Posts tagged "sexist"

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…

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

Spike Lee’s List Of Essential Films Contains Exactly Zero Women

Spike Lee published the list of “Essential Films For Filmmakers” which he hands out on the first day every year in his NYU graduate film class. It’s a good…

Jessica Wakeman | August 6, 2013 - 7:30 pm

The Soapbox: On Using The C-Word

Anthony Weiner’s communications director calling a former intern a “cunt,” “slutbag” and other slurs is just one aspect of the choppy waters surrounding the sex scandal-ridden NYC mayoral candidate’s sinking…

Jessica Wakeman | August 1, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Pregnant Women Really Do Not Belong In Public, Turkish Leader Sensibly Points Out

You know what is just the worst? When pregnant ladies go out in public. Yeah, their selfless maternal giving and their miracle of life — it is really not something…

Jessica Wakeman | July 29, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Merrill Lynch Advises Female Employees To “Seduce” The Boys’ Club

I’m continually shocked by the amount of totally egregious sexist/racist/classist bullshit that people and companies are trying to pull. I understand that this is a tale as old as time,…

Julie Gerstein | July 27, 2013 - 2:00 pm

This 1962 Letter From NASA Says That No Girls Are Allowed In Space

Apparently in 1962, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (that’s NASA) had no interest in sending women into space. They were also pretty sure that they would never need such…

Mary Odell | July 10, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Not This Crap Again: London Mayor Boris Johnson Thinks Educated Women Need Still To Find Husbands

During the launch of the World Islamic Economic Forum, the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, spoke with Malaysian Prime Minister about the role of women in education. After the the…

Mary Odell | July 9, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Scottish Politician Boycotts Golf Tournament Because Club Doesn’t Admit Women

Last week, Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, announced that he will be sending a junior minister to the British Open, a prestigious golf tournament,  instead of attending it himself.

Mary Odell | July 5, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Iowa Court To Reconsider Fired-For-Flirting Sexual Discrimination Case

The Iowa Supreme Court will reconsider the sexual discrimination case of  Melissa Nelson, who was fired by her male boss James Knight. Knight was caught flirting with Nelson by…

Jessica Wakeman | June 28, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Danish Show “Blachman” Offers Unkempt Men’s Opinions On Naked Women

Take a good look at the picture of the two men posted here. Would you want the two of them to judge your naked body? On national television? Because that’s…

Julie Gerstein | May 3, 2013 - 11:40 am

“Vaginas” Is An Appropriate Euphemism For “Women,” According To New Hampshire Republican Politician

I’m tempted to respond like a fourth-grader and refer to New Hampshire State Representative Peter Hansen as “penis” for the rest of this post.  But unlike this “fairly well-educated” man,…

Sarah Gray | April 17, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Sexy Shoe Shines: Because Everything Has To Be Sexy Now

Men! Why get a shoe shine when you can get a seXXXy shoe shine? That seems to be the theory behind Star Shine NYC, a new New York City shoe…

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Marvel Sells “I Need A Hero” T Just For Women

It’s rad when women are into comics, a sphere that suffers under the stereotype of being just for the Kevin Smith set. So you’d think Marvel might want to encourage

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Leave It To Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia To Find The Bright Side Of Discrimination

“Every cloud has a silver lining, and one of the benefits of the exclusion of women from most professions was that we had wonderful teachers, especially the women who today…

Jessica Wakeman | April 10, 2013 - 2:20 pm

No, Selena Gomez Is Not “To Blame For Justin Bieber’s Behavior”

Celebrity gossip is not the place to look for nuance or thoughtfulness. A lot of it is downright sexist. Take, for example, today’s headline on New York Post gossip page’s…

Jessica Wakeman | April 4, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Guy Talk: On Being A Dude In A Sexist Society

Late last month, in the midst of several recent and prominent examples in the steady stream of stories about the challenges that women in the tech industry face, Complex.com published…

Dan Solomon | April 4, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Saudi Women Allowed To Ride Bikes, But Only While Wearing An Abaya & Accompanied By A Male Relative

Guess what everyone?! Saudi Arabia will reportedly now permit women to ride a bicycle in public … but only in parks … and only while accompanied by a male…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Sexism Fail: NY Times Remembers NASA Jet Propulsion Scientist As “World’s Best Mom”

Yvonne Brill, 88, died last week in New Jersey. According to her New York Times obituary, which ran on Saturday, her standout accomplishments were the eight years she took off…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Sexist Job Listing Only Wants You If You’re Female, Attractive & Under 25

Sexism in the workplace is manifested in a slew of ways: pay inequality, dress code regulations, getting hit on by your boss. In this case, on the site Australia InfoMine,…

Sarah Gray | March 22, 2013 - 9:20 am

Developer Evangelist Adria Richards Fired After Tweeting About Sexual Jokes At Tech Conference

Developer evangelist Adria Richards has been fired from her job at SendGrid after she tweeted a picture of a developer cracking sexual innuendo-filled jokes behind her at a recent tech…

Jessica Wakeman | March 21, 2013 - 2:00 pm
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