Posts tagged "sexist"

Everyone Calm Down, The Catholic Church Is Still Sexist And Homophobic

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 24, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Trump Calls Hillary Clinton “Shrill” And Claims She’s The Real Birther

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 24, 2015 - 9:30 am

Gamers Who Harass Women Are Literally Losers, Says New Study

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 21, 2015 - 9:29 am

PETA Made Me Do It: The 7 Types Of Sexist PETA Ads That Turned Me To Meat

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 28, 2015 - 4:50 pm

The Soapbox: “Smug” Is Just A More Polite Way To Say “Bitch”

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…

Lilit Marcus | September 26, 2014 - 12:00 pm

FSU Suspends Jameis Winston For Half A Game For Yelling “Fuck Her Right In The Pussy” On Campus

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2014 - 6:00 pm

The Soapbox: I’m A Feminist Who Loves Miss America And That’s OK

This weekend, Kira Kazantsev from New York won the 88th Miss America pageant at Atlantic City, which was inevitably followed by a slew of blog posts viciously skewering Kazantsev and the…

EJ Dickson | September 16, 2014 - 1:30 pm

It’s A Shame That Some Obituaries Focus On Lauren Bacall’s Beauty & Love Life Over Her Talent

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Ladies, Get A Pap Smear To Become A Teacher In Sao Paulo, Brazil

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 12, 2014 - 5:00 pm

True Story: I’m A Woman Who Gets “Man Flu”

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…

Phylisa Wisdom | August 8, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Nine West Sells Shoes For The Only Occasions In A Woman’s Life That Matter: Getting Married And Having Kids

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 6, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Women Still Aren’t Allowed To Compete In The Tour De France

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | July 16, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Customer Asks Restaurant’s Waitresses To “Show Some More Skin,” Owner Has Awesome Response

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 20, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Jill Abramson, The NYTimes’ First Female Executive Editor Was Fired — What Does This Mean For The Rest Of Us?

Yesterday afternoon, the news broke that Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The New York Times and the first-ever woman to hold that position, was leaving her position. Managing editor…

Jessica Wakeman | May 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Not This Crap Again: Phyllis Schlafly Says Women Should Be Paid Less So We Find Husbands

It’s about time human mothball Phyllis Schlafly got tucked away in the attic of history. But somehow, someway, the anti-feminist and founder of the uber-conservative Eagle Forum is still sharing…

Jessica Wakeman | April 17, 2014 - 4:30 pm

New York Times Magazine Comes Up With World’s Most Creative Cover For An Article About Female Politician

Why does the mainstream media have to ask if politicians who are also mothers can “have it all”? We never ask if dads can “have it all”; instead, we…

Jessica Wakeman | February 12, 2014 - 11:20 am

This Awesome Recreation Of A 1981 LEGO Ad Says Everything You Need To Know About Sexist Toy Marketing

Maybe you saw this 1981 gender-neutral LEGO ad (left) the first time around. Or maybe you saw it more recently, going viral on the Internet to underscore how advertising for…

Claire Hannum | February 11, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Kenyan Politician On Single Women: “If You Are 35 And Don’t Have A Husband, There Is Something Wrong”

“If you are 35 and don’t have a husband, there is something wrong. … We will start demanding that you are married before you are elected.  … You young ladies:…

Jessica Wakeman | February 9, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Study: White Men Are Still The Preferred Guest For Sunday Morning Talk Shows

Just in case you were under the assumption “we don’t need feminism anymore”: today brings us an analysis study by Media Matters For America about the demographics of the Sunday…

Jessica Wakeman | January 30, 2014 - 4:30 pm
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