sexism

Vanity Fair’s 2010 “New Establishment” Is A List Of (Mostly) Rich White Guys

I don’t know how much stock I take in Vanity Fair’s lists of the most powerful and influential people. There’s no denying someone like Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg, or Rupert…

Jessica Wakeman | September 3, 2010 - 5:15 pm

Today’s Lady News: Ladies Night Isn’t Sexist To Men

An appeals court in New York has rejected claims that “ladies nights,” where women are admitted to bars for free or at a discounted price, are illegal. The court said…

Jessica Wakeman | September 2, 2010 - 8:30 pm

What Do We Think Of Hot Men Undressing To Sell Maxi Pads?

We ladies don’t get too much eye candy in TV commercials. The advertising motto “sex sells” seems only to apply to fake breasts selling body spray and beer.

Jessica Wakeman | August 31, 2010 - 2:40 pm

Where Are The Ladies At? 18 Reasons Your Company Might Be A Sausagefest

For those of us interested in gender parity in the workplace, it was a crazy weekend. On Saturday, a blog on The Wall Street Journal’s website published a piece about…

Jessica Wakeman | August 30, 2010 - 6:15 pm

US Open Tennis Players Get Goddess-Like For The NY Times

One great thing about the end of summer is that it’s US Open time! Fans are getting stoked for the tennis tournament that starts today, particularly here in New York…

Joanne Hinkel | August 30, 2010 - 11:40 am

Today’s Lady News: McEnroe Makes A Bad Call On Female Tennis Players

Tennis legend John McEnroe said in a CBS conference call that female tennis players just might not be up to the challenges of the game: “I think that it’s…

Jessica Wakeman | August 27, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Huffington Post Taken To Task For Sexist Content

I love this Bitch magazine video, “The Huffington Post’s Sexist Link Bait Strategy,” by Anita Sarkeesian — and not just because my study for Fairness & Accuracy in…

Jessica Wakeman | August 25, 2010 - 8:30 pm

If Jezebel Finds American Apparel Ads So Offensive, Why Does It Keep Publishing Them?

On feminist blog Jezebel, contributor and former model Jenna Sauers has made criticizing American Apparel one of her key beats. Yesterday, another American Apparel post by Sauers popped up on…

Susannah Breslin | August 25, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Girls In LEGO-land Are Either A Cheerleader Or A Nurse

Facepalm. What kind of bull hooey is this? LEGO has these thingies called “minifigures,” which are little LEGO people dressed up in different outfits. There’s a spaceman. A cowboy. A…

Jessica Wakeman | August 19, 2010 - 4:40 pm

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
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