media

New York Times Magazine Comes Up With World’s Most Creative Cover For An Article About Female Politician

Why does the mainstream media have to ask if politicians who are also mothers can “have it all”? We never ask if dads can “have it all”; instead,…

Jessica Wakeman | February 12, 2014 - 11:20 am

Woody Allen May Respond To His Daughter’s Sexual Abuse Accusations In The New York Times

It’s not that I don’t think a human being who is accused of something does not have the right to respond or defend himself But the possibility that Woody Allen…

Jessica Wakeman | February 5, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Study: White Men Are Still The Preferred Guest For Sunday Morning Talk Shows

Just in case you were under the assumption “we don’t need feminism anymore”: today brings us an analysis study by Media Matters For America about the demographics of the Sunday…

Jessica Wakeman | January 30, 2014 - 4:30 pm

The Most Realistic Detail I’ve Ever Seen On A Bikini Ad

Artist Daniel Soares thought these H&M billboards were missing a pretty important detail, so he went ahead and added it himself: a Photoshop toolbar. Voila! An honest swimsuit ad! [Upworthy]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 29, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Fox News Gathers 4 Men For Panel Discussion About “War On Women”

Presented without comment. [Media Matters For America]
On the lyrics of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s song “Drunk In Love” that make reference to domestic violence (“Eat the…

Jessica Wakeman | January 28, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Awesome New Diesel Ads Feature Model In Wheelchair

See that gorgeous lady starring in one of the new spring/summer Diesel ads? That’s a New York fashion blogger named Jillian Mercado. She’s been a fixture in the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 23, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Watch This: How The “Mask” Of Masculinity Hurts Men And Women

A few years ago, I mentored a group of teen girls at a small, alternative high school. The whole point of the group was just to give these young women…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 26, 2013 - 2:00 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

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

Frisky Q&A: Anna Holmes, Editor Of The Book Of Jezebel

If you are a lady of a certain age with an Internet connection, chances are you read Jezebel.com. In fact, you might be on it right now.  The blog launched…

Jessica Wakeman | October 24, 2013 - 1:00 pm

The Top 10 Clueless Moments From Bustle’s Bryan Goldberg In His New Yorker Profile

If you were on summer vacation when Bustle.com launched this summer, allow me to catch you up on the startup community’s version of a shitshow: in a piece on the

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Chevy Just Realized Women Buy Trucks, Too

The only people I know who own trucks are women. I know two female truck owners, but that’s not that exciting, because I don’t live a Truck Lifestyle. Perhaps Chevy,…

Julie Gerstein | July 29, 2013 - 10:40 am

CBS Now Doling Out Tips On How Not To Be “Pervy” While Ogling Women

CBS Miami actually did an article on the best places to watch hot women “without looking pervy.” (Note CBS’s original URL for the headline.) Shocking locations include the beach,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 25, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Can You Really Reverse Gender Stereotypes In Media?

A women’s studies class at the University of Saskatchewan made this provocative video which questions commonly perpetuated stereotypes about gender in media. Pointing out that women are often in a…

Julie Gerstein | May 10, 2013 - 3:40 pm

The Soapbox: Should White Women Be On The Cover Of ‘Black Magazines’?

The always-inquisitive Jada Pinkett-Smith recently posed a question that has many people scratching their heads and some folks outright upset. In short, she’s wondering if black women ask to be…

Shanelle Matthews | March 26, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Former MTV VJ Dave Holmes Is Not Abusing Azealia Banks, Mmmkay?

Today In We Should Be Careful About Posting Other People’s Photos On The Internet Accusing Them Of Shit They May Not Have Actually Done:

Former MTV VJ Dave…

Jessica Wakeman | December 28, 2012 - 1:20 pm

How To Get On The Front Page Of UK Newspapers: Be A Male Writer Or One Of The Middleton Sisters

A British watchdog group called Women In Journalism has carried out a four-week study of UK newspapers and had these dismayingly sexist findings about who ends up on the front…

Jessica Wakeman | October 15, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Erica Jong Bops Arianna Huffington For Not Paying HuffPost Bloggers

Iconic Fear Of Flying author Erica Jong has publicly criticized Arianna Huffington — who uses the unpaid labor of thousands of bloggers on The Huffington Post — and accused her…

Jessica Wakeman | June 27, 2012 - 3:00 pm

On Aaron Sorkin And “The Newsroom”‘s Woman Problem

Being an Aaron Sorkin fan runs in my blood. My mom might have been the world’s biggest “West Wing” fan. Although I was too young to really understand the show…

Morgan Nelson | June 25, 2012 - 12:40 pm

New Study Measures The Objectification Of Women

A new study published in the journal Psychological Science found that women are objectified at much higher rates than men. That sound you just heard was every woman in the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 30, 2012 - 9:20 am