Posts tagged "sexism"

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 gender gap in science. According to Hunt, the real issue was that women were just too damn sexy for the white coats. While men i…

Iris Harris / October 2, 2015

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!
This is literally what happened:
Teale: An online study showed a shocking 95 percent of people said they have been harassed, either jeered at, or had…

Katrin Higher / September 27, 2015

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 deal and making observations.” Oh ok.
Ranting on his blog “Blog & Mablog: Theology That Bites Back” he says:
“Unbelieving women either compete for the…

Katrin Higher / September 27, 2015

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. If you’ve spent time poking around in the dirty corners of the internet that these two groups inhabit, this is not news. Their latest attempt…

Megan Reynolds / September 24, 2015

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

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 for trans rights, to Uzo Aduba’s moving tribute to her sister, to Regina King’s shock  at winning after years of slaying part after part, it was a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 21, 2015

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 personal appearance standards are lawful since it states its conditions during their hiring process. Yes, it’s still horribly sexist and objectifying, but under the law,…

Katrin Higher / September 20, 2015

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 for years until we finally compromised on a dead fairy princess, and I felt victorious. But after seeing this video, I wish I were more…

Lauren Vinopal / September 14, 2015

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
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