Carolyn Owlett pulled her hair back into a ponytail, threw on a frumpy skirt, and walked around London asking if she could have everything for free, from a bus ride to a piece of cake. Most people looked at her like she was crazy. Then she curled her hair into shiny ringlets, put on makeup, a tight dress, and high heels, and did the same thing. Most people looked at her … and then gave her whatever she wanted. The results of her one-woman experiment are depressing, but also fascinating to watch. Would you agree with her findings? Have you witnessed the ways society rewards conventionally beautiful women or experienced them firsthand? [Bright Hands Pictures via Vimeo] Keep reading »
“Sean recorded private webcam conversations with his girlfriend and put them on his blog. When she finds out, things go from bad to worse.” I’m not going to spoil “Dumped” by saying too much about it, but suffice to say it’s about a guy who gets dumped, and it has a surprising twist. Thanks to Kasia at Current for sending it. Keep reading »
The guys at AskMen.com unveiled their list of the “49 Most Influential Men of 2008″ and the results, voted on by their readers, may surprise you. Check out the full list and then, over the next two weeks, check out our picks for the “10 Most Influential Women of 2008″ — The Frisky picked a female counterpart for each of the men in AskMen’s Top Ten. We hope you agree with our choices!
#8 — Our Pick: Sarah Haskins AskMen’s Pick: Rob Kay
We had to make a bit of a leap with this pick, as Rob Kay is the dude who created the video game Rock Band and I could not, for the life of me, think of any female video game influencers because, duh, we, in general, don’t play video games. But we do like VIDEOS! One of our favorite web video stars is Sarah Haskins, who has her own show, “Target Women”, on Current. Every few weeks she tackles a new topic facing women with her hysterical, dead-pan, feminist perspective. Whether she’s talking about women and pooping or women and Sarah Palin, she always hits the nail on the head. Yes, we have a girl crush. And just because we have a lot of girl crushes, doesn’t mean the one we have on her isn’t extra special. Keep reading »
I have been wishin’ and prayin’ and hopin’ that Current’s Sarah Haskins would tackle the topic of women and bodily functions. And now she has! Forget the ticking baby-makin’ biological clock — the doodie clock is far more impatient. Keep reading »
Our beloved Sarah Haskins is back, this time with a video about Botox. I got Botox once, but in the name of journalism. And it was free. I never refuse anything that is free. Anyway, getting Botox was weird because when they inject it into your face, you can actually hear the needle pierce the skin. It sounds like a tiny bag of chips is being stepped on. Seriously. For about four months my forehead looked line-free when I wasn’t trying to make an expression, but when I tried to frown or raise my eyebrows, nothing moved. I looked like Joan Rivers on Oscar night and let me tell you, I missed being able to scowl at people. Anyway, Sarah hits it right on the money — why are women so damn afraid of aging? My Botox wore off ages ago and I have no desire to get it again — even for free. [Current] Keep reading »
Seriously, I am so over weddings, I could just friggin’ die. Between THAT MOVIE and all the bridal fashion shows and the wedding magazines taunting me from the newsstand saying, “Buy me Amelia, you really need to plan your wedding NOT do the New York magazine crossword!” I could seriously take a lunch break and go to City Hall instead this week. That’s why this Current video (thanks for the link, Feministing!) makes me feel so happy.[Current.com] Keep reading »