Posts tagged "frisky rant"

Mindy Kaling’s Brother Trying To “Pass As Black” For Med School Should Bother You A Lot, Even If You’re Not Black

To be a bonafide celebrity is to know that at some point an errant family member will crawl out of the woodwork, hoping to leverage your fame into their 15minutes. And while bad attempts at cable reality TV can often be forgiven (looking right at you, Eastwood family), what Mindy Kaling's brother Vijay has done --…

By: Beejoli Shah / April 6, 2015

Frisky Rant: On Whole Foods & Conspicuous Consumption Masquerading As Politics

When a Whole Foods opened at the end of my block, I couldn’t have been more excited. For months, I watched in anticipation as they converted what was once an old hospital into the superfoods superstore. I was excited—and then I was irritated, when I posted a status on Facebook celebrating opening day and the…

By: Melissa Petro / March 23, 2015

Frisky Rant: Nobody Gives A Shit How You Tweet And Neither Should You

Earlier today, New York's women-centric blog The Cut (a site of which, full disclosure, I am a big fan and occasional contributor) published a compendium of thoughts from successful female writers, mainly of the Internet variety, and their conflicted thoughts around whether it's okay to self-promote on Twitter. To this I ask: Why?! This is perha…

By: Beejoli Shah / March 11, 2015

Frisky Rant: Don’t Send Your Friends Calendar Invites (And Other Calendar Etiquette For People Who Aren’t Monsters)

Hi, are you an organized person who has realized that a well-planned system is the key to a happy life? Great! Are you the type of friend who not only adds your loved ones' birthdays to your calendar with a yearly recurrence, but also sets another reminder to pick up a present a few week…

By: Beejoli Shah / March 6, 2015

9 Comments I’d Like To Respond To In Regards To That “I Don’t Care If You’ve Come Yet” Rant

A little over a week ago, I anonymously published a Frisky Rant piece titled "I Don't Care If You Haven't Come Yet." It detailed an encounter I had with a male partner where, after experiencing a great orgasm, I wanted a moment to enjoy and recuperate -- much to his dismay. He was very upset that…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / February 19, 2015

Frisky Rant: I Don’t Care If You Haven’t Come Yet

Recently, I had sex with someone and about 10 minutes into our romp, I had a great orgasm. The guy I was sexing, though, didn't seem to notice and continued to thrust himself in and out of me, until I finally motioned for him to stop.  I calmly explained to him that I had just…

By: Anonymous / February 10, 2015

Frisky Rant: There’s A Difference Between Being Critical And Being “Too Angry” — Trust Me, I Know

Some of the feedback I get online is that I’m “too angry.” When people tell me I’m “too angry” in my writing, my immediate thought is somewhere along the lines of “HA HA HA HA HA HA YOU HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA.” That’s because I know what “too angry” actually looks and feels like. Whe…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 26, 2015

Frisky Rant: The Problem With Target’s Plus-Size Lilly Pulitzer Collaboration

When Target announced that its latest collaboration would be with Lilly Pulitzer, the godmother of American resortwear and technicolor prints, reactions were mixed. Her fan base — crazy, evangelistic, largely white — was less than pleased, worried that their precious brand would be sullied by the unwashed masses plundering Target’s aisles in search of stretch…

By: Megan Reynolds / January 16, 2015

Frisky Rant: University President’s Outdated Views On Alcohol, Chastity & Rape Prevention Aren’t Representative Of Eckerd College

This past week, I’ve been both livid and mortified by the national news coverage of my beloved alma mater Eckerd College, thanks to the following letter from the university president, sent last Sunday to the entire student body: Dear Eckerd College students, As you know, the College has launched an educational and awareness campaign to…

By: Sarah Kwon / December 1, 2014

Frisky Rant: Yes, My Name Is Maybe Hard To Pronounce (And, No, You Can’t Opt Out)

As I write this, I’ve just come home from a new gym. A man training a small group of us shouted personalized encouragement throughout in an effort to spur us along. “Well done, Karen!” “Two more reps, Jaz!” “Knees up, Ellen!” “Bum out, Phhhh … bum out!” I know that when someone mumbles “Phhh” under…

By: Phylisa Wisdom / November 25, 2014

Frisky Rant: No, The Wrap, Bill Cosby Is Not Being “Raped” By His Accusers’ Allegations

This Saturday, entertainment blog The Wrap posted a stunningly tone-deaf guest op-ed entitled “The Rape of Bill Cosby.” The tongue-in-cheek opening line read “Bill Cosby raped me.” And that was the best part of the entire debacle. The remainder of the piece, which was meant to be an excoriation of liberal media (on a liberal…

By: Beejoli Shah / November 24, 2014

Frisky Rant: No, We Should Not Ban The Word “Feminist” Just Because Celebrities Talking About Feminism Annoys You

Yesterday morning, TIME Magazine’s Katy Steinmetz released a list of fifteen words from which we can chose one that most deserves to be “banned” in 2015.  The poll, which includes items such as kale and #sorrynotsorry, is intended as a bit of fun, but there is one point where I want to get off the…

By: Allegra Frazier / November 13, 2014

Frisky Rant: STFU About Renee Zellweger’s Face

Judging by the amount of venom I’ve seen being spewed at RZ in the past 24 hours, you would think that her face was the cause of death for 1,000 children. I think I also heard about 1,000 iterations of “SHE RUINED HER FAAAAAAACE.” And this is without even paying attention to much besides social…

By: Katrin Higher / October 22, 2014

Frisky Rant: Peter Pans & The Women Who Love Them All Need To Grow Up

This piece does not target all men. It is geared towards the demographic of Peter Pans among the male population who, regardless of age just refuse to grow up. They are the dudes who believe they are working towards a gig that will be extremely lucrative in the long run, but in the interim they are 30+…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / October 13, 2014

Frisky Rant: If You’re Eating Smelly Food On The Train, I Hate You

I ask very little of the New York subway system. I want trains to come when they're supposed to, I want them to not break down while I'm riding them, and I want to feel safe traveling from Point A to Point B. Sometimes we're shoved up against some sweaty man's wet armpit because we…

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 1, 2014

Frisky Rant: What’s So Funny About Forcing A Woman To Kiss You?

A bunch of obviously misogynistic "pranks" have been circling my Facebook newsfeed for a few days now and it is just pissing me off. In one particular video, that really can’t be labelled as a prank because there is absolutely nothing funny about it, a young man walks up to a random woman, asks a…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / September 23, 2014

Frisky Rant: I Don’t Understand Why You People Smoke Pot

One of the more ridiculous conversations I've had in my life -- and I've had many -- was about smoking pot. One of my friends at work told me he'd been smoking and driving and got pulled over for a broken tail light and got paranoid, and I guess I was supposed to laugh, but…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 1, 2014

Frisky Rant: If You’re Privileged And You Know It, STFU

A little background on me. I'm almost 35 years old, I went to an in-state university (UC Santa Cruz), I worked two jobs almost full-time during school, my parents helped me financially in ways that they could, and I had to take out student loans that I am not yet, but almost done paying back.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 14, 2014

Frisky Rant: The Real Problem With Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” Cover Art & Her “Black Jezebel” Brand

Last week, Nicki Minaj released the artwork for her new single “Anaconda,” featuring the rapper in a squat position with her large posterior aimed directly at viewers. The image was met with mostly support from fans and critics but some questioned if the image was “too racy.” In response to those criticisms, Minaj tweeted several

By: Tiffanie Drayton / July 28, 2014

Frisky Rant: My Boobs Are Not A Threat To Your Marriage

Recently blogger Lauren of Apples and Band-Aids caused an uproar among bloggers when she wrote a post claiming that racy social media images by sexy female strangers were a threat to her marriage. To wit: When your bare shoulders and stretchmark-less bellies and tanned legs pop up, I not only worry if my husband will

By: Rachel Kramer Bussel / July 25, 2014
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