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Quote Of The Day: Barack Gets Personal About Michelle

“Sometimes, when we’re lying together, I look at her and I feel dizzy with the realization that here is another distinct person from me, who has memories, origins, thoughts, feelings that are different from my own. That tension between familiarity and mystery meshes something strong between us.”

– Barack Obama on his wife Michelle, in an interview in the French newspaper, Le Monde, from 1996 Keep reading »

Go Ahead, Take Off Your Pants In Public Today

Today at 3pm, tons of people will ride the subways of New York City sans trousers as part of Improv Everywhere‘s No Pants! Subway Ride. If you’d like to participate, you have to 1) be willing to take off your pants on the subway, and 2) keep a straight face about it. (I will not be participating as I don’t think I could do #2). For more instructions, visit Improv Everywhere’s website. Happy depantsing! [Improv Everywhere] Keep reading »

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For January 10-11th 2009

Saturday

  • “Bio Classics: Natalie Wood” on BIO at 9 am
  • “E! News Weekend” on E! at 9 am
  • “Charlie’s Angels” on HBO at 9 am
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    Quickies!: Jessica Simpson Is Dirty And Lindsay Lohan Is Straight

  • Eww gross! Jessica Simpson only washes her hair two or three times a month. [Star]
  • The man who created Barbie was a total horn-dog. [Daily Mail]
  • This hockey player must have been hungry at last night’s Ottawa Senators game. He bit a player on the opposing team. [ESPN]
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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 »

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