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Girl Talk: How I Staged A Pinterest Stalking Intervention

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We don’t always talk about it, but we certainly all do it. For better or worse, cyber-stalking has become part of the DNA of a breakup. If you thought a breakup was bad in 2002 when you had to run into the ex at school or work the next day and maybe bump into them with a new girlfriend at the movie theater, how could you ever have imagined waking up to their Caribbean vacation on Facebook or their morning jog on Twitter?

Google was the gateway drug. It allowed us just a taste of personal information. And then Facebook, more so than either of its primogenitures, Friendster or MySpace, made shit real. The ability to “watch” an ex’s life post-you like it was a mid-market mimeo of “The Bachelor” made a breakup all the more heart-rending.

Twitter just facilitated that process. The updates moved into real time. You could know what an ex and a new girlfriend were up to at almost every second of the day. Did they both read the same Onion story? Did they meet in the park for lunch? Why the hell did he take her to that Ethiopian place that YOU introduced him to? WHY?

If you thought that was bad, you ain’t seen nothing yet my friends. Welcome to the latest frontier in social cyber-stalking, the one that might be the most dangerous of them all — Pinterest stalking. Keep reading »

The Soapbox: Oh Please, Pinterest Isn’t “Killing” Feminism

Pinterest Wedding
Pinterest wedding
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If Pinterest Was Real
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My name is Amelia. I am a feminist. I also have a Pinterest account. If a recent lengthy piece on Buzzfeed (wait, Buzzfeed does “lengthy”?) is to be believed, these two things are antithetical. According to Amy Odell, the editor over at Buzzfeed’s lifestyle vertical, Shift, Pinterest is “killing feminism.” So, as a feminist who uses Pinterest, I’m, like, killing some part of myself, I guess?

Odell’s thesis is based on the fact that Pinterest’s 23 million users are overwhelmingly female (60 percent) and that they use it to curate “retrograde, materialistic content,” like “recipes, home decor, and fitness and fashion tips,” which Odell claims are staples of women’s magazines that the Internet was “supposed to help overcome.” Odell also derides the fact that Pinterest users don’t go there to read articles, which I find kind of hilarious coming from someone employed by a website that is dominated by photos and funny captions, her lengthy screed notwithstanding. Odell says websites like Jezebel, Feministing, and The Hairpin are examples of places on the internet where women “can find smarter, meatier reads just for them,” but is clearly disappointed (and even surprised) that their existence hasn’t done away with the female desire to “scrapbook every imaginable physical aspect of their dream lives.”

Call me crazy, but I don’t see what the fucking problem is. Keep reading »

Feminism Is Dead And It’s Probably Your Fault

The Pinterest Bride
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Did you know that Pinterest is killing feminism? Yup, that website that you were really batshit crazy about back in May but haven’t really touched since is the reason why feminism lies in a crumpled heap at your feet. At least according to Buzzfeed, anyway. But! Not so fast! It’s not just a website where people post pictures of impossibly difficult to make DIY home projects, expensive shoes, and sinful chocolate desserts that’s responsible for feminism’s impending demise. There’s a whole list of offending things that are shoving the knife deeper in feminism’s weak, arthritic back. Shall we go to the Googles? Keep reading »

The Frisky On Pinterest: Check Out Our New “Celebrate Your Inner Sparkle” Board

Hey, are you following The Frisky on Pinterest yet? You should be! Especially now that we’ve added a new Pinterest board, inspiring by the movie “Sparkle.” The movie, which opens August 17, stars Jordin Sparks and the late Whitney Houston, and is about three teenage sisters from Harlem who start a girl group in the 1960s. Our “Celebrate Your Inner Sparkle” board is where we’ll be pinning everything sparkly, retro, ’60s diva-inspired, and glamorous — so get thee to Pinterest and start following! [Pinterest: Celebrate Your Inner Sparkle"] Keep reading »

Meet Our New Pinterest Style Editor!

We loved going through every single one of your boards. Ladies, you have got some serious style! This was a difficult competition to judge but we have finally selected our winner.  Rebecca L. showed us her individual style with a mix of great patterns, fresh colors, and bold jewelry. Check out her winning board and follow her new Frisky Style Board today. Rebecca L. you are all set to start pinning to our followers!

Thank you to everyone who entered! We are following each and every one of you, so keep on pinning your favorites from around the web. If you had fun let us know in the comments and we will do more Pinterest competitions in the future.

The Pinterest Bride
Pinterest wedding
Planning a wedding with Pinterest? Total nightmare! Read More »
If Pinterest Was Real
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15 Foods That Make Us Irrationally Angry

So, the other day, this “cucumber sub” popped up on my Pinterest page labeled as the “perfect low carb sandwich” and it made me, like, raging mad. My inner monologue went something like this (in Chris Rock’s voice): “That ain’t no motherfuckin’ sandwich!” I sent the link to Amelia who immediately shared my anger and  responded with, “COME THE FUCK ON.” Soon Ami chimed in that she had similar food rage issues with Kraft Singles, and an Angry Foods slideshow was born. Click through to see 14 other edibles that make us mad…

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