sexism

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 Jezebel.com 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

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
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