Posts tagged "misogyny"

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 UC Santa…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 27, 2014

Gross: NY Post Posts Bikini Pic Of The Woman Elliot Rodger “Blamed For His Misogyny”

Well that was quick. The New York Post has forfeited all the good will I was feeling towards them for their amazing Kimye wedding coverage by posting a bikini photo of one of the women mentioned in UCSB killer Elliot Rodger's misogyny-filled 140-page "manifesto." Rodger refers to a number of people by first and last name i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 27, 2014

Not All Men Are Dangerous, But Yes, All Women Do Live With The Fear Of Elliot Rodger’s Fury

“Life is not fair. One can either accept that fact, keeling over in defeat; or one can harness the strength to fight against it. My destiny was to fight against the unfairness of the world.” -- Elliot Rodger On Friday night a man stabbed and killed three men in his apartment, got into his car, drove…

By: Pia Glenn / May 26, 2014

#YesAllWomen: Women Tweet Stories Of Their Personhood Being Violated

Friday night, six people were killed in Isla Vista, California, near the campus of UC Santa Barbara, by Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old bent on "retribution" for his lack of success with girls. Rodger died as well from, police believe, a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Various YouTube videos, internet forum comments, and a 140-page manifesto (which I…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 25, 2014

Single? #LookADouche Is Here To Tell You To “Shut Up” To Be Dateable

Yesterday at a Richardson High School assembly in Texas, students got some ... interesting ... relationship advice.  Motivational speaker Justin Lookadoo — now appropriately deemed #LookADouche by the students — shared questionable "tips" such as telling students that "dateable girls know how to shut up." I'm sure that went over wonderfully with fragile 14-year-olds' self-esteem.

By: Claire Hannum / November 14, 2013

Dude We Love: Joss Whedon Hates The Word “Feminist,” But Loves Feminists

I wouldn't blame anyone for being sick of the discussion around the word "feminist." The conversation is extremely fucking overwrought, when it shouldn't be.  I agree with Joss Whedon, who says in the video above, that you either believe that women are human beings equal to and deserving of the same opportunities and respect a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 8, 2013

Lesbian Blogger Explains Why Telling A Woman She’s “Too Pretty To Be Gay” Is Insulting To All Women

In a piece published yesterday in the Huffington Post, DapperQ Managing Editor, Anita Dolce Vita, does a bang up job of explaining why, not only is telling a gay woman "she's too pretty to be a lesbian" or "you shouldn't have a hard time finding a boyfriend" or "you don't look like a lesbian" NOT…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 27, 2013

Is This Offensive Johnny Farah Ad The “Worst Ad Of The Year”?

This ad was made in an effort to “celebrate” the collaboration between Johnny Farah, a Lebanese designer of luxury belts, bags, and accessories, and photographer Joe Kesrouani, but it ended up being more horrifying than anything. The photo features a man, inexplicably covered in like ten different belts, pushing a woman forward with his hand…

By: Mary Odell / June 19, 2013

Australian PM Julia Gillard’s “Small Breasts” And “Huge Thighs” Shouldn’t Be On The Menu

Even the prime minister of Australia is not immune of objectification and body-snarking: at a political fundraising dinner Julia Gillard was reduced to the significance of the quail served up for dinner with an absurdly offensive menu item listed “Julia Gillard Quail – small breasts, huge thighs, and a big red box” as the mai…

By: Mary Odell / June 13, 2013

Danish Show “Blachman” Offers Unkempt Men’s Opinions On Naked Women

Take a good look at the picture of the two men posted here. Would you want the two of them to judge your naked body? On national television? Because that's exactly what's happening on a new show in Denmark. TV host Thomas Blachman (the bald, pot-bellied one) and a rotating male guest (in this episode, a…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 3, 2013

The Soapbox: The Self-Righteous Bullies Of Tumblr And Their Feminist Apologists

I’d been planning to let the issue of the Nice Guys of OK Cupid blog on Tumblr slide. [NOTE: The blog has since been taken down.] It is pretty depressing from every perspective. I’d squabbled and grumbled about it on Twitter with a few people, and then thankfully the Christmas break pushed it out of my mind. If…

By: Ally Fogg / January 7, 2013

Frisky Rant: Hugo Schwyzer’s List Of Ways Men Are “Fighting” Sexism Is Really Lame

Thanks, but no thanks. Yesterday, Jezebel posted an article by resident man feminist Hugo Schwyzer (who, full disclosure, contributed to The Frisky in 2010-2011 ), exalting five ways men are fighting sexism these days. Titled "Thanks, Guys: Five Ways Men Are Fighting Sexism," Schwyzer, who teaches women's studies classes at Pasadena City College, notes that men are…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 7, 2012

7 Things I Am Qualified To Explain To Middle-Aged Republican Men

It seems like every day another Republican politician is bloviating about the definition of rape as if he, a middle-aged man, is the true authority on the subject. As Tina Fey said so perfectly in her speech at the Center for Reproductive Rights, "If I have to listen to one more grey-faced man with a $2…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 30, 2012

Australian Dictionary Fiddles With The Definition Of “Misogyny”

Last week Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard publicly criticized the leader of the opposition party for his use of sexist language and dismissive attitude towards women, accusing him of "misogyny." But some people said that misogyny — which means a hatred of women — should not be used interchangeably with the words "sexism," which wa…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 17, 2012

The Gulabi Gang: Meet The Faces Of India’s Feminist Movement

Sampat Pal Devi is a mother of five and former government worker who was fed up with the high numbers of domestic violence and abuse cases in her native India. So she started a girl gang. Called the Gulabi Gang, Devi and her crew help avenge women who have been victims of violence by beating…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 13, 2012

Be My Boyfriend: Most Misogynist Tree Removal Guy

You had me at, "I don't take no orders from no woman." Meet Ihor Stetkewycz, the man of my dreams -- a tree removal guy who pissed off Detroit-area residents when he dumped a pile of tree stumps on their street and sped off. But that's not why we're in love. Ihor is my boyfriend…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 14, 2012

Today In People Are Terrible: Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson Says Women Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Vote

Today In People Are Terrible, a reverend named Jesse Lee Peterson has claimed women "can't handle stress," "go nuts," and "freak out" and therefore shouldn't be allowed to vote. In a speech for his organization, BOND, a conservative African-American group which claims to promote "Men, Families and Faith," Rev. Peterson longed for "the good old…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2012

“Tosh.O” Suggests Dudes Should Grope Women For Laughs!

I've never watched "Tosh.O," the Comedy Central show in which Daniel Tosh offers "Soup"-style commentary on the week's most entertaining viral videos. But I'm even less interested in watching after seeing a clip of a new segment Tosh introduced called "lightly touching women’s stomachs while they’re sitting down." Tosh encouraged viewers to film these purposefully…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 13, 2012

Ashley Judd Addresses The Underlying Misogyny In Rumors About Her Looks

"That women are joining in the ongoing disassembling of my appearance is salient. Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate. It privileges, inter alia, the interests of boys and men over the bodily integrity, autonomy, and dignity of girls and women. It is subtle, insidious, and never…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 9, 2012

Men Find Delightful New Way To Objectify Women — Via Pinterest

Most everyone thinks life-sharing web platform Pinterest is primarily a tool for the ladies. But not so! Men, too, are jumping on the Pinterest wagon. But they've found innovative ways of using the visually-oriented tool ... to objectify women. That's right, dude-focused Pinterest categories are cropping up from male users who've found that the site…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 2, 2012