Frisky Reader Revealed: LR52185

Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments—heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind the avatars. So we decided to launch a weekly column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet LR52185, one of our commenters (and a prolific suggester of stories for Today’s Lady News!). Keep reading »

Fashion Flashback: Suffragette Style

Check out this dance troupe striking a pose at a women’s suffrage ball sometime around 1910. With all the recent attacks on women’s rights, this photo makes me want to round up my most politically active girlfriends, sew ourselves some matching outfits, and choreograph a subversive dance dedicated to John Boehner. [via the Library of Congress Flickr Stream] Keep reading »

Model Marquita Pring Prefers Curvy To Plus-Size, Thank You Very Much

“I think the term ‘plus size’ has a negative connotation. Personally, I wouldn’t even refer to a woman who’s a size 26 as ‘plus size.’ I find it interesting that if ever I do refer to myself as ‘plus size’ when describing what I do for a living people always have the same reaction. ‘WHAT!?! OH MY GOODNESS I WOULD NEVER CONSIDER YOU PLUS SIZE!!!’ And I always agree with them. I’m proud to set an example for women of all sizes as a bigger curvier model, and I’m so thankful to get letters from women of all sizes thanking me for promoting a more realistic healthy image. As for the word ‘curvy,’ I see nothing wrong with it. I don’t need to stress it as my title but I am a curvy, voluptuous, sexy woman and I think the word “curvy” relays a much more positive image. You can be a size 4 or 14 and be considered ‘curvy.’”

– Model Marquita Pring on how the modeling industry mislabels regular-sized women as “plus-sized.” [Fashionista] Keep reading »

10 Soap Opera Plots That Made Me Love Daytime TV

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Yesterday, ABC announced it was canceling two of the longest running soap operas — “All My Children,” which began in 1970, and “One Life to Live,” which debuted in 1968. “General Hospital” is now the network’s only remaining soap. ABC plans on filling the time slots with two lifestyle shows — “The Chew,” a food program with Clinton Kelly and Mario Batali among the rumored hosts; and “The Revolution,” which has been vaguely described as about “health and lifestyle transformations.” [People]

As a longtime soap opera fan, I’m seriously bummed. While my favorite soap, “General Hospital,” remains afloat, and other network soaps — like “Days of Our Lives” on NBC and “The Young and the Restless” on CBS — live on as well, two soaps canceled in one day kinda, sorta puts all the others on notice; keep those ratings up, or you’ll get the ax too.

With that in mind, I wanted to relive some of the soap opera storylines over the years that kept me — and so many others — glued to the TV screen. If you’re a soap fan, share your favorite storylines and plot twists in the comments!

Quickies: Watch “William & Kate”’s Extended Trailer & What Soaps Just Got Cancelled?

  • Lifetime has released the extended trailer for “William & Kate: The Movie” and it looks predictably schmaltzy and AWESOME. I am counting down the days until April 18 when this airs at 9 p.m. (EST). Who else is going to watch? [Us Weekly]
  • Shocker: Jessica Simpson’s boobs get her out of parking tickets. [The Superficial]
  • Apparently one of Courteney Cox and David Arquette’s marital problems was that he was obsessed with having sex with her. [TMZ]
  • The world’s first 3D porn film sold out in theaters across Hong Kong tonight. “3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy” is in Cantonese and based on Chinese erotic literature. [Fox 411]

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Today’s Lady News: Indiana Removes Breast Cancer BS From Abortion Bill

  • Thank God, an Indiana state Senate committee has removed a provision from an anti-abortion bill that required women seeking abortions be told that terminating a pregnancy increased their risk for breast cancer. A link between abortion and breast cancer is completely medically unproven but continues to be spouted by anti-abortion extremists as fact. [IndyStar.com]
  • A Northern Kentucky University professor has revived the conspiracy theory that Sarah Palin is actually the grandmother of her son, Trig, and essentially bamboozled the American people with the biggest hoax of all time. As much as I love conspiracy theories … who really cares about this one anymore? [Gawker]
  • A woman wearing a blue burka sitting on a trash heap is a controversial new ad campaign by Germany’s International Human Rights campaign. While their point may have been that women in some parts of the world are valued as little as trash, a depiction of a veiled woman as being like garbage is not right, either. [Feministing]

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