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On Men Who Like Fat Chicks

“Guys Who Like Fat Chicks.”

I assumed the worst when I read that headline. Can you blame me? As I started to read the Village Voice article about men who are attracted to obese women, I prepared myself to be offended by men who objectify and fetishize a stigmatized, marginalized group of women to get their rocks off. Luckily, what I read was surprisingly respectful and nuanced. Keep reading »

Tech Update: Commenting Almost Back To Normal!

Let me start off by saying how much I appreciate your patience. I know that over the last few months, our tech issues have been varied and vast, for reasons I can’t explain because A) I don’t entirely understand them because I have a silly liberal arts degree and B) it would take too long. But I can report good news and that is that we’ve ironed out most of the issues associated with Disqus, our new commenting system. Comments are now appearing under their correct threads. While the posts still aren’t counting how many comments they’ve gotten — we’re hoping to have that fixed shortly — you can comment and your comment will show up where it’s supposed to, as opposed to under some unrelated post. (If you see otherwise, please let me know!) In the process of fixing the bugs, we did lose some comments left over the last few days and for that we offer our apologies. If you encounter any further problems with Disqus, feel free to leave a comment under this post or {encode=”amelia@thefrisky.com” title=”email me”} directly. Thank you! Keep reading »

Prince William And Kate Middleton Get The Best Wedding Gift Ever

Crystal gravy boats? Meh. Monogrammed towels? Yawn. Gold-threaded table linens? Whatevs. A baby f**king penguin courtesy of England’s Chester Zoo? Now that is the best wedding gift given to Prince William and Kate Middleton! Don’t be alarmed, animal rights activists — little Acorn the Penguin isn’t going to be living at Buckingham Palace. He’ll chill with the commoner penguins at the zoo, but hopefully his new mom and dad will come visit from time to time. Check out one more photo of Acorn after the jump. Want! [via Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

“Teen Mom” Is Ruining Babies’ Names In 2011

The list of top trending baby names in 2011 is further proof that “Teen Mom” may be ruining the next generation. The most popular boys and girls names so far this year are Bentley and Maci. (Bentley, of course, is the name “Teen Mom” Maci, ahem, gave her son.) Okay, if you say so, new parents. Also on the trending list are Quinn (from “Glee,” who I should note was also a pregnant teen) and Knox (from the Jolie-Pitt brood. What? No love for Viv?). In other baby news, Bryan Adams named his daughter Mirabella Bunny after … the Easter Bunny. This is a strange world we live in. [MSNBC, Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: UK Politicians Support Girls-Only Abstinence Education

  • Politicians in the UK advanced a bill that would require British girls — yes, only the girls — to receive additional sex education that emphasizes the benefits of abstinence. This sex ed “program,” if you could even call it that, is aimed at girls ages 13 to 16. It narrowly passed, but fortunately it’s not expected to be made into law. Um, will someone tell the Brits that abstinence-only education is not working out too well for us? Do they have “16 & Pregnant” on MTV over there? [Guardian UK]
  • North Carolina’s House judiciary committee debated a bill yesterday that would further restrict reproductive rights in the state by requiring women to wait 24 hours before having an abortion and requiring doctors to describe an ultrasound of the fetus to the woman. [ABC News]
  • Legislation that would make it more difficult for young women to obtain abortions without their parents knowledge is headed to Florida’s Governor Rick Scott, who is expected to sign it. [Palm Beach Post]

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Put On Your Fascinators, We Have A Situation

Now we know what the heads of state wear on their heads in the situation room. It’s easier to think straight with a fascinator on. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

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