Category Archives: News

From women’s health to feminism to politics – news that’s real and relevant to you.

Today’s Lady News: “Essence” Wedding Column Features Lesbian Couple For First Time Ever

  • Essence, an African-American women’s lifestyle magazine, is featuring lesbian couple Aisha and Danielle Moodie-Mills for the first time ever on the “Bridal Bliss” section of its website. “Essence.com aims to support and celebrate Black women in all their diversity,” said the magazine’s managing editor. [AfterEllen.com]
  • Carl Paladino, a candidate for New York governor, banned female reporters and photographers from covering an event at a conservative Hasidic Jewish synagogue in Brooklyn. Paladino said he was respecting the religious practices of the synagogue to keep the genders separate, but critics say that’s no excuse. “Would Paladino have agreed to appear at an event at which the organizers had said, OK, but no black reporters allowed?” asks blogger Patt Morrison. “No Latino journalists?” [Los Angeles Times]
  • Colorado Republican/Tea Party Senate candidate Ken Buck, a former district attorney, refused to prosecute a rape case in 2005 because he said the victim, who had been drunk during the assault, had a case of “buyer’s remorse.” Oh no, Ken Buck, you did not go there. [Feministing]
  • Allow me to self-promote: My article about the media policing Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s sexuality has been published in Extra, the magazine of media watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. [FAIR]

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Trapped Miner Yonni Barrios Emerges From Hole And Into The Warm Embrace Of His Mistress

It’s a Lifetime movie waiting to happen: “The Miner’s Mistress”! When Chilean miner Yonni Barrios (aka, miner #21 or Johnny Barrios) emerged from a hole in the ground where he has been living for the past two months, his wife was not there to meet him. Marta Salinas told the reporters she would neither be attending the rescue, nor continuing her marriage, after she learned a woman — who showed up to Yonni’s vigils crying and calling out his name — was actually his lover. Instead, the Tiger Woods of the Chilean miner set breathed his first breath of fresh air with his mistress Susana Valenzuela at his side, who kissed him and sobbed. I say cast Gael Garcia Bernal as the long-suffering husband and Eva Longoria as the sexy mistress. Because that’s exactly what these people look like in real life, as you can see. [ABC News] Keep reading »

Condoleezza Rice Shares Stories Of Her Childhood In The Segregated South In New Memoir

As a little girl, Condoleezza Rice posed in a sundress in front of the White House. Decades later, Rice worked in the White House as the second woman, and the first African-American woman, in history to be Secretary of State and the first woman to serve as national security advisor. In her new memoir, Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family, Condoleezza shares stories of her childhood growing up in the racially segregated South as a little girl who was not even sure she’d be allowed to sit on a white Santa Claus’ lap. Keep reading »

“What Do You Do?” Week: Kim, Phenomenal Weather Woman

This week, we’re spending a little time learning all about you and the awesome and unexpectedly cool jobs you do. Each one of these profiles was culled from you, dear Frisky Readers, and we’re amazed by the incredible jobs you have. This is our attempt to learn more about what you do for a living.

After the jump, read all about Frisky reader Kim’s job as a mighty meteorologist. Keep reading »

What Are Your Apartment Must-Haves?

Recently, I rented a new apartment. But, oops! I got rid of 90 percent of my stuff before I relocated. Now I have three suitcases, five boxes, and various technology devices to my name, and an apartment to fill. Here’s the thing: I don’t want to fill this thankfully small apartment, but there are some things I do need. My list always starts with a can opener, a hammer, and some nails. What are your apartment essentials? Keep reading »

Hold That Latte, Lady! Extra Pounds Could Chop $13K Off Your Salary (But Dudes, Go Right Ahead)

You know you’ll get penalized at work if you stumble in every day of the week at 11 a.m. hungover. Who knew your salary would be penalized for binging on those Mallomars in your desk, too? An analysis of two studies, one tracking over 11,000 Germans and one tracking almost 12,000 Americans, found women who clocked in at 25 lbs. less than the group norm pulled in over an average of $15,000 more per year more than women of average weight, while women who weighed 25 lbs. more than the group norm earned an average of $13,000 less than women of average weight. Boys, the opposite is true for you: thin men earn less, but a guy actually rakes in more dough as he packs on the pounds, up until the point he becomes obese. Ah, the joys of sexism. Keep reading »

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