sexism - Page 45

Chescaleigh Gets “Cat Called”

You remember Chescaleigh from the “Shit White Girls Say To Black Girls” videos? Of course you do. She’s back, this time with a new video about street harassment in which…

Jessica Wakeman | June 14, 2012 - 9:40 am

Crazy Girl Only Gets Butt & Lips In Matchbox 20’s “She’s So Mean”

I am a lifelong, unabashed, unapologetic Matchbox 20 superfan. I own all their albums. They were the first band I ever saw in concert. I’ve even paid money just to…

Jessica Wakeman | June 13, 2012 - 9:40 am

Republican Rep.’s Spokesman: “Hurl Some Acid” On Female Democratic Senators

The campaign spokesperson for Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY), a guy named Jay Townsend, wrote a Facebook message about senators who support the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act but paid…

Jessica Wakeman | June 1, 2012 - 5:40 pm

New Study Measures The Objectification Of Women

A new study published in the journal Psychological Science found that women are objectified at much higher rates than men. That sound you just heard was every woman in the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 30, 2012 - 9:20 am

Female Pilot Tosses Passenger Off Plane For Sexist Comments

A female pilot in Brazil tossed a passenger off her flight because he was making sexist comments about women’s ability to fly airplanes. As much as I understand her…

Jessica Wakeman | May 25, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Fired For Being Hot? Secular Woman Finds Working For Orthodox Jews Who Want Her To Cover Up With A Bathrobe Not Such A Great Job Fit

Lauren Odes, 29, of New Jersey, has filed a lawsuit alleging gender and religious discrimination against her former employers after she was supposedly fired for being “too attractive.” In April,…

Jessica Wakeman | May 23, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Oh Good, Someone Wrote A Classification Of Women Based On Ethnic Backgrounds

Sometimes I get worried that we’re progressing too quickly re: women’s rights and race in this country, so it was with some relief that I saw the press release for the Field

Chiara Atik | May 8, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Crew Team’s “Check Out Our Cox” Shirts Fail To Amuse

I dunno, I think “Check out our cox” is a pretty funny slogan for a men’s crew team. (The person who directs the boat is called the coxswain or cox…

Jessica Wakeman | May 7, 2012 - 8:30 am

Nicki Minaj Says Asking Her Not To Cuss Is Sexist

“Why do people ask me to lose swear words? Do people ask Eminem to lose swear words? Do they ask Lil Wayne to lose swear words? Nobody stops them and says ‘Would…

Jessica Wakeman | April 30, 2012 - 11:20 am

Ukraininan Women Will Steal Your Husbands, According To This Dutch Commercial

Today in Awkward Diplomatic Kerfluffles: the entire country of Ukraine is pissed at the entire country of The Netherlands for airing a commercial that implies sexy, sexy Ukrainian women are…

Jessica Wakeman | April 27, 2012 - 1:40 pm

British Docs Busted For Offering Female Circumcision (Which Is Illegal And Also Horrible)

A doctor, a dentist, and an alternative medicine practitioner were all secretly filmed offering to perform or arrange female genital mutilation (FGM), according to the UK Guardian. FGM involves removing…

Jessica Wakeman | April 26, 2012 - 4:20 pm

“The Girl Store” Campaign Sheds Light On India’s Child Marriage Problem

Today in India is a celebration called Akshaya Tritiya, a Hindu and Jain holy day which is marked by mass marriages. But human rights supporters in India, such as UNICEF,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 24, 2012 - 4:00 pm
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