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The EU Doesn’t Want Sex to Sell Anything Anymore

David Beckham may be one of the best things to have happened to the game of soccer since cleats were invented, but he’s also one of the best things to have happened to advertising since the dawn of modern media…at least in my book. I mean, have you seen his nearly nude Armani ads? [Now you have! See above! -- Editor]

Well, if the European Parliament has anything to do with it, our friends on the other side of the pond may not have the good fortune of gazing at Beckham’s chiseled abs in glossies and on the sides of buses for much longer. Earlier this month, the Parliament voted in favor of a report drafted by the Women’s Rights Committee that aims to more tightly monitor nudity in marketing campaigns and to end the use of gender stereotypes.
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The Daily Squeeze: J. Lo Ditches PR, Obama On SNL, Banned Books, & Weight Gain At Fashion Week

  • Oh dang. Jennifer Lopez backed out of guest judging the Project Runway finale at the very last minute and Tim Gunn had to step in as a backup. We prefer his opinion anyway, so there! [MSNBC]
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    Quickies!: Kanye Locked Up, Shannen Doherty Leaves 90210, Spears Family Reunion

  • Kanye West and his bodyguard were arrested at LAX on suspicion of vandalism after an altercation with a photographer. Score one for Cali paps. [CNN]
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    Texting Can Lead To Embarrassment Or Jail Time

    Texting is a definite advantage in communication. You can tell people exactly what you want to say without actually speaking to them. You can send random photos to friends to make them laugh. And you can totally flirt with your guy or gal on the sly. But flirting is also a danger of texting, just look at all the trouble Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has gotten into. Keep reading »

    Project Runway: Designers Get What They Deserve

    Looks We Hated [From Left to Right]: Kenley’s Mother of the Corpse Bride; Blayne’s Circus Freak Hideousness; Suede’s Genie In a Bottle; Terri’s Ease On Off The Runway Costume

    This week on Project Runway, the designers were partnered with season five’s eliminated contestants and were challenged to create an avant-garde look based on the zodiac. Once Tim specified that the designs had to be based on the zodiac, I knew they would either be hot, stinking, costume-y messes or chances for the designers to really shine. I was disappointed by half of them. Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Protesting Oprah, Russell Brand’s Kissing Partners, And Sexy Wikipedia

  • Oprah’s not having Sarah Palin on her show before the election, and now the Florida Federation of Republican Women, which has 4,500 members, is boycotting her show and magazine. [AHN]
  • Russell Brand, of VMA fame, kissed Katy Perry and Pink for the upcoming movie, Get Him to the Greek. [SFGate.com]
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    Quickies!: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Talks Smack About Michelle Obama

  • Elisabeth Hasselbeck took daytime TV to a new level when she compared The View‘s guest hosts, Cindy McCain and Michelle Obama. [CNN]
  • The University of Michigan’s plumbing can’t handle semen. [Holy Taco]
  • Some political pundits have contracted foot in mouth disease. [Asylum]
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    The Online Dating Site For Animals

    Animals in captivity don’t get out much, and it’s hard for them to find a partner who they’d like to mate with when they’re confined to their cages. To help their animals reproduce when they’re ready, more than 200 zoos in the U.S. and other countries are entering information into an online computerized matchmaking database that keeps track of sex, age, weight, and personality traits in an effort to find pairs that would be a fit for making cubs, calves, pups, kits, or chicks. The Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, S.C., is hoping the online studbook will help their koala, Killarney, find a guy she doesn’t hit or ignore — she’s a difficult lady, but there must some guy who can handle her, right? [CBS News] Keep reading »

    The Top 5 Songs About Sexy Teachers

    In high school, I begged my guidance counselor to switch my schedule just so I could get the hottest, most aptly named English teacher: Mr. Johnson. He had curly ringlets, the cutest butt, a blue convertible, and liked to read poetry aloud to us. Mr. Johnson was so irresistible, there was a rumor going around school that he had knocked up a former student, but really, it was because we all wanted to be his baby. Sigh, although I never acted on my illegal impulse, now that it’s Back To School time, we here at The Frisky would like to pay homage to the teachers that taught us the book of love. So, here are our Top 5 Songs About Sexy Teachers:

    5. “I wanna learn all your lips can teach me/One kiss will do at the start/I’m sure with a little homework/I’ll graduate to your heart.” — “Teacher’s Pet”, Doris Day
    In most classroom cases, “pet” is a noun and not a verb because that would be illegal, but luckily Doris Day and her co-star Clark Gable were both of age to misbehave. The title track to their classic ’50s rom-com of the same name, Ms. Day is actually singing this song about her own professor character. Although, we’d all be happy to let Mr. Gable teach us a lesson or two. Keep reading »

    Palin Pink And Other Campaign ’08 Lipstick Colors

    When Sarah Palin addressed the nation last week at the RNC, the first female Republican VP candidate introduced a topic to the campaign I doubt most people ever saw coming. This week, it isn’t off-shore drilling, the war in Iraq, or even abortion rights that people are talking about, it’s lipstick. Thanks to Palin, we now know it’s what separates the hockey moms from the pit bulls, but as Obama reminded us a few days ago, lipstick won’t stop a pig from being a pig, a remark that’s prompted a heated debate and even brand new political ads. Surely, with all this focus on lipstick, it’s just a matter of time before someone comes out with one named after Palin. But why stop with just her? Why not introduce a whole lipstick line for Campaign ’08 ? I can see it now — we’ll have… Keep reading »

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