Posts tagged "misogyny"

A #GamerGate Reading List To Catch You Up On The Violent And Deceptive Nature Of The Movement

It’s been two months, and just when it seemed like #GamerGate might be waning off, participants in the movement -- essentially a bunch of hardcore gaming "purists" losing their shit over criticisms of rampant misogyny in the gaming community and in games themselves -- threatened developer Brianna Wu out of her house and forced writer/critic/vlogger…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 15, 2014

Tennessee Could Change Its Constitution To Repeal Protections For Abortion In Any Circumstance

Tennessee’s state constitution could be changed so that it doesn’t protect abortions in any circumstance, ever. [Slate] A new PBS documentary series is delving into white identities and many of the delusions white people have about race in America. [The Grio] GamerGate is becoming the most distilled example of misogyny in American culture.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 14, 2014

On Sexism, Sexual Assault & The Threat Of The “Non-Bro”

When I was just a little bitty budding activist just starting to get involved in organizing and protesting more heavily than I had in high school, I remember this conversation I had with my mom. I excitedly told her that I had found “my people” -- people who cared about the same sort of idealistic thing…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / October 3, 2014

Mommie Dearest: So-Called Overprotective Dads Are Doing Their Daughters No Favors

A tale as old as time. A so-called overprotective father writes an extreme list of demands for dating his (currently only 2-year-old) daughter, and it goes viral. Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell took to his public Facebook page to rant about all the things he'll do to any potential suitor that may take…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / October 2, 2014

Tao Lin, Ed Champion & Stephen Tully Dierks: The Literary World’s F**ked Up Treatment Of Women

Everything going on with women in the literary world right now is fucked. You might have heard about Ed Champion, the now apparently abandoned book reviewer/sexist Twitter troll, sure. But have you heard about Janey Smith and Tao Lin and peterbd? Have you heard about Stephen Tully Dierks? Short version of…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 2, 2014

How Publishing’s Biggest Troll Kept Harassing Women For So Long

There’s a strange, magical little corner of Twitter and the rest of the Internet you may not have heard of unless you’re an author or an enthusiastic reader: the world of book bloggers. It’s where people get together for Twitter parties, hold cover reveals on their favorite blogs, and connect with…
By: s.e. smith / October 1, 2014

8 Reasons Why Feminism Isn’t “Anti-Male”

As highlighted in Emma Watson's recent speech addressed to the United Nations, society has ravaged the word "feminism." For many, the term has become synonymous with "anti-male." This perception derives from the attempt to view feminism as a singular movement or theory founded by…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / September 26, 2014

15 Of The Worst Messages Women Have Received From Men They Ignored On Online Dating Sites

Online dating can be a wonderful thing, and plenty of couples -- including our own Jessica and her husband -- have met and found love through sites like OK Cupid, Tinder and Match. But it can also be a complete and utter shitshow, especially for women. While there are plenty of cool…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 19, 2014

“Hey! Listen!” Women Have Been Gaming For Decades

I was raised to play games. I was no good at being on teams and I wasn’t about to submit myself to voluntary cardiovascular activity, so it became clear early in my childhood that I wasn’t going to gain any skill for rule-following, cooperation, collaboration, brainstorming, problem-solving, or focus (much less any pleasure) from sports.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 2, 2014

On “The Fappening” & 4chan’s Violent Attitude Towards Women

Here’s what I’ve learned about men on the internet who are annoying at best and abusive at worst: They think they know the women they harass. They have access to our ideas and our creative output (i.e. writing, videos, etc.), to our faces, to basic information about us, to a few scant personal details, and…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 2, 2014

Not This Crap Again: Radio Douchebags Went On A Misogynistic Rant Against Reporter Erin Andrews

Fox sportscaster Erin Andrews has taken a lot of bullshit and slandering for being a (conventionally attractive) woman in her field, so I'm pretty nauseated to see…
By: Claire Hannum / July 17, 2014

Fox News Guest Actually Wore Cufflinks Depicting A Caveman Clubbing And Dragging A Woman

Fox News' new show "Outnumbered" pits four female anchorbabes up against one male guest. The premise? Gender wars! Fun! On Friday, the male guest, (unscrupulous) Fox Business contributor Charles Payne, wore a cute little accessory on air to signal his disdain for the opposite sex: cufflinks depicting a caveman with a club, dragging…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 14, 2014

Let’s Revel In The Most Glorious #AskThicke Tweets

Last night, VH1 asked Twitters users to tweet interview questions for Robin Thicke -- big mistake. The #AskThicke hashtag took a totally different turn than the network planned and became a sounding board for Thicke's creepy, misogynistic behavior. Watching him get called out on his douchecanoe behavior was some of the better…
By: Claire Hannum / July 1, 2014

U Of Washington Student Vowed To Be “The Next Elliot Rodger”

A University of Washington student was arrested on Saturday afternoon after writing comments online that he intended to be "the next Elliot Rodger" and he would "make sure I kill only women."…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 2014

Laverne Cox: “Loving Women Is Revolutionary”

"Everyone is a complicated human being, and everyone is strong and weak and funny and scared, and we get to have the full range of emotion experienced with these women. I don’t want to make a centralizing comment about womanhood, because I think that’s problematic from a feminist perspective, but we just see these amazingly…
By: Claire Hannum / June 11, 2014

“Undateable” Actor Chris D’Elia Calls #YesAllWomen “Terrible” And “Shitty”

During a chat with HuffPo Live on Thursday, comedian Chris D'Elia, who stars in some sure-to-be-canceled show called "Undateable," decided to weigh in on the Twitter hashtag #YesAllWomen. To recap: the hashtag was launched following last Friday'…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2014

#AllMenCan Crowdsources How Men Can Be Good Allies

"Hashtag activism" gets a bad rap. My thoughts? Hey, it can't hurt. And I like the idea behind the hashtag #AllMenCan, especially since I think it's a natural reaction for any human to feel defensive (hence the all-too-common refrain "Not all men!"). It looks to have generated yesterday from the Twitter user @PenguinGalaxy. #AllMenCan crowdsource…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 29, 2014

The Soapbox: Misogynists Hate Men, Too

The absolute dumbest argument I’ve heard in response to Elliot Rodger's killing spree last weekend was this: Rodger killed more men than women, so this had nothing to do with misogyny (subtext: So shut your feminist pie-hole). It takes a lot of logical leaps to make that conclusion when you look at the…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 29, 2014

Elliot Rodger’s Parents Release Statement Expressing Their Grief

This morning, a friend of Peter and Chin Rodger, parents of Isla Vista killer Elliot Rodger, appeared on ABC News to read a statement on their behalf: “We are crying in pain for the victims and their families. It breaks our heart on a level we didn’t think possible. The feeling of knowing…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2014

Co-Founder Of Rap Genius Fired Over Jokes About Elliot Rodger’s Misogynist Manifesto

The co-founder of Rap Genius, the website that allows readers to explain what the hell Kanye means in his lyrics through annotations, was fired this weekend after posting jokes about Elliot Rodger's 140-page misogynist "manifesto." After emailing the manifesto to his parents, therapist and others, Rodger went on to kill six people near the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 27, 2014