Posts tagged "sexist"

The Soapbox: Black Men, Is Chad Ochocinco Your Hero?

Chadvelyn, LosOcho and OchoSado: those were the three hybrid names that I came up with for my favorite reality TV couple, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson and Evelyn Lozada. But after only…

Erica Watson | August 16, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Gamer: Don’t Patronize Me With Your Video Game’s “Girlfriend Mode”

You’d think that by 2012 game designers would have stopped insulting our intelligence by giving us female characters with gigantic conical boobs and tiny there’s-no-way-she-has-any-internal-organs waists. You’d think they would…

Lauren Hunter | August 15, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Chelsea Handler Addresses Rumors She Slept Her Way To The Top

“I so didn’t, and I so don’t care about you asking about it.”
— That is Chelsea Handler’s response to a journalist for Marie Claire @Work asking her about…

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2012 - 8:30 am

Judge Not Sure “Pregnant Man” Is A Man

An Arizona judge is delaying the divorce of “the pregnant man” Tom Beatie, a trans man who was biologically born a woman, from his wife. The judge says he…

Jessica Wakeman | August 14, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Saudi Arabia Plans “Women-Only” Cities

Saudi Arabia plans to build several all-female industrial cities as a way for 5,000 businesswomen to be “separate but equal” alongside the country’s men without needing to intermigle. The…

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2012 - 5:20 pm

16-Year-Old Saudi Arabian Olympian Called “Prostitute” For Competing

Two women made history at the 2012 Olympics for being the first-ever female Saudi Arabians to compete in the Games.

But one of those young women, Wojdan Shakerkai,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Old Sexist Dude Concerned Olympic Athletes Are Unfeminine

“Broad-shouldered, flat-chested women with small hips; [they are] totally indistinguishable from men. Their breasts – the symbol of womanhood, motherhood – flattened into stubs as they were seen as mere…

Jessica Wakeman | August 10, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Female Reporters Are Jealous Of Ann Romney Because They Want A Pony, Too!

“You’re just jealous!”

It’s not just a playground taunt for 5th grade girls anymore. It’s also Fox News contributer Liz Trotta’s eye-roll-inducing comment on why female reporters —…

Jessica Wakeman | August 6, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin Described As A “Mean Girl”

Today, The Washington Post ran a column praising 17-year-old Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin as a tenacious athlete. In fact, you could describe columinist Sally Jenkins’ piece as gushing. So…

Jessica Wakeman | July 31, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Olivia Munn Addresses That Long Ago Controversy About Her Being On “The Daily Show”

“With ‘The Daily Show,’ I felt like [people criticizing her] were only satisfied when everyone fit into a certain box. “Pretty and stupid” — one box. “Smart and funny” —…

Jessica Wakeman | July 30, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Male Veterans Get Job Training, Female Veterans Get Knitting Class

A North Carolina ministry has been hit with a sex-discrimination complaint after it was found that it provides job training services in fields like truck driving and culinary arts…

Jessica Wakeman | July 27, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Grocery Store Launches “Man Aisle” In Dopey Publicity Stunt

Great publicity stunt, Westside Market NYC! You’ve launched a thousand feminist blogs into a tizzy about the “man aisle” in your grovery store, which is stocked with everything a dudely…

Jessica Wakeman | July 26, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Theme Park Gives Discount To Women In Miniskirts

A theme park in Guilin, China is giving a discount to women if they wear a skirt shorter than 38 centimeters. Merryland Resort’s Love Miniskirts discount runs for the next two…

Daley Quinn | July 21, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Some Jerk Is Making A List Of The Ugliest Women In Politics

Today in Stuff I Almost Don’t Want To Write About Because It Just Gives Them More Attention news:

Eric Golub, a “neoconservative comedian” and blogger for the conservative…

Jessica Wakeman | July 20, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Women On Hill Receive Significantly Less Than Their Male Counterparts

Today in BS: female Republican House staffers make a whopping $10,093.09 less than the male Republican House staff. Yes, you should read that number again: $10,093.09!

The Democrats…

Daley Quinn | July 15, 2012 - 10:30 am

German Mayor Helpfully Allocates Parking Spaces Just For Dudes. You Know, The Hard-To-Park Ones.

A sexist asshat German mayor has designated the “more challenging” parking spaces in the municipal garage for male drivers, because parking a car is so haaaard for us little-wittle-ladies. The…

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Pat Buchanan Hopes He’ll Never See A Woman President In His Lifetime

Recently fired from MSNBC due to his blatant racism, conservative commentator Pat Buchanan whipped out another sexist comment during an episode of “The McLaughlin Group” on Sunday, saying that he…

Daley Quinn | July 10, 2012 - 10:40 am

Republican Politician To Offer Class On “Posture, Deportment And Feminine Presence.” Yes, Seriously.

Update: 4p.m. Well, that was quick. State Senator Mary Marty Golden’s website has canceled the event. I guess you’ll have to learn your feminine wiles elsewhere. [New York Observer]

Jessica Wakeman | July 3, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Houston’s $5 “Pole Tax” Rubs Strip Clubs The Wrong Way (Ha, Ha)

Strip clubs in the fair city of Houston, Texas, will soon be hit with an interesting new tax: a $5-per-visitor tax which will go towards paying for a backlog of…

Jessica Wakeman | June 29, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Sexed-Up Science PSA Fails To Attract Potential Female Scientists

Women hold less than 25 percent of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) jobs within the field, and are less likely than males to work in a STEM occupation. But while I…

Daley Quinn | June 28, 2012 - 2:40 pm
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