Happy Tuesday, everybody, because Jezebel has stumbled onto a strange, erotic goldmine. Someone has apparently taken it upon themselves to write erotic fan fiction about Barack and Michelle Obama, and if the WTF Gods are good, it should be shimmying its way onto your presidential platters in a mere seven days! Online! At no charge! Such glories! More
To drink pee or not to drink pee — but is that the question? More
Mom, I Swear To God This Article Says You Need To Buy Me Rock Band – Adolescent girls are less depressed and better behaved after playing certain video games. Um yeah, because their parents bought them video games! Caveat: You have to play with your parents. (Jezebel)
Tips on warding off subway perverts from the awesome Nicola Briggs – Remember Nicola? The total badass who brought a perv to justice after he exposed himself to her on the train? Turns out she’s a tai chi teacher as well as an all-around awesome lady — and she’s got a video every train-taking woman should watch. (Jezebel)
For those of you tired of having to support yourself in the workforce, we just learned of a new movement called the “Stay At Home Daughters” movement. It involves quitting your job, staying home and learning how to be a good wife. And listening to whatever your dad tells you to do until you get married and your husband takes over your life. Crap! There’s always a catch, isn’t there?
Looks like we won’t be quitting our day jobs. But Bitch magazine has a very interesting profile of the Stay at Home Daughters movement, which encourages young women to refrain from school and learn how to be “keepers at home.” Which mostly means supporting their fathers in anticipation of their lives as wives and mothers.
Interestingly, they’ve taken to the internet with their beliefs, through blogs, YouTube videos and audio tapes. More
We were just browsing through American Apparel’s online samplings the other day (as we are wont to do) when he happened upon a section called “Maternity.” For real? Dov Charney is now marketing to knocked up hipsters? The photos seem to suggest yes – bosom-y M.I.A. looking chickas sporting multi-colored onesies and holding their baby bump – but closer research revealed that this line wasn’t exactly made for the expectant mommy to be. More
Back in April, Jezebel posted an article titled “Feathers And Fashion: Native American Is In Style” which pondered the iffy style trends appropriated from a hodgepodge of different tribal cultures. The conclusion?
“All of these cases romanticize Indianness, blur separate traditions (as well as the real and the fake), and some disregard Indian spirituality. So, no, it’s not cute to wear a feather in your hair or carry an Indian rug clutch, it’s thoughtless and insensitive.”
But as Thanksgiving grows nearer, we decided to reopen the issue: More
When You Accidently Think About Your Mom While Masturbating – That’s called an O’Donnell now. Make it happen like you did with santorum, people. (Jezebel)
Karen Owen recently graduated from Duke, where she kept busy in her free time compiling a detailed list of every hot athlete she slept with. She put the results in a massive PowerPoint. And after sharing it with three friends – oops – it went viral. Jezebel has an interview with Karen, who is now embarrassed and contrite that it went public. But here’s the thing: Virality is exactly what a Power Point created to mock and rank popular men’s sexual prowess is destined for. More
Our sister site Blisstree.com this week wrote a piece entitled “10 Overweight Celebrities We Don’t Want to Look Like.” While the title may have been a little flippant, we wonder if Jezebel’s Sadie Stein read beyond it as the message of Blisstree’s article was far from Mean Girls. Instead Blisstree (which is a health and nutrition site) was pointing out the myriad health problems that come with being obese, including, you know, dying. And its way more common in America than the size-0 celebrities that gossip blogs mock and point to as poor role models. More
Oh Good, Another Woman Faking Cancer For Free Stuff – We thought that young woman in Canada who scammed thousands out of her local skate-boarding community by shaving her eyebrows off was the worst, but this story of a woman upstate whose entire wedding was donated by kind businesses (dress, ring, the works) because of her pretend terminal leukemia is somehow sadder. Now her husband has divorced her and she still refuses to tell the truth. (via Jezebel)
The cast of Mad Men grace the cover of Rolling Stone in the next issue, though as Jezebel rightly points out, there happen to be a number of discrepancies. What’s real, and what has been Photoshopped to appeal to the … More
Finally, Some Separation Between Advertising and Editorial – Susannah Breslin asks a question we’ve wondered for awhile: If Gawker Media’s women blog Jezebel hates American Apparel so much, why does Dov Charney‘s ads keep appearing on their site? (via The Frisky)
Chilling with a Friend of JWOWW? Color us jealous - Oh, at least now we know that Jersey Shore starlet with the world’s best boobs wasn’t just off her meds two weeks ago when she started name-dropping peeps like “Jay 420″ and “Joey Yanks.” They are real people who sometimes give special access to the blawgs. (via Jezebel)