In my high school, we had a girl on our football team. I always thought she was pretty awesome because A) she had an insane level of knowledge of football statistics, B) she played pretty well, and C) no one ever made a fuss about her being there. Cassy Herkelman and Megan Black—two female high school students who’ve made it to this year’s Iowa state high school wrestling championship—aren’t getting quite the same treatment. In the competition’s 85-year history, this is the first time girls have competed. And while it’s mainly a non-issue, they are finding that not everyone is excited to wrestle them. Keep reading »
Hello there. You. Yes, you! I have something I would like to talk to you about.
It’s come up a couple of times recently and it’s gotten so irritating that I finally have to say something about it. I’m pretty sure you’re not even aware of what you’re doing or why it bothers me. So here it goes.
I would like you to ask me out on a freaking date. Keep reading »
Don’t have the patience to sit through the entire godawful video for Britney Spears’ “Hold It Against Me”? No worries, this GIF is way more entertaining. Check out more GIFs from the video over at Bad TV Blog. Keep reading »
“That word [‘feminist‘] has been tossed around a few times. I absolutely stand for women’s rights — I do. I also believe in empowerment and just owning and controlling your situation – be it your relationships, sexuality or confidence — and then not allowing anyone to take that. If any of that puts me into the feminist box, then I’m proudly there. But I’m not a Nazi with it. I just feel strongly that women lack the confidence that we need in this day and time. Everyone is seeking validation from expensive things like heels and handbags and hair weaves, or other women and other men. I just feel that I would like to see that over.”
— Singer/songwriter Keri Hilson, like a lot of other celebs, isn’t sure the “feminist” label is for her — even though she holds feminist beliefs. (Fun fact: Keri Hilson helped write one of my all-time favorite feminist anthems ever, Ciara’s “Like A Boy.”) I would never foist labels onto other people, but I sincerely wish more people in the public eye, especially women, just said, “Yeah, I am a feminist.” If we all just claim the label, then it’ll stop being a dirty word! [Clutch Magazine] Keep reading »
Earlier this month, Jenni “JWoww” Farley became the third “Jersey Shore” cast member to pen a book, releasing The Rules According to JWoww: Shore Tested Secrets on Landing a Mint Guy, Staying Fresh to Death, and Kicking the Competition. (The Situation and Snooki beat her to the bookshelves.) “Women need dating rules like they need bras,” she writes in the intro. “Sure, you can go without them, but if you do—and you’re sporting a nice boob job like I am—you are gonna be flopping out there in the wind. You need the right support.” Nice analogy? [MSNBC]
JWoww has been on the road, hardcore promoting her 214 page book. On Wednesday night, she talked to Leno about it, giving him a few examples of her 60 rules. First, she explained, do not drink on a first date. “Don’t end up like we are on the show. Avoid that,” Jenni said. Yep, I’ll cosign on that.
After the jump, we’ve collected some of the rules from Jenni’s book that she’s discussed so far and rate how sound we think her advice is. Keep reading »
Those Canadian YouTube discoveries keep getting younger and younger. Ten-year-old Heather Russell is the latest youngster to be discovered online, Bieber-style. Simon Cowell saw videos of her performing her songs (which she wrote herself) and signed her to his record label immediately. If you don’t look, you might think you’re listening to an adult until she gets to the lyrics about getting ice cream. A little screechy for my taste. Maybe that will change when she hits puberty. Thoughts about Heather Russell? [Heatworld] Keep reading »