sexism

The Scarlet Bracelet

How would you feel about having your potty use at work monitored during your monthly menstrual cycle? In Norway, a workers union put together a shocking list of “tyrannical” bathroom…

Ami Angelowicz | December 1, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Nicki Minaj On The Word “Bitch”

“When I am assertive, I’m a bitch. When a man is assertive, he’s a boss. He [is] bossed up. No negative connotation behind ‘bossed up.’ But lots of negative connotation…

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

Indian Village Bans Unmarried Women From Having Cell Phones

Unmarried boys, of course, are free to dial away as much as they please. …

Jessica Wakeman | November 29, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Writer Tawni O’Dell Comes Out Swinging Against Sexist Publishing Industry

A few months ago the author Jonathan Franzen published his novel, Freedom, and among bookworms, it was like a new “Star Wars” movie being released or Angelina Jolie popping out…

Jessica Wakeman | November 22, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: May The Force Be With You, Katie!

A first grader named Katie was made fun of by the boys at her school for owning a “Star Wars” water bottle. Now there’s a Twitter hashtag for #MayTheForceBeWithKatie…

Jessica Wakeman | November 19, 2010 - 9:30 pm

Big-Breasted Woman Told She Was “Too Sensual” For A Promotion

Uh oh. We’ve heard this story before. Amy-Erin Blakely of Orlando, Florida, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit claiming she was fired from her job at The Devereux Foundation for complaining…

Jessica Wakeman | November 12, 2010 - 4:50 pm

Yet Another Disappointing Harassment Case In The Finance World

Oh look, it’s another sex scandal rocking the finance world. A group of 17 Irish accountants at PricewaterhouseCoopers are under fire after passing around a document which ranked the top…

Julie Gerstein | November 11, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Frisky Q&A: The Comediennes Behind The Web Series “Vag Magazine”

Even those of us who proudly call ourselves feminists can admit that sometimes other feminists can be a wee bit extreme. That’s why “Vag Magazine,” a new webisode…

Jessica Wakeman | November 10, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: “Apprentice” Contestants Accuse Donald Trump Of Inappropriate Comments

Two contestants on “The Apprentice” have accused host Donald Trump of making sexist and inappropriate comments in the boardroom. “So much of the boardroom discussion concerned the appearance of…

Jessica Wakeman | November 4, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Is Insistent That I Take His Name If We Marry”

I have been dating a wonderful man for two years and we have been talking about getting married. The only problem is that it’s very important to him that I…

Wendy Atterberry | November 3, 2010 - 2:30 pm

NC Campaign Ad Shows Female Candidate Applying Mascara And Lipstick Like A Whore

Campaign commercials are getting dirty down south. North Carolina politician Wesley Meredith is challenging State Senator Margaret Dickson for her seat and ran an ad depicting a cash-carrying…

Jessica Wakeman | October 26, 2010 - 3:50 pm

Today’s Lady News: Italian Town Considers A Miniskirt Ban

Castellammare di Stabia, a seaside town in Southern Italy, is considering a ban on miniskirts to “restore urban decorum and facilitate better civil co-existence.” Translation: so men will stop…

Jessica Wakeman | October 22, 2010 - 8:30 pm

It’s Time To Talk About Meghan McCain’s Breasts Again!

There are plenty of things to say about golden girl Meghan McCain, 26, who has parlayed being John McCain’s daughter into a full-time job: She writes a column for The…

Jessica Wakeman | October 19, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Yale Frat Pledges March Through Campus Chanting “No Means Yes”

This NSFWish (use headphones) video shows Yale University fraternity pledges marching through campus shouting, “No means yes! Yes means anal! No means yes, yes means anal!” According to…

Jessica Wakeman | October 15, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Hold That Latte, Lady! Extra Pounds Could Chop $13K Off Your Salary (But Dudes, Go Right Ahead)

You know you’ll get penalized at work if you stumble in every day of the week at 11 a.m. hungover. Who knew your salary would be penalized for binging on…

Jessica Wakeman | October 13, 2010 - 2:40 pm

Pretzel Crisps Strikes Again With New Ad Campaign

Remember a few months ago, when Pretzel Crisps debuted their “new look” with ads touting that “you can never be too thin”? And then remember how they pulled those ads…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 11, 2010 - 7:15 pm

Today’s Lady News: California Candidate Meg Whitman Gets Called A “Whore”

An aide for California’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate called Meg Whitman, the Republican candidate, a “whore” on a voicemail which was accidentally left on a phone. According to the transcript,…

Jessica Wakeman | October 8, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Sum Poosie: A Pink Energy Drink That Tastes Like … Cherry 7Up!

Wait, what did you think I was going to write?

Sum Poosie is a “vagina-themed” energy drink that tastes like cherry and was created by a guy who…

Jessica Wakeman | October 8, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Reader Mailbag: On Gender Equality

I get very nice mail from readers (thank you!), every once in a while I get pretty awful mail, and sometimes I get mail like the following letter, which just…

Wendy Atterberry | October 6, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Girl Talk: Go Ahead, You Can Call Me Ugly

Late last month, Republican firebrand Ann Coulter spoke at Homocon, an event organized by GOProud, an organization of gay conservatives. In her remarks, she tried to convince gays and lesbians…

Chloe Angyal | October 5, 2010 - 2:00 pm
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