Yesterday we reported on a survey that claims men spend 43 minutes a day, or almost a year of their lives over a lifetime, eying up the ladies. Great. Fascinating. Not that surprising. Then the study went on to say that us lady-folk stare down our male counterparts about 20 minutes each day, ogling around six different men. To that, I call that bull-s**t! See, what I’m now thinking, after digesting the facts a bit more, is that there’s no way in hell women only spend 20 minutes each day checking out men—it’s got to be at least on par, if not more, with what the men devote. We’ve all answered surveys and we’ve all been known to fib a little here and there (isn’t there a study out there that says women lie during these studies all the time or something!?), whether it was to make ourselves feel better, or to make women-kind look better. Am I right? I say it’s time to come clean on the man-ogling! Women may be more stealth about checking a guy out, and we may not hold our stares quite as long, but let’s be serious…20 minutes of each day? Come on. I’ve seen women on their lunch breaks spend their entire hour outside, pretending to eat their sandwiches or read their magazines while not-so-secretly eyeing every man that passed them by. Not in a I-want-to-jump-his-bones way (well maybe some of the time), but in a, huh-he’s-hot or ha-not-ever sort of way. So ladies, come on, spill it! [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
Damn, it seems like us gals just can’t catch a break! First we found out about summer on-set depression. Now a bunch of new studies are saying that summer is hazardous to women’s health in other ways. And I mean, legitimately dangerous. Sorry to be a downer, but researchers have linked the sunny season to higher levels of autoimmune diseases in women. It seems that us gals are more likely to develop these icky diseases in places where the UV intensity is high. But that’s not all. Research also claims that warm weather decreases amniotic fluid levels in pregnant chicks. This condition, known as oligohydramnios, is a lot more common in the summer because more people get dehydrated. Great, so I guess I can add “summer” to my ever-growing list of health concerns. So is summer still your favorite season? [LA Times] Keep reading »
Robin Katz is your average cute, 25-year-old girl who worked as an investment adviser at Chase Bank by day, and partied hard by night. But it looks like she might be spending some time on Rikers Island soon, after being accused of ganking $110,000 from a Manhattan millionaire’s private account. Robin bounced out of NYC in May, but not before she debited a bunch of cash from someone else’s account and blew it on clothes and booze. When peeps realized what happened, they told Katz to get her arse back to New York. She’s been on the lam ever since. [NY Post]
This sexy brunette certainly doesn’t look like your average thief. But she’s not alone. Check out these other women white-collar criminals. Keep reading »
A new study shows that for women, desire follows – not precedes – sexual arousal. Rosemary Bason of the University of British Columbia explains that, “for many women, desire is not the cause of lovemaking, but rather, its result.” Women often begin sexual experiences feeling sexually neutral, she says, but by the end of the sex sesh, they often feel more aroused than they had before they started fooling around.
Perhaps this is because most women don’t orgasm during intercourse. So, when the man is “satisfied” post-orgasm, the woman probably never reached her climax, and is, well, still wanting to! Obviously. Keep reading »
When I found out that the director of “The Hurt Locker”—a testosterone-rific movie about a team of soldiers disarming roadside bombs in Iraq—was directed by a woman, I wanted to kick myself. Not out of surprise, but because I was surprised. Why did I automatically think that only a man could direct an intense war movie filled with explosions? Nope, the film is being called an “adrenaline-soaked tour de force of suspense” and it’s all thanks to the directing genius of Kathryn Bigelow. It’s not that I think women can’t make amazing war films. Quite the contrary—I think women have a knack for tapping into raw emotions, and Bigelow creatively mixed high-octane action with emotion and personal relationships. My surprise was simply an innocent, unconscious, yet totally sexist brain fart. And I don’t think I’m the only one. Keep reading »
If you want a job done right, hire more women. According to data from Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, Columbia University, and Pepperdine University, having more women in senior management positions means higher profits for a company. So could turning up the estrogen level in big corporations be a lasting fix to the financial crisis that does not involve another bailout? That’s what Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, authors of Womenomics, argued in yesterday’s Washington Post. They say that this latest data makes sense—after all, women are generally better at working with others, not to mention that we make more cautious decisions and think in the long-term, while guys are often about high-risk competition. Could the financial melt down of this year be the death of macho on Wall Street? [Washington Post] Keep reading »