sexism

Why Are Politicians Attempting To Redefine Rape?

The “No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act” redefines “real” rape as only that which is “forcible” and has been co-sponsored by 173 mostly Republican legislators and was called a “top…

Jessica Wakeman | January 31, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Quickies: Sarah Palin Is “Great Masturbation Material” For Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan called Sarah Palin “great masturbation material” — a sexist assessment of the telegenic but dimwitted ex-governor, but nevertheless one that holds a grain of truth. So, if…

Jessica Wakeman | January 28, 2011 - 8:00 pm

Poll: How Do You Respond To Cat-Calling?

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Ami Angelowicz | January 27, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: ESPN Dude Fired For Calling Colleague “Sweet Baby” To Sue

Ron Franklin, the ESPN announcer who was fired for calling his female co-worker, Jeannine Edwards, “sweet baby” and an “a**hole,” is suing his former employer. He has a right…

Jessica Wakeman | January 24, 2011 - 7:40 pm

WTF: Iran To Ban Female Soccer Fans From Live Broadcasts

Women in Iran are already banned from watching soccer matches in stadiums, and pending government approval, Iranian women may soon be banned from watching soccer games aired live in movie…

Jessica Wakeman | January 24, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Military Commission To Recommend Women For Combat Roles

Women soldiers should be allowed to serve in combat alongside male soldiers, a military commission is set to recommend in March. Presently, women soldiers are not allowed to be assigned…

Jessica Wakeman | January 24, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Cutesy Pink Infographic Patronizes Women In Tech (Yet Again)

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“Infographics” are the big buzzwords on blogs. They’re funny! They’re brightly colored! They go viral! Even when they go viral for the wrong…

Jessica Wakeman | January 21, 2011 - 6:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Bill O’Reilly Sees No Media “Gender Bias” Against Sarah Palin

Bill O’Reilly said on “The O’Reilly Factor” last Thursday that he did not see any gender bias in the media’s coverage of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Minnesota…

Jessica Wakeman | January 19, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Mind Of Man: Why Douchebags Are Called Douchebags

Douchebags were a conspiracy of the patriarchy, a medieval-looking invention that simultaneously suggested that female sex organs were filthy, stinky and repulsive to men, and promised to cure this imaginary…

John DeVore | January 6, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Single Lesbians Maybe Earn The Most Money

Census data suggested single lesbians earn more money than heterosexual women or previously-married lesbians. [ABC News]
This is cool and inspiring — a yoga instructor who still teaches and demonstrates…

Jessica Wakeman | January 3, 2011 - 7:30 pm

ESPN Announcer Off Air After Calling Female Colleague “Sweetcakes”

ESPN football announcer Ron Franklin was not allowed on-air this weekend after he allegedly called a female colleague, Jeannine Edwards, “sweetcakes” and then an “a-hole.”

Franklin, 68, supposedly…

Jessica Wakeman | January 3, 2011 - 12:15 pm

Rupert Everett Thinks Hollywood Is Sexist And Homophobic

“I never got a job there, and I never got a job here, after [coming out] … I did a couple of films, I was very lucky at the beginning…

Ami Angelowicz | December 30, 2010 - 4:50 pm

Kanye’s Leaked “Monster” Video: Sexy Dead Girls, Decapitated Heads, And Other Violence Against Women

Kanye West’s unfinished video for “Monster” has leaked online and it’s a disgusting display of gratuitously sexy dead women. In the opening shot, dead women in lingerie hang…

Jessica Wakeman | December 30, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Brett Favre’s Accuser Says The NFL Is Sexist

Brett Favre will be fined $50,000 — but not suspended — by the National Football League for not cooperating with an investigation into his shady behavior. In response to…

Jessica Wakeman | December 29, 2010 - 9:30 pm

Tajazzle Your Vajayjay For The Ultimate In Personal Confidence!

Vagina got you down? Put some bling in your fling with Tajazzle! The Tajazzle system gives us ladies “personal confidence” with scented body powder, lotions to put on your…

Jessica Wakeman | December 16, 2010 - 7:15 pm

“The Man Whisperer” Dating Advice Book: Stop Nagging, Or Else You’ll Die Alone

Every few years some enterprising publisher knocks off the world’s most famous “how to change yourself to get a man to love you” book, The Rules (which itself knocks off…

Jessica Wakeman | December 10, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Helen Mirren Does Not Worship At The Altar Of The 18-Year-Old Male Penis

Helen Mirren is one of those people who, when she talks, you listen. This Tuesday, the Dame received the Sherry Lansing Leaderships Award — so named for the…

Jessica Wakeman | December 9, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Mind Of Man: In Defense Of Catcalls

Yeah, I can’t really defend catcalls and I tried. I told myself that this uniquely male sport is harmless fun. That it’s flattering, almost charming. Who else would shout compliments…

John DeVore | December 8, 2010 - 3:00 pm

“Pink Stinks” Parents Group Are Anti-Pink Toy Crusaders

There’s good news across the pond for parents who want their little girls to believe they can grow up and be anything they want: A parents group called Pink Stinks,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2010 - 6:15 pm

Today’s Lady News: Hillary Clinton Asked, “Which Designers Do You Prefer?”

Speaking on a panel in Kyrgyzstan yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was asked by a moderator, “Which designers do you prefer?” Clinton asked, “What designers of clothes?” and…

Jessica Wakeman | December 3, 2010 - 9:30 pm
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