If you’re not already a fan of Melissa Harris-Perry, you will be soon: she’s a Tulane University political science professor who appears often on “The Rachel Maddow Show” and just scored her own show on MSNBC. Last night she went head-to-head with another talking head, the inimitable Stephen Colbert, while promoting her new book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women In America. As was to be expected, Stephen is not too keen on talking about this “race” thing. or stereotypes experienced by black women. I dare you not to snicker a little when he asks, “Of these stereotypes, which one are you?” This is Stephen Colbert and Melissa Harris-Perry at their best. [Colbert Nation]
The Frisky has kept you up-to-date on what Bill O’Reilly and other conservatives think about health insurers being told to cover women’s birth control without co-pays — i.e. will Blue Cross/Blue Shield cover mani/pedis next? Thankfully, Stephen Colbert has also weighed in and it’s a good thing, too. How else would we know that birth control is exactly what killed the dinosaurs? [The Colbert Report] Keep reading »
Stephen Colbert is always on the lookout for injustice against menfolk. And where do men suffer the most than in the field of genital cleaning products? Women have long enjoyed empowering cleaning agents marketed to their dirty vaginas. But the poor, dirty penis? Shamefully ignored. What nerve!
When Summer’s Eve douche products unveiled their new “Hail To The V” commercials last week, Colbert could not take it any longer. This injustice has to stop. Thank God men now have Fresh Pine Dick Scrub so that you, like your lady counterparts, can screw around with what nature intended. May you never feel embarrassed about that not-so-fresh feeling ever again. [Colbert Nation] Keep reading »
Did you know you could get your annual Pap smear at Walgreens? Yes! The stirrups are right over in aisle two next to the Pond’s skin cream and the Bonne Bell lip gloss. And breast exams? Right near the AAA batteries, please.
At least that’s what you might think if you watch “Fox & Friends” and believe every word they say. They were trying to justify the Republicans’ attempts to defund family planning money from Planned Parenthood because, duh, all women’s reproductive health needs can be met at the local Walgreens.
Stephen Colbert did a hilarious bit about this the other night on “The Colbert Report,” which you simply must watch. (Language NSFW, use headphones.) But now a group of feminist activists are planning actions to highlight this ignorance. Yup, you guessed it — they’re asking people to go to Walgreens and ask for a Pap smear. Keep reading »
It’s hard out there for white men. That’s why Roy Den Hollander is fighting the nefarious advances of gender equality, right at ground zero of feminism‘s proudest accomplishment: ladies’ night. Yes, two-for-one drinks deals could not be more threatening to the centuries of male privilege that guys have enjoyed. Hollander’s quest only got more difficult when an appeals court ruled in September 2010 that offering discounted drinks to certain clientele did not constitute “discrimination.” Now he’s fighting mad! On the “Difference Makers” segment of Thursday’s “The Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert profiled self-titled anti-feminist lawyer Roy Den Hollander and his noble quest to rid the world of feminism and drink specials, and introduced us to the concept of PMS: “persecuted male syndrome.” Men, are you sufferers? [The Colbert Report] Keep reading »
Happy almost Thanksgiving! Domestic goddess Martha Stewart appeared on “The Colbert Report” to share some of her most helpful tips for the holiday. My favorite suggestion of hers: get a turkey drunk with a mini bottle of bourbon before slaughtering it—with your bare hands. Did she learn that one in prison? Here’s a tip for the turkeys from me: if a woman offers you a mini bottle of bourbon, run for your life! Keep reading »
The women of “The View
” definitely learned one thing from Stephen Colbert
‘s visit yesterday: Don’t mess with Papa Bear. That’s Colbert’s nickname for Bill O’Reilly
. In a show of solidarity with O’Reilly, Colbert pretended to walk off the set of “The View” yesterday during his segment. Colbert’s gesture was in reference to O’Reilly’s controversial “View” visit last week
, where both Whoopi Goldberg
and Joy Behar walked off set in the midst of O’Reilly’s interview. [USA Today
] Keep reading »
Last week, Oprah
paid a virtual visit to Jon Stewart
‘s “Daily Show” to throw her support behind the “Rally to Restore Sanity.” But seeing as she’s Oprah, and no mere mortal, she didn’t just verbally announce her endorsement. Instead, she pulled an epic Oprah move and surprised the entire “Daily Show” audience with a free trip down to D.C. for the big event. Oprah’s appearance starts around the six-minute mark. [The Daily Show
] Keep reading »
Nothing has made us giggle as hard this morning as this “Colbert Report” clip about 17-year-old Freesia Jackson, who was nailed by her school officials for possession of a controlled substance: her birth control pills. Popping a baby-blocker in the cafeteria earned this little trollop a two-week suspension from school.
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Yesterday we told you about The Gap’s new intern, Kanye West, who joins a long line of celebrities (temporarily) giving up their high-paying day jobs in order to learn something new from the ground up. All of this got me thinking about which celebs we’d like to have intern at The Frisky and what tasks we would give them. After the jump, some of our writers and editors dish on who they’d like to fetch coffee and, uh, other stuff. Keep reading »