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Breaking News! Your Weekends Are About To Get Friskified

Guess what? The Frisky is taking over the weekends! While we won’t be posting as vociferously as we do during the week, The Frisky will be keeping you up to date on all the sexy happenings on Saturdays and Sundays. Plus, this Labor Day Monday, while we’ll be out of the office, there will definitely be some fresh posts for you to read while you enjoy your day off. Sigh, goodbye summer…hello fall! Keep reading »

John McCain Chooses Sarah Palin — A WOMAN — As His Running Mate

Hey! Did you watch the last night of the Democratic National Convention and see Barack Obama’s history making acceptance speech? Pretty powerful stuff huh? Well, not wanting to be overshadowed, John McCain woke up this morning and decided to make a little history of his own, by choosing a WOMAN as his running mate. While Geraldine Ferraro was the Democratic nominee for Vice-President alongside Walter Mondale, the Republican party has never had a female VP nominee. So, let’s take a closer look at McCain’s pick — Alaska Governor Sarah Palin — and see whether her record has the potential to swing angry Hillary Clinton supporters across party lines. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: No Water Bottles In London, The World’s Most Powerful Women, And Divorce Rates

  • London, Ontario has banned the sale of bottled water at municipal buildings and facilities where water fountains are accessible. That’s one small step for mankind. [BBC]
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    Quickies!: Rachel Zoe Found Love Before She Was So Twig-like

  • Rachel Zoe met her husband when she was an undergrad and he was a grad student at George Washington University. [DearSugar]
  • Apparently Axl Rose tried to put the moves on Kelly Osborne at a Hollywood party. Gross dude. [OK!]
  • Doctors in the U.K. are pioneering a new cesarean technique that allows parents to watch their child’s birth. Yuck. [Reuters]
  • What do you say during sex? [Boinkology]
  • Shocking photos of celebrities before they were famous! [Holy Taco]
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    Soundtrack To The DNC: Hillary Clinton’s Dream Playlist

    Politicians aren’t exactly known for having musical taste, but you would expect the people who throw big events like, I dunno, the Democratic National Convention, would do a better job of picking cool music to introduce some of their most important speakers. That’s why it struck me as an odd choice to have Hillary Clinton walk onto the stage two nights ago to the blaring accompaniment of Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way?”, “You Really Got Me” by The Kinks, and “American Girl” by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Now, I have nothing against the latter two songs (I could take or leave Lenny), but the message of the songs themselves are predictable and a bit on the wimpy side considering the strength of Hillary’s campaign. That’s why we put together our own list of dream songs that should have played background to Hillary’s big moment. That list, plus what we hope Barack Obama will walk out to tonight, after the jump! Keep reading »

    Project Runway: Keith Whines His Way Home

    Looks We Hated: Joe’s ugly motorcross look; Keith’s bland, ill-fitting, snooze-fest; Stella’s mismatched separates, shockingly devoid of leath-uh.

    Last night’s episode of Project Runway featured the much anticipated return of an actually complicated and innovative challenge. The producers may have thought the drag queen episode was a doozy but dressing a bunch of dudes in pleather and feathers is not that mind-bending. On last night’s episode, however, the designers were hauled off to a car warehouse where they were able to pillage Saturn’s warehouses for car parts to use as materials for their next design. This was definitely an opportunity for some of the designers who think they’re super innovative — ahem, Keith, ahem — to finally prove it with something other than swatches of fringe. Not-so-sadly or surprisingly, Keith couldn’t pull it off. And while his was hardly the only piece of crap to walk down the runway, we were pleasantly surprised by many of the designers’ creations. You heard it here first: Leanne is totally the dark horse who is going to win the whole she-bang. Her garment last night impressed even guest judge Rachel Zoe, who once dared to call herself more influential than Vogue‘s Anna Wintour. Keep reading »

    TheWB.com Brings Your Favorite Teen Dramas Online

    Do you miss Ryan Atwood’s irresistibly sexy brooding “bad boy gone good” act on The OC? I know I do. Or maybe you ache for the days of Buffy spearing vampires with wooden stakes. Well pine no more, because TheWB.com is bringing back all of your faves.

    Buffy, Everwood, The OC, Veronica Mars, Angel, One Tree Hill, Smallville, Gilmore Girls, Friends, Roswell…all of your guilty pleasures. The staff even picks their favorite episodes to suggest for your pleasurable viewing. It’s the perfect place to re-watch and re-live all of the best teenage drama-dies — and a few you never got a chance to enjoy the first time around [Like Babylon 5! -- Editor]. There are even a few new things debuting such as Sorority Forever, a new online serious about a beautiful sorority with an ugly secret.

    In addition to streaming your favorite shows, TheWB.com has an interactive community with games, blogs, downloads, playlists, etcetera. I might’ve just played the Friends quiz for the last half hour — this site will hook you that quickly. I only have one complaint — where the hell is Dawson’s Creek? I want me some Pacey Witter please. [TheWB.com]
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    Lizards Mark Territory By Pumping Up

    The gym I belong to (notice I didn’t say “work out at”) isn’t the kind of place where beefcake-like men make primal-sounding noises as they hoist barbells above their heads. If it were that kind of place, I wouldn’t even be a member, because grunting guys would be in control. Need a five-pound weight? Too bad, a red-faced guy is standing in the way and might attack. With lizards, it’s the same. According to a new study, some lizards do morning and evening push-up routines as a show of their strength and to mark their territory. “As in humans, if an anole can do many of these push-ups, it shows that he is in prime physical condition,” said researcher Terry J. Ord. “These displays of strength help avert actual physical confrontations between male lizards, which can be very fierce and destructive.” So, by faking toughness, lizards (and guys) get in fewer fights. If you’re a total wimp but don’t want people beating up on you, start grunting at the gym. [LiveScience]
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    Woman Gets Booted From Federal Building For Fashion Statement

    California just legalized gay marriage, but they might need to explicitly legalize gay slogan t-shirts too. Lapriss Gilbert, 31, was booted from the Social Security office in Van Nuys by a security guard who claimed he wasn’t allowed to let her in the government building because of her “Lesbian.com” t-shirt. Gilbert, who was simply there to pick up her son’s card, was threatened with arrest if she didn’t leave the premises. While Gilbert may have walked away quietly, she is speaking up for herself! “As an African-American and a lesbian, I haven’t been through one day without facing some sort of discrimination … but this is just shocking,” she told reporters. So, after the incident, she immediately did what any woman would do — she called her mom. Tanya Gilbert, a long time gay rights activist, got so upset by her daughter’s story, she immediately phoned in the LAPD on the “rent-a-cop” guard from the private company, Paragon, hired by Homeland Security. Luckily, before the four city police officers and a federal agent arrived, a fellow Paragon security guard saw the error of their ways and the officer escorted Lapriss Gilbert in. Even the ACLU is surprised — Peter Eliasberg, an attorney for the organization, said, “I haven’t seen this type of blatant discrimination in a federal office building before.” Guess that’s the good news. But the Gilberts are planning on filing a lawsuit against Paragon Security for their discrimination so this doesn’t ever happen again. [Daily News]

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    The Daily Squeeze: Katy Perry To Kiss Lindsay Lohan At The VMAs?

  • MVT VMA producers are working really hard to get Lindsay Lohan to kiss Katy Perry during the awards show, which might make Sam Ronson jealous but still wouldn’t compare to the Madonna-Britney smooch. [E!]
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