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I Was Wrong About The Patrick Kane Rape Case

The woman who accused Blackhawks player Patrick Kane stopped cooperating with the investigation a few days ago, and the prosecutor announced today that Kane won’t be charged.

A few months ago, I published one piece about the tired, boring, but really offensive things I had to listen toMore »


10 Blog Post Ideas I’ve Had While High And Never Followed Through On (Plus, A Poll!)

One of the benefits of smoking weed for me is that being stoned gives me really kind of fantastic blog post ideas. (There are obviously some terrible ideas too, but let’s not discuss those.) Sometimes I actually make those ideas a reality. This “Semi-NSFW Guide For Men On How To Dress And Undress For MaximumMore »


How Do You Cope With Internet-Induced Opinion Fatigue?

Jess Zimmerman published a very good article today about opinion fatigue, or the exhaustion that comes from feeling like you constantly have to participate in the deluge of opinions-expressed-online, whether or not you have any background or expertise on the topic at hand. Or, as Zimmerman puts it:
“It’s tiring to lug around your… More »


Have You Read Jenny Jones’ Blog? You Should Really Read Jenny Jones’ Blog

The daytime morning talk show is a lost art, a bittersweet memory of an age before Matt Lauer’s misogynistic proclivities were de rigeur, when you could stay home sick from school and the pre-“Oprah” daytime hours were a joyful wasteland of quality low-quality programming filled with strong females who didn’t have to in-fight for ratings. Sally,… More »


Jessica’s Last Day At The Frisky: Some FAQ

What?! You’re leaving?

Yes, it’s true. Today is my last day at The Frisky!

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Mommy Blogger Accused Of Poisoning Son To Death In Bid For Attention

Today in P.A.F.U. (People Are Fucked Up) news: a mommy blogger named Lacey Spears, 26, is accused of deliberately making her 5-year-old son, Garnett-Paul Spears, sick so she could blog about it, leading to the child’s death in January. Spears, from Chestnut Ridge, NY, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter after… More »


Frisky Q&A: Anna Holmes, Editor Of The Book Of Jezebel

If you are a lady of a certain age with an Internet connection, chances are you read Jezebel.com. In fact, you might be on it right now.  The blog launched in 2007 and truly proved — to the mainstream media, to our feminist foremothers who complain that women today are apathetic, to men — that… More »


The Top 10 Clueless Moments From Bustle’s Bryan Goldberg In His New Yorker Profile

If you were on summer vacation when Bustle.com launched this summer, allow me to catch you up on the startup community’s version of a shitshow: in a piece on the tech blog PandoDaily, the founder of Bleacher Report, Bryan Goldberg, announced he had created a website for women. Bustle.com is not just not just any… More »


The Soapbox: On Hugo Schwyzer, Personal Essay Writing & Redemption

Last week, the controversial professor, feminist blogger and personal essayist Hugo Schwyzer announced on his blog, in an interview with NYmag.com and again in LA Weekly that he was retiring his notorious public persona and quitting the internet for good (or— for the time being, he corrected himself some days later in yet another goodbye). More »


Mommie Dearest: It Sometimes Takes A (Virtual) Village

I’m not going to sugar coat it: Sometimes, this whole parenting gig can be pretty damn hard. Yes, parenting is rewarding and wonderful and absolutely special. But it can also be completely terrifying and difficult and frustrating. And, despite all the parenting books that line the shelves of bookstores, there’s truly no one manual to… More »


5 Lessons I’ve Learned From Writing About My Relationships On The Frisky

For the last five years (longer, if you include the six months I worked on the site before we actually launched), I’ve been editing The Frisky. But I’ve also done quite a bit of writing for the site, particularly about sex and relationships. In addition to humorously, I hope, commenting on the state of dating… More »


You Choose It, We Write It!

This week, we learned about a new and fabulous time-suck on the Internet: the Content Idea Generator at Portent.com.  You plug in a word or phrase — say, “farting” — and it autocreates a headline like the kind you’d read on BuzzFeed or BrainPickings.

“The 8 Best Farting Twitter Feeds To Follow!” “15… More »


Duke University Is Training Feminist Bloggers

Duke University has suffered some blows over the years as an academically prestigious school with a bad rep towards women. There was the infamous Duke lacrosse rape accusation of 2006 (which was later found to be false) and more recently, embarrassing fratboy shenanigans. Finally, some really positive news: Duke Women’s Center has created a program… More »


A Note About Being A Female Blogger — And The Sexual Harassment That Comes With It

This is not directed at any one person. This is something I feel I have to say on behalf of myself and possibly many other female bloggers out there.
It makes my freaking day when people email me or comment or come up to me in public and tell me that they like my… More »


Beliefnet Wouldn’t Allow Blogger To Use The Word “Feminist” On Her Blog, Anywhere

With no apparent sense of irony at all, the faith site Beliefnet allegedly hired a guest blogger who writes about feminist issues … and then told her she couldn’t use the word “feminist” anywhere in any of her blog posts.

Why? Because “feminist” is such an offputting word. … More »


Blogger Lindy West Faces Her Internet Trolls

This is Jezebel blogger Lindy West performing at Back Fence PDX, a storytelling series in Portland, Oregon. As you can see, Lindy is fat, and her seven minute-long story is about how the viciousness of Internet trolls used to make her cry every day. The site I originally saw Lindy’s story posted on promised that… More »


Sorry, Guys, Girls Can Write for Tech Blogs, Too

Molly Oswaks is one of two female writers at the tech blog Gizmodo, and you’ll get a pretty good sense of how that goes over among male commenters with her post headlined, “Your Nasty, Nerdy Sexism Isn’t Cute.” Based on the feedback she’s gotten, Oswaks is compelled to break the news that technology is not… More »


Erica Jong Bops Arianna Huffington For Not Paying HuffPost Bloggers

Iconic Fear Of Flying author Erica Jong has publicly criticized Arianna Huffington — who uses the unpaid labor of thousands of bloggers on The Huffington Post — and accused her of “hurting writing as a profession.” A feisty Ms. Jong spoke to The Slant, a journalism blog, about Huffington’s effect on the media biz and,… More »


Bloggers’ Breast Cancer Diagnoses, Only Days Apart, Illustrates The Importance Of Early Detection

In Tuesday’s Lady News, we told you that former Frisky contributor Susannah Breslin has been diagnosed with breast cancer and linked to her Forbes Woman blog about the experience of getting her first mammogram and finding out the results. Susannah has received a lot of get well messages from friends and strangers alike as a result of… More »


Today’s Lady News: Egyptian Blogger Posts Nude Pics Of Herself

Egyptian blogger Aliaa Maghda El-Mahdy, age 20, is posting nude pictures of herself on her blog as political protest about women’s sexuality and censorship. Aliaa calls herself a “secular liberal feminist vegetarian individualist Egyptian” (i.e. hella cool) says she challenges Eypgt’s “censoring of our knowledge, expression and sexuality.” Rock on, sister.  [The Daily Beast]
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