Talk about sticking it to the man. A group of 26 women in Saudi Arabia are now “lingerie graduates.” At a 10-day retreat led by an Australian woman, the group spent 40 hours learning how to correctly fit a bra, display merchandise, and deal with customers. Victoria’s Secret even donated bras to help out with the undie education.
So why was this training needed? In Saudi Arabia, only men can work at malls, meaning that most lingerie stores are staffed by dudes. And come on, who wants their chest measured by some fumbling man who doesn’t know what he’s doing? Plus, there are no fitting rooms in Saudi stores because a woman is prohibited to undress outside her home. Keep reading »
In 2003, Savanna Redding was 13 when a classmate was caught with prescription strength ibuprofen and told her school administrators she bought the pills from Savanna. So school officials searched Savanna’s backpack. When they found nothing, two female employees took her to the bathroom and strip-searched her to her bra and underwear. Still nothing. So they had Savanna take off her undies and shake them out.
Redding’s mother sued the school district for violating her daughter’s 4th amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure. And the case made it all the way up to the Supreme Court. It’s taken six years, but the court has finally made a ruling: this strip search was not okay. Keep reading »
Last night, my guy went to watch Megan Fox’s hot body, I mean, “Transformers 2.” One girlfriend wanted me to grab dinner and another wanted to see a movie.
But the only thing I wanted to do was eat half a bag of potato chips for dinner, flip through Women’s Health and paint my nails with a hot pink polish so bright it would blind a newborn.
So you know what? That’s what I did.
Kinda lame, I know. But I had a really great relationship with myself for those two years that I was single and last night reminded me there are some kinda lame things single women do that are actually really fun. Keep reading »
ICON. LEGEND. FEARED. REVERED. ANNA F**KING WINTOUR, begins the trailer for The September Issue. (Well, minus “f**king,” but we totally wouldn’t have been shocked.) Watch it now and tell us what your favorite bit was in the comments. I was partial to Andre Leon Talley lamenting the “famine of beauty” towards the end. And Anna glancing at proofs and saying “she looks pregnant” over a picture of Jennifer Garner. And the part when Thakoon compares Anna to Madonna (because it’s true). And everything. Just everything. [The Cut] Keep reading »
Katy Perry posted this photo of her on Twitter, so presumably it’s her? I always knew she looked like the kind of girl to eat pizza with a fork and knife. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
As much as I love a rom-com, one I will not be seeing is “The Ugly Truth.” For starters, despite winning me over slightly with “27 Dresses,” I loathe Katherine Heigl. And Gerard Butler gives me that icky, dirty feeling — the kind that gives me a slight dry heave. And while I never expect a rom-com to blow my mind, “The Ugly Truth” sounds about as cliche as they come and just the slightest bit familiar. Keep reading »
When someone tells you that you’re not fat, it can be hard to believe them when you’re staring in the mirror. Don’t they see that jiggly mess there? Maybe you have some nice friends. But you might also be distorting what you see. Body dysmorphic disorder affects one in every 100 women in the U.K., reports the Daily Mail. In a story about self image, the paper worked with two women with body dysmorphia to digitally alter their photographs to match up exactly with their own perceptions (larger image after the jump). What you get is pretty terrifying, and hopefully less extreme than your own self-image. Keep reading »
It’s taken me a long time to grow my hair out even to my shoulders after a styling mishap a couple years ago forced me to cut it all off, but offer me, say, 100K to cut it short again and I’d do it in a heartbeat. Hell, I’d cut it for 10K. Five thousand I’m not so sure about, though. My point is, we’ve all got a price for pretty much everything, and for me it’s 10 (maybe five) thousand bucks for my hair. For a woman in Oklahoma, her asking price is a little more modest. For a few potato chips, she’ll give up her whole body. Lahoma Sue Smith, 35, pleaded no contest to trading sex with a Frito-Lay employee for a $30 box of chips. Officers found them both partially clothed, inside Smith’s car. The guy wasn’t charged, but Smith was fined $1,142. Dude, that’s a lot of chips. [My Fox Boston] Keep reading »
Too bad you weren’t released last year, “Star Trek,” because the Best Picture Oscar is going to be twice as hard to win at the 2009 Academy Awards ceremony. From now on, 10 movies will be nominated for the Academy’s top nod. Why? So that any type of film—be it a drama, a comedy, a documentary, or a cartoon—has a better chance of being recognized for its greatness. This is something of a return to old Hollywood—from 1931 to 1943, anywhere from 8 to 12 movies battled it out for the statue. Keep reading »