Posts tagged "protests"

On Police Retaliation And Obfuscation From St. Louis To Chicago

Most people don’t protest. Hell, even a lot of the people who want to protest don’t protest, and there are a lot of valid reasons for that. But if you haven’t done it, it’s easy to look at demonstrations from the outside and see people who are rowdy, disruptive, entitled to any kind of…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 8, 2014

Why Americans Riot: 10 Historical Examples Of Bad And Better Reasons To Riot

When riots broke out after citizens of Ferguson took to the streets to protest the murder of Mike Brown by a police officer, the media was littered with imagery and stories of violent and savage Black people destroying the city. To a large extent, those images overshadowed the reason for the protests and even gave…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / October 20, 2014

Check Out The Most Well-Dressed Protest Ever

Abercrombie & Fitch recently announced plans to open a children's store on Savile Row, a London street known for high-end menswear and often referred  to as "the golden mile of tailoring." Obviously, this didn't go over well with Savile Row's merchants and clientele. In response, impeccably-dressed demonstrators gathered outside the A&F store in Burlington Garde…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 24, 2012

What Is Glitter Bombing?

Glitter bombing sounds like something Barbie might do to Ken if he took a wayward glance at Skipper. But that's not quite it—it's a new protest tactic being used on anti-gay rights and anti-choice presidential candidates. At a public event where regular folks are able to get close to a candidate, glitter bombers walk u…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 21, 2011

A Handy Checklist Of Things That Cause Rape

I can think of a few people who need this sign someplace where they can always see it. Sadly. [BuzzFeed]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 11, 2011

Topless Ukrainian Feminists Protest NZ Radio Station’s Mail Order Bride Contest

A notorious topless Ukrainian feminist group turned out to protest the New Zealand radio show "Win A Wife" contest that matches up a Kiwi man with a "mail order bride" in Ukraine. Nine women from Femen were outraged — rightly so — about The Rock FM's “Win a Wife” contest, announced o…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 5, 2011

French Women Who Like To Swim Topless Protest By Asking Men To Wear Bikini Tops

Skinny dipping is nice, right? Well, some women in France like the feeling of swimming topless so much that they've gone as far as to stage protests in pools. The feminist group, called les Tumultueuses, has taken to showing up at pools with bikini tops and asking the men to wear them to prove…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 17, 2010

Activist Hippies Invade Target

Just because hippies live in houses made of hemp and are ignorant in the ways of modern hair removal doesn't mean they're clueless about technology. After finding out that Target had donated money to the campaign of Minnesota governor candidate Tom Emmer, who is anti-gay marriage and anti-abortion, a group of activists stormed a…
By: Leonora Epstein / August 24, 2010

Police Tear-Gas Mourners Who Gather 40 Days After Neda’s Horrific Death

Remember that horrific video of an Iranian woman being shot to death during the post-election violence in Iran? Well, her name was Neda Agha-Soltan and today hundreds of people gathered by her grave to mourn the 40th day since her death, an important Shiite mourning tradition. The Iranian government didn’t want any service…
By: Nikki Dowling / July 30, 2009

Quick Pic: Demonstration For Human Rights In Iran

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By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2009

Is Turning Neda Into An Icon The Answer?

Yesterday we posted about Neda, the Iranian woman who was gunned down during protests in Tehran this weekend. Her brutal death was caught on camera and posted on YouTube, and many websites, including The Frisky, have posted it. She's been deemed the "face" of the opposition movement in Iran, particularly representative of the wome…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 23, 2009

“Milk” Biopic Rocks My World

Last night, I got to sneak a peak of the movie "Milk", which opens in theaters on November 26th, and James Franco naked, swimming in a pool. I’m not sure which one was more life changing, the booty or the biopic, but they were both even better than I had dreamed. "Milk," about…
By: Simcha / November 20, 2008

Quick Pics: Anti-Prop 8 Rallies Around The U.S.

Thanks for sending us your pics from the anti-Proposition 8 protests that took place around the country this past Saturday! We wish we could post all of them, but instead we picked out our favorites (see above and after the jump). I still think the signs in NYC were the most clever, though big…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 17, 2008

Protesting Prop 8: Some Of The Greatest Signs Ever

I went to the Proposition 8 protest in New York City today with my mom and it was awesome. There were so many people and such a great energy in the air. Kim from "America's Next Top Model" spoke! Best of all, there were some seriously awesome signs. Some of my faves above and after…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 15, 2008

Join The Impact: Protest For Equal Rights This Saturday!

From celebs like Drew Barrymore and Melissa Etheridge, to we humble Frisky gals, many people have been speaking out against the handful of discriminatory marriage and adoption laws that passed in states across the country that block homosexuals from having the same rights as their straight counterparts. In Los Angeles, a…
By: Simcha / November 14, 2008

The Protesting Of Proposition 8

The passing of Prop 8, which bans gay marriage in the State of California, has been causing a riot on The Frisky, but that’s nothing compared to what been going on in the streets and in the gay community. Borrowing chants from the Civil Rights movement, homosexuals have rallied…
By: Simcha / November 8, 2008

Co-Ed Naked Bike Riding (Not Just A T-Shirt Slogan)

Just a few days ago the U.K. hosted its third World Naked Bike Ride, an event to protest dependency on cars and draw awareness to the plight of riders sharing the road. The parade of barely costumed characters looks like Burning Man on wheels. With the attendance doubling to 500, there were two…
By: Simcha / June 11, 2008