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Vote For Your Favorite Rad & Inspiring Woman!

It should come as no surprise that for all the obsessing we do about Ryan Gosling, baby pandas, Grumpy Cat, Karl Lagerfeld, Chavril and the endless array of Be My Boyfriend candidates, The Frisky is most inspired by the work of the many rad women we look up to. There are so many pop culture heavyweights and high-powered newsmakers who show us how its done and inspire us with their achievements every day. Naturally, of course, we each have our favorites. With that in mind, each Frisky staff member was tasked with choosing and submitting their favorite rad and inspiring woman — okay, a few of us got to pick two — for nomination, along with a photo of herself and a blurb about why they chose the woman they did.

And now we want you to vote for your favorite of the 10 women we’ve chosen.

The poll will remain open for two weeks — until April 22 — and, at that time, the woman with the most votes will become, effectively, our Rad & Inspiring Woman of the Year.

So what do you say? Will you tell us who you love, too? Vote now! Keep reading »

Rachel Maddow Has Some Advice For Republicans On How To Talk About Rape

"Don't say rape. Ever."

Did you know that House Republicans go on a retreat every year? (I imagine Democrats do the same, by the way.) Do they serve tea sandwiches and practice trust falls? Who knows. On last night’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” Maddow discussed one of the scheduled retreat activities we do know about (which took place between between archery and crafts, I assume): a lecture of sorts taught by pollster Kellyanne Conway on how the GOP can better talk to female voters and get their conservative messaging across. One of the things Conway focused on what the subject of rape, which was a popular topic for more than handful of dingbat GOP politicians up for reelection in 2012. Nearly all of them lost their respective races, in part because of how offensive their comments about rape (and how it relates to abortion) were to their female constituents. So what did House Republicans learn from Conway? As one GOP strategist put it, “This is actually pretty simple. If you’re about to talk about rape as anything other than a brutal and horrible crime, stop.” Conway’s advice to GOP representatives, according to The National Review, was ”to tread carefully on language, particularly on sensitive matters such as rape, which she called a ‘four-letter word’ that should be used sparingly, or not at all.” In short, “Don’t say rape. Ever,” said Maddow.

Maddow brings up an interesting point — do Republicans actually think they have a policy problem with women (i.e. that their policies are unpopular with female voters and they need to change them) or just a language problem (i.e. it’s the way they talk about those policies that’s the problem, not the policies themselves)? Watch the full segment above!

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Fox News Anchor Calls Rachel Maddow “An Angry Young Man”

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  • A Fox TV anchor in Cincinatti, Ohio, named Tricia Macke has apologized for calling MSNBC talk show host Rachel Maddow “an angry young man.” Gurl, you do not mess with my Rachel. [After Ellen]
  • Sell those Thin Mints, girls! Sixty percent of women in the new Congress were Girl Scouts as children. [Mother Jones]
  • On white girls wearing Native American headdresses as “fashionable” fun. [Racialicious] Keep reading »

Wendy Williams & Rachel Maddow Go Head-To-Head On Politics

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Rachel Maddow and Wendy Williams are strange bedfellows indeed: Rachel is the host of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” and smarter than 99.9 percent of America, while Wendy Williams is the host of “The Wendy Williams Show” and the last time I watched it she was reenacting “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta” wig-snatch. So no one is as surprised as me that these two are really cute together. After gabbing about how slimy Donald Trump is, the two got down ‘n’ dirty talking about pop culture and politics. The fact that Rachel Maddow knows the exact ingredients found in sketti makes me love her even more.

Rachel Maddow Breaks Down The Paul Ryan Gosling Meme

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I must admit that I got a little squee-ish when I saw Rachel Maddow devote a couple of minutes at the top of her show last night to the Hey Girl, Ryan Gosling meme and its various incarnations. Of course, the purpose was to talk about the latest version of the meme, “Paul Ryan Gosling,” which melds together Hey Girl’s smooth, ladies man vibe with VP nominee Paul Ryan’s various conservative political views. Which is cool and all, but I really, really enjoyed hearing Maddow, a girl crush of mine, say Gosling’s name over and over. She really emphasizes the “S” in his name, doesn’t she? Gosssssssling. Clip above!

Rachel Maddow Says Honesty Is Easier

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“Don’t lie–you have to remember it! The single best thing about honesty is that it requires no follow-up. Every lie is something you’re responsible for as long as you want to keep it going, and few of them merit that mental storage space.”

– Rachel Maddow tells O magazine about her favorite piece of advice. Let’s just say I’m not lying when I say I’ve got a raging crush on Rachel Maddow (who has a new book out today, by the way). Love. Her.

Rachel Maddow Often Discusses Vaginas On-Air

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Because she’s a lesbian.

That, sadly, seems to be the logic behind The Daily Caller’s daily tally of how many times Rachel Maddow has said the words ”vagina” or “vaginal” on her show. No, I’m not making this up: someone at the conservative news site kept track of the 58 V-bombs that Maddow dropped February 14th until February 24, when she was discussing the Virginia’s anti-abortion transvaginal ultrasound bill. I’m not sure why it’s newsworthy that someone said the word “vaginal” when discussing a transvaginal ultrasound. Is it because vaginas are dirty and bad? Perhaps Maddow should have said “trans-wee-wee” instead?  Sounds like someone at the Daily Caller is a liiiiittle more preoccupied with the vajajay than Rachel Maddow herself may be. [Daily Caller]

UPDATE: Virginia’s Governor Backs Off “Transvaginal Ultrasound” Anti-Abortion Bill (And Even Meghan McCain Is Against It!)

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UPDATE, 3:40: Governor McDonnell has released a statement regarding the bill, posted after the jump.

Virginia’s Republican Governor Robert McDonnell has come to his senses: he is dropping his support for a scary-ass bill requiring women seeking an abortion to first have a medically unnecessary “transvaginal ultrasound,” aka to be vaginally penetrated with a speculum and ultrasound probe. Keep reading »

Rachel Maddow Does Shots With Jimmy Fallon

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Rachel Maddow isn’t just good at looking cute and making politicians look like idiots. She is also an amateur mixologist. (Good skill to have if that whole MSNBC hosting gig falls through.) Last night on “Late Night,” Rachel taught Jimmy Fallon how to do “pickleback” shots, which is one shot each of Jameson and pickle juice. “It’s a little weird,” she says. The word she’s looking for is revolting. [I find them delicious, actually. -- Editor] But I’d still drink them, because Rachel Maddow made them. And also, there’s something in pickle juice that makes it a good hangover cure. I’m sold. [Hulu.com]

Rachel Maddow On Her Sexist Hate Mail

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“A constant 14 percent of the feedback I get is hate mail. But a 100 percent of that 14 percent hate mail is about what what I look like: ‘I hate you not because of what you said, or some argument or some position that you have, but I hate you because you’re Rachel MadCOW, because you look like a cow’ or ‘you’re Rachel, but I’m going to call you him.’ (fake laughs) That’s the funniest joke in the whole world! It’s the same joke every time. … I want new hate mail. I want it to be about something other than me being mannish and cow-like.”

Rachel Maddow and Ellen DeGeneres held a Kickass Lesbian Summit today on “Ellen” and chatted about a new documentary about women in the media, “Miss Representation,” which airs tonight at 9 p.m. on OWN. I am not at all surprised that Rachel Maddow even got “you’re ugly!” hate mail when she was on the local radio. I’m sure 99.9 percent of people probably didn’t even know what she looked like. [YouTube] Keep reading »

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