Posts tagged "sexism"

Why Perez Hilton Should Not Be On Nickelodeon

Perez Hilton is on the shortlist of awful human beings that I don’t want exposed to my future children. So why, oh why would the kids’ channel Nickelodeon invite the…

Jessica Wakeman | August 19, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Cute Or Offensive? Tool Belt Diaper Bag For New Dads

So what do we think of this Daddy’s Little Project Diaper Bag? It is designed to look like a tool belt, with a ton of pockets, and comes with blueprints…

Jessica Wakeman | August 19, 2010 - 11:20 am

Democratic Women Will Raise Your Taxes AND They’re Ugly

This is pretty terrible: The Republican Party’s website for a state Senate race in Minnesota published this YouTube video of “hot” GOP women like Sarah Palin set to…

Jessica Wakeman | August 17, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Quotable: January Jones Thinks Sexism Is Just Less “Gentlemanly” Now

“I don’t think we’ve come very far. At least they were gentlemen back then. They might say something s**ty behind your back, but at least they opened the door.”January

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 12, 2010 - 11:10 am

Today’s Lady News: Xbox Support Assumes Woman’s Game System Is Her Son’s

A woman recently contacted Xbox support about downgrading her account and the customer support sent a reply which read, “As I understand, when your son tries to sign in…

Jessica Wakeman | August 10, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Leaving The Country? Saudi Arabia May Text Message Your Male Guardian

Imagine if every time you left the country — for a vacation, for college, for a new job — you needed permission from your father, brother or husband.

Jessica Wakeman | August 5, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Here She Comes, Italy’s 375-Pound “Miss Chubby” Beauty Pageant Winner

Beauty queens are not known for being an especially diverse group in the size department. Whether their skin is alabaster white or coffee brown, usually they’ve got legs up to…

Jessica Wakeman | August 3, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Frisky Rant: “Mad Men” Is Making Advertisers Comfortable With Sexism Again

Maybe it was because last night’s episode of “Mad Men” was a little slow—my brain couldn’t process that it was Christmas time—but I found myself actually paying attention to the…

Ami Angelowicz | August 2, 2010 - 2:50 pm

Today’s Lady News: California Voters Polled On Female Politicians’ Hair

Pollster firm Public Policy Polling actually asked registered California voters whose hair they prefer more, Senator Barbara Boxer or her challenger, Carly Fiorina. Ugh. [Gawker]
Riot police in Cambodia…

Jessica Wakeman | July 28, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Colorado Candidate Says Vote For Me “Because I Do Not Wear High Heels”

Politicians and stupid remarks go together like 90-degree days and Frappucinos. But you’d hope that in 2010, politicians would know better than to sling mud about each other’s gender. Recently,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 22, 2010 - 6:30 pm

What The Hell Is “Breast Ironing”?

Hold on to your girls before you read this, ladies.

There is a practice called “breast ironing” in the African country of Cameroon, a practice which involves flattening…

Jessica Wakeman | July 22, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Big Boobs Will Get You Raped, And Other Lessons From The Mel Gibson Playbook

We know Mel Gibson likes beavers. But the star has a terribly sexist attitude towards other ladyparts — breasts, to be exact.

A week ago we were all…

Jessica Wakeman | July 22, 2010 - 11:50 am

Quotable: Jon Hamm Reflects On Sexism Now Versus In The ’60s

“There’s a cordialness that men had when dealing with the opposite sex, even when they were being blatantly sexist. It’s a weird conundrum. But that’s been replaced with men treating…

Kelli Bender | July 21, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Today’s Lady News: Rachel Maddow Ridiculed On Radio By Louisiana Senator

Speaking on a radio show this morning, Louisiana Senator David Vitter made a joke about how MSNBC host Rachel Maddow looked like a woman “a long time ago.” (Maddow…

Jessica Wakeman | July 16, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Here’s A Handy-Dandy Guide To Your State’s Wage Gap Between Men And Women

We can vote! We can make decisions about our own reproduction (sort of)! But can we get paid an equal wage for equal work? The New York Times Economix blog…

Jessica Wakeman | July 14, 2010 - 7:15 pm

The Women Of “The Daily Show” Say It’s Not A Boys’ Club, Jon Stewart Is Not A Sexist Jerk

A few weeks ago, our fellow ladyblog wrote a post about “The Daily Show,” in which female employees past and present say women correspondents and joke writers aren’t valued…

Jessica Wakeman | July 6, 2010 - 3:20 pm

Bikini-Clad Stewardesses Scrub Down A Plane In A Russian Airline Commercial

Ugh, put this as Exhibit A in your “Objectification of Women” file: a commercial for Russian airline Avianova where sexy stewardesses strip down to bikinis on the tarmac,…

Jessica Wakeman | June 30, 2010 - 1:20 pm

Is “Toy Story 3″ Sexist?

Toy Story 3” has been receiving nothing but praise. It’s topped the box office for two weeks in a row and has pulled in $226 million so far. Not to…

Kelli Bender | June 28, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Lingerie Football Could Be The Most Lucrative Women’s “Sport”

Apparently it’s not enough to play at Wimbledon with your bum hanging out, ladies.

Lingerie football, like puppy football, is not a real sport. But three cable networks are…

Jessica Wakeman | June 25, 2010 - 12:40 pm

Gloria Steinem (Almost) Drops The S-Bomb Talking Reality TV With Katie Couric

Uh oh. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has some choice words — actually, just one four-letter word — for CBS’ Katie Couric about reality TV.

Steinem says…

Jessica Wakeman | June 23, 2010 - 2:20 pm
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