“Sexism Ed” Tries To Answer The Question “What Is Sexism?”

What happens when someone grabs their video recorder and hits an American town to ask random people the definition of the word “sexism“? More than half of the people asked cannot define what it means and one in three say women deserve to be treated differently because of their gender. The lack of understanding about sexism and the inability to recognize it does not surprise me at all. Keep reading »

Take Note Of These Spring 2011 Runway Trends Now

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So, New York Fashion Week is over, and here we’ll present you with what we learned. Take notes, class—these trends will be on the final exam come spring!

Orange tones: Red is no longer hot, persimmon is where it’s at. Runway looks from Marc by Marc Jacobs, Rebecca Taylor, and J. Mendel showed off the orange-y hue.

C-List Celebs Break Out Some New, Weird Baby Names

Move aside, Apple Martin—your name is old news. Especially when you consider the brand-spanking-new moniker that Jamie “Naked Chef” Oliver just gave his son. He and his wife Jools welcomed Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver into the world this week. James explained that Maurice is to honor Jools’ late father, but has no explanation for the furry first half of the name. Buddy Bear will fit in fine with Oliver’s three other children—Daisy Boo Pamela, Petal Blossom Rainbow, and Poppy Honey Rosie. Also following in the funky-name footsteps is Danica McKellar, better known as Winnie Cooper from “The Wonder Years.” The actress and math wiz dubbed her newborn son “Draco.” Perhaps she is a closet Harry Potter fan as well. What do you think of this new crop of creative kid names? [People/Zap2it] Keep reading »

What Was Your Favorite Tween Book Series?

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I’m so sick of hearing about Twilight and how it is the ultimate ‘tween series. Uh, ‘tween reading was alive and kicking way before Twilight came on the scene. When I was 11, all I could think about was getting my hands on every Babysitters Club book known to girl. I read every single one in the series, in order, plus all of the specials. I was freaking obsessed. I mean, who wants to read about vampire romance when you can read about the trials and tribulations of babysitting and all of Claudia Kishi’s great outfits? God bless you, Ann M. Martin.

After the jump, the Frisky staffers share their guilty ‘tween reading pleasures. Share yours in the comments.

Model Inner Monologue: Accidental Twinsies At RAD By Rad Hourani

The 11 Most Lusty-Sounding Perfumes Ever

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It’s not that I’m not sympathetic; the sheer volume of perfumes on the market is astounding, so coming up with a unique, catchy name that also captures the perfume’s scent has got to be a difficult job. But some of the names given to perfumes these days are downright raunchy. Here are 11 perfumes which have overtones of musk, lavender, and perversion.
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