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The Obamas Are Into WHAT???

Listen, I’m not going to attempt to explain this video. What does it all mean? I have no clue. One thing is for sure. It’s fascinating. On Fox 2 News in Detroit, a sexpert takes to the airwaves for a segment called “The Love Doctor” to reveal what the intimate relationship of Michelle and Barack Obama is really like. Kiki T has already gone there, but I’m down for a second opinion. Fox’s sexpert says there’s a lot of affection between them. “They do a lot of touching,” she says, “kissing,” she continues, “even fisting.” WHAT??? What did she just say??? She said fisting! Wait, does she mean fisting or fisting? Whichever, I can’t imagine George and Laura did a lot of that in the White House. Keep reading »

Quickies!: D-Listers Invade Sundance, Facebook Causes Political Controversy, & A Political Courtship

  • The Sundance Film Festival used to be all artsy and stuff, but now it’s where D-listers go to show off their horrible fashion nonsense. [Dlisted]
  • Your boyfriend might possess all the qualities you look for in a BFF, but you really should have other friends. You know, for moments when you just want to vent about what annoying thing he did again. [Dear Sugar]
  • Former Danity Kane member Aubrey O’Day is wearing a lanyard in one of the first photos from her Playboy shoot. Thank god she’s not posing with that damn dog again. [Mediatakeout]
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    Feminist Knickers In Collective Twist Over Ms. Magazine Obama Cover

    See this photoshopped image of Barack Obama ripping his clothes off like Superman to reveal a T-shirt that reads: “THIS IS WHAT A FEMINIST LOOKS LIKE”? That’s the cover of a special inaugural issue of Ms. Magazine, and it’s got some feminists upset. Ms. states the concept was born out of a meeting Feminist Majority Foundation chairwoman Peg Yorkin and Ms. had with Obama, in which the President-Elect purportedly told them: “I am a feminist.” According to Ms., Obama “ran on the strongest platform for women’s rights of any major party in American history.” Writing in the Daily Beast, Amy Siskind asserts the image is anti-feminist: “Who is looking out for the women of this country? Well, I will tell you who is not: Ms. magazine.” Feminist Law Professors say the image is a mockery: “[Is Ms.] symbolically looking to a male superhero to ‘rescue’ feminism? Very problematic imagery, in my view.” So, what do you think? Is Superobama the first feminist President, or is the idea of a guy feminist a joke? Keep reading »

    Are Noughties The New Feminists?

    The Times says there’s a new brand of feminist on the march: Noughties. Instead of old school feminism, in which, to varying degrees, women worked together to achieve a common goal, the new new feminism is like a gender politics remix: “It’s like a pick-and-mix feminism, where you can choose the bits you care about yourself.” Want to wear lipstick? Go for it. Want to grow your armpit hair out? Why not. Theoretically, at least, there’s no “bad” or “good” feminists, but a rainbow of feminist beliefs from which women can pick and choose as they see fit, whether it’s sexual politics in the bedroom or protesting against discrimination in the streets. While this new brand of feminism sounds a lot like the late 90′s post-feminist movement to me, the neo-feminists promise theirs is a diverse movement within which all women can finally unite. So, what do you think? Is feminism dead in the water, or is it alive and kicking? [Times] Keep reading »

    Global Orgasm Planned For Winter Solstice

    In an effort to promote peace and reduce tension around the world, a bunch of peace-loving hippie activists are organizing a worldwide, simultaneous orgasm to synchronize with the two-hour period around the winter Solstice. If you want to join in the good times, set your motors for Sunday, December 21, between 6 and 8 a.m. EST, when the third annual Global Orgasm for Peace officially goes down. The bad news is you’ll have to wake up super early on a Sunday. The good news is: Yay, morning sex! This year’s global orgasm is especially meaningful after the election of Obama and a renewed sense of worldwide hope. “It’s the Global OOOBama Factor,” organizers state. Their hope is that a simultaneous world-wide orgasm will effect “positive change in the energy field of the Earth through input of the largest possible instantaneous surge of human biological, mental and spiritual energy.” But they caution against your own surge of spiritual energy resulting in a pregnancy, so if you’re participating with a member of the opposite sex, make sure you’re protected against pregnancy. ”Remember,” organizers say, “over-population (6.8 billion people and counting) is a major cause of ‘peak everything,’ so please don’t make more babies in the Global-O.” [LiveNews.com.au] Keep reading »

    A Woman No Longer Runs Playboy

    Hugh Hefner’s daughter Christie, who has sat at the helm of the $300 million Playboy Enterprises empire for the last two decades, stepped down from her post yesterday. The self-described feminist has faced a myriad of challenges on the job in recent years, including falling subscription rates for the company’s flagship magazine, in part due to the increasingly widespread availability of adult content on the internet. Most recently, there was talk of selling her father’s Playboy Mansion residence to raise cash for the corporation’s nose-diving portfolio. Three years ago, Christie was named one of the world’s most powerful businesswomen. Now, inspired by the Obama campaign, she’s making noises that suggest a shift into politics. So, do you think the former head of what some deem to be a pornographic magazine could get elected to a public office? [MSNBC] Keep reading »

    Sleeping Around Is Good For Bloggers

    Egads! Jessica “Washingtonienne” Cutler, the former congressional staffer who blogged about her DC sex-for-money frolics with various political appointees, is engaged. Now 30, Cutler plans to marry Manhattan lawyer Charles Rubio. (He looks, um, nice?) Since Wonkette‘s Ana Marie Cox exposed the identity of the once anonymous sex blogger, Cutler wrote a book, got sued by an ex-lover, declared bankruptcy, and is having her torrid tale turned into an HBO series by none other than Sarah Jessica Parker. (“Sex and the City” meets “The West Wing”?) So how did the lovebirds, who plan to wed next month in a city hall ceremony, meet? “Randomly in a bar,” she reveals. “I was so wasted,” she adds. “I wish I had a more romantic story to tell you!” Us, too, Jessica. Us, too. [Gawker] Keep reading »

    Ashley Alexandra Dupre To Tell All To Diane Sawyer

    This Friday, Ashley Alexandra Dupre, the call girl whose hotel trist with then-New York governor Eliot Spitzer led to the sex scandal of the year, will appear on ABC’s “20/20” for a sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer. If Spitzergate went down six months ago, why is Dupre talking now? Last week, the state of New York declared it wouldn’t be pressing charges against the Love Gov, meaning it’s unlikely Dupre will be charged for her part in the scandal, which frees the former escort to make her case to the public. On the same day, a lengthy profile of Dupre will appear in People. In excerpts from the interviews posted online, it sounds like the 23-year-old is looking to make apologies and mend her ways. Keep reading »

    Interview: Rachel Kramer Bussel On Sarah Palin Erotica

    Even with the presidential election over, Sarah Palin remains a prominent figure. From her hairstyle to her politics, America has been and remains obsessed with the female politician who seemingly came out of nowhere. And while some debated her political platform, others were more preoccupied by her sexual identity. From a Palin sex doll to an homage adult movie, the sexualization of Palin won’t quit. Most recently, writer Rachel Kramer Bussel created Sarah Palin Erotica (http://sarahpalinerotica.com/), a site dedicated to erotic stories about the former Republican vice presidential candidate. After the jump, an interview with Bussel that reveals why Americans can’t get over Palin. Keep reading »

    Thoughts From Gays On My IM: Proposition 8 & Gay Marriage Bans

    I’m still really pissed that Proposition 8 and all the other gay marriage bans passed on Election Day. And if I’m pissed, guess who’s more pissed? Gay people, who’ve just been told for the zillionth time that they deserve less than straight Americans. I chatted up a few of my gay pals on IM today, to find out how they’re reacting to the news. Keep reading »

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