Super influential journalist Gay Talese was recently asked which female writers inspired him at a convention at Boston University. His response was a disappointing “I didn’t know any women writers that I loved.” He explained that female journalists weren’t interested in “uneducated” or “anti-social” types when Talese was young and new to the field. Boy… READ MORE »
This male comedian dressed up as a woman for a few hours and then received hundreds of creepy, unsolicited messages by gross guys.While I do believe this guy’s heart was probably in the right place, I find this sort of gimmick to be very annoying. He’s getting a lot of attention for this prank while… READ MORE »
Donald Trump is running a sexist campaign, according to a former staffer in Iowa who has filed a discrimination complaint. Elizabeth Mae Davidson says the Trump campaign paid men more than women for doing the same job and wouldn’t let women plan or speak at rallies, reports the New York Times. The 26-year-old, who was fired… READ MORE »
Conservative pundits were concerned that a reception for Pope Francis was intended to “embarrass” him because – oh no – there were religious leaders who were gay, transgender, and supportive of the Affordable Care Act despite its birth control mandate. Mike Huckabee even said that “welcoming a pro-life, pro-marriage leader at the White House with a crowd… READ MORE »
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (the five worst words in the world, there) has turned his sights briefly away from appraising Carly Fiorina’s looks and taking digs at the other male Republican contenders to focus on what really matters — spouting horse dung about Hillary Clinton.
First, at a rally in South Carolina,… READ MORE »
A new study shows that male gamers who harass female gamers are literally losers. The study, conducted by researchers Michael Kasumovic and Jeffrey Kuznekoff, looked at interactions between Halo 3 players. It turned out that men generally interacted cordially with each other regardless of their skill level, and that highly-skilled male players interacted well with… READ MORE »
Remember all of those GoDaddy ads that featured NASCAR driver Danica Patrick fake-stripping? PETA had no problem with those. Those were fine. But once GoDaddy created an ad that featured a woman selling a puppy on a GoDaddy-hosted site, A LINE WAS CROSSED. Of course, PETA’s rationale for their objection was as thin as their… READ MORE »
Gwyneth Paltrow, who loves juice cleanses and is responsible for bringing the term “conscious uncoupling” to the mainstream, is no stranger to insults. The skinny, rich, blonde Hollywood star gets plenty of flak for her lifestyle brand GOOP, where she sells eco-friendly nail polish and monogrammable reclaimed-wood skateboards while sharing stories from her fabulous life… READ MORE »
Florida State University suspended star quarterback Jameis Winston for the first half of an upcoming game on Saturday after he stood up on a table on campus and yelled “Fuck her right in the pussy!” The school called his behavior — which is apparently part of some dumb meme — “offensive and vulgar.” [New York Times; Deadspin]… READ MORE »
Two Hollywood legends passed this week — Robin Williams, 63, on Monday morning, and Lauren Bacall, 89, on Tuesday night. They died in extremely different ways, but both were household names who’d been in numerous iconic films. These two deaths are being handled very differently — Bacall’s obituaries and remembrances are far more focused on… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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.” READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
“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… READ MORE »
It’s not often that a story about sexism ends with something really wonderful happening.
Daniel McCawley, the owner of Atomic Grill in Morgantown, West Virginia, read a comment on the restaurant rating site Urban Spoon saying that his waitresses should “show some more skin.” Gross, right? So McCawley actually did it … sort… READ MORE »