Posts Tagged ‘weddings’

To Avoid Funding Gay Marrieds, Catholic Charities Denies Benefits to All Spouses

The Archdiocese of Washington has been battling the D.C. government for the right to discriminate against gays and lesbians since D.C.'s same-sex marriage legislation got rolling last year.
One major point of contention: Once gays and lesbians are allowed to marry, the Archdiocese—which employs plenty of locals through Catholic Charities—will be required to provide health benefits [...]

The 10 Most Popular Sexist Posts of the Year: Semen, Nipple Slips, and Sarah Palin

This year on the Sexist, the pageviews accumulated like so many cats draped across my spinstery blogger frame. I'd like to take a minute to thank you all for clicking and commenting, even those of you who accidentally stumbled onto this blog while searching for porn. Especially you guys.
Below are the 10 most popular blog [...]

The Original CockBib: For Drunk Brides, Small Children, and Subaru Owners

Last spring, I discovered the CockBib, an oral sex accessory for men who want a dryer blowjob. "The whole idea for cockbibs came to me right after I was pleased orally and realized,'Damn, I can’t just fall asleep, I need to get up and wash my balls,'" the device's inventor explained on his Web site, [...]

Semen Facials Are Like Weddings

Last week, The Frisky writer Jessica Wakeman stood up in defense of the facial. Wakeman argued that the old porn standby—whereby a man ejaculates onto a woman's face—isn't inherently demeaning, as long the woman wants it. "In some porn films, the facial is played up to emphasize his humiliation of and domination of her, but [...]

Tomorrow: All Sex. All Day.

Tomorrow, the fate of our alt-weekly's ownership may finally be decided, again.  While Creative Loafing brass are hugging it out in Atlanta bankruptcy court, CP staff will be busy proving that we still deserve our paychecks. We're spending the whole day writing about fucking.
On the Sexist tomorrow: explore D.C.'s massage parlors, porn shops, courthouse weddings, [...]

Chris Brown Wedding Video: Unbearable Cuteness With a Side of Domestic Abuse

So, the cutest viral wedding video of the moment—dare you not to cry!—is this wedding entrance dance staged to Chris Brown's "Forever." Goddamnit!

Punk Rock Brides: Like Regular Brides, With Attitude

What does a punk-rock bride wear to her big day? If designer Stephanie Ward's "Punk Rock Bride" collection is any indication, she wears the same flowey white thing the other brides wear—but with an attitude. Ward writes that she designs for the "bride who is looking for an original, non-traditional wedding dress." To me, these [...]

Washington Post Recruits Gay Marriage Photos

The Washington Post's breakout Weddings section, "OnLove," has debuted, providing Washingtonians with another outlet for more-of-the-same coverage of the institution. You've got your pair of interlocked golden rings illustrating the header; your bouquet-clutching, white-veiled bride gracing the front page; and your tales of everlasting love sparked in Dewey Beach spicing up the copy.
But WaPo's weddings [...]

Washington Post Launches Its “Sports Page for Women”

In March, the Washington Post announced that it would be expanding its wedding coverage in the paper. "Style is seeking a reporter to help launch a new feature covering local weddings," read the memo. The new section, the memo explained, would be balancing a major gender inequality in WaPo's pages—it would serve as "the Sports [...]

DC Nearlyweds Drop Another “BM”

Earlier this month, I called out local bride-to-be website DC Nearlyweds (which appears to be, in general, a lovely resource for aspiring brides) for employing the acronym "BM" to refer to their dear bridesmaids. Last week, one nearlywed struck again with this post detailing the arrival of her "BM" dresses: