Aww, F-Bomb, a new blog about feminism for teenaged girls, is like a baby Feministing! Hooray for Julie Zeilinger, a teenager from Pepper Pike, Ohio, who has her s**t together, her fingers on the keyboard and her heart in the right place.
Julie’s interview with Gloria Steinem and her smartypants post on the feminism in Lily Allen‘s lyrics have us totally convinced we’ve found our next intern! [F-Bomb] Keep reading »
Sarah Palin must have pulled some serious strings to get her op-ed published in today’s Washington Post. Usually the respected paper only prints actual news, but, hey, free speech? You’d probably assume that given the past two weeks of her life, Sarah would be writing about her abrupt resignation. Nope. In an effort to show off her brain power, Alaska’s soon-to-be-former governor offered her “insight” into President Obama’s cap-and-trade energy plan. Too bad Palin’s op-ed piece reads like a simplistic version of Martin Feldstein’s op-ed analysis of the energy plan the Post ran over a month ago, except Martin goes into much more detail. Keep reading »
Those Italians just love the sun. So much so that they just came out with a new line of bikinis called Skin, which feature heart cutouts on the butt so that when you’re baking on the beach, you’re left with a little tattoo-tan on your behind. Clearly, these are only for the I Heart Tanning set, otherwise known the I Heart Skin Cancer crowd.
What do you think? Would you risk the rays for a cute, temporary tat? Or rather wear a wetsuit before you start burning your skin? [Skin-Italy.com] Keep reading »
According to CNN, 80 to 90 percent of the pro athletes out there cheat—the latest being murder-suicide victim, Steve McNair. Without getting into the whys — because the blow jobs are better, because it feeds the ego, because they are constantly on the road, because, well, they can — Lisa DePaulo is giving some insight into how these non-relationship relationships go down on The Daily Beast. It all has to do with the social rules almost every athlete and mistress follows — a code that McNair’s girl on the side (or one of them), didn’t adhere to, apparently. (If you remember, DePaulo has a bit of experience covering athletes and the lady-folk who follow them; she hung out with and wrote about a gaggle of NBA groupies during the All-Star weekend for GQ. Read it, if you haven’t already.) According to her, McNair and 20-year-old Sahel Kazemi weren’t playing by the rules… Keep reading »
It’s Bastille Day, France’s 4th of July! Sure, America rocks, but as far as countries go, there’s no denying that France constantly offers up different cultural points of view that we love to pick on (or be jealous of). Of course, there are the men, and the food, but most of all, there’s the fashion. And with Audrey Tautou’s flick, “Coco Avant Chanel,” about to debut in the U.S., classic French style seems to be on everyone’s mind. So, as The Frisky’s resident Francophile (I lived the romantic life in Paris for a bit), I thought I’d offer up what I’ve learned about their style commandments, and how to avoid looking like you have a red light that says “American” flashing over your head should you ever make the trip. Fitting, n’est pas? Keep reading »
Yesterday’s Urban Dictionary word of the day was “butter face,” defined as:
“n. A girl who is hot, except for her (but her, butter) face.”
Basically, it means a girl with a sexually attractive body but a less-attractive face. So of course I put the link to “butter face” definition in my Gchat away message with some grumbly comment about the obnoxiousness of the phrase.
But then a male friend IMed me to say, “Simmer down, that’s not sexist! ‘Butterface’ just means the same thing as calling a man ‘ugly.’” But really, it doesn’t! “Ugly” can apply to both men and women, but “butterface” labels a woman only by her appearance. Men are always going to assess women’s face, legs, ass, boobs—that’s just what healthy human sexual attraction is. But labeling her based on what he considers to be her worst feature is just mean and nasty. It’s crueler still because there is no male equivalent.
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If you just can’t get enough of reality competition shows about fashion, then you might want to check out “Concrete + Cashmere,” a web series presented by Alizé liquors. This show is just like “Project Runway” and “The Fashion Show” — eight aspiring fashion professionals compete for a monetary prize and the chance to start their line — except episodes of “Concrete + Cashmere” are much shorter, about 12 minutes, so you don’t have to wade through the moments of self-importance that plague Heidi Klum and Kelly Rowland. Keep reading »
Celebrity trainer Ramona Braganza has helped Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, and Anne Hathaway get hot bodies, and now she wants to help you tone your, um, cankles. The LA-based trainer developed a new workout in collaboration with Gold’s Gym to help “turn cankles back into ankles.” Keep reading »
It’s been, let’s see, almost three months since I’ve gotten laid. I’ve done a little making out, but in general, most of my sexual satisfaction these days is from watching “True Blood” every Sunday on HBO. It’s been a big year for vampires, but an even bigger one for vampire sex, which has got everyone from teenagers and Midwestern moms, to geek fan boys and, um, twentysomething bloggers obsessed with how they have it (“True Blood”) and how they resist having it (in “Twilight”). In both of these examples, the human is female and the vampire is male. That’s given some the idea that the vampire sex is bad for women because it fetishizes the meshing of sex, violence, and romance. To that I say, whatevs. If this fantasy is bad for women, well, then it’s good for me. Keep reading »
What’s worse than getting dumped right before your birthday? Getting dumped right before your Ken and Barbie-themed birthday party!!! This is exactly what happened to Jessica Simpson when Tony Romo broke it off with her. Obvs, Jess canceled the fiesta because, without Ken, Barbie just can’t go on. [People] — We think the spilit might’ve happened when Tony realized he was dating a five-year-old? After the jump, our predictions for what this party could’ve been. Keep reading »