the frisky

13 Real-Life Struggles Of A High-Heel Strutter

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They say “The higher the heel, the closer to God.” But I say, “The higher the heel, the farther you fall when you trip in those heels and bust ass.” Stilettos are sexy as hell; they’ll give you the illusion of legs for days and...

Girl Talk: On Dating Down

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The first man I ever fell in love with was eight years older than me. He was on probation for stealing a video game, and his fingertips smelled like cigarettes and shellfish, having spent most evenings washing dishes at a seafood restaurant. At one point,...

Supreme Court To Rule On Online Threats

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It’s three months away, but it’s groundbreaking and past due: This December, the Supreme Court will rule on whether online threats are protected by the First Amendment based on whether they qualify as a threat by the intent of the person making it, or by...

Nicki Minaj Tried & Failed To Teach Models At Alexander Wang How To Twerk

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Models are good at being gorgeous walking clothes hangers — and I’m sure they each have their own individual talents — but one thing they’re seemingly not so great at is twerking. Nicki Minaj dropped by the Alexander Wang show at New York Fashion Week...

12 Reasons Black Women Are Not More Privileged Than Black Men

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A seemingly impervious narrative dominates today’s social discourse in the Black community where Black men are painted as more vulnerable victims than their female counterparts. This far-reaching myth typically arises along with discussions about gender inequality or sexism where claims are made that Black women face...

On Being The Black Girl At Rockabilly Events

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As sometimes happens, I came to it — rockabilly — for the clothes. I started collecting vintage clothes from the 1940s through the early ’60s when I graduated from college and was entering the working world, because I wanted more than black pants and a sweater for business...