Andre (formerly Andrew) Edwards, a fledgling transexual, was ecstatic when she was hired as a cab driver at Leyland taxi in Northern England. “When I went for the job I explained about the gender issues and they said, ‘As long as you can drive, we don’t care.’ It was a real boost for me because last year I wouldn’t have dreamt of wearing bright nail polish or anything like that.”
But it was those eye-catching nails and short skirts that may have cost Edwards her job—she was recently let go by her employers. Edwards boss claimed she was canned because of her attitude and not her attire. Apparently, co-workers complained Andre was a biotch who criticized their weight and supposedly called a staffer’s haircut “dreadful”.
Well we think the peeps were just jealous of Edwards and couldn’t handle her hotness. If its any consolation to Andre, her meds are totally working because making fun of co-workers awful style is very diva thing to do. Maybe she can be a guest judge on the new season of “Project Runway?” [The Sun] Keep reading »
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison say that gender inequality is the cause of the “math gap” between boys and girls—not just girls sucking at math.
The study looked at countries in the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Index and found that girls score better at math in countries where there is more freedom, better education and financial opportunities for females. For example, girls in Iran, that beacon of women’s rights, scored low in the International Mathematical Olympiad—but in the U.S., girls are taking high school calculus at the same rate as boys. Keep reading »
Today, the trial for American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee began in North Korea. The two women, who work for Al Gore’s Current TV, were arrested March 17 near the North Korean border on accusations of illegal entry and “hostile acts.” If convicted, Ling and Lee could face time in a labor camp — some reports say as long as 20 years. Since the two were arrested nearly three months ago, communication with them has been difficult because the United States and North Korea don’t have diplomatic relationships. Now, tensions have increased as a result of North Korea testing missiles and nuclear weapons. Ling’s sister, National Geographic Channel “Explorer” correspondent Lisa Ling said she hopes her sister and Lee aren’t being used as bargaining chips in a bigger debate. Keep reading »
Yes Kelly, I see you feeling up on mah boo! [NYC, 6/4/09] Keep reading »
Looking for a new face? Glance no farther than the pages of your bedside reading. Lifestyle Lift and Quicklift, two “minimally invasive” facelift procedures, have been branded and advertised as if they’re comparable to L’Oreal and Nivea. Keep reading »
Times are tough and women are looking for ways to cut back. We at The Frisky are determined to bring you the best budget beauty out there, but we are also not going to lie to you: some things you just can’t skimp on. You may never notice the difference between a CoverGirl and a Chanel lipstick but there are certain beauty products and treatments where you will. So save yourself some medical danger and grief and read our five beauty treatments we beg you to fork over the dough for. Keep reading »
Your favorite children’s book, Where’s Waldo?, is set to become a feature film. This is a big deal, people! The Where’s Waldo books have become a cultural phenomenon, making Waldo quite possibly the biggest celebrity of all time. Since we all follow celeb fashion, we thought you’d might want some style suggestions inspired by the elusive lad. When you think about it, he’s actually quite fashionable and has that whole hipster thing going on for him…skinny bod, sheepish grin, skinny jeans, glasses…find out how to get the look after the jump! Keep reading »
According to the LGBT community, Facebook is useful for more than just sharing photos and favorite pastimes; it’s also great for coming out. Instead of doing it the old fashioned way—face to face—coming out of the closet now only entails checking a box on your Facebook profile page. Friends can then discover your sexual status at the comfort of their own computer, and you can avoid spending precious time engaging in what could be uncomfortable exchanges.
Gays, lesbians, and bisexuals talked to Time about the new Facebook trend, explaining that it has turned what used to be a tedious process into a convenient and liberating one.
“I just came from a courthouse where they practically want you to undress to be approved for official gender reassignment,” said Herrald, a practicing bisexual. “But on Facebook, I could do it myself and under my own terms. I made that announcement in my own town square.”
Oh Facebook, how we rely on you.
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The Ivy League is making waves toward greater acceptance this week. First, Katie Couric was the first woman to give a commencement speech at Princeton. Now, Harvard University has become the first institute of higher education to create an endowed professorship in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies. Although other colleges and universities offer courses and degree programs in sexuality studies, Harvard is the first to set up an endowed professorship on the subject. Visiting scholars will teach on sexuality and issues affecting sexual minorities for one semester each.
The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Caucus raised $1.5 million to fund the role, which is named after F.O. Matthiessen, an American studies scholar and literary critic who kept his homosexuality a secret while chairing a Harvard undergraduate program. “It’s not so much that we’ve been able to raise this money, it’s that Harvard and the faculty at Harvard have accepted this perpetual endowment for gay and lesbian studies,” said Mitchell Adams of the Harvard Board of Overseers. Now, if we could only get same sex marriage legalized across the board, we’d be one progressive society. [Reuters] Keep reading »
We are not down with hunting animals, but animals carrying guns kinds turn things on their head! The “Charlie’s Angels”-inspired oversized animal pendants from Ravishing Jane are guaranteed to be fun conversation starters. You have your pick of a sexy magnum-wielding pig, cat or bunny in red or black. Whichever your poison, it’s sure to hit the target. [$29.99, Etsy] Keep reading »