sexism

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

Topless Women Skydiving In Danish Commerical = Most Obnoxiously Sexy Ad Ever

Sorry, Burger King! Your esteemed “women wearing bikinis shaped like hamburger buns taking a shower” ad is not the klassiest ad ever—that distinction goes to this 2008 commercial which is…

Jessica Wakeman | January 15, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Andrew From “Real World D.C.” Likes To Draw Rape-y Cartoons

Cartoonist Andrew Woods, the most irritating cast member on MTV’s “Real World: D.C.,” is even more unscrewable than originally thought. Amanda Hess at The Sexist ransacked his student newspaper archives…

Jessica Wakeman | January 6, 2010 - 12:30 pm

Are Boyfriend Jeans Another Example Of Heterosexism Running Rampant?

Over at Broadsheet, Kate Harding is irritated by boyfriend jeans. Not because she thinks they’re unflattering or too expensive, but because of their “heterosexist” name. “Boyfriend” anything, really — shirts,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 5, 2010 - 5:30 pm

A Cigar Won’t Bring Out The Caveman In Your Man Anymore

Oh, pervy cigar ad, how fortunate we are that you are old, so we can laugh at you.

Red Lipstick And Leopard Print Lady doesn’t exactly look like she…

Jessica Wakeman | January 5, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Folgers Continues Its Reign As Most Sexist Instant Coffee Brand Ever

Folgers has a long history of creating mega sexist commercials advertising their brand of instant coffee. You can watch a ton of the vintage ads online, most of which…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 5, 2010 - 3:10 pm

This Is An Ad For What Now?

Redtape shoes are for men who like their women the way they like their sodas: “served chilled” from a vending machine. [via Jezebel] …

Jessica Wakeman | December 29, 2009 - 4:10 pm

Chinese Shopping Center Creates A Parking Lot Just For Chicks!

China either thinks its women are the crappiest drivers on earth or someone thought up the most obnoxious publicity stunt ever: a women-only parking lot with “special” features for us…

Jessica Wakeman | December 29, 2009 - 1:50 pm

Merry Christmas, Here Are Nude Photos Of Sarah Palin

There’s nothing I hate more than when Sarah Palin has a point. So thank you, Zazzle.com, for validating her complaints about sexism with these belittling Christmas cards.

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Jessica Wakeman | December 21, 2009 - 2:20 pm

Kudos To Burger King, For That Whopper Of A Creepy Ad!

Burger King in the UK just debuted the creepiest new ad—it’s called “Shower Cam” and it’s a bizarre union of voyeurism and breakfast sandwiches. Any guy who certifies his age…

Jessica Wakeman | December 10, 2009 - 8:00 pm

“Cheetahs,” The New Dumbass Label For “Older” Women Who Date

Apparently unaware that women of all ages have always enjoyed robust sex lives, The New York Observer introduces us to “cheetahs.” What’s a cheetah, you ask? They are 30-something single

Jessica Wakeman | December 2, 2009 - 3:40 pm

Why Women Should Be Concerned About Men’s Rights Groups

We write often about domestic abuse issues here on The Frisky and the discussions get quite heated. Those of you readers who get very passionate about the subject absolutely must…

Jessica Wakeman | November 6, 2009 - 4:30 pm
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