Frivolous Fridays: TED Talk featuring Jay Smooth

Really, there is nothing “frivolous” about what Jay is saying here. It’s actually a very intelligent, insightful critique on race relations in America. However, it doesn’t address feminist issues, so I’m using a Friday post to share this with you.

As you know, I am a big ol’ fan of Jay Smooth’s commentary on a variety of subjects, including women. I hope that if my previous post didn’t convince you, this one does.

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Frivolous Fridays: La Mode d’Paris

Across the Atlantic (and several time zones) Paris Fashion Week was in full swing, with even more waifish models strutting down the catwalk in the most luxurious ready-to-wear known to women. The highly anticipated event saw no shortage of celebrities wearing equally chic (and catastrophic) get-ups. Thankfully for us, Jezebel has delivered.

Click here to see the good, the bad, and the ugly-in French! (photo from Jezebel.com)

Frivolous Fridays: (Im)Perfect Patti

From her sexist rhetoric on The Millionaire Matchmaker to her homophobic and racist comments (against her own people, no less) Patti Stanger has been a real winner lately, hasn’t she?

I could go off on a rant, but Jezebel did such a good job already.

You’re welcome-and, see you next week with new content (for real, this time).

Click here to read the article (photo via Jezebel)

Frivolous Fridays: Naeem Khan Runway Show

Societal critiques aside, I truly do enjoy New York Fashion Week. Every season, I look forward to seeing the latest work from designer Naeem Khan. Once again he delivers a beautiful collection that I will dream about until next season. Perhaps if I share it with you, you too will fall in love.

Gorgeous! Click here to see the rest of the collection (via Style.com)

Frivolous Fridays: The Ten Twitter Commandments

As a woman who manages five different Twitter accounts (one of which for this blog @chrzlafeminista), I am a bit of a Tweet junkie.

However, even communicating with the masses in 140 characters or less has its ground rules This is where Glamour’s Twitter Dos and Don’ts come into play. My favorite out of the ten?

DON’T send anyone a picture of your private parts. Ever.

Oh, if only a certain senator adhered to that one…

Click here to read the rest (photo from Glamour.com)

Frivolous Fridays: How to Insert a Tampon, as told by Larry David

Kudos to Larry David for the latest episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” in which he instructs a girl scout on how to use a tampon (through the bathroom door, of course). Finally, a show that used the word “vagina” and talks about tampons in a (semi) serious, non-ironic manner. Nicely done!

Click here to watch the clip and read the story on Jezebel.com

Jezebel.com had even more praise for this and other episodes, which you can read by clicking here.

Frivolous Fridays: Winnie the (Pill-Poppin’) Pooh

I have often heard the argument that “Winnie the Pooh” is an allegorical reference to mental illness. Props to Dan Meth for taking things one step further and writing “prescriptions” for these beloved characters. Definitely worth a chuckle, but I notice that Rabbit (OCD), Owl (narcissism?), Kanga and Roo (Oedipus complex?) are M.I.A. Hmph.

Click here to see the full graphic on DanMeth.com

Frivolous Fridays: Lucy, You Have Some Explaining To Do!

If I had a dollar for every hour I’ve spent watching hilarious reruns of “I Love Lucy,” I’d be able to pay off my student loans.

In my eyes, Lucille Ball was one tough lady and a fantastic pioneer. Think about it: she was one-half of one of television’s first biracial couples and she spoke out against the McCarthy era and while making strides in film and television-and she was funny, to boot!

On August 6 (which would have been Ball’s 100th birthday), Blue Water Productions will pay homage to the funny lady with a 32-page comic book illustrating her career and life in a much-deserved tribute, no explanations necessary!

America's Favorite Redhead (Source: http://www.BUST.com)

To pre-order your copy, click here.

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