Category Archives: News

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

Today’s Lady News: Peace Activists Plan “Wear A Hijab” Day On 9/11

  • As a counter protest to the Koran-burning in Florida, peace activist Charell Charlie of California is planning a “Wear A Hijab” event at The Grove in Los Angeles. She is inviting men and women of all faiths to don a hijab veil (for women) or kufi head covering (for men) in silent solidarity with Muslims in America on September 11th. “We are non-Muslims who plan to wear the hijab or kufi on 9/11 as a gesture to American Muslims that they are full citizens of this country and deserve the same rights as the rest of us. We intend to prove to Muslims around the world that people of peace outnumber those who hate,” she said. “Let’s stand up and stand out to demonstrate that not all Americans are bigots.” [LAist.com]
  • Yesterday a federal court in California ruled that the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which forces gays and lesbians in the military to stay in the closet or risk being discharged, is unconstitutional. [CNN]

Keep reading »

Women In The Workplace Just Keep Mucking It Up

We ladies are just all butterfingers in the workplace! Thankfully, Citi has created a helpful list of things we women are doing wrong in the office. Transgressions include: “being naive,” “smiling inappropriately” and giving “limp handshakes.” So that’s why we get paid so much less than men! It’s not the institutionalized sexism or anything! Thanks for clearing that up, guys. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

The Only Time Ronald McDonald Will Ever Get In Anyone’s Pants

The is the closest Ronald McDonald will ever get to a woman’s private parts and it’s still gross. Just like most everything McDonald’s does … so wrong. Also, it sold out. [Regretsy via The Daily What] Keep reading »

A Criminal We Can Get Behind: Man Steals Bacon From House

Look, we’re not advocating criminal activity; we’re just saying that if you’re going to steal something from a stranger’s house, why not take some bacon? Like this as-yet-unidentified thief from Red Hill, Surry, England, who surreptitiously stole a telephone and a packet of bacon from a house. While the telephone has since been recovered, the bacon is still on the lam (or in the thief’s belly, duh).

Said Detective Con Knowles, who is diligently working the case, “The victims are at a loss to understand why someone would break in to their house and steal a packet of bacon and we are equally stumped as to who this potentially peckish suspect is.” [BBC] Keep reading »

Baby Pygmy Hippo Is Fuglyadorable

This baby pygmy hippo was recently born at the Wroclaw Zoo in Poland, weighing in at a hefty 11 pounds. There are only a few thousand of these endangered pygmies left in Western Africa. Is there a word in the English language to describe animals so ugly they are cute? Fuglyadorable, perhaps? [CBS News] Keep reading »

30 Things Every College Student Should Have

Here at The Frisky, we’ve talked an awful lot about what everyone should know and do and have by 30. But what about some of our younger readers? Well, wait no longer, my smooth-skinned dears. After the jump, we bring you 30 things every college student should have. Keep reading »

  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular