Posts tagged "sexism"

Surprise: Tech Industry Getting Worse For Women

According to a piece in the Los Angeles Times, women are leaving the tech industry in droves. This is something I have called for a while now -- this very myopic insistence of "filling the pipeline" simply won't work if the industry remains sexist from a structural standpoint, i.e. still being shitty to wome…
By: Katrin Higher / February 23, 2015

8 Things Some Asshole Says In Every Debate About Sexism

Feminism! And with that one word, I've already set the world speed record for turning a comment section into a septic tank. As a guy writing on the Internet, I'm not the right demographic to tell you about feminism, but I'm absolutely the right demographic to tell you about the assholes reacting against it. …
By: Cracked / February 20, 2015

#Problematic: Taylor Swift Has “Style,” Beyonce Has Pores & Iggy Azalea Bails On Twitter

Good morrow, readers. This week I have to be honest that I am an unreliable narrator. I think since it’s February, winter weather has been a thing for a while, but it just finally reared its head in my part of the country, where I was told I would be safe. Humans were snowed in,…
By: Chloe Stillwell / February 20, 2015

The Soapbox: Katy Perry’s Halftime Show Was Everything It Should Have Been

The annual Super Bowl is an homage to all things American, like male athleticism, geographically-based loyalty, bar food and corporate sponsors. The event also bookends one of the musical events of the year, the halftime show to end all halftime shows. The show is always a spectacle, speaking to both the limitless budget of the…
By: Chloe Stillwell / February 4, 2015

Fox Fears “Frozen” Is “Empowering Girls” By Portraying Dudes As “Evil And Cold”

"Fox And Friends" host Steve Doocy is clutching his pearls (okay maybe his cufflinks) over what he calls "The Frozen Effect," which -- gasp -- makes girls feel good about themselves. Penny Nance, president of the PAC Concerned Women for America (who semi-defensively let us know immediately upon first speaking on camera that being a…
By: Claire Hannum / February 4, 2015

Get To Know The Women Of The #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Meet the women of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. [The Atlantic] Is casual, everyday sexism making women sick? [The Guardian] Islamaphobic bus ads in San Francisco have been “defaced” (I say improved upon) with images of Kamala Khan, otherwise known as Ms. Marvel, Marvel Comics’ Muslim superhero. [io9]…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 27, 2015

Yes, I’ve Been The “Crazy Girl” — But Let’s Talk About What That Really Means

If “bitches be crazy,” then bros be lazy because a man calling a woman crazy is one of the most unoriginal, overused, generalized, dismissive labels you can give a woman. It seems whenever a woman is engaging in some kind of irrational behavior, there is always a man there to label her as totally psycho.
By: Giulia Rozzi / January 25, 2015

Let’s Stop Hating On This Woman For Finding Leggings “Lustful”

The go-to legging "controversy" has always been the "pants or not" debate, but these days, the focus seems to have shifted to the question of whether they're some kind of symbol of sexual deviance. The most recent weigh-in comes from a woman named Veronica Partridge, who shared a post on her personal blog earlier this month…
By: Claire Hannum / January 24, 2015

Emma Watson’s Second HeForShe Talk Is A Call To Arms

Carrying on the noble work of Hermione Granger, Emma Watson took the world by storm last fall, when she spoke at the UN on behalf of the HeForShe campaign, which pushes for global gender equality. Her second speech for the campaign took place yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and thi…
By: Beejoli Shah / January 23, 2015

Writer Engages Racist Twitter Troll With Surprising Results

Read how writer Ijeoma Oluo used love and patience to turn a racist Twitter troll into a friend. [Daily Kos] Even Björk can’t get anything done in the music industry: “Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times.” [Feministing] The tampon scene was pulled from the "Fifty Shades of…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 22, 2015

The U.S. Supports Charlie Hebdo’s Controversial Covers, Citing Free Speech

The U.S. State Department has voiced public support for Charlie Hebdo’s past and future satirical magazine covers, citing the importance of free speech. [RawStory] French comedian Dieudonné has been arrested for Facebook comments that were perceived to support Charlie Hebdo gunman Amedy Coulibaly, in what some critics see as a censorial move that shine…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 14, 2015

Tusmørke’s Oculus Rift Game Autumn Seeks To Help Rape Survivors

A forthcoming Oculus Rift video game is hoping to help rape survivors. [The Atlantic] An anti-gay group put out a pamphlet about how kids shouldn’t have to hear “the sounds of sodomy,” and of course the Internet ran with it. [RawStory] Why has there only ever been one Jewish Miss America? [The…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 7, 2015

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…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 18, 2014

Newborn Prince Of Monaco Chosen As Heir Over His Older Sister Because Sexism

Princess Charlene of Monaco gave birth to twins, a boy named Jacques and a girl named Gabriella, on Wednesday. Despite the fact that Gabriella is two minutes older than her brother, Jacques will be the heir to the throne because of Monaco's male inheritance laws. The twins are the first children born to Princess Charlene…
By: Claire Hannum / December 12, 2014

Mommie Dearest: Why Are Kids’ Toys So Crappy?

One of the coolest parts of childhood is definitely all the toys. But as a parent today -- especially a feminist one -- toys can be one of the more frustrating aspects of raising a child. Marketing and branding has increased tenfold, and even kids who don't regularly watch TV are aware of all the…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / December 5, 2014

Why Minority Male Oppression Is A Feminist Issue

I am at odds with feminism and my conflict is a "race issue." For White women, defining oneself as feminist is pretty simple. The need to advance a female political agenda -- while dismissing male oppression -- makes sense in a world where White men maintain the highest position and power. I understand that. However,…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / November 25, 2014

Mommie Dearest: Seriously, Stop Policing Mothers’ Bodies

Kim Kardashian recently posed naked for Paper magazine, and despite the prediction, she did not actually break the internet. Instead, she got a whole lot of people talking. While many people are naturally talking…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / November 18, 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

Anchorman Wears The Same Suit Every Day For A Year To Demonstrate Sexist Viewer Attitudes

Finally, a social experiment I can get behind: Australian morning news anchor Karl Stefanovic decided he was going to test viewers’ differing attitudes toward him and his female coworker, Lisa Wilkinson, after she did a segment on the negative feedback and unsolicited advice she gets about her wardrobe. He wore the same suit for a…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 17, 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
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