Posts tagged "sexism"

Why Funny Women Don’t Like Cowardly Men

Rather than focusing on the internalized prejudices of men who crave women who will themselves smaller and more likable in the face of patriarchy, I’d rather focus on the funny

Bronwyn Isaac | November 19, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Singer Ellie Goulding Gets Real About Sexism In The Music Industry

Singer Ellie Goulding has everything going on, a new album release and a chance to perform in this year’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show, but her success did not come easy.
The 27…

Katrin Higher | November 15, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Watch Ariana Grande Rightfully Shut Down Some Sexist Radio DJs

Ariana Grande, that odd little duck, was on Power 106 recently to discuss her newest single, “Focus.” When the conversation took a swift turn for the sexist, Grande did her…

Megan Reynolds | November 2, 2015 - 5:00 pm

T.I. On Hillary Clinton: “Not To Be Sexist But I Can’t Vote … For A Woman”

Here’s a free bit of advice: Never start a sentence with “Not to be sexist but…” unless you’re warning someone in advance that you’re about to say some sexist bullshit so

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 13, 2015 - 1:35 pm

“Said To Lady Journos” Highlights The Really Chill Sexism In Media

I figured you were too pretty to be a print journalist.”

Megan Reynolds | October 7, 2015 - 5:50 pm

Frisky Rant: I Am A Scientist, Not A “Lady” Scientist

Earlier this year, Nobel Laureate Sir Tim Hunt and Biochemist at the University College London found himself with a bit of a PR problem when he tried to analyze the…

Iris Harris | October 2, 2015 - 2:00 pm

BBC Reporter Gets Harassed During Report About Street Harassment

In a moment of perfectly macabre poetic justice, BBC Reporter Sarah Teale managed to get street harassed during a segment on getting street harassed. My misandry wings are growing!

Katrin Higher | September 27, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Pastor Says Christian Women The Most Beautiful While The Rest Are Ugly Dykes Or ‘Easy Lays’

Disgusting slime Christian Pastor Douglas Wilson has a theory, and he’s going to make sure the world knows it!
His proof comes from the Bible and from “traveling a great…

Katrin Higher | September 27, 2015 - 2:30 pm

MRAs Hunt For The Perfect Virgin Continues Unabated With “No Hymen, No Diamond”

One cool thing that men’s rights activists and extremely conservative Christians have in common is the misguided and dangerous belief that a woman’s “purity” is directly related to her virginity.

Megan Reynolds | September 24, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Celeb Finance Firm Said Rihanna Is Hot Because She “Isn’t Too Dark”

Isn’t it rad when the people you trust with your money are actually sexist, racist dickbags, too?!

Megan Reynolds | September 22, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Soap Opera Actress Nancy Lee Grahn Whines About Viola Davis’s Emmy Speech Not Including “All” Women

Last night’s Emmy Awards were shockingly entertaining and exciting, and the acceptance speeches were the absolute highlight, each one better than the next. From Jill Soloway and Jeffrey Tambor’s advocacy…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 21, 2015 - 10:12 am

Court Rules ‘Borgata Babes’ In Atlantic City Allowed To Fire Waitresses If They Gain Weight

Atlantic City casino ‘Borgata Babes’ was embroiled in a lawsuit over firing waitresses who had not met their standards after employment.
The New Jersey appeals court says the Borgata casino’s…

Katrin Higher | September 20, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Dad Tries To Turn His Daughter Into A Princess, But We Like Her Just The Way She Is

I was really into Halloween as a kid, but my tastes were always a bit darker and more morbid than what my parents preferred. They wanted me to be a princess…

Lauren Vinopal | September 14, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Director Nancy Meyers: “I Remember When Men Didn’t Dress Like Their 4-Year-Olds”

Stop everything, read this now. …

Megan Reynolds | September 13, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Teen Girl Band Gives Epic Response To Judge Who Told Them To “Use The Sultry”

The girls are my new heroes. …

Robyn Pennacchia | September 9, 2015 - 1:30 pm

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…

Katrin Higher | August 29, 2015 - 2:30 pm

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 - 10:00 am

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | August 20, 2015 - 1:00 pm
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