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Commenters Ball: Our Five Favorite Comments Of The Week

We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say, you bitches crack us up! So in honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the Internet, we’re giving away prizes! Each week well award five of you an awesome internet chatty Cathy’s a little something special. This weeks winner’s will receive Margo Morrison’s beautiful turquoise earrings sported by celebs like Blake Lively. Dang that’s hot! So, without further adieu, here are the lucky winners of this week’s Commenters Ball… Keep reading »

What Does Being Smart Mean For Your Sex Life?

Women are always on the hunt for a smart man. Smarter men have more money, more success and apparently more sperm. Researchers have found that smarter men produce more sperm than not-so-smart men. The logic behind this theory is that smarter men take better care of themselves and live a healthier life than the not-so-intelligent dudes (also known as the the people who eat triple bacon cheeseburgers from Wendy’s).

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A Coloring Book For Grown-Ups

Get out your 64-crayon box of Crayolas! This coloring book will keep you busy on those days when you don’t have anyone to play with. The Big Coloring Book of Vaginas is available through several Amazon.com sellers for $11.95 to $516.77. At those prices, it must be good (though, to be fair, you can get it on the publisher’s website, BigBookAltPress.com, for $11.95). One of the satisfied customers who reviewed the book said, “This book entered my life at a time when I was feeling more or less ‘eh’ about my vagina. Like, I’d wake up in the morning, first thought: ‘I’ve got a vagina.’ Next thought: ‘Yeah, so?’ Not anymore. In my mind, at least, my private parts have progressed from the drab Middle Ages to a Technicolor Age of Aquarius. Let the sunshine in.” In short, this coloring book will change your life. [via The Daily What] Keep reading »

“Mad Men” Creator May Not Return For Season 3

“Mad Men” season three will begin in the summer on AMC, but the period show might have a new executive at the helm. Creator/executive producer Matthew Weiner has been in prolonged contract negotiations with producer Lionsgate TV since his contract expired at the end of season two. And both parties seem to be exploring other options. Keep reading »

Can I Get Some Privacy Please Facebook?!

Every time I go to check my email, this feeling of fear passes over me. Not because I’m worried about getting an email from my boss, or a Dear John type letter from a guy who’s just not that in to me. But because Facebook is going to send me a message that says “One of your friends tagged you in a photo.” WHAT! Why are my friends tagging me in photos for all of my other Facebook friends to see? Have I approved these photos to get posted? What am I doing in the photo – am I drunk? The big question is, how do I look in the photo? If we are going to remain Facebook friends, you cannot tag me in a pic where I look like I could go outside and frighten small children. That’s like an unwritten rule. But how did my social gatherings with friends and personal details of my life now become a public viewing spectacle and a topic of thread discussions on the Internet.
It brings up the point, can you have any privacy with a Facebook account? Can any part of your life remain to yourself? It was designed to be this wonderful tool for staying in touch with people in your past and present, but come on let’s be real. Facebook puts our lives on full display for everyone to read, gawk at and talk crap about. Privacy no longer exists if you have a Facebook account. Keep reading »

Mating Calls In The Key Of Mosquito

That buzzing sound mosquitoes make all summer is really annoying, but if you were a girl mosquito, you might think it sounded like love. That’s because in one species of mosquito (Aedes aegypti, a carrier for human dengue and yellow fever) can adjust their buzzing so it harmonizes with their mate’s. Researchers believe it’s how the female tests the male’s fitness. “We think what the females are doing is saying, ‘Can you match this harmonic, and how fast does it take you to match it?’” said Ronald Hoy of Columbia University. “If the male is slow or doesn’t match it, she’ll just fly away.” The Discovery Channel should totally do a show called, “Insects, They’re Just Like Us!” [LiveScience] Keep reading »

What Do Caroline Kennedy And Sarah Palin Have In Common? A Lot, Actually.

Here’s the thing. Caroline Kennedy, currently waging a solid campaign to take Hillary Clinton’s soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat, is a lot like Sarah Palin: not such a bad idea when you consider the alternatives. Analysts and anonymous Republican staffers may hold Palin single handedly accountable for the downfall of John McCain’s presidential campaign, but that criticism discounts how much sway she had over the conservative base in November’s election — and how little any other nominee could have changed the results of the 2008 vote. Other rumored candidates for the VP slot — Joe Lieberman, Elizabeth Dole, or Kay Bayley Hutchison — may have earned more polite commentary from the media, but a respectable loss is still a loss. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Lily Allen Hearts Cocaine, “Real Housewife” Sheree Is Broke, & A Bathtub Strip-Teese

  • Lily Allen offers a rather weak explanation for her stance on recreational drug use. [Perez Hilton]
  • Researchers report that as many as three-quarters of women admit to cuddling with their lover’s clothing when he is away. We guess there’s something to Destiny’s Child’s “T-Shirt.” [Dear Sugar]
  • We all lead busy lives, but you shouldn’t have to schedule sex. You can keep it spontaneous by spicing up your mundane activities. [Your Tango]
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    Female Taxi Drivers Are Way Outnumbered

    Only 170 of New York City’s 46,000 taxi drivers are women, according to the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission. “Because of security concerns and the solitude involved, driving a taxi is less attractive to women,” said Alfred LaGasse, executive director of the Taxicab, Limousine and Paratransit Association. In other countries, women have begun working as drivers to increase levels of safety. Pink Ladies, a London cab company formed in 2005 after a girl was murdered by someone posing as a taxi driver, now has a Moscow branch. Other similar operations are popping up in countries such as Iran, the United Arab Emirates, and India. The whole girl-driver thing is such a good idea and reminds me of the “escort service” we had in college. Wouldn’t it be nice to get into a cab and know you’d get home safely, even if you’re three sheets to the wind? [Women's ENews] Keep reading »

    Get Your Rocks Off: Happy Birthday Bowie!

    Forget Christmas. On this day in history, the glam messiah, David Bowie, was born. Although it isn’t one of those official holidays recognized by the Post Office and the bank, January 8, 1947, was, in fact, a day that literally rocked our world! While we have no confirmation that Bowie danced himself right out of the womb wearing platform pumps and guyliner, the man we’ve come to know and love has influenced many of his fellow artists. Hit songs like “Rebel Rebel,” “Heroes,” and “Fashion” have stood the test of time, just like his good looks. Damn, the dude still looks slick in a suit at 62! So, to celebrate this special day, we compiled a playlist of bands and musicians who also worship the Thin White Duke, after the jump…

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