Gretchen Carlson Jokingly Walks Off “Fox & Friends” After Sexist Comment

  • “Fox & Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson walked off the set after her co-hosts made sexist comments regarding the U.S. Navy Band now including women. When Brian Kilmeade said, “Women are everywere. We’re letting them play golf and tennis now. It’s out of control,” Gretchen stormed off-camera — albeit with a smile on her face. Good start, Gretchen. But instead of doing this as a joke, we need to get you peacing out for real. [Think Progress]
  • As punishment for speaking out about the anti-abortion “superbill” ekeing its way through Michigan legislature, the male Republican House leader silenced female reps from speaking about the bill. [Think Progress]
  • On how the Olympic Games are obsessed with policing femininity. [Feministing]
  • Why haven’t more black folks rallied around CeCe McDonald, a transgender woman who is to be imprisoned in a male jail? [Ebony]
  • A new PSA reminds LGBTQ kids of the rights they have in New York City public schools. [Queerty]
  • “Sesame Street” writer Judy Freudberg died this week at age 63. She created the segment “Elmo’s World.” [After Ellen]


  • A proposal for a childcare allowance for stay-at-home mothers in Germany has critics on both sides of the divide. [Spiegel]
  • In the year since Saudi Arabia’s Women2Drive campaign launched, hundreds of people have petitioned the king to legalize women driving. [Gulf News]
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