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House GOP Softens Draconian Immigration Bill With Buzzfeed-Style GIFs

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 20, 2015
Oh look! The Government thinks it's Buzzfeed! Apparently, the GOP is trying to demonstrate that they are hip to what the young people are into these days by issuing a press release regarding the "Michael Davis, Jr., and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act"-- an aggressive anti-immigration bill, in the manner of… More »


Former NFL Player Darren Sharper Now Wanted in Four States for Raping Instead of Just Three

By: Beejoli Shah / March 20, 2015
Darren Sharper, a retired NFL safety who played for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, and New Orleans Saints, was charged with two counts of sexual assault for drugging and raping two female tourists in Las Vegas, Nevada, back in January 2014. The latest charges join a long line of drug-and-rape accusations under Sharper's belt:… More »


Science Says Hugging Keeps You Healthy!

By: Claire Hannum / March 20, 2015
Something I didn't realize or appreciate until I got older is how intentional my parents were about being a big hugging family when I was growing up, because most of the adults who raised them as kids were not. I guess they had the right idea, because a recent Carnegie Mellon study found that hugging helps keep us healthy! More specifically, feeling… More »


Florida Employee Says “Climate Change,” Is Sent To Have Head Examined

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 20, 2015
In case you hadn't heard the news, Florida Governor Rick Scott has reportedly put the kibosh on anyone in the Florida government, specifically the environmental protection department, so much as uttering the words "climate change" or "global warming." You know, because that is totally going to make those things not be problems anymore. Anyway, longtime… More »


Men Are Scheduling Vasectomies So They Can Recover During March Madness

By: Megan Reynolds / March 20, 2015
What will they think of next?! More »


Just Look At This Asshole: Dirtbag Fish Changes Colors, Tricks Baby Fish, Eats Them

By: Megan Reynolds / March 20, 2015
What a dick. … More »


Here Are Some Adult Humans Who Paid 1K To Pretend To Be In Preschool

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 20, 2015
I think I may be in the wrong line of business, you guys. Apparently, the real money is in preschool. Not like, actual preschool because actual preschool teachers don't get paid much, PRESCHOOL FOR ADULTS. Yeah, apparently there are adult human persons who will pay $333-$999 to come over to your house and fingerpaint and… More »


Here Is Starbucks’ Employee Memo On How To Discuss Their #RaceTogether Campaign

By: Beejoli Shah / March 19, 2015
Earlier this week, my digestive system and I learned the hard way that despite their idiotic new campaign to get baristas talking to customers about race, Starbucks employees didn't really seem to know what to do past sticking a #RaceTogether sticker on coffee cups. Today, a leaked internal memo from Starbucks explains why. The full… More »


NHS: Genital Piercings Count As Female Genital Mutilation

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 19, 2015
The UK’s National Health Service has classified voluntary genital piercings as female genital mutilation. More »


7 Questions With … Claire, In Honor Of The Frisky’s 7th Birthday

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 19, 2015
It’s our birthday, bitch! This week, The Frisky turns seven years old, and I thought an appropriately navel-gazing way of acknowledging this momentous occasion would be to more formally introduce you to the seven women, including myself, who make up this new era of The Frisky. Over the course of the week — as StassiMore »


A Celestial Trifecta Is Coming, Here’s What To Expect!

By: Claire Hannum / March 19, 2015
Tomorrow, our humble little planet will bear witness to a solar eclipse, the spring equinox, and a supermoon! The low odds of all three events happening in one day paired with Tuesday's solar storm and resulting auroras make this a week for the books. I've decided to believe that it simply must be a sign of something great. Here's what to expect and how… More »


Would You Like Some Whopper Perfume?

By: Claire Hannum / March 19, 2015
If you'd like to celebrate the arrival of spring by drenching yourself in the sweet scent of mystery meat and secret sauce, look no further than Burger King's limited release Whopper-scented perfume. The fragrance is called Flame-Grilled and will be for sale at Japanese Burger King locations for one day only (free Whopper with purchase, of course!)… More »


Oklahoma Bans Atheist Marriages In Hopes Of Preventing Gay Ones

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 19, 2015
Well, it's looks like my dream of a Rodgers and Hammerstein-themed wedding are officially dashed, because even if I am a girl who cain't say no, I cain't say "yes" in the state of Oklahoma*. To marriage, anyway. I'm sure I could say yes to other things in Oklahoma, like, for instance, being taken out in your surry… More »


The US Presbyterian Church Now Recognizes Gay Marriage

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 18, 2015
Woohoo, another victory for gay rights! More »


Just Look At This Asshole: Catholic Church Spraying Homeless With Water At Night In San Francisco

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 18, 2015
In a tremendous show of Christian charity, a Catholic church in San Francisco has installed water sprinklers specifically meant to drive away the homeless people who sleep in the church’s outer alcove. The homeless individuals in question were under the impression that the sprinklers were installed to keep the alcove clean, but that wasn’t the… More »


Coca-Cola Now Paying Nutritionists To Say Soda Is Healthy For You

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 18, 2015
Hey! If I asked you, a normal person on the street, whether or not it was a "healthy choice" to drink a can of Coke, tiny or otherwise, what would you say? You would probably say no! Even if you were like, a super big fan of cola, you would definitely say no! Why? Because there… More »


Lizzie Velasquez’s SXSW Anti-Bullying Film Should Be Required Viewing

By: Claire Hannum / March 18, 2015
Born with a syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, 26-year-old Lizzie Velasquez endured painful bullying as a child over her unique appearance. When she was a teenager, she discovered that someone on YouTube had senselessly called her "the world's ugliest woman." This set Lizzie on a determined path to see people treat one another with more kindness,… More »


Abandoned Dog Photographed Desperately Chasing After Owners’ Truck

By: Claire Hannum / March 18, 2015
When two Louisiana men abandoned their dog Butterbean at a Shell gas station on Monday, the German shepherd mix chased their pick-up truck down a two-lane highway for over a mile, dodging traffic in a desperate attempt to chase them down. Lorie Hollis, who was also at the Shell station that afternoon, took a heartbreaking photo of Butterbean trying to catch… More »


7 Questions With … Robyn, In Honor Of The Frisky’s 7th Birthday!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 18, 2015
It’s our birthday, bitch! This week, The Frisky turns seven years old, and I thought an appropriately navel-gazing way of acknowledging this momentous occasion would be to more formally introduce you to the seven women, including myself, who make up this new era of The Frisky. Over the course of the week — as StassiMore »


Guess What That State Rep Who Gave His Adopted Daughters To A Rapist Is Up To Now?!

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 18, 2015
OK, let's play a game. Say that you are an Arkansas State Representative who has been in the news for the last couple weeks on account of the fact that you gave your adopted daughter to a rapist because you thought she was possessed by Satan. What is the absolute last type of legislation that you want… More »


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