Posts tagged "africa"

All Of Twitter Watched And Waited For Justine Sacco To Land In Africa Last Night After PR Exec Tweeted Racist AIDS Joke

Welp, that was interesting. Late yesterday, I told you about Justine Sacco, the IAC Communications Executive who tweeted a racist joke about AIDS shortly before departing on her flight to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 21, 2013 - 10:00 am

Just No: IAC Communications Executive Justine Sacco Tweets Racist AIDS “Joke” Before Trip To Africa

Meet IAC Communications Director Justine Sacco! Or shall I say, probably soon-to-be-former IAC Communications Director, as I’m guessing Sacco is going to find out she’s in a whole mess of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 20, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Nelson Mandela Dead At 95

Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, an anti-apartheid peace activist and Nobel Prize winner, is dead at 95. Mandela spent 27 years in prison for his activism on…

Jessica Wakeman | December 5, 2013 - 4:57 pm

Idiot Woman Throws “Africa-Themed” Birthday Party With Blackface & KKK Costume

The only thing more facepalm-y than holding an “African-themed” birthday party — whatever that even means, it’s an entire continent, people! — is how she took to Tumblr to defend…

Jessica Wakeman | October 22, 2013 - 4:30 pm

The Soapbox: On The “First Female Maasai Warrior” & The Power Of White Privilege

In a recent Yahoo! Shine article, a young, white, California entrepreneur, Mindy Budgor, was deemed a “warrior princess” after ditching her posh, luxury-filled life to become the first female warrior…

Tiffanie Drayton | September 13, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Zimbabwean Women Fined $5 For Each Scream During Childbirth

In Zimbabwe, a country where the average yearly income is $150, giving birth in a hospital can be prohibitively expensive at $50. But at one corrupt hospital, this price can…

Mary Odell | July 12, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Study Abroad: Coming Back To America

The Frisky’s former intern Daley is back from studying abroad for her spring semester — and back interning at The Frisky. Here’s the last in her series of pieces about

Daley Quinn | June 20, 2013 - 11:00 am

Topless FEMEN Activists Charged With Debauchery

The African country of Tunisia put three activists from the topless feminist group FEMEN on trial for debauchery after they bared their breasts in the city’s capital in May.

Jessica Wakeman | June 5, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Democratic Republic Of Congo Worst Place On Earth For Mothers

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the worst country in the world for mothers, according to the annual report on motherhood from Save The Children. The best place on…

Jessica Wakeman | May 8, 2013 - 6:20 pm

Study Abroad: Lions, Elephants, And Snakes — Oh My!

The Frisky’s former intern extraordinaire, Daley, is studying abroad during her spring semester. Over the next several months, she’ll be writing us dispatches from her studies in  Africa. 

Daley Quinn | April 15, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Bad Sex: Woman Killed By Lion While Boyfriend Runs Off Naked

Chivalry is officially dead: a naked boyfriend ran off into the African bush while a lion mauled to death the girlfriend with whom he’d just been having sex. …

Jessica Wakeman | March 6, 2013 - 3:00 pm

No Sex For You: Togo Women Holding A Sex Strike

When the women of the small African country of Togo want something, they truly take one for the team: in order to urge the president of Togo to resign, the…

Jessica Wakeman | August 27, 2012 - 2:40 pm

3 Women Charged With Raping Men & Hoarding 33 Condoms Worth Of Semen

Any story of rape, whether it happens to a man, woman or child, is horrific and tragic. This particular story has the distinction of being horrific, tragic and weird: three…

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2011 - 9:20 am

Three Women Winners Of 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

Three women from Africa and the Middle East have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (pictured), peace activist Leymah Gbowee, and democracy activist…

Jessica Wakeman | October 7, 2011 - 3:40 pm

How Much Do We Really Need To Know About Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Sexual Assault Accuser?

How much does the world need to know about the woman who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault? Where she’s from? The years of schooling she had? Her romantic…

Jessica Wakeman | June 15, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Pope Says Condom Use “Justified” For Male Prostitutes, I’m Not Impressed

Hey, great news, male prostitutes with HIV/AIDS! The Pope has given you his blessing to use condoms! In the upcoming book Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 22, 2010 - 1:50 pm

What The Hell Is “Breast Ironing”?

Hold on to your girls before you read this, ladies.

There is a practice called “breast ironing” in the African country of Cameroon, a practice which involves flattening…

Jessica Wakeman | July 22, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: South African Women Get 30,000 Free Condoms For World Cup

A South African doctor is giving away 30,000 free “Rape-aXe” condoms for women in South Africa before the start of the World Cup soccer games. The “Rape-aXe” condom has tiny…

Jessica Wakeman | June 9, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Tall Daughters Are Worth More Cattle In The Sudan

The LA Times reports that taller daughters fetch more cattle upon the occasion of marriage. In Juba, young women are traded for longhorns, and the tallest of the prospective brides…

Susannah Breslin | May 6, 2010 - 12:20 pm

DIY Soccer Balls From Condoms?

Out of all the DIY projects in the world, condoms seem like the least likely objects you’d be able to make something from. Except for maybe animal balloons. Or…

Leonora Epstein | September 18, 2009 - 2:10 pm