Posts tagged "sexism"

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

Goodbye To The Doctor

“Doctor Who” seems to tell its female fans, Don’t forget your place: Always a companion, never a Doctor. 

Megan Kirby / August 28, 2015

Frisky Rant: Enough With This “Friend Zone” Nonsense!

Ughhhhhh. The ubiquity of the whole “friend zone” conversation is depressingly sexist. Every single time I read an article, see a meme or am privy to a conversation where the idea surfaces, I want to literally scream and choke someone. Are people still not aware that they are perpetuating the myth that men are somehow…

Tiffanie Drayton / August 20, 2015

Fox Hosts Says Feminists Need To Make Their Husbands Sandwiches

Because this, apparently, is the key to a happy marriage. …

Robyn Pennacchia / August 19, 2015

Now You Can Shove A Bloody Tampon In Donald Trump’s Gaping Maw

Imagine the Donald choking on a bloody cotton uterine lining popsicle and LAUGH, my blood moon sisters, LAUGHHHH.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 12, 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

Happy 30th Birthday To The Guerrilla Girls, The Art World’s Feminist Superheroes

The Times has produced a short video celebrating 30 years of the Guerrilla Girls, the feminist art collective that publicly criticizes the art world for its sexism and hypocrisy while wearing gorilla masks. The group first collaborated on a print in 1985, in response to a 1984 survey exhibition at the MoMA that featured 165…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 6, 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

Emma Thompson On Sexism In Hollywood: “I Still Think It’s Complete Shit”

She’s been in the business for over 25 years, and, according to her, the situation hasn’t gotten any better. …

Megan Reynolds / July 21, 2015

Tennessee Drunk Driving Campaign Also Wants You To Treat Women Like Shit

That’s not the way you handle drunk driving, just FYI.

Megan Reynolds / July 15, 2015

NY Times Public Editor Calls Godawful Serena Williams’ Article A “Missed Opportunity”

Remember that New York Times’ piece about Serena Williams’ body? The one published on Friday that got my knickers all in a twist? By Saturday morning, as Williams was destroying the court at Wimbledon and winning her second Grand Slam, the outrage had spread to Twitter, with many calling out the Grey Lady and sports journalist Be…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 13, 2015

Surprise: Another Female CEO Is Blamed For Inherited Company Problems

Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao just had to step down on Friday following a petition as well as a flood of death threats from users amid controversy at the tech company.
Last week she apologised for letting down users after Reddit fired its director of talent, Victoria Taylor, who created the site’s famous “AMA” forums.

Katrin Higher / July 11, 2015

The Soapbox: Why Russell Wilson & Ciara’s “No-Sex Vow” Weirds Me Out

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson recently did an interview with Pastor Miles McPherson at San Diego’s Rock Church in which he not only confirmed that he has been dating pop star Ciara, but that the couple has vowed to go about their relationship “Jesus’s way” by abstaining from having sex until marriage. Wilson says he got the message…

Tiffanie Drayton / July 9, 2015

The Soapbox: Protecting Affirmative Action Is A Feminist Issue

Abigail Fisher’s lawsuit against the University of Texas at Austin is an example of how white women are used as pawns in a war against people of color where both demographics lose to white male patriarchy. …

Tiffanie Drayton / July 7, 2015

Former Disney CEO Says Funny, Beautiful Women Are Impossible To Find While We Barf From His Sexism

Former Disney CEO and not beautiful or funny bald piece of shit Michael Eisner was quoted as saying to Goldie Hawn:
“From my position, the hardest artist to find is a beautiful, funny woman, they usually—boy am I going to get in trouble, I know this goes online, but usually, unbelievably beautiful women, you being…

Katrin Higher / July 4, 2015

Rose McGowan Was Fired By Her Agent For Calling Out Hollywood Sexism

“Charmed” actress Rose McGowan was fired by her acting agent last night after speaking out against Hollywood sexism. While there has been no official word from her agent, it’s safe to assume that she was fired in part because of the incendiary tweet below, which is a not-so-subtle dig at Adam Sandler, putting the misogynist…

Megan Reynolds / June 25, 2015

What’s The Deal With Jerry Seinfeld, Am I Right?

Yesterday, we saw our latest comedy battle in the mythical war between the phantom “PC Police” (not a real police force) and “Rich Old White Baby Boomer Comedian with God Complex.” A recurring changeling who manifests himself in different forms, yesterday’s iteration was airplane food joker in emeritus, Jerry Seinfeld. When asked in an interview whether…

Katrin Higher / June 9, 2015

School Dress Code Refers To Plus-Size Girls In Tight Clothes As ‘Sausage Rolls’

The American education system already makes me angry every day but adding fuel to that fire are the countless slut-shaming and fat-shaming dress code notes that schools are hell-bent on churning out on the reg.
The latest comes from Biglervlle High School in Pennsylvania where a dress code note for graduation urges girls to…

Katrin Higher / May 31, 2015
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