Posts tagged "google"

Watch This Series On The Reality Of Gay Conversion Therapy

VICE has finished up its three-part series on gay conversion therapy. [VICE] Erskine College in South Carolina has issued a statement that it is officially anti-gay, after two volleyball players came out at the college. [RawStory] The U.S. Department of Education has found the New York Public Schools in violation of Title IX…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 27, 2015

Hillary Clinton Has Some Choice Words About Silicon Valley’s Glass Ceiling

Today in Lady News, Hillary Clinton talks about tech's glass celiing, HBO is offering a fellowship for diverse writers, and there are two lesbians in the upcoming "Jem and the Holograms" movie.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 25, 2015

Take A Look Inside The Women’s Mosque Of America

Here’s a look into America’s first women-only mosque. [NBC] Finland’s national radio service is going to read the Koran on air cover-to-cover in order to “increase people’s knowledge of the Koran and Muslim culture in Finland.” [BBC] Check out this explainer about sex, intersex, and why “male” and “female” aren’t adequate categories for…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 24, 2015

Which Halloween Costume Was Most Googled In Your State?

Worried that you'll show up to tonight's costume party wearing the same "Frozen" princess costume as every other woman who wanted to wear something "pretty" for Halloween this year? You should be. Our friends over at The Huffington Post have done us a solid by creating a map of…
By: Katie Oldenburg / October 31, 2014

Only 30 Percent Women: Google Releases Data About Their (Lack Of) Diversity

Google released information yesterday about diversity within its workforce — and if you guessed that the majority of their employees "white" and "male," you win a prize! According to data from January 2014 onward, 70 percent of its workforce are men and 30 percent are women. Sixty-one percent are white, 30 percent are Asian, three…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 29, 2014

To Google Or Not To Google: This Flowchart Answers The Eternal Question

It's nice to finally have some assistance with the Should You Google dilemma. Because on the one hand, there's curiosity and longing for connection, on the other hand, there's self-loathing and stalkerdom. Writer Caroline Paul and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton put together this handy guide for…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 8, 2014

Feminists Re-Imagine Google Search Results For The Word “Feminism”

This is so cool: PolicyMic got a bunch of different feminist activists to re-imagine Google searches for "feminism," which bring up scary and disturbing shit like "Feminists should be killed" and "are feminists evil?" The results are fantastic. [PolicyMic] The Supreme Court shot down Oklahoma's challenge to an appeal of another anti-abortion law.
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 14, 2013

Evening Quickies: RIP, Google Reader!

RIP Google Reader! The picture on the right depicts every single member of The Frisky staff right now (on the inside at least). Here's a handy flowchart to finding your perfect Google Reader replacement. Yes, you really do have to give it up now. I've gone with Feedly but The Old Reader is okay, too. Let u…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 1, 2013

Google Earns Ridiculous Backlash For Not Showing Eggs Or Jesus On Easter

I was too busy hosting brunch and raiding my kids' Easter baskets to notice what yesterday's Google doodle was, but apparently it was INCREDIBLY controversial. The anti-religious leftists in Mountain View had the gall to not only choose a doodle that had nothing to do with colorful eggs, chocolate bunnies, or Jesus H. Christ himself -- they…
By: The Stir / April 1, 2013

Is Google Hiding Porn On Image Search?

We're sure none of our esteemed readers would ever use Google's wholesome Image Search to find filthy pictures of naked people committing depraved acts. But on the off chance that you do, you might notice that it's a little harder to find what you're looking for. Google yesterday implemented a change in its SafeSearch setting…
By: Newser / December 13, 2012

Google “Dying Grandparent” On Google Images And You Get … Christina Aguilera?!

Christina Aguilera has fallen victim to an exceptionally strange search engine quirk: If you Google ‘dying grandparent’ in Google Images, it’s predominantly images of her, and she’s neither a grandparent nor dying. So what’s going on? It’s a result of a gossip item published in June about her family troubles. Aguilera was widely considered to be snubbing her……
By: TheFW / December 10, 2012

Kate Hudson Admits To Cyberstalking Fiance Matt Bellamy

"I Googled him right away! And it was shocking, 'cause he was like two completely different people. I was just in awe of his ability and his talent. And then to know him on the other side of it, and how sweet and simple and loving he is...You know how people say that when you…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 13, 2012

Google Supports LGBT Community With “Legalize Love” Campaign

Google has launched a new campaign, Legalize Love, which hopes to end discrimination against homosexuals. At the Global LGBT Workplace Summit on Saturday in London, Google executive Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe introduced the campaign, sharing Google’s goals to “[develop] alliances with local companies and [support] grassroots organizing efforts in [other] countries.” The purpose of the campaign i…
By: Daley Quinn / July 9, 2012

The Bad Google Chrome Boyfriend Gets A Response

Remember that Google Chrome ad featuring a Google Doc aimed at winning a spurned girlfriend back? How annoying is that commercial, right? Well the folks over at Upright Citizens Brigade made a response video, from the perspective of pissed off girlfriend Jen, and it's pretty funny. Check it out, and watch the original video after…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 26, 2012

The Most Depressed Place To Live In The U.S.? Philadelphia!

Philly, how you feeling? Everything okay? According to info from Google, you guys are the most depressed city in the country. At least based on your Googling habits. According to researchers, Philadelphians search for depression-related terms more than people from any other city. And that kind of makes sense, considering Pennsylvania is the most depressed…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 12, 2012

Emma Watson’s Hair Was The Most Googled This Year

I don't really get it -- because it's generally understood that most guys don't like short hair. And if guys don't like short hair then girls aren't going to get out of their way to get their hair cut short. However, according to Google stats, Emma Watson's cute little pixy haircut (sorry, I'm biased!) wa…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 29, 2011

Rick Santorum Would No Longer Like His Name Associated With Anal Sex

Conservative Pennsylvanian politician Rick Santorum announced that he'd be running for president earlier this year, but he's facing an uphill battle--in part because he's got a little Google name association problem. You see, Mr. Santorum raised the ire of sex columnist Dan Savage the last time he ran for president because of Santorum's stringent anti-gay…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 21, 2011

What Happens When You Use Google As Your Therapist?

I Google stuff to find answers to everyday questions, like, "How old is Anne Hathaway?" (Answer: 29) and "What is the name of tiny salty berry-type things in Caesar salad?" (Answer: capers). Google has probably made me dumber because I no longer actually have to suss out the answers to problems on my own --…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 4, 2011

Google+ Circles You’d Actually Use

Click here to see larger image. Have you guys started using Google+, Google's social networking site, yet? I have, but I must admit I don't quite get the point of using it over, say, Facebook. (Of course, I didn't get the point of using Facebook when there was MySpace or MySpace when there wa…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 17, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Three Girls Win The Google Science Fair

Three girls are the winners of the Google Science Fair, a co-ed science competition. Lauren Hodge studied the effects of different marinades on the level of carcinogens in chicken (wait, is this something I should be afraid of?), Naomi Shah studied indoor air quality and asthma, and Grand Prize Winner Shree Bose studied ways to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2011
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