Posts tagged "misogyny"

Oregon Shooter Ranted About Lack Of Girlfriend

The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college said in writings he left behind that everyone else was “crazy” and ranted about not having a girlfriend, a law enforcement official says. The official—who is familiar with the ongoing investigation but wasn’t authorized to speak publicly—also says the mother of 26-year-old gunman Christopher…

Newser / October 6, 2015

BBC Reporter Gets Harassed During Report About Street Harassment

In a moment of perfectly macabre poetic justice, BBC Reporter Sarah Teale managed to get street harassed during a segment on getting street harassed. My misandry wings are growing!
This is literally what happened:
Teale: An online study showed a shocking 95 percent of people said they have been harassed, either jeered at, or had…

Katrin Higher / September 27, 2015

Pastor Says Christian Women The Most Beautiful While The Rest Are Ugly Dykes Or ‘Easy Lays’

Disgusting slime Christian Pastor Douglas Wilson has a theory, and he’s going to make sure the world knows it!
His proof comes from the Bible and from “traveling a great deal and making observations.” Oh ok.
Ranting on his blog “Blog & Mablog: Theology That Bites Back” he says:
“Unbelieving women either compete for the…

Katrin Higher / September 27, 2015

#MasculinitySoFragile And Its Discontents Prove The Point That Yes, Virginia, Masculinity Is A Delicate Flower

The fragility of the male ego and the perceived threats to contemporary masculinity are not news to anyone who has had to deal with men in everyday life. When a man responds angrily, either in person or on a public platform, because you politely rejected his advances or contradicted his opinion or dared to deny his entitlement to supremacy, that…

Megan Reynolds / September 23, 2015

Court Rules ‘Borgata Babes’ In Atlantic City Allowed To Fire Waitresses If They Gain Weight

Atlantic City casino ‘Borgata Babes’ was embroiled in a lawsuit over firing waitresses who had not met their standards after employment.
The New Jersey appeals court says the Borgata casino’s personal appearance standards are lawful since it states its conditions during their hiring process. Yes, it’s still horribly sexist and objectifying, but under the law,…

Katrin Higher / September 20, 2015

Chris Brown Possibly Banned From New Zealand, Politician Tells Him To ‘Bugger Off’

Notorious woman beater and singer, Chris Brown, recently announced his upcoming December tour taking place in Auckland, New Zealand, but many people including politician and parliament member Judith Collins do not want him near their country.
Ms. Collins is most likely not going to grant his visa and was reported as saying: “We’ve got enough…

Katrin Higher / September 19, 2015

Damon Wayans Defends Bill Cosby In Sickening Interview

Actor Damon Wayans somehow managed to dismiss over 40 women who say Cosby sexually assualted him in an interview Friday on Power 105.1’s show called The Breakfast Club. He asserts that the whole scandal was a “money hustle” on the part of the women. Because you know 40+ women constantly conspire to do that to…

Katrin Higher / September 6, 2015

Police Leave Reporter A Voicemail About Her “Fucking Giant Tits”

We didn’t know people even left voicemails anymore, but Colorado Deputy Sergeant Zach Farnam accidentally did when calling The Durango Herald reporter Chase Olivarius-McAllister back for a crime stats report.
He called her back with two other officers on the line as well, and when she didn’t answer, it obviously went to voicemail. But instead of hanging…

Katrin Higher / August 29, 2015

Trump Banned From RedState Gathering Over Menstruation Remarks At Megyn Kelly

Can you even believe Donald Trump said another blaring sexist remark towards a woman?!
When interviewed by CNN regarding Thursday night’s Republican Debate, Donald Trump who is (shudder) a current Republican Presidential candidate, remarked that Fox News’s Megyn Kelly “had blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever,” clearly implying that Kelly was o…

Katrin Higher / August 8, 2015

“Because She Laughed At Me”: Killer Explains Why He Shot Family Trying To Help Him

Jesus Deniz shot and killed a Crow couple who tried to help him when he ran out of gas. …

Robyn Pennacchia / July 31, 2015

Frisky Rant: Vocal Fry Isn’t Holding Women Back, Misogyny Is

Young women: femininity is powerful. Your speech patterns are powerful. The slang and vocal patterns of teenage girls are so powerful that they’ve been dissected and analyzed by linguistic scientists: uptalk, vocal fry, even the “Valley Girl” stereotype all point to specific speech patterns utilized by some women. A piece published in The Guardian yesterday

Caitlin White / July 29, 2015

“Trainwreck” Is A Romantic Comedy For People Who Hate Romantic Comedies

If you abhor schmaltzy earnestness but cry at “The Notebook,” then this is the movie for you. …

Megan Reynolds / July 20, 2015

Reddit Makes Cosmetic Changes, Keeps The Racism And Misogyny

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman explained in an AMA (“ask me anything”) on Thursday that the site will ban subreddits and content that “harasses, bullies, or abuses an individual or group of people (these behaviors intimidate others into silence)” but will provide an opt-in for NSFW content, as well as:
“Content that is difficult to define,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 17, 2015

True Story: Adventures In Internet Racism & Body-Shaming

I know that there is a strong correlation between people who defend racism on the internet and people who, when challenged, will resort to misogynist attacks. Here is one such example.

Elizabeth Blumberg / July 8, 2015

Amy Schumer Puts Misogyny On Trial In This 22-Minute Long “12 Angry Men” Parody

It was called “12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer.”…

Megan Reynolds / May 6, 2015

Last Night On “Mad Men”: Goodbye, Joan?

Is this the last of Joan?

Megan Reynolds / May 4, 2015

Artist Spotlight: Adrienne Truscott Reclaims The ‘Rape Joke’ For Feminists

The performance artist Adrienne Truscott is taking her new show “Asking For It” to Joe’s Pub in New York City on April 18th. In this subversive but highly relevant and greatly needed discourse, Truscott takes on the rape joke – asking questions like “Who can say it? Can we say it at all?” Her answer…

Katrin Higher / April 11, 2015

Is Ross Geller A Men’s Rights Activist?

I’m a die-hard “Friends” fan for life, but there’s one thing in the show I can no longer pretend doesn’t exist: The fact that Dr. Ross Geller, PhD., is a men’s rights activist.

Beejoli Shah / February 25, 2015

4chan Drove A Book Vlogger Off Of YouTube For Existing As A Book Vlogger On YouTube — But What Classy Thing Will They Do Next?

Classy as always, 4chan used its collective powers to drive a book vlogger off of YouTube with comments on her channel that were in turns condescending, mansplaining, and vulgar. She had nothing to do with the forum’s /lit/ board; her channel’s link was posted there for a discussion about book vloggers, and, of course, the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 13, 2015
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