Posts tagged "sexism"

Quotable: Conservative Women Are “Smarter” And “Hotter”

“You hear that my lefty friends, you see that? Conservative women: they’re smarter than you and they’re hotter than you.” — The emcee at an event in Boston attended by…

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

Today’s Lady News: Tel Aviv Bus Line Segregates Women From Men

Bus line #322 out of Tel Aviv, Israel, separates the genders by requiring women to sit in the back of the bus while men sit in the front. I…

Jessica Wakeman | April 14, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Quotable: Carey Mulligan Should Have Married A Banker?

“‘Pride & Prejudice’ was my first job. I was at boarding school and I met [actor] Julian Fellowes. He came to give a talk. I told him I wanted be…

Jessica Wakeman | April 13, 2010 - 5:50 pm

How Refreshing! A Beer Commercial That’s Not Totally Sexist And Annoying Towards Women!

Instead, Bud Light’s “book club” commercial manages to be pretty sexist and annoying towards men. Beer is the best part of book clubs! “Thrusting”! And what’s Little Women?

Jessica Wakeman | April 6, 2010 - 11:50 am

Playboy Bunny Costumes On Sale For The First Time

Move it, Easter bunny. There’s a new bunny in town — a Playboy bunny, that is. In honor of its 50th anniversary, Playboy will sell a limited edition set of…

Jessica Wakeman | April 5, 2010 - 12:50 pm

Today’s Lady News: Former Goldman Sachs VP Sues Over Getting “Mommy Tracked”

This originally posted yesterday at 6:30 pm, but then there was some sort of snafu and a bunch of text deleted. Anyway, here’s yesterday’s Lady News, uh, today. — Editor

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2010 - 12:50 pm

Arizona Teacher Makes Chivalry A Classroom Rule

Teacher Cord Ivanyi, a Latin instructor at Gilbert Classical Academy, was tired of seeing boys physically push aside girls as they rushed through the classroom door. So at the beginning…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2010 - 11:30 am

Pepsi Max Commercial Makes Guys Look Sex-Crazed And Desperate

If the new reality show “Married By 30″ makes women look desperate to get married, Pepsi Max’s “asteroid” commercial makes men look like sad little slaves to their…

Jessica Wakeman | March 29, 2010 - 12:50 pm

Today’s Lady News: Wisconsin Women Say They Were Not “Allowed To Speak” At Church Meeting

Leaders of a church meeting at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo, Wisconsin, have been accused of not allowing women to speak during a discussion about firing the principal of…

Jessica Wakeman | March 24, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Study Says Catcalling Makes All Men Look Bad, Not Just The Guy Who Yelled “Great Boobs!”

Men who catcall a woman on the street cause other women bystanders to think negatively of all men in general, according to a small study at the University of Connecticut.

Jessica Wakeman | March 23, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Tiger Woods Returns To Golf At A Club That Refuses To Admit Women Members

When Tiger Woods returns to golf this spring in the Masters tournament, he’ll be playing at the Augusta National Golf Club, in Augusta, Georgia, which has historically discriminated against women…

Jessica Wakeman | March 19, 2010 - 12:50 pm

What Is “Scooping”? And Why Don’t We Just Call It “Sexual Assault”?

Middle school totally blows for everyone. It’s a rule. It’s, like, written in the Bible or something. But I’d bet it blows a hell of a lot more…

Jessica Wakeman | March 18, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Behold, The “Control A Woman” Remote Control Toy

Did you hear? Sexism is totally OVER! Women everywhere are paid the same as men, we’re treated with the same level of respect, and we’re never sexually assaulted or abused,…

Jessica Wakeman | March 16, 2010 - 6:20 pm

Quotable: China Requires Its First Female Astronauts To Be MARRIED

“In the selection [of astronauts], we had almost the same requirements on women candidates as those for men, but the only difference was that they must be married, as we…

Jessica Wakeman | March 10, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Today’s Lady News: Saudi Woman To Get 300 Lashes For Court Appearance Without A Man

A Saudi Arabian woman named Sawsam Salim has been sentenced to 300 lashes and one and a half years in jail for appearing in court without a male chaperone…

Jessica Wakeman | March 4, 2010 - 9:30 pm

Tonight: “Half The Sky,” NYT Columnist Nicholas Kristof’s Film About Women’s Rights

We haven’t read Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide yet because we’re lazy, though we’ve heard glowing reviews about the book by New York

Jessica Wakeman | March 4, 2010 - 3:40 pm

30 Annoying Things Men Assume About Women

I’ll admit it’s hard to complain when a waiter automatically puts the check in front of your date or when “women and children” are evacuated first from a sinking ship.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 26, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Why People Make Dumb Blonde Jokes: An Explanation

Researchers do all kinds of dumb studies but the latest dumb study gets kind of meta: it’s about why men tell “dumb blonde” jokes. According to the journal Society, men…

Jessica Wakeman | January 26, 2010 - 12:20 pm

“Cougar” Ad For Air New Zealand Is Equal Parts Funny And Offensive

Off-fun-sive? Hilari-sexist? Don’t mind me: I’m just trying to think up a word to describe ads that I know demean women, but I actually think are pretty funny.

Jessica Wakeman | January 20, 2010 - 5:50 pm
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