Category Archives: News

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Vogue’s Beyonce Cover, Racist?

Some folks have gotten their panties in a bunch over Beyonce’s cover for the “Shape Issue” of Vogue. Beyonce is one of only five black women to grace the cover of Vogue since it was founded in 1892, but blogs like Jezebel and Sociological Images think the magazine was being sexist and racist by putting her on the cover. I agree to some extent, but not for their reasons. Keep reading »

Recapping “Gossip Girl”: The Age of Dissonance

I have so many questions as I sit, rapt, through the intro to Monday’s night episode of “Gossip Girl”: Would Dan boink Ol’ Teachy McTeacherson again? Would Serena’s breasts push free of their restrictive corsetry and finally take over the entire screen with their golden magnificence? Would Chuck take his custom-made Saville Row pants off and dance for me and me alone? Keep reading »

Psst! It’s Our Birthday!

The Frisky turns ONE today! Yay US! And yay YOU, for reading our lil’ site, commenting like crazy, and helping to make this such a great destination for women. In honor of this momentous occasion, check out what you, our dear readers, have been obsessed with for the last 365 days, according to the most read stories from The Frisky’s first year. Keep reading »

This Is Why I Love This Is Why You’re Fat

Let’s face it. Most websites suck. Doncha think? Generally, I especially loathe those wear-their-gimmick-on-their-sleeve sites, the ones that were created just so someone could get a book deal. But I love me some This Is Why You’re Fat. It’s hardcore, wet and sloppy, extreme, take-no-prisoners, get down and dirty food porn. And I, for one, cannot get enough of it. If you’re looking to drool over photographs of the most over the top food assemblages ever created, this is the omnivore pornography for which you have spent your whole life waiting. Co-created by Frisky contributors Richard Blakeley (of Gawker) and his girlfriend, Urlesque‘s Jessica Amason, this is the next food movement — 21st century shameless gluttony! — waiting to happen. After the jump, a few of my obscene favorites. Keep reading »

There Still Aren’t Condoms In The Pope’s Carry On

“[The AIDS epidemic in Africa] is a tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone, that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which even aggravates the problems…. It is of great concern that the fabric of African life, its very source of hope and stability, is threatened by divorce, abortion, prostitution, human trafficking and a contraception mentality…. The traditional teaching of the church has proven to be the only failsafe way to prevent the spread of HIV/Aids.” — Pope Benedict XVI

While it’s to be expected that the Catholic Church continues to have a conservative outlook on abortion and premarital sex, the fact the Pope is still unwilling to get behind the use of contraception to stop the spread of AIDS surprises (and appalls) many — especially as he embarks on a tour of Sub-Saharan Africa, where 22 million (that’s 67%) of the global total of 32.9 million people with HIV live. Nearly three quarters of AIDS deaths in 2007 were in the region. I wasn’t raised Catholic, so this doesn’t have any impact on my faith in God or whatever, but I do wonder how Catholics feel when Church leaders still take such a conservative position on this vital issue. Readers please share in the comments! [Guardian U.K.] Keep reading »

Mmm, Whiskey Flavored Condoms

Giving whole new meaning to the term “whiskey dick,” these “McCondoms” supposedly taste like Scotch Whiskey. Hey, nothing turns on a lady faster than the faint taste of cheap booze on a guy’s genitalia, right? But on St. Patrick’s Day, I can’t help wondering: is it sacrilegious to use Scotch Whiskey-flavored condoms on an Irish holiday? [via DearSugar] Keep reading »

First Look: “Away We Go”

Let’s see…a movie that stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maya Rudolph, John Krasinski, and Catherine O’Hara, directed by Sam Mendes, and written by Dave Eggers. SOLID GOLD. Trailer above… Keep reading »

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Even the White House is getting into the Irish spirit. The fountain in front of the President’s house is green today!

UPDATE: This is the first year the White House fountain has been dyed green, and it was Michelle Obama’s idea. She wanted to bring a little bit of Chicago tradition (they dye the river green there on St. Paddy’s Day) to D.C. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Quickies!: Amber Rose Reins It In

  • Amber Rose totally toned it down for the Metropolitan Opera’s Gala. But so did Kanye. And Annika thinks Kanye controls everything Amber does so… [DListed]
  • A woman from Las Vegas won the U.S. Pole Dancing Championship and will be representing our country at the elite Miss Pole Dance Australia 2009 competition later this year. [Gothamist]
  • I’ve wanted a set of Phillipe Stark ghost chairs for my apartment, but you know who gets them instead? BARBIE! [inredningsbloggen]
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    Today In Terribleness: “Curing” Lesbians With Rape!

    How’s this for an evil/nonsensical “trend” — in South Africa, the number of lesbian women who’ve reported being raped to “cure” them of their gayness is on the rise. “What we’re seeing is a spike in the numbers of women coming to us having been raped and who have been told throughout the attack that being a lesbian was to blame for what was happening to them,” said Vanessa Ludwig, the chief executive of Triangle, a gay rights organization. Additionally, local authorities are not classifying these attacks as hate crimes when the women report them, nor are they taking significant steps in trying to solve these cases or curb them. These crimes are hardly few and far between, especially in a country where incidents of rape against women in general are disturbingly high. Keep reading »

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