Posts tagged "sexist"

Mommie Dearest: What If The Media Reported On Male Politicians Who Are Fathers Like It Reports On Wendy Davis?

When a woman attempts to find some semblance of “having it all,” she automatically becomes demonized. We can’t seem to rise up in the ranks — whether it’s in the…

Avital Norman Nathman | January 29, 2014 - 2:00 pm

“ANITA” Documentary Explores Anita Hill’s Sexual Harassment Nightmare

Many Frisky readers are too young to remember the 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Clarence Thomas, then a federal circuit judge. One name you might recall is Anita Hill.

Jessica Wakeman | January 28, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Ladies: Mike Huckabee Says If You Use Contraception, You Can’t Control Your Libido

“If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each…

Jessica Wakeman | January 23, 2014 - 3:30 pm

19-Year-Old Tennis Champ Eugenie Bouchard Asked Stupid/Sexist Question About Her Celebrity Dream Date

On Monday, 19-year-old Eugenie Bouchard of Montreal became the first Canadian tennis player in history to reach a Grand Slam semifinal. That’s pretty cool, right? But what inquiring minds

Jessica Wakeman | January 22, 2014 - 4:00 pm

The Olympics Thought Ski Jumping Was Bad For Your Delicate Lady Uterus

The 2014 Winter Olympics will be the first time ever that women’s ski jumping will be a sport. Previously, women were only allowed to test the courses for the men.

Jessica Wakeman | January 11, 2014 - 3:00 pm

The Year Of Women In Media: A (Depressing) Supercut

All year long, The Frisky has blogged about representations of women and girls in the media. And what a year it was! The Onion tweeting Quvenzhane Wallis a “cunt.” The…

Jessica Wakeman | December 5, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Why, Yes, This Is An Actual Ad For The D.C. Metro

Seriously, D.C. Metro? “Can’t we just talk about shoes?” [DCist via The Wire]
After Sasha Fleischman, a genderqueer/agender student in Oakland, California, was set on fire on a city

Jessica Wakeman | December 4, 2013 - 6:30 pm

She-Beast Zooey Deschanel Is A ‘Mean Girl’ Because She Acts Like A Boss And Makes Rules As “New Girl” Producer

The producer of a hit TV show makes rules that other people have to follow so filming doesn’t run behind. Running behind irritates this person. Time, after all, is money.

Jessica Wakeman | December 3, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Science Reporter Emily Graslie Reads Her Sexist Hate Mail

Meet Emily Graslie, the Chief Curiosity Officer of the Field Museum in Chicago. (Now that’s a job title I’d like to have!) She’s also the host of a YouTube series

Jessica Wakeman | December 2, 2013 - 5:00 pm

The Soapbox: Women Tell Dirty Jokes, Deal With It

Dear Variety Columnist Brian Lowry,

You wrote a negative review of Sarah Silverman’s new comedy special, “We Are Miracles,” which aired on HBO Saturday night.


Emily Winter | November 25, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Debate This: Is “Don’t Giggle” Really Terrible Advice For A Law Firm To Give Women?

Global law firm Clifford Chance is under fire for distributing a five-page memo to female employees with specific dress code critiques and advice for how to conduct themselves professionally.  Not…

Jessica Wakeman | October 31, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Texas Brewery Advertises Blonde Ale That “Goes Down Easy,” Offers Eyeroll-Inducing Defense Of How Funny It Is

Sex jokes and beer go together like bros and cluelessness. Case in point: Deep Ellum Brewery’s  Blonde Ale, which is features a blonde Kewpie doll on the can with the…

Jessica Wakeman | October 23, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Sexist French Politician Fined For Making Chicken Noises While His Female Colleague Was Speaking

What a load of chickenshit. Conservative French politician Philippe Le Ray has been fined $1,700 for making chicken noises at a female colleague while she spoke before the National Assembly…

Jessica Wakeman | October 10, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Frisky Rant: Don’t Assume I’m Taking My Husband’s Name

I got married on Friday. It is still all so very new that the wedding band on my finger distracts me every five seconds. It feels weird  — a blissfully…

Jessica Wakeman | October 7, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Literature Bro David Gilmour Isn’t Sexist, He Was Just Busy Speaking French When He Said Women Writers Suck

“I was having a conversation, in French, with a colleague while this young woman was doing this interview. So these were very much tossed-off remarks. … [T]his is a young…

Jessica Wakeman | September 26, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Literature Bro David Gilmour Doesn’t Teach Books Written By Women: “If You Want Women Writers Go Down The Hall”

“I’m not interested in teaching books by women. Virginia Woolf is the only writer that interests me as a woman writer, so I do teach one of her short stories.

Jessica Wakeman | September 25, 2013 - 2:15 pm

Illinois Pizzeria Offers Free Slices To Women Who Flash Their Boobs

A pizzeria in Illinois is under fire for offering free pizza to women who flash their boobs to the staff.  Drew’s Pizza near the University of Illinois-Champaign have since…

Jessica Wakeman | September 13, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Poll: Is The C-Word No Big Deal Or Totally Offensive?

Ohh, the C-word. We’ve had many discussions about how it’s used, why it’s used, where it came from and whether or not it’s offensive, but this morning, one Miley Cyrus…

Katie Oldenburg | September 5, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Iranian Woman Disqualified From Council Seat Because She Is “Too Attractive”

Nina Siahkali Moradi won an alternate seat in Qazvin, Iran city council elections fair and square. But male colleagues agree she’s “too attractive” to join them and have disqualified her from…

Daley Quinn | August 19, 2013 - 3:41 pm

Australian Politician Tony Abbott Calls Female Colleagues “Feisty” With “Sex Appeal”

“They’re young, they’re feisty, I think I can probably say have a bit of sex appeal, and they are just very very connected to the local area.”
– This is MP

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2013 - 6:00 pm
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