Posts tagged "sexism"

On “The Fappening” & 4chan’s Violent Attitude Towards Women

Here’s what I’ve learned about men on the internet who are annoying at best and abusive at worst: They think they know the women they harass. They have access to our ideas and our creative output (i.e. writing, videos, etc.), to our faces, to basic information about us, to a few scant personal details, and…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 2, 2014

Are We Really That Surprised Male Politicians Made Comments To Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand About Her Weight?

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is publishing her memoir in two weeks, which is already dominating headlines for the ugh-iest of reasons. In Off The Sidelines, Gillibrand reveals several occasions when male colleagues have made sexist comments about her appearance and once even squeezed her stomach. (Just warning everyone now, if you squeeze my stomach,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 28, 2014

12 Reasons Black Women Are Not More Privileged Than Black Men

A seemingly impervious narrative dominates today's social discourse in the Black community where Black men are painted as more vulnerable victims than their female counterparts. This far-reaching myth typically arises along with discussions about gender inequality or sexism where claims are made that Black women face less hardship than their male counterparts, or even --…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / August 28, 2014

8 Mind-Blowing Facts That Some Men Apparently Don’t Know About Women

Yeah, I know that #notallmen are dum-dums about the way that female bodies and brains work, but I can produce evidence from the Internet and my inbox that enough are to merit some clarification. Seriously, some of the things humans with penises say about humans with vaginas are mystifying, especially when it appears that the…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 21, 2014

“Mad Men” Creator Matthew Weiner Doesn’t Believe The Pay Gap Is A Gender Issue

"I don't know that those two things -- I don't think that's a gender issue. I'm not saying that there's an inequality of pay, I don't know that to be -- I have a lot of women on my staff and they're competitively paid, I can tell you that. In terms of my career, if…
By: Claire Hannum / August 20, 2014

Hey, Doree Lewak, Catcalling Is Disgusting — Deal With It!

Look, Doree Lewak, I’m not going to tell you not to court male attention or that you’re wrong for enjoying compliments -- within reason -- from strangers. I’m not going to condescend to you over the fact that it gives you an ego boost, not least of all because hey, to each their own. I…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 19, 2014

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: “Women Are An Oppressed Category Of People”

"[People are coming out against the label ["feminist"]? Wow. I guess I’m not aware of that. What that means to me is that you don’t let your gender define who you are — you can be who you want to be, whether you’re a man, a woman, a boy, a girl, whatever. However you want…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2014

Dr. Keith Ablow Of Fox News Says Michelle Obama Should “Drop A Few” Before Talking About Nutrition

Dr. Keith Ablow, professional douchebag/member of Fox's "Medical A-Team,"  is known for his general assholery and sometimes-shady health advice. On Tuesday, he appeared on the show "Outnumbered" and made a remark that was bold even for him: he said he couldn't take Michelle Obama's school nutrition campaign seriously because she needs to "drop a few" pounds. Yes, he…
By: Claire Hannum / August 14, 2014

It’s A Shame That Some Obituaries Focus On Lauren Bacall’s Beauty & Love Life Over Her Talent

Two Hollywood legends passed this week — Robin Williams, 63, on Monday morning, and Lauren Bacall, 89, on Tuesday night. They died in extremely different ways, but both were household names who'd been in numerous iconic films. These two deaths are being handled very differently — Bacall's obituaries and remembrances are…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 13, 2014

Club Distributed T-Shirts Of Man Shoving “Problem” Woman

The Oberbayern nightclub on the Spanish island of Marjora distributed T-shirts over the summer that showed a man shoving a "problem" woman. In one panel, a man and woman stand side by side with the caption "Problem?" In the next panel, the man is pushing the woman down and the captio…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2014

Ladies, Get A Pap Smear To Become A Teacher In Sao Paulo, Brazil

What does a woman's past sexual experience have to do with her teaching skills? Just about everything! That's why the education department in Sao Paolo, Brazil gets all up in the ladybusiness of potential female employees. According to women's rights activists in Brazil, as cited by The Washington Post, women are required to prove their…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2014

True Story: I’m A Woman Who Gets “Man Flu”

As a child, I was sick with relative frequency. I remember returning to third grade after a month off with mono, several pounds lighter, and my skin pale from lack of exposure to sun. As I walked in, all Colin from The Secret Garden, the bitchiest girl in the class announced "You’re, like, always sick."…
By: Phylisa Wisdom / August 8, 2014

Nine West Sells Shoes For The Only Occasions In A Woman’s Life That Matter: Getting Married And Having Kids

SHOES, ladies, amirite? Nine West, like all footwear companies, needs all the reasons its marketing department can come up with to sell you more shoes you don't need. Which is why right now on NineWest.com, there are two curated sections for "shoe occasions": one is "Starter Husband Hunting" and the other…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2014

Study: The 20th Century Was Good For Women’s Brains

Women gain intelligence faster than men as society improves, potentially because of a need to learn more quickly in order to combat discrimination, according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers behind the study argue that in fighting extra hard to succeed in a world traditionally dominated by men,…
By: Claire Hannum / July 30, 2014

Watch The Male Supreme Court Justices Hang Out In A “No Girls Allowed” Fort

With the decisions coming out of the Supreme Court these days, I wouldn't be too surprised if this was how things actually went down in the judges' chambers. Can I hang out in the fort too if I give the password? [Funny Or Die]…
By: Claire Hannum / July 25, 2014

The Soapbox: I Will March For Eric Garner — But Black Male Sexism Must Also Be Addressed

I recently read a piece written by Kimberly Foster titled "Why I Will Not March For Eric Garner." The author plainly states her argument: she refuses to rally in support of Eric Garner -- who died of cardiac arrest after being put in a chokehold by an NYPD officer…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / July 25, 2014

Women Still Aren’t Allowed To Compete In The Tour De France

Women are still not allowed to compete in the Tour de France race, a nearly month-long cycling competition finishes this Sunday in Paris. This year, women cyclists can ride in a separate one-day-long race, called "La Course by Le Tour de France." However, it's dismaying that in the main race's 100-year-plus history, the full competition i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 24, 2014

Newsflash: Divorce Doesn’t Always Work Out Well For Women

So here’s a thing that is making my eye twitch: There is a (fringe) group of people -- mostly men -- who believe that divorce is, basically, a feminist conspiracy meant not to empower women to live autonomous lives (y’know, the whole “pursuit of happiness” thing) but to allow women to destroy men’s lives. Thi…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 23, 2014

Study: If You Post A Sexy Profile Picture, Your Peers Will Get Judgey

According to a new study from Oregon State University, young women who post sexy pictures on social media are seen by other women as less attractive and less competent. In the study, which is ominously titled "The Price Of Sexy," 118 ladies between the ages of 13 and 25 were shown two Facebook profiles for…
By: Claire Hannum / July 21, 2014
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