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Marvel Sells “I Need A Hero” T Just For Women

It’s rad when women are into comics, a sphere that suffers under the stereotype of being just for the Kevin Smith set. So you’d think Marvel might want to encourage

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Teen Girl Kicked Out Of Catholic School For Sexting (Sext Recipients Still At School, Though)

Holy double standard, Batman!

Our fellow ladyblog Jezebel has an exclusive today about a 16-year-old Catholic school student in Fairfax, Virginia, who sexted a photo to two lacrosse…

Jessica Wakeman | April 11, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Leave It To Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia To Find The Bright Side Of Discrimination

“Every cloud has a silver lining, and one of the benefits of the exclusion of women from most professions was that we had wonderful teachers, especially the women who today…

Jessica Wakeman | April 10, 2013 - 2:20 pm

President Obama Apologizes To “Best Looking Attorney General”

President Obama called California Attorney General Kamala Harris to apologize for calling her the nation’s “best looking attorney general” while introducing her at an event. [Politico]
Also, three…

Jessica Wakeman | April 5, 2013 - 5:40 pm

No, Selena Gomez Is Not “To Blame For Justin Bieber’s Behavior”

Celebrity gossip is not the place to look for nuance or thoughtfulness. A lot of it is downright sexist. Take, for example, today’s headline on New York Post gossip page’s…

Jessica Wakeman | April 4, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Guy Talk: On Being A Dude In A Sexist Society

Late last month, in the midst of several recent and prominent examples in the steady stream of stories about the challenges that women in the tech industry face, Complex.com published…

Dan Solomon | April 4, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Harvard Students Protest Tyga’s Concert Over Sexist Lyrics

Rapper Tyga is booked for the Yardfest concert this month on Harvard’s campus — but not if over 1,000 students, who have signed a petition requesting him not to…

Jessica Wakeman | April 3, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Saudi Women Allowed To Ride Bikes, But Only While Wearing An Abaya & Accompanied By A Male Relative

Guess what everyone?! Saudi Arabia will reportedly now permit women to ride a bicycle in public … but only in parks … and only while accompanied by a male…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Sexism Fail: NY Times Remembers NASA Jet Propulsion Scientist As “World’s Best Mom”

Yvonne Brill, 88, died last week in New Jersey. According to her New York Times obituary, which ran on Saturday, her standout accomplishments were the eight years she took off…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Princeton Mom Warns Women Have A “Shelf Life”

Last week, the world met Susan A. Patton, Princeton grad of ’77, whose uber-snobbish letter to the editor of the Daily Princetonian was heard ’round the globe. Patton’s screed, penned…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2013 - 2:00 pm

In Which I Am Pretty Darn Sure That Most Gamers Are Fine With Female Protagonists

Last week, the Penny Arcade Report interviewed Jean-Max Morris, creative director of the upcoming female-led game Remember Me. After going into the game’s cyberpunk roots, Morris discussed the publishers who wanted nothing…

The Mary Sue | March 29, 2013 - 4:50 pm

#EdgyHeadlines Flips The Gender Switch On Mass Media’s Lady Obsession

Feminist Kate Harding was fed up with constantly hearing about whether women could “have it all.” The scourge of mass media articles questioning women’s place in the home and in…

Julie Gerstein | March 28, 2013 - 3:20 pm
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