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Troubling: Cows Are Cold-Blooded Human Killers

By: Beejoli Shah / March 13, 2015
Being an Indian who isn't a vegetarian, despite my religion mandating it, has already put me on the shortlist for "Who's Getting Gored in the Ass First" when the animals we consume eventually rise up for their day of factory farming reckoning. As it turns out, when that day comes, I am completely fucked, because… More »

Joe Biden Doing Bicep Curls Makes Me Feel Things In My Chonies

By: Beejoli Shah / March 13, 2015
Nobody panic, but here is a Vine of Vice President of my heart Joe Biden doing a few of his million daily bicep curls, and with a 30-pounder, no less. More »

Racist Frat Boys To Sue University For Calling Them Racist

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 13, 2015
The precious darlings of the newly disbanded University of Oklahoma chapter of SAE are getting more and… More »

Rudy Giuliani Wishes Obama Could Be More Like Bill Cosby

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 13, 2015
Just a few weeks ago, Rudy Giuliani made an ass out of himself by insisting that President Obama just "doesn't love America." Now, he is making an ass out of himself by telling The New York Daily News that he wishes Obama could be more like Bill Cosby. Not like "rapist Bill Cosby" he says,… More »

The Daily Squee: Little Boy Loudly Objects To Wedding Kiss

By: Claire Hannum / March 13, 2015
When this happy couple went in for a little lip locking after being declared husband and wife, they probably expected to be met with happy cheers -- instead, they received one lone "ewww" from the bride's four-year-old nephew, Ashton. It's a good thing these two have the patience for such "endearing" behavior because I have a feeling I'd… More »

Watch President Obama Read Not-All-That-Mean Tweets About Himself

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 13, 2015
Obama appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night, and in addition to discussing the recent police shootings in Ferguson, took the opportunity to participate in Kimmel's "mean tweets" bit. The weird thing about the segment is that the tweets themselves were not all-that-mean -- probably because the truly mean things people tweet about Obama are… More »

Facebook Has Removed Its “Feeling Fat” Emoji

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 12, 2015
Facebook has removed its “feeling fat” emoji, hurrah! [The Verge] Doxxing and revenge porn have now been explicitly banned on Twitter. [Gizmodo] Part of the sexism problem in tech is sexism toward female entrepreneurs. [The Atlantic] What do men know about masculinity? This writer went to a masculinities conference to find out. More »

Family Of 14 Escapes Cult Founded By Sex Offender

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 12, 2015
A New Zealand family of 14 is working to adjust to life on the outside of the mysterious cult compound where most of them have lived their entire lives. The Gloriavale Christian Community, which has been described as being even more strict than Westboro Baptist Church, has kept itself separate from the world at large… More »

Hillary Clinton Has Devil Horns on the New TIME Magazine Cover

By: Beejoli Shah / March 12, 2015
Though I like Hillary Clinton, I am by no means a fervently unflinching Clinton supporter (just ask Frisky's own Robyn about the arguments we've had for a week about why I think the Clinton email fiasco is newsworthy). Still, I can't get on board with TIME's latest cover, which has a Hillary silhouette that look… More »

Politician Who Gave Girls To Rapist Also Exorcised Preschoolers

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 12, 2015
There is a new development in the incredibly disturbing tale of Rep. Justin Harris (R-Linda Blair's House), who "rehomed" his adopted daughters with a man who would later brutally rape one of them. You know, because everything we've learned previously i… More »

Living At Home In Your Parents’ Basement Is Ruining Their Retirement

By: Megan Reynolds / March 12, 2015
If you're still living at home in your parents' basement and toddling upstairs every now and then to pluck a fresh snack from the fridge, guess what -- you're most likely ruining your parents' retirement. NBC News reports that kind parents who are nice enough to let their kids move back home are more… More »

This Playlist App Might Be The Cure For The Common Party Douche

By: Claire Hannum / March 12, 2015
You know that moment in college when you'd be hosting a great party, and just as you were starting to feel smug about planning such a great night, some douchebag with a guitar turned off the music and started playing "Wonderwall" on his cheap guitar? While some certainly carry this habit into adulthood, most douches seem to just take on an even more obnoxiou… More »

Racist Frat Boy Chant Would Be A Hit If Kanye Sang it, Says Rush Limbaugh

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 12, 2015
On Wednesday, Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski made asses out of themselves by suggesting that the racist chant sung by frat boys at the… More »

Amnesty International: Iranian Women Are Being Made Into “Baby-Making Machines”

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 11, 2015
An Iranian bill restricting the availability of contraception and abortions in order to boost the country’s population is effectively going to turn Iranian women into “baby-making machines.&rdquo… More »

Here’s The Only Rule You Need On How To Say Hello To A Woman

By: Megan Reynolds / March 11, 2015
Spoilier alert: It's not this complicated, guys. More »

Frisky Rant: Nobody Gives A Shit How You Tweet And Neither Should You

By: Beejoli Shah / March 11, 2015
Earlier today, New York's women-centric blog The Cut (a site of which, full disclosure, I am a big fan and occasional contributor) published a compendium of thoughts from successful female writers, mainly of the Internet variety, and their conflicted thoughts around whether it's okay to self-promote on Twitter. To this I ask:… More »

Politician Who Gave Adopted Daughters To Rapist Thought They Were Possessed, Telepathic

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 11, 2015
This whole story about Arkansas State Rep. Justin Harris (R-Village of The Damned), who "rehomed" his adopted daughters with a man who eventually raped one of them is just getting worse and worse and worse. The most recent revelation? The Harris family thought the girls were possessed. Like, by demons or Satan or, um, He Who… More »

Activist Rocks Her City With Feminist Messages Posted On Pads

By: Claire Hannum / March 11, 2015
Elonë, a 20-year-old blogger and artist from Karlsruhe, Germany, has shaken up her city by posting pads throughout town with feminist calls to action on them. Adorned with phrases in both German and English that she found on the internet like "my pussy, my choice" and "rapists rape people not outfits," the pads have become… More »

Sexism In Onscreen Workplaces Is Even Worse Than In Real Life

By: Beejoli Shah / March 11, 2015
As if we needed another reason to prove just how bad women have it, ESPN's FiveThirtyEight blog pointed out this grim statistic: the onscreen workplace is even more sexist towards women than in real life. FiveThirtyEight's Walt Hickey mined the OpusDatabase, a film database that tracks, among other things, film credits, to see… More »

Racist Frat Boy’s Parents Are Totally Sure He Is Not Racist In His Heart

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 11, 2015
Brody and Susan Pettit, the parents of Levi Pettit, one of the University of Oklahoma Students caught on film singing a racist chant, have taken out a whole entire web page with which to announce to the public that their precious darling,… More »

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