Posts tagged "sexism"

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | May 12, 2015 - 10:40 am

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…

Claire Hannum | May 6, 2015 - 3:00 pm

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

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

Megan Reynolds | May 6, 2015 - 10:30 am

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…

Katrin Higher | April 19, 2015 - 4:00 pm

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…

Katrin Higher | April 18, 2015 - 2:30 pm

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 fine but u too…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 14, 2015 - 3:50 pm

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…

Katrin Higher | April 7, 2015 - 9:15 am

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…

Claire Hannum | March 23, 2015 - 12:30 pm

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…

Katrin Higher | March 14, 2015 - 3:00 pm

“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…

Claire Hannum | March 14, 2015 - 12:00 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 12, 2015 - 6:30 pm

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…

Beejoli Shah | March 11, 2015 - 1:10 pm

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…

Katrin Higher | February 23, 2015 - 9:00 am

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…

Cracked | February 20, 2015 - 5:45 pm

#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,…

Chloe Stillwell | February 20, 2015 - 3:00 pm

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…

Chloe Stillwell | February 4, 2015 - 1:30 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | February 4, 2015 - 12:31 pm

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”…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 27, 2015 - 6:30 pm

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.

Giulia Rozzi | January 25, 2015 - 3:15 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | January 24, 2015 - 12:00 pm
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