Posts tagged "stereotypes"

Guy Talk: Men Don’t Want To Have Sex All The Time

Here is a confession: I am a dude, and sometimes I don’t want to have sex. For good reasons, or no reasons at all. It just depends.


Dan Solomon | January 24, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Why Toy Catalogs Make Me Roll My Eyes

Mommie Dearest is The Frisky’s new biweekly column about being a mama.

I have a love/hate relationship with catalogs. There are some that I love to flip through…

Avital Norman Nathman | November 29, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Hitched: On Mothers-In-Law (And Mother-In-Law Jokes)

I have known since I was a wee child that someday, there would be a woman in my life that I would hate more than any person on the planet.

Andrea Grimes | November 14, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Victoria’s Secret Offends With “Sexy Little Geisha” Outfit

Sometimes brands are so dopey that you almost feel bad for them for not realizing they were being racist. (Almost.) First Paul Frank were ding-dongs with their Native American tee-pees-and-tomahawks

Jessica Wakeman | September 24, 2012 - 9:20 am

The Soapbox: Why Choosing Your Baby’s Sex Is Gambling On Gender Stereotypes

There are many in Western society that seem to band together anytime the subject of sex-selective abortion in foreign countries comes up. It’s a tricky topic, especially for those of…

Avital Norman Nathman | September 21, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: Why Aren’t Black Girls Allowed To Be Girls?

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When I was a senior in high school [above left], I attended this college prep program held in the sanctuary of a Baptist…

Helena Andrews | August 8, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Sexed-Up Science PSA Fails To Attract Potential Female Scientists

Women hold less than 25 percent of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) jobs within the field, and are less likely than males to work in a STEM occupation. But while I…

Daley Quinn | June 28, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Oh Good, Someone Wrote A Classification Of Women Based On Ethnic Backgrounds

Sometimes I get worried that we’re progressing too quickly re: women’s rights and race in this country, so it was with some relief that I saw the press release for the Field

Chiara Atik | May 8, 2012 - 3:20 pm

British PSA About Male Rape Proves It’s Hard To Please Everybody

The issues of male rape and sexual abuse get plenty of sensationalistic air time on “Law & Order: SVU,” but not so much substantive awareness in our day-to-day lives. While…

Jessica Wakeman | February 10, 2012 - 9:20 am

Michelle Obama Resents “Angry Black Woman” Portrayal

“It’s more interesting to imagine this conflicted situation here and a strong woman and — you know? But that’s been an image that people have tried to paint of me…

Jessica Wakeman | January 11, 2012 - 12:20 pm

S**t Girls Say … To Gay Guys

Girls, we say some totally annoying things to our gay guy friends. Just stop it, okay? It’s getting embarrassing. [YouTube]…

Julie Gerstein | January 9, 2012 - 10:40 am

IKEA Sydney Creates “Man Cave” For Men Who Cannot Handle Furniture Shopping

Foosball, cricket, video games and hot dogs — it’s just another afternoon at Sydney IKEA’s new “man cave,” where weary husbands and boyfriends can unload while the womenfolk…

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2011 - 10:40 am

New Book Asks, “Is Marriage For White People?”

I almost feel bad for black women. It seems like the majority of the time they’re written about in the mainstream media, it’s about one of two topics: Why aren’t

Jessica Wakeman | September 9, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Girl Talk: Neither A Trophy Nor A Tiger

When I first saw Wendi Deng Murdoch spike that foam-pie-throwing comedian-protestor’s head like a volleyball, I giggled with glee. Then I sighed with relief. Here, finally, was a portrayal of…

Angela Tung | July 26, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Douching Is All About “Empowerment,” Says Summer’s Eve PR

Yesterday, thanks to Summer’s Eve douching products, I learned that my vagina is “the most powerful thing on Earth and that samauri warriors and medieval jousting was all about fighting…

Jessica Wakeman | July 19, 2011 - 3:20 pm

All The Hags Are Planning Gay Weddings Now


The Frisky is kind of in love with the Disappointing Gay Best Friend web series. Mikala Bierma and Tyler Coates have the current mood of us straight…

Jessica Wakeman | June 28, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Levi Johnston Wanted A Boy For All The Wrong Reasons

Bristol Palin makes many claims against Levi Johnston in her book Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far, which came out on Friday. But one of the saddest came…

The Stir | June 25, 2011 - 10:30 am

Hallmark Made A Card For Black Single Moms On Father’s Day

Hallmark Mahogany, a line targeted toward blacks, made greeting cards this Father’s Day for black single mothers. Bossip points us to the controversy, which pits the recognition of mamas who…

Jessica Wakeman | June 22, 2011 - 10:20 am

High School Girl Fakes A Pregnancy For A School Project

Craziest. School. Project. Ever.

Gaby Rodriguz, a high school girl in Washington, faked a pregnancy for six months of her senior year as part of a school project…

Jessica Wakeman | April 22, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Women In A Gumball Machine: Is This The Most Sexist Ad For Online Dating Ever?

We know it’s, like, a law that beer and fast food commercials use offensive, usually sexist, stereotypes about chicks and dudes … but online dating sites? This “Femme-o-matic”…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2011 - 11:20 am