Category Archives: News

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

Help A Girl, Save The World


The video above is a project by The Girl Effect, a nonprofit group that believes that by positively impacting the lives of women and girls living in poverty you can change the world for the better. We couldn’t agree more. Helping a girl to become educated, stay healthy and self-determined has a profound impact on the well-being of communities and countries. (See Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s incredible book Half the Sky for proof.) [GirlEffect.org] Keep reading »

“What Do You Do?” Week: Anne, Coroner Investigator And Autopsy Tech

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, learn all about Frisky reader Anne’s work as a coroner and autopsy tech. Keep reading »

Trans Athlete Fights For The Right To Compete

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is in a bit of a bind right now—thanks to a set of policies which some believe discriminate against transgender athletes. Golfer Lana Lawless is suing the LPGA for its “female at birth” policy, which requires that all competitors must have been born biological females. Lawless, who was born male, had gender reassignment surgery in 2005 and was a high-ranking golfer in the Long Drivers of America organization. But then Long Drivers changed its gender policy to match the LPGA rendering Lawless ineligible for competition.

“It’s an issue of access and opportunity,” Lawless told The New York Times. “I’ve been shut out because of prejudice.” Keep reading »

Mommy Loves Her “Princess Boy” Who Likes To Wear Girls’ Clothes

This is the sweetest story: this little boy likes to wear princess clothes and that’s just fine with his mom. Cheryl Kilodavis has written a children’s book called My Princess Boy about how it’s OK for boys, like her son Dyson, to enjoy pretty dresses. It warms my dark, craggy heart. Some moms are the best. [My Princess Boy via Colorlines] Keep reading »

Talking Elephant Ready For The Single Ladies

Kosik, a 20-year-old elephant in South Korea, is the first living elephant to have the ability to speak. He can say, “Hi,” “lay down,” and “good” in Korean. So basically he’s ready to start dating. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

“What Do You Do?” Week: Lauren, Awesome Animator

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 lovely Lauren’s job as an on-point animator. Keep reading »

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