Posts tagged "sexism"

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Of The “I Hate Females Who …” Twitter Trending Topic

As soon as Amelia told me "I hate females who ..." had become a trending topic on Twitter, I knew no good could come of this: Yes, let's list all the things we hate about the way women look and behave, because the mainstream media isn't doing that enough! But it wa…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 1, 2010

Urban Outfitters Wants Dads To Protect Sacred Female Virginity

Need a gift for your dad for Father's Day? Good luck with that, because I'm certainly not going to suggest you buy Po…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 28, 2010

Quotable: Radio Host Believes “In Keeping Wives Under Control”

Caller: Dr. Williams, how the heck are you? My wife just came in and made me lunch after she was mowing the yard. Walter E. Williams: "Good, good. You have her under control." Caller: "Absolutely, absolutely." Williams: "I guess you've learned a lot from me." Caller: "I've been listening to you for a long time.
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 27, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Rabbi Bans Women From Running In Local Elections

The chief rabbi of the Elon Moreh settlement in the West Bank has banned women from running in local elections, writing in a newspaper that they can be represented through their husbands. Rabbi Elyakim Levanon wrote his decree in response to a young woman who wished to run for the office of local secretary. […
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 26, 2010

Sex With Older Men For Gifts And Money? Vanity Fair’s Sugar Baby Couldn’t Go Through With It

Writer Melanie Berliet wanted to take the plunge, quit her day job, and pursue freelance writing full-time. No steady paycheck, no health insurance, no safety net. So Berliet joined SeekingArrangements.com, a site which pairs young, female 20-something "sugar babies" with rich, older, male "sugar daddies" for a relationship based on gifts, including…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 26, 2010

“What Would You Do?” Sees How Strangers React To An Abusive Relationship

Warning: this clip from a new ABC TV show called "What Would You Do?" is hard to watch, even though I know the "abusive boyfriend" and the "abused girlfriend" are only actors. On four different occasions, "What Would You Do?" filmed diners at a restaurant watching two "couples" — one white, one black — sit…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 24, 2010

Bonetown: “The World’s First Action-Adventure Porno Video Game”

OK, makers of "Bonetown," you win: we will draw more attention to your racist, sexist, morally depraved video game by writing about it. "Bonetown" touts itself as "the world's first action adventure porno video game," but it's more like thoughts from the internet's most ignorant trolls set to animation. You know,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 19, 2010

Has The Glass Ceiling Been Shattered?

In an article that jumps to conclusions more than any I have seen recently, Bloomberg News is reporting that the glass ceiling has been shattered. The proof? The top 16 female CEOs are raking in salaries that average out to be 43 percent higher than the male CEOs. Also, female CEOs got a…
By: Nikki Dowling / May 13, 2010

Quotable: Newspaper Columnist Says Sexual Harassment Victims Should “Deal With It”

"Hey, we've all been there. Those things happened to every one us in our earlier days. But that was before the world became so litigious. We've each endured some too tight hug or some slob whose hand wandered where it shouldn't. Deal with it. That's what we did in our younger, prettier days. Dealt with…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2010

KROQ Asks, Is Christina Hendricks Full Figured Or Fat?

Radio station KROQ has just a brilliantly creative content creation department: A poll on their website, by someone named "Psycho Mike," is just aching to generate outraged page views by asking, "Christina Hendricks — Full Figured Or Fatness?" "I feel like she could lose a couple of pounds ... Everyone on the staff (including…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 22, 2010

Quotable: Promiscuous Women Cause … Earthquakes?

"Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes."— Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, a prayer leader in Tehran, as quoted in Iranian media [AP]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 19, 2010

Frisky Q&A: Susan J. Douglas, Author Of “Enlightened Sexism”

"Beverly Hills 90210" "The Hills"…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Bill Maher Calls Sarah Palin A “MILF”

Ugh. Obnoxious comments from "Hardball"'s Chris Matthews and "Real Time"'s Bill Maher, who were discussing Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann on TV. Matthews said, "They showed up together looking — well, they're attractive ladies." And then Maher added: "I think you're right. You hit on something there. They're attractive, especially to the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 15, 2010

Quotable: Conservative Women Are “Smarter” And “Hotter”

"You hear that my lefty friends, you see that? Conservative women: they're smarter than you and they're hotter than you." — The emcee at an event in Boston attended by former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin yesterday. Because which political party has "hotter" women is really what's important. [ABC News]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 15, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Tel Aviv Bus Line Segregates Women From Men

Bus line #322 out of Tel Aviv, Israel, separates the genders by requiring women to sit in the back of the bus while men sit in the front. I am told that private bus lines in the U.S. do this, too. Nevertheless, at least female politician Yael Dayan, chairwoman of the City Council of Tel…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 14, 2010

Quotable: Carey Mulligan Should Have Married A Banker?

"'Pride & Prejudice' was my first job. I was at boarding school and I met [actor] Julian Fellowes. He came to give a talk. I told him I wanted be an actress and he said, 'Well, that’s silly. Marry a banker.'”— Actress Carey Mulligan of "An Education" and, humorously enough, "Wall Street 2." Hey,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 13, 2010

How Refreshing! A Beer Commercial That’s Not Totally Sexist And Annoying Towards Women!

Instead, Bud Light's "book club" commercial manages to be pretty sexist and annoying towards men. Beer is the best part of book clubs! "Thrusting"! And what's Little Women? Gee, boys must be super-dumb. Oh, beer commercials, when will you ever grow up? [YouTube]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 6, 2010

Playboy Bunny Costumes On Sale For The First Time

Move it, Easter bunny. There's a new bunny in town — a Playboy bunny, that is. In honor of its 50th anniversary, Playboy will sell a limited edition set of bunny costumes similar to those worn by waitresses at Playboy Clubs. The $67 bunny costumes — complete with ears and a bunny tail…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Former Goldman Sachs VP Sues Over Getting “Mommy Tracked”

This originally posted yesterday at 6:30 pm, but then there was some sort of snafu and a bunch of text deleted. Anyway, here's yesterday's Lady News, uh, today. -- Editor Amelia Charlotte Hanna, a former vice president at Goldman Sachs, is suing the company for setting her on a "mommy track," which she…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 1, 2010
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