Posts tagged "misogyny"

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

By: 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. …

By: 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…

By: 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.

By: 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.”…

By: Megan Reynolds / May 6, 2015

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

Is this the last of Joan?

By: 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…

By: 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.

By: 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…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 13, 2015

The Hacked Sony E-Mails Are A Distraction From The Larger Issues, And It’s Wrong To Use E-Mails Stolen From Anyone, Ever

I don’t take George Clooney that seriously, most of the time, but his interview with Deadline spoke to a lot of things I’ve been reflecting on about my job lately. In it, Clooney spoke about a petition of support he tried to circulate after Sony was attacked by what the FBI has now concluded were,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 20, 2014

This Judy Garland GIF Sums Up All My Feelings On #MeninistTwitter

Buzzfeed just posted a collection of #MeninistTwitter tweets, and the hashtag is such a hot mess of contradictory motives, logical fallacies, and bad rhetorical skills that I actually consider it beneath a formal response. My only addendum to Judy’s total lack of interest is that if you’re going to make an argument i…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 18, 2014

‘Border Patrol Sex’ Mocks The Real Rape Of Migrant Women

Art has never imitated life so disgustingly.

One of the biggest pornography companies in the world has launched a webseries called Border Patrol Sex that features American border patrol agents catching undocumented Mexican and Central American immigrant women attempting to cross the border, arresting them, handcuffing them, raping them, and then sending them…

By: Patrick Howell O'Neill / December 5, 2014

7 Things Feminists Should Understand About Today’s Men

The feminist movement began as a struggle for basic rights: women’s suffrage, reproductive rights, access to work and education, and equal rights within those institutions. Through the hard work and dedication of our foremothers, many of those feats have been won. As a result, our culture has become dominated by a narrative that is not…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / November 18, 2014

On The Abuse And Sexual Assault Allegations Against Oprah’s Book Club Author Gregory Sherl

This month, author Gregory Sherl’s debut novel, The Future For Curious People is being featured as an editor’s pick on Oprah.com’s book club list, a potentially career-making achievement for such a young writer (Sherl is only 29). Any other author would be ecstatic, but instead, Sherl seems to be ensconced a self-imposed exile, riding out…

By: Frances Locke / November 14, 2014

Yeah, Right, I Take Nudes For Your Attention, Because It Matters So Much To Me

Do I need to link to anything that says “[Fill in the name of a woman] is getting naked on camera for attention”? It’s been said about me. It’s being said about Kim Kardashian. It’s been said about any woman who’s ever voluntarily had a photo taken in any kind of sexualized context, and several…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 14, 2014

Frisky Rant: No, We Should Not Ban The Word “Feminist” Just Because Celebrities Talking About Feminism Annoys You

Yesterday morning, TIME Magazine’s Katy Steinmetz released a list of fifteen words from which we can chose one that most deserves to be “banned” in 2015.  The poll, which includes items such as kale and #sorrynotsorry, is intended as a bit of fun, but there is one point where I want to get off the…

By: Allegra Frazier / November 13, 2014

The Stages Of Reaction To Playz-N-Skillz’s “Literally, I Can’t” Video In GIFs

Above, the new music video from Playz-N-Skillz, featuring featuring Redfoo, Lil Jon and Enertia McFly, for the song “Literally, I Can’t.” Watch and then let’s digest together, after the jump…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 10, 2014

The Soapbox: Let’s Cockblock Julien Blanc & The Other PUA Creeps From Real Social Dynamics

Hey losers, I know you have copied my look with the carefully groomed hipster beard and the t-shirt and manufactured rips in my jeans, but you’re not me. You don’t have the balls to be me. You also don’t have what it takes to get as much pussy as I do, so I am going…

By: Pamela Stewart / November 10, 2014

The Auckland Version Of The Street Harassment Video Is Just Kind Of Boring

Can this video be my life? This is awesome. The New Zealand Herald hired model Nicola Simpson to recreate the Hollaback street harassment video by walking around Auckland for 10 hours and filming it.
The result? Well, nothing. The time went by and Simpson was left, by and large, to go about her business.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 6, 2014
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