Posts tagged "women news"

Kathleen Hanna Gives Taylor Swift Her Feminist Seal Of Approval

I’m totally into Taylor Swift. I think she has super-clever lyrics, and I love that she writes her own music. Some of the themes she writes about are stuff I…

Jessica Wakeman | March 15, 2013 - 9:20 am

Addressing Domestic Violence Means Addressing Gun Violence, Says Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden announced 12 grants to programs around the country to protect potential victims of domestic violence at the hands of their abusers. Noting that between 2009…

Jessica Wakeman | March 14, 2013 - 5:40 pm

The New Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Francis I) Is Anti-Gay

Today, cardinals named Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archibishop of Buenos Aires,  the newest Pope. Pope Francis I, as he will be called, is the first-ever Latin American Pope. I…

Jessica Wakeman | March 13, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Taking Sexual Assault In The Military Seriously, As He Should

A new defense secretary has just been confirmed and already he has a big issue to address: sexual assault in the military. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (Full disclosure: I used…

Sarah Gray | March 13, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Today Is “No More” Day: Take A Stand Against Violence Against Women

NO MORE. It is a simple, direct message representing a broad and pervasive issue. No more sexual assault. No more violence against women. Today, March 13 marks NO MORE day,…

Sarah Gray | March 13, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Breaking News: You Can Consent While Blackout Drunk, Apparently?

Remember that 16-year-old girl who was sexually abused by several football players of the Steubenville High School football team? She got carried to several parties by players, was raped…

Jessica Wakeman | March 12, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Gross Politician: New York Assemblyman Vito Lopez Has A Thing For Underaged Girls

It wouldn’t be a day at The Frisky if I didn’t get to write about a sleazy politician! Today’s subject: New York Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez, a Democrat from Brooklyn.

Sarah Gray | March 12, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Shot By The Taliban For Being A Feminist: Cartoonist Illustrates Malala’s Story

This is awesome: Australian cartoonist Gavin Aung Than has created a cartoon depicting the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the…

Jessica Wakeman | March 11, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Italian Town Gives Pregnant Women & New Moms Their Own Parking Spaces

Women’s rights activists in Italy are supposedly upset that the town of Corinaldo has widened and repainted hundreds of parking spaces as pink to signify they are for pregnant women…

Jessica Wakeman | March 11, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Anita Sarkeesian’s “Tropes Vs. Women In Video Games” Is Here!

Remember last summer when blogger Anita Sarkeesian of started raising money on Kickstarter to fund an in-depth video exploring tropes of women in video games? Misogynist trolls lost

Jessica Wakeman | March 8, 2013 - 6:00 pm

“Girls Don’t Play Football” & Other BS Gender Stereotypes

Something nice for a change: here’s a clever new video from the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault about “breaking the box” of society-prescribed gender stereotypes. Boys can cry. Girls can…

Jessica Wakeman | March 8, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Judge Strikes Down Idaho’s Ban On Abortions After 20 Weeks

In 2011, Idaho banned abortions after 20 weeks based on the medically unproven claim that at that point in gestation a fetus can feel pain. Back in December 2010, Jennie…

Jessica Wakeman | March 8, 2013 - 1:20 pm

British Government Goes Up Against Female Genital Mutilation

British Prime Minister David Cameron is set to announce a huge foreign aid plan to eradicate female genital mutilation across the world. FGM has been performed on roughly 140…

Jessica Wakeman | March 7, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Fallon Fox Comes Out As Trans

After six years of competitive MMA (mixed martial arts) fighting as a woman, Fallon Fox has come out of the closet — against her wishes — as trans.

Jessica Wakeman | March 7, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Mommie Dearest: Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Lose Their Jobs

For all intents and purposes, I had a pretty textbook pregnancy. Nothing out of the ordinary occurred, but that also didn’t mean it was all rainbows and unicorns.I’ve always wondered…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 7, 2013 - 1:00 pm

6 Things To Know About The UN’s Commission On The Status Of Women

March is Women’s History Month, and this Friday is International Women’s Day. (And March is  my birth month — so many reasons to celebrate!) Fitting then that this week  kicked off…

Sarah Gray | March 7, 2013 - 10:20 am

Creepy Politician “Doesn’t Want” Female Interns Because Sexism Keeps Him “Good”

Last week Connecticut State Rep. Ernest Hewett (D) creeped out America with his lewd and inappropriate comment to a 17-year-old girl about the “snake” under his desk. (He meant his dick.)…

Sarah Gray | March 7, 2013 - 9:00 am

Today’s Lady News: New Teen Pregnancy PSAs Pissing Everyone Off

New York City’s Human Resources Administration has introduced new PSAs about teen pregnancy which serve up a dose of “real talk” to teens with statistics about teen parents. The…

Jessica Wakeman | March 6, 2013 - 5:40 pm

A Pill You Only Take When You Know You’re Getting Laid?

While there are many positive side effects from taking a once-daily birth control pill — no more heavy periods, no more acne, less intense menstrual cramps — the main purpose, as the name…

Sarah Gray | March 6, 2013 - 9:40 am

Minnesota Advances Anti-Abortion Bill

Minnesota’s House of Representatives advanced a bill that would end access state insurance covered abortions unless it was necessary to save the mother’s life, or if the pregnancy was caused by a…

Sarah Gray | March 5, 2013 - 6:00 pm
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