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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

Taylor Swift Isn’t “Clingy, Insane, Desperate”

“For a female to write about her feelings, and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her,…

Jessica Wakeman | March 5, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Mexican Town Bans Slutty, Slutty Miniskirts & Gay, Gay Cross-Dressing

Because no man in the history of the world has ever been able to control his rape-alicious sexual urges, a Mexican town has banned women from wearing slutty, slutty miniskirts.

Jessica Wakeman | February 28, 2013 - 9:40 am

“Feminist” Ex-Politician Louise Mensch Now Runs Fashion Site “Unfashionista” With Tips On “Man-Pleasing”

Once upon a time, a woman named Louise Mensch was an MP for Britain’s Tory political party. Last summer, Mensch suddenly resigned [last item], saying she could not juggle her young…

Jessica Wakeman | February 25, 2013 - 11:40 am

Why Are People Shocked That A Pretty, Blonde, 16-Year-Old Girl Is A Genius?

There’s a plot for a romantic comedy in here somewhere: a 16-year-old British girl named Lauren Marbe has scored 161 on a MENSA test, ranking her intelligence higher than Stephen…

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Movie Reviewer Calls Melissa McCarthy A “Hippo”

Score! “Bridesmaids” star Melissa McCarthy’s got three movies coming down the pipeline … [Hollywood Reporter]
… but that didn’t stop a New York Observer movie reviewer from referring…

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2013 - 10:40 am

Mommie Dearest: Mom Vs. Dad — Who Takes The Lead?

New York Times’ writers KJ Dell’Antonia and Bruce Feiler recently went head to head over parenting for the latest “Room For Debate.” Their discussion focused on whether moms or dads

Avital Norman Nathman | February 4, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Girls Take No Cursing Pledge At NJ Catholic School

A New Jersey Catholic high school is under fire for asking girl students to take a no-swearing pledge for 30 days because it says, “We want ladies to act like…

Jessica Wakeman | February 4, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Oh No, This Hillary Clinton New York Post Cover Isn’t Sexist At All!

Presented without comment. …

Jessica Wakeman | January 24, 2013 - 11:20 am

CUNY Accused Of Discriminating Against Pregnant Student

The City University of New York has been cited with a complaint to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights for allowing the discrimination against a 27-year-old…

Jessica Wakeman | January 17, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Pat Robertson Basically Tells A Kid His Parents’ Marriage Is Dissolving Because The Mother Is Ugly

“The romance is obviously going out of the marriage. You know, it may be your mom isn’t as sweet as you think she is; she may be kind of hard-nosed.

Jessica Wakeman | January 15, 2013 - 4:40 pm

ESPN’s Jemele Hill Tweet Photo Of Her Sexist, Racist Hate Mail

Last week, ESPN sportscaster Jemele Hill, who is black, shared on Twitter a horrifically racist and sexist letter that she received from a viewer. It’s pretty fucking awful. [Clutch

Jessica Wakeman | January 7, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Swaziland Criminalizes Miniskirts, So Sluts Don’t Tempt Men To Assault Them

Police in Swaziland are now enforcing an 1889 law against “immoral” dressing and will arrest any woman who incites a complaint by wearing a miniskirt, low-rise jeans, or crop tops…

Jessica Wakeman | December 26, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Beware: Your Boss Can Fire Your Flirty Ass

I will never so much as smile at my boss Amelia again. Why? Because the Iowa Supreme Court ruled today that an employer can fire an employee that he or…

Jessica Wakeman | December 22, 2012 - 3:00 pm

UPDATE: Black Meteorologist Fired For Responding To Racist Facebook Posts, Including One About Her Hair

UPDATE: HuffPost has a copy of an email sent by KTBS to employees regarding the company’s “guidelines” (as they put it) for using social media — which Lee confirmed she…

Jessica Wakeman | December 12, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Women In Military Shouldn’t Disrupt “Band Of Brothers” By Serving In Combat Roles, Retired General Writes

A male retired Army general penned an op-ed for the Washington Post about why women should not openly serve in combat roles, which apparently seems to stem from wanting…

Jessica Wakeman | December 7, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Barbie Now Has Her Own Construction Site

When I was a little girl, playing LEGOs with my little brother was far from appealing. Not only did I have no interest in hanging out with him anyway, but…

Daley Quinn | December 6, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Bangladesh Woman Forced To Remarry Husband After He Threw Acid In Her Face

As if dealing with a cheating and violent husband is not enough to endure, a Bangladeshi woman had acid thrown into her face by her husband when she dared to…

Daley Quinn | November 28, 2012 - 3:40 pm
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