Posts tagged "sexism"

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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

The Latest Carl’s Jr. “Sexy Burger” Ad Features A Dude For A Change

Carl's Jr. ads have a signature formula, and it tends to involve scantily clad hot ladies -- which have included Jenny McCarthy, Heidi Klum and Paris Hilton -- sauntering around in a semi-NSFW manner while remembering to take a big bite out of a burger every…
By: Claire Hannum / July 9, 2014

Air New Zealand Pulls Sports Illustrated “Bikini Safety” Video Amid Accusations Of Sexism

Air New Zealand launched a Sports Illustrated-themed safety video (yes really) earlier this year starring models like Christie Brinkley and Chrissy Teigen. People were not pleased, and a petition was launched calling it out for sexism. The video was dropped, but New Zealand Air claims the change is just part of their habit of rotating…
By: Claire Hannum / July 8, 2014

Study: Office Sexism Starts In The Guy’s Marriage

According to new research by the University of North Carolina, men with stay-at-home wives are more likely to have a negative outlook on women in the workforce. Five studies were carried out on almost 1,000 married heterosexual men, and even with the use of varying types of research methods and samples, results were grimly consistent.
By: Claire Hannum / July 5, 2014

How To Ignore The Relentless Flow Of Sexist BS So You Don’t Live In Constant Rage

As you all know, the Supreme Court of what is apparently a democratic republic founded on the principle of individual liberty and respect for the diversity of humanity decided this week that women aren’t included in that vision because $$$ > women OBVIOUSLY. Thanks, capitalism! I’ve noticed that a lot of you guys are upset…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 3, 2014

“Orange Is The New Black” Does Not Need To Tell Male Prisoners’ Stories

This past Monday, The Atlantic’s Noah Berlatsky took it upon himself to complain that "Orange is the New Black" inadequately represents the male prison population. Ohhhh boy.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 2, 2014

4 Things To Know About The “No More Page 3″ Campaign

The UK boasts universal healthcare, tea flowing like wine, and Conservatives who sound like our Democrats when it comes to gun control and reproductive justice. A foreigner unfamiliar with the journalism landscape in the UK would have no reason to question the country’s progressive values. The Sun is the UK’s widest-circulation newspaper and…
By: Phylisa Wisdom / July 1, 2014

“Cold Beer And Titties”: Sexism At A Texas Boys Civics Conference

I guess the good ol' boys of Texas get started early. The progressive Texas politics blog Burnt Orange Report reported on Friday that nearly 1,000 high school-aged boys gathered in early June for the annual, nonpartisan Boys State conference, where they learn firsthand about politics. The students are split into two fake…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2014

Matt Lauer Asks General Motors’ Mary Barra If She Can Be Both CEO And A Good Mom

"Today Show" host Matt Lauer interviewed General Motors' CEO Mary Barra this morning and asked about her leadership of a struggling company as a woman and the fact that she has three kids at home. Lauer may have meant to give Barra a platform to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 26, 2014

#LookADouche Has Been Arrested For Public Intoxication

Justin Lookadoo, also known as #LookADouche, everyone's favorite misogynistic motivational speaker, has been arrested for public intoxication. According to an Indiana news station, he was set to speak to a group of middle school students in Evansville on Tuesday but never showed -- because he was in the county jail. Police found Justi…
By: Claire Hannum / June 25, 2014

The Soapbox: Pharrell Curates Women As Objects In Parisian Art Show

Yoko Ono's breasts, a model's ass, and a vagina are front in center at an art show in Paris. It would be just another day in the art world if the person behind it wasn't one of hip hop's greatest assets. Which begs the question: Does Pharrell Williams have a woman problem? The Oscar-nominated musicia…
By: Lyneka Little / June 24, 2014

Sudan Frees Woman Sentenced To Death For Refusing To Renounce Christianity

Sudan has freed Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman who was sentenced to 100 lashes and death by hanging for not renouncing her Christian faith. Ibrahim was born to a Muslim father but was raised Christian, and then married a Christian man. Sudan lives under Sharia law and considers women the same religio…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 23, 2014
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