frisky rant

Frisky Rant: No One, Including Charlie Sheen, Deserves HIV

I never thought I’d say this, but I feel sorry for Charlie Sheen. More »


Frisky Rant: This #NoBraDay Breast Cancer Awareness Thing Seems Like Some Bullshit

Exactly what is this supposed to accomplish? More »


Frisky Rant: Calling The Kardashians “America’s First Family” Is An Insult To The Obamas

Cosmo’s trivialization of the title “first family” shows a blatant disregard for the Obamas’ legacy and for people of color to whom it represents generations of dreams and aspirations realized. More »


Frisky Rant: I Am A Scientist, Not A “Lady” Scientist

Earlier this year, Nobel Laureate Sir Tim Hunt and Biochemist at the University College London found himself with a bit of a PR problem when he tried to analyze the gender gap in science. According to Hunt, the real issue was that women were just too damn sexy for the white coats. While men in… More »


Frisky Rant: Actually, I Love Abortion

In addition to not telling women what to do with our bodies, people — like Bill Nye — need to stop telling us how to feel about what we do with our bodies. More »


Frisky Rant: Male Reactions To Amber Rose’s Support Of Slut Walk Prove Why The Movement Is So Necessary

Good job proving the point, jackasses. More »


Frisky Rant: 5 Reasons Why Keurigs Make No Sense

It’s not like it’s that hard to make coffee the normal way. More »


Frisky Rant: On Hollywood’s Propagation Of The “Romantic Stalker” Trope

I first saw “As Good As It Gets” with an ex-boyfriend who touted it as one of his all-time favorite movies. He defended it as a deeply hopeful romance that touched on strong emotional themes: a hermit misanthrope finds a slice of light and hope in the form of Helen Hunt, and honestly, who doesn’t… More »


Frisky Rant: Sorry For Being Polite, You Weirdo

Don’t ban the question, “How are you?” – just answer it honestly. More »


Frisky Rant: Vocal Fry Isn’t Holding Women Back, Misogyny Is

Young women: femininity is powerful. Your speech patterns are powerful. The slang and vocal patterns of teenage girls are so powerful that they’ve been dissected and analyzed by linguistic scientists: uptalk, vocal fry, even the “Valley Girl” stereotype all point to specific speech patterns utilized by some women. A piece published in The Guardian yesterdayMore »


Frisky Rant: In Defense Of Psychological Service Animals & The People Who Need Them (Like Me)

I cried all the way to work on the subway today. Ugh.

Fuck you MTA guy. There are exactly two questions you are allowed to ask: is this dog a service animal and is it task-trained? Any questions beyond that are an infringement of privacy and a violation of the Americans with Disabilities… More »


Frisky Rant: Yes, Don Lemon, The N-Word And Your Sign Are Offensive

Sigh. Don Lemon at his most Don Lemon-iest. More »


Frisky Rant: Who Says Porn Stars Can’t Be Feminists?

I always thought protecting a woman’s right to choose what she does with her own body was a core tenant of feminism. But apparently, some feminists think they can dictate what choices are acceptable. More »


Frisky Rant: Why I Refuse To Pay For Dates

In my opinion, there is very little difference between subscribing to “colorblind” ideology and “gender blindness.” More »


Frisky Rant: Your Jokes About “Thinking The Olive Garden Is Fancy” Are Classist And Tired

Please, please make this joke go away. More »


Frisky Rant: Why Do All The Trends For Dudes Involve Them Getting To Be Lazier?

We get waist-training, they get DADBODS?! More »


Frisky Rant: Can We Talk About The Fact That The Vagina Is Not A Receptacle?

It wants to participate, dammit. More »


Frisky Rant: What We Need To Stop Talking About When We Talk About Funny Women

Why is it, whenever a woman becomes well known for being funny, we get the “disproving the theory that women aren’t funny” line?

This is not an idea anyone needs to disprove. More »


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 –… More »


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… More »


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