Vanity Fair Is The Real Debbie Downer

One of our favorite Saturday Night Live characters ever was Debbie Downer, played beautifully by Rachel Dratch. New York asked her how she felt about being left out of Vanity Fair‘s “Women in Comedy” story and she replied, “Dude, that was a dark day. I was like, ‘Oh, there’s everyone I worked with.’” Honestly, we didn’t realize Rachel was left out at the time (we were too busy being excited that Amy Sedaris was included!), but now we’re pissed. Is Jezebel right in pointing out that Vanity Fair only considers you funny enough for a feature if you’re traditionally pretty too? Now that is a downer. [New York] Keep reading »

Glamour Charts The Big-O

Experts say that women take 10 to 20 minutes to have an orgasm once, you know, they get goin’. So Glamour put that theory to the test using three women and then charted their Big-O’s progress with this handy-dandy chart. See the deets in full at Glamour.com. What I thought was interested was that all three women were having sex with a partner, rather than, you know, themselves. A far more fascinating comparison might have included a woman on a solo mission, you know what I’m sayin’? Keep reading »

Women Writing More Checks For Presidential Candidates

This election is special, and not just because a woman and a black man are serious contenders. Us girls are donating more than we have in past elections! So far, women have given nearly half of the $100 million that Hillary Clinton has raised from individuals who have given large-dollar contributions, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Barack Obama has gotten $43 million from women giving more than $200. In the past, women’s contributions have been less than 30 percent of most candidate’s campaign accounts — both Democratic candidates have received more than 40 percent from women. On the Republican side, John McCain has received only $13 million from large-dollar female donors, maybe because that race hasn’t been as cutthroat. Speaking of women and elections, we already vote in higher numbers than men, and we’re also more active campaign volunteers. Now, if we could only get politicians to listen to us. [Women's ENews]
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Dumped Via Text Message?

Chace Crawford and Carrie Underwood were dating, until he realized he was gay (allegedly!!!) and dumped her via text message. How rude! Which got us thinking — have you ever been dumped or dumped someone via text message? Or have you maybe pulled some other shameless dating no-no using the power of SMS? If so, we’d love for you to head on over to our Twitter page, start following us (c’mon, it’s worth it!), and twitter us the dirty details of your nefarious text experience. Got that? [The Frisky on Twitter] Keep reading »

VD Is For Everybody

Happy STD Awareness Month! “VD is for Everybody” is a public service announcement from way back in the day. In case you’re not aware, VD is short for venereal diseases, which is what they called STDs before the 1990s. In the video, you learn that ballet dancers, equestrians, violinists, pregnant women who knit, and men who jog in gray sweat suits are all capable of getting VD, because “VD is for everybody, not just boys or girls.” Watch and learn. Keep reading »

Crave: Celebrity Mirror Shows You’re Big Enough To Be A-list

Ever wonder how you measure up to celebs? Sure, they’re rich and famous, but maybe you can look down at them. A new mirror with a ruler printed on it has come out, but instead of marking the height with numbers, it places celebrities in their proper slot. Well, it seems actors Robert deNiro and Cameron Diaz are equals and tennis superstar Venus Williams is bigger than Brad Pitt…but maybe you can beat them all! The Frisky’s Catherine is the perfect Scarlett O’Hara (aka Vivien Leigh). Check the photographic proof, after the jump! [Trendhunter] Keep reading »

Poll: Should You Wear White To A Wedding?

Guests were told to wear ivory to Jay-Z and Beyonce’s wedding on Friday (that’s Gwyneth Paltrow arriving, above); I wore a white dress with black piping to a friend’s wedding in October and got dirty looks (but only compliments from the bride, thank you very much); traditional etiquette says that wearing white to a wedding that is not your own, is bad manners. Where do you stand? Keep reading »

The Daily Hotness: Mark Consuelos

I’ve watched soap operas my whole life, so I’ve been a bit of a Mark Consuelos fan ever since he played Mateo on All My Children opposite real-life wife, Kelly Ripa. I’ve noticed that women of all ages can agree on one thing — Mark is very hot. Yet he doesn’t get nearly enough love on the blogosphere. Enough of that! Keep reading »

Polygamist Compound Raided

While it may take until 2009 for HBO’s hot hit Big Love to start its third season, there’s some real life polygamy drama going down in Texas and Warren Jeffs is a real-life Roman Grant. After an unidentified 16-year-old girl called 911 to report sexual and physical abuse, Police raided the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ compound in El Dorado. Over the weekend, officials removed 219 women and children from the organization’s 1900-acre Texas ranch. Most have been relocated to a shelter run by family members and friends, but 18 of those at risk women have been taken into state custody for protection. Although law enforcement couldn’t verify the identity of the caller, Marleigh Meisner, a rep from Child Protection Services, said, “I am confident that the allegations that she brought forth are accurate.” The sect’s “prophet and leader” Warren Jeffs, who claims to be a blood relative of Jesus and Joseph Smith, is no stranger to trouble with the law. After his trial this past September, Jeffs is currently serving a 10-year sentence for being an accomplice to two counts of rape. While this troubling investigation of sexual abuse continues, rest assured, Jeffs has allegedly already tried to kill himself in prison. [CNN] Keep reading »

The Matrimommy: Remote Control Rumble

I never dreamed that I’d find a guy who would want to join me for weekly manicures and pedicures; that was a chick ritual best kept for me and my friend Michelle. No husbands allowed – or desired, for that matter. I always assumed, however, that the man I’d choose to spend the rest of my life with would be interested in spending cozy weeknights curled up with me on the sofa. We’d fire up the Tivo, going rock-paper-scissors over which program we’d watch first: How I Met Your Mother or Project Runway. Keep reading »

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