Posts tagged "sexism"

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 caption reads "No problem." Now…

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 is "First Day Of…

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 -- because she does not believe…

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

Watch These Street Harassers Get Called Out

First, Lindsey, a 28-year-old from Minneapolis, started by confronting catcallers by handing them Cards Against Street Harassment -- nifty printable cards that explain why it's not cool to engage in street harassment. Now she's taken things a step further by filming catcallers in the act. In the video above, she bravely confronts them and asks, genuinely,…

By: Claire Hannum / July 21, 2014

Nope, We Still Can’t Prove Women Talk More Than Men

Contrary to oh-so-popular beliefs, there is still no conclusive evidence that women actually talk more than men. Different studies have found varying results on the issue over the years -- some have even found that men talk more! A recent scientific foray into the subject has found that men and women actually talk about the…

By: Claire Hannum / July 20, 2014

Pad Gardner, The Man Who Wants To Be A Maxi Pad, Alleges He Was Assaulted By MRAs

Remember Pad Gardner, the guy who is trying to become a pink, disposable maxi pad? Pad is obviously a unique individual and his desire to be something that is, according to his Facebook About Me section, "pressed against a soft vulva for a woman’s period" seems fairly harmless. (Although maybe I just think that because…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 18, 2014

Study: Women In STEM Careers Are Facing Sexual Harassment During Fieldwork

As tough as it can sometimes be to foster young women's interest in the science, tech, engineering and math (STEM) fields, an even greater struggle awaits once they begin a career there. According to a new paper published in the journal PLOS ONE called "Survey of Academic Field Experiences (SAFE): Trainees Report Harassment and Assault," women i…

By: Claire Hannum / July 17, 2014

On “Big Brother 16,” Caleb Reynolds’ Unrequited Obsession & The Offensiveness Of Calling Amber Borzotra A “Tease”

Last week, I wrote about Caleb Reynolds', a houseguest on "Big Brother 16," and his unrequited romantic obsession with fellow player Amber Borzotra. While the television show has gone out of their way not to draw attention to Caleb's out of whack fixation on Amber, those fans who subscribe to the 24/7 livefeeds are privy

By: ABorzotra.com / July 17, 2014

Not This Crap Again: Radio Douchebags Went On A Misogynistic Rant Against Reporter Erin Andrews

Fox sportscaster Erin Andrews has taken a lot of bullshit and slandering for being a (conventionally attractive) woman in her field, so I'm pretty nauseated to see yet another jab at her by some radio bros who felt it was necessary to call her a "gutless bitch." Kirk Minihane, a cohost of "The Dennis and Callaha…

By: Claire Hannum / July 17, 2014

Rose McGowan On Being Told She Was Intimidating Hollywood’s Men In Charge

"I had an agent that told me not to speak in meetings because I was too intelligent and it was stressing to the men. It was a woman that told me that. I didn't say anything, then I went to my car and kind of cried and then I was, like, 'Fuck you'... [I]t's been amazing…

By: Claire Hannum / July 16, 2014

The “Stop The Beauty Madness” Campaign Gets Real About The Value We Put On Appearance

Created by writers Robin Rice and Lisa Meade, the Stop The Beauty Madness campaign aims to shake women out of the belief that they are not beautiful and to wake us up to the impossible aesthetic standards we're held up to. The ads, which can be seen here, state some not-so-pretty truths about the way our culture…

By: Claire Hannum / July 11, 2014

42 Truths & 1 Lie: On Esquire‘s Obnoxious Ranking Of Womankind’s Most “Alluring” Age

Have you ever played the game Two Truths/One Lie? The object of the game is to tell your audience three facts—two of which are true, and one of which is a lie. The audience must then distinguish which statement is false.  I would like for you to play a modified version of the game with…

By: Jess Burnquist / July 11, 2014
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