Posts tagged "frisky rant"

Frisky Rant: IDGAF If You Say I Look “Like A Tranny”

I’ve wondered for a long time if maybe I have higher levels of testosterone than other women, because there’s always been a lot about me that is just distinctly un-feminine (in the sort of standard way of looking at masculinity and femininity). I don’t want to state any facts about testosterone because I am not…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 18, 2014

Frisky Rant: Grownups Don’t “Shush” Each Other

About once a week, I "work from home," which really means that I work from a coffee shop near my apartment. It's a pleasantly balanced crowd — the other young professionals tapping on their laptops give it an "office away from the office" feel, but the parents with strollers and groups gathered around tables remind…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 9, 2014

Frisky Rant: On The Great Robin Thicke Feminist Knee-Jerk Fiasco Of 2013

The first time I really listened to the lyrics of “Blurred Lines,” I was like, “This is my JAM!” It only took a few minutes of Googling and reading my favorite feminist blogs, though, before I started becoming horrified and dismayed at the feminist community’s reaction to the song. The Daily Beast kicked off a…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 8, 2014

Frisky Rant: Please Stop Bragging About Your Husband On Facebook

When women brag on Facebook about having the "best hubby in the world," I want to buy advance tickets and popcorn to their inevitable divorce. If you really and truly love your husband and you're actually that happy, why do you need to show off? Is Facebook your own personal delusion billboard? Like when did…

By: Sara Benincasa / June 25, 2014

Frisky Rant: I Get Laid Plenty, And I’m Still A Feminist

Guys, close your eyes and imagine this.  You’re just trying to go about your life and do your thing, but there’s this chick who keeps tapping you on the shoulder to tell you really dumb, childish things.  She’ll say stuff like, “Hey, your shorts are stupid, and you look like shit in them.”  When you…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 19, 2014

Frisky Rant: Stop Being So Damn Disgusting In The Company Bathroom, Ladies

I write this to you in the heat of the moment, still disgusted at what I just witnessed in the company ladies room. IT WAS NOT PRETTY. In fact, after slurping down several tall glasses of Long Island Iced Teas during a barbecue yesterday, I was forced to stop at a seedy, highway rest sto…

By: Katie Oldenburg / June 16, 2014

Frisky Rant: On Guys Who Don’t Read Books By Women

It wasn’t long after I started using OK Cupid in late 2012 that I realized I was just looking at the same guy over and over and over. Bearded, goofy, self-effacing, liberal arts major, non-religious, burgeoning career, presents as worldly -- basically, hipsters. But that’s not why I say “the same guy.”  I say “the…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 9, 2014

Frisky Rant: Sorry Kid, You’re Not The Man Of The House

A few months ago, I was having a rough time with my son. This is not unusual, as he is going through a particularly ornery stage and I am stubborn as a mule who is really good at yelling but not much else in the discipline realm. I ended up calling my parents for backup,…

By: Lauren Delaney / June 3, 2014

Frisky Rant: Don’t Listen To Kirstie Allsopp — Choose College Before Kids

I’m more than sure Kirstie Allsopp is going to take a beating from the Internet in the last few days over encouraging young women to forego higher education for a job, an apartment, a boyfriend, and a baby.  She argues that career doesn’t have a time limit, while (for most people) child-bearing does. I’m not…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 2, 2014

Frisky Rant: On Dudes Who Ghost And Then Suddenly Text Me Every Six Months Or So

“Hey.” “Hey you.” "What’s up?" "Yo." "Heyyyy." These are the types of messages I’ve been getting from former flings and lovers about every six months or so. And I’m fucking sick and tired of it.

By: Meghan O'Keefe / May 27, 2014

Frisky Rant: Hey Airlines, Stop Overbooking Flights On Purpose

If you work for American Airlines, or any airline for that matter, buckle up. You're in for a bumpy ride. I booked and paid for my flight months in advance, received a confirmation and a seat number and was pleasantly surprised when I got to the airport, checked into my American Airlines flight and received…

By: Katie Oldenburg / April 21, 2014

Frisky Rant: Weight Watchers’ Repulsive New Ad Campaign Asks Women To Publicly Confess Their Shame … For Eating

This ad for Weight Watchers "Smart Ones" frozen meals popped up before a YouTube video I was watching, and I actually had to watch it twice all the way through to realize it wasn't some kind of satire or parody. Unfortunately, it's real. And it's terrible. "We brought women like you together in Times Square,"…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 19, 2014

Frisky Rant: “How I Met Your Mother” Broke My Heart And I Have Way Too Many Feels About It

SPOILERS AHEAD!  I used to think people who got really worked up over TV series finales were a little insane. What could possibly prompt someone to spend days crying real tears over characters that don't even exist? Why would viewers get so delusional as to believe a show's writers and producers owed them something? But the…

By: Claire Hannum / April 1, 2014

Frisky Rant: You Are Not Sooo Busy

"I’m sooo busy!" I’m soooo over this phrase. So over it I want to throw something when a person says it. Usually at them. I'm sooo busy is code for, “I don’t care enough about you to remember to text or call or see you.” Telling someone you're sooo busy isn’t an excuse. It’s a…

By: Jackie Brubaker / March 14, 2014

Frisky Rant: Kids Don’t Belong On Leashes

On my way into work this morning, I had the displeasure of walking behind two women who, in each of their hands not clutching their coffee, held leashes that were harnessed to their respective children. Not dogs — children. The woman on the left had three kids, all on individual leashes, and the woman o…

By: Katie Oldenburg / March 4, 2014

Frisky Rant: 8 Parting Words Of Advice For The Cheating Husband Who Had An Affair With His Intern

What to say, oh, what to say about an anonymous Thought Catalogue essay that starts, "From the beginning we knew our relationship looked like a cliché—perhaps plucked from a boring episode of 'Mad Men.' You, my 21-year-old millennial intern, me, your 30-something married boss with two kids"? "To The Millennial I Left For My Wife (And

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 26, 2014

Frisky Rant: You Can Follow Your Dream Without Quitting Your Job In A Super Bowl Commercial

First, let me say that I didn't watch the Super Bowl for a couple of reasons: 1) I don't like watching football, even though I've tried, and 2) I've discovered that it's the absolute best time to run errands in New York City. No lines! I did, however, see the Go Daddy "I Quit" commercial

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 3, 2014

Frisky Rant: On That White Woman Who Saw A Black Woman At Yoga And Wrote An Embarrassingly Tone Deaf Essay About It For xoJane

Oh for fuck's sake, fine, I'll respond to the click-baiting article about yoga on xoJane. A writer going by the name of Jen Caron (her real name, Jen Polachek, was removed as the byline following the backlash to her article) has written the following essay: "It Happened To Me: There Are No Black People I…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 29, 2014

Frisky Rant: “Pro-Bush” Is The Stupidest Phrase To Describe Women With Pubic Hair

When Cameron Diaz came out against laser hair removal and waxing pubic hair, I thought she was drawing attention to her new book, The Body Book, and pube talk would disappear in a 24-hour news cycle. She called a lady's bush "a pretty draping that makes it a little mysterious to the one who might be…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 23, 2014

Frisky Rant: Actually, I Don’t Find Your “Inspirational” Workout Pics Inspiring At All

Last week, I wrote about Jen Selter, a 20-year-old Long Island woman who supposedly has the "best butt on Instagram." While Jen does indeed have a fantastic derriere, I was more interested in what she told the New York Post about her booty pics: they are inspiring. I quote: "If [my Instagram account] motivates people…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 6, 2014