Claire Hannum

Claire writes at The Frisky and probably thinks you're fab. Email her at claire[at]thefrisky.com.

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Watch “The Daily Show” Dole Out Some Real Talk About Campus Sexual Assault

When three students at James Madison University sexually assaulted a classmate on tape, their punishment was expulsion — after they graduated. Yes, really. JMU, along with 55 other schools, are under…

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This Woman Is So In Love With Her Bradley Cooper Cardboard Cutout That She Made Him An Instagram

Meet Danielle, a New Jersey woman who likes to hang out with a life-size cardboard Bradley Cooper cutout and document it on Instagram because, well, who wouldn’t? Bradley accompanies Danielle on trips…

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In Case You Were Wondering, The World’s Sexiest Men Are From Australia

The semi-creepy travel dating website MissTravel took a survey of its members to find where the sexiest people in the world come from. The site asked both men and women to…

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Study: “27 Dresses” And “The Bachelorette” Are Messing With Your Love Life

Researchers have found evidence that watching rom-coms and sitcoms impact our views on love. TV seems to shape our view of reality in every other realm of life, so I’m…

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Let’s Reclaim The Phrase “Like A Girl”

Growing up, I played a lot of catch in the backyard with my dad and male cousins. Every time I missed the ball was a golden opportunity to remind me…

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To Learn More About Cultural Beauty Standards, This Woman Asked Artists From 25 Different Countries To Photoshop Her Face

When American journalist Esther Honig sent her un-retouched photo to over 40 Photoshop artists around the world, she received a vastly different virtual makeover from each. “With a cost ranging…

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Bear Crashes Birthday Party By Falling Through Family’s Skylight, Proceeds To Eat All The Cupcakes

A Juneau, Alaska, couple was prepping for their child’s birthday party at their home when they received a visit from a surprise party crasher — a 180-pound black bear who…

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This #StandUpWorldCup Domestic Violence PSA Reminds Us That The Event Has A Dark Side

This short, simple PSA says so much in just a few seconds. It’s easy to forget that the World Cup often correlates with increased levels of domestic violence (as I’d imagine many…

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I Can’t Stop Watching This Baby Owl’s Dance Moves

I am oddly mesmerized by this baby owl’s bizarre dance moves. Sure, the little guy is adorable, but something about those wide eyes paired with the music is just a…

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#LookADouche Has Been Arrested For Public Intoxication

Justin Lookadoo, also known as #LookADouche, everyone’s favorite misogynistic motivational speaker, has been arrested for public intoxication. According to an Indiana news station, he was set to speak to a…

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12 Tips For Handling Mercury Retrograde Without Becoming A Train Wreck

Starting June 7 (and lasting until July 2), the planet Mercury went retrograde, causing our lives to go haywire. Mercury Retrograde happens several times each year, but somehow, it never…

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Watch This Cat Give His Soldier Human The Warmest Welcome Home Ever

Finn the ragdoll cat really missed his human, Nick, while he was away for a drill. Even before he walks through the door, Finn (and his fellow kitty Boo, who we…

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Did Energy Drinks Kill This Teenage Girl?

Lanna Hamann, a 16-year-old high schooler from Arizona, died suddenly of a heart attack on vacation in Mexico this weekend, and her mom, Kris, believes it was the result of…

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The Great Diary Project Is Preserving Hundreds Of Years’ Worth Of Angsty Teenagers’ Thoughts

Did you keep a diary as a teenager? Does the thought of reading it now make you want to cringe with embarrassment or would you jump at the change to…

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I Am Obsessed With Taylor Swift’s Instagram Replies To Her Fans

Taylor Swift has been stoking the fire of her ever-obsessive fan base by sending surprise replies to her fans on Instagram these past few months. I would venture that she’s…

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“The Feminist Utopia Project” Imagines A World Without Misogyny

What would a feminist world look like? The Feminist Utopia Project anthology, which is currently in the making, aims to help us discover exactly that. Writers Alexandra Brodsky and Rachel Kauder

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Laverne Cox’s Moving “It Gets Better” Video Is A Tearjerker

Laverne Cox wasn’t always as sure of herself as she is today. Growing up in Alabama with a single mom struggling to make ends meet, she got bullied at school…

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Study: The Concept Of Trophy Wives Is Pretty Much A Big Fat Lie

Trophy wives may be nothing but a myth perpetuated by sexist research, according to a new study. Researcher Elizabeth Aura McClintock of Notre Dame reviewed the data from a large…

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The Daily Squee: Boston Terrier Puppy Tries Peanut Butter For The First Time!

What is it about Boston terriers that makes them so damn cute? Bosco the puppy would be fun to hang out with even if he wasn’t having his very first taste of…

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The Soapbox: School Dress Codes Are Vehicles For Body-Shaming And It’s Time To Do Something About It

Remember school dress codes? Did they ever give you a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach as a teenager, or did they stay comfortably off your radar? Peggy Orenstein’s

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