Posts tagged "veterans"

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Lucy Coffey Is The Oldest Living Female Army Veteran

At 108 years old, Lucy Coffey is the United States' oldest living female military veteran. Coffey was an accountant-statistician and served in the procurement office through the Women's Army Corps during World War II. With 150,000 members during the war, the WAC was the first group of women besides nurses to be members of the…

By: Claire Hannum / August 11, 2014

The 2012 Frisky Give Guide: The Wounded Warrior Project

This holiday season, The Frisky staff is committed to giving back. Throughout the month of December we’ll be telling you about some of the charities and nonprofits that we support, why they’re important to us, and how you can support them too, if you’re so inclined.  Who they are: The Wounded Warrior Project What they

By: Julie Gerstein / December 11, 2012

Male Veterans Get Job Training, Female Veterans Get Knitting Class

A North Carolina ministry has been hit with a sex-discrimination complaint after it was found that it provides job training services in fields like truck driving and culinary arts only to men. The alleged job training  for women includes Bible study, yoga, art therapy — here's the kicker —and knitting. All of these are truly helpful…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 27, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Female Vets Less Supportive Of Wars

Female veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are less supportive of the wars than their male counterparts, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. I know we have some veterans who read The Frisky — please chime in in the comments! [Slate] The Dutch magazine Jackie that called Rihanna a "n----bitch,"

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 23, 2011

Morning Quickies: Michelle Obama Guest Stars On “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

Michelle Obama will appear on an episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" in October, where she'll help restore a resource center for homeless female veterans outside of Fort Bragg in North Carolina. The episode will film this week as the First Lady spruces up a greenhouse and a children's playroom at the center. Obama isn't…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 20, 2011

Yoga Does A Body Good

Sometimes when I'm in my hippie-dippy yoga classes I think that some of what I'm hearing is a load of hooey. A couple weeks ago, the teacher in my class (who happens to be, not to brag, I swear, Uma Thurman's brother) was talking about how we store emotional issues and trauma in our body…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 7, 2008