Posts tagged "washington dc"

Today’s Lady News: Why, Yes, This Is An Actual Ad For The D.C. Metro

Seriously, D.C. Metro? "Can't we just talk about shoes?" [DCist via The Wire] After Sasha Fleischman, a genderqueer/agender student in Oakland, California, was set on fire on a city bus by an attacker, other teens wore non-genderconforming clothing in solidarity. [Queerty] These anti-drinking rape PSA…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 4, 2013

D.C. Police Officer Charged With Taking Nude Photographs Of 15-Year-Old Girl

"Shocking and disturbing."  These are the words of Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Chief of Police Cathy Lanier after an officer was arrested on Monday for the production of child pornography by taking nude photos of a 15-year-old girl.
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 4, 2013

D.C. Debuts Rad Transgender Respect Campaign

It's a sad statement on society when we have to issue advertising campaigns to remind people to treat their fellow human beings "with courtesy and respect." But whatever, I'm not going to complain! This rad ad campaign by the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights is the first-ever campaign to focus on treating tra…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 15, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Ban Proposed On Abortion After 20 Weeks In Washington, D.C.

Utah Sen. Mike Like, a Republican supported by the Tea Party, has proposed a ban on abortion after 20 weeks in the District of Columbia. This "fetal pain" bill is based on the anti-abortion argument, unproven by the medical establishment, that five months is the point at which a fetus can feel pain. (You ca…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 15, 2012

Earthquake Rocks East Coast

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Virginia, sending ripples from Washington, D.C. to New York City to Boston to Cleveland, around 1:50 p.m. this afternoon. The whole Frisky office here in NYC started shaking. We initially thought it was Amelia's breakfast burrito getting the better of her, but now we know the truth: several of us just…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 23, 2011

Politics Bloggers Are All Male, Natch

To be sure, the young politics bloggers interviewed are all precociously talented and their success at a young age is impressive. Brian Beutler, 28, is a reporter for the online publication Talking Points Memo. David Weigel, 29, is a political reporter for Slate.com…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Meryl Streep Wants A Lady Museum

Meryl Streep has pledged $1 million towards the creation of a Women's History Museum in Washington, D.C. The Senate is expected to vote on a bill about the museum's creation and about allocating a place for the institution near the National Mall. The bill doesn't ask the government to pony up any of the cash…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 22, 2010

Carrying 3 Condoms In D.C. Makes You A Prostitute

Carrying three or more condoms in Washington, D.C. isn't a sign that you're a responsible adult who has a big night ahead of you, instead it could mean you're a prostitute. Police in D.C. are setting up "Prostitution Free Zones," in which officers can arrest anyone they suspect of being a sex worker.
By: Annika Harris / January 11, 2010

Merry Christmas, Wankers

The Sexist reports on a bag of leftover dildos that were left out in the snow sometime around the holidays. One woman ran over them on her bike, and pedestrians were purportedly tripping over the, er, "goodie bag." Conclusion: People in DC are way freakier than previously believed. [The Sexist]…
By: Susannah Breslin / December 28, 2009

Michelle Fenty, D.C.’s Other First Lady

Michelle Fenty sounds a lot like Washington, D.C.'s other first lady on paper. She's an accomplished attorney, married to an influential politician, and is an involved mother. She met her husband, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, when she served as his mentor. And she's also been noted for her stylish wardrobe. But this isn't the…
By: Annika Harris / November 11, 2009

Washington, D.C. Offering Free STD Testing To All High School Students

Half of Washington, D.C.'s cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea are among adolescents, so it's a good thing the city has expanded a pilot program that offers free STD testing to high school students. Last year, when the program launched with STD testing offered in eight schools, about 3,000 students participated and 13…
By: Catherine Strawn / August 6, 2009

Quick Pic: D.C. Is Becoming The Reality TV Capital City

This is the house Bunim/Murray Productions will turn into a swanky pad for the next crop of horny cast members on "The Real World: Washington D.C." MTV will also air a D.C.-version of "The Hills" this summer. But MTV isn't the only network moving into the capital. Bravo will soon feature political wives,…
By: Annika Harris / June 19, 2009

Inauguration Day Missed Connections

After the day's festivities, which included dancing until the early morning hours, the president and first lady were probably too worn out to have sex last night, but that doesn't mean other people didn't have fun! While there weren't as many Inauguration Day Craigslist missed connections in Washington, D.C., as there were o…
By: Catherine Strawn / January 21, 2009

D.C. Pandas Can’t Conceive Naturally, Get Help

Sure, all anyone is talking about these days relating to Washington, D.C., is the inauguration, but there are other things going on in our nation's capital. Like giant pandas trying to make babies. Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, two giant panda's at the National Zoo, tried to mate throughout the day last Thursday without success.
By: Catherine Strawn / January 19, 2009

The Frisky Guidebook: The Capital City

Coming down to our nation's capitol for the Presidential Inauguration next Tuesday? Or considering a pleasure trip in the coming months? Don’t let Washington, D.C.’s buttoned-down reputation turn you off—just below the surface lies an unexpectedly fun city laced with edgy pockets and sexy surprises. After all, power can be the ultimate aphrodisiac (as a…
By: Katie Knorovsky / January 15, 2009

Send Us Greetings From Our Nation’s Capitol!

Hey, you! Are you going to D.C. for the Inauguration on Jan. 20? We're stuck in NYC, but we'd LOVE to hear about it from you! Please tell us what it's like by sending tips and photos to tips@thefrisky.com. YAY AMERICA!
By: Catherine Strawn / January 15, 2009

The Washingtonienne Comes To HBO

Did you guys ever read the book The Washingtonienne? I didn't, because I listened to the book on tape. Anyway, The Washingtonienne was a book based on the anonymous blog written by Washington, D.C. political aide, Jessica Cutler a few years back, which detailed her sexual exploits with various high-powered political types (lots of time…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 11, 2008

Modest Proposals: Would You RSVP?

There's a lecture and book signing on November 13 in Washington, D.C., featuring a few noted authors and journalists discussing how "hook-up" culture on campus has led to rising numbers of sexual assaults, date rapes, and sexually transmitted infections. Included on the panel is Washington Post scribe Laura Sessions Stapp who coined the term "gray…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2007