get hubby to listen was by tying him up…. Keep reading »

    OctoMom Reality Show Offer, In Exchange For Showing Hers

    Porn giant Vivid Entertainment usually has no problem sealing many deals, but they’re desperate to bed the OctoMom. First, they made her a million dollar offer, plus benefits for all her babies. That deal sounds better than the stimulus package, but while Nadya Suleman is clearly a whore, it’s seemingly just for attention. So, she turned the seven figure XXX offer down. Keep reading »

    Women Who Rock: Benazir Bhutto

    March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.

    BENAZIR BHUTTO (1953-2007)

    Benazir Bhutto was born on June 21, 1953 in Karachi, Pakistan. Her parents were well known politicians — her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was a former prime minister. Bhutto was educated at Harvard and Oxford, studying government and law. She was the first woman to lead Pakistan as a prime minister, serving two terms as leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party. She was only 35 when she was elected to her first term, breaking barriers not only as a woman, but also as being the first woman to lead a Muslim-dominated country. Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Casey Anthony Admits Guilt

  • Cops on the Caylee Anthony murder case have supposedly found a diary in which the tot’s mother Casey admits to killing her. [NationalEnquirer.com]
  • Spring rain showers don’t have to put a damper on your style. All you really need are a cute pair of weather-proof shoes and an umbrella, of course. [Refinery 29]
  • This writer has such a huge cop fetish that she started a blog about sexy law enforcement officers, called Hott Cops. But who exactly is this woman whose family doesn’t even know about her obsession? [Dumb As a Blog]
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    U.S. Government Buys Cheaper, Foreign Condoms

    Would you use a foreign-made condom because it was cheaper than an American-made condom? I know, you’re probably thinking, “Wait, does it matter where my condoms are made?” Perhaps. There was a time when the “Made in America” stamp on a condom box meant its contents were high quality and would perform their function. But the federally-funded United States Agency of International Development, which has distributed an estimated 10 billion condoms overseas, recently chose to replace its contract with Alatech, a condom manufacturer in Alabama, with manufacturers in China and Korea. The overseas condom makers can sell their product to USAID for 2 cents, whereas Alatech sells its condoms for 5 cents. The change came after Congress omitted “buy American” language from a recent appropriations bill. This switch threatens 300 jobs in Eufala, Alabama where Alatech is located, but could it also give the people USAID is trying to help a false sense of security? Keep reading »

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