Posts tagged "sexism"

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,…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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 urge…

By: Katrin Higher / May 31, 2015

Did Jen Kirkman Call Out Louis C.K. For Being A Gross Perv On Her Podcast?

For awhile now, there have been murmurings on the internet and within comedy circles that beloved comedian Louis C.K. is a total creep to women, understood to be an open secret that everyone knows but nobody talks about. Louis C.K. is very powerful within the comedy scene, and those who allege that he’s a perv say that everyone i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2015

Frisky Rant: Why I Refuse To Pay For Dates

In my opinion, there is very little difference between subscribing to “colorblind” ideology and “gender blindness.”

By: Tiffanie Drayton / May 27, 2015

The Soapbox: On All The Male Tears Being Shed Over “Mad Max: Fury Road”

“Mad Max: Fury Road” will go down in history as the movie that flushed all of the roosters out of the hen nest. George Miller did a brilliant job with everything from cinematography, to score, to flipping the typical action blockbuster plot structure on its head. He created the most bewitching two-hour car chase anyone…

By: Chloe Stillwell / May 22, 2015

Kirsten Powers Might Be Right About “Illiberal” Feminist Rhetoric

Columnist and FOX News contributor Kirsten Powers has an essay up on The Daily Beast today calling out “illiberal” feminists for bearing down so hard on anyone who doesn’t agree with them that they’re effectively silencing other, non-feminist perspectives. I would normally be happy to sit back with a glass of wine and watch the…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 12, 2015

Badass High Schooler Strikes Back Against The Sexist Dress Code Police

Summer is coming, and lest we forget, that means high school hall monitors everywhere are gearing up to scrutinize and punish thousands of teenage girls for shorts and tank tops that are deemed too “inappropriate” for their liking. One teenager apparently got sick of being told that her body “disrupts the learning” of her male classmate…

By: Claire Hannum / May 6, 2015

Amy Schumer Puts Misogyny On Trial In This 22-Minute Long “12 Angry Men” Parody

It was called “12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer.”…

By: Megan Reynolds / May 6, 2015

Maureen Dowd Needs To Sit Down

In all of Maureen Dowd’s years of writing editorial for The New York Times, I never thought she would go this far down the gender binary path. She manages to call Hillary Clinton overly masculine while slamming Obama for being feminized all in the same paragraph. Happy Sunday and happy internalized misogyny, Maureen!

By: Katrin Higher / April 19, 2015

Clueless Sexist Dude Catcalls A Woman During An Anti-Catcalling Video

Buzz60, a fun video grabbing site that puts out quirky and interesting content, did a small street interview piece on catcalling hosted by Patrick Jones that was meant to be about anti-street harassment and anti-catcalling. On Twitter, Jones called the impromptu interview “the craziest interview of my career.” The guy who basically stepped in to…

By: Katrin Higher / April 18, 2015

Janelle Monae Drops Mic: “I’m Not For Male Consumption”

Some dude on Twitter made a big mistake, critiquing Janelle Monae’s signature suits: “girl stop being so soulful and be sexy …tired of those dumbass suits..you fine but u too damn soulful man.” Monae’s response is absolute perfection and requires no further comment:
@mellow_saa sit down. I’m not for male consumption.

—…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 14, 2015

Male Troops In Special Operations Doubt Women Can Do The Job

Although women are allowed to serve in the military in most departments across the board, including combat jobs (the ban was lifted in 2012), there are still areas in which they are seen as inadequate: “Special Operations Command” jobs like the Navy SEALS and Army Delta Units. The Pentagon is making an effort to ope…

By: Katrin Higher / April 7, 2015

Kerry Washington’s GLAAD Media Awards Speech Was Amazing

Kerry Washington won the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards over the weekend, and when she took the mic to give thanks, she delivered far more than your average acceptance speech. Her rousing demand for equality, both in the media and in our everyday lives, left the whole audience (and really, the whole internet) motivated and…

By: Claire Hannum / March 23, 2015

Paul Feig Denounces Misogynistic Response To “Ghostbusters” Reboot At SXSW

Since Paul Feig’s announcement of the all-female cast reboot of “Ghostbusters” in December 2014, there has been an unsurprisingly large amount of backlash by mostly young white men claiming the new cast will ruin the old movie simply by existing (that’s not how things work). This has been my favorite laughable “baby man tears” response…

By: Katrin Higher / March 14, 2015

“Saving Room For Cats” Offers The Perfect Answer To Manspreading

Those among us who have ever watched a dude spread his legs across the length of three seats on public transportation or spent so much as five seconds peeking at Men Taking Up Space On The Train (so, everyone) have spent many an afternoon pondering why it’s so difficult for some guys to sit i…

By: Claire Hannum / March 14, 2015

Facebook Has Removed Its “Feeling Fat” Emoji

Facebook has removed its “feeling fat” emoji, hurrah! [The Verge]
Doxxing and revenge porn have now been explicitly banned on Twitter. [Gizmodo]
Part of the sexism problem in tech is sexism toward female entrepreneurs. [The Atlantic]
What do men know about masculinity? This writer went to a masculinities conference to find…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 12, 2015

Sexism In Onscreen Workplaces Is Even Worse Than In Real Life

As if we needed another reason to prove just how bad women have it, ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight blog pointed out this grim statistic: the onscreen workplace is even more sexist towards women than in real life.
FiveThirtyEight’s Walt Hickey mined the OpusDatabase, a film database that tracks, among other things, film credits, to see which…

By: Beejoli Shah / March 11, 2015

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…

By: Katrin Higher / February 23, 2015
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