Sarah Gray

Sexist Job Listing Only Wants You If You’re Female, Attractive & Under 25

Sexism in the workplace is manifested in a slew of ways: pay inequality, dress code regulations, getting hit on by your boss. In this case, on the site Australia InfoMine, sexism reared its ugly head before the job even started! According to News.Com.Au, the first requirement on a posting for the Korean coal company…
By: Sarah Gray / March 22, 2013

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Can Drop And Give You 20

Happy belated birthday to Supreme Court Justice Bader Ginsburg!  There are so many reasons to love the two-time cancer survivor Justice: from her stance on reproductive rights, to holding it down as the solo woman on the court for three years (post-Sandra Day O'Connor, pre-Sonia Sotomayor). Yesterday March 19, The Washington Post revealed another endearing…
By: Sarah Gray / March 21, 2013

Study: Single Mothers The Reason For The Decline Of Men?

Nerd alert!  I feel very "Lord of the Rings" whenever I read about the "fall" of men: dramatic, old fashioned, and spoken in Cate Blanchett's voice.  And the conversation (like the trilogy) seems never-ending.  From Hanna Rosin's book The End of Men to Charles Murray's Coming Apart, everybody must add their…
By: Sarah Gray / March 21, 2013

NYPD’s Misguided Strategy To Get Domestic Violence Victims To Cooperate

If you abuse your partner you deserve some serious jail-time.  Nobody could argue with that.  Yet, according to The New York Post, the New York Police Department's method of getting a victim to cooperate and close a case could potentially do more harm than good. According to the Post, a March 5 memo written by Chief…
By: Sarah Gray / March 20, 2013

Feministing’s Zerlina Maxwell Challenges Sean Hannity About Teaching Men Not To Rape

Feministing blogger Zerlina Maxwell is a survivor of rape. Last week, Maxwell appeared with Sean Hannity on Fox News and what she said on the show generated some racist, misogynist comments and both rape threats and death threats. Her "controversial" comment? She said, "I think we should be telling men not to rape wome…
By: Sarah Gray / March 20, 2013

Conservative Wackadoo Advises Society “Shame” And “Punish” People For Pre-Marital Sex

If you're wondering where society went wrong, the uber-conservative, anti-gay Family Research Council has an idea: it was when the Supreme Court overturned a law that banned the sale of birth control to — gasp! — unmarried folks. This week, FRC senior fellow Pat Fagan appeared on the radio show "Washington Watch" to blast premarital sex. "Society…
By: Sarah Gray / March 15, 2013

Gay Sex For Everyone! Virginia Strikes Down Anti-Sodomy Law

Welcome to the 21st century, Virginia! Despite the Supreme Court ruling in 2003 that state law can not deem sexual relations between consenting adults a "crime," VA has continued to do so for 10 years — until this week.  An appeals court finally nixed the state's anti-sodomy law regulating "crimes against nature," which criminalized anal and…
By: Sarah Gray / March 14, 2013

An Etsy Gem: Crying Kim Kardashian iPhone Case

I still don't know why Kim Kardashian is famous, but I'm sure as hell glad she is. Without her, we'd lack someone to carry Kanye's baby or a reason to care about Lord Scott Disick. But just in case your life, like mine, does not have Kim everywhere, you need a completely ridiculous …
By: Sarah Gray / March 14, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Taking Sexual Assault In The Military Seriously, As He Should

A new defense secretary has just been confirmed and already he has a big issue to address: sexual assault in the military. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (Full disclosure: I used to work in her office), and Senator Janeane Shaheen (D-NH) recently sent a letter requesting Chuck Hagel immediately review a decision by an Air Force…
By: Sarah Gray / March 13, 2013

Today Is “No More” Day: Take A Stand Against Violence Against Women

NO MORE. It is a simple, direct message representing a broad and pervasive issue. No more sexual assault. No more violence against women. Today, March 13 marks NO MORE day, a day to join the movement to stop domestic violence and sexual assault, and launch the organization's new symbol — a thick "O" of…
By: Sarah Gray / March 13, 2013

Today’s Gross Politician: New York Assemblyman Vito Lopez Has A Thing For Underaged Girls

It wouldn't be a day at The Frisky if I didn't get to write about a sleazy politician! Today's subject: New York Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez, a Democrat from Brooklyn. According to The New York Daily News, the 71-year-old complained to a fellow staff members about statutory rape laws in New York, because he thought hi…
By: Sarah Gray / March 12, 2013

Recap “The Bachelor” Finale: Catherine Wins The Rose & The Ring

Hi everyone it's Sarah, not Amelia, writing "The Bachelor" recap. It is both an honor and quite a bit of pressure given that last night was the dramatic season finale. The occasion, of course, called for a group of friends gathered around bowls of chips, salsa and rice crispy treats to fully immerse…
By: Sarah Gray / March 12, 2013

6 Things To Know About The UN’s Commission On The Status Of Women

March is Women's History Month, and this Friday is International Women's Day. (And March is  my birth month — so many reasons to celebrate!) Fitting then that this week  kicked off the start of the United Nation's Commission on the Status of Women:  10 days focused on promoting women's rights worldwide. What i…
By: Sarah Gray / March 7, 2013

Creepy Politician “Doesn’t Want” Female Interns Because Sexism Keeps Him “Good”

Last week Connecticut State Rep. Ernest Hewett (D) creeped out America with his lewd and inappropriate comment to a 17-year-old girl about the "snake" under his desk. (He meant his dick.)  Now Hewett has explained to the Hartford Courant that this was not his typical behavior.  How has he kept his record clean?
By: Sarah Gray / March 7, 2013

A Pill You Only Take When You Know You’re Getting Laid?

While there are many positive side effects from taking a once-daily birth control pill — no more heavy periods, no more acne, less intense menstrual cramps -- the main purpose, as the name suggests, is to prevent pregnancies.  It is just one of many forms of contraception used by those who are not ready to have…
By: Sarah Gray / March 6, 2013

Minnesota Advances Anti-Abortion Bill

Minnesota's House of Representatives advanced a bill that would end access state insurance covered abortions unless it was necessary to save the mother's life, or if the pregnancy was caused by a sexual assault was reported within 48 hours of occurring.  A strange turn for a state that generally protects a women's right to choose. [RH Reality Check]…
By: Sarah Gray / March 5, 2013

Texas Legislators Introduce Anti-Abortion “Fetal Pain” Bill

Texas State Representatives Jodie Laubenberg (D R) and Jeff Leach (R) have introduced a so-called "fetal pain" bill called The Preborn Pain Act, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks, claiming that a fetus, which is called an "unborn child" in the bill, can feel pain. The bill, if passed, would shorten the…
By: Sarah Gray / March 5, 2013

Man Gropes Woman, Promptly Falls Into A Manhole

Karma's a bitch. Last night outside my apartment in New York City, the street was flooded with lights, sirens and a cherry-picker? Yes.  A cherry-picker, along with a host of emergency personnel, surrounded a gaping hole familiar (and clearly marked, for the record) to this stretch of sidewalk. Firefighters kept gawkers at bay and I asked…
By: Sarah Gray / March 5, 2013

Taylor Swift Gets Parodied For A Good Cause!

There is a great parody of Taylor Swift's "22" floating around the interwebz.  Rather than finding inspiration from ex-boyfriends this song takes aim at a different set of pathetic men: the 22 Senators who did not vote "yes" on the Violence Against Women Act.  …
By: Sarah Gray / February 27, 2013

Conservative Writer Compares Ashley Judd To Todd Akin

Ashley Judd was compared to Todd Akin by conservative writer for The Daily Caller, Alex Pappas. Seriously? Ashley Judd's name has been floated around as possible Democratic candidate to run Senator Mitch McConnell in Kentucky in 2014. But haters have already come out swinging, with a writer for conservative blog The Daily…
By: Sarah Gray / February 27, 2013