Daley Quinn

Shocking: 250 Women In California Were Pressured Into Sterilization

Almost 250 female inmates in the California prison system were sterilized — some after being pressured by doctors — between 1997 and 2010, according to a a new report. The report conducted by the Center for Investigative Reporting quoted women that had felt pestered into getting tubal ligations at both the California Institutio…
By: Daley Quinn / July 12, 2013

Battle Over Abortion Restrictions Rages On In Texas

Texas is heatin’ up, and it isn’t just the weather: for the past few weeks, pro-choice and anti-abortion activists have battled it out outside the statehouse in Austin over the bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill would require all abortions to be performed at ambulatory surgical centers, eve…
By: Daley Quinn / July 9, 2013

Woman Went Skinnydipping In Pool To Distract Homeowner During Robbery

Tennessee’s got a modern Bonnie and Clyde on their hands! At around 3 p.m. on Saturday, in Crossville, Tennessee, a man and women approached the 52-year-old man outside his home; soon after, the woman asked her accomplice to fetch her cigarettes from their own house nearby. The male accomplice pretended to leave the premises while…
By: Daley Quinn / July 9, 2013

A True Account From Monday’s “Stand For Texas Women” Rally

After attending the “Stand With Texas Women”  rally in Austin on Monday, I think I have to reconsider my aversion to calling myself a Texas woman. The pro-choice rally, which brought together over 5,000 women, men and children to speak out against the SB5 anti-abortion bill which would shut most abortio…
By: Daley Quinn / July 4, 2013

Kickass Woman Of The Day: 11-Year-Old Cello Prodigy Sujari Britt

Check out this video of 11-year-old cello prodigy, Sujari Britt. Sujari's parents noticed their daughter was musically gifted as a toddler and after hearing a Yo-Yo Ma performance and begging for her own instrument, she began her cellist career at the wee age of four. Her first solo recital was at age five, and she…
By: Daley Quinn / June 29, 2013

Study: Men Should Be Included In Unplanned Pregnancy Prevention

Men should be included in strategizing ways to prevent unplanned pregnancies, according to a new study by the Guttmacher Institute. Researchers looked at data from the 2006 to 2010 National Survey of Family Growth reported by men about unplanned births. Through analyzing the rate of happiness that each father felt when his child was born,…
By: Daley Quinn / June 27, 2013

Uh Oh: The Girl Scouts Are In Trouble

It’s been a year since both the Girl Scouts of the USA celebrated their centennial and a year since I posted “Girl Talk: I Was Born A Girl Scout.”  Unfortunately, the balloons have since burst, all the cake has been eaten, and the Girl Scouts have little to sing about these days. Many…
By: Daley Quinn / June 26, 2013

Kickass Woman Of The Day: 5-Year-Old Golf Prodigy Bella Dovhey

Don’t let her blonde curls and dimpled smile fool you: five-year-old Bella Dovhey means business. Although quite young, golf prodigy Dovhey is really getting into the swing of things, a potential professional golfing career just a chip, pitch or putt away. Bella's father, Micheal Dovhey of Oviedo, Florida, is amazed by his daughter’s golfing capabilities. “I…
By: Daley Quinn / June 26, 2013

Watch This Boozy Beauty Ruin A Bride’s Wedding!

You would think an open bar at a wedding would be the perfect way to liven up the crowd and get everyone’s dancing shoes movin', but not for this unfortunate bride. One of her guests was bathing in booze. In this video, a red-dressed beauty gets bombed and a bit too comfortable with her makeshift…
By: Daley Quinn / June 25, 2013

Jim Carrey Tweets Disapproval Of Violence In “Kick-Ass 2″

“I did Kick-Ass 2 a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. My apologies to others involve[d] with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change of heart.” After 20 children and six adults were killed…
By: Daley Quinn / June 24, 2013

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Convicted Of Paying 17-Year-Old For Sex

Noted horndog and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, 76, was found guilty of paying for sex from a 17-year-old at one of his famous “bunga bunga” parties and sentenced to seven years in prison. Although Karima El Mahroug  passed herself off as being 24, the Moroccan nightclub dancer nicknamed Ruby…
By: Daley Quinn / June 24, 2013

Transgender 6-Year-Old Coy Mathis Wins Case For Access to Girls’ Bathroom

A win for the transgender community! Coy Mathis, a transgendered 6-year-old from Fountain, Colorado has won a case against the Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, allowing her to officially use the girls’ bathroom. Coy had been using the girls’ bathroom at her school because she identifies as a female. Although she was assigned the…
By: Daley Quinn / June 24, 2013

Study Abroad: Coming Back To America

The Frisky's former intern Daley is back from studying abroad for her spring semester — and back interning at The Frisky. Here's the last in her series of pieces about her studies in Africa. Clad in my black tank top and baggy, boldly printed South African pants, the dryness from my face was forming crack…
By: Daley Quinn / June 20, 2013

Kickass Women Of The Day: Four Female NASA Recruits!

One small step for women, one  giant leap for womenkind! That's right, four of the eight new astronauts selected by NASA are women. Being the first new recruits in four years, the eight astronauts will join fellow NASA folk at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston. The ladies are Christina Hammock, 34; Nicole Aunapu Mann,…
By: Daley Quinn / June 20, 2013

Miss Utah Gets Another Chance To Answer The Gender Wage Gap Question

After her total fail of a response at the Miss USA pageant when asked about the gender wage gap, Miss Utah Marissa Powell tried to redeem herself with a more streamlined answer on "The Today Show." Check out her interview with Miss America Erin Brady and see what you think!
By: Daley Quinn / June 18, 2013

Texas Congressman Says We Should Ban Abortion Because Fetuses Masturbate

Frisky staffers are not the only ones finding pleasure with their hands between their legs. According to former OB/GYN and now Texas Congressman Micheal Burgess (a Republican, natch), male fetuses are masturbating as well! “Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movement that are purposeful,” Burgess explained during a House…
By: Daley Quinn / June 18, 2013

Feminist Taylor Swift Twitter Account Boasts 76,000 Followers In 6 Days

It all began with Amelia’s future husband, the sizzling Ryan Gosling, after he expressed his disappointment with the NC-17 rating his movie, “Blue Valentine,” received because it featured him giving oral sex to costar Michelle Williams. The strict rating discouraged Gosling because, if the genders were reversed, and a scene where a woma…
By: Daley Quinn / June 18, 2013

Judge Who Ignored Woman Allegedly Sexually Assaulted By Court Marshal Is No Longer Employed

Patricia Doninger, the hearing master that ignored Monica Contreras pleas after an alleged sexually assault by a court marshal, is no longer employed by the Clark Country Family Courts. [8 News Now] The Supreme Court is set to rule on a case originally filed by Abigail Fisher, a…
By: Daley Quinn / June 17, 2013

Study Abroad: Lions, Elephants, And Snakes — Oh My!

The Frisky’s former intern extraordinaire, Daley, is studying abroad during her spring semester. Over the next several months, she’ll be writing us dispatches from her studies in  Africa.  My butt was starting to ache as his backbone constantly shifted from underneath me. With every step he took, my thumping heart was anticipating a fall a…
By: Daley Quinn / April 15, 2013

Study Abroad: I’m Off To South Africa For The Semester

The Frisky's former intern extraordinaire, Daley, is studying abroad during her spring semester. Over the next several months, she'll be writing us dispatches from her studies in  Africa.  "South Africa is going to be hot," I told Kim, my hairstylist of almost nine years, "so I need a couple of inches off." While individually dying…
By: Daley Quinn / January 25, 2013