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“ANITA” Documentary Explores Anita Hill’s Sexual Harassment Nightmare

Many Frisky readers are too young to remember the 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Clarence Thomas, then a federal circuit judge. One name you might recall is Anita Hill.

Jessica Wakeman | January 28, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Ladies: Mike Huckabee Says If You Use Contraception, You Can’t Control Your Libido

“If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each…

Jessica Wakeman | January 23, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Pussy Riot Is Headed To Brooklyn!

Just two months after being released from a Russian penal colony, members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot are coming to America. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina will appear…

Jessica Wakeman | January 22, 2014 - 3:30 pm

What Do We Think Of TIME’s Hillary Cover?

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has not yet said one way or the other whether she intends to run again for president in 2016. But that hasn’t stopped the…

Jessica Wakeman | January 16, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Joseph Gordon-Levitt On Why He Identifies As A Feminist

“That was something that my mom would always point out to my brother and me, that our culture does often portray women especially… like objects. For example, we would always…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 10, 2014 - 11:20 am

Keira Knightley Thinks It’s Weird That Feminism Was Ever A Dirty Word

“I think it’s great that the discussions are finally being allowed to be had [about feminism], as opposed to anybody mentioning feminism and everybody going, ‘Oh, fucking shut up.’ Somehow,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 29, 2013 - 3:15 pm

I Need Beyonce’s List Of Feminist Videos To Watch On YouTube ASAP

Beyonce dropped her fifth solo record without warning last Friday around midnight, and the only post-release promotion she’s done thus far has been a couple of explanatory, behind-the-scenes-esque videos about…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 18, 2013 - 1:40 pm

The Year Of Women In Media: A (Depressing) Supercut

All year long, The Frisky has blogged about representations of women and girls in the media. And what a year it was! The Onion tweeting Quvenzhane Wallis a “cunt.” The…

Jessica Wakeman | December 5, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Rashida Jones Addresses That Time She Told Other Women To “Stop Acting Like Whores”

You may remember back in October when Our Collective Imaginary Best Friend/”Parks & Rec” actress Rashida Jones gave everyone a big case of the “UGHs” when she took to Twitter…

Jessica Wakeman | December 5, 2013 - 11:20 am

On Calling Cosmopolitan A “Deeply Feminist” Magazine

On Monday night at a media industry event, a reporter from Capital New York asked Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles about her magazine and feminism. Coles responded that Cosmo is “deeply…

Jessica Wakeman | December 4, 2013 - 10:00 am

Emma Thompson: “I’ve Always Been A Card-Carrying Feminist”

 “It seems young actresses are under pressure to look a particular way. They look the same, that’s the thing. And they’re all being photoshopped in adverts for all sorts of…

Jessica Wakeman | November 25, 2013 - 6:00 pm

The Soapbox: Women Tell Dirty Jokes, Deal With It

Dear Variety Columnist Brian Lowry,

You wrote a negative review of Sarah Silverman’s new comedy special, “We Are Miracles,” which aired on HBO Saturday night.

And…

Emily Winter | November 25, 2013 - 12:00 pm

13 Selfies I’ve Taken (And How Feminist They Are)

Over the last few days, a bunch of ink has been spilled discussing the topic of selfies — officially the word of the year! — and whether or not they’re…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 22, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Ani DiFranco On Patriarchy, Motherhood & “Having It All”

When I arrived at the basement of the Calvin Theater in Northampton, Massachusetts, I found folk musician Ani DiFranco in the midst of trying to get her six-month-old son Dante…

Avital Norman Nathman | November 20, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Courtney Stodden Says She Is A “True Feminist,” Also Doesn’t Read Or Write

“I think that whether a woman or anybody quite frankly wants to wear combat boots or eight inch heels, I think that’s their prerogative. I think if somebody feels comfortable a certain…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 15, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Miley Cyrus: “I’m One Of The Biggest Feminists In The World”

“I feel like I’m one of the biggest feminists in the world because I tell women to not be scared of anything. For me, it’s not even that I’m a feminist. I’m…

Jessica Wakeman | November 14, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Bloggers Take Joss Whedon & Equality Now To Task

Blogger Melissa Gira Grant critiques Equality Now, which recently had a speech by Joss Whedon in which he discussed feminism, for its anti-prostitution stance … [Talking Points Memo]

Jessica Wakeman | November 8, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Dude We Love: Joss Whedon Hates The Word “Feminist,” But Loves Feminists

I wouldn’t blame anyone for being sick of the discussion around the word “feminist.” The conversation is extremely fucking overwrought, when it shouldn’t be.  I agree with Joss Whedon, who…

Jessica Wakeman | November 8, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Debate This: Is “Don’t Giggle” Really Terrible Advice For A Law Firm To Give Women?

Global law firm Clifford Chance is under fire for distributing a five-page memo to female employees with specific dress code critiques and advice for how to conduct themselves professionally.  Not…

Jessica Wakeman | October 31, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Kelly Clarkson: I’m Not A Feminist

“No, I wouldn’t say [I’m a] feminist — that’s too strong. I think when people hear feminist, it’s like, ‘Get out of my way, I don’t need anyone.’ I love that…

Jessica Wakeman | October 31, 2013 - 1:20 pm
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