sexism

Mommie Dearest: Why Are Kids’ Toys So Crappy?

One of the coolest parts of childhood is definitely all the toys. But as a parent today — especially a feminist one — toys can be one of the more…

Avital Norman Nathman | December 5, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Why Minority Male Oppression Is A Feminist Issue

I am at odds with feminism and my conflict is a “race issue.”

For White women, defining oneself as feminist is pretty simple. The need to advance a…

Tiffanie Drayton | November 25, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Seriously, Stop Policing Mothers’ Bodies

Kim Kardashian recently posed naked for Paper magazine, and despite the prediction, she did not actually break the internet. Instead, she got a whole lot of people talking. While many…

Avital Norman Nathman | November 18, 2014 - 1:00 pm

7 Things Feminists Should Understand About Today’s Men

The feminist movement began as a struggle for basic rights: women’s suffrage, reproductive rights, access to work and education, and equal rights within those institutions. Through the hard work and…

Tiffanie Drayton | November 18, 2014 - 11:00 am

Anchorman Wears The Same Suit Every Day For A Year To Demonstrate Sexist Viewer Attitudes

Finally, a social experiment I can get behind: Australian morning news anchor Karl Stefanovic decided he was going to test viewers’ differing attitudes toward him and his female coworker, Lisa…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 17, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Yeah, Right, I Take Nudes For Your Attention, Because It Matters So Much To Me

Do I need to link to anything that says “[Fill in the name of a woman] is getting naked on camera for attention”? It’s been said about me. It’s being…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 14, 2014 - 10:00 am

President Obama Is Concerned About Violence In Ferguson After The Grand Jury Makes Its Decision

President Obama is concerned about violence in Ferguson in the coming days and has provided support for local law enforcement. Weren’t they the ones shooting? [Politico]
Women matter…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 13, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Frisky Rant: No, We Should Not Ban The Word “Feminist” Just Because Celebrities Talking About Feminism Annoys You

Yesterday morning, TIME Magazine’s Katy Steinmetz released a list of fifteen words from which we can chose one that most deserves to be “banned” in 2015.  The poll, which includes…

Allegra Frazier | November 13, 2014 - 9:00 am

Mommie Dearest: The “Mommy” Problem

“Mommy!” Coming from anyone other than your child it can certainly sound sickeningly saccharine, diminutive, and even mocking. But at the moment, all things Mommy reign supreme. This past weekend,…

Avital Norman Nathman | November 11, 2014 - 1:30 pm

The Soapbox: Let’s Cockblock Julien Blanc & The Other PUA Creeps From Real Social Dynamics

Hey losers, I know you have copied my look with the carefully groomed hipster beard and the t-shirt and manufactured rips in my jeans, but you’re not me. You don’t…

Pamela Stewart | November 10, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Robert Downey Jr. Thinks Feminism Is “Make Believe”

I don’t know why I’m surprised. This is coming from a guy who became one of the highest paid actors in the world by regularly being rewarded for being…

Claire Hannum | November 7, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Female Actors Fight Back: “Some Lady Parts” Tumblr Documents Sexist Casting Calls

Actor Katrina Day has collected a series of sexist casting breakdowns for her not-haha-funny new Tumblr Some Lady Parts. Some of these notices read like Craigslist personal ads: “Seeking: Hot…

Leah Prinzivalli | November 7, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Why Dudes Don’t Greet Other Dudes

After that NYC catcalling video went viral online, some men (not all men!) were upset, not because they were trying to defend their right to shout “nice tits” at a…

Miri Mogilevsky | November 7, 2014 - 10:00 am

Victoria’s Secret Should Probably Get On Board With Body Positivity One Of These Days

Victoria’s Secret launched an ad campaign in the UK with the words ‘The Perfect “Body”’ plastered over a lineup of the tall, size-nothing, airbrushed, Photoshopped Angels. I shouldn’t have to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 31, 2014 - 3:35 pm

“Talking While Female” Explores Why High-Pitched Female Voices Are Stereotyped

This video by NPR takes a look at the sense of credibility that comes along with a lower, more “solid” sounding voice and where that stereotype leaves women with higher-pitched…

Claire Hannum | October 31, 2014 - 2:30 pm

An Open Letter About The Racist Undertones Of That Viral Street Harassment Video

Dear Hollaback & Rob Bliss Creative,

I have watched your collaborative video depicting the menacing street harassment of a young, white woman as she casually walked through the…

Tiffanie Drayton | October 31, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Gene Simmons Proudly Tells Women To “Stop Depending On Men,” Womankind Collectively Rolls Eyes

In promoting his new book (which I am too irritated to even link to) on Fox News’ “Trending With Tantaros,” KISS frontman Gene Simmons proclaimed that we ladies need to…

Claire Hannum | October 27, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: School Shootings, Toxic Masculinity & “Boys Will Be Boys”

Another school shooting. This time it took place at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state. Fourteen-year-old high school freshman Jaylen Fryberg, pulled a gun out during lunch and began shooting,…

Avital Norman Nathman | October 27, 2014 - 11:00 am

Frisky Rant: Stop Telling Me Not To Be Rude, Asshole

Yesterday, at the farmer’s market, I encountered a man starring at me all googly-eyed and weird, who then sidled up next to me and said, all breathily, “Excuse me, what’s…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Fox Anchor: Young Women Serving On Juries Is A Bad Idea Because They “Don’t Get It”

Kimberly Guilfoyle and her co-hosts on “The Five” decided on Tuesday’s edition of the show that young women are just too out of it to be functional members of society. They…

Claire Hannum | October 23, 2014 - 12:30 pm
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