Posts tagged "debate"

9 Comments I’d Like To Respond To In Regards To That “I Don’t Care If You’ve Come Yet” Rant

A little over a week ago, I anonymously published a Frisky Rant piece titled “I Don’t Care If You Haven’t Come Yet.” It detailed an encounter I had with a male partner where, after experiencing a great orgasm, I wanted a moment to enjoy and recuperate — much to his dismay. He was very upset that…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / February 19, 2015

The Soapbox: Dissent Belongs In The Classroom

Driving home with my 16-year-old son this week, I asked him if any of his teachers had led a discussion regarding recent events in Ferguson, Missouri. He told me that it hadn’t come up. I pressed a little bit harder—not in AP US History? Not in sophomore English? Nope. I then asked him why he…

By: Jess Burnquist / December 5, 2014

Are You In One Of Mitt Romney’s Binders Full Of Women Yet?

During last night’s presidential debate, the candidates were asked what they’d do to improve the status of women and ensure equal pay. And while President Obama discussed his work on the Lilly Ledbetter act, Mitt Romney accidentally said one of the most talked about phrases of the evening. Speaking to the crowd, he said that…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 17, 2012

Debate This: Should Taxpayers Be Funding Sex Reassignment Surgery For Transgender People In Prison?

Local news in my adopted state of Massachusetts is all abuzz lately with controversy over prisoner Michelle Kosilek, currently incarcerated for the 1990 murder of her spouse, and who has, after years of legal struggles, been awarded a court order mandating that she receive the surgery she so desperately needs, on the taxpayers’ dime.

By: Lesley Kinzel / September 13, 2012

Debate This: Do You Have To Return The Ring If The Engagement Ends?

It never fails to amaze me that every time I write a post about broken engagements, many commenters are most interested in discussing what the proper etiquette is when it comes to keeping or giving back the engagement ring. [You know where I stand and, as expected, some of you disagreed. In general I don’t

By: The Frisky / March 9, 2010

Debate This: Sweaty Sex — Hotter Than Hell Or Totally Gross?

Lights on. Lights off. On the top. On the bottom. Cowgirl. Reverse cowgirl. Bra on. Bra off. Fondle the boobs. Fondle the boobs and you die. Yes, indeed, us ladies and our sexual preferences are complicated. But nothing divides ladies with lust in our hearts quite like the sweaty sex debate! I swear by rom…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2009

Debate This: Should We Laugh When Models Fall On The Runway?

We’ve debated topics of varying importance on The Frisky, for this installment of “Debate This,” we’re tackling a subject that is truly timely and serious. Should we — and that’s a royal “we” — laugh when models fall on the runway? This sparked a little heated debate during our morning meeting today, so I’ve asked…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 14, 2009

Debate This: Would You Exchange Sex For Money?

Last year marked a confluence of events both real (Eliot Spitzer and Ashley Dupre) and thinly fictionalized (Showtime’s “Secret Diary of A Call Girl”), that arguably made 2008 the Year of the Prostitute. A cache of articles glamorizing the oldest profession in recent months, combined with the economic tailspin, has put a question you might…

By: Lauren Gitlin / January 23, 2009

The Real Housewives Of Atlanta Debate: Who’s Wrong — Kim Or NeNe?

The sixth episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” airs tonight, and we can’t wait for the latest in the NeNe-Kim-Sheree friendship triangle. These ladies’ drama keeps us coming back every week because there’s just no clear villain or heroine is this situation. Since we can’t decide who to root for, we decided to debate…

By: Annika Harris / November 11, 2008

VP Debate: 15 Random Things We Noticed About Sarah Palin

Last night’s Vice-Presidential debate was some good TV! The back-and-forths between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin were perhaps a little more restrained than we expected or hoped for, but they both definitely made an impression. Palin especially, who had a series of bad interview clips with Katie Couric making the rounds in the days leading…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 3, 2008

Debate This: Psychiatric Medications & Their Positive And Negative Effects

Last week I wrote a blog post about the 10 Ways To Survive The First Week Of Heartbreak. Just to be clear, these tips referenced the things that helped me personally during that rough week and certainly should not be taken as gospel for every single person reading The Frisky. I mean, that would be…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 2, 2008

SideTaker.com Will Solve Your Relationship’s Biggest Arguments!

When I heard about SideTaker.com, I was instantly psyched — a website where you can lay out your side of an argument and then have your foe argue theirs, the winner to be decided by a jury of anonymous readers on the internet? Sweet! For starters, using the site as a reader is hilarious. Currently,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 12, 2008

Death To This Debate: What Makes A Person A Slut?

One of my most shameful moments as a person was in the fourth grade. I was fairly invisible within my class, but had a desperate desire to be liked. There was another girl in my class who also was not popular and was picked on fairly often for being a little grubby. One day, i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 8, 2008

Changing Your Last Name: An Internal Monologue

For the record, I am not engaged. I suspect I will be engaged, however, anywhere between one month to slightly less than two years from now. Being that this impending engagement is pretty much around the corner, I’ve been doing alot of hemming and hawing about what to do should that joyous occasion arrive and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 10, 2007