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“Tempting” Eyes Can Now Get You In Trouble In Saudi Arabia

France's Burqa Ban
France now bans face-covering Muslim veils on women. Read More »
Saudi Women Can Vote
The King of Saudi Arabia declares women can vote. Read More »
"Burqa Rage"
A French woman ripped a burqa off another woman's body. Read More »
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Religious police in Saudi Arabia may now stop sluts women in public walking around with “tempting” eyes. In other words, Saudi gals with attractive peepers may be forced to cover them up, if a vice officer deems them inappropriate. This is only the most recent “repressive measure” that may be taken against women by the Islamic state. Saudi Arabia’s Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, or CPVPV, is a branch of the government that enforces the restrictive dress codes of the state, particularly those applied to women. In current Saudi law, it is already required that women out in public don a veil. But covering up “tempting” eyes? Mind-blowing. [USA Today]

On The Matter Of Justin Bieber’s Virginity, Or Lack Thereof

Lawsuit Vs. Justin
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Find out what Mariah Yeater's lawsuit claims about their alleged hookup. Read More »
Is Bieber A Daddy?
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19-year-old Mariah Yeater says she trysted with the pop star. Read More »
Justin's Lawsuit Dismissed
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Mariah Yeater has dismissed her paternity lawsuit against the pop star. Read More »
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The Justin Bieber paternity lawsuit scandal was one of those things I didn’t actually care about, but I knew all the sordid details because I work at The Frisky. So I’ve had time to develop somewhat strong opinions on the Biebs and his allegedly roving peen. From the get-go, I felt convinced that the alleged baby mama Mariah Yeater, age 20, who dismissed the lawsuit last week, made the whole thing up. How did I come to this conclusion? First of all, she claimed her ex-boyfriend was the father of the baby just last year and call me crazy, but her former lover seems like the more plausible impregnator in this scenario. Second of all, Mariah claimed that Justin lost his virginity to her in a bathroom at L.A.’s Staples Center after a concert. Yes, he is a 17-year-old boy, a demographic generally devoid of any seduction tactics whatsoever. But even losing his V-card in a toilet stall seemed too … crass? … to be believable. Keep reading »

Katie Roiphe’s NYT Op-Ed Dismissive That Sexual Harassment Actually Exists

Street Harassment App
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A new iPhone app tracks where street harassment occurs. Read More »
Sexist Beliefs
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Sexist beliefs are passed down more from mothers than fathers, study finds. Read More »
Citibank Sex Harassment
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A banker says her employer, Citibank, told her she was "too sexy." Read More »
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As my 68-year-old, Fox News-watching, Republican-voting father tells it, once upon a time you could compliment a woman in the workplace. You were allowed say “nice dress” or “you look nice today” and it was not a big deal. Everyone would smile pleasantly and go back to clacking on their typewriters. Then the ’70s came along. Hairy-pitted fists were raised and all of a sudden you were afraid to say “nice earrings” out of fear you’d be thrown in the pokey. Or, as the tone of his voice insinuated,  you’d be accused of “sexual harassment.”

I wish I were exaggerating this narrative, but I am not: it’s a real conversation I had with my dad last weekend when we chatted about the accusations against Herman Cain. I also wish that the New York Times op-ed written by Katie Roiphe had not misrepresented sexual harassment as boneheaded-ly as my nearly-septugenarian father does. But, sadly, that really happened also. Keep reading »

Buffalo High School Football Coach Pat Lynch Resigns Over “Hurt Feelings Report”

What Not To Say
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10 things not to say to a guy watching football. Read More »
How To Watch Football
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John DeVore explains how to enjoy the most American of sports. Read More »
Depressed Men
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Threats to masculinity lead to depressed men. Read More »
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Pat Lynch, the head football coach of Buffalo High School in Wyoming, resigned recently after handing out homophobic and sexist “hurt feelings reports” to players asking them if they were a “pussy,” “a queer,” “a little bitch,” have “woman like hormones” (sic) and a litany of other puerile options. The report reads:

“We, as a company, take hurt feelings very seriously. If you don’t have a mommy that can give you a hug and make it all better, please let your supervisor know and we can provide you with a surrogate. If you need them, diapers, midol (sic) and a ‘blanky’ can also be supplied.”

At the very bottom of the report are three places for signatures which read “Name little sissy filing report,” “Girly-man signature,” and “real-man (sic) signature (person being accused).”

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Herman Cain Jokes About Anita Hill, Because That’s Appropriate

Cain Getting Handsy?
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Herman Cain was accused of sexual harassment by two women. Read More »
"Princess Nancy"
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Herman Cain called Pelosi "Princess Nancy" during a debate. Read More »
Victim Is "Too Pretty"
Today's Lady News
NY Post claims alleged victim is "too pretty" to be credible. Read More »
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Poor Herman Cain just can’t catch a break, can he? Why, he can’t even make a joke about Anita Hill without those screeching harpies telling him it’s inappropriate to joke about sexual harassment when you’ve been publicly accused of sexual harassment yourself! Just because at least five women have accused the wannabe GOP presidential candidate of getting handsy doesn’t mean he still can’t crack jokes about getting an endorsement from Anita Hill, the professor who famously accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings. What a victim! Keep reading »

The Economist Charms Us With Blatant Sexism, Misogyny

Is This Sexist?
We are not too pleased with this Olympus ad. Read More »
Is Chivalry Sexist?
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Is being a gentleman actually really sexist? Read More »

I admit, I used to subscribe to The Economist. I let the issues pile up, promising I’d get to them eventually, whenever I felt like reading pretentious, dry and humorless reading on world affairs. But that day never really came. And so after about a year, my subscription ran out, and I traded it in for a sub to The New Yorker, which I happily devour each week. When I saw this delightful little pamphlet put out by the mag’s clearly-misguided marketing team, it only further confirmed my decision to get the eff away from the First World Order boy’s club that seems to be running the place. “Why should women be reading The Economist?” it queries, and answers, “They shouldn’t.” Instead! “Accomplished, influential people should read us. People like you.” Which of course, assumes that women couldn’tpossibly be accomplished or influential. (Ladies! I know, right?) Oh, old guard, you really got us there.  A better question might be ,”Why should anyone be readingThe Economist?” Because obviously, they really, really shouldn’t.

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