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“Women Don’t Care About Contraception,” SC Governor Nikki Haley Claims

BC For Everybody
Health insurers are required to offer birth control without co-pays. Read More »
Birth Control Idiocy
Rick Santorum birth control
Birth control "just costs a few dollars," says expert Rick Santorum. Read More »
2012 Election
All of The Frisky's posts about the 2012 election. Read More »
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If you thought it was just dude politicians who were tone deaf on women, think again: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley visited “The View” today and declared, “Women don’t care about contraception.”

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Beware, Mohawked Ladies: You May Be Mistaken For A Bird

Be My Boyfriend: Meth Guy
He ate a bobcat while on meth, so what? Read More »
McNugget Prostitution
Woman tried to exchange bjs for nuggets. Read More »

Things you don’t want to hear after you’ve been shot: “I’m sorry, I thought you were a bird.” This was Colorado man Derrill Rockwell’s excuse for shooting a 23-year-old woman in the head with .22-caliber rifle. He thought he was taking down a pesky, red-feathered bird who was harassing his cats. But it turns out it was just a woman with a red mohawk. An easy mistake to make? I guess it didn’t help that he was 90-feet away and she was passed out drunk. Even though the woman survived the head wound, she may be in trouble for the bag of meth found near her. How did I know meth would be involved in this story somehow? Eh, just had a hunch. Not that this makes it her fault for being mistaken for a bird. That blame lies squarely with her mohawk. As for Rockwell, he was slapped with five years probation (he was banned from owning a gun after an attempted burglary conviction in 1995) and a $10,000 fine. He also clearly needs a pair of binoculars if he plans to do any further bird watching.  [Boing Boing]

New 3D Chocolate Printer Is Way More Delicious Than A Regular Printer

Stay in a chocolate hotel!
oompa loompas photo
Yep, you can eat the furniture. Read More »
Chocolate for Health
A bar a day keeps the doctor away! Read More »
Chocolate Covered Fashion
Delicious couture. Read More »

Your old printer has served you well. It’s dutifully churned out term papers, contracts, and last-minute photo gifts. But wouldn’t it be nice to upgrade to a printer that prints chocolate? Seriously though: a team of researchers in the UK have devised a machine that does just that. Apparently the magical chocolate printer works like other 3D printers currently used in manufacturing, creating a 3-dimensional shape by slowly building up very thin layers of material, which in this case just happens to be the most delicious material known to man. At the moment, the chocolate printer is still a prototype, but lead scientist Dr. Liang Hao has big plans: “Chocolate has a lot of social purposes,” she says, “so our intention is to develop a community and share the designs, ideas and experience[s].” Yep, a chocolate-themed social network. The future sounds pretty delicious, huh? [BBC News]

“Shop To Win” Commercials From Kohl’s: Clever Or Cringeworthy?

Androgynous Athletes
Are they changing the game of beauty? Read More »
A Sports Bra That Works
Finally! We can jump for joy! Read More »
Top 10 Olympic Athletes
Our favorites from the 2010 Winter Olympics. Read More »
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If you’ve turned on the TV at all in the past couple of weeks you’ve surely seen the “Shop to Win” commercials from Kohl’s. If not, here’s the general premise: a legendary female athlete (swimmer Dara Torres, skier Lindsey Vonn, and soccer star Mia Hamm have all been featured) sits in an empty room and talks about the intense experience of competing at a sport’s highest level. “When I’m out there, I am totally in the zone,” says Torres. “It’s a real adrenaline rush,” says Vonn. “I get pretty excited when I score,” says Hamm. But wait, there’s a twist! These women aren’t talking about sports… Keep reading »

The Real March Madness (The Final Four): Rush Limbaugh Vs. Obsessive Pee-Drinker

March Madness!
Battle of the crazies! Read More »
Urine Therapy
A cancer-stricken woman drinks her own pee. Watch »
Rush Smears "Slut"
Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" on air. Read More »

Whoa, we’re getting down to brass tacks here. In one corner, we have Noted Cro-Mag and All Around Conservative H.R. Puff-N-Stuff Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh’s been blathering over the airwaves for years, spewing his particular brand of toxic anti-lady crap. It’s Rush’s completely bombastic misogynistic drivel that’s taken him all the way from the Sweet 16 of our Real March Madness competition down to the Final Four. And what with the drama of Slut/Whoregate 2012, it’s really been a banner year for Ol’ Rush. Even so, does Rush have the stuff to take on what might be one of our most bonafide wackadoodle entries in the competition? I’m talking about Carrie, the cancer-stricken woman who appeared on “My Strange Addiction” to detail how she drinks her own pee in order to stave off the disease. There’s being a jerk and then there’s being absolutely off-the-rails delusional. So, you tell us — which is crazier? Vote now!

Who Is The Craziest: Pee-Drinking Carrie Or Slut-Shaming Rush Limbaugh?

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Today’s Lady News: Women Swing State Voters Back Obama Over Romney

  • More women voters in swing states support Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, according to a poll by USA Today/Gallup. Obama leads with women 51 percent to Romney’s 42 percent, with the number of women under age 50 who support Romney shrinking. [MSNBC]
  • Black women have more trouble clearing HPV from their bodies, which puts them at greater risk for cervical cancer, according to a new study. Compared with white women, black women’s bodies held onto strains of HPV for six months longer. [AP
  • Goldman Sachs has sold its shares in Backpage.com, a shady “hookup” web site fingered for the sex trafficking of women by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. [New York Times] Keep reading »
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