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Google Is Really Sorry About That April Fools’ Gmail Joke, Y’all

Everyone knows that April Fools’ is an awful holiday. Even the most gullible among us are on the lookout for so-called pranks and assorted tomfoolery, so it’s almost impossible to actually pull a good April Fools’ joke any more, if there ever was such a thing. And if you do pull one off, well, everyone’s… More »


‘Fairy God Boss’ Provides Company Reviews For Women By Women

The thing you didn’t think you need, but actually, really do. More »


The Most Popular And Bizarre 2015 Google Searches

There are some very specific popular searches that got me wondering: WHY?! More »


Google Might Be Giving You An Overinflated Ego

Does this mean I can blame Google for mansplaining? More »


Google Is Now Alphabet, Or Something

So, GOOGLE. You’ve heard of it, I’m sure. But as of today, the Google you know has changed. The technology giant has launched a new parent company called Alphabet, under which the Google you know will not reside, as will the various cookie jars it has its dirty paws in, only many will be divided… More »


Google Will Now Remove Revenge Porn Upon Request

Definitely a step in the right direction. More »


Google Ad Features An Emotional Story About Gender Transition

This Google ad tells the story of so much more than a company. Follow the journey of Jake, a trans man, and the gym where he found a sense of community as he began to exercise his new male body. Love this!

[Mashable]

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Search “N*gga House” In Google Maps And You’ll Be Directed To The White House

Type the words “nigga house” right now in Google maps. What are your findings?

Some of my Facebook friends have been sharing posts with their search results and, well, it is a bit disturbing. It seems that the White House pops up whenever you enter “nigga house” into a Google Maps… More »


No Thanks: Google’s New Feature Lets You View Your Entire Search History

Don’t lie – you’ve probably tried to Google some weird stuff at one point…probably more than once. Those questions that you are too embarrassed to ask your friends just go straight into the Google search bar. And then you’re probably relieved to see that you’re not that only one who has wondered how snakes have… More »


Google Wants To Save You From Spoilers, For Good

The internet will soon be a safe space from episode of whatever you missed last night. More »


Not An April Fools’ Prank: You Can Play Pac-Man In Google Maps

April Fools’ Day pranks are the absolute worst, and the eighth circle of hell is tech companies that make ostensibly clever ones of their own. But instead of their usual Gmail prank, this year Google is offering one of its best Easter eggs instead: Pac-Man.

All you have to do is fire up… More »


Google’s New CFO Ruth Porat Is Getting PAID

Plus! A “Game of Thrones” porn parody has an Iron Throne made of dildos; a closer look at Chicago P.D.’s sex crimes unit; and reviews for a few feminist videogames, all in Today’s Lady News… More »


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… More »


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. More »


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… More »


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 the most Googled Halloween costumes from… More »


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,… More »


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 confused Googlers. And they’ve considered all the important… More »


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. More »


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… More »


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