Posts tagged "sexism"

Seattle Man Forced His Pregnant Teen Girlfriend To Sign “Abuse Contract”

What kind of nonsense is this? Police in Seattle say Graydon Smith, 31, had an “abuse contract” with his pregnant 19-year-old girlfriend, stipulating he could beat her anywhere on her…

Jessica Wakeman | June 14, 2010 - 4:19 pm

Quotable: Miley Cyrus Doesn’t Watch Zac Efron Movies For The Acting

“Girls are immediately going to say, ‘Oh, she’s trying to sell sex.’ Well, I love Zac Efron, but what’s he selling? He’s gorgeous, he’s hot, [but] I don’t go see…

Jessica Wakeman | June 11, 2010 - 5:40 pm

“Hey Baby”: Women Kill Men Who Sexually Harass Them In New Video Game

Riddle me this: are the people who design video games all messed up and demented? A new video game called “Hey Baby” lets a female avatar run around…

Jessica Wakeman | June 10, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Why Is Hockey Player Chris Pronger Wearing A Skirt?

This was how Philadelphia Flyers hockey player Chris Pronger appeared in a poster from Tuesday’s print issue of The Chicago Tribune. He was Photoshopped to wear a woman’s skirt (or…

Jessica Wakeman | June 10, 2010 - 11:40 am

Too Sexy For Citibank? Pretty Female Banker Sues

The Village Voice has chronicled the long, depressing tale of Debrahlee Lorenzana, an ex-banker for Citibank who is now suing her former employer. It is the story of a gorgeous…

Jessica Wakeman | June 3, 2010 - 1:10 pm

British Sexual Harassment PSA Tells Men To Stop Being Gross

I wish America would show stuff like this on television: the Welsh government in the U.K. has released a PSA about sexual harassment. It outlines all the ways…

Jessica Wakeman | June 2, 2010 - 11:50 am

Today’s Lady News: Scientists Ban Women From Mock Mission To Mars

Russian scientists have banned women from a mock mission to Mars. They don’t want the women to create “sexual tension” during the 18 months they are locked in a capsule.

Jessica Wakeman | June 1, 2010 - 8:30 pm

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

Jessica Wakeman | June 1, 2010 - 5:30 pm

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 Pops…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 28, 2010 - 6:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 27, 2010 - 5:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 26, 2010 - 8:30 pm

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,…

Jessica Wakeman | May 26, 2010 - 3:10 pm

“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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 24, 2010 - 6:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 19, 2010 - 3:50 pm

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…

Nikki Dowling | May 13, 2010 - 4:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 27, 2010 - 7:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 22, 2010 - 1:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 19, 2010 - 7:15 pm

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

“Beverly Hills 90210″
“The Hills”…

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2010 - 6:42 pm

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 —…

Jessica Wakeman | April 15, 2010 - 8:30 pm
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