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The Soapbox: Protecting Affirmative Action Is A Feminist Issue

Abigail Fisher’s lawsuit against the University of Texas at Austin is an example of how white women are used as pawns in a war against people of color where both demographics lose to white male patriarchy. More »


Former Disney CEO Says Funny, Beautiful Women Are Impossible To Find While We Barf From His Sexism

Former Disney CEO and not beautiful or funny bald piece of shit Michael Eisner was quoted as saying to Goldie Hawn:

“From my position, the hardest artist to find is a beautiful, funny woman, they usually—boy am I going to get in trouble, I know this goes online, but usually, unbelievably beautiful women,… More »


Rose McGowan Was Fired By Her Agent For Calling Out Hollywood Sexism

“Charmed” actress Rose McGowan was fired by her acting agent last night after speaking out against Hollywood sexism. While there has been no official word from her agent, it’s safe to assume that she was fired in part because of the incendiary tweet below, which is a not-so-subtle dig at Adam Sandler, putting the misogynist… More »


What’s The Deal With Jerry Seinfeld, Am I Right?

Yesterday, we saw our latest comedy battle in the mythical war between the phantom “PC Police” (not a real police force) and “Rich Old White Baby Boomer Comedian with God Complex.” A recurring changeling who manifests himself in different forms, yesterday’s iteration was airplane food joker in emeritus, Jerry Seinfeld. When asked in an interview whether… More »


School Dress Code Refers To Plus-Size Girls In Tight Clothes As ‘Sausage Rolls’

The American education system already makes me angry every day but adding fuel to that fire are the countless slut-shaming and fat-shaming dress code notes that schools are hell-bent on churning out on the reg.

The latest comes from Biglervlle High School in Pennsylvania where a dress code note for graduation urges… More »


Did Jen Kirkman Call Out Louis C.K. For Being A Gross Perv On Her Podcast?

For awhile now, there have been murmurings on the internet and within comedy circles that beloved comedian Louis C.K. is a total creep to women, understood to be an open secret that everyone knows but nobody talks about. Louis C.K. is very powerful within the comedy scene, and those who allege that he’s a perv say that everyone is… More »


Frisky Rant: Why I Refuse To Pay For Dates

In my opinion, there is very little difference between subscribing to “colorblind” ideology and “gender blindness.” More »


The Soapbox: On All The Male Tears Being Shed Over “Mad Max: Fury Road”

“Mad Max: Fury Road” will go down in history as the movie that flushed all of the roosters out of the hen nest. George Miller did a brilliant job with everything from cinematography, to score, to flipping the typical action blockbuster plot structure on its head. He created the most bewitching two-hour car chase anyone… More »


Kirsten Powers Might Be Right About “Illiberal” Feminist Rhetoric

Columnist and FOX News contributor Kirsten Powers has an essay up on The Daily Beast today calling out “illiberal” feminists for bearing down so hard on anyone who doesn’t agree with them that they’re effectively silencing other, non-feminist perspectives. I would normally be happy to sit back with a glass of wine and watch the… More »


Badass High Schooler Strikes Back Against The Sexist Dress Code Police

Summer is coming, and lest we forget, that means high school hall monitors everywhere are gearing up to scrutinize and punish thousands of teenage girls for shorts and tank tops that are deemed too “inappropriate” for their liking. One teenager apparently got sick of being told that her body “disrupts the learning” of her male classmates… More »


Amy Schumer Puts Misogyny On Trial In This 22-Minute Long “12 Angry Men” Parody

It was called “12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer.” More »


Maureen Dowd Needs To Sit Down

In all of Maureen Dowd’s years of writing editorial for The New York Times, I never thought she would go this far down the gender binary path. She manages to call Hillary Clinton overly masculine while slamming Obama for being feminized all in the same paragraph. Happy Sunday and happy internalized misogyny, Maureen!

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Clueless Sexist Dude Catcalls A Woman During An Anti-Catcalling Video

Buzz60, a fun video grabbing site that puts out quirky and interesting content, did a small street interview piece on catcalling hosted by Patrick Jones that was meant to be about anti-street harassment and anti-catcalling. On Twitter, Jones called the impromptu interview “the craziest interview of my career.” The guy who basically stepped in to… More »


Janelle Monae Drops Mic: “I’m Not For Male Consumption”

Some dude on Twitter made a big mistake, critiquing Janelle Monae’s signature suits: “girl stop being so soulful and be sexy …tired of those dumbass suits..you fine but u too damn soulful man.” Monae’s response is absolute perfection and requires no further comment:
@mellow_saa sit down. I’m not for male consumption.

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Male Troops In Special Operations Doubt Women Can Do The Job

Although women are allowed to serve in the military in most departments across the board, including combat jobs (the ban was lifted in 2012), there are still areas in which they are seen as inadequate: “Special Operations Command” jobs like the Navy SEALS and Army Delta Units. The Pentagon is making an effort to open… More »


Kerry Washington’s GLAAD Media Awards Speech Was Amazing

Kerry Washington won the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards over the weekend, and when she took the mic to give thanks, she delivered far more than your average acceptance speech. Her rousing demand for equality, both in the media and in our everyday lives, left the whole audience (and really, the whole internet) motivated and… More »


Paul Feig Denounces Misogynistic Response To “Ghostbusters” Reboot At SXSW

Since Paul Feig’s announcement of the all-female cast reboot of “Ghostbusters” in December 2014, there has been an unsurprisingly large amount of backlash by mostly young white men claiming the new cast will ruin the old movie simply by existing (that’s not how things work). This has been my favorite laughable “baby man tears” response… More »


“Saving Room For Cats” Offers The Perfect Answer To Manspreading

Those among us who have ever watched a dude spread his legs across the length of three seats on public transportation or spent so much as five seconds peeking at Men Taking Up Space On The Train (so, everyone) have spent many an afternoon pondering why it’s so difficult for some guys to sit in… More »


Facebook Has Removed Its “Feeling Fat” Emoji

Facebook has removed its “feeling fat” emoji, hurrah! [The Verge]
Doxxing and revenge porn have now been explicitly banned on Twitter. [Gizmodo]
Part of the sexism problem in tech is sexism toward female entrepreneurs. [The Atlantic]
What do men know about masculinity? This writer went to a masculinities conference to find… More »


Sexism In Onscreen Workplaces Is Even Worse Than In Real Life

As if we needed another reason to prove just how bad women have it, ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight blog pointed out this grim statistic: the onscreen workplace is even more sexist towards women than in real life.
FiveThirtyEight’s Walt Hickey mined the OpusDatabase, a film database that tracks, among other things, film credits, to see which… More »


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