Posts tagged "south carolina"

South Carolina Took Down The Confederate Flag — Now What?

The Confederate Flag has been removed from the South Carolina Capital: YIPPPPPPEEEE! Time to celebrate? Let’s give ourselves a moment to high-five America for getting rid of an old relic of racism that really should have disappeared over a century ago when the Civil War finally united the country after being divided by the South&#8217…

Tiffanie Drayton / July 10, 2015

South Carolina Votes 94-20 To Remove Confederate Flag

Early this morning, the South Carolina state House of Representatives voted in a landslide – 94 to 20 – to remove the Confederate battle flag from their public buildings. The bill will now go for approval to Governor Nikki Haley, who has previously expressed support for removing the flag and says she’ll sign the bill…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 9, 2015

Bree Newsome On “Good Morning America”: “We Wanted An End To The Hate”

Bad ass organizer — and real life flag-pole-climbing superhero — Bree Newsome was interviewed on “Good Morning America” this morning, one of the first times, that I know of, that a major morning “news” show has given airtime to interviewed an actual #BlackLivesMatter activist. Newsome, of course, is the Black woman who, with the hel…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 2, 2015

Bree Newsome Speaks: “I Did It Because I Am Free”

This woman is a real life super hero.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2015

Arsonists Set At Least 3 Black Churches Ablaze In The Last Week

Back in May, during the protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, the TV news media spent countless hours showing footage of a burning CVS, allegedly set on fire by angry looters. The footage served to illustrate what some considered the protest’s “violent turn,” just one of many examples of the news media…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2015

Woman Ignores Police Orders, Removes Confederate Flag From SC Statehouse

SC Governor Nikki Haley has called for the Confederate Flag to come down from the front of the South Carolina State House but for some reason the damn thing is still there.
A woman identified as “Bree” decided to take matters into her own hands, backed by the activist group ‘Blackbird’, early Saturday morning. She…

Katrin Higher / June 27, 2015

South Carolina Needs To Take That Confederate Flag Down Now

Keeping the Confederate flag up is nothing but cruel.

Robyn Pennacchia / June 18, 2015

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 for…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 27, 2015

RIP Society: Mom Arrested For Swearing In Front Of Her Kids At The Grocery Store

Police in South Carolina arrested a mom last weekend after she allegedly directed the word “fuck” at her children in a Kroger grocery store. Danielle Wolf, who just moved her family to the city of North Augusta three weeks ago, grew frustrated with her husband for squishing the bread in her shopping cart, and displayed her…

Claire Hannum / August 15, 2014

South Carolina DMV Refused To Photograph Teen For His Driver’s License In Makeup

The DMV in Anderson, South Carolina, forced a 16-year-old boy to take off his makeup in order to get his driver’s license picture taken because “he needs to look like a male,” according to an official. Chase Culpepper is gender non-conforming and wears makeup and stereotypically female clothing everyday. But on March 3, the DMV…

Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 2014

South Carolina Advances Abortion Ban After 20 Weeks

A subcommittee in South Carolina’s state Senate has advanced a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill provides exceptions for pregnancies resulting from incest, rape and fetal abnormalities. The 20-week limit is based on the medically unproven claim that fetuses feel pain after 20 weeks. [CBS, RH Reality Check]

Jessica Wakeman / May 6, 2014

“Fun Home,” Gay-Themed Play Based On Alison Bechdel Memoir, Performs In South Carolina & Miraculously No One Was Converted To Homosexuality

Back in February, some jerk politicians in South Carolina threatened cut the College of Charleston’s budget because they didn’t like the books that freshman were assigned to read for 2013 orientation. Those books were Out Loud: The Best Of Rainbow Radio, which tells the story of South Carolina’s first LGBT radio show, a Fun Home,…

Jessica Wakeman / April 25, 2014

South Carolina Advances Anti-Abortion Bill

A South Carolina state Senate panel has advanced a bill that justifies a pregnant woman using force against anyone who tries to harm her “unborn child.” Abortion rights supports rightly point out bills like this are a sneaky attempt to criminalize abortion by making a fetus legally recognized as person. (The panel postponed o…

Jessica Wakeman / April 11, 2014

RIP Society: South Carolina Wants To Pull Funding From Colleges For Teaching “Gay” Books

South Carolina legislators are trying to “punish” two colleges in the state for assigning books they don’t approve of. The College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina Upstate incorporated “books on homosexuality” as required reading as part of their new student orientation. The books in question are Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel memoir Fun

Claire Hannum / February 21, 2014

Police In South Carolina Criticized For Warning College Of Charleston Students About Sexual Assaults Because They Mentioned Drinking

Police in Charleston, South Carolina, were right to warn students on Tuesday after two sexual assaults were reported near the campus.

But were they right to include in the warning the fact that the victims had both been drinking and to include statistics about alcohol and sexual assault? …

Jessica Wakeman / October 24, 2013

Analouisa Valencia: The Miss South Carolina Pageant’s First Lesbian Beauty Queen

Beauty pageants usually get the sideeye from The Frisky for their perpetuation of tired old beauty standards, so we are delighted to hear about Analouisa Valencia of South Carolina. Valencia, a 19-year-old singer who has been competing in pageants for over a decade, is African-American, Latina and a lesbian — and she’s gunning for the…

Jessica Wakeman / April 8, 2013

Be My Boyfriend: “Down 2 Boink” Con

Dear Garrett Michael Hoover,
I like a man who knows what he wants — and it’s clear from this Horry County mugshot that you like to boink. Well, guess what? I like to boink, too. Maybe we could boink together, just as soon as you get out of jail for disorderly conduct. In the meantime,…

Julie Gerstein / November 29, 2012

Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Prevention Funding Vetoed, Called “Distraction” By SC Gov. Nikki Haley

South Carolina’s Republican Governor Nikki Haley — who is buds with Mitt Romney! — vetoed $453,680 last week for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention through the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence And Assault. According to the Charleston City Paper, Haley’s explanation was that the funds would “distract” the Department of Health and Environmental…

Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2012

“Women Don’t Care About Contraception,” SC Governor Nikki Haley Claims

If you thought it was just dude politicians who were tone deaf on women, think again: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley visited “The View” today and declared, “Women don’t care about contraception.”

Oh jeez Louise.

Jessica Wakeman / April 3, 2012

The Frisky Guidebook: The Holy City

Don’t let the old moniker fool you, what Charlestonians worship the most is a good party. At its busiest during wedding season and the summer months, this tourist town is worth visiting year-round with various festivals, galas, events and shows. The climate is often blessed with bouts of 70-degree weather in the dead of winter,…

Imee Cuison / August 26, 2009