March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.
MARGARET MEAD (1901-1978)
Margaret Mead was born in 1901 to Quaker parents, making her the fruit of a sexually repressed culture at a time of great sexual repression. Surprisingly, she not only railed against the mores of the time, but also permanently altered the way Americans viewed sex and gender. Mead studied as a cultural anthropologist with a focus on gender norms of other cultures. When she saw that women in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands seemed content, liberated, and empowered compared with American housewives, Mead dedicated her life to pursuing change in American attitudes toward gender and sex that dominated the era. In turn, her work empowered the women’s liberation and sexual revolution movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Keep reading »
We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say, you bitches crack us up! So in honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the Internet, we’re giving away prizes! Each week we’ll award you an awesome internet chatty Cathy’s a little something special. This week five winners will receive a copy of Angus and Julia Stone’s A Book Like This. So, without further adieu, here are the lucky winners of this week’s Gift For Gab… Keep reading »
Hi, I’m Dr. V. I’m not a real doctor, I just play one on the Internet. What I am is a lady, a lady who is a fool for love! And I love nothing more than sex. My deepest desires have happily lead me on many adventures in the sack, but they have also, sadly, made me one of my gyno’s most valuable players. But I’ve lived to tell the tale(s)! So, from time to time, I will dish the dirt on everything from getting freaky to getting freaked out. Now, let’s get this party started…
Professional sword swallowing is an ancient art form that allows a performer to gulp down a 15-inch sword like it’s a steak dinner. All I’m asking is to be able to deep throat a penis! So, I sat down with a professional side show performer currently starring at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not in New York City, Albert Cadabra, to learn the magic tricks of the trade, in the hope that they will improve our already stellar BJ skills. WARNING: Do not try sword swallowing at home, unless “sword” is a euphemism for penis. The people that practice this craft are highly trained professionals. These tips are just for dicks!
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Cheerleading isn’t just pom-poms and “Go team, go” these days. Nope, it’s a rough-and-tumble sport where women routinely fly 25-feet in the air and National Championships are won and lost by hundredths of a point. That’s what we learned reading CHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleading, by The Frisky’s own Kate Torgovnick. Fractured skulls? Steroids? Secret Societies? In cheerleading? Yeah, we had no idea either. [$12, Amazon.com]
We’re giving away seven copies of CHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleading, but you have to work if you want it! The seven best commenters for this coming week—from today, Friday, March 13 through Thursday, March 19—will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
We keep hearing that industries related to sex and dating are some of the only ones not being affected by the recession. Apparently, sex is one of those things that doesn’t need to be eliminated from people’s lives, even when their wallets are thin. After all, it’s free! Of course, extra equipment and accessories cost money. In past months, sales at sex toy boutique Babeland and lingerie stores like La Petite Coquette have seen an increase in sales, even while other parts of the economy have plummeted. Now, one sex toy company is coming to the rescue of women who have lost their jobs during these hard times. Keep reading »
Note: I just have to say that I, Kiki T., being of sound body and mind, in no way would ever want to get “In Bed With” this guy, but, like watching a car accident, curiosity makes you do (and write) some messed up things. In case any of you like car crashes too, here’s one for you…
Born: July 5, 1976 in Cleveland, OH
Sun Sign: Cancer
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I admit, there are certainly times when I’m out shopping or running errands that I feel like pulling out a gun and just totally going postal. Woman grabs the last pair of peep toe pumps just as I reach out to try them on? Bang! The cashier at the grocery store puts up a “closed” sign on her register after I wait in her line for 15 minutes? Bang! Make a special trip to Whole Foods to get my favorite organic ice cream just to discover they’re out? Bang, bang! Sprint down the stairway to catch the subway just as it’s closing its door and pulling away even though the conductor clearly saw me and could have waited five measly seconds to let me board? Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bag! But, fun as it would be to pull out this Lassey James-designed handgun-shaped coin purse and pretend to off every d-bag I come across, something tells the effect may not be quite as cathartic — or as safe — as I might like. Plus, didn’t this kind of accessory lose its edgy cool back in, like, 2006? [via Behance] Keep reading »
Jessica Valenti, Feministing editor and Full Frontal Feminism author, is getting married! Congratulations are in order! Wait, are they? Apparently not, if you believe feminism and marriage can never, ever go hand in hand. Certainly, marriage has its traditions that are problematic from a feminist perspective, which Valenti has addressed many times on the blog — and perhaps that’s why she seemed hesitant to announce her good news. But does the personal really always have to be political? Can’t she get married without every Gloria, Betty, and Camille judging if her wedding is “feminist” enough?
“I don’t want to feel that I must blog about getting married because it relates to the work that I do. I want to be able to have things that are just for me and not be judged poorly because of that…. I realized that I don’t feel like I had to blog about getting married — I wanted to…. I’m positive you’ll be hearing more from me on the marriage front: Like how to do it while shirking patriarchal tradition? Or why I decided to participate in an institution that still (for the most part) excludes same-sex couples.”
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Yesterday, President Obama celebrated National Women’s History Month by creating a special panel to focus on women’s issues. The council will seek new opportunities in the workforce, since women still earn only 78 cents for every dollar a man makes. This makes Obama mad, since he loves the ladies…
No, like, he really, really does. Which is more than kind of hot. Here’s a collection of his most toe-curling musings on the women in his life, from 2005 to now… Keep reading »